What's the deal with Columbus State admission? - page 12

My friend applied in January 2009 for their traditional ADN program and was accepted (as all students are) and was told her start date was March 2011. In the meantime, she applied twice to their... Read More

  1. Visit  foreverLaur profile page
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    Quote from rlester4
    So I got a little lost...Is anyone on here like me; waiting for response from the July 1st application? I've heard anything from 4-6 weeks to months later to learn if I have a seat for the spring start.
    I am waiting. I applied July 1 at 9:00:04am so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get one of the few seats left in the March 2011 starting class as I really don't want to wait until September 2011 to start.

    When I called the nursing department, they told me we should hear in October. The turnaround time last application period was about 2.5 months so I'm hoping for mid-September.
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  3. Visit  formerarch profile page
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    That's a good sign - one more spot for me Duno why you would do that though - I love the way columbus state's program is set up.

    Luckily I don't have anything to worry about. I got As in NURC 101/102, CHEM 113, and PSYCH 100. I have transfer credit for stats and calc and I have a year of English from my bachelors degree and I got a 90% on the Hesi.

    If I got the March 2011 start date, when would I have to take the background test? How much does it cost and where do you do it?

    Hi, foreverLaur. Don't mean to butt in, but was trying to find information for the HESI exam for CSCC and i'm interested in some perspectives of people who've taken it.

    I had several classes from high school and college accepted when i applied to CSCC (2nd career). My only requirements before applying for the Autumn, 2011 nursing program were taking Chem 100, which i'm taking now, with Chem 113 and the (2) accelerated NURC classes in the fall. And passing the HESI exam.

    The anatomy/physiology and biology portions of the HESI seem pretty intense. For me, that was from high school many moons ago. The exam review book is pretty tame for the English and math, but the sciences are just the opposite. Way more involved than I had expected (background's in architecture so my natural sciences are pretty rusty).

    Was just wondering what your perspective on the exam was, e.g., if you had a science background, used any other study materials, how long it took, etc..
  4. Visit  foreverLaur profile page
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    Quote from formerarch
    Hi, foreverLaur. Don't mean to butt in, but was trying to find information for the HESI exam for CSCC and i'm interested in some perspectives of people who've taken it.

    I had several classes from high school and college accepted when i applied to CSCC (2nd career). My only requirements before applying for the Autumn, 2011 nursing program were taking Chem 100, which i'm taking now, with Chem 113 and the (2) accelerated NURC classes in the fall. And passing the HESI exam.

    The anatomy/physiology and biology portions of the HESI seem pretty intense. For me, that was from high school many moons ago. The exam review book is pretty tame for the English and math, but the sciences are just the opposite. Way more involved than I had expected (background's in architecture so my natural sciences are pretty rusty).

    Was just wondering what your perspective on the exam was, e.g., if you had a science background, used any other study materials, how long it took, etc..
    How are you taking NURC 101 & 102 in the fall? NURC 101 is a prerequisite to NURC 102...

    I thought the Hesi A2 was very easy. My degree is in psychology. When I took the Hesi A2, I had taken Anatomy about a year ago, Biology about 7 years ago, general chemistry 4 years ago, and CHEM 113 about a year ago. I had never taken physiology. You need a cumulative 75% on the Hesi A2 which means you can BOMB the sciences and make up for it in the other sections. I got an 88% in A&P/Bio and an 80% in Chem. I got a 100% in reading comprehension/math and a 98% in vocab/grammar. I bought the official study guide and studied it for maybe a 2 or 3 hours over a week period or so... I essentially winged it. All you really need to review is basic math (a lot of adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing fractions/decimals) and you don't have a calculator so you have to do it all by hand. You also need to know household conversions and roman numerals but the study guide does a great job of preparing you for that. Reading comprehension/vocab/grammar was easier than the ACT/SAT I thought... probably at an 8th or 9th grade level or so.

    Most of the anatomy I remembered from my class and the physiology I just winged. Biology and chemistry I relearned from the study guide and it obviously did an okay job . Might not hurt to throw in a med term class though - it'll help on numerous portions of the test and in nursing school.
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    How are you taking NURC 101 & 102 in the fall? NURC 101 is a prerequisite to NURC 102...
    Some of the NURC classes are accelerated, so (2) can be taken in one quarter (one the 1st half of the quarter, the next class the 2nd half).

    I knew the HESI was a cumulative 75% score or better, which will help. But i'll definitely need to clean the cobwebs out of my skull for the sciences. Thanks for the insight!
  6. Visit  foreverLaur profile page
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    Quote from formerarch
    Some of the NURC classes are accelerated, so (2) can be taken in one quarter (one the 1st half of the quarter, the next class the 2nd half).

    I knew the HESI was a cumulative 75% score or better, which will help. But i'll definitely need to clean the cobwebs out of my skull for the sciences. Thanks for the insight!

    That's handy - I wish they did that when I needed to take them!! You'll need a new workbook for NURC 102 .
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  7. Visit  kidsnstudyn profile page
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    ForeverLaur,
    They've done the accelerated classes for awhile. That's how I took mine, I just couldn't get into both classes in the same quarter, they fill up so fast. But I took NURC 101 in Summer '09 in 5 weeks & NURC 102 in Fall '09 in 5 weeks.
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    ForeverLaur,
    They've done the accelerated classes for awhile. That's how I took mine, I just couldn't get into both classes in the same quarter, they fill up so fast. But I took NURC 101 in Summer '09 in 5 weeks & NURC 102 in Fall '09 in 5 weeks.
    I wish I would have done that. It may have made the classes a bit challenging if they were rushed like that. I thought both NURC 101/102 were SO easy. I don't think I cracked open either textbook for more than 5 minutes the entire quarter, never studied, just showed up and winged it and earned an A+ in the course. I'm assuming nursing school is WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY harder so it makes you wonder how anyone who struggles in NURC 102 can survive the nursing program.
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    I wish I would have done that. It may have made the classes a bit challenging if they were rushed like that. I thought both NURC 101/102 were SO easy. I don't think I cracked open either textbook for more than 5 minutes the entire quarter, never studied, just showed up and winged it and earned an A+ in the course. I'm assuming nursing school is WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY harder so it makes you wonder how anyone who struggles in NURC 102 can survive the nursing program.

    LOL 101 was still a walk in the park. 102 was slightly tougher, just because we had less time to practice & learn skills, so it made our skills test a little more stressful. But yeah, there were people stressing out about the class...


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