Drexel' s ACE program

  1. 0 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 heard so many things. :spin:
  2. Visit  Ann262 profile page

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    Joined Mar '06; Posts: 4.

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  3. Visit  chiynadol profile page
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    Congratulations study hard! I heard it was a good pragram
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  4. Visit  LUNISE profile page
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    I'll begin the program the same time as you. I'm so excited and can't wait. I just came back a couple weeks ago from visiiting Philly and meeting up with Mrs.Breslin. She was very helpful. Just wanted to say hello!
  5. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    check out our previous threads on drexel's ace program:

    drexel ace

    dean dr. gloria donnelly is a great innovator for nursing education


    p.s.: use our search to find previous posts on any subject here
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Apr 26, '06 : Reason: edited link
  6. Visit  natnic profile page
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    Hi, I'll also be attending Drexel's ACE program in the fall. Well, I am 99% certain I'll be attending~ I was accepted and I submited the non-refundable deposit. I'm on Thomas Jefferson's waiting list, but only for it's 2 yr. program. I am ineligible for it's 1 yr. program b/c it begins in May, and I still haven't taken Chem II, which is required for all of Jeff's programs. It's 2 yr. program begins in Sept., so if I got in and wished to go, I would be able to take Chem. II in the summer. My question to you is: Did you also have interest in Jefferson, and do you know how Drexel and Jefferson's 2nd degree programs compare? I am still probably going to go to Drexel either way, b/c I really want to get this degree done asap, and I also heard it's a strong program. Thanks for your input, and congratulations!!!
  7. Visit  Britt.MSN2b.Drexel'11 profile page
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    Yes! Congrats on that. I amd 17 yrs. old and will be starting in the Drexel Nursing program this fall. I am currently registered for the BSN program w/ Co-Op, but as long as i get a 3.25 my first year, I will be eligable to participate in the BSN/MSN Dual Degree w/ Co-Op. Live in MD, and I'm going to Philly tommorrow to visit the campus. Good luck in the future, and congratulations again!
  8. Visit  NephroBSN profile page
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Check out our previous threads on Drexel's ACE program:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/search.php?searchid=1763963


    Dean Dr. Gloria Donnelly is a great innovator for nursing education
    Your link seems to be dead.

    Can you give us another one.
  9. Visit  ldmerkel profile page
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    Hi future ACE-ers!
    Too bad I couldnt get to you sooner to try to talk you out of it!
    <haha>
    I am currently in my 3rd quarter, if you have any q's so far, I'll try to answer them. Just know that it is likely to be the hardest thing you will ever attempt to complete. We have lost 1/3 of our class from orientation day til the first day of this quarter. There is no sympathy in the ACE program, that's for sure! HA! I feel obligated to warn future students bc I was not warned, and I wish I had been.. I would have considered other programs. On the positive side, time sure does fly by!
    Congrats to all of you who are coming in!
  10. Visit  TreeHawk profile page
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    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. I also applied to the ACE program for Spring 07 admission. I just found out about the program from my hubby, and just got my app in before the 4/15 deadline. Talk about whirlwind! I received my BA in psych in 2001. I'm registered at a county college to do my science prereqs since I'm missing a few. I hope I'm accepted into ACE...I registered for the classes I need at county and paid $ to adjust my airline tickets for a trip I had planned so I could take A&P 1 the end of this summer and take A&P 2 for the fall, along with Micro, nutrition, and ethics.

    I'm going to an info session next Wed, but does anyone know if there's a waitlist for this program? I really hope not...there wasn't any indication on their site. When I called they seemed to make it sound that most people with BA's get accepted as long as they had a 2.75 GPA and the prereqs before matriculation.

    I'm excited and nervous at the same time...it's been a while since I was in school but I think now that I'm a bit older I have the focus needed for this program. It seems very intense!

    Also does anyone know if Drexel accepts psych stats 1 and 2 as the prereq for stats? Thanks!
  11. Visit  jls485 profile page
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    Quote from ldmerkel
    Hi future ACE-ers!
    Too bad I couldnt get to you sooner to try to talk you out of it!
    <haha>
    I am currently in my 3rd quarter, if you have any q's so far, I'll try to answer them. Just know that it is likely to be the hardest thing you will ever attempt to complete. We have lost 1/3 of our class from orientation day til the first day of this quarter. There is no sympathy in the ACE program, that's for sure! HA! I feel obligated to warn future students bc I was not warned, and I wish I had been.. I would have considered other programs. On the positive side, time sure does fly by!
    Congrats to all of you who are coming in!
    Hi Idmerkel, I'm actually starting the ace program in the coming fall. It sounded like you didn't like the program? I know it's going to be tough because you're jamming 80 some credits in 11 months. Do you think it's the time issue? Like do you have enough time to even study? If you could do it again, would you still go for the ACE program? If not, what other progrms you recommand?

    Please share away....
  12. Visit  DEVON3 profile page
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    I will be starting the program in the FAll too. Is anyone else worried about funds while doing the program?? How much money are you trying to save up before we start or is anyone going to try to work while in it ???
    Has anyone started applying for loans? Where is everyone living??

    Sorry for so many questions!!!! Cant wait to meet all of you!
  13. Visit  TreeHawk profile page
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    Hi Devon! I'll hopefully be starting in the Spring 07. Haven't gotten an admit letter yet, it will take another month or so. If not I'll reapply for Fall 07. Anyhow, when I was at their latest info session last week, they said the financial aid dept will help you to find loans. Since the ACE program is a 2nd BA, FAFSA will only grant about $10,000. The rest you have to get in private, credit based loans. Try Sallie Mae. My undergrad loans are with them and they are a good company. If I get in, I'll get about $10,000 in federal loans, and will have to take out about $40,000 in a private education loan. If you can save money beforehand that's great! However, they suggest that you DO NOT work during the program. I will not be working. I worked part and full time during my undergrad degree and it was a mistake. I got good grades and a good GPA, but it was still a lot of pressure. Nursing school is very challenging, and I plan on devoting 100% energy to it, and work would distract me. I would honestly suggest that you don't work... I can't stress that enough. You have the rest of your life to work, but if you fail out of school, it's hard to get back in. Take the loans out. PHEAA is offering hospital positions in Philly, after 1 or 2 years of service, they will pay $50,000 in loan forgiveness. The state pays 1/2 and your facility will match at the end of your contract. Start applying for loans now since you are starting in the fall. When you graduate you'll be making good money, so you can live frugally and pay your loans off pretty quickly. Call Drexel financial aid also.

    I'll be living with my husband in NJ. If you are single and looking for a place to stay, I've heard of people here in Philly providing housing to students. Not sure how much $$. When I used to live in Philly, I rented a room in a house for $400/month. Granted it was from a co-worker, but you can find deals like that. Maybe live with other nursing students. I'm sure Drexel has a housing dept with a room list you can look at.

    Good luck! Take Care!
  14. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    DS attends Drexel and looking now for apt to share with buddies.

    Check out craigslist for pricing info: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/
    if not using student housing.

    Remember Drexel School of Nursing at Center City location, not main campus.

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