Resurrection University 2011 Cohorts - page 3

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone else is applying for the Summer or Fall 2011 cohorts for the Accelerated program at West Sub/Resurrection. I met with the admissions counselor and went to an open house and it seems like the... Read More


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    Hi Purple_gal2014,

    You might want to call or email the school to meet with an admissions counselor to go over your transcripts. It was very helpful for me. For instance, I was going to try to test out of the computer science course, but the admissions counselor told me that the test is extremely difficult and they have had people not be able to start the program because they failed it. That was good to know; I promptly enrolled for an online computer course when I heard that!

    I think you should definitely apply for Fall 2012. I was taking A &P II and Developmental Psych when I applied (they did want my midterm grades so that they knew I was doing well in A & P), and am taking Microbiology and Computer Science this summer. They just want to know that you are going to complete the prereqs in time. When you hear the statistics of how many people apply and how many are accepted (can't remember them exactly) it sounds as if it is super competitive. The reality is that they have a ton of requirements (I mean...computer science? really!?) so the main reason people are rejected is that they are missing too many admissions requirements.

    They do have a guaranteed admissions policy, I believe your GPA has to be 3.0 and you need an 80 on the TEAS.

    Hope this helps!
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    Thanks so much for the reply aarm. This really helps me out a lot. Hopefully I can get in right away to speak with an admissions counselor. My dreams of being a nurse are not far away!

    Thanks!
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    Hey guys,
    I'm currently a student as RES (started in jan.) Don't worry too much about the requirements to get in. I had a not so great gpa from my first degree, but got all As on my prereqs, which I was taking up until the dec. before I started. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call admissions. They're extremely helpful, and by talking to them I found out that I didn't need to take some of the prereqs, so ask before you sign yourself up!! It'll save you time and money! They really do want to help you and make sure you get in. If you don't meet the 3.O and what ever the TEAS score is, they review your file and the board makes a decision, so don't let the requirements deter you or make you think that you can't get in, they are flexible, but they are also getting more competitive, so the earlier you get your stuff in, the earlier they can get you signed up.
    hope this helps and good luck!
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    Quote from ajryan
    Hey guys,
    I'm currently a student as RES (started in jan.) Don't worry too much about the requirements to get in. I had a not so great gpa from my first degree, but got all As on my prereqs, which I was taking up until the dec. before I started. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call admissions. They're extremely helpful, and by talking to them I found out that I didn't need to take some of the prereqs, so ask before you sign yourself up!! It'll save you time and money! They really do want to help you and make sure you get in. If you don't meet the 3.O and what ever the TEAS score is, they review your file and the board makes a decision, so don't let the requirements deter you or make you think that you can't get in, they are flexible, but they are also getting more competitive, so the earlier you get your stuff in, the earlier they can get you signed up.
    hope this helps and good luck!

    ajryan how is your semester going so far, i am starting this fall. super excited. Do you have any tips for people just starting the program?
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    The first term is supposedly the hardest. There were a good handful of people that did not pass, so they'll be joining your class. I think the main thing is to be prepared for an accelerated program and upper level college courses. I think some people try to scare you, but its not really that bad, you just have to buckle down, so take everything w/ a grain of salt. What some people consider bad is fine for others. Basically - be a good, diligent student. There's so much support at the school, that you have a ton of resources to help you out, some better than others. You're just going to have to find out what works for you. I think I'm a pretty good student, but not stellar and I have a 3.6 and have yet to pull a real all-nighter or have a total melt down. Work hard, give yourself some good breaks, find your best stress busters and make friends! Your fellow students are the only ones that know exactly what you're going through, so lean on each other, and find ways to laugh together. Everyone gets pretty tight, pretty quick, b/c you can't do it on your own. Don't listen to gossip about teachers b/c I've gone into classes thinking it would blow, and I actually really liked the teacher, so don't waste your time - take each prof. for their best qualities, make the most of them, and learn as much as you can from them. I have yet to have a prof. who I thought didn't care about us, they are there for us and they want you to succeed, so take advantage! All of the previous negative comments about res/west sub, I have not found to be true. I'm really glad I'm there, that I'm being challenged and really feel like I'm getting a great education. I started at a different school, out of state, so I have some comparison, but my first program was really bad, so I'm really thankful for this one. One of the teachers I did like there said "you got yourself into nursing school, now get yourself out" and it's very true. It's hard, but rewarding and a great experience and it doesn't last forever, its really flying by. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. Also, just remember that this is also just my opinion....
    Have a good one!
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    Quote from ajryan
    The first term is supposedly the hardest. There were a good handful of people that did not pass, so they'll be joining your class. I think the main thing is to be prepared for an accelerated program and upper level college courses. I think some people try to scare you, but its not really that bad, you just have to buckle down, so take everything w/ a grain of salt. What some people consider bad is fine for others. Basically - be a good, diligent student. There's so much support at the school, that you have a ton of resources to help you out, some better than others. You're just going to have to find out what works for you. I think I'm a pretty good student, but not stellar and I have a 3.6 and have yet to pull a real all-nighter or have a total melt down. Work hard, give yourself some good breaks, find your best stress busters and make friends! Your fellow students are the only ones that know exactly what you're going through, so lean on each other, and find ways to laugh together. Everyone gets pretty tight, pretty quick, b/c you can't do it on your own. Don't listen to gossip about teachers b/c I've gone into classes thinking it would blow, and I actually really liked the teacher, so don't waste your time - take each prof. for their best qualities, make the most of them, and learn as much as you can from them. I have yet to have a prof. who I thought didn't care about us, they are there for us and they want you to succeed, so take advantage! All of the previous negative comments about res/west sub, I have not found to be true. I'm really glad I'm there, that I'm being challenged and really feel like I'm getting a great education. I started at a different school, out of state, so I have some comparison, but my first program was really bad, so I'm really thankful for this one. One of the teachers I did like there said "you got yourself into nursing school, now get yourself out" and it's very true. It's hard, but rewarding and a great experience and it doesn't last forever, its really flying by. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. Also, just remember that this is also just my opinion....
    Have a good one!


    Thank a lot! did you buy your books or rent them? the book are really expensive at the book store. what would you suggest?
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    i bought them on amazon, or similar sites. there are a few books you definitely have to have. but for classes that are more specific, I'm trading with a classmate who has the opposite classes for the second and third semester. I don't know anyone who has bought them through the school's bookstore, with the exception of the clinical kit (stethoscope, bp cuff, and practice kits). the bookstore website has all the upcs so you can look them up other places. FYI - the med-surg book you can buy in two volumes, which you should do b/c I bought the one volume book and its 5in thick - literally! hope this helps - good luck. Also, the books for the first term you use in other terms, so its the most expensive lot to buy.
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    Thanks again!! another question, are we required to bring our computers to class everyday?
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    No, but most people do b/c every class is based on powerpoint lectures. I print them out b/c it helps me to physically write out notes and the laptop is too distracting sometimes. You do need it for every test, though. And you'll need comp access everyday to check email and the learning website. A lot of people just use net books and that works well for them, which I wish I would have known, b/c I got a huge HP b/c I thought all the specs had to be met.
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    okay. How is the clinical setting like? how is it structured? also i was thinking of getting a part-time job, based on your experience so far, would you recommend it?

    Ps. thank again


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