MDC Nursing Spring 2019

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emart265, ASN

51 Posts

I am taking the HESI in 2 weeks (couldn't do it in March too much school work that month) what order would you advise to take each section?

MOONNightNURSE

194 Posts

I took the most difficult. To me that was chemistry. Because you just had breakfast and everything is fresh in your brain :) í ¾í· Good luck!

emart265, ASN

51 Posts

Thanks that's exactly what I did and it worked out pretty good I got a 91%

MOONNightNURSE

194 Posts

That's awesome! Congratulations!!!!

emart265, ASN

51 Posts

Hey quick question which books exactly do you use for the first semester I'm basically planning to buy them and start reading as solo as I get that acceptance email. Thanks again for all your tips very helpful

MOONNightNURSE

194 Posts

The lab book we hardly used cause it was mostly taught to us. I would recommend just renting the lab book when you get the syllabus.

The pharmacology book Olsen, J. L, Giangrasso, A. P., Shrimpton, D. M., & Dillon, P. M. (2016). Medical dosage

calculations (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

I received an email Jan 3rd with the syllabus and a pretest (which is basic math) due the first day of class. If you are generic full time hopefully you'll have Tomlinson which is an AMAZING professor. She is very organized and likes things her way but honestly she wants you to learn and the way she teaches is phenomenal. You'll have influential teachers in your lifetime. I can honestly say that I'm my BA in FIU I had 2 and in MDC I've had two. She is one of them. About the 3rd class she will teach you her methods. Don't try to do anything different than her method. People try to fight it and by the third test of you don't do her method you won't beat the time of 2 min per question.....trust me. I got A's in every test except the third that I got a 79 and that was using her method which saved me!!!!!

She asks that you read ahead but in my opinion from reading ahead, it confuses you and the way she teaches is different from the book. Wait for her lectures and then afterwards do the problems and read. Good luck!!!!

emart265, ASN

51 Posts

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer I had been looking for info like this and there is nothing it has helped a lot and I hope it helps someone else too thanks again

mcastillo

19 Posts

Hello all! I couldn't find any other thread consisting of 2019 Spring applicants, so I figured I'd write here. I'm enrolled for summer's intro to healthcare course, my last prerequisite, and will be simultaneously studying for the HESI exam which I hear is similar to the TEAS exam. The one exception I'm seeing is that they include some chemistry which I didn't witness much in the TEAS exam. This brings me to the questions: are there any preferred books to study from? Also, is a 3.56 science GPA competitive enough for acceptance?

emart265, ASN

51 Posts

Use the ELsevier book it's made by the exam makers and use the pocket prep app for the hesi

MOONNightNURSE

194 Posts

I would say so. A friend of mine that is in the. MDC program with me has a 3.1 and was accepted. Study for chemistry though because it does include the same amount of questions as A&P if I remember correctly. It was the one I did the worst in because I didn't focus on it too much.

melissah416

240 Posts

Hello I am trying to apply for January 2019 I just received my Lpn license so trying to get into the Lpn to rn transition online program what do you guys recommend to prep for the hesi ? I feel chemistry and biology might be my weaker subjects I plan on doing the tutoring Miami dade offers for sciences

MCuadra

10 Posts

Hello, I just finished with the pre-requisites this summer. I got Hesi 79.43 and GPA 3.43, but I think is not good enough because there are better grades, so I will take Hesi again. I saw many students have plan B since they applied to other universities or colleges. For now, I only applied to Miami Dade College full time generic for spring 2019. Which college or university would you recommend me to apply??, just in case I get not accepted at MDC nursing program.