UPenn Nursing vs. Drexel Nursing Undergrad - page 4
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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
- 0Jun 29, '09 by nanciepaulSince 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
- 1Jun 20, '10 by theatredorkQuote from nanciepaulThis 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.If you fail 3 clinical classes, you are out of the program also you can not transfer the credits from Drexel.
Quote from nanciepaulAgain, pretty typical of any nursing program. I even had this in my community college ADN program.Passing score for any nursing class is 76% and there is hesi with each course which counts 10-15% of your grade.
Quote from nanciepaulThe 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).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.
Quote from nanciepaulI'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).COOP is awesome but still a waste of time. You need to spend more time in school than any other nursing program
Quote from nanciepaulAll 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.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
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!
- 0Mar 28, '11 by kdrose01Quote from phillygrlIt'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.Exactly how Jefferson FACT program is...Gosh such a killer and they take your life away for a whole year....and expensive school
- 1Apr 6, '11 by shuttlinhonestly, yes penn has a fantastic program, but all in all you are paying for the name. Drexel has just as good nursing program as penn and they also have the co-op which is what attracted me to drexel. you could get your nursing degree at drexel and than go to penn for the msn if you still want to go to penn at the end of all of this. theres no reason to go into so much dept if you dont have to.