I just found out last week that I was accepted to the Drexel ACE program, spring 2014. i know it is pretty far away, but i work full time and am finishing up some last pre reqs. I was/am enrolled to start nursing at La Salle this fall, but Drexel required a few more pre reqs, so I pushed my start date back to the spring in order to give me enough time to finish up Drexel's extra requirements. Once I finished La Salle's pre reqs, Drexel's couple extra ones didn't seem as daunting.
I graduated from Temple University with a psychology degree (so I didn't need many sciences!) and shortly after i as searching for a great accelerated program, and discovered La Salle's, which is part time, 2 years, for people with jobs. But after working full time and attending La Salle full time, for the pre reqs, i decided i would much rather focus on school, and school alone, so I just recently applied to Drexel about two months ago!
In my acceptance letter to Drexel, they said within two weeks I would be receiving a course evaluation, and a list of remaining courses I need to take (I think I may only need two more, but possibly three. im waiting until I sign up for any more classes.)
I decided late in my Temple career that while I loved psychology, I wanted something more hands on a did some research, and discovered the career of psych nursing. I know I could do this with a BSN alone, but since i already have a bachelor's in psychology, what can I do!? I have read that some psych nurses do have a background in psychology, and some nurses have taken the same course I have, a bachelor's in psychology and both nursing, which makes me feel like I didn't waste my whole first degree, which i felt for a while!!!
What is your current professional field? I work in the special education field, working at a school for children with special needs.
Why Drexel? I have lived in Philly for about 6 years, I love it. Drexel is close, and the program is very, very short. Im ready to start my career.
Do you have educational goals beyond your BSN? Not as of yet, maybe in the future, I would EVENTUALLY like to work as a psych nurse practitioner, but who knows how I will feel about that!
Are you currently located in the Philadelphia area, or elsewhere? YUP!
If accepted to Drexel, how will you be financing your education? It is very expensive, I will hopefully see what type of loans I can get, and will take out private loans to cover the the rest, and to cover living costs.