Deaconess Question? How many Sessions? - page 2

Glad to see there are some successful Deaconess students here...I am sending off my application today. I am still waiting on my info packet, so I was just wondering if anyone can tell me if there... Read More

  1. by   ImaEMT
    So, does that put those of us who are starting in May, and choose to work straight through the summer sessions, set to graduate May 2006? I thought if we did the summer session, grad would be Jan 2006. I plan to go straight through without stopping. Am also going to look into taking some classes at the local college as it's MUCH cheaper!

    Lisa
  2. by   mona b RN
    Quote from opalm
    Mona b, will you have A&P II and Clinical 1 (NR170) during the same semester?
    I have no problem with the A&P issue, it has been worked out. Sometimes you get what you ask for. :chuckle


    mona
  3. by   opalmRN
    Quote from ImaEMT
    So, does that put those of us who are starting in May, and choose to work straight through the summer sessions, set to graduate May 2006? I thought if we did the summer session, grad would be Jan 2006. I plan to go straight through without stopping. Am also going to look into taking some classes at the local college as it's MUCH cheaper!

    Lisa
    There are three semesters per year in the DCN calendar. Spring, Summer, Fall.

    If you start in May (which is really June and part of the summer semester) you will finish 6 semesters later which would be April and you would grad in May.

    That is for the new students as the original program had seven semesters as opposed to the new program which is six semesters.

    Straight through is 6 semesters from the time you begin.
    Hope this helps,
  4. by   fry.girl
    I appreciate the heads up on the A & P I & II and the Developmental Pschy being a pre req for clinical work...That is definitely important to consider when mapping out my plans...

    I am also planning to complete as many of my gen ed classes with my local community college so that I can save on tuition.

    I am doing Developmental Psch now and plan to do my Micro, A & P I, and Nutrition this Summer...(I may be pushing it though) I just want to have as many of the gen eds complete before diving into the program in the Fall...

    Thanks for all the input!
    Last edit by fry.girl on Feb 25, '04
  5. by   Nurse2B73
    How do you get clinicals done with Deaconess when you are in another state somewhere. I know you should have some clinical hours and being that this is distant learning where do you get your clinicals done or are you doing them period.

    Thanks
    Shonda
    God Bless
  6. by   mona b RN
    Quote from cbarnett2
    I appreciate the heads up on the A & P I & II and the Developmental Pschy being a pre req for clinical work...That is definitely important to consider when mapping out my plans...

    I am also planning to complete as many of my gen ed classes with my local community college so that I can save on tuition.

    I am doing Developmental Psch now and plan to do my Micro, A & P I, and Nutrition this Summer...(I may be pushing it though) I just want to have as many of the gen eds complete before diving into the program in the Fall...

    Thanks for all the input!
    I think that it is always a good idea to get as many prereq's done as you can before nursing school starts. Have you given any thought to taking the human growth and development clep exam in place of developmental psych? Save some bucks and time. It is not a very hard exam to pass.

    mona
  7. by   opalmRN
    Quote from Nurse2B73
    How do you get clinicals done with Deaconess when you are in another state somewhere.
    Clinical rotations are completed in a student's geographical area.
  8. by   fry.girl
    Quote from mona b
    I think that it is always a good idea to get as many prereq's done as you can before nursing school starts. Have you given any thought to taking the human growth and development clep exam in place of developmental psych? Save some bucks and time. It is not a very hard exam to pass.

    mona
    I never knew that Clepping was an option for Develop Pschy until I found this website 2 weeks ago. I am already 7 weeks into my class at the community college...so I will be done with it...Really all I have left are my Sciences...and the Nutrition.

    BTW does anyone know what the COM 103D is...I am wondering if I have an equivalent course already on my transcript to cover it...

    Thanks
  9. by   opalmRN
    Quote from cbarnett2
    I never knew that Clepping was an option for Develop Pschy until I found this website 2 weeks ago. I am already 7 weeks into my class at the community college...so I will be done with it...Really all I have left are my Sciences...and the Nutrition.

    BTW does anyone know what the COM 103D is...I am wondering if I have an equivalent course already on my transcript to cover it...

    Thanks

    It is a communication class given by DCN's affiliate college, Fontbonne University. It is a communications class and you might very well already have taken the equivalent. Can't hurt to check, that would be one less class you would need!

    Good luck
  10. by   Mrs.Yost
    Not sure if this is still the case, but when I started at DCN I was told that I would have to complete 9 general ed credits with DCN (Fontbonne) to comply with the residency requirements. You may want to double check this before you take all of the general ed credits at a community college and still have to meet these requirements with DCN.

    There are also a minimum # of nursing credits to meet the residency requirements but you should have no problem meeting those unless you have a lot of nursing credits to transfer.
  11. by   Mrs.Yost
    Regarding my previous post, see DCN catalog page 25, bottom of the page.
  12. by   mona b RN
    Quote from Mrs.Yost
    Regarding my previous post, see DCN catalog page 25, bottom of the page.

    Hi Mrs. Yost.

    I think they have dropped this requirement. I'm not quite sure what the exact particulars are but I don't think the residency requirement is the same as it once was.

    Hope all is well with you

    mona
  13. by   Amy P
    According to the info the just sent me (2003-2004 catalog), the residency requirement is 28 credit hours of general education and nursing courses, which will be accomplished just with the nursing courses. Has anyone tried to take pharmacology anywhere else?

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