Class of 2006 - page 23

Hey yall! Just wondering if there are any of us out there still working on pre-reqs - hopeful nursing graduates of 2006? Roll call! :) I'm the 26yo mama of two boys (5yrs and 18mos). I... Read More

  1. by   alexillytom
    Agent,

    You took the words right out of my mouth. (except for the girl school part)
    I am online right now triying to research this school. I am curious as
    to how clinicals are handled.

    Debbie
  2. by   agent
    Let me know
  3. by   Paleobug
    Good luck on your exam tonight, Agent.

    My NLN exam is scheduled for April 17. I'm also curious about the ADN program online.
  4. by   AmyLiz
    Good luck, Agent...
    I'm sure you'll do just fine.
  5. by   manna
    I think with Deaconess you have to find a organization (hospital, whatever) that will work with the school and allow you to schedule clinicals there at nights/on weekends/around your schedule.

    Check in the Distance Learning forum, I think there are some Deaconess threads/students there.
  6. by   MommyNurseSarah
    I am 20, single (If anyone knows of any male Dr's that would like to date a nurse, please let me know) with a 2 year old son. I hope to get in this Fall at Deaconess. I will be attending Deaconess while taking the science courses they do not offer at my community college. I hope to graduate in 2006 as well.....
  7. by   fry.girl
    Quote from manna
    I think with Deaconess you have to find a organization (hospital, whatever) that will work with the school and allow you to schedule clinicals there at nights/on weekends/around your schedule.

    Check in the Distance Learning forum, I think there are some Deaconess threads/students there.
    Yes, you have to be accepted as a nurse extern at a local hospital to do your clinical work...Deaconess helps you set that up. Then you do all your classwork on-line. You also have to go to St Louis MO (Deaconess) at the end of each Session for a final clinical test.

    You do not have to have an LPN to start...but if you do that puts you into their LPN to RN program...They also offer RN To BSN.

    It may sound like alot, but for those of us with full time jobs and families it is a great option!

    www.deaconess.edu
  8. by   agent
    I believe myself to be an educated person, but that exam was pretty frickin hard.

    About 5 million ppl also showed up to take it. I hear they arent taking anyone who scores under the 90th percentile..

    so im pretty depressed.

    Frickin insanely competitve program that doesnt go by gpa or other factors. :angryfire
  9. by   manna
    I'll bet you did better than you think you did, Agent!

    When will you know your score/whether you got into the program?
  10. by   TexMedic
    I am also hoping to wrap up my nursing degree in 2006. I'm 30 years old, married with no kiddos. I was previously working as a medical practice business manager with no aspirations for the clinical side, until last year. My mom was diagnosed with AML. She only lived about one month after her diagnosis. Luckily, I had just quit my job managing the practice to decide which career endeavor to embark on next when she got sick. I had just began working as an executive trainer for a technology company that sells and markets practice management software....I worked on my own time, basically, so I could take off that last month to be with her. It was truly a life-changing experience. I already had most of the pre-req's for nursing through my first degree, so I dove right in. I'm working as a med-tech now and awaiting the fall semester (and making about 4 times less than I did as a business manager, but who cares?). I'm excited beyond belief. I come from a medical family: my grandpa was a physician, my grandma was an R.N., my uncle has his PharmD, one cousin is in med school, another is an EMT and yet another is a drug rep. I have now fallen into the ranks of the family business. I hope to complete my education as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  11. by   AmyLiz
    Welcome TexMedic!

    Agent...don't sweat it too much. I thought I did LOUSY when I took the test. It WAS hard. Especially the science part. So much on there from physics & chem. Blah. But I made it into the 99th percentile. You've got to remember...it's percentile, not percent correct.
  12. by   javagirl
    I'm getting annoyed with schools that won't accept old pre-req coursework. It seems like a waste of time & $ to me to repeat classes I've taken. Yes, I understand they want the knowledge fresh in our mind, but I'm sure once I dust off the ole noggin I'll remember my bio, etc. Even more frustating are the schools that say the coursework will be accepted at the dicretion of the admission committee. Hello? Now I have something else to be on pins & needles about?
  13. by   agent
    JGirl, I have the same situation with a bio class I'm taking right now.

    Manna - I should find out in about 3 weeks or so.

    Amy - I think I was suprsised by some of the verbal.

    Reading comp was really easy for me, but some of the words in the the other sections I had never even seen before. I finished Verbal 15 mins early, you either know it or you dont.

    In addition, the math problems were not particularly difficult, but I ran out of time in that section even though I was multiplying and writing things out as fast as I could.

    Finally, I think I did well on the science except for the electrictity and physics questions.

    I didnt know the average newtons of a human being and I couldnt recognize any circuits that weren't parallel (its all I studied)

    So I'm pretty disgusted. In fact I feel addtional studying would work with the science part but not for verbal or math.. just hard to study for.

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