Kennesaw State University Nursing 2012 - page 5
Hello Everybody, I received a letter from Kennesaw on Aug. 9th.....and......I've been selected for an interview for the spring 2012 accelerated program. I guess my fourth try was a charm.:yeah:... Read More
Apr 8, '12 by jmilkahqtqueen371,
Thank you so much for the comprehensive info! Exactly what I needed to know!
You zeroed in on my concern spot on... I needed to figure what impact the program would have on my ability to work so I can plan ahead...
Seems that one's between a rock and a hard place in having to choose one or the other!
-Pay the bills/follow the dream....! I can see why you had to quit...
I know I'm grasping at straws here for max potential(off site) days one could work, but...
-Is the option for some online classes available every semester?( ie, if one was to really push the envelope to hold a job...).
-At what stage does one get to: Know the upcomming schedule for the semester; pick clinical days?
-Is there any adult learner financial assistance program targetted on those who face a reduced income handicap (due bills...etc)
Thanx for your willingness to help qtqueen!..And for passing forward your gems of knowledge despite the clearly intense schedule you're on!! Bless your heart!
Apr 8, '12 by gtqueen371The online options vary by semester. During the Fall, I signed up for Research as an online class. However, when we came the first day, they announced that it had been switched to a hybrid class (partially online, partially on-campus). I believe that pathophysiology (1st semester), pharmacology (2nd semester) and leadership (4th semester) are always offered online. Two things to keep in mind with online classes are: 1) they cost more 2) they are shorter in length and therefore much more time consuming for a shorter period of time. I took patho online my first semester. It was 10 weeks long, and I spent about 3 hours/night on patho. As far as clinical goes, we generally do not find out our clinical days until a couple of weeks before the semester starts. We still have not made preference selections for the summer semester. As far as knowing class schedules, we just registered for both summer and fall within the past couple of weeks. So, I know my schedule for the remainder of my time in the program, but things do change, and you have to be flexible. For instance, we were going to have a week off between maymester and summer session, but OB/Peds is a big clinical class, and they announced this week that we will start summer session a week early. Therefore, we don't get the week off. For financial assistance, I would talk with financial aid. There are lots of different types of aid out there, and I'm sure they could find a way to work with you depending on your needs. You can also search for scholarships online. There is so much money out there to be had!
Apr 8, '12 by gtqueen371One other thing that I wanted to mention - It is not impossible to have a job, but you have to be dedicated to working hard. I would say that it is not very plausible that you'd be able to hold a weekday job. Most of the students that have jobs in the program work for hospitals as patient care techs on a PRN basis. Hospitals are generally understanding of your schedule and will work to schedule you around school.
Apr 9, '12 by jmilkahThanks qtqueen! This is very helpful info! I will bear the flexibility scenerios in mind....seems the minimum on-campus attendance is, at best, 3 days a week..
Meanwhile, I'll try to get info on financial aid/scholarships per it does appear near impossible to bring in any income while on the program- especially since it's pretty much exclusively in the daytime hours...(my job is daytime only)
I'll let you know if I come across some funding sources that might be great to pass on to others in similar circumstances(ie reduced capacity to meet financial obligations...).
Apr 11, '12 by jmilkahQuote from gtqueen371Ironically, I tend to thrive under such challenging situations! ie.the quest to yield excellent work output/excellent grades. The pressure tends to sharpen my wits rather than dim them...It would be great if there were PM classes...oh well..One other thing that I wanted to mention - It is not impossible to have a job, but you have to be dedicated to working hard. I would say that it is not very plausible that you'd be able to hold a weekday job. Most of the students that have jobs in the program work for hospitals as patient care techs on a PRN basis. Hospitals are generally understanding of your schedule and will work to schedule you around school.
I wonder why these circumstances don't appear to get much attention in the financing arena..(ie stipend for those who have no option but to give up jobs to attend college full time for a specific period...). The only source I found that addresses these circumstances was: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/scholarship/default.htm ,which comes with strings attached...not all bad, except that one does not know if relocation will be called for...Last edit by jmilkah on Apr 11, '12
Apr 13, '12 by danceluver@gtqueen371: I was looking at the course schedule for fall 2012 for information purposes, and i noticed not only were there different sections for each of the classes, there were some that were a different times for the same class? Can we have a choice when it comes to those classes (it seemed there was a choice if you wanted an evening section vs a day section). For example 3309 or 4402 had different sections with different times. Do we get to choose which one works better for us? What determines whether or not we can get a seat in an online vs in person section?
How often do you have classes that go past 4 or 5pm?Last edit by danceluver on Apr 13, '12
Apr 14, '12 by jmilkahQuote from danceluverHi danceluver!@gtqueen371: I was looking at the course schedule for fall 2012 for information purposes, and i noticed not only were there different sections for each of the classes, there were some that were a different times for the same class? Can we have a choice when it comes to those classes (it seemed there was a choice if you wanted an evening section vs a day section). For example 3309 or 4402 had different sections with different times. Do we get to choose which one works better for us? What determines whether or not we can get a seat in an online vs in person section?
How often do you have classes that go past 4 or 5pm?
I didn't know there's a schedule out already...Where can one access it-or get a copy?... Also, is the schedule you're referring to for accelerated BSN classes?Last edit by jmilkah on Apr 14, '12
Apr 14, '12 by danceluverhey!
I just googled Kennesaw State class schedule, typed in fall 2012 and chose nursing at the subject and then looked at when we take what courses from the nursing website. Easy as pie ...although i am not sure if these classes are set in stone yet
Apr 16, '12 by jmilkahThanks danceluver!
I'll google the schedule and see what it looks like...it might reflect actual even though possibly tentative...
Aug 3, '12 by LguitaristRunningman, I am really desperate to pass the TEAS test, I tried for 3 times and didn't get good score. My GPA is not bad. I am trying to get a tutor for TEAS. I am hoping you can help me since you already took the teas and got a high score. I hope you will have time to response with my msg. Thanks and God Bless!
Mar 21, '13 by gidikuok 2013
just curious and concerned about being accepted into ksu for the fall 2013 admission. Can some body tell me where my fate is? I applied for the first time for the spring 2013, I was called for the interview and eventually got on the waiting list. I have now applied for the fall 2013 and i also got interview letter.I spoke with fran and she said my last interview was good so I did not go for another interview. My Gpa is 3.69, Teas 85.4, my sciences are all good except for A and P lab2 that I got a c. Am a kind of worried when I read the high Gpa that most applicant said they have.
Mar 26, '13 by stephanie.There is a 2013 KSU thread you should check out.
It's my understanding that there isn't an exact science to how they choose the students. Just realize that you've gotten this far because of your grades and TEAs are good, so try and relax :-) can you retake your interview? I'm in the same boat as you. 3.7 GPA 89 TEAS. It's a stressful waiting game.