Hello everyone! JerseyGirl87 here. Is there anyone else out there planning on applying to the Drexel ACE Nursing program for Fall 2014?? I know it's still fairly early - applications aren't due for another six months or so, but I'm still hoping to find some fellow applicants (**fingers crossed**)
A little about me for those of you who may be curious, I'm 25, currently active duty military (deployed at the moment), and have had an interest in the ACE program for a few years. My ultimate goal os to become a Nurse Anesthetist.
Now that I've got less than a year and a half remaining on my military contract, it's time to start planning for what's next. I will be honest in saying that although I've had an interest in the program for quite some time, I am a procrastinator by nature and have not been very diligent in getting my pre-requisites completed. Part of it has been procrastination, and part of it has been a lack of time energy due to military and volunteer obligations, and other personal activities. So anyways, now I'm buckling down on getting my degree and other pre-requisites completed, with a goal of having them all completed by the application deadline - I know that this is not a requirement, but I'd like to give myself the most competitive edge possible in what seems every year to be such an enormous pool of applicants. With just over six moths to spare, it will be difficult (especially during a deployment), but I'm determined to get it done.
Here's a rundown of my progress, I encourage you to share yours as well...
Bachelors Degree - In Progress
-BA in Liberal Studies from Thomas Edison State College
-16 Semester Hours Remaining
-Remaining courses in progress and to be completed on June 22nd 2013; Expect to graduate in September 2013
-English Composition (3) - Completed (William Paterson University)
-English Literature (3) - Completed (William Paterson University)
-Chemistry (4) - To be Completed in July 1st-September 1st 2013 (Rio Salado College)
-Sociology (3) - To be Completed via CLEP Exam (GREAT CLEP study resource: InstantCert)
-Introductory Psychology (3) To be Completed via CLEP Exam (Received a C- freshman yr.)
-Developmental Psychology (3) - Completed (West Virginia University)
-A&P I (4) - To be Completed April 1st-June 22nd 2013 (Thomas Edison State College)
-A&P II (4) - To be Completed July 1st-September 22nd 2013 (Thomas Edison State College)
-Microbiology (4) - To be Completed July 1st-October 1st 2013 (Rio Salado College)
-Ethics (3) - To be Completed via DSST/DANTES Exam
-Computer Applications (3) - Completed (Thomas Edison State College)
-Statistics (3) - To be completed via DSST/DANTES Exam
-Human Nutrition (4) - To be completed July 1st-September 1st 2013
**Drexel's Human Nutrition Requirement is only 3 semester hours**
44 credits in 6 months. Quite a task. But I figure if I can't pull it off, then I don't have any business attempting to make it through the ACE program anyway...
Questions to you all to satisfy my curiosity...
What is your current professional field?
Do you have educational goals beyond your BSN?
Are you currently located in the Philadelphia area, or elsewhere?
If accepted to Drexel, how will you be financing your education?
Looking forward to your responses!