Any Prairie State college hopefuls for fall 2012 - page 4

by Nursebetie | 30,457 Views | 256 Comments

I was just wondering are there any prairie state hopefuls for 2012 out there?... Read More


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    Quote from shollidd
    This is going to be a long paragraph, I've been going to Prairie State since 2009, I was homeschooled before and I had to take all of the developmental classes, reading 98, english 98, math 085, etc. I've applied to the nursing program twice, this is my 2nd time applying. Last year, I completed Micro, and A&P 1 &2 with A's I was also overwhelmed by 2 math classes, I took another developmental math the lowest one math 80, so I can refresh my memory for the Hesi. but I also had math 095, and it sucked. I past micro a&p and math 80 with A's, and failed 095 with a D. During this time, I was also going to the Hesi workshop, which was helpful, when I took the Hesi though-I missed by 1 point. I think I originally had about 112 points, and they took 5 away. I do not know if they consider that failing or not. Take away 10 or 5, add 10 or 5, so im not sure if they consider it failing, or not. So this year, I had 137 points, and I used the same hesi score to take away 5, because I refuse to retake the test. My reasoning is that, I really don't like this school, I went to the nursing orientation, and boi were they sassy. I understand I have to work hard in this program, but I really feel that some of the staff do not meet you half way. I took my CNA course at prairie state in the summer, and God was it TERRIBLE!! the only thing we got to do in our clinical was feeding patients. It was terrible! the lecture was based on the professors' personal life, how her uterus is upsidedown, and can never have a child, how her sister has aids because she was promiscuous, the experience was terrible. I am considering moving to schaumburg to go to Harper College, I have all of their prereques met except Chemistry, I have a friend that's in that program, and she loves it, they have more resources than prairie state, which is a huge plus. At the nursing orientation, did anyone catch what the nursing dean said about clinical hours? 5HOURS A WEEK?? THAT'S NOTHING!! Harper college has atleast 20 hours a week! I think Prairie State tries to make the program harder than it has to be, to keep their prestige image. I'm waiting for an acceptance letter, but I have strong desire to look elsewhere, and that's what I'm doing. I heard soooooooooooooo many ppl failed this program, and the dean not once acknowledge that it could be their staff that played a role in the failures. Whatever you guys do, just think smart, explore your options, because investing in this school can be a waste of time.
    Yes I have heard that about this school!!! That's what's sad they make it overly difficult. They fail half there students and I think its due to having a image! Yes lab I heard you self teach especial in the first semester! Clinicals are 6 hours a week until you get to second year then its 12 hours! It's crazy! This the only program I applied to so I have mo choice but to do what I have to do! I know a couple of people in there now that says its hard but doable!! With your score of 137 minus 5 your fine your in there! It's only failing If you get a 69 or below on the hesi! My friend got a minus five to but her points were still high enough like you! Do you know when we get our letters??
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    Quote from dcw132003
    anybody get their letters yet?!
    No not yet still waiting
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    shollid, can you tell me about the hesi workshop you attended? i havrpe to retake the hesi because i took it at another school.
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    next year, im going to pulling out my hair waiting for that letter
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    Well, it's now May 7,2012 and I haven't recieved any letter from Prairie State College as of now!!! My goals and intentions for being a registered nurse is high!!! If this is something that you want or consider to be your career goal, GO FOR IT!!! I took the Heisa A2 test for the first time and obviously wasn't as pleased about my score like most of you were. Prairie State scores their Heisa A2 exam different than most schools. I scored an 74% cummulative on my heisa and 800/1000 on my critical thinking! Overall during this semester I was taking additional classes including Microbiology, Psych 101, and communications!!! My intentions are very high, and my confidence level are above average!!! The bottom line is, don't be discouraged about not getting in the program this year... THERE ARE OTHER COLLEGES TO LOOK AROUND AT!!! If you get in the program congratulations, if you don't get in, DON'T STOP TRYING!!! If nursing is your passion, don't stop shooting for your dreams!!! I been a certified nurses assistant for 8 years, and being a registered nurse is my passion and career ambition in life!!!


    I WILL KEEP YOU UP DATED ON OUTCOMES AND ALL (^_^) STAY PRAYFUL!!!
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    Quote from DaBestNurse
    Well, it's now May 7,2012 and I haven't recieved any letter from Prairie State College as of now!!! My goals and intentions for being a registered nurse is high!!! If this is something that you want or consider to be your career goal, GO FOR IT!!! I took the Heisa A2 test for the first time and obviously wasn't as pleased about my score like most of you were. Prairie State scores their Heisa A2 exam different than most schools. I scored an 74% cummulative on my heisa and 800/1000 on my critical thinking! Overall during this semester I was taking additional classes including Microbiology, Psych 101, and communications!!! My intentions are very high, and my confidence level are above average!!! The bottom line is, don't be discouraged about not getting in the program this year... THERE ARE OTHER COLLEGES TO LOOK AROUND AT!!! If you get in the program congratulations, if you don't get in, DON'T STOP TRYING!!! If nursing is your passion, don't stop shooting for your dreams!!! I been a certified nurses assistant for 8 years, and being a registered nurse is my passion and career ambition in life!!!

    I WILL KEEP YOU UP DATED ON OUTCOMES AND ALL (^_^) STAY PRAYFUL!!!
    How many points you have??
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    I have approximately 58 points currently not including the spring semester of 2012!!! I have all "B'S" In both my A&P courses, chemistry and general biology courses!!
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    Still no letter...I've been stalking the mailman since my last post! I'm praying it comes tomorrow with good news!
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    It suppose to be sent certified mail!!!
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    Today is probably the day :-)


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