UPenn Nursing vs. Drexel Nursing Undergrad - page 3

by iheartnursing | 23,841 Views | 42 Comments

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 Major and am now making the big... Read More


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    It's funny you say that....4 years later, I am taking the dreaded drexel comprehensive exit hesi today. I took it two weeks ago and did not get the requisite 950. So I am taking it yet again. Despite having an exceptional GPA, I'm still here, trying to get out because of this ridiculous hesi. If i could've done it all over again, I would've stuck with penn...
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    What a coincidence ? me too took the hesi today and passed . i was in room 3803, I think I know you..
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    I think I know you too! I too was in 3803 (and passed as well!) congrats to you now we can focus on the rapidly shrinking job market.
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    Iheartnursing, I'm glad I found your post, can you give me any insight on the Drexel's program. I'm really interested in attending for the co-op program but I'd be moving across the country from AZ to PA .... ahh so scary. How was your time in the program? I've heard the hesi exams are killer...... Tell me everything please!
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    Drexel Nursing
    Easy to get In.
    Hard to stay In.
    Tough to survive..
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    Quote from nanciepaul
    Drexel Nursing
    Easy to get In.
    Hard to stay In.
    Tough to survive..
    Would you recommend I not look @ Drexel.... all I've ever heard is it is tough............. but it's good to take the tough route right?!?
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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
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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....
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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).
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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 :/


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