LSUHSC CARE Accelerated BSN program...applicants, graduates? - page 2

I'm an applicant to the CARE program through LSUHSC and I was wondering if anyone else here is also an applicant or even graduate? I too, like many of the OLOL applicants have set my LIFE around... Read More

  1. by   rpbsnrn
    hey rn1day08,

    The GPA cut-off is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Peachy, what changes have been made and will it affect the length of the program? If you could post the new curriculum as soon as possible it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Ray
  2. by   Peachy720
    hi rn1day08!!

    like Ray said, a 3.0 is the minimum. The head of the C.A.R.E. program told me the average for the entering class was a 3.4.

    Hey Ray!

    It won't affect the length of the program. Not sure if this is going to go in effect this fall or next, but here's the curriculum.

    Block One: (the same)
    Natural Science (Anatomy)
    Natural Science (Physiology)
    Intro to Professional Nursing

    Block Two:
    Foundations of Nursing Practice
    Foundations Simulation Lab
    Foundations Practicum
    Health Assessment Theory
    Health Assessment Lab
    Pharmacology
    Pathophysiology

    Block Three:
    Adult Health Nursing
    Adult Health Practicum
    Adult Health Simulation Laboratory
    Mental Health Nursing
    Mental Health Practicum
    Child Health Nursing
    Child Health Practicum
    Research in Nursing

    Block Four:
    Women's Health
    Women's Health Practicum
    Genetics
    Critical Care Nursing
    Critical Care Practicum
    Critical Care Simulation Lab
    Population Focused Nursing
    Population Focused Practicum

    Block Five:
    Perspectives in Professional Nursing
    Nursing Management in the Health Care System
    Nursing Management Practicum
    Gerontology
    Ethics and Legal Issues or Elective

    Hope that helps!! I'll go through my packet a.s.a.p. and let you know if I see anything else!

    Take care,
    Tanya
  3. by   Peachy720
    Hey Ray!!!

    Just wanted to bump up the thread and tell you I was thinking of you. Hope you had a great Family Day/Orientation yesterday.

    How did it go? I'm dying to hear details!

    Good luck on your first semester!!flowersfo
  4. by   rpbsnrn
    Hey Peachy!

    Thanks for thinking of me. I actually just finished up my first day of classes and wow things look interesting. Its certainly going to be a challenge. I have been busy. I actually missed the orientation day because it fell right on a weekend where I had to stand in a wedding out of town.

    Things so far looking good, I'll keep you updated on how the semester goes.

    Have you applied yet?

    -Ray
  5. by   newuser8181
    can anyone who graduated or is currently in the LSU CARE program tell me if there are required oral presentations or things of that nature. Just wondering how much the school will be like my first college experience? thanks
  6. by   rpbsnrn
    As a recent graduate of the program I can tell you will be required to present several group/individual oral presentations for various courses - I'd say at least 10 of them.
  7. by   newuser8181
    well I was hoping that was not going to be the answer. How are the presentations, can you give me any general info on them, length, individual or group....etc? I suppose the traditional program has the same requirements too.... No big deal, just was hoping it was more medical learning and not a lot of unnecessary projects.
  8. by   newuser8181
    Quote from rpgtr2bRN
    As a recent graduate of the program I can tell you will be required to present several group/individual oral presentations for various courses - I'd say at least 10 of them.

    well I was hoping that was not going to be the answer. How are the presentations, can you give me any general info on them, length, individual or group....etc? I suppose the traditional program has the same requirements too.... No big deal, just was hoping it was more medical learning and not a lot of unnecessary projects.
  9. by   newuser8181
    hey ray,

    could you tell me a little more about the projects and presentations required. Are they all group or all individual-what is the usual required format/content, how are the instructors and how are the classes, etc...? Would you recommend the program, and if you are familiar with olol Tulane/EJGH accelerated would you have chosen those over CARE and why. Sorry its so many questions but I would like some advice from someone who has gone through one of these programs, thanks!
  10. by   newuser8181
    Quote from LSUrn2008
    Hi Ray,

    I am currently an LSU CARE student. Honestly, the program is very, very fast paced. I read the post from TigerSN and unfortunately, many aspects of the program are still unorganized. So far my experience has been a whirlwind, however I am maintaing good grades and doing very well. My advice is to never, ever fall behind (Although at times it cannot be helped). Students in this program are extremely competitive and I'm sure you'll group up with others to help each other get along and succeed. We all try really hard to help each other. It is hectic, it is life-consuming, it is stressful but it is do-able. Whether or not I'll feel prepared as a nurse remains to be seen. This time next year I'll have finished the program. Good luck with acceptance!! If you need anything, old tests, notes or advice let me know!!
    Hey,

    -if you still have your old tests and any notes could you let me know. Thanks
  11. by   nolamor
    Hi -

    I plan to apply for the LSUHSC CARE program in January. Can anyone give an update on the status of this program? How selective it is? I have a 3.5 from Tulane and I think I interview well. I'm wondering if it might hurt me that I never took any classes from LSU. I'm also wondering how many apply, how many do they accept? And also what other accellerated BSN programs are available in the New Orleans area, if any?

    Thanks all!
  12. by   nolamor
    Hi - I'm getting ready to apply for the CARE program in January - for entrance in fall 2011. Any thoughts on how the program looks now? How selective it has become? Thoughts of any kind on the program itself? Thanks!
  13. by   cpkRN
    Quote from Lili209
    Hi - I'm getting ready to apply for the CARE program in January - for entrance in fall 2011. Any thoughts on how the program looks now? How selective it has become? Thoughts of any kind on the program itself? Thanks!
    Can you elaborate on what you mean by "how it looks?" As far as selectivity, I'm unsure. I have heard people say they had a 3.5 and made it in and others with the same GPA not make it in. The factors that break those "ties" are interview and application (namely your essays). I have also heard that people with higher GPA's didn't make it in because of their interviews. I had a 3.71 going in.

    I have multiple classmates who never set foot on the LSU campus, so that shouldn't be a factor. All of my classes were from out of state and my pre reqs were all from Delgado.

    There were 50 accepted this year and 90 applicants qualified for interviews. I'm not privy to the number of actual applicants but rumor is over 200.

    As for my thoughts: we started with 55 and are now down to 36. It's not easy. You have a regular semester with the traditional students for your first semester and one of those classes is normally where people don't make the cut. Once acceleration hits you, you don't know which end is up . It's certainly stressful, but not impossible. Things tend to be unorganized. You have to be flexible with every facet of your life because things tend to happen at the last minute and there are absolutely no excuses for not adapting to the changes. It's really just the "nature of the beast" when we have such different needs from the rest of the school and when we're moving so fast. You absolutely have to know how to go with the flow, just roll with what's given to you, and put blinders on to things that would normally bother you.

    I would suggest coming to visit the school and talking with someone that's part of the administration, and then maybe snag the chance to talk one on one with a current student.

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