RN/BSN FCCJ,UNF Help! - page 2

:confused: I am currently taking prereqs at Florida cc of Jax. I have not yet applied for the nursing program but i wanted to know which nursing school is best? Should i get my AS and continue with... Read More

  1. Visit  miss rochelle profile page
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    uh yeah, i took the NAT on a computer at south campus. there's a "drop down" calculator within the website that you take the NAT on.......

    scenario: you're taking the NAT and you have a math question. there will be somewhere on the page where you can click and a calculator will show up.

    so, i don't know why people are freaking out about not being able to use one.

    p.s. i've taken proctored biology exams at south campus. all you do is go to the testing center, sign in, tell them what test/professor, and show ID... anyway, i hope i never have to take any type of test there ever again.
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  3. Visit  lovefordogs profile page
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    How long ago did you take the test? Because I asked and there is def. a rule about not being allowed to use a calculator on the NAT
  4. Visit  siby.siby profile page
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    Quote from miss rochelle
    uh yeah, i took the NAT on a computer at south campus. there's a "drop down" calculator within the website that you take the NAT on.......

    scenario: you're taking the NAT and you have a math question. there will be somewhere on the page where you can click and a calculator will show up.

    so, i don't know why people are freaking out about not being able to use one.

    p.s. i've taken proctored biology exams at south campus. all you do is go to the testing center, sign in, tell them what test/professor, and show ID... anyway, i hope i never have to take any type of test there ever again.
    how come you would not want to take a test there ever again? i am taking one for anatomy.
  5. Visit  miss rochelle profile page
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    Quote from Joyfuljoy3
    How long ago did you take the test? Because I asked and there is def. a rule about not being allowed to use a calculator on the NAT
    may 2007... oh well. calculator or not, i still scored really high on the NAT (though it doesn't mean anything once you're actually in nursing school, ha)

    Quote from siby.siby
    how come you would not want to take a test there ever again? i am taking one for anatomy.
    well, the last time i was there, all the employees wanted to take a lunch break at the same time. no notice on the door saying "out to lunch" or anything like that. so i waited an hour to get my test results... needless to say i was really annoyed.

    oh, and this one time i went to go take a test, they were "verifying" my identification. i handed them my drivers' license -- i was 16 when the photo on there was taken and had blonde, short hair but pretty much still the same face. the lady said "this isn't you."

    ...

    so i showed her my military ID, voter's card... anything with my full name on it.
  6. Visit  lovefordogs profile page
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    Also, don't you think it is kind of unfair that half the people who take it have no idea about this "drop down" calc? I don't know anyone who was able to use a calculator. I think if it is allowed, they should make it clear. And how about when people take pencil and paper version? Are they allowed to bring or use a calc?
  7. Visit  miss rochelle profile page
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    you know what, i may be inaccurate about my using a calculator on the NAT. i am getting all my computer testing that i've done in the past mixed up (see what nursing school does to you?)

    all in all, it really doesn't matter if you have a calculator or not, if you don't know how to set up a problem and solve the math, a calculator is not going to help you at all.

    anyway, i don't much about the pencil and paper version, all i know is that you have to wait 2-3 weeks for your score.

    to put it nicely, i think i'm just about done answering stuff about the NAT for the rest of my life, ever, haha... back to studying.
    Last edit by miss rochelle on Feb 23, '08
  8. Visit  siby.siby profile page
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    Quote from Joyfuljoy3
    Also, don't you think it is kind of unfair that half the people who take it have no idea about this "drop down" calc? I don't know anyone who was able to use a calculator. I think if it is allowed, they should make it clear. And how about when people take pencil and paper version? Are they allowed to bring or use a calc?
    Is there a difference of where the test is taken if it is computer or paper & pencil based?

    I went to the South campus for a proctored test and they didn't have computers in that room (I think it was room T102.) I would like to take mine on the computer.
  9. Visit  lovefordogs profile page
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    i went to open campus downtown. computers were there
  10. Visit  abing123 profile page
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    i have 80 credit hours and i applied to all schools. personally, i went for FCCJ because of the time frame. im now on Spring 2008 and graduation would be next year at May 2009. yes, its an ASN degree but hospitals pay BSN and ASN the same rate when they first graduate from nursing school. its the same rate all through out and the only difference is if you wanted to go up the nursing ladder, then you def needed a BSN.

    think about this. FCCJ has a BSN degree (starting fall 08) but they only accept students who at least worked 1 year, full time on a hospital/ clinical setting. so if you graduate with your ASN, you can work 1 year and get the same pay as a BSN graduate, then finish your BSN after that.. a much more shorter process with the same fixture and same thread as any BSNers. cheaper too.

    people think that ASN is easy but its not. its actually more work since it is compressed but totally doable. FCCJ accepts more students than UNF too so that could be your advantage. just apply to all schools and then decided where to go depending on where you got accepted
  11. Visit  nurseynursej profile page
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    i just took my NAT like a week ago and there were specific rules about not using the calculator, and there wasn't a drop down calculator at the kent campus
  12. Visit  bryndamor profile page
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    Last I had looked, UNF only accepted into their ADN/BSN Nursing program once per year, in the Fall. FCCJ accepts 3 times a year, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

    Not sure of other hospitals in town, but I know that Baptist pays a differential for a BSN -- currently $.50/hr. A BSN is an edge in getting hired over an ADN, but I do believe that an ADN w/ 1+ yrs of experience is more attractive to an employer than a BSN w/ no experience. Employers like to have higher credentialed staff, so ideally you're only talking about starting out and will pursue your BSN -- more opportunities down the line.

    From my Professional Nursing Practice textbook:
    "In 1996, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing issued a position statement recognizing the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing as the minimum education requirement for professional nursing. The BSN nurse is prepared for a broader role; increasingly, the bachelor's degree is required for employment in many health care settings such as community health, case management, and supervisory positions. blah blah blah..."

    Jacksonville University has an all-online RN-to-BSN program IF you're employed in a clinical setting. Its not cheap. Like $1.6k per 8wk period, tuition and books. 11 classes from RN to BSN, and a standard load is 1-2 classes per 8-wk period, so you could get it done in a year, w/ focus, while working. Most hospitals will give ya something to continue your education. I think Baptist will give ya 2 or 3k per year and some other stuff is available but there are strings.
    Last edit by bryndamor on May 22, '08


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