Goodwin RN program - 2011 updates question - page 2

Hello everyone: Does anybody has any updates on Goodwin, what are your thoughts of it now, 2011? What hospital (s) Goodwin uses for clinicals? Are you having trouble finding jobs after... Read More

  1. by   Goodwin_StudentNurse
    I started at Goodwin in the Summer of 2010, finished all my pre-requisites in the fall and applied for the Spring 2011 nursing program with 19 points -- I did not make it. The cut-off was 21. I did not have any points for community service, but scored the maximum 10 points in the NLN pre-admission test. After completing over 40hrs of community service I made it into this current program (Summer 2011). My experience at Goodwin College, overall, has been excellent. I currently work full time and take NUR100 in the evening 5-8pm and have clinical on Fridays. Someone mentioned that Goodwin does not have a weekend clinical, well, that is incorrect; Goodwin in fact does have a weekend clinical. I would recommend Goodwin to anybody, very often we are quick to put blame on the system for failing when in reality it was us who failed. It's not about the teachers or their system, Goodwin provides you with the tools to achieve your goals, it's up to you to step up to the challenge and make it happen for yourself.
  2. by   gwstudent
    what was the cut off for points for the summer 2011 start?
  3. by   Goodwin_StudentNurse
    If you make it into the program, they won't let you know what the cut off was. They will let you know the cut off if you don't make it. When I tried to get into the program in the Spring, I didn't make the cut as it was 21 and I only had 19.
  4. by   JKindRN

    how has your first semester in gone so far? I'm anxiously waiting for my acceptance letter for the Fall semester.

    I'm not sure if you have a medical background or not, but I don't (or have very limited experience...I doubt volunteering at Bristol Hospital for three summers in high school counts), and I'm a little nervous about what the first clinical experience is going to be like. I feel like I'd be going in blind.

    How are your instructors?
  5. by   Goodwin_StudentNurse
    Hi Jules,

    I don't have any background in the field at all. My background is in sales/real estate/information technology. So no experience for me either. First few clinicals are at the school watching videos, and working with the dummies and with your peers (at least that's what we did). I just recently had my first experience at the clinical facility and I have to tell you that I enjoyed it immensely.

    My clinical instructor is awesome, she is very thorough and has many years experience in the field (RN for many years with a masters going for her PhD.)

    ******* and ****** are just phenomenal, they know what they are talking about -- many years of experience as RNs -- and lecture is never boring.

    When people ask me what school I go to, I always get a positive response when I tell them that I go to Goodwin.

    I'm proud to be a RN student at Goodwin -- and no, I don't work for them nor do I get paid for saying it.

    Jules, you'll do fine as long as you stick with it. Get into a study group early on and you will succeed. You have to have that "sticktoitiveness"!

    Good luck!
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jun 15, '11 : Reason: names removed as per Terms of Service
  6. by   JKindRN
    Thanks for the quick response!

    I feel better about starting now. I'm finishing up my pre-reqs this semester and it just seems like most of my classmates are already in the makes me feel way behind before I even start!

    I get a positive response went I tell people I'm at Goodwin also. The school, especially the nursing program, has a great reputation.

    Thanks again...good luck on the rest of your semester!
    AP2 and MicroBio won't be the death of me yet...I've got that sticktoitiveness!
  7. by   nurse2be2013?
    Hi everyone!! Im still so excited as I got my acceptance letter and I start with the Goodwin nursing cohort this FALL!!!!! I has 22 pointsCongrats to all of you who also made it, I look forward to meeting you all in August
  8. by   JKindRN
    Congrats! I just got mine as's to the class of 2013!
  9. by   Goodwin_StudentNurse
    Quote from nurse2be2013?
    Hi everyone!! Im still so excited as I got my acceptance letter and I start with the Goodwin nursing cohort this FALL!!!!! I has 22 pointsCongrats to all of you who also made it, I look forward to meeting you all in August
    Congratulations! You will have an awesome experience as long as you stick with it and never give up! Good luck guys!!!
  10. by   futurenursegw
    Has anyone applied to the summer 2012 nursing program at Goodwin college? Does anyone know when they will let us know when we are accepted or rejected? totally freaking out waiting and constantly checking my mailbox!
  11. by   gwstudent
    I was told they will send our letters the begining of March.
  12. by   futurenursegw
    I just talked to my advisor and she told me that goodwin could possibly send out the letters as early as the last week of Feb....I cant wait anymore...I have 20 points and am afraid that it won't be enough.
  13. by   gwstudent
    I feel your pain futurenursegw. I also have 20 points and scored an 80 on the NLN exam. Somedays I have a good feeling about it and others I don't. I was told the A&P exam was supposed to be harder than the PAX exam and I felt it was easier.I don't know anyone else who took the exam or is applying for summer. I just want to know already.