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I am looking for a LPN program in Colorado. I heard Emily Griffith has a great program but I want to later move into RN program. I also checked in Regis What do you think?... Read More

  1. by   mkggirl
    Well DSN has a unique situation. They have several programs, but from what I understand each one needs different things for accreditation. I did some research on ACCSCT. I called several grad schools and most said they would not accept ACCSCT accreditation, but the University of Kansas City would. And I spoke to a women from NLN and she did say that DSN is not of candidate status, but I am confident that they will soon be seeking it. When I inteviewed at the school they had intentions to. The woman from NLN said it takes 1-2 years, depending on how fast the school moves, to get accredited by NLN. But like I said before they aren't even of candidate status yet. But it all takes time and they did just get the ACCSCT accredidation. This isn't going to stop me from trying to get in because there are grad schools that will honor DSN's programs. And I love the facility and Really liked Mr. Johnson, he really took the time to answer all of my question.
  2. by   albpreemieRN
    We are seeking HLN accreditation currently. We have to have HLN accreditation before we can apply for NLN candidacy. It's a big red tape process of jumping through hoops.
  3. by   Connell
    what is hln accreditation? how long will this accreditation process take?

    what is dsn doing to address the decline in nclex pass ratio?
  4. by   albpreemieRN
    Quote from connell
    what is hln accreditation? how long will this accreditation process take?

    what is dsn doing to address the decline in nclex pass ratio?
    hln is regional accreditation. we are supposed to have it sometime in oct. we are also supposed to have nln candidacy a few months after that, that's all i know.

    our med/surg professor beefed up nclex style questions in her class. i would assume all other classes have done this as well. we are also required to pass a hesi before graduation now.

    are you planning on attending dsn?
  5. by   DSNstudent
    As a DSN student who is about to graduate, I feel disappointed with DSN administration. They do not do anything to help students pass NCLEX. Instead, they implemented HESI exit exam to artificially inflate DSN NCLEX passing rates. If you will not pass HESI exit exam, you will not graduate and will not be allowed to take NCLEX exam. They do not offer any practice tests or any other assistance. Last quarter, only 50% of students passed HESI exam and only those 50% will recieve a degree. It's scary to know that you wasted time and money and will walk out of school without any degree. But I am sure that passing rate for DSN will go up with this strategy.
  6. by   mtnmedic
    I start in January and was never told about the HESI exit exam. I dont like hearing this. Can someone retake the HESI if the dont pass the firs time. Certainly it looks equally as bad to not have 50% of a class graduate as it does not passing the NCLEX, don't you think?

    Quote from DSNstudent
    As a DSN student who is about to graduate, I feel disappointed with DSN administration. They do not do anything to help students pass NCLEX. Instead, they implemented HESI exit exam to artificially inflate DSN NCLEX passing rates. If you will not pass HESI exit exam, you will not graduate and will not be allowed to take NCLEX exam. They do not offer any practice tests or any other assistance. Last quarter, only 50% of students passed HESI exam and only those 50% will recieve a degree. It's scary to know that you wasted time and money and will walk out of school without any degree. But I am sure that passing rate for DSN will go up with this strategy.
  7. by   albpreemieRN
    Most schools now have HESI exit exams as it prepares you for taking the NCLEX. You get a printout of what areas you need to work on before taking the NCLEX. As far as I understand we have 3 tries to pass the HESI before grad.
  8. by   sierra_maroy
    I would like to know how to take psychology 101 online. Is it timed? How many exams? How long does it last per exam?
    Thanks
  9. by   Alice88
    I took PSY 235 and I'm guessing it's similar to 101. The exams are timed - they were an hour but that was more than enough time. And there were two papers that were pretty short, about 5 pages each. And the other component is discussions that you have to participate in. 101 probably isn't exactly the same but I'm sure it's similar.
  10. by   sierra_maroy
    Thank you very much.
  11. by   mtnmedic
    I dont think that is the class most Nursing programs want. 101 is most likely an introduction to Psychology whereas 235 is Developmental Psychology. I am taking 235 right now. just make sure through whatever program you are planning to attend. It would suck to take the wrong class.
  12. by   Alice88
    A lot of programs require both.
  13. by   Sand_Dollar
    I took 101 this summer (along with AP2 and Micro). Psy 101 (general psych) and 235 (human growth & dev) are both pre-reqs for CU.

    This was an easy class. I don't remember the exact stuff, but from what I have on my computer there are 8 quizzes and a final. The quizzes were (I think) an hour for the exams of 25 questions each. You could take them twice and your best mark would be counted. The final was 100 questions for 2 hours. There are two projects which you answer five questions each. Of course there are the manditory discussions.

    I aced this class and it was not hard at all, the majority of my time was taken up by the other two I was doing.
    Last edit by Sand_Dollar on Sep 29, '09 : Reason: hit the submit button too soon...duh

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