Drexel University ACE Spring 2010 - page 28

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   hiddencatRN
    I think you'll probably be fine. I haven't had an instructor yet who would care. Most people I know wear long sleeved tshirts under their scrubs and I have a very visible tattoo I don't always keep covered and that's technically all against the dress code. You can always buy another pair of shoes if those don't work, but why buy another pair if you might not need to?

    As far as second quarter, for me the big thing is juggling courseload. There's more reading and material and it's all more substantive than in Q1. Many classmates are struggling with the NCLEX style questions. But it was more overwhelming the first part of the quarter than it is now, even though I'm studying for finals, so I think my issue is, as always, one of keeping things balanced and organized so things will always seem hectic to me at first.
  2. by   sfarrell22
    Quote from joujoubee
    Hey guys,

    In case you haven't checked your email, the spring 2010 book list is here!

    Which email? drexel or private? I haven't received the schedule or any book list yet. Anyone else having problems accessing drexel webmail / drexone? Lol it gives me a username and password I punch it in and it says I am wrong.

    Also I was having trouble finding H1N1 and Seasonal Flu, so I called and apparently if you don't have them you might miss out on the pediatric clinical rotation... I ended up finding a CVS off of Harbison that had both! I also went to a urgent care clinic on levick for other blood work etc. that I needed since I don't have insurance it was relatively cheap. It was a little more than the drexel one but I needed to get some blood drawn so it made more sense to just go to one place.
  3. by   brooklynne
    Quote from sfarrell22
    Which email? drexel or private? I haven't received the schedule or any book list yet. Anyone else having problems accessing drexel webmail / drexone? Lol it gives me a username and password I punch it in and it says I am wrong.

    Also I was having trouble finding H1N1 and Seasonal Flu, so I called and apparently if you don't have them you might miss out on the pediatric clinical rotation... I ended up finding a CVS off of Harbison that had both! I also went to a urgent care clinic on levick for other blood work etc. that I needed since I don't have insurance it was relatively cheap. It was a little more than the drexel one but I needed to get some blood drawn so it made more sense to just go to one place.
    It was from the drexel account. I'll try to PM it to you.

    The pediatric clinical rotation is not first quarter,is it? My dr. also ran out of the vaccines as well.
  4. by   sfarrell22
    Quote from joujoubee
    It was from the drexel account. I'll try to PM it to you.

    The pediatric clinical rotation is not first quarter,is it? My dr. also ran out of the vaccines as well.

    got your private msg... for some reason i can't reply to them? but ya i will call and get my drexel one thing fixed on monday. Not sure when the pediatric rotation is but it was $33 bucks at the harbison ave cvs right off the blvd. there was also some more places in nj etc. Not sure what will happen if missing them, it seems silly to me bc flu season is over? but whatever
  5. by   acrawl
    Any other previous acer's have the Calculate with Confidence book for sale?
  6. by   CocoBelly
    Ok, there is a clinic on Broad and Lombard where I got both my flu shots... and as far as I know, it was free. They didn't charge me. They never mentioned to me that they were running out or anything either (I was having a lovely conversation with the nurse there about all my immunizations).

    Flu season might be "over" but the flu is still running around! It's never really gone and if you are doing a pediatrics rotation, it's super important not to bring any of those viruses into the hospitals where the kids can easily get sick, their immune systems are both not fully developed and already compromised being in the hospital for whatever reason.

    Question about shoes: Do they need to be all white, as in, the brand name/symbol on the side needs to also be white, or does that part not matter?
  7. by   lhtanyu
    Question about the scrubs for clinical: do we need to wear a certain color or can we just get any scrubs?
  8. by   CocoBelly
    We have a specific uniform. Need to go to Central Uniforms to get it. I went today and ordered my stuff, it should take 2 weeks. Found out about shoes, they need to be all white no other colors on the side or anything.
  9. by   jamie2010
    Do we need to buy everything on the Uniform site (lab coats, goggles, stethescope), or just the scrubs? Also on the booklist, for Nurs 200, is buying "Fundamentals of Nursing SKills Guide and skills performance" the same as buying both "Fundamentals and Nursing" and "Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques"?
  10. by   jamie2010
    Also, do our sneakers need to be leather? I haven't seen anything or been sent anything regarding the shoes.
  11. by   curiosity123
    I thought this might be interesting - excerpted from a 2009 Phd dissertation that involved a study of the fall 2007 ACE Cohort. Lots of interesting information about how to succeed in this program- both quantitative and qualitative (including student comments).

    http://idea.library.drexel.edu/bitst...Meloy_Faye.pdf

    The entire paper is about her study of the 2007 ACE cohort - scroll to page 120 for more statistical information

    "The primary population of interest for this study was the fall 2007 cohort of ACE students whose anticipated program completion date was summer quarter 2008. Of the 132 students who comprised this cohort, 84 students (62%) successfully completed all academic program requirements and completed the program as scheduled in the 11-month time frame. Of the 52 students (38%) who did not complete the program in the 11-month curricular design, 4 students withdrew in the first quarter due to personal and/or medical reasons; 21 students fell off track during the course of the 11-month curriculum; 27 students completed nursing coursework, but they failed to achieve the requisite benchmark score on the comprehensive HESI exit examination and required additional remediation coursework extending beyond the normal eleven month course of study. These statistics are consistent with trends exhibited by previous ACE cohorts and suggest that this student population is a representative sample of the academic outcomes of the ACE student population over time."

    By
    Faye A. Meloy
    in partial fulfillment for the degree of
    Doctor of Philosophy
    May 2009
    Last edit by curiosity123 on Mar 16, '10
  12. by   kdrose01
    Thank you so much, Curiosity! I look forward to reviewing this!
  13. by   sfarrell22
    shoes just have to be plain white leather...

    and does anyone know for this quiz thing during orientation do we actually need to know all of the information in the chapters or just how to do the math?

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