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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    ConSola26: For amnesty students, My advice is please contact your director of nursing. He/ She should be able to tell you the next step. Also try to get in touch with other amnesty students. Logitech10: I believe that you can apply for RN with the classes you have already taken. You also need to take Micro biology with the 2 Anatomy classes. I'm not sure if there are any additional requirements. I perfer going straight to the RN program, saves time reapplying again. My suggestion is try to complete all your pre- reqs before you start ANY nursing program. Because nursing is very tough and requires a lot. Another food for thought, Start practicing NCLEX style questions when ever you have time.
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    :):):) I'm very happy to see people from the past years being able to graduate. Honestly, All this has been a miracle from God. We are all blessed. My advice to everyone is never loose hope and keeping fighting for what you believe in. Many rejected us support, including our own friends and classmate. So it was a painful journey too. But we are all here now. Congrats to all future nurses, and now Let's study our butts off for NCLEX!!!
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    New danger: I really don't know what they are planning on doing for the New students or finishing students. I'm hoping what ever they come up with is fair.
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    I don't think so. ( . It;s only for City Colleges of Chicago.
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    We were not against the Hesi exam either. We were against the way it was being used against the students and ruining their lives. I am so happy that since the policy has changed , many students will get their degrees and move on with their lives.
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    GRETCH26: Thanks for posting our petition and passing it on. I thank Rico from our group for making that. Well we wont be needing it now!!!!
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    the hesi exam is officially abolished and we are now all able to graduate!!! students that should have graduated in may 2010 will graduate on aug. 11 2010. the other students from 2005-2009 are given another date. it did not happen over night. it was a group effort from students from malclom x college that made it happen. i was involved in that group. we started on this process a week after may 10th. we made flyers, we protested, and we met with the chancellor and her cheif of staff. we addressed all our concerns. we also did research on the exam and provided documents on the exam and how it was being abused. we asked help from other students from other city colleges. some students from olive harvey came out to help us in our quest. most students from other schools criticized us and said, " nothing will happen... it's a waste of time". " they do this type of stuff every year". still we did not give up!!! i thank my group and especially our group leader almarie who organized the whole thing. i'm am sooo happy that i was a part of this accomplishment . i thank the chancellor for listening to us and making this happen. she is an amazing person!!!! this is proof that dreams do happen as long as people stay determined and never give up!!! check your ccc e-mail. here is the official letter [color=#2e3436]june 25, 2010 to: ccc nursing students - class of 2010 from: chancellor cheryl l. hyman re: nursing comprehensive examination first, let me thank you for sharing your concerns and experiences about the nursing program and bringing the issues surrounding the comprehensive examination to my attention. i appreciate your professionalism and the research you have provided on this issue. your persistence and determination are great attributes that will serve you well in your careers. after consultation with the college presidents and review of national policies and best practices relating to nursing programs, i have made a decision about the issues you have shared with me. my concerns for all programs at city colleges of chicago are outcomes and student success, so i will be involved in evaluating the district's nursing programs to ensure that there is a quality curriculum and students are prepared for the city's nursing jobs. this will not all be done in a short time, but i assure you that positive changes will occur. there were some inconsistencies in the timing at which students were asked to sign acknowledgments of the city colleges of chicago academic policy pertaining to the nursing comprehensive examination this year, and the best solution is to allow the 2010 class to receive their degrees. therefore, students who were enrolled under the current policy and on track to graduate in may 2010 will be allowed to obtain their associate in applied science degree in nursing. the official degree completion date will be may 2010. the deadline date for applying for graduation is friday, july 30th, 2010. the nursing directors at your college will be available to assist you in this process. for students completing this summer 2010, they will be required to complete the required comprehensive review and test according to their summer schedule. this policy change will only apply to students who've successfully completed the nursing program in calendar year 2010, former nursing students will be addressed later in this document. i will continue to review other preparatory courses and to consult experts to ensure that we have high standards in the program. in order to obtain their degrees, students will need to meet all of the requirements for the associate in applied science degree in nursing and must apply for graduation. there is no fee for applying for graduation or participation in the ceremony. the degree criteria require a total of 70 credit hours: 14 hours of prerequisites, 41 hours of nursing core courses, and 15 hours of general education courses. once the applied science application has been approved by the college, the student will then be eligible to receive his or her nursing state board application. the college will assist you with this process. we have planned a summer graduation ceremony and pinning on august 11, 2010 at malcolm x college for you and your families. the event will start at 6:30 p.m. there is no limit on the number of friends and family who can attend the ceremony. please rsvp with your nursing director if you plan on participating in the ceremony. you will receive more detailed information about the graduation from the nursing directors. i strongly encourage you to work hard to prepare for the state nursing examination and to take a review course, offered by ccc. ccc is offering a state licensure test-taking and review course this summer at no cost to students. for those enrolled, we encourage you to stay in the course and to continue to enhance your skills for the state nursing examination. if you are interested, please ask the nursing director for the schedule. students are welcome to attend the day or evening sessions. the presidents and i have been researching best practices and have found that some nursing programs use different products for exit exams while others use them for assessment. i am still in the evaluation stage, so there has been no decision about how hesi or any other examination will be used in the future. for students who have completed the program between 2005 and 2010, there will be a one- time amnesty based on the following criteria: completion of all nursing course requirements for the catalogue year of entrance to nursing program, completion of graduation requirements for an associates in applied science degree according to catalogue year, completion of a nursing review course (at the student's cost) between now and december 31, 2010, and that the student owes no debt to the city colleges of chicago. students who want to participate in the nclex review this summer july 14, 15, and 16th at mxc will need to let their nursing director know by july 9, 2010. in order to receive the certificate of completion, the student will need to participate the entire three days of the review. amnesty students will need to identify themselves to the appropriate director of nursing by september 1, 2010 and will have until december 31, 2010 to complete the above requirements. if you have any questions about these changes, please send an email to me or talk to the president of your college. the presidents have been very involved in this process and want you to be successful. i will be working very closely with them on this issue. again, thank you for choosing the city colleges of chicago to obtain your nursing degree and thank you for bringing to my attention issues related to our program. good luck and i look forward to seeing you at graduation.
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    No, Hesi being cancelled is not a rumor!!! It is in the works. We are just waiting for the letter.
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    Thank You, We are a big group working together. Please pass it on to nursing students and working nurses. We need all the support we can get.
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    There is no real way to study for this exam. Most students that pass the exam say they passed because of their luck and the grace of God. Either way, each is to their own. But I'm not going to let this stop me from graduating!!!
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    WE NEED SUPPORT!!! PLEASE PASS ON!!! Let Us Change the City Colleges of Chicago Academic Policy for the Nursing Program Petition
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    Maybe 6 is coming out next, but I'm not taking it
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    Well, even though we were 1st time Hesi takers we were given V4.
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    I didn't create the posting. Sorry if it offended you.
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    City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam

    RE: City Colleges of Chicago and HESI exit exam DEAR FELLOW NURSES ON MAY 10TH 2010 NURSING STUDENTS OF CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO WERE RAPED BY THE UNLAWFUL, TERRORIZING HESI EXAM. AS RAPE VICTIMS WE CANNOT BE SILENT, IF WE REMAIN SILENT THE NEXT THING FOR A RAPE VICTIM IS MURDER. WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN AGAIN. A PROTEST IS BEING ORGANIZED FOR ALL CCC NURSING STUDENT, WE NEED TO SHOW OURSELVES IN NUMBERS. STEP ONE: everyone please call this number 800 573 4604 this is the number to the ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT REQUEST HOT LINE. when you call please state what took place on Monday(especially the amount of people that failed). also state how the directors of nursing have chosen to do nothing. please tell them how is it possible to complete 2 yrs of nursing school, pass all your class, and simply because you of failing an exam that is supposed to be used as an assessment tool you cannot graduate???? HESI is supposed to asses your knowledge base in relation to the NCLEX. MOST IMPORTANTLY TELL THEM TO GIVE OUR TEACHERS, and Directors of nursing THE HESI EXAM. They are incapable of passing the exam. STEP TWO: there will be a meeting at this location 3346 WEST 16TH STREET ON THE INTERSECTION OF HOMAN. on Friday May 14th at 2pm all nursing students of CCC are invited. For more info call this number 773 407 1537. Please inform every Student that you know is affected by this. We want to organize our protest. WHAT HAPPENED ON MAY 10TH 2010 HAPPENED FOR A REASON. WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO LET HESI TERRORIZE US. IT IS UNGODLY AND UNJUST. A DRASTIC PROBLEM NEEDS A DRASTIC SOLUTION. WITH PRAYERS, UNITY AND ACTION WE CAN MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN.
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