futureRnwaiting 2,348 Views
Joined Jan 3, '14.
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Let me me just say that this thread is a blessing it is helping me cope with the pressure of passing my test. I am starting to feel better and hopful. Thank you everyone I love this so much
Rainbow, kudos to you! You are spot-on in your assessment. I was terrified of the science section so I studied it hard for about two weeks. I recommend 4-6 weeks preparation for those that have been out of school for too long like me. Interestingly, my weakest subject was science and yet I scored the highest in science! I was shocked! I bought three different study aids. The official ATI study manual is by far the most useful. In fact, in my opinion it is essential to acquire this manual and go over it thoroughly. You should know exactly where your weak areas are from this guide. Give yourself at least 2 weeks minimum to hammer those weak areas. One of my study manuals was a complete waste of money because it literally contained the exact same practice tests from another manual. Don't let yourself be fooled by scoring significantly better on a test that you have already taken because you should score better. However, this does not mean that you have mastered the material. Case in point... I bought both ATI online practice tests and my results instilled the fear of god in me! I thought I was "ready". I scored a 64.6% in science on the ATI Online Test A. I studied intensely in the science section for another week or so and then took ATI Online Test B. I scored a 64.5%... again. At this point, I had been studying for about 4 weeks; my anxiety had now peaked. But, this fear served me well because I studied even harder for another week and really focused on my weak science areas.
Ultimately, I scored a 97.9% on the science section. Keep in mind that I have not had A&P, Biology, or Chemistry for over twenty years. The key is to be honest with yourself about where your weak areas lie and study dutifully on those areas. Don't take the ATI practice exams repeatedly until you score over a 90% because you are memorizing the questions, not the material itself.
I'm taking mine in one week I'm so nervous but I'm going to just follow this and take the online assessments. Thank you
I was dismissed from the program because I failed my med surg both times. ='(
Why Did you Leave Fccs Nursing Program If You Don't Mind Me Asking? I want to learn more about it. How long did it take to get in
I don't know about that. I had the choice of three dates
Ok perfect love I just requested you right now I also in boxed you
Hi Noelle! Do you happen to have a facebook, its easier to talk over there!
Omg awesome Sonam,
My name is Noelle I'll see you there as well. I can't wait.
I really wish you the best 😊
My interview was on the 16th at 11:30am I will be also there for first look. So I'll be flying out to Chicago on the 13th
hi there! i applied for the fall cohort and just submitted my application. i believe we hear around the same time? i do not know very much about the school, but from word of mouth.
uh yeah of course thats amazing news! I really hope you get it! And I am still finishing up my undergrad this semester, almost done, then taking the GRE the semester that I am off. I sort of feel behind :l. Regardless of me, I really hope you get this, and keep me updated on what happens. I wish we can exchange contact info to talk more about this though
@futureRnwaiting, I don't have the ability to respond to you via private message, but if this offers any insight: I don't have a stellar science GPA (I just barely got around having to submit my GRE), but I'm hoping my other experiences might help me out. I worked as a research assistant at University of Michigan Medical School, contributed to two publications while there, earned a Program in Biomedical Sciences research fellowship, and completed an internship in the Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology Department of Henry Ford Hospital.
I've worked as a group study tutor for Organic Biochemistry at a local community college, and I've spent the last two years or so as a CNA. I worked in long-term care/ rehabilitation for a while, and this year, I joined the float pool at a local teaching hospital, where I work in every unit except ED and NICU. I think I have a good grasp on the role and responsibilities of nurses in a wide array of settings.
My friend who is starting the program had a similar GPA and no patient care experience, but she took graduate-level health science coursework, volunteered extensively, and had a lot of leadership experience.
I don't know if any of that info is helpful, but there you go!
Best of luck to you, futureRnwaiting!
Have any of you been pulled from the waitlist and accepted for Spring 2015?
I got your PM but it's disabled on my acct. Anyhow, I didn't take the GRE because my cumulative GPA was above the requirement for Rush. In undergrad, I was mostly a B student with some As. Unfortunately with NursingCAS it won't calculate you GPA until you submit the application for them to process it and then send it on to the school...seems kind of backwards, right? Have you tried googling a GPA calculator tool?
Hope this helps and good luck!
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