Drexel University ACE Spring 2010 - page 11
Hello all, I just received a letter from Drexel saying that my application for the ACE program is now complete and Iím waiting for a response. I was wondering if anyone else here is applying for the same program and received an... Read More
- 0Aug 12, '09 by nanagoseQuote from AugustRainThis is key!!! An 87% on a HESI is not the same as an 87% on a regular test. You can get several questions wrong (out of 55) and still walk away with a 99% on the HESI subject tests. So appearances can be very misleading when it comes to HESI scores.The comprehensive "exit" HESI is taken as a part of Senior Seminar 4th quarter. You need either a raw score of 950 OR an 87% (scores are based on difficulty level of the questions).
The exit HESI requirement is a thorny issue for some, but I like it. I've heard of scenarios where nursing students at other schools get their BSN and then cannot pass NCLEX, rendering their degree pretty much useless. The exit HESI reassures me that Drexel won't "let me go" until they know I'll be a competent grad nurse able to pass boards.
I know a fair amount of people that have dropped or will pick up with the next cohort - some from failing classes, others because they couldn't deal with the demands of the program (ie, they HAD to work and most people could never do both), but a lot of it is about being honest with yourself about your study habits/time management skills and being willing to buckle down when you get here. Overall, I'd second AugustRain - my experience has been generally positive.
- 0Aug 23, '09 by CocoBellyThanks so much for your input Nanagose! I feel better knowing that some people actually do prefer their way of doing it, and hopefully most of us will too.
Hanool, if you haven't already, you should be getting a large envelope with more information in it.. it says "Congratulations on your Acceptance" really big on the outside of the folder. That was the first one I received, before the little letter, ha! I was pretty excited. Then once you pay your tuition deposit, they will send you a new student packet with the next steps. I just received that and briefly peeked in to find vaccination forms, fafsa info, etc.
I'm getting excited!! I wish it wasn't 6 months away!
- 0Hey Everbody!
I am in the Spring 2010 program as well! I received my provisional letter a few days ago and wondered how I am going to take the pre-reqs they need. The Fall semester has already started and i am waiting on which classes I need. What grades are needed to be fully accepted into the program? I am alittle confused if I am concretely in the program or it all depends on whether or not I get an A in all the required stuff.. Anyways- I am SUPER excitedddd!! Can't wait to move to philly and meet you all!
- 0Sep 1, '09 by CocoBellyHi Jenna!
Congrats on your acceptance!
All of your pre-reqs need to be completed before the start of the program. So I think you would really only be able to take them this fall semester. The program starts in March, therefore not allowing you to take any classes Spring semester. (Kind of frustrating because we'll have about 3 months off before the program starts)
Where do you live now? You may be able to find a school that has winter sessions if you are not able to get into fall. If you are close to Philly, our schools don't start until September 8th, so in theory you could still get in.
A provisional acceptance basically means that based on your GPA you have gotten into the program, but you cannot start the program until all of your pre-reqs are completed with a C or above. Hopefully you don't have too many to take.
Hope that helps a bit.
- 0Hi CoCoBelly,
Thanks for writing back! I know i am stressing about the pre-reqs because I have already started my fall semester here on Long Island. I am currently taking Developmental Psych and Statistics.. I am now thinking I should get into an Ethics class of some sort. I have all the major core classes like AnP I and II. I wish they would just answer my calls ! i am so frustrated because I want to start in the Spring!!
By the way, where are you from? I've read so many posts on here but can't remember if you said or not.. The program starts March 30- right? Any idea what the quarters are broken into and when we have time off? (sorry so many questions)
Oh yeah- I don't know if you'd know this but.. Is there direct entry if we are accepted into this program--> the nurse practitioner program?
Hope to talk with you soon!
- 0Sep 1, '09 by CocoBellyI'm originally from Delaware, but live in Philly now.
I think the program starts somewhere around there, but not sure of the exact date. I actually thought it would be mid-late March, not end of march. (I think it started March 30th this year, but next year might be slightly different). The quarters are 10-weeks with one week off in between.
There is no MSN direct entry for those in the ACE program- however there is the Early Assurance Program where basically, the top 50% (by GPA in the program) of ACE students in their last semester can apply for their MSN program (and I assume you have a pretty high chance of getting in- I haven't done too much research on it yet, but I bet it's like a guaranteed provisional acceptance.) It looks like you still need the one year of experience for most of the MSN programs though, so it's not continuous.
Well, I am kind of a wealth of knowledge on this program... I think I know more about this program then I will ever know about the human body or nursing in general! whoops- maybe i should get my priorities straight
Let me know if you have more questions... But I'm definitely not the person to ask about financing the program! Because... I know nothing about that stuff.
- 0Thanks for all your information! Atleast one of us knows what's going on! haha- I really want to become a Nurse Practitioner and be more independent and in control like a doctor. I love thinking about that!
I was planning on applying all over the place for accelerated nursing programs, but now since I got into this program everything is changing! I applied to College of New Rochelle but they aren't going to let me know until the week of Oct 26th, which will be too late to decide between the two schools. That's alittle frustrating.. I am not sure what to do!
Is Drexel considered a good school in PA? I honestly don't even know much about it.. I figured I'd ask since you live in the area. I was just so desperate to get into a program I decided where ever I get in- I will go!! A new adventure!
Anyway, tell me more about you. What is your background with nursing?
Thanks for answering my posts! =D
- 0Sep 1, '09 by AugustRainCongrats on your acceptance - your letter should tell you the conditions of your acceptance (deadlines & grades), I think my requirement was about a month before classes started. You can probably take winter classes to finish up in time.
The ACE program is very well respected in the area, but if you're still looking elsewhere, you could always send in your deposit and keep applying...not necessarily a great option, but better than ending up with nothing!
Also, the early assurance program allows you to take lecture classes while you work toward the clinical RN experience required to begin graduate clinicals.