LaSalle Achieve Fall 2013 - page 3

For years, I was reluctant to apply to LaSalle while finishing my pre-reqs at CCP. I guess I was intimidated, countless people told me to apply...but I put it off, fearing rejection. May 2012, I... Read More

  1. Visit  syfa} profile page
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    Hi everybody
    I am now a nuring student at LaSalle day program. The professors are wonderful and will go the extra mile to help you. The assistant deanis the best. It is rwlly a wondeful school. I will graduate in May '14.
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  3. Visit  MakingItReality} profile page
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    Syfa, So how was your first semester...was it what you expected? How did you manage your time studying?
  4. Visit  MakingItReality} profile page
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    HeatherL, is there any one thing that is truly important to have your first year (i.e. an additional study guide). I've followed your advice and made all my appointments the end of this month/beginning of May. I guess we'll know if we are officially accepted soon.
  5. Visit  xsmashBSN_RN} profile page
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    Sooo I just got my acceptance letter! It's a pending acceptance though. Apparently I didn't get a sufficient score on the math part of the NLN. So to be fully accepted I'd have to pay for and retake the test over again, which is something I do NOT want to do. I live 2 hours away and taking off work during the week isn't really in the cards for me. Plus I got accepted somewhere else too. So it's all up in the air for me.

    So just a heads up if anyone else hasn't gotten a letter yet. It should be around soon!!

    Good luck to everyone!!
  6. Visit  syfa} profile page
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    Hey,
    Thanks God I'm almost dine with exam. For people starting this fall I would advise you to make sure you do all your readings + assignments. Always be 2 step ahead. And most importantly if you have any problem don't wait; ask for help immediatly.
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  7. Visit  abphoto} profile page
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    I got my acceptance letter on Sunday! I honestly forgot about my application, because I didn't expect to get in with all the competition for nursing programs nowadays. I'm super excited and I can't wait until the orientation. Congrats to everyone!
  8. Visit  MakingItReality} profile page
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    It's official!! I'm IN!! Hot Diggity!
  9. Visit  syfa} profile page
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    Congrats!! The hard work gonna begin now!
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  10. Visit  RobynPSU} profile page
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    Hi Leemy4Me! How hard has it been to work full time, do this program and maintain a life? How often do you have clinicals - every Saturday? Do you have time off between semesters?
  11. Visit  Leemy4Me} profile page
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    It's def possible to work full time in this program, especially if you have some down time at work to study. As far as a social life, it gets tough but I still make time to see family and friends. And it's a huge plus that my fiancÚ and I live together. We have clinical (usually) every other weekend, both sat & sun for 8 hrs. One semester, it was every saturday OR Sunday for 12 hrs. Depends on the classes that semester. And yes, there is a break between semesters; 1 month between fall and spring, 1.5 weeks between spring and summer, and about 3 weeks between summer and fall.
    To be honest, I heard so many people say how hard nursing school is, but I wouldn't say hard. It's a lot of busy work because clinical has its own paperwork in addition to studying and all that for class. Once you learn how to balance everything with work and family, it gets better. But there are times when the semester is crazy start to finish. I'm not trying to brag but I have never earned lower than a B in this program. That was my personal goal that I set, to never get below a B, not even a B-. And let me tell you, I'm not the most hardcore student at all. There are times when I start studying for a test the day of! But I know my limit and I know what I need to do. I can be lazy and procrastinate, but I know when to kick my brain into gear also. Once you get used to "thinking like a nurse" during the exams, they become easier. Sometimes you have to literally imagine yourself in that patients room and think "ok what do I do first." But that will take some time. My best advice to you is to never be that student whose final exam determines whether they pass the class. I've seen some of my classmates in complete turmoil over that and it just adds extra stress to an already stressful test!!
  12. Visit  coconoir1908} profile page
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    Hi All, I am a Fall 14' hopefully. Would you mind sharing your experience in applying to the Achieve program and any study tips for the NLN exam? I just registered today, and I'm scheduled to take the test in Sept. Thank you and much success to you.
  13. Visit  LadyFree28} profile page
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    Quote from coconoir1908
    Hi All, I am a Fall 14' hopefully. Would you mind sharing your experience in applying to the Achieve program and any study tips for the NLN exam? I just registered today, and I'm scheduled to take the test in Sept. Thank you and much success to you.
    I suggest in getting a NLN exam book. I got one used on Amazon. I was VERY prepared for the exam. Scored over 90 percentile.

    Sending Positive Vibes on your nursing success from an LaSalle Achieve Alumni!
  14. Visit  MakingItReality} profile page
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    Quote from coconoir1908
    Hi All, I am a Fall 14' hopefully. Would you mind sharing your experience in applying to the Achieve program and any study tips for the NLN exam? I just registered today, and I'm scheduled to take the test in Sept. Thank you and much success to you.
    I too agree with LadyFree28...get the review book and study. I took that book everywhere. I practiced off and on the entire summer and it paid off. I did the practice test and used the cd that came with the book...It really prepared me for the exam.


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