Transferring to Southwest From Union University - page 2

Hey guys. I'm transferring to Southwest in the Fall for the Associate's Degree in Nursing program. I will have all my gen ed classes done. My grades are an A in Micro, B in A&P I, and a C in A&P II.... Read More

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    @msturn1975 - Just curious, are you saying Southwest clinicals aren't at major hospitals or were you referring to another school? I'm at Southwest and all our clinicals have been at Methodist, Baptist or The Med. I'd say those are the major hospitals in town.

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    I'm wondering the same things you are- I'm a nervous wreck wondering if B's in all my pre-reqs are gonna keep me from getting in. I'm applying for the Fall 2011 class, GPA 3.2 Taking the NLN in a couple of weeks... I've been trying to find out what some of the lower index scores have been that have been accepted into the program. I'm too old to wait another year! Programs are limited, and like you, I'm just ready to be a nurse-going back to finish up my bsn once I start working...
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    I am about to graduate from Southwest and have also had all of my clinicals at Methodist, Baptist, and the Med. My very first clinical was at Methodist on a cardiac floor 6 weeks in. I considered that an immediate clinical in a major hospital. All of the other clinicals that semester were at Methodist or the VA. Sorry msturn75, I also have to question where you are getting your info. I read your post about your friend having class on M-W. Like the person said that responded, classes are on T-Thurs????

    As for the classes being self taught, that is mostly coming from people in the first semester. Truthfully, I think that is because there is SO much material you are expected to know. I have done very well in the program. I read the book in AD1, but feel like everything else has been presented in class or provided in notes. I barely opened my book in some classes and got an A! Information throughout the program builds on each other. In Adult Health 2, you have to remember the stuff you learned in Foundations or AD1. They aren't going to teach it again. I have never had to write a paper or wear white shoes with no color. We did a health fair in ADH1 so that was the only project we did and it wasn't that difficult. That is all the Foundations teacher!!! (It was team taught with the current Foundations teacher and someone else who was the course coordinator)

    I have friends at Baptist, Memphis, Union, and NW and they all complain about the same things as SW students!! Too much material, not taught to me well enough, teacher is a jerk, clinical stinks, etc. Consider it paying your dues!! I finish in 3 weeks and frankly none of that stuff matters anymore. The only thing that matters now is NCLEX. Since SW is the only school in the area that has a 100% pass rate, I'm not too worried about that!! AND everybody who graduated last semester got a job!!
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    To Stace75 and Scifi
    I was referring to first semester clinicals that had changed this semester to the Jewish Nursing home. They are trying it for the first time. I am aware that you will eventually go to major hospitals. Talking to different people that I know that go to different schools, it seems that there is a different focus area as far as where the majority of clinicals take place.
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    Thanks for all the advice! I decided to try Memphis after all. Hopefully I will be accepted into the program for the Spring 2012 semester :-)

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