Shenandoah University Accelerated BSN - page 4

Hi everyone! So i just got accepted to Shenandoah University's accelerated BSN program and I am very excited! I am from California so Virginia is a long way away but I am looking to live in another... Read More

  1. Visit  nermface profile page
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    For the prospective nursing students at Winchester campus, how are you looking for places to rent? Craigslist? What's a "good" area?
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    Quote from rbfrisk
    Hi All!

    I'm going to be starting Shenandoah's 2nd degree program in Leesburg this Fall. Anyone else?

    Rachel
    Hey there, I think I might try to shoot for the Winchester campus.

    Do you know anyone in the program already?
  4. Visit  Singingbird812 profile page
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    I think it's about 400 clinical hours but I can't remember the exact amount. I do know it is well above the minimum clinical hours requirement. So far it doesn't seem overwhelming (or underwhelming) but I know it's harder for some than others.

    Right now I'm in class from 9 - 4 Monday and Thursday, 9 - 3 on Tuesday, 9 - 12 Wednesdays, and clinical is 2 - 9:30 on Fridays. It's a fairly nice schedule even though sometimes it does feel like a bit much, especially when a bunch of exams come in a row and I want every minute to study. The biggest advice I can give about it is to study whenever you can but try to enjoy your lunch break. There's an hour between classes (12 - 1) and I have found that studying through it adds more stress whereas taking a break helps more than that last minute cramming ever would. It's really important to make sure you take breaks otherwise it's very easy to get overwhelmed.

    After class, I pretty much study all evening, with a break for dinner and occasionally for the gym or to relax and watch tv. There really is a lot of work for the first semester but it gets a lot easier once you get used to the workload and you'll have more free time.

    Also, they recently changed so that you do need scrubs for the mental health clinical. Wanted to throw that out there so that people were prepared
  5. Visit  nermface profile page
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    Quote from Singingbird812
    I think it's about 400 clinical hours but I can't remember the exact amount. I do know it is well above the minimum clinical hours requirement. So far it doesn't seem overwhelming (or underwhelming) but I know it's harder for some than others.

    Right now I'm in class from 9 - 4 Monday and Thursday, 9 - 3 on Tuesday, 9 - 12 Wednesdays, and clinical is 2 - 9:30 on Fridays. It's a fairly nice schedule even though sometimes it does feel like a bit much, especially when a bunch of exams come in a row and I want every minute to study. The biggest advice I can give about it is to study whenever you can but try to enjoy your lunch break. There's an hour between classes (12 - 1) and I have found that studying through it adds more stress whereas taking a break helps more than that last minute cramming ever would. It's really important to make sure you take breaks otherwise it's very easy to get overwhelmed.

    After class, I pretty much study all evening, with a break for dinner and occasionally for the gym or to relax and watch tv. There really is a lot of work for the first semester but it gets a lot easier once you get used to the workload and you'll have more free time.

    Also, they recently changed so that you do need scrubs for the mental health clinical. Wanted to throw that out there so that people were prepared
    Thank you! Can you give any recommendations on where to live? Any places to "stay away" from?
  6. Visit  Singingbird812 profile page
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    Which campus are you attending? Not sure I can help much because I'm not from the area but it's worth a shot. I think I remember seeing something about housing on one of the facebook pages related to apartments and such but I can't remember which one.
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    Quote from Singingbird812
    Which campus are you attending? Not sure I can help much because I'm not from the area but it's worth a shot. I think I remember seeing something about housing on one of the facebook pages related to apartments and such but I can't remember which one.
    If I end up going to SU, then I'd attend the Winchester campus. I'll have to do more research when the time comes. Which campus do you attend?
  8. Visit  mnaranja profile page
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    I GOT IN!!!! SOOOO EXCITED!!!! I'll be attending the Leesburg campus!
  9. Visit  elise87 profile page
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    Quote from mnaranja
    I GOT IN!!!! SOOOO EXCITED!!!! I'll be attending the Leesburg campus!
    Congrats!!!! I'm at the Winchester campus
  10. Visit  Singingbird812 profile page
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    I'm at Leesburg so sadly I cannot be of much help for Winchester. My friend knows someone in the pharmacy program there that loves it, so hopefully you will too

    And congrats to everyone who got in!
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    how long did it take everyone to get their acceptance letters in the mail after being told you were accepted?
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    Quote from mnaranja
    how long did it take everyone to get their acceptance letters in the mail after being told you were accepted?
    They were slow with mine. I'm not accepting though because I just got into my top choice program in NY good luck to everyone!
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    Quote from mnaranja
    how long did it take everyone to get their acceptance letters in the mail after being told you were accepted?
    Hey! I'll be starting the asd Nursing program in the Fall semester at the Winchester campus. The acceptance letter took a lonnng time to arrive and I think it only got here when it did because I kept calling and asking a bunch of questions. My friend applied the same time I did back in early March and was accepted at the same time as me but she just got her letter in the mail a couple weeks ago.

    ~Ashley
  14. Visit  mnaranja profile page
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    Quote from Singingbird812
    I'm at Leesburg so sadly I cannot be of much help for Winchester. My friend knows someone in the pharmacy program there that loves it, so hopefully you will too

    And congrats to everyone who got in!
    So, I finally got my acceptance letter last week....and I have looked at all of the Steps to SU, but I still feel kinda of lost as to what we do now. And, also as to what occurs. Do you have any pointers on how to prepare for the upcoming semester? Also, what should we expect from here on out? Like I said, I just feel lost and need some guidance.

    Also, I already sent in my deposit and see that it has been posted to my account.


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