Kennesaw State Fall 2011 - page 28

I just applied to Kennesaw State's program for Fall 2011. I thought it would be fun to do a roll call to see who else is out there beginning the waiting game!... Read More

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    Thanks QTQueen. Also, I wanted to know if there is any difference between taking NURS 4402 (Research) online vs. on campus. Is taking it on campus more beneficial? I have done research papers before for my first degree and am very familiar with APA formating. If anyone could answer, that would be great!
    I am currently taking the Research class online. However, it is an enormous amount of busy work. I spend several hours doing the assignments for it each week. The pro is that I've made 100s on everything so far. That being said, I've heard from several students taking the lecture course that they don't have nearly as much work as we do, but I don't know how the grading is. If the grading in the lecture class is even a little better in a sense that you'd still get 90s, I'd take the lecture with less work and the 90s because at the end of the day, you still get an A. But, like I said, I'm not sure how the lecture professors grade. I will tell you that taking the online class requires time management, not waiting until the last minute on assignments and finding the time to get it all done. Savor your last moments! It will be here soon enough and you'll miss these days.

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    Thanks QTQueen,

    can you give me a little more infomaiton about how the class is structured? I was under the impression that there was one major research assignment that need to be done the whole semester (I don't remember where I heard that from). What type of assignments do you have to do?
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    Maybe one of the on-campus classes only has one major project, but for the online class there are 1-2 group assignments per week. The group assignments are done individually, but you post them to the group forum and critique each others work/post discussion. Then, there are 3-5 individual assignments per week that you submit to the professor. You also have 2 papers that you have to write during the semester: and Evidence Based Practice paper and a Critique paper. However, for your Spring schedule, the professor for the online class is currently listed as TBA. So, you may not even end up with the same professor if you take it online.

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    Can some of you who were recently accepted to the accelerated program please tell me a few things? Overall GPA? Math & Sci GPA? 7 of 12 pre-req GPA? TEAS score? Other items you know they took into account that helped you get in? Were any of you accepted on your first time applying? Did anyone get in with an overall 3.3 GPA?

    I am signed up to take the TEAS March 16. My overall GPA is 3.31, 5 Math & Sci is 4.0, and I have one more class to take for the 7 of 12 pre-reqs GPA and that will either by a 3.86 or a 3.71. Do you think my chances are okay? Any advice and wisdom would be greatly appreciated.

    Last edit by nutrizun on Feb 9, '12
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    gtqueen, can you tell me what your GPAs were and TEAS score was and if you got in on your first application to the accelerated BSN program? I am applying for Spring 2013.

    Overall 3.31
    Math & Sci 4.0
    7 of 12 will be 3.71 or 3.86
    I am signed up to take TEAS on 3/16.

    Thanks so much.
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    I got into the program on my first attempt with the following:

    Overall: 3.18
    Math/Science: 3.60
    7 of 12: 3.88
    TEAS: 90.7

    The interview is also a large part of the process. I prepared extensively for my interview. As they were asking me questions, there was only 1 question that I had to come up with an answer on the spot. All of my other answers had been prepared ahead of time. I prepared answers for about 25 potential questions, and they asked me around 10.
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    @gtqueen371: Do you recommend any good websites or resources with practice questions for the interview so we can prepare well for it? you've been a great help so far, thank you!!
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    Thanks so much for your response, gtqueen. You've been so helpful! Do you know where we can find sample questions? Where did you get your 25 questions from? I am going to sign up for a mock interview next week.
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    The mock interview is a great resource! They will ask you similar questions to the ones in the interview. It is a behavioral interview, meaning that they will ask open-ended questions and expect you to answer questions based on your experience. For example, "Tell me about a time when you had a disagreement and how you resolved it." Before I applied, I found a list in one of the threads on this website. This is the list I found plus a few more that I came across:

    * The interview is centered around what they believe to be important qualities for a nurse: leadership, customer service oriented, compassion, ethics, problem-solving, etc...
    1. Why have you chosen nursing, what lead to here?
    2. What experience do you have in the medical field, if any?
    3. Name an ethical situation you have been in and how you handled it.
    4. Name a situation that influenced a change in your personal morals.
    5. Describe a time when you showed compassion.
    6. Tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision.
    7. Tell me a situation where you showed integrity.
    8. Tell me a situation where you had to be flexible.
    9. Tell me a situation where you showed good decision making.
    10. Tell us about a time you had a difficult patient/customer and how you resolved it.
    11. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    12. How do you time manage?
    13. Tell us about a time when you made a mistake.
    14. Tell us about a time you showed leadership.
    15. Why do you feel you would be a good nurse?
    16. Nursing school is hard, how do you know you are prepared to be a nurse?
    17. Tell me about yourself (Relate this to WHY you are here, interviewing for KSU nursing, etc)
    18. Why have you chosen KSU?
    19. Tell me a time when you were faced with a difficult situation and how you handled it.
    20. Tell me about a time when a coworker was not pulling his/her weight on your team.
    21. What would make us pick you over someone else for this opportunity?
    22. What do you think makes a good nurse?
    * Have a few questions prepared to ask them at the end!

    Hope these help! You can also google "behavioral interview" for more questions.

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