Macomb Community College Nursing 2014

  1. Let's share our experiences !!! I just wanted to start a page for those who are getting ready for Macomb Nursing program 2014.

    I actually applied this year(2013) for the first time. Unfortunately I was't accepted, but I am hoping to be accepted next year! I want to share my experiences, and meet people who are also applying.

    I have completed all the prerequisites, and I plan to retake the Hesi test sometime this year.


    Last edit by Joe V on Mar 29, '18
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  3. by   DeannaThomas
    hi i am preparing to take the hesi jan 8 to enroll in the program for the feb deadline. I was just wondering since you already have taking the hesi what all exams are we tested on. what is the hesi like.... how is the vocabulary ? Is there any vocabulary words that i should know of im nervous and scared at the same time . lol any information would be much needed
  4. by   a.carolina
    Hello there! I'm retaking the hesi on jan 8th as well!! Well, you need to me prepared for math, english( grammar, interpretation/reading, vocabulary), a&p. it is not extremely hard, but it's a long test. There is a really book to study from " hesi admission assessment - elsevier" this is the book I have been using to study, it is pretty good and covers pretty much all we need to know. ( amazon has it) study vocabulary, that's the area I did the worst last time, so I have been speeding time looking through the list of word that are given in the book. I didn't do so well last time, so I am hoping I get better score this time. Have u finished all the prerequisites? Glad u replied to this thread!! I m excited to meet people who are applying for next years program
  5. by   a.carolina
    And don't be scared, you will be fine, if you get the book you will see that the test is not that bad, it is just a lot of material, but hopefully we should be fine
  6. by   kuvzooheej
    Hi all!

    I decided last year that I wanted to pursue a degree in nursing (instead of pursuing a psychology degree). I am taking microbiology and intro to nursing this Fall semester and then take the HESI in January which should complete all the pre-requisites for me.

    The book looks like it'd be a good idea since I'll be needing all the help I can get. How long did you study with (or without) the book before the exam? And did you feel the book helped you significantly when taking the test?

    I had a friend who scored a 92 on the HESI and had an overall 4.0 GPA on the pre-requisites and was accepted. I'm curious if anyone knows the range of the HESI scores or the GPA that get accepted?
  7. by   Bbett
    Hi! I start the program in August and I think that the Hesi book was a huge help. I only needed to study from that book. As far as scores go I know someone with a 3.4 and a 90 hesi that got in! Although lower scores are a later start. You can start in August October January or Febuary.
  8. by   Bbett
    *March not February. And to answer more of your questions I studied the book 3 times. The third time being the night before the exam. A huge tip would be to memorize the conversions. I put them in order on a piece of paper and practiced writing them until I could write them over and over again. As soon as you sit down in the HESI testing room they give you scrap paper so you can write down your conversions and use it on the test. They WILL ask you every conversion o this was a huge help for me. Also don't put a huge emphasis on anatomy. They only asked 15 of those and I did poorly and still got a 90.
  9. by   a.carolina
    I am only using the book! the first time I didn't do so well because I took the Hesi two day after a crazy semester was over, so I did have enough time to review.
  10. by   a.carolina
    bayliednell I am excited for you!!!
  11. by   kuvzooheej
    Thanks for the info! And congratulations bayliedynell. I'm excited to apply but nervous at the same time. I spoke to my friend and she said the anatomy section was general and not so much specific like the labs.

    Could I ask your GPA? If I get an A in both microbio and intro, my GPA should be a 3.7 but I'm afraid I won't do well in microbio (I'm taking it at Wayne State) which means to make myself still a good candidate, I would have to do well on the HESI.

    Also, the HESI is taken on the computer, right? Are questions timed?

    I'm excited but I'm also extremely nervous.
  12. by   Bbett
    I'm not sure how much info you know, so if I'm repeating anything I'm not trying to be repetitive. So it doesn't take your whole GPA it is only the GPA of Intro micro English and anatomy. Anatomy holds more weight since its 6 credits. I was 3.866 and a 90 hesi. I ranked 53 but since some people chose to start later I got bumped up into the 40 that start in January. Have you taken Intro? It's harder than I had anticipated and actually requires a lot of studying. Also are you 1000000% sure your micro class is going to transfer correctly. I know a TON of people that are having problems with this.
    You have 4 hours to complete the hesi. There is a calculator on the computer that you are allowed to use. I finished in just under 2 hours and nobody in my group took the full time. Also you get to pick in which order you take the test.
  13. by   Bbett
    I meant the 40 that start in August. Also I see now that you said you haven't taken intro. Make sure not to expect it to be easy. I took it at the same time as micro and didn't have enough time to study for it.
  14. by   kuvzooheej
    Yeah, I used an online GPA calculator to see what my possible outcomes were, that's where I came up with the 3.7. And I definitely checked the transferability from WSU to MCC, lol, I didn't want to give myself any more stress. WSU has this awesome transfer equivalency thing to see what transfers and what doesn't.

    To be honest, I was kind of expecting intro to be easy (based off what my friend had said), but my microbio class is what I'm more worried about. My fianc also took microbio at WSU and he said the workload was very demanding (lab and lecture). My intro class doesn't start until October, so I'm hoping I'll get a handle on microbio by then to get ready for the intro class.

    I'm happy that my last days of the semester will be December 13th which will give me a little over three weeks to prepare for the HESI. I do plan to do a little bit of studying throughout the semester but definitely will focus on it after classes end.