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Tidewater Community College finds HESI Respiratory Care Exit Exam prepares students for national exam

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Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia, offers an Associate of Applied Sciences: Respiratory Therapy degree, which prepares students to become a certified or registered respiratory therapist through successful completion the Therapist Multiple-Choice (TMC®) Examination from the National Board of Respiratory Care. The Respiratory Care Program, which takes six semesters to complete, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. 

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The college’s faculty have found that the HESI Respiratory Care Exit Exam prepares students to take the national exam by creating a realistic simulation of computer-based testing using high-quality test questions. The HESI Respiratory Care Exit Exam reflects the Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination implemented in 2015.

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Manor College finds HESI Veterinary Technology Exit Exam prepares students for VTNE®

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Manor College in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, offers an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology that prepares students to become a certified veterinary technician by successfully completing the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). The Program of Veterinary Technology has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1992.  

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Faculty in the college’s veterinary technology program have found that the HESI Veterinary Technology Exit Exam prepares students to take the VTNE by providing a realistic simulation of computer-based testing using high-quality test questions.

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Milwaukee Area Technical College dean says HESI helped achieve 100% NCLEX pass rate

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The School of Health Sciences at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin offers an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Diploma in Practical Nursing. The nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and have about 400 full-time nursing students. 

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The nursing program in the School of Health Sciences had been placed on probation in the past because of declining student pass rates on the NCLEX exam. After the school implemented HESI Review & Testing as part of its improvement plan, pass rates steadily increased to 100%.

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HESI helps boost ARRT exam pass rate for graduates of Heartland Community College Radiography Program

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Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Radiography. The program, which follows recommendations from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, has a completion rate of 87 percent. Of those who complete the program, 93 percent have a job within six months of graduation.  

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Since implementing the HESI Radiography Exit Exam in 2009, the Radiography Department has seen student pass rates for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Board exam increase from 89 percent in 2009 to 100 percent in 2012.

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HESI helps students at Ivy Tech Community College prepare for Certified Dental Assisting exam

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Ivy Tech Community College in Anderson, Indiana offers a one-year technical certificate program in dental assisting. Credits earned can be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree. The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. 

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The Dental Assisting Program has found the HESI Dental Assisting Exit Exam helps prepare students for the Dental Assisting National Board’s (DANB) Certified Dental Assisting (CDA) Exam. After the program implemented HESI, 100% of students passed the exam.

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HESI helps students at West Kentucky Community & Technical College prepare for Radiography board exam

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West Kentucky Community & Technical College in Paducah offers an Associate Degree in Applied Science Radiography, and in 2012 was named for the second year as one of 10 finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Over the past five years, 80% to 85% of graduates of the Radiography program were employed 6 months after graduation.

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The Radiography Program has found the HESI Radiography Exit Exam helps prepare students for the ARRT board exam and correlates well with results.

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HESI Medical Assisting Exit Exam significantly boosts certification exam pass rate for Medical Assistants at Nebraska Methodist College

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Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) in Omaha offers a 12-month certificate program for Medical Assistants that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs on the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment. The program offers administrative and clinical experiences based in the classroom, lab, and a supervised 10-week externship. About 18 students complete the program each year. 

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Adding the HESI Medical Assisting Exit Exam to NMC’s Medical Assistant program increased the certificate exam pass rate from about 70% to 94%. Students take the exam three months before graduation to allow sufficient time for remediation.

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HESI credited with Western Kentucky University School of Nursing’s 100% NCLEX® pass rate for four consecutive semesters

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The Western Kentucky University School of Nursing in Bowling Green offers ASN, BSN, MSN, and DNP programs, including entry level BSN, RN to BSN, and BSN for second-degree students. The school also offers post-masters certification in a nursing specialty. 

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Since making HESI part of its curriculum, Western Kentucky University School of Nursing has achieved a 100% NCLEX pass rate for four consecutive semesters. A positive attitude and integration of HESI products are seen as keys to success.

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HESI benefits include well-prepared students and higher pass rates at Purdue University Calumet

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The School of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana offers BSN, accelerated BSN for second-degree students, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN undergraduate programs and clinical nurse specialist, family nurse practitioners, nurse executive, and post-graduate certificate graduate programs. 

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Since implementing HESI in 2002, Purdue University Calumet has boosted its first-time NCLEX pass rates, and continued integration of HESI into the curriculum has fostered student confidence while helping to maintain high pass rates.

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Long-term experience with HESI pays off in high NCLEX pass rates and effective outcomes evaluation at University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Department of Nursing

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Department of Nursing offers an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program. The hybrid BSN program includes online delivery with scheduled faculty-student-class meetings either online or face-to-face. 

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Department of Nursing has incorporated HESI into its ASN program for more than a decade, resulting in ongoing data analysis of students and curriculum, early identification of students who need help, and high NCLEX first-pass and retake rates.

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Towson University credits HESI as valuable learning package for nursing students

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Towson University is the second largest university in Maryland. Its Department of Nursing offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing. 

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Towson University finds HESI superior to the testing product it previously used and incorporates the HESI suite as a complete learning package to give their students the best opportunity to pass NCLEX.

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Full HESI curriculum integration—including a standardized remediation process—boosts Marshall University nursing students’ NCLEX success

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Marshall University College of Health Professions, School of Nursing, in Huntington, W.Va., offers associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees in nursing. 

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Marshall has integrated the complete suite of HESI Testing & Remediation products into its curriculum to achieve NCLEX passing rates in the 90s. Having an established policy for using HESI, including a detailed remediation plan, has been a key part of that success.

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HESI reports help develop students and curriculum at University of Evansville Department of Nursing

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Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Evansville, Indiana, offers a four-year baccalaureate degree. Students are admitted directly into the nursing program during their freshman year and have the opportunity to study nursing abroad without extending graduation time. 

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The University of Evansville uses HESI individual and aggregate HESI reports for student remediation and to assess and improve their nursing

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Total integration of HESI helps St Johns River State College improve their nursing students’ opportunity for NCLEX and career success

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St. Johns River State College, which has three campuses in Florida (Palatka, St. Augustine, and Orange Park), offers an associate degree in nursing. 

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St. Johns River completely integrates HESI—from admission to exit exam—into its nursing program so students are well positioned to pass NCLEX and begin their career.

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HESI builds students’ critical thinking skills at Florida International University College of Nursing & Health Sciences

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The College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Florida International University in Miami offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree programs in nursing. FIU has over 4,000 nursing graduates. 

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FIU uses HESI products as part of the admission process and throughout its baccalaureate nursing program. Faculty report HESI helps build students’ critical thinking skills and HESI’s remediation reports help students to identify and improve on their areas of weakness to attain their highest potential. 

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Strategic use of case studies and testing improves Widener’s NCLEX scores

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Widener University School of Nursing, Chester, Pa., offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral nursing degrees.  

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After implementing the complete HESI suite of products Widener saw its NCLEX scores increase by almost 15%. The HESI Case Studies, Practice Test, Specialty Exams, and Exit Exams (E2) were an integral part of that success.

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Chamberlain College of Nursing uses best practices to reap full benefit of HESI

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Chamberlain College of Nursing, which has seven campuses in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Virginia, offers associate degree, baccalaureate degree, and graduate degree nursing programs. 

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Chamberlain uses the complete suite of HESI Testing & Remediation products, from the Admission Assessment Exam (A2) to the Exit Exam (E2) because it needed a proven system to provide consistency across all its campuses and achieve an effective NCLEX pass rate.

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