PVAMU-Fall 2007 - page 2

Hello to all... I just received my acceptance letter to Prairie View (Fall 2007).... I am so excited! Has anyone else received letters of acceptance to their program? I would love to find... Read More

  1. by   MJ18181a
    Im sorry to hear that.... you must be stressed out, I know I would be! I hope you resolve this tomorrow and get accepted.

    I would like to know what their reasoning is for not having your NET scores if you took it at PV?
  2. by   YoungWiseWoman
    Hi all,
    I will be graduating from PVAMU-College of Nursing in 6(six) days, so I thought I would respond to some of the questions and comments.

    Class size: We started with 81 people....32 people will graduate this Saturday. Of the 32 people that are graduating, 14 people started with me. The others were picked up from previous semesters, meaning they had to drop a class b/c of grades, family problems, etc. Others were picked up b/c they failed the class and had to repeat it.

    Program: The program is mind-blowing and challenging. It takes strength, patience, and determination. Things change at the drop of a dime, as they do in the nursing field. And yes, it can be unorganized at times so please get prepared. Early in the program, I decided that the changes would not unsettle me, because they are still going to make changes whether you like it or not. Don't waste your energy on something you can't change.

    Instructors: The instructors at PV are one of a kind. That's all I can really say. Just know this, when our class was having trouble they went ABOVE and BEYOND the call of duty to make sure that we mastered the content. They spend MUCH of their free time with students. As I said before, the program is structured to be hard...that's just how it is, so they make sure they do everything they can to help you succeed.

    NCLEX: the NCLEX pass rate for the last two semesters was 100%. That says a lot.

    Please know that going to PV is the best decision that you made! The program is great and you will learn a lot! Stay focused and try not to listen to rumors. Rumors run rampant in nursing school and they will get you upset for no reason. If you guys have questions feel free to ask. I may not get to them until next week b/c we have pinning and graduation.

    Congratulations on getting in...now comes the hard part...GETTING OUT! :spin:
  3. by   YoungWiseWoman
    Quote from studentADAM
    i got my acceptance letter a couple days ago

    my science gpa was around 3.4 but my NET scores were in the top 15% and my overall gpa was around a 3.1, but i feel kinda a) being a guy going to nursing school b) being white and going to prairie view (or so I've been told). So you guys will probably know me when you see me since i think the class size is in the 30s :wink2:.

    It's cool though I already have taken a pathophys there a year ago with Dr. Igbo, and it was great.
    Being a white guy at PV is not that abnormal. A lot of people think that only Black people go to PV, however my class was EXTREMELY diverse. Don't worry, being one of the only guys is great. Our guys get lots of attention and they love it. GOOD LUCK
  4. by   YoungWiseWoman
    Quote from pretticonskeeted1908
    Everyone who said PV is unorganized is right. I just got a letter saying I was denied acceptance but it was based on me not showing TASP scores (from which i was exempt and they knew this) and them not having my NET scores (which everyone knows we took there and they have a copy of). This irks me so much because I called numerous times to check if my file was complete and they said yes. So i'm really upset about this and cannot wait until Monday morning.
    My advice would be to go up to the school. Personally, I would want to talk to someone in person to get things straight. Also, keep copies of everything you send them...ALL THE TIME. Every paper, every form, every receipt. Let us know how it goes.
  5. by   AggieQT
    Thanks ketcia!

    I have a question. What's up with them saying we cant park in the garage until after 3pm? Do we have to pay for the entire day if we get there early and leave late? Also about how much a week should we expect to pay in parking?
  6. by   MJ18181a
    Ketcia........ thanks for the information! and Congrads!

    You made me estatic about the program! Im excited!

    What hospitals does PV normally use for clinicals? are they in/outside of the medical center?

    Also, did many people use Park and Ride?

    Is there anything such as laptop or PDA that you would recommend? or something that helped you!

    Thanks again!
  7. by   ICURN7
    Quote from ketcia1908
    Hi all,
    I will be graduating from PVAMU-College of Nursing in 6(six) days, so I thought I would respond to some of the questions and comments.

    Class size: We started with 81 people....32 people will graduate this Saturday. Of the 32 people that are graduating, 14 people started with me. The others were picked up from previous semesters, meaning they had to drop a class b/c of grades, family problems, etc. Others were picked up b/c they failed the class and had to repeat it.

    Program: The program is mind-blowing and challenging. It takes strength, patience, and determination. Things change at the drop of a dime, as they do in the nursing field. And yes, it can be unorganized at times so please get prepared. Early in the program, I decided that the changes would not unsettle me, because they are still going to make changes whether you like it or not. Don't waste your energy on something you can't change.

    Instructors: The instructors at PV are one of a kind. That's all I can really say. Just know this, when our class was having trouble they went ABOVE and BEYOND the call of duty to make sure that we mastered the content. They spend MUCH of their free time with students. As I said before, the program is structured to be hard...that's just how it is, so they make sure they do everything they can to help you succeed.

    NCLEX: the NCLEX pass rate for the last two semesters was 100%. That says a lot.

    Please know that going to PV is the best decision that you made! The program is great and you will learn a lot! Stay focused and try not to listen to rumors. Rumors run rampant in nursing school and they will get you upset for no reason. If you guys have questions feel free to ask. I may not get to them until next week b/c we have pinning and graduation.

    Congratulations on getting in...now comes the hard part...GETTING OUT! :spin:


    In other words, less than 18% are graduating from a full class of 81. Hmmm. I'm not trying to discourage anyone but if your file or whatever was lost at the beginnging, count it a blessing that God may not want u to go thru the hell, don't force yourself in there. He might have something better for u, believe me...my application fee was also lost at the beginning and i was made to pay twice even when i had a copy from my bank of the check made payable to PVAMU. If u are in already, try and be focused. However, I'm aware that it is the pride of every school to make sure that at least 50-80% of their student actually gets to graduate and pass Nclex. Goodluck to all of you.
  8. by   cenedradRN
    Quote from ketcia1908
    Hi all,
    I will be graduating from PVAMU-College of Nursing in 6(six) days, so I thought I would respond to some of the questions and comments.

    Class size: We started with 81 people....32 people will graduate this Saturday. Of the 32 people that are graduating, 14 people started with me. The others were picked up from previous semesters, meaning they had to drop a class b/c of grades, family problems, etc. Others were picked up b/c they failed the class and had to repeat it.

    Program: The program is mind-blowing and challenging. It takes strength, patience, and determination. Things change at the drop of a dime, as they do in the nursing field. And yes, it can be unorganized at times so please get prepared. Early in the program, I decided that the changes would not unsettle me, because they are still going to make changes whether you like it or not. Don't waste your energy on something you can't change.

    Instructors: The instructors at PV are one of a kind. That's all I can really say. Just know this, when our class was having trouble they went ABOVE and BEYOND the call of duty to make sure that we mastered the content. They spend MUCH of their free time with students. As I said before, the program is structured to be hard...that's just how it is, so they make sure they do everything they can to help you succeed.

    NCLEX: the NCLEX pass rate for the last two semesters was 100%. That says a lot.

    Please know that going to PV is the best decision that you made! The program is great and you will learn a lot! Stay focused and try not to listen to rumors. Rumors run rampant in nursing school and they will get you upset for no reason. If you guys have questions feel free to ask. I may not get to them until next week b/c we have pinning and graduation.

    Congratulations on getting in...now comes the hard part...GETTING OUT! :spin:
    I know this is weird but I was wondering what your last name was. I don't know how you pronounce it but i knew a girl from Mississippi whose name sounded like yours but i don't know how she spelled it.
  9. by   YoungWiseWoman
    Quote from Jezziemis
    Thanks ketcia!

    I have a question. What's up with them saying we cant park in the garage until after 3pm? Do we have to pay for the entire day if we get there early and leave late? Also about how much a week should we expect to pay in parking?
    Garage parking is available after 3pm with a permit that costs $40 per semester. If you park in the garage before then you have to pay and its usually $10. Many people park at outlying lots such as, Fannin South (behind Sam's off 610), Wheeler station (toward downtown), etc. and catch the train in. We got train and bus passes for $25 per semester (called a metro pass), however the city of Houston may be getting rid of this program. If that is the case, I'm not sure how they can handle it. Parking sucks, but that's how it is in the Medical Center.
    How much you pay depends on you. If you park in the garage everyday, than you will be paying a lot. I suggest parking in the outlying lots, and catching the train in.

    Ketcia
  10. by   YoungWiseWoman
    Quote from MJ18181a
    Ketcia........ thanks for the information! and Congrads!

    You made me estatic about the program! Im excited!

    What hospitals does PV normally use for clinicals? are they in/outside of the medical center?

    Also, did many people use Park and Ride?

    Is there anything such as laptop or PDA that you would recommend? or something that helped you!

    Thanks again!
    I'm glad you are excited! Remember that same excitement when times get tough. I remember when I got my acceptance letter...I cried. I was so grateful that I was able to start nursing school. Try to remember these times when you start to get discouraged or feel the need to complain. It is a priviledge to get into nursing school these days, so feel special that you were chosen.

    Back to your questions:
    Keep in mind that we use different hospitals each semester, but I will try to list all I can remember: Ben Taub, St. Lukes, Methodist, Memorial Hermann, Memorial Hermann Southwest, MD Anderson, Texas Children's, THe Women's HOspital, LBJ. I think that's all.

    Yes, people use park and ride. I'm not sure how it works though. See my post above about parking. They do give you metro passes that can be used on the bus and on the train.

    A laptop would be great! They are providing NEW laptops for ALL the students starting next semester. They are the kinds with the notebook tops that you can turn and remove. Students are supposed to be able to have their own personal laptop until they graduate. I'm graduating, so I won't get a chance to have that great honor.

    Patience helped me. Also a good planner/organizer, buying things in bulk, ie toilet paper, deoderant, soap, etc. Once you start, you rarely have time to waste time on those little things. It sucks when it's 6am, and you run out of deoderant on the way to clinical. Try to prepare and stock up as much as possible. That's one less thing to worry about.
    Last edit by YoungWiseWoman on May 7, '07
  11. by   YoungWiseWoman
    Quote from ICURN7
    In other words, less than 18% are graduating from a full class of 81. Hmmm. I'm not trying to discourage anyone but if your file or whatever was lost at the beginnging, count it a blessing that God may not want u to go thru the hell, don't force yourself in there. He might have something better for u, believe me...my application fee was also lost at the beginning and i was made to pay twice even when i had a copy from my bank of the check made payable to PVAMU. If u are in already, try and be focused. However, I'm aware that it is the pride of every school to make sure that at least 50-80% of their student actually gets to graduate and pass Nclex. Goodluck to all of you.
    I'm not going to say too much because I don't have time right now. However, know this....if I can do it, you can do it. Many people who did not make it, did so because of their own doing. Being lazy, wanting to be spoon fed, wanting to go clubbing, etc. will not get you to your goal at PV. Our school prepares us VERY well. I have been in clinicals and have worked with students from other schools who were not as advanced as I was. Meaning I was in my 3rd semester (of 5) and they were about to graduate! They were looking to me for skills advice and they were about to apply for a freakin' license!

    WE HAVE LOTS OF PRIDE....that's why not just anyone can walk out with a degree and that's why we have a 100% pass rate on boards. Our school wants to put out competent nurses, not nurses who make 4.0's in their program, but can't pass NCLEX. Or better yet, ones who do not have the skills needed to be a first year nurse. I met a new nurse from a medical center nursing school who had not done a SUB-Q injection yet, and one who had not put down an NG tube. That was SO 1st semester for me (You guys will know what that is soon enough!)

    Anyway, I'll be the first to admit...PV is not for everyone. It's for the STRONG-WILLED, DETERMINED, AND SELF-DIRECTED. If you are looking for an easy ride, please don't put yourself through the torture. HOWEVER, if you know what you want and you will do the work to get it....YOU WILL SUCCEED.

    Ok, I'm done b/c I said I was not going to say much.
    Ketcia
  12. by   YoungWiseWoman
    Quote from pretticonskeeted1908
    I know this is weird but I was wondering what your last name was. I don't know how you pronounce it but i knew a girl from Mississippi whose name sounded like yours but i don't know how she spelled it.
    It's pronounced Keisha. Sorry not from the SIPP! I just noticed your screen name...do we have something in common???
    Last edit by YoungWiseWoman on May 7, '07
  13. by   cenedradRN
    Quote from ketcia1908
    It's pronounced Keisha. Sorry not from the SIPP! I just noticed your screen name...do we have something in common???
    Yes I see we do! PM me

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