Hi everyone! Today, I wanted to write about and share my application process experience.
I wrote about my experience regarding the HESI A2 and taking it in the Frazier building. And, I realized this would be another really great, helpful writeup for people who are hoping to apply into the Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) nursing program. I had a lot of questions when I was applying, and I didn’t have any friends or classmates to whom I could direct questions. So, I went through a lot of trial and error trying to get the process done. In fact, I had 2 different advisors tell me that my credits would not apply for the program’s prerequisites, and I think I spent 2 weeks trying to schedule an appointment with the nursing advisor for more clarification.
Anyways, moving on, when I was applying, the application for the nursing program became available on January 8, 2018 with Friday, February 2, 2018 being the deadline.
On their website, they had the nursing packet available for download. I’ve attached the photos of the nursing packet so that you know what to expect.
So as you can see, the pages are very straight forward.
The first page is just a cover letter for the packet. It’s very clear in that late and incomplete applications will not be accepted and that the application must be turned in, in person. That’s correct, if you’re not in the city of Baton Rouge, will need to plan a day trip to get the application turned in if you’re serious about attending BRCC’s nursing program.
The second page includes standard information about minimum requirements and application guidelines. The third page is the actual application, and the last two pages had instructions and dates for taking the HESI A2. Lastly, there’s also a map to the Frazier building for when you take your HESI but I’ve removed it for obvious reasons.
Basically, once you print out the packet and fill everything out, this is the basic sequence in which things must be done.
- Request 2 physical copies of your academic transcript from BRCC or whatever academic institution you’re pulling your prerequisite grades from. BRCC students can request their transcripts by following the instructions here.
- Go to the BRCC Bursar’s office located inside the Bienvenue Student Center and pay the $45 application/HESI exam fee. Be sure to receive your confirmation of payment.
- Turn in your application, transcript copies, and confirmation of payment to the Frazier building’s nursing office on the second floor.
- Upon confirmation of submitting all paperwork correctly, schedule your HESI A2 test date at the nursing office from the list of dates seen in the packet.
And, that’s it you guys. It’s actually quite simple when I think back on it, but I had to jump through quite a bit of hoops to get all the answers. It also did not help that I found out the last week of the application cycle that I was actually eligible to apply, and I basically spent 4 hours running around town getting ALL of my transcripts to submit my application.