Spring '17 Hopefuls University of Memphis/ Loewenberg SON - page 5

Is anyone here applying for the Spring 2017 semester? I've been waiting on someone to start a thread but decided to just do it myself:cat:. I have a 3.41 GPA, 2 A's and 1 B in the science... Read More

  1. by   ktee_
    Quote from Erin0104
    Hey! I am about to start taking statistics as one of my last pre reqs for LSON Fall 2017. I'm terribly afraid of math..not my strongest subject but I just wanted to know where you took it and how it was. I am taking it at Southwest...just not sure of what professor to take. Appreciate any feedback!
    Hi! If I'm not too late responding, I would definitely recommend taking stats before you enter the program! They give preference to students who have completed all gen eds and pre reqs! I took statistics at the U of M
    Last edit by ktee_ on Feb 6, '17 : Reason: typo
  2. by   ktee_
    Quote from blancas56
    Im beginning to look at grad schools and University of Memphis seems to be an option. One answer I can not seem to find is where does clinicals have to be completed? Can clinicals only be completed in Tennessee?
    Hi! The only clinical sites I've heard are Regional One, St. Jude, Medthodist, and Baptist! I'm not sure if it's the same for the Lambuth campus. You should definitely call and ask!
  3. by   ktee_
    Quote from futureRNdiamond
    For those of you that got accepted, what were your stats (if you don't mind sharing) and if you have started the program, how do you like it, what are some things you wish you knew before starting?
    Hi! My gpa was a 3.4. And I started January 17th. So far, everything is really cool! However, it's very challenging. I knew it would be but I didn't expect it to be as challenging as it is. It takes up 90% of your time. I do suggest not working when you start the program so that you can devote all of your time to studying. There are quite a few people that are working on the weekends and are able to manage. Make sure you are fully prepared when entering the program and make sure you have no distractions.
  4. by   ktee_
    Quote from ktee_
    Hi! My gpa was a 3.4. And I started January 17th. So far, everything is really cool! However, it's very challenging. I knew it would be but I didn't expect it to be as challenging as it is. It takes up 90% of your time. I do suggest not working when you start the program so that you can devote all of your time to studying. There are quite a few people that are working on the weekends and are able to manage. Make sure you are fully prepared when entering the program and make sure you have no distractions.
    and the other 10% is sleep lol
  5. by   futureRNdiamond
    Thank you ktee. If you don't mind sharing what was the cost of the books for the first semester and do they pick your class schedule or do you pick it for yourself?
  6. by   ktee_
    Quote from futureRNdiamond
    Thank you ktee. If you don't mind sharing what was the cost of the books for the first semester and do they pick your class schedule or do you pick it for yourself?
    I paid $722 for mine. Brand new. A lot of those books you will use throughout the program. From what I hear, first semester is the most expensive. So after first semester don't expect to pay anything near that amount for books. They pick your schedule. Everyone takes the same classes but they will be on different days. I was one of the lucky ones and didn't get Friday classes.
  7. by   futureRNdiamond
    Hey, from your experience is your application being under-review this early a good or bad thing?
    Last edit by futureRNdiamond on Feb 10, '17 : Reason: mistake
  8. by   ktee_
    Quote from futureRNdiamond
    Hey, from your experience is your application being under-review this early a good or bad thing?
    I think my application said "under review" really soon after I submitted it. It'll stay that way until you receive your acceptance email. So don't worry!
  9. by   Mskiana57
    Hey Ktee_, can I ask you a question about the program. I applied for the spring 2017 but didn't get selected due to the number of applicants. I wasn't denied a spot because of my grades and I was told that they was impressed with my qualifications so now it says under review on my second application which differed from the first. What was it like starting the program? I've been dedicated this far and I won't stop chasing my dreams! Thank you.
  10. by   ktee_
    Quote from Mskiana57
    Hey Ktee_, can I ask you a question about the program. I applied for the spring 2017 but didn't get selected due to the number of applicants. I wasn't denied a spot because of my grades and I was told that they was impressed with my qualifications so now it says under review on my second application which differed from the first. What was it like starting the program? I've been dedicated this far and I won't stop chasing my dreams! Thank you.
    Sorry I'm so late responding....
    Starting the program was very exciting for me. It was a huge transition from taking prereqs/gen ed classes. You actually begin to learn about things you're interested in and things that'll be beneficial to your future. I will admit that it can be a challenge when you first begin. LCON, just like any other nursing program, is not easy. My biggest piece of advice would be as soon as you start, find study habits that work for YOU. You will find that the ways you have studied in the past may completely change once you're in nursing school. When you first enter, there will be a ton of people giving you advice on how/what to study. I would pay attentions to the "what"s more than the "how"s. Lol if that makes sense. Also, i do recommend finding a GOOD study group. One with no more than 4-5 people who want to make it just as bad as you do. Make sure you don't feel pressured to study with them every time they have a study session. Sometimes its better to study alone. Another thing I will say is to make sure you have no major distractions. You'll probably have to study everyday and put your social life on hold. I do recommend taking one day a week to just relax. This turned into more of an "advice" thing lol. But these are a few things I've learned since starting the program. I'm still learning new things everyday lol. Hope it helped!
  11. by   Ladybug901
    Hello, do you recommend full time or part time?

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