Drexel University ACE Spring 2010 - page 25

Hello all, I just received a letter from Drexel saying that my application for the ACE program is now complete and I'm waiting for a response. I was wondering if anyone else here is applying for the... Read More

  1. by   MWheels
    joujoubee, I have the same schedule!
  2. by   AugustRain
    Quote from CocoBelly
    This might be a stupid question... but where exactly are all of our classes located? Are they all at 15th and Vine? I went to an info session in that building, but didn't know if all the classes were in there or not.
    Not a stupid question Yes, your classes are all at the Center City/Hahnemann campus. There are three buildings. Some of your HESI exams will be over at the Main Campus though. And something I wish I had learned sooner...there's cheaper parking if you're willing to walk a few blocks away from the hospital.
  3. by   CocoBelly
    Thank you AugustRain! I live right in Rittenhouse, so I'll be walking to school and don't need to worry about parking- woohoo!!
  4. by   brooklynne
    Quote from MWheels
    joujoubee, I have the same schedule!
    See you in 5 weeks MWheels!
  5. by   nursingyogi
    Hi hiddencat,

    Here's my schedule, do you know anything about these professors (besides Wright & Dalrymple which I already appreciate your comments on!)



    Info 204 (A) - 8:00-9:50am Prudence W. Dalrymple @ New College Building (MCPH) GEARY B
    Info 200 (006) 10:00-11:50am Regina L. Wright @ 3 Parkway 840A
    Nurs 201 (006) 1:00-3:50pm Kathleen M. Fisher @ 3 Parkway 840A


    Nurs 337 (156) - 8:00-9:50am Catherine M. Hasson @ 3 Parkway 840A
    Nurs 102 (156) 10:00-11:50am TBA @ 3 Parkway 840A
    Nurs 201 (006) 1:00-3:50pm Kathleen M. Fisher @ TBA


    Info 200 (006) 10:00-11:50am Regina L. Wright @ 3 Parkway 840A


    Info 204 (066) 8:00-9:50am TBA @ TBA
    Nurs 101 (066) 10:00-11:50am TBA @ 3 Parkway 840A


    Nurs 200 (066) 6:30am-2:50pm TBA @TBA
  6. by   nursingyogi
    Dear AugustRain, hiddencat & any other ACE students,

    I received the book list from someone, and am looking to purchase the "for sure" books now to save money/headaches when the program starts and I'm purchasing books all over the internet. I know many of these books below are going to be unneccessary/class/person specific but I wanted to know if you could tell me which of these books are tried and true, and you know/pretty sure know that we're going to use them. Thanks for your time!

    Nurs 101
    Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements
    Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
    Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
    Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges

    Nurs 102
    Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan
    Medical Terminology
    Mosby's Medical Terminology Flash Cards

    Nurs 200
    Fundamentals of Nursing
    Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques
    Fundamentals of Nursing Study Guide and Skills Performance Checklists
    Calculate with Confidence

    Nurs 201
    Health Assessment in Nursing with online interactive
    Nurses' Handbook - Health Assessment

    Also there are no books said about Info/Nurs 204, nor Nurs 337 so if you know anything with the books for this class, that'd be great!
  7. by   hiddencatRN
    DO NOT BUY THE APA MANUAL. Ever. It's all available for free online, just google APA OWL and you'll get the Purdue University OWL website that has the most up to date style info.

    I didn't use anything for Ethics. I had a different medical terminology textbook left over from a studyguide spending spree a few years ago and barely used it and studied off the guides posted on blackboard. I used nothing else for Health Promotion. Don't buy the genetics book (I think we were told by the instructor that it was optional). Fundamentals is important, Clinical Skills has pretty much the exact same material but the pictures are easier to see (they're most of the same pictures as well, but oddly clearer in clinical skills). I sold back fundamentals and kept clinical skills but probably should have done it the other way around. I didn't buy the study guide. I used both health assessment books, and FYI, you can find the health assessment stuff SUPER cheap on half.com, which is why I kept it when I was mad broke and selling everything

    Wright and Dalrymple are the only professors I've had experience with on your schedule.
  8. by   acrawl
    nursingyogi, did that person give you the booklist for the entire program or jusyt 1st quarter? If you have the entire list did u mind posting it or pming it to me? I would also like to get a jumpstart on purchasing the necessary books at a much cheaper cost. Thx in advance
  9. by   nursingyogi
    It's a pretty big attachment (whole year, but reminder its for Fall 09 so ours could be different) so can you pm me your email address. Thanks!
  10. by   hiddencatRN
    Yea, they do change books. We're using a new Women's health book this quarter which we'll also be using for peds (it's a combo text), and I think you guys are using some different books than we did in the fall. A rule of thumb is that you generally won't need to buy everything they tell you to, and worst case scenario, the books are on reserve at the library usually.
  11. by   acrawl
    Thx nursingyogi, I will pm my email address. And I def keep in mind its from the previous year...I'm just interested in seeing how extensive it is...
    Hiddencat, will we get the actual booklist at our orientation?
  12. by   brooklynne
    I was curious about books for nurs 204 and 337 as well. We don't need books for those classes?

    Regarding orientation, is it usually an all day event or a couple of hours in the evening?

  13. by   brooklynne

    drexel nursing graduates excel on state licensing exam
    for the year october 1, 2008 through september 30, 2009, 98.5 percent of bachelor's degree graduates of drexel's college of nursing and health professions passed the pennsylvania state licensing exam on the first try. this is the highest rate in the philadelphia region, ahead of jefferson school of nursing (96.15 percent), west chester university (93.2 percent), villanova university (92.2 percent), university of pennsylvania (91.7 percent) and temple university (83.1 percent). drexel's rate was also among the highest in pennsylvania.
    during the same year, cnhp graduated the second-most students in pennsylvania (340).
    the cnhp graduates' accomplishments were highlighted in a friday, february 26, 2010 philadelphia inquirer story, http://www.philly.com/inquirer/educa...a__s_best.html.
    according to the article, "drexel's nursing program has had a pass rate above 95 percent since its first graduating class in 2002, even as its classes have grown" and drexel "outperformed schools in all categories, from bachelor's degrees in nursing to associate degrees and other programs." dr. mary ellen smith glasgow, associate dean for nursing and undergraduate health professions at cnhp is quoted throughout the article. "to do high-volume, high-quality is quite difficult, and we're thrilled as a college that we've been able to do that," she said."