Denver School of Nursing Process Information - page 6

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Hello everyone! I am starting this thread for those of you who are interested in the process of getting into Denver School of Nursing. Throughout the years, I have found that not many nursing students are willing to offer much... Read More


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    Quote from sweeto413
    How did your placement exam go? I interview and take the exam here in a few weeks. I am not nervous for the interview, but I am extremely nervous for the placement exam. I have been studying like crazy! Do they just want you to get a 75% or higher? Any advice will help.
    Hi- yes the interview is casual! the placement exam- they are looking for a 75% or higher.
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    So here is my summary for two days of interviewing, HESI testing and enrollment this week.
    First, I had my admissions interview on Wednesday. It was a good session and the admissions counselor gave me some background/information on the school including accreditation, clinical sites, admission processes, class schedules etc. I was then asked to give a brief history on myself and why I wanted to enter the BSN program/be a nurse. Interestingly, I was told they had many applicants for the July 2013 start. More than could be admitted. It sounds like their process is to have a "primary" list of people they want to interview for admission, and an alternate list of people they are going to interview for admission. Not all applicants for this term were invited for an interview.

    Toward then end of the session, we discussed me taking the HESI entrance exam. I was offered some dates later in March but they all conflicted with my current prerequisite classes which I don't want to miss. I asked if they ever offer the test on Fridays, and was offered a slot to take the exam today (Friday), a day and a half after my admissions interview. I purchased the study guide ahead of time on Amazon, but had not studied at all. Nonetheless, I was reassured that I would probably do OK. As the initial poster on this thread stated, they tested me on math, vocabulary, grammar and reading comprehension. There were also three sections I was not told about (but these are not part of the admissions score/requirements). These additional sections were fairly short, and tested my learning style, personality style, and then one more section that gave various patient scenarios with "what would you do" answers. The learning style and personality style tests gave me non-numerical "scores" that were descriptive. So, after studying only about 2 hours for the test, I was a bit nervous but passed with better than expected scores. The test ran from 9 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m. for me, with a few short breaks. It IS timed, but I wasn't too hurried. It is entirely online and there is a computer calculator available for the math portion.

    Immediately after finishing the test, I was given my score sheet and told to meet with the admissions counselor again. I was congratulated on passing the test, signed some admissions paperwork, took my student ID photo and sized for my scrubs. I have yet to provide them some paperwork like immunizations, physical exam, 10-panel drug test and official transcripts but they weren't worried about it. Technically, I am an admitted student as of this afternoon. I will receive my class schedule for the July term about 3 weeks before the start of class.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions about the process and I will try to help. I appreciate everyone's help on this thread!
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    Congratulations! That must feel amazing to be officially accepted! I know they have listed that they will contact people for an interview 6 weeks after the deadline closes. Is this pretty close to when you were contacted? I am guessing sometime in May for the September start. Congrats again!
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    They contacted me a little bit before the 6 weeks but from what I understand, it just depends upon when the admissions committee gets through all of the applications. I had the interview almost 8 weeks post application date (31 Dec).
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    Keep us posted about how things are going! This whole process really makes it seem "real." I wonder how many applications they are receiving now. I know it has gone up because of their NLNAC accreditation. Good thing I have algebra and stats to keep me busy! Again, congratulations!
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    Thank you for the information! I am looking forward to my interview.
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    Thanks so much! I'm so excited/completely freaking out about this whole process. Nervous about the interview (even though I still haven't sent off my application...) and the hesi, even though from everything I've read I shouldn't be.. Lol and then finally how in the world I'm going to pay for this. Oh man.. Lol good luck everyone and keep us all updated! :]
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    I flew down to Colorado over the past few days and had my interview and entrance exam. I passed and signed enrollment paperwork yesterday afternoon. Now I'm very excited to start! Make sure you do those practice questions in the HESI book. I don't think I would have been nearly as successful if I hadn't studied. I can't give much more information besides that. Good luck!
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    Quote from KaylaMcLeod
    I flew down to Colorado over the past few days and had my interview and entrance exam. I passed and signed enrollment paperwork yesterday afternoon. Now I'm very excited to start! Make sure you do those practice questions in the HESI book. I don't think I would have been nearly as successful if I hadn't studied. I can't give much more information besides that. Good luck!
    Congratulations! That must feel amazing! I am now in the six-week waiting period of being notified. Good thing I have school work to keep me busy and also completing all the paperwork to start going to hospitals with my dog as a therapy dog (volunteering is good....with my dog makes it even better)!!!
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    Quote from Boxer Mama
    Congratulations! That must feel amazing! I am now in the six-week waiting period of being notified. Good thing I have school work to keep me busy and also completing all the paperwork to start going to hospitals with my dog as a therapy dog (volunteering is good....with my dog makes it even better)!!!
    Thank you! It's does feel amazing! I wish I could give you lots of insight but we sign a form saying we won't so that's probably why people are vague on this website (and my username is my real name) I was contacted at about 5 weeks and it goes by quickly! Good luck! I'm sure you'll be just fine.


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