Drexel ACE Spring 2013, any applicants out there? - page 15
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Hello All- I applied to the Drexel ACE program for Spring 2013 start date. Just wondering if there is any one else out there who will be playing the waiting game for the next several weeks/months ;)... Read More
- 0Nov 27, '12 by Dassit82Quote from RN2Be77Congrats, RN2Be77! Same here. I've applied to UPenn's program as well. They'll make the decision by February 2013. If I don't get in there, then Drexel it is! Though, I'm still torn between the two. I guess it will ultimately depend on the financial aid package of each school. Did you apply anywhere else?I received word that I am accepted into Drexel's spring 2013 program! Whoooo hoooo!!
- 0Dec 2, '12 by determinedgrl4lifeI have also been accepted into the ACE spring 2013 program. My question is that, is there anyone that has already been accepted, that would like to get an apartment with me in the Philly area? I know Drexel has an off campus housing program, and I asked them to merge me with another nursing student but I do not know how possible that will be. So if there are any other accepted students out there that would like to rent in the philly area, that would be great...Pls I need responses. Thanks!
- 0Dec 2, '12 by determinedgrl4lifeI have also been accepted into the ACE spring 2013 program. My question is that, is there anyone that has already been accepted, that would like to get an apartment with me in the Philly area? I know Drexel has an off campus housing program, and I asked them to merge me with another nursing student but I do not know how possible that will be. So if there are any other accepted students out there that would like to rent in the philly area, that would be great...Pls, I need responses. Thanks!
- 0Dec 12, '12 by ex ace guyDON'T go to the ACE drexel program. 11 months of hell! Over 50% of the first class left! Some of the instructors were out and out crazy, and seemed to have a bias against certain students.One crazy instructor would send me emails about "how I was kicked out of the program." I was not kicked out of the program. I couldn't take the stress and left. She obviously had a bias against me and I should have sued her and the school. One of the med surg clinical instructors obviously had mental health issues. She would make fun of patients who had dementia. For example, I was working with one pt who was elderly and did not possess her faculties. My clinical instructor came in and said, "Look at how out of it this woman is" with a smirk on her face. This same clinical director, a former er nurse, would also bad mouth the students to hospital staff. She would tell the doctors nurses etc... "Look at these students, they don't know what they are doing". She would also constantly talk about how nurses don't get paid much and you can be "sued". This was a constant theme she would repeat over and over.Not something you want to say to a new student. The school should be held responsible for hiring someone like this. I was considering contacting my attorney. Some students complained to the director of the program about this woman but it was to no avail. Like the rest of the staff they didn't care about it. Most students felt this instructor was mentally ill, and would also dismiss students from clinical. Maybe she was just one bad apple, but overall I saw a lack of concern about the students. Drexel came up with this program to make money.....they don't care about you or even if you get a job after you graduate. Possibly having a blind child screwed her up in the head. But the school should never have hired her in the first place. Unfortunately, the staff couldn't care less about the stress/struggles you are under and the I don't know where they get these clinical instructors from?. If they were not nuts they were generally unpleasant. You don't want to go to this school. First of all, most of the students I would not trust with a needle or giving out meds. Nursing is a very difficult profession. This school will discourage you from the field. The school just wants yours money....if you leave.... well that's just too bad. I have heard other programs in the area are more concerned about students and will help mentor you thru. Don't go to DREXEL ACE you will regret it. I heard from one teacher it is the "hardest graduate allied health program". "Even harder than the first year of med school." It's like doing a residency and going to classes at the same time. But mainly the instructors were cold, couldn't care less, unpleasant and some like I mentioned above sociopaths. Please look elsewhere. About a month in ....you will ask yourself, "what did I get myself into" and want to leave. Also your clinicals were 3 days a week from 7am to 1pm. I had to use public transportation because I did not have my car. This meant I would have to get up at 4:30 am just to make it on time. I never had a chance as I was already dead tired before the clinical shift started. That's another thing....you really need a car to get to the clinicals. Taking public transportation to go different areas of Philly at 5am 3 days a week was brutal. The staff obviously didn't care about this...... Worst experience of my life!
- 0Dec 12, '12 by ex ace guyAlso about the Drexel Ace program and how difficult it is. One guy flunked and had to repeat a few classes. I guess he saw no hope for having a career or life and he ended up killing himself. He shot himself. This is what this program did to this guy. He seemed normal, stable, but obviously was depressed and the ACE program made his depression more severe. Don't do this program!!!! Look at other schools in the area. I heard they are not nearly as stressful and are more concerned about students getting through.
- 2Dec 16, '12 by aitchbombI'm in the ACE program now, and ex ace guy is not telling the truth. Over 50% of the first class left? Uh, no. There is some attrition - you have to be sure an accelerated program is right for you - but for the most part people are happy with their experience and would make the same decision if they had to do it over again. The first quarter, you don't have three clinical days. You have one. As for not having a chance because you're too tired because you have to be there at 7 a.m., I'm sorry, but welcome to nursing. Go to bed earlier.
It is a tough program, but for the most part I feel like the education I'm getting is really good. I like that clinicals are in different places. Everywhere is different, and you need to get exposure to different environments. As far as his claim regarding instructors, I have found that all of the instructors I have had have been helpful and concerned about students' wellbeing. Don't listen to this guy. This program is tough but it is most definitely doable.