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    I was supposed to be applying for the July 14th deadline (Sept class)...unfortunately, because I am a healthy water drinking person, my urine screen came back diluted and I was informed that Kaplan doesn't allow re-dos. This broke my heart because I had everything all set...paid for all the tests and screenings...and knew I was going to have a great chance at getting accepted. No Go. For anyone still interested in the program, please be very aware that you CANNOT drink water before your pee test! To each their own for what school works best for you...but beware of how sensitive the pee test in. BTW, I absolutely do not use drugs--I hardly even take Tylenol!...I guess I just drink too much water for their test.

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    yeah...they made that clear (that you are out for a year if you get too diluted). I happen to just drink plenty of water but I'm not trying to hide anything. And the Nursing Consortium (who makes that rule) said it is up to the school. Sometimes the hospital that the school works with is unaccepting of diluted pee tests and so it comes back to not letting the student in. I'll keep pushing along to try and change it. I want into the program and feel like my package is strong.

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    Quote from LyndseyS
    Hello, I am a current Kaplan ADN student. I started in May and came in as a 2nd term student due to having pre-recs done. I had to have my background check and drug screen done by my March 14th deadline, so please confirm this with who ever you are working with. We all know that Kaplans credits do not transfer to all BSN programs but a few will take them, you have to look into it. However, we all take the same NCLEX!

    Also, you will not speak with financial aid until you are accepted and have went through orientation.

    Good luck with your application process!

    Ugh...so my pee test was too diluted... I am currently trying to retest (Kaplan says you are out for a year, but the Nursing Consortium says it is up to the school based on where they do rotations)...so for now, I'm out for a year. But hopefully I will convince someone to let me retest because I absolutely don't do drugs! Thanks for your help Lyndsey.

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    Quote from Kalplanstudentchris
    I am currently at Kaplan College in the ADN program. I did hesitate to sign up because I did not think the program was "up to par" with some of the other schools in town. It is true that these classes will not transfer to a BSN program, except for U of Pheonix...BUT....I currently work at a hospital and have been there for about 4 years. I talked to Human Resources about how they recruit their nurses and then called other hospitals. It was unanimous. They all told me that it doesn't matter whare you graduate, as long as you do well on the state exam.
    I think of it this way - I am doing what I love, I am learning how to become a nurse. I am devoted to that effort and will do my best no matter what school I go to. This particular situation allows me to accomplish this task much quicker than other schools, so I am all for it. I want to practice nursing and every day that goes by I am getting closer to that goal. When I get out of school I will learn sooooo much more and with each patient that comes my way, I will continue to learn.
    I appreciated hearing the commit about working with Kaplan graduates. I think the group I am going to school with right now are just like me....they are passionate about learning as much as they can to be a great nurse. I have seen many students pass through my hospital and I was not really that impressed with so many. I think it depends on the person, the drive, and the passion to succeed in this field - that is what makes a great nurse.
    Thank you Kaplanstudentchris--I appreciate hearing from someone in the program. If you read other posts, you might have seen that I am getting ready to submit my package in July in hopes of joining the September class. I'm excited and can't wait to find out the results. It is nice to read a post saying it is about your attitude and your passion.

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    Quote from msdimplescsuf
    Hello everyone, its been a while since I could update because I have been so busy..imarealangel all I did was the drug screen and background check which is basically done all together. I haven't done my physical but I think they have you do that along with getting your immunization records after you are accepted. I turned my package in before the deadline day but just about a week before and because I lived 2 hours away from the school. It may be that they don't want you to turn it in too early so they can keep them all together. I love the program so far, the teachers are great and hilarious, they make learning fun. feel free to ask any questions you have.
    Ok...Thank you msdimplescsuf. I am going to go in next week to get the forms and touch base, in person (I've just been corresponding by email). I'm happy to hear you like the program so far. That makes me a little more at ease with my decision. Now...just keep all your notes from class for me... just kidding

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    [quote=msdimplescsuf;3537215]"Hey jangelvi, Did they make you take your drug and background check?? I thought that was a little weird and expensive to take before we know if we are in or not."


    I am getting confused by the entrance package...first my rep told me to get the tests done, gather my package, turn it in by the deadline...then after I find out if I am accepted, I do the drug screen, physical and background check. HOWEVER, now that I am about ready to turn in my package, she has changed her story--she said I turn it in ON the deadline date, and that I need to have the physical, background and drug screen done before the deadline for the package too. I don't understand. Any words of wisdom? Since this is kinda what you went through... Thanks

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    No, I was told financial aid will contact the students after they find out they are accepted...and that you don't need to do the drug screen and physical until then either. I've been talking with Patty. I am waiting on my letters of rec but other than that, the other things are in the works (transcripts in the mail and work experience written out). Good luck to you as well. Just try and figure out what direction you want to go and then stick with it. That is one of my hangups--I have a hard time pointing myself in one direction, but when I do, I am very determined to get there.

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    Well...you have until July 14th to really make that decision...as long as you are getting your package together in the mean time. Did you already take the TEAS and Wonderlic? That was my big hurdle but I'm over it and moving forward on the gathering process.

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    I am happy to have finally found this thread...I am getting my package together for submission and hope to start in September....cross your fingers. To the couple of people that just started the program...let me know how it is going! (RN program)

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    Quote from lolwut
    i'm considering going there.

    what is their reputation? do their grads get jobs as easily as anyone else?

    btw, i know their credits don't transfer. pls dont bring it up, it's not an issue for me.

    You may have already made your decision as to whether or not you are going to Kaplan. I am applying there for the September term. I have heard that they aren't looked at as good as a regular college (community or 4 year)...but that people still hire from them. I have also heard that their pass rate for the RN program is 81% and that 89% pass the NCLEX. My feelings...Someone will hire you if you show them you are worth it--not because you graduated from a popular school. If you did decide to go there, let me know how it is going!

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    I have the ATI study manual and am studying about 2 hours a day. I am most concerned with the science portion though. Any specific advice regarding that section?

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    How did you do? Any advice (other than studying for more than a day...)?

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    anything new? did you get into the program?


    Quote from msdimplescsuf
    My advisor is Ray and also Brandi. I studied only the math portion on the teas and still didnt do that good on it lol I got like an 69% but that was still above the national and Kaplan average. I focused on fractions because I forgot all the rules and got 100% in that section but did bad in proportions and something else. It was actually much easier than the book says. Mostly easier on the science sections but I got a 89% on that section so just find your weakness and study that part. I'll let you know what happens, I just called Ray but he wasnt at his desk so Im still waiting.......Just hope I can get through the weekend without going crazy but I hear if you meet the requirements and pass the test with decent scores your in.:wink2:

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    Thank you so much for responding. I'd be applying for the september term. Who did you talk with? I was talking with a woman named Patty. I took a Wonderlic Test sample and did fine. I know it isn't something you study for. I'll have to study for the TEAS test though. But I guess that if I don't have to apply until July, I can study for a bit before the test with no problem. Anyway, yes, please stay in touch and let me know how it goes. Anything is helpful.

    Melanie

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    Hello, (I posted this in the California Nurses thread...but haven't gotten any replies...so I'll try here)

    My name is Melanie and I am currently trying to decide which school I should choose to get my Associates RN. I really like what Kaplan (in San Diego) has to offer...but would like to know, from any of you, what you would suggest as I have heard different things about which school to choose. **I was a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy for 7 years and also have a few general college courses completed.

    1. Did you go there? And if so, did you have any trouble with finding a good job when you graduated?
    2. Were you able to transfer to a BSN program later?

    Thank you for any advice you can give.

    Melanie


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