Drexel' s ACE program - page 8

hi, I'll be attending drexel's ace program in september 2006. Just looking for others who have been through the program or are going to start the program. i'm a little nervous becasue i've... Read More

  1. Visit  icegambit profile page
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    I'm scheduled to start the ACE program next month also. However, I feeling a little discouraged because it seems like Drexel is a bit disorganized. There were times when I need some info and I had to send out several emails and wait at least 2 to 3 weeks for a reply. For example, there was an issue with one of the required classes I needed to take. It took me 4 months to resolve this issue with Drexel. My first few emails were not answered and the phone calls were never returned. It wasn't until I sent out many emails that they started to look at my problem. Once I got their attention, it only took two days for them to resolve the issue. It was discouraging that it took 4 months of pestering them to see any results.

    I read most of the ACE-related posts here and I remember reading that Ms. Breslin called a few people to make sure they are on schedule with their requirements. I never got a such a phone call or anything that would let me know that I was on schedule with everything. After reading the posts here, I decided to email them to ask if I needed to submit anything. A few emails later, they replied saying that they don't have the transcripts I sent a month before. I got this email 2 days before the deadline for the transcripts.

    Right now, I'm behind on the requirements. For the last couple of months, I have been having second doubts about entering this program. I wasn't sure if I should still try submit everything or just forget about the ACE program. It just became hard to justify spending so much money for a school that gave me nothing but headaches in the last 8 months.

    I still want to do the program. I'm looking forward to meeting my classmates. Hopefully, Drexel gets a little better when the program starts.
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  3. Visit  icegambit profile page
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    Quote from qtp2t
    hi swtegnam,

    i'll be joining you, krista and jwan in a few weeks. i ordered my uniform last weekend. you're right...expensive...and i didn't even buy my shoes, yet. i saw a pretty yellow scrub top and navy pants sitting on the counter at the uniform shop and thought 'that must be our uniforms'...next thing i know i'm following one of the employees to a rack of mustard yellow scrub tops...definitely not the yellow i had hoped for, but oh well, we're not definitely not in this to be style icons.

    i ordered the math book on amazon and am going to re-up my cpr certification this weekend. i still feel like there's so much left to get together in the next month. i still can't believe i'll be giving my 2 weeks notice at my job next thursday. this suddenly seems to be approaching so quickly. so far i've managed to be more excited than nervous, but that could definitely change come orientation.

    keep in touch. see you all at orientation!

    ~cathy

    btw, does anybody know if we're supposed to send our child abuse clearance certificate to mr. raczkowski? maybe i just looked over something, but i didn't see instructions regarding what to do once we received the document in the mail confirming our clearance.

    cathy,

    do you know how long it would take to receive the uniforms once they are ordered? i didn't order the uniforms yet because i haven't had time to go to philly. i guess i should go to philly and order so i can get them soon. around how much should i expect to pay?

    also, did you receive the math book you ordered? if you did, how is the math that we need to know? from what i read in that letter, the math is basic college algebra. i'm thinking of not getting the book because i do fairly good in math and i don't know if its necessary to get this book. i want to save as much money as i can, so if i can review the same material from a college algebra or another math book, then i would rather do that.

    thanx for your help!!
  4. Visit  JdNNurse2B profile page
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    I'm bumping in.

    You can order your uniforms online. That is what I did.

    Its www.centraluniforms.com I believe.

    You can click on schools/programs (or something like that) andthey have Drexel ACE

    That way you don't have to wait until you come to Philadelphia.

    Hope this helps.

    As far as the book goes, its not all algebra and college math. The first 4 or 5 chapters is review: fractions, (adding, dividing, subtracting, multiplying fractions), decimals, metric system, percentages, etc.
    Then the rest is medical math, drug dosages, reading abbreviations, etc.

    I think you don't necessarily need the fourth edition. The third edition can be found on line fairly cheap.

    A friend of mine bought the 3rd edition for 5 bucks.

    I personally think right now its a good review and a good start. ( I am not sure all the stuff will be covering in classes)

    I would strongly suggest gettting the book even if it is an older edition. But that is just my opinion.
  5. Visit  icegambit profile page
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    thanx for the info!

    Quote from JdNNurse2B
    I'm bumping in.

    You can order your uniforms online. That is what I did.

    Its www.centraluniforms.com I believe.

    You can click on schools/programs (or something like that) andthey have Drexel ACE

    That way you don't have to wait until you come to Philadelphia.

    Hope this helps.

    As far as the book goes, its not all algebra and college math. The first 4 or 5 chapters is review: fractions, (adding, dividing, subtracting, multiplying fractions), decimals, metric system, percentages, etc.
    Then the rest is medical math, drug dosages, reading abbreviations, etc.

    I think you don't necessarily need the fourth edition. The third edition can be found on line fairly cheap.

    A friend of mine bought the 3rd edition for 5 bucks.

    I personally think right now its a good review and a good start. ( I am not sure all the stuff will be covering in classes)

    I would strongly suggest gettting the book even if it is an older edition. But that is just my opinion.
  6. Visit  laydirain profile page
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    hi all

    I just finished Drexel's ACE program. Feel free to e-mail me--see provile with any questions any time. That support network is a REALLY GOOD idea. Stick together.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 9, '07 : Reason: email edit
  7. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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  8. Visit  bluegem84 profile page
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    hey everyone,

    I'm currently applying for Drexel's Ace program and I was just wondering about the GPA you need to get in, I know they say you need a 2.75 but will they really take ppl with that gpa, I have a 2.8 so i'm kind of nervous about not getting accepted, also for alumni of the program, do you feel you guys were well prepared for the boards. Sorry for all the questions, but I am just really nervous about the program. Thanks.
  9. Visit  newnurse2011 profile page
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    hey i applied to drexel ACE and i had a 2.85 gpa and did not get accepted. Best of luck though!
  10. Visit  dwaynea profile page
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    Now that you graduated from Drexel would you do it all over again?
    Any suggestions on getting accepted into the programs there?
  11. Visit  nikpik2212 profile page
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    Hey guys, to all of you in the program...lots of luck! I honestly must say, now looking back, I'm glad I did it, but while I was in it, I thought it sucked. Probably the best advice is to surround yourself with positive people. It's too intense a program and goes by too fast, so don't study with or hang with a bunch of people who are constantly complaining about test questions or clinicals, and very soon you will see what I mean. Just move on, because just like high school, this will all be over and you won't see these people anymore. It's totally do-able, but it's a lot of work, but awesome and the faculty are always available, any time of day or night, so don't hesitate to get in touch with them if you need help. Once again, good luck.
  12. Visit  mrsmurtaugh profile page
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    nikpic2212,
    great advice! that's what i wanted to hear. thank you.
  13. Visit  steinek profile page
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    Quote from nikpik2212
    Hey guys, to all of you in the program...lots of luck! I honestly must say, now looking back, I'm glad I did it, but while I was in it, I thought it sucked. Probably the best advice is to surround yourself with positive people. It's too intense a program and goes by too fast, so don't study with or hang with a bunch of people who are constantly complaining about test questions or clinicals, and very soon you will see what I mean. Just move on, because just like high school, this will all be over and you won't see these people anymore. It's totally do-able, but it's a lot of work, but awesome and the faculty are always available, any time of day or night, so don't hesitate to get in touch with them if you need help. Once again, good luck.

    Great advice-thanks! Have you read some of the posts from a few years back (around 2006)? If you have, would you say from your experience that the program has improved? I'm not reading too much into those comments as it was a while back and I have read a lot of positive comments as well about the program, but still wanted to get some insight.
  14. Visit  melissamay profile page
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    Hey Nikpik2212,

    Thanks for the advice.
    Do you know when/how we sign up for our classes? Also, do you know where I can find the exact start date?

    Any information is helpful, I feel like im in the dark to this program and I am going in the fall!


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