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Accepted Drexel ACE Spring 2015

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geebs is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, orthopedics.

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geebs is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, orthopedics.

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Hi atj39! I requested to join the FB group. My name is "Geebs Italia". Thanks :)

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Hi!

I was was just accepted to the fall 2015 but was thinking about deferring until spring 2016 but I have a few questions!

How ow does financial aid work since it's technically during 2 school years? Do you apply for fafsa and scholarships twice??

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I'm currently in the program, and I started a vlog to talk about my first quarter at Drexel. check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOrOAiNFiXE.. I'm in the process of making part two of the video so if you have any questions or concerns you would like for me to address let me know either here or atlya24@drexel.edu. I LOVE HELPING OTHER NURSING STUDENTS

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Hello everyone. I just completed drexel ACE program. I do not recommend this school to anyone! Reconsider going to Drexel and attend another program if you can. I know 11 months sounds tempting but believe me... 11 months could become 2 years. It all depends if you pass the exit Hesi or not. You only have a few chances to pass the Hesi exit. I think the max you can take the HESI exit is up to 6 - 7 chances. After the 2nd attempt, you have to pay ~3k for the third attempt. If you don't pass the third attempt, then you have to pay another ~3k for the fourth try. You have to pass the exit Hesi with 950. This is a incredibly high score. Lucky for me I passed on the second try. A majority of the nursing teachers don't give a dam about you. I mean... don't get me wrong, there are teachers that really care for you but a majority don't. Some of the Drexel teachers are dumb as a door knob. Anyways, if you don't pass the HESI on the 6th or 7th time, you WILL NEVER EVER GET YOUR DEGREE. Reconsider going to this school unless you really really really want to. I cringe every time I think about this school. Let me know if you have any questions. :)

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Hi @dreamgirl15, I have some questions about your post as a future ACE'er. First of all I have spoken to multiple people who have completed/are in the program, they all basically had the same thing to say which was that of course it was hard (what do you expect your doing a 2 year program in a year) but that if you put in the effort it is doable. It's a little disappointing to hear that you did not have the same experience, but I am curious as to why? Were you a science major in your previous degree, I have heard that those who had a B.A. had a more difficult time adjusting to a strictly science field. Did you actually attempt to get help from you teachers or did they just not go out of their way to personally help you? Just trying to get a better idea of why you feel so negative towards this program to post for future RNs to not complete it.

Also for the HESI, although obviously I have not taken in, I know of school in my area that only let you take it twice so giving 6 tries seems quite generous.

A lot of people come on here to see what past students have to say about the program which is unfortunate because it appears mainly only people who have very strong feelings towards/against it post and there are never any people that have neutral opinions. It would be great for you to explain more about this to me (as I am considering paying my deposit) and would like to hear from an unbiased opinion! Thank you!

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geebs is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, orthopedics.

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@dreamgirl15 Thanks for the post. Since this is the Spring 2015 cohort thread, we have already started. No turning back!

I have just finished my first week and we certainly hit the ground running in ACE! Personally, I find it to be a lot of work already, but I expected that. It is quite a lot to get a BSN in 11 months. I like my professors a lot and at the end of the day I understand it is up to ME to put the work in and succeed.

I've heard a lot of things about the issues with the exit HESI from cohort that just finished up and I understand Drexel is reevaluating their use of it. Any comments on that @dreamgirl15 ? Did you have issues with it? What was Drexel's response?

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Hi everyone! I am accepted to the Accelerated program starting in Spring 2016. My decision deadline is quickly approaching and I am really stressed about whether I should put my deposit down for Drexel, or wait for other (cheaper!) programs to get back to me. Im worried that if I deny Drexel and wait, theres a chance I won't get accepted to the others (Stony Brook, Pace, and a few more). Anyway, if there is anyone currently in the program that can shed some light on their daily and weekly schedule (how many classes/day, how many clinicals/week) it would be really helpful in making a decision

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Hello everyone! I'm really considering atttending the ACE program this fall, but am super hesitant due to all of the negative things I've seen from current/past students. Do any other students on this thread have any input? Any advice would be very appreciated!

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