UPenn Nursing vs. Drexel Nursing Undergrad - page 3

I have been lucky enough to be accepted at both institutions as I am about to embark on my decision to go into Nursing Undergrad. I have completed two years at a different University as an English... Read More

  1. Visit  nanciepaul profile page
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    I can not recommend this school but I will not tell you to not to go. It is totally up to you. When I started we had lot of students but as the time goes lot of them were getting dropped off. Among the people who survived 40 % of them could not pass the final hesi.If you fail 3 clinical classes, you are out of the program also you can not transfer the credits from Drexel. Passing score for any nursing class is 76% and there is hesi with each course which counts 10-15% of your grade. At the end they will make you take exit hesi and thats where extremely smart students fail. I have 3.8 GPA but still needed to take exit hesi 2 times to get a score above 950. If you fail the second attempt you need to repeat a course which 2000 dollars. You can also search for some other threads about drexel exit hesi. COOP is awesome but still a waste of time. You need to spend more time in school than any other nursing program;Also Drexel has very rigid rules, such as not rounding the hesi score, no adjustments in anything. If you think you can survive all this, you are more than welcome to go there because in the end you will have a knowledge of a physician. Best of Luck
  2. Visit  nnicolee profile page
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    Quote from nanciepaul
    I can not recommend this school but I will not tell you to not to go. It is totally up to you. When I started we had lot of students but as the time goes lot of them were getting dropped off. Among the people who survived 40 % of them could not pass the final hesi.If you fail 3 clinical classes, you are out of the program also you can not transfer the credits from Drexel. Passing score for any nursing class is 76% and there is hesi with each course which counts 10-15% of your grade. At the end they will make you take exit hesi and thats where extremely smart students fail. I have 3.8 GPA but still needed to take exit hesi 2 times to get a score above 950. If you fail the second attempt you need to repeat a course which 2000 dollars. You can also search for some other threads about drexel exit hesi. COOP is awesome but still a waste of time. You need to spend more time in school than any other nursing program;Also Drexel has very rigid rules, such as not rounding the hesi score, no adjustments in anything. If you think you can survive all this, you are more than welcome to go there because in the end you will have a knowledge of a physician. Best of Luck
    Thank you for your reply, I really appreciate it and I'm always up for a challenge...... Can you comment on how expensive the program is? I really don't get their tuition stuff....
  3. Visit  nanciepaul profile page
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    Have you get admitted to the program yet? Did you get any scholarship?, they normally offer that for a average student at the beginning of the program.If you have no scholarship, get ready to pay about 28000 out of your pocket, it changes year to year. You should always maintain 3.0 GPA if you want to maintain the scholarship. They will normally make you pay the fee in the beginning of the year, if there is $10 balance, they will put you on banner web hold. I can not ***** enough about their rigid rules. Also nursing department is not at all helpful. There are only few nice people( Dean, Pro.Barret and Harkins).
  4. Visit  nnicolee profile page
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    Quote from nanciepaul
    Have you get admitted to the program yet? Did you get any scholarship?, they normally offer that for a average student at the beginning of the program.If you have no scholarship, get ready to pay about 28000 out of your pocket, it changes year to year. You should always maintain 3.0 GPA if you want to maintain the scholarship. They will normally make you pay the fee in the beginning of the year, if there is $10 balance, they will put you on banner web hold. I can not ***** enough about their rigid rules. Also nursing department is not at all helpful. There are only few nice people( Dean, Pro.Barret and Harkins).
    wow 28k... no fun. No I have not been admitted I'm just basically researching and seeing what my options are. And about them not being helpful... OMG that is exactly how the college I'm going to is. They continually lie, act deceitful with my financial aid and are of no help. They told me the WRONG book to buy for my psych class (mind you this is the book store)... it took endless time contacting financial aid to even be awarded my rightfully due PELL GRANTS and the college is just a joke. That's why I just want to get my pre-reqs done and get the heck out .... Ugh I guess Drexel's out of the question now then..... I'm not dealing with unhelpful advisors ever again if I can avoid it at all costs :/
  5. Visit  nanciepaul profile page
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    Since you are ready to take challenge, apply there and let's see how much scholarship you get. Your school sounds very deceitful but I did not get such an experience from Drexel.Drexel is very strict with their rules and it is nation's toughest nursing program.Best of luck
  6. Visit  nocheapones profile page
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    Nicolemsm, just giving you a heads up that I PMd you.
  7. Visit  nnicolee profile page
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    Quote from nocheapones
    Nicolemsm, just giving you a heads up that I PMd you.
    Hi nocheapones I replied to your message (and I think it sent.... hopefully) tell me if it didnt though
  8. Visit  theatredork profile page
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    Quote from nanciepaul
    If you fail 3 clinical classes, you are out of the program also you can not transfer the credits from Drexel.
    This is pretty typical of any nursing program. I don't know of any program where clinical courses can be transferred. Failing 3 clinical courses is pretty lenient, I think. For most programs, it's two.

    Quote from nanciepaul
    Passing score for any nursing class is 76% and there is hesi with each course which counts 10-15% of your grade.
    Again, pretty typical of any nursing program. I even had this in my community college ADN program.

    Quote from nanciepaul
    At the end they will make you take exit hesi and thats where extremely smart students fail. I have 3.8 GPA but still needed to take exit hesi 2 times to get a score above 950. If you fail the second attempt you need to repeat a course which 2000 dollars. You can also search for some other threads about drexel exit hesi.
    The HESI requirement is pretty standard for most programs in this area. It's a way to prep for the NCLEX, and it also protects the school from having too many students fail the NCLEX the first time, which can affect their accreditation (I think).

    Quote from nanciepaul
    COOP is awesome but still a waste of time. You need to spend more time in school than any other nursing program
    I'm surprised you don't see the value in a CO-OP expreience. Granted, I didn't do a co-op with my program, but I think gaining experience before graduation can only enhance your learning. You can take the theoretical and textbook knowledge and apply them to practice before you actually become a nurse (and get paid for doing so).

    Quote from nanciepaul
    Also Drexel has very rigid rules, such as not rounding the hesi score, no adjustments in anything. If you think you can survive all this, you are more than welcome to go there because in the end you will have a knowledge of a physician. Best of Luck
    All schools have rigid rules, and for a reason. Nursing school is tough no matter where you go. None of what you said is solely a Drexel experience. All nursing programs have the same rules, passing requirements, etc . for the most part.

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    That said, best of luck at Drexel to the original poster. I'm currently in the RN-to-BSN completion program and am definitely enjoying the challenging nature of the courses (even statistics!).

    Edit: I didn't realize this was such an old thread. Sorry!
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  9. Visit  MissJRN profile page
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    Hi, I am currently enrolling in Drexel's RN to BSN online program. You are attending? how is the program for you, is it very challenging? how are the classes/professors? any help is appreciated. thanks.
  10. Visit  caregiver86 profile page
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    Hi, if I were you I would go to Penn.

    There will be lots of opportunities for scholarships and grants, because it's quite big school.

    I believe ranking of the school is not the most important thing, but quite important things to consider!
  11. Visit  kdrose01 profile page
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    Oh, I responded thinking this was a recent post and missed the 2005 date of the initial post. Oops. Hope he/she made the right decision.
  12. Visit  New2Nursing14' profile page
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    Quote from nanciepaul
    Drexel Nursing
    Easy to get In.
    Hard to stay In.
    Tough to survive..
    Exactly how Jefferson FACT program is...Gosh such a killer and they take your life away for a whole year....and expensive school
  13. Visit  kdrose01 profile page
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    Quote from phillygrl
    Exactly how Jefferson FACT program is...Gosh such a killer and they take your life away for a whole year....and expensive school
    It's cheaper than a lot of other schools I looked at! After looking at NYU, Columbia, Penn, Mount St. Marys, and some others, it's half the price! It's even cheaper than Drexel by a few thousand dollars. Even a crappy state school program that I looked at was $27k. I'd rather pay the extra $10k to get a better education. (Not trashing state schools, just one program in particular that I won't mention.) I didn't even think Temple's program was much more affordable.


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