IRSC ADN Applying for fall 2013 - page 3

by Explorerone

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Hi.Anyone out there applying for fall 2013? There are changes this semester and was wondering if anyone knows what kind of score we may need on the NLN to have a chance at a spot. The application packets aren't available yet... Read More


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    @jonnyvirgo--Thanks for the info! I studied like crazy for about 4 months before taking the NLN, so you should feel great about getting the score you did after only cramming for 2 weeks!

    @PDowling--Thank you! How is it going so far? I was also wondering about the class schedule...it says in the info packet that classes are usually 3-4 days per week anywhere from 4-12 hours per day. What has your schedule been like? If you don't mind me asking...
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    Well guys ... The whole curriculum has been rearranged. I'm in Fundamentals now (my first class), and you won'y even HAVE a class called Fundamentals! You will be learning things in a different sequnce than we are. The first semester is tough! The information comes at you fast ... and one key thing is to NOT fall behind on the reading! There is a lot of it! I would imagine that will be the same. I was REALLY overwhelmed for about 6-7 weeks untill I got in the groove. Not sure if you guys work or not, or if you are finished with pre-reqs. I work 12 hour shifts on Sat and Sun and also had to take an evening class (Nutrition) because I unfortunately have that, and human developement to finish. So, it's different for everyone ... but I eat-drink-and-breath nursing when I'm not working. I find it all-consuming. BUT ... I wouldn't have it any other way ... guess I'm a glutton for punishment ... but it is very interesting and I love it.

    Right now I have class Mon and Fri 9-1:30, clinicals Tues and Wed 6:30-2:30 and off on Thurs. You may have longer days because from what I understand, you will have the whole summers off. We go for summer 1, and have only summer 2 off. So you will need to cover more during the fall and spring. But they say to schedule 20+ hours per week for homework on top of the in school time. I dont do quite that much, but some people do. Good luck to you both ... I'll check in from time to time ... if I can help-just ask.
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    @PDowling Thanks for all the info. My original plan was to stop working completely once school started, but I have been toying with the idea of staying on very part-time (15 hrs a week or so). So it makes me feel better to know that you are working weekends and still managing to keep up with all the coursework. Although I guess I will have to wait and see what the new scheduling is going to be like before I make my final decision regarding work. It sounds like you are really enjoying it!
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    @PDowling...Glad to hear your enjoying the program! Thanks for all the info......I have my fingers crossed.
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    that sounds absolutely terrifying. Can you tell me about the clinical sites ?
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    @jonnyvirgo ... LMAO ... What exactly did I say to terrify you? HaHaHa - Sorry. Well, we started out in a nursing home. You start out doing CNA work. That may terrify some people.... :-). You will learn to get very comfortable with other peoples bodies and bodily functions... nuff said. No worries ... it goes fast ... only there for a couple weeks. Then you move on to a hospital setting. Cant tell you much about that though - I start the hospital next week. But that is where you begin functioning as a nurse. Looking foward to it - although I am a bit anxious about the new setting and increased responsibilities...
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    Has anyone found out when we find out if we were selected? Nervous!
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    Took my NLN on Monday and got a 142.... hope it's good enough! @Explorerone
    "Accepted & Alternate Students will be required to attend a
    mandatory orientation on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m."
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    Deadline is today! Good Luck everyone....my fingers are crossed. Please post as you start receiving your letters of acceptance, so we all have a heads up.....Thanks
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    Took my nln yesterday, I only got a 133 . My total for points is 154. Im praying thats enough to get in. Good luck everyone.


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