Drexel University ACE Spring 2010 - page 37

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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


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    Also, do our sneakers need to be leather? I haven't seen anything or been sent anything regarding the shoes.
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    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
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    Thank you so much, Curiosity! I look forward to reviewing this!
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    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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    Greetings Acers. For those of you interested in purchasing some used books, please pm me. The calculate with confidence is still available.
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    Quote from 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?
    They didn't give a quiz at our orientation or the one before us. If you're weak on math though, definitely seek out tutoring before the math quizes and no matter what do the practice problems they'll give you on blackboard. During Principles, you have 2 chances to pass the quiz with a 90.

    Thanks for posting that link on the dissertation. I read somewhere not too long ago another study that looked at remediation strategies for the HESI that was conducted at Drexel. We just finished finals for quarter 2 and I don't know exactly how many we lost yet, but they do tell us that this is the big quarter to lose people.
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    Quote from hiddencat
    They didn't give a quiz at our orientation or the one before us. If you're weak on math though, definitely seek out tutoring before the math quizes and no matter what do the practice problems they'll give you on blackboard. During Principles, you have 2 chances to pass the quiz with a 90.

    Thanks for posting that link on the dissertation. I read somewhere not too long ago another study that looked at remediation strategies for the HESI that was conducted at Drexel. We just finished finals for quarter 2 and I don't know exactly how many we lost yet, but they do tell us that this is the big quarter to lose people.
    Ya I am fine with the math, it just had some other things in it regarding abbreviations on charts and guidelines for giving medicine etc. Just wanted to see if it was just math (which is how it sounds in the letter) or if we were expected to know all that other information. Hope all went well for finals and thx for the info.
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    It's more conversions and then med calculations (the med is available in 5 mg/ml, you need to give 2.5 mg, how many ml is that type thing). You'll want to look over grains, kg to pounds, Celsius to Fahrenheit, ml to ounces, military time...that's what I'm remembering. But there will be practice tests that pretty much mirror exactly what the quiz will be. You get calculators and plenty of time.
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    A question for all of those who were accepted to the ACE program Spring 2010 or before... do you know anything about a wait list for admissions? Are people typically accepted off of it or is it a dead end?

    A few people for Fall 2010 on this blog have been put on wait lists and we're trying to figure out if its based on when we applied (i.e. there aren't any spots yet) or academic achievement. Any input would be appreciated!
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    Heeyyyy there Hiddencat... I think I knoowww who you areeee.. haha. Hope you're enjoying the break!

    *surfing through the message boards while on hold with financial aid* Yes, even in the third quarter, I'm still on hold with financial aid! It never ends!

    To all the incoming ACErs... welcome and good luck! It's not as bad as people make it out to be. Not only is it doable, you can actually do well with it. Just take it seriously! Form your study habits in the first quarter while you have time. By midterms, you'll have enough material that you should be able to assess yourself and know how much studying you need to do. Some people need to study all night, others need a few hours. First quarter is your chance to figure that out.

    Also, use that time to get to know people. Make friendships. Get phone numbers. Have people that you can talk to about a crazy day. No one outside of the program can relate to you the way that your classmates will be able to. It'll help with your mental health once the program starts getting a little crazy.

    That leads me to my last big point... MENTAL HEALTH! Don't kill yourself. You will burn yourself out. Give yourself at least one night a week that is just yours. Actually, I give myself two nights and I'm doing well. One night, come home and watch American Idol without your text books. One saturday night, put your book down and go out with friends to have a drink, or watch the big game. Go to the movies with your husband or wife! Some days you'll get home from class and just be too worn out to do anything. Don't feel guilty about this! Take that night off. Just be disciplined and don't let it happen every single night. I just feel that I've been much more productive when it's time to study if I'm mentally refreshed, as opposed to killing myself monday through friday. Think about it!

    With that being said, good luck to all of you guys! The bark of ACE is much worse than the bite! Don't get caught up in the hooplah and the scary ghost stories of ACE, and you'll be fine! If you have any questions, I'm here to help out my homegirl Hiddencat over there and answer them for you.

    *financial aid finally picks up the phone...* Thank god...


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