Davenport University - page 9
Hey Everyone, Davenport University has as everyone knows changed there Associate Nursing program is to now a BSN degree program! No problems there! I am however taking a Biostatistics class.... Read More
May 12, '10AGAIN I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU ALL FOR BEING EXCEPTED INTO THE BSN PROGRAM AT DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY!!!!
As some of you already know I did not get accepted into the program neither did I get accepted in WCCCD. Both denial letters back to back was quite overwhelming but I refuse to let this stress me out. I have sent my application package out again with an attempt to get accepted in the LPN Program. At least this will open the door for me. Does anyone know what's expected in this area. The deadline for this application is May 14th. So wish me the best guys.
Jun 2, '10hello guys i was accepted also for the program but was chosen for the traditional track, which is kind of dissapointing. i tranferred over from baker and a couple of my classes weren't equivalent. i took math but it wasn't intermediate and i need cell biology, so im wondering why cant i just take these in the summer so i can start the fast track in the fall?
Jun 2, '10I am also in the second track, I am hopeful that I can take my remaining Gen Eds over next summer as well. I still have Patho and Chemistry for sciences too and am taking them over the fall and winter, then I should be pretty much caught up.
In all, I hope to be able to complete the track in 5 more semesters but really, who even knows until we get our schedules at orientation...
Jun 2, '10Hey there Sante2487, I tranferred from Baker too. I'm currently taking Intermediate Algebra and Cell Biology. I took Chemistry,, and Pharm at Baker but they didn't transfer. I'm scheduled to take Chemistry in the Fall. The Patho and Micro tranferred and I'm done with the Gen. Ed and the elective classes so I'm in pretty good shape, at least I thought I was. I was put on the traditional track. I can't figure out why, after this semester I will only need Chemistry. Am I missing something?
Jun 10, '10Promiseme1, I would assume maybe because Chemistry is a lab and a lecture and can be difficult for some people? I am not exactly sure. They might have just not wanted you to have a Chem lab/lect along with two other nursing class lab/lect plus clinicals.
I guess I just don't see how that could make you go an entire year longer though. I was accepted into the accelerated track... and I don't even see how all of the classes will be completed on time lol. I guess we will see!
I feel like they have a lot of people in different places as far as classes go, and that might be hard to coordinate everyone.
Do you guys get financial aid? I was also worried that because the high cost and having to take so many credits at a time that financial aid is not going to cover it all (through loans and grants). I am hoping it will maybe increase! All I know is I do not have a few grand each semester to pay extra so I hope that is not the case.
Jun 24, '10finally signed up for this site after scoping it out for a while. It was nice to see TWO people from my current Micro lab on here....the "old man" and the mom of two! This is the redhead that doesn't show up in shorts and a tank top!
So...after having the orientation i still feel like they haven't answered all our questions, but i suppose it's because they don't KNOW yet. Not only is it new to us, but also to them.
Hopefully we can all get everything done before the August 1st deadline!!
See all of you in the Fall!
Jun 26, '10Your funny! I really wish they knew a little more. I just e-mailed the nursing administrative asst. to see about the Hep B, and I guess if you will not have all 3 doses done you have to have the physician sign something stating that and write them a letter with the dates that it will be completed. (Since they are administered over a 6 month period) She said to then follow up when it is finished.
Going to get my TB Wed... yuck! lol
I hope that they will possibly be adjusting the fast track so we will be doing a clinical sooner, possibly in the fall?
That would be nice.
Jun 29, '10Hi all,
I have been considering Davenport and wanted to get more information. I am pretty sure I have asked this before but trying to search through the thred to find the answer is nerve wracking! Anyhow, what are the pre req's required for Davenports program? And also what was the lowest gpa that was accepted? I will start applying to in the fall and I am getting really nervous with what to expect. I am hoping not to be flooded with rejection letters my first time out! I know a lot of people say the schools are getting harder and harder to get into so I am prepared if that is the case but I am hoping not! Any information you give would be greatly appreciated thanks so much!
Jun 29, '10Quote from MsAshleyHey MsAshley,Hi all,
I have been considering Davenport and wanted to get more information. I am pretty sure I have asked this before but trying to search through the thred to find the answer is nerve wracking! Anyhow, what are the pre req's required for Davenports program? And also what was the lowest gpa that was accepted? I will start applying to schools in the fall and I am getting really nervous with what to expect. I am hoping not to be flooded with rejection letters my first time out! I know a lot of people say the schools are getting harder and harder to get into so I am prepared if that is the case but I am hoping not! Any information you give would be greatly appreciated thanks so much!
I am not 100% positive on any of this, but from what i have heard:
There are no pre-requisites for the BSN and the LPN program. There is a small chance that you could be accepted into the nursing program straight from High School. Although, i would HIGHLY recommend taking the first year of classes ahead of time. Especially if you want any chance of making it into the fast track program. Those prerequisites are:
Foundations (basic) Biology, plus Biology Lab, Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, plus Labs, Chemistry Lecture and Lab, Composition 1 and 2, Intermediate Algebra, Intro to Psychology, Microbiology lecture plus Lab, Intercultural Communication, Intro to Health care and Biostatistics.
As for the lowest GPA, from what i have HEARD, there was a guy accepted with a 3.0, but...i know people with a 3.7 or higher that were NOT accepted. Davenport's program is NOT all based on GPA. We also had to have 2 professional recommendations, as well as a 450 word essay. This was on top of our GPA, prerequisites and TEAS (or Hesi) scores. I know that a previous degree also helped you reach the top of the list.
If you don't mind my asking, what is your education history? And what is your GPA? Have you taken the TEAS/HESI yet? if so, how did you do? Are you from the Warren area? Or the main campus (Grand Rapids) area? I am only telling you what i know of the Warren campus.
I know that MY GPA at DU was 4.0, with a 3.7 transfer GPA. It was slightly lower if you ONLY took the Math and Science classes, which they also look at.
Well, I wish you luck, and remember to keep your grades up!
Jun 29, '10Thanks so much for writing all of that! The good thing about Davenport is that there is no waiting list so I am happy for that. But that also means it is very competitive. Are you able to apply for both the RN and LPN program at the same time? I am willing to do the LPN if I am unable to get into an RN program just because I know I will be able to do an LPN-RN track somewhere and those are easier to get into but I would prefer just going straight RN.
As far as the classes, so far all I have taken is Comp 1 and 2, Bio, AP1 (currently taking), Intermediate math, and Intro to psych. I am scheduled to take both AP2 and Micro this fall. I am nervous about taking the two science classes together but I think if I try hard enough I can make it work.
I took the HESI in the beginning of this year and I got a 75% but mind you I had never taken an Anatomy or Chemistry class and both those sections were on the test. I scored in the low to high 90's on everything else so that should show you just how bad I bombed those. But I have taken Anatomy and Chemistry now so I think that I could do better this time around. I am going to make an appt to see an advisor so I can see what else I need to do. I also have great people to write recommendation letters for me so I am not worried about that at all.
Thanks again for your help and I will keep you posted as I go along. Hopefully I'll be a davenport nursing student next year!!
Jun 29, '10I also forgot to add this would be my first degree. I have a medical assistant certification and have been working for one of the health systems for about 2 years now. does the healthcare experience count at all?