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ASU Post Bacc - 2019

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Thank you for creating this thread it has been very helpful. I have a question about the hep B requirement. Does that have to be submitted with application or by start of the program if accepted? I'm a little confused because the advisor gave me a list and it says I need to submit titers for it, but the student handbook says I need a series of three shots plus an antibody test a month or two after the series is complete. If anyone knows the answer I would love to hear more. thanks!

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My understanding is that the requirements such as titers, shots, clearance card, etc will all be due once you are officially accepted.

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My understanding is that the requirements such as titers, shots, clearance card, etc will all be due once you are officially accepted.

When we applied last year everything but the Flu vaccine and the drug test had to be submitted by time of application but it is possible they made adjustments. For Hep B we only had to show immunizations records but not titers. Titers did have to be done for some of the other stuff though.

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You don't find out whether or not you have been accepted until mid November (it varies), so they want to make sure everything has been done ahead of time since it's only a couple months until you start school so you may not have enough time to get all the immunization series finished in the event that you get accepted but find out via titer that you don't actually have immunity.

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For people currently in the post bacc where are clinical locations at?

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Hey Jmc1592! I'm kind of late to the game replying here but just found the thread. I am applying to the 2019 cohort as well! The advisor I have been seeing at ASU recommended taking prereqs at Rio Salado community college, as these courses transfer to ASU, are online, and are significantly cheaper. I did a full semester of courses online while working full time this past spring- HCR240, HCR220, and Chem 101 (CHM130/CHM130LL thru Rio). I am taking my final course, NTR241 (FON241 at Rio I believe) this summer. I totally recommend taking them through Rio for the price. I didn't think they were too hard at all as long as you can lead yourself through the course as it's online and pretty much up to you to do the learning.

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For people currently in the post bacc where are clinical locations at?

As far as I know for spring we had Mayo, Mercy Gilbert, and Chandler Regional. There could have been others but the class is somewhat segregated by clinical group so we don't alays know what's going on with each other. For summer I believe two locations are Banner University Medical and Banner Gateway. Not sure of the others yet because not all groups have been in contact with their summer clinical instructors. For peds everyone this summer will be at Phoenix Children's. And for psych it is St. Luke's downtown, Banner Behavioral, and possibly a third location but I can't remember. We still don't know where will be for fall though for complex care (ICU/ED)

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For summer OB the locations I know of are banner university medical and banner gayeway***

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Hi guys! I'm a current post-bacc student as well. :) For those asking about private loans, I also went with Citizens Bank. They had the best interest rate and deferment options by far. I also would recommend a cosigner, especially if you won't be working. Citizens requires a minimum $12,000 annual income to apply without a cosigner. Plus, the interest rates are SIGNIFICANTLY lower. Also, ASU developed a higher cost of attendance for us post-bacc students this semester so it made things a lot easier with loans for this upcoming summer! Spring was a bit of a challenge as our extra program fees weren't included in COAs. So our tuition was listed as being the same as a normal undergrad per the government. But everything has gone much smoother with getting loans to cover summer and fall. At least for me. Literally had no problems and ASU certified my full private loan amount within a week of applying. So that should be good news for you guys! :)

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So where do you go to apply for the Citizens Bank loans? The website? Is Fafsa involved at all? Do you apply once for the whole year or for each individual semester? Thank you so much for the information. It is such a relief to know there is a way to make this happen!

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You apply on their website, Citizens. Or any bank you choose. Yes, you apply every semester for private loans bc ASU regulates exactly what you get from your private bank. It can be difficult to get more than your 'estimated cost of attendance.'

FAFSA is involved if you want them to be. You get $12500 a school year from FAFSA, which some took all for Spring and some took 1/2 for Spring and 1/2 for summer. And many of us plan to *hopefully* take (the new school year) $12500 from FAFSA for fall. Although I heard some students weren't able to in the past for Fall.... So back up plans always!

I have taken out loans, Citizen's private & FAFSA in the Spring and Summer. FAFSA has not increased the cost of attendance, they only use the apprx tuition for the whole year (12k). (We pay $22kish -not including summer- for a school year, but FAFSA doesn't account for the nursing school 'fees' i.e., the extra $5k a semester or that we're an all year program).

A bank on the other hand will give you whatever you need as long as they have a number from ASU. So- whatever is left over from FAFSA they will give you / if you don't use FAFSA, they will give you the whole amount (~$11-$13k). Easy peesy.

Getting money isn't the hard part, it's the if you need extra, you have to get creative. You can ask for an increase from ASU with proof (like books, uniform receipts, laptop) and that will allow your private bank to give you more.

I thought going into this I could just take out FAFSA, and whatever I want for my private loan- to help with living expenses.. but that's not it at all! They give you a pre-set amount. I was naive bc I haven't had loans from before! :)

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Hello,

I have a few questions. I have completed all of my prerequisites except Bio 202. I was planning on taking an accelerated 8-week class over the summer and then taking the TEAS test. But now I am considering taking it in the fall becasue I am worried I wont do as well in an accelerated class and I don't want that to hurt my application GPA. I was wondering how much bio 202 material is on the TEAS test. Would I be able to still do well on the TEAS test without knowing that information or would I be able to teach it to myself???

lastly, What is the specific CPR certification we need to get and are there any recommended places/organizations to do it at/with? Lots of confusing information online.

Thanks in advance

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