NAU Traditional BSN Spring 2011 - page 10

I sent my application in on Sept 2nd. :) I am applying for Yuma, AZ. I still have to take my HESI. :uhoh3: Just wondering if there's anyone else out there! :D... Read More

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    Ahhh I feel a little less pressure now as I just mailed in all my required documents today. I feel I can enjoy the holiday break before beginning school in January!

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    Hi all,

    I had been preparing to apply to U of A's 2nd degree BSN program but it has changed to a grad program with more $ and no more benefit. Anyway, I just learned of NAU's Tucson BSN program. I'm wondering if all of you that have gotten into the program have healthcare experience? Has anyone gotten into the program on volunteer experience only? We just moved to Tucson from Iowa and I have an Iowa CNA certificate but can't transfer it to AZ (long story). So, I'm starting to look at the hospital PCT positions but looks like they mostly want experienced people. I did not work as a CNA in Iowa - just finished certification when my husband was transferred.

    Also, what did you do to prepare for the HESI?

    Thank you.
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    Good Luck NomadMomma
    I was accepted into the program with only volunteering experience. I have been volunteering at a local Hospice since February otherwise I had no work experience in the healthcare field.
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    Thanks for the reply. I just got finished looking over the packet again and it looks like I have a 3.97 in prerecs (if they are only looking at the preprofessional requiremenst for gpa) so I hope that makes things easier.

    Thanks again,
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    Chrissylove123 What is the HESI exam for?
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    @Nomad: I got my CNA certification but have not worked as a CNA. The NAU advisor told me my clinical experience from that was sufficient. I had a friend who did the training but had not gotten her certification, yet.

    @krensrs2b: The HESI exam is to determine what knowledge you have of the basics from Bio, A&P, Chem, Eng, Math, etc. The HESI score is VERY important for getting into the program. I do not know the lowest score accepted (maybe someone else may know) but I haven't seen much lower than 87 being accepted...
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    Thanks Chrissylove. That makes me feel better. I actually spoke to an advisor that told me the same thing earlier this week. I'm just never sure I get the straight answer out of the advisors. Too many programs use "recruiters" rather than advisors but I'm pretty sure I spoke to an actual advisor. Now I have to gear up for the HESI. Got the recommended study guide but I see I'll need another b/c the sciences are weak. Now I wish I had downloaded all my A&P lectures.
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    Well search allnurses for HESI study tips. Vocab in the HESI Study Guide 2nd Ed. is a grrreat thing to study & fractions, conversions, osmosis/diffusion, and esp. the nervous system. :0) Don't want to say too much - I've been edited before for giving too much study info...
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    Thanks so much. You just got into the Tucson NAU BSN program right? I'll be interested to hear how you like it . . . I am so excited that I can FINALLY apply to a program but I'm so nervous all at the same time. I have so much to do between now and March 15th!

    Enjoy your break. I'm sure it'll be your last bit of rest for a while
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    I am actually in Yuma, AZ. I am happy that I have 3 more weeks off, but want them to hurry up and go by.

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