The University of San Francisco offers a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program, master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Students that successfully complete the four-year baccalaureate program are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX). All three programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The university’s faculty explains that students must pass the HESI examination to progress in its bachelor and master’s degree programs, and why HESI makes it “so seamless” in creating tests and providing student remediation.
Dr. Candace Campbell, assistant professor at the University of San Francisco, explains why their nursing faculty are “very happy HESI users.”
In the bachelor’s nursing program at the University of San Francisco, students must pass the HESI exam at a sophomore level to progress through the remainder of the program. In the master’s entry program, students must achieve a certain score on the HESI exam to continue forward through the graduate program.
“If they don’t [pass HESI], we have remediation,” Campbell says. “I know that’s difficult for the students, but on the other hand, we’ve found that HESI is a reliable product that helps them to prepare for the NCLEX® testing.”
Campbell says that after her students have passed the NCLEX, they always agree that HESI is a “really valuable tool.”
When Campbell started at the University of San Francisco, the faculty was already using HESI; however, throughout her tenure as faculty, they have since added more products to the mix.
“While I was faculty, they implemented the online case studies and practice questions,” Campbell says. “You know, it just makes it so seamless for the faculty.”
She explains that faculty can easily log in and enroll their cohort to start using the product. The professor can then see what practice questions students have completed and review them in class.
“I don’t always have to think of the test questions,” Campbell says. “So, I really like it.”