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    Has anyone taken the Excelsior College exam for Anatomy and Physiology for Johns Hopkins school of nursing. My A &P is more than 5 yrs old and they want me to take the courses online. I'm hoping there is someone out there who has taken it so as to give advice on how the test is set up. Any info is greatly appreciated!

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    I thought calls where only for the masters program. Don't think ABSN applicants get called notifying admittance.

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    Thanks so much for your Pearls of wisdom! Im very much interested in going to OR nursing after I graduate. Can you give advice on how to survive nursing school and what good skills to hone into to be a more efficient OR nurse. I've heard getting critical care experience and med/surg are good skills to have before getting into OR. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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    This is what I'm so paranoid about. Not finding a nursing job after I graduate from the nursing program and investing thousand of dollars. I don't want to have this huge gorilla on my back and no income coming in to pay for the massive debt. This is so stressful!

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    i know this post is more than a year old. Did you figure out how to pay for the Accelerated program??

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    hey thanks for the feed back on JHU nursing. I can't find the student blogs. So u mind cutting and pasting the links?

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    Why did you switch to traditional to accelerated nursing program??

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    This post is a year old...are you still a recruiter for JHU? Was interested in asking some questions....Thanks!

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    Thank you Rockkstarr!!
    I appreciate your pearls of wisdom. This really helped a lot. Sorry for the delayed reply. Im still wacking away at question #2. By the time Im done Im soooo exhausted and pass out in bed LOL. Thanks for the link also. Seems like you really did your homework! I really hope I get it! I want to be a nurse so bad. I want to start doing clinicals and nursing people. Anyway, I will email you later if I need more advice, that's if you dont mind!
    thanks again!
    ~Giggles

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    Hi Rockkstarr

    Thanks for the reply. Im done with question 1 & 3. Still stressing over the critical thinking. Dont know if they want a clinical experience or what. I was thinking of issues with co-workers but wouldnt that be core valuese??? Heck I dont know! Havent had a good night's sleep in days. People telling me to think of a situation or experience I've had, well stating the obvious lol.
    Best of Luck to you. Do you know when they let us know of acceptance? Have you spoken to anybody already in the program?
    Still trying to decipher on the 13mth or 21mth program. Its only an 8mth difference.

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    OH my gosh! Thank you so much! This definitely helped me narrow down what experience I wanted to talk about. Wasn't sure it was a strong enough experience to put down on my essay but thanks for the clarification/direction. Is it at all possible to email you my rough draft to get some more feedback? or am I pushing it? lol. thank you Daytonite! Let me know.

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    Hey Stacy!
    I will be applying for both the traditional and accelerated program. Have you spoken to anybody in both programs to get an idea of the pace?? I would love to finish in 13mths but don't know if I can hang with the pace. Im really stressing over the essay topics. The one Im stuck on is critical skills question. What situation did you talk about? I know people get touchy about their personal essay but I just just a general idea without any specifics. You can personally email me if you'd like.
    I'm in the westcoast and dont mind relocating at all. JHU is too good to pass up!

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    Hey thanks for you response Daytonite. I added the "What experiences have you had in the field that enabled you to obtain the skills and values that you have or have strengthened due to your working environment" As a general question that Im asking people in this forum. This wasn't part of the essay question. The essays were just #1 & #2.
    The reason Im having a hard time with this because for question #2 do they want me to describe and emergency situation that I encountered, for example a person that stopped breathing, and how I followed protocol? Like I "yelled 911 then I proceeded to clear the airways then..." etc. Since I'm a medical assistant, do they want to get a snapshot of how I deal with the flow of the clinic? ..."If I have a patient coming in for a biopsy these are the steps I take..." etc Does it have to be an actual clinical situation? I'm asking this because I know you have experience in interviewing and know what nursing schools are looking for so I appreciate and advice that you give.
    The situation that I was thinking of using kinda ties in both questions (1&2). So don't know if I should give one long answer to both questions and risk getting dinged for it or answer both questions separately.
    Let me know Daytonite! I think your tips are golden! I appreciate your time in advance.
    ~Gigi

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    My dream is to go to Yale's Masters program. Congrats on getting in!!....Can I email you with more questions? let me know! THanks!

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    Hey are you still around on the forums...would like to ask you a few questions.


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