Question About Southern Union Nursing

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    I am currently a student at Auburn University and am wanting to apply for Southern Union's nursing program for Fall 2008. I am not exactly sure how the whole point thing works and plan on visiting an advisor, however can not do this till after spring break, so I was hoping for a little clarification on here simply because I have bad an anxiety and am so afraid I am never going to get into a program.

    I have taken EN 101, EN 102, CHEM 104 & 105, BIOL 102, Microbiology, Genetics, MATH 100 & 110, an ethics course, a nutrition class, a statistics course, and am currently enrolled in AP 1. I was wondering exactly what classes they would use for my point system. Obviously Micro, but will they use the AP 1 since I am in it now and what would they use for AP 2? Also any info on taking the COMPASS and what that is all about would be great cause I'm pretty sure my ACT score is over 3 years old.

    I was also wondering out of 200 what the average points acceptance has been for the past couple of semesters, how many spots there are, and how often you actually get a spot if you are waitlisted. I know it sounds like I should be applying to the BSN at Auburn, but I missed the deadline and I am not really wanting to take AP 2 on Auburn's campus. I really just wanna get my RN and get myself out there.

    I'm also thinking about applying to Troy in Montgomery, so any information or advice on that would be much appreciated. Thanks so much!!
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    It has been a few semesters since I applied (I am a seinor now), but I think that I had like 190 points. You can take the A&P at SUSCC and Auburn will accept the credit, I had several classmates that did just that. If you do take the A&P at SU get Grace Lewis as the instructor--many do not like her, but when you leave her class you know your A&P.

    You are doing the right thing by talking to an advisor, they should be able to put you on track. As a side note, I have had many clinical instructors scoup me up on clinical rotations over Troy, Auburn, LaGrange College, etc. they (the nurses) say that Southern Union students are more proficient in the clinical setting than most of the other students, they can do more procedures--dressing changes, blood glucose checks, suctioning, etc.
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    Quote from guy_nurse2b
    If you do take the A&P at SU get Grace Lewis as the instructor--many do not like her, but when you leave her class you know your A&P.
    I second this recommendation - Grace Lewis is an excellent teacher. She sets the bar pretty high for her students, but she will also go out of her way to help you out and make sure you understand the material if she sees you are serious about learning.

    Quote from guy_nurse2b
    You are doing the right thing by talking to an advisor, they should be able to put you on track. As a side note, I have had many clinical instructors scoup me up on clinical rotations over Troy, Auburn, LaGrange College, etc. they (the nurses) say that Southern Union students are more proficient in the clinical setting than most of the other students, they can do more procedures--dressing changes, blood glucose checks, suctioning, etc.
    My observations as a hospital tech who has seen many nursing students come through on clinicals are in line with what you are hearing from clinical instructors. Plenty of good nurses come out of programs at Auburn and Troy and other larger universities, but it would be a mistake for anyone to consider Southern Union's nursing school any less challenging or competitive. SUSCC grads are in great demand at EAMC and with good reason.



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