Sac State Fall 2013 Applicants - page 18

Hello Everyone, I am about to send in my application to CSU Sacramento for Fall 13 and was wondering if there are any other people in the same predicament. Would love love to hear your experiences... Read More

  1. by   Nurseinthemaking20
    Yeah it kind of sucks because chemistry is my worst subject and always has been. I for sure Would have saved chem for last if I had the choice. Oh well, what can you do.

    I wanted to give you guys a pep talk that I've been giving myself. Based off of all the past point cut offs and based on our points we ALL would have got in if we had applied in past semesters. So don't get down on yourself. We are all good enough to get in and we are all just as good as everyone who has been accepted in the past.
  2. by   kay.0515
    Nurseinthemaking20: I like your way of thinking! Only a few more weeks left until we find out!
  3. by   Mommato3crazies
    Me too! Thank you for words of encouragement! ;-)
  4. by   Nurseinthemaking20
    No problem guys!
  5. by   low-renzo
    Hello everyone, i also submitted an application for Fall. Do you remember if the TEAS score had to be Official? I just sent a printed test score and now i am in a panic mode. I did not take it a sac state and i thought i read that it could be "any report" but now i cannot find the instructions anywhere. Thanks!
  6. by   michelle_13
    It had to be an official one sent from ATI if you didn't take it in Sacramento. It was like $25 to have them send it.
  7. by   low-renzo
    oh never mind, i guess i did send one, haha. THanks!
    Last edit by low-renzo on Apr 3, '13
  8. by   low-renzo
    Thanks michelle. I guess i did send one YAy.
  9. by   VintageSwagger
    Hey everyone... I am graduating from SacState's nursing program this May and I am willing to answer any questions you might have about the program or admissions. I help with pre-nursing advising so if I am unable to answer something I can find out for you. Good luck to you all! I remember how anxious I was when I was first applying. Stay positive.!
  10. by   scwolf
    Thanks, VintageSwagger,

    How did it go for your cohort finding jobs? Did people have better luck locally (staying in Sac) than those who went to other areas?

    I'm also curious how your clinicals went in the program: pretty smoothly?

    It's so nice of your to offer help.
  11. by   VintageSwagger
    Those that graduated last spring generally have jobs and most of them are within the state. Some went to other states for various reasons but most stayed.

    Last semester (fall 2012 graduates) I personally know of 14 who have jobs out of the 80 who graduated. Now, take that with a grain of salt; I don't know everyone. All but 1 that I know of are working in Sacramento or the Bay area.

    My semester (those graduating in 51 days ) is just now starting to apply for jobs but without a license, it is difficult. Some of us have job prospects because of people we know or based on our preceptorship experience, but nothing is for sure.

    Keep in mind that you all will be starting in the fall and graduating 2 years later. The market will be better for you. I know many nurses who are retiring in the next few years. Also there is projected to be a nursing shortage of 800,000 nurses by 2020.

    Hope this helps!
  12. by   Nurseinthemaking20
    VintageSwagger- I really hope your right about job prospects being better in a few years. I keep hearing about all the horror stories of new grads not being able to get jobs.

    I have a few questions I could ask since your offering lol.

    What do you think about working during the program?

    How stressful was the program for you?

    How are the clinicals? What type of clinicals do you do in the first semester?

    I'm also curious about pricing. Not counting tuition how much was the start up cost for your first semester? E.g. Parking permit, scrubs, insurance, books, stethoscope etc
  13. by   jb1979
    Hi Nurseinthemaking20. I am first semester and I don't know of anyone who is working. I know a bunch of people quit their jobs right before the semester started but if you enjoy an occasional night's rest I wouldn't advise it.
    As far as clinicals this semester, I LOVE them. It's crazy how excited I get to take out a catheter or even just flush an NG tube. It's the clinical write up that I HATE! Starting in week 4 of the semester you get to work at whatever hospital your clinical group is assigned to. For my group, we shadowed a nurse either once or twice and then we got our own patient and we are able to do anything that is within our scope of practice at that particular time (which changes weekly according to what you have signed off doing in N15/N16)
    Start-up costs are a whole other subject. After talking to a few others in my cohort, average start-up after everything (not including tuition) is about $2500-$3000. It's much cheaper in successive semesters.
    Hope this helps!