Any College of DuPage students out there? - page 2

Hello~ I originally applied in 2004 and was one of over 1000 applicants! I got real close on the waiting list but, it never panned out. I took some time off, had another baby and am now ready to... Read More

  1. by   stellina1122
    Yeah, I still have to talk math for health sciences, plus, micro and nutrition.
  2. by   Carla14296
    Who is a good Micro teacher?? I plan on taking either that or Nutrition next. Also, is there chem, bio and A&P on the HESI?? I am getting different answers and want to begin preparing.


    I am new to this site. Should we be posting COD questions here or an another forum??

    Thanks!
  3. by   stellina1122
    I think you can post your COD questions here, but there are probably other places that talk about COD too. I am not sure who a good micro teacher is. I know there are not alot of them to choose from. I was just talking to someone about that tonight. I need to look at the list to remind me what teacher she recommended....
  4. by   zuuzu
    Hi-
    I started my A&P I this week. It was bruttal! I didn't realize you already had to know chemistry and the pace is so fast, I don't know if I can keep up. I feel like such a jerk.
  5. by   jitters
    Carla14296- You were asking about Micro teachers. I think Karen Persky is a great teacher. She's a tough grader but you learn alot from her and she tries to make it fun....
  6. by   Carla14296
    Thanks Jitters!

    Any other advice!?
  7. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Carla14296
    Hello~

    I originally applied in 2004 and was one of over 1000 applicants! I got real close on the waiting list but, it never panned out. I took some time off, had another baby and am now ready to go!

    Just curious if there are still that insane amount of applicants at COD? Any advice? I have my BA and only have 3 more pre-reqs to take; Psych 237 Life Span, Nutrition and Micro. I've taken my CNA and was able to get a permit and take Nursing 100 in the summer of 04.

    Any advice, insight or thoughts would be welcome! How hard is the HESI exam? Any prep that I can start doing now for Fall 08? Also, have they done any more pilot programs? I heard that they were starting some students in January?

    Thanks!
    Hi,
    I was in a similar situation, minus the kids.

    I decided to look into post bacc nursing programs and eventually chose DePaul University's 22 month MS in Nursing entry program.

    It is "very" intense and also "very" expensive. I know that Loyola and Rush have a post bacc BSN program. The do not seem as CRAZY competitive to get into like the associate programs. Good luck,
    Gen
  8. by   jitters
    Carla14296 - Chemistry, biology and A&P are not on the HESI test. It's just vocab, grammer, basic math, and reading. Don't sweat the HESI test most of the people I know including myself thought it was a breeze. As for nutrition I can't remember who I had but she was a lousy teacher I wish I could remember her name. Nutrition isn't bad either you just have one huge project that is worth half your grade so what ever you do, do not fall behind on the project or else it could come back to bite you. If you have any other questions let me know. - jitters
  9. by   stellina1122
    Quote from zuuzu
    Hi-
    I started my A&P I this week. It was bruttal! I didn't realize you already had to know chemistry and the pace is so fast, I don't know if I can keep up. I feel like such a jerk.
    Don't give up!! You can do it. Yes, there is chemistry. Most of it is in Chapter 2 (I think), but you will come across it in other chapters too. Do your best to keep up with the readings and to not get too far behind. It is a really, really hard class and you have to work for everything you get in there. As long as you realize that, you'll be fine. :roll

    Who do you have?
  10. by   Carla14296
    I had an awesome A&P teacher, Dr. Limato. He gave us chapter outlines which were his overheads. Our tests were off of the outlines. To be completely honest I only read the book when I had to get a vocab word or get a liitle more info on a subject. Anyways, I have all of my outlines. If any of you need help and need me to try and explain something or look something up for you please let me know! I got an A in both A&P's!

    I'm not sure if he still teaches there but, I would HIGHLY recommend him.

    I am taking Lifespan online right now. Never took an internet couse before! Have any of you?
  11. by   Carla14296
    Jitters-

    So, are they having a January pilot program? I am assuming that you will have to reapply for Fall of 08? I called last week and they told me the admission packets will be ready in March. Have you taken Nursing 100? I was able to get the permit in the summer of 04 and took it. You seem to have gotten pretty close to acceptance! It is so frustrating, isn't it?!

    Thanks for all of your advice and insight!
    Carla
  12. by   stellina1122
    I have had many people tell me about him (Anthony Limato). I considered trying to get into his class, but the times weren't convenient for me.

    My biggest problem with A&P is narrowing down what I need to study. I have access to so much info - the book, the study, teachers outlines, websites, software (she gave us). I know that her outlines are the "map" that we need to use, I just always seem to get off course regardless.

    I just finished lifespan. I took it independently. I did take a class online before. It was chemistry of all things. I had a tutor and I got an A. It was definitely easier being an online course, no doubt. Plus, no lab was great!
  13. by   jitters
    Carla14296- Yes there was a Jan pilot program. I missed getting in by three people. As for the 2008 program I already have submitted my application for the 2007 program. They are going to send out letters in March. This is my second time that I almost got in. To tell you the truth I'm tire of waiting for COD to accept me. I have put my application in other schools this time. Don't get me wrong COD is a great school but I'm tire of waiting on them. Do you know that they are the only school up to this year that only had one program start time. You would think that they would have thought of doing something like the Jan pilot along time ago with the amount of application they receive in a year. The way I feel is if I get in this time great but I'm not holding my breath any more I'm moving on to another school. All I have left to take for my ADN is the nursing classes. I've already taken Nursing 100 and it's my understanding if I do get accepted this time I will have to retake that class since they changed it since 2004 when I last took that class.

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