The Admissions Process
Meridian West Central College Basic Requirements
- Hold a valid high school diploma and provide the college with an official transcript or GED test scores, or
- Other recognized high school equivalency.
- Able to speak and understand/comprehend/communicate in English.
- Attend a Virtual Online Information session.
- Learn the two different pathways that lead to the RN licenses:
- Basic Program.
- LPN-RN Transition Program.
The following entrance exams are given by the college:
The college pre-nursing entrance exam is a standardized aptitude test that measures
your aptitude in various areas such as English, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology
and Math. This test is designed to evaluate your potential to perform well in the program.
It is one of the most commonly used nursing school entrance exams.
The HESI A-2 entrance exam is given to students AFTER all pre-requisite
courses are completed and PRIOR to taking the first core nursing course.
The Pratical Nursing HESI entrance exam is given to students PRIOR
to any course taken at the college:
- This standardized examination provides a common basis for evaluating critical thinking skills in analyzing, evaluating, explaining, inference, interpretation, and self-regulation.
- You will receive an explanation of your score and interpretation.
- The PN HESI is administered on the computer and is a timed test. Complete instructions will be given just prior to administration of the examination.
The college will accept the following if taken within the past one (1) year.
Satisfaction of the pre-entrance exam may occur in one of the following options:
- Passing score of 52 or greater on the ATI TEAS test.
- Passing score of 78 or greater on the Multilevel PAX exam.
- Passing composite score of 60 on the HESI A2 exam.
The following stated items below can be applied:
- Previous College Coursework (One Point) Complete both of the following classes:
College English and college Math (MAC-1105 or MGF 1106 or above)
with a C or higher OR is exempt from test scores such as applicant
holds a college degree of at least an AA or higher.
- Healthcare experience (One Point) Complete at least one of the following:
Completion of PCA program @ FGC with C.N.A. certification
- Tech Prep graduate with C.N.A. certification.
Documented direct patient care experience of full time 9 months
or longer (CNA, PCT, MA, EMT, Paramedic) Letter must have dates of employment.
- The cost of the MWCC/HESI-2 exam review course is $220 (which includes the $85 testing fee).
- Candidates are only permitted to take the MWCC/HESI A-2 exam twice per school year.
- Testing is by appointment only.
PN and RN HESI A-2 Prep Pre-test Review Courses:
Additionally, the college offers both the PN and RN HESI A-2 Prep pre-test
review courses to interested candidates looking to work on their academic
skills in preparation to take the MWCC/HESI A-2 exam. The HESI A-2 review
courses are a great way for you to re-learn important concepts while also
learning new material that will be tested on the HESI A-2 exam. The exam
review courses will help you become more comfortable when taking the exam
and boost your chances for success. Prepping for the HESI A-2 exam isn’t
just helpful, it’s crucial. Participation in the review course is
recommended but does not guarantee test success.
- The exam review courses are taught online in a virtual classroom for a duration of 4 weeks.
- Classes are held 3 days a week, Tuesdays through Thursdays.
- Participants may enroll in either the AM or PM session of the course.
APPROXIMATE TOTAL MWCC/HESI A-2 EXAM DURATION: 2:30 HOURS.
If you need help navigating the admissions process call Meridian West Central College
at (941) 893-5443 to speak with an admissions representative or use the
Request An Interview
page to schedule an interview with an advisor.
How to Apply for Undergraduate Program Admission:
Application may be done online on the college website. Applications can be
submitted electronically through the College website or by U.S. Mail by downloading
a printable application form. The online and printable application forms and complete
instructions can be found on the
page of the website.
Meridian West Central College works closely with High School counselors by supplying them
with information about the College, as well as important enrollment and scholarship
deadlines. It is highly recommended that students take advantage of their High
School counselors’ expertise and assistance in completing the application,
financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.
Prospective students must fill out the enrollment application and submit the
application along with the $150.00 application fee. Prospective students will be
contacted by an enrollment professional as soon as the application is received,
and the processing of the information is initiated.
All prospective nursing students must submit a copy of his or her final high school
official transcript, or GED, any ACT or SAT scores, college transcript, Straighterline
exams and professional nursing unencumbered license.
Any of the following entrance exams: HESI A2: 75-80% score, NACE I and NACE II:74
or higher are acceptable and must be submitted to the Meridian West Central College
Online Enrollment Center.