Drexel 4 year BSN CO-OP Fall 2010 - page 2

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Hello All, I've lurked here for many months and LOVE :redbeathe all of the quality advice that is given to every single post... I am hoping there are some fellow students out there that can tell me about the Drexel BSN 4yr... Read More


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    No problem..I did start in Fall 2009. This is how my first quarter went:

    Mondays

    Nursing in Society 10-11:50
    Principles of Nursing 1-2:50
    Nursing Informatics Lab 3-4:50

    Tuesdays

    Health Assessment Lab 9-11:50
    Health Assessment Lecture 1-3:50

    Wednesdays

    Principles of Nursing 1-2:50
    Nursing Informatics 3-4:50

    Thursdays
    Alternating between clinical site and lab every other week. **For the first quarter you won't be going to your clinical site every week. Also if you are a transfer you will be scheduled for a co-op class in the fall. Its an easy 0 credit pass/fail course that you have to take. There were different times available for principles, health assessment, and nursing informatics lab. I suggest that you take health assessment lecture before the lab tho, it will make things a lot easier. Our class isn't too large, the ACE program is definitely bigger. Starting next quarter half my class will be entering co-op so it will look a lot smaller. But overall, I think there are about 80 people in my class. That's just an estimate though.
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    Lulu- how many yrs will you be at Drexel and will you have more than one co-op since you have most course work completed?
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    Altogether, including the co-op..they say 3 years, but really its 2 1/2 from the start of the nursing classes. I'm only doing one co-op because I'm a four year student. I may take a minor because I have a lot of free electives to take in order to stay full-time.
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    Quote from Lulu222
    Altogether, including the co-op..they say 3 years, but really its 2 1/2 from the start of the nursing classes. I'm only doing one co-op because I'm a four year student. I may take a minor because I have a lot of free electives to take in order to stay full-time.
    I checked DrexelOne and it looks like I need to complete 2 chem classes before I can start Nursing 200. In total I have 4 non-nursing classes (including the chem classes)... I figure I will take them all in the first 2 quarters, so I may not start Nursing 200 until Jan 2011....I am a four yr student as well and I will also have one co-op according to the website...So I am guessing I will be there 3 yrs.. I will do anything to make that shorter though due to how expensive this school is.... Your schedule looks good. It doesn't seem to be too traumatizing .... Are all of your classes in Center City?
    I forgot to ask where your clinical site is....
    Last edit by Finally my Time on Feb 23, '10 : Reason: add
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    Well that was my schedule for the first quarter. I'm coming to the end of my second quarter right now. So far the only classes that I've had to take at main campus were nutrition II and co-op, but its just a shuttle ride away from center city. I would try to take the two chem classes over summer at a community college, i took chem II right before I entered Drexel. At $40,000/year you'll want to get started as soon as possible.

    My first clinical was at Nazereth Hospital in northeast philly. My clinical this quarter is at Kennedy in Stratford, NJ.
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    WOW THANXX A LOT LULU FOR THE INFO, THE CLASS SCHEDULE DOESNT SEEM THAT BAD. EVENTHOUGH YOU WERE A TRANSFER STUDENT DID U STILL HAVE TO TAKE A PLACEMENT TEST? HOW ARE THE LECTURES, IS IT TEDIOUS AND BORING OR IS IT INTERESTING? SORRY IF IM ASKING TOO MANY RANDOM QUESTIONS....LOL IM JUST SO EXCITED ABOUT STARTED THERE IN THE FALL. KEEP US POSTED ON HOW YOU'RE DOING.


    THANXX A BILLION
    FUTURE CRNA
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    Hi everyone,
    I was just accepted into drexel yesterday and was invited to participate in the Two-Year
    Nursing Co-op Transfer Fast Track program this fall. I cant seem to find any information regarding this program. Is anyone else in this program or have taken this program?
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    Quote from dml2010
    WOW THANXX A LOT LULU FOR THE INFO, THE CLASS SCHEDULE DOESNT SEEM THAT BAD. EVENTHOUGH YOU WERE A TRANSFER STUDENT DID U STILL HAVE TO TAKE A PLACEMENT TEST? HOW ARE THE LECTURES, IS IT TEDIOUS AND BORING OR IS IT INTERESTING? SORRY IF IM ASKING TOO MANY RANDOM QUESTIONS....LOL IM JUST SO EXCITED ABOUT STARTED THERE IN THE FALL. KEEP US POSTED ON HOW YOU'RE DOING.


    THANXX A BILLION
    FUTURE CRNA
    No problem! I know there isn't much information available out there, and I know I wish there was someone out there who could have filled me in when I was starting out.
    I didn't have to take any placement tests at all. The classes are pretty interesting for the most part, but BEWARE of nursing informatics. It was the most boring class I think i've ever had to take. It used to be taught by the nursing department but it switched over to the college of information science and technology. My class was the "guinea pig" of this change and we all agreed it was a horrible class. I don't know what they'll be doing with it in the future but it definitely wasn't my favorite. But other than that the classes are not bad at all from what I've had to take so far. I'm currently finishing up Adult 1 and Pharmacology I and I think this was a harder term. The best advice I can give anyone is to study your powerpoints right after lecture and (I know its boring) but try to read as much of the textbook as you can. The professors do hold you accountable for any information that's in the book, and it does really help me understand the content better.
    The lectures are sometimes boring, and sometimes they're very interesting. The nursing process is a huge snorefest, but its extremely important that you know the material. Fluid and electrolytes are the most intense part of principles, and they also will be following you around for your entire nursing career. I really recommend buying Fluid and Electrolytes made incredibly easy..i just bought this book off of amazon and its amazing!
    There's really a ton of stuff I could say about the program already, but honestly I don't mind the questions at all. If there's anything else your curious about don't hesitate to ask.
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    Quote from dixon_amanda
    Hi everyone,
    I was just accepted into drexel yesterday and was invited to participate in the Two-Year
    Nursing Co-op Transfer Fast Track program this fall. I cant seem to find any information regarding this program. Is anyone else in this program or have taken this program?
    I honestly have never heard of a two-year fast track program. I'm assuming it's a brand new thing because I know myself and a dozen other transfer students would have jumped on that opportunity in a heart beat if it was offered to us! I'll ask around for you though.
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    Quote from Lulu222
    I honestly have never heard of a two-year fast track program. I'm assuming it's a brand new thing because I know myself and a dozen other transfer students would have jumped on that opportunity in a heart beat if it was offered to us! I'll ask around for you though.
    I've never heard of this either...


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