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ASU Post Bacc - 2019

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Clinical sites are totally random. I don't think anyone in our cohort has ever swapped out to be somewhere closer to home but if you could convince someone to swap, I think it is possible, but it becomes more challenging with managing your clinical assignment cuz they have to delete your assigned one and add the new one (on my clinical exchange where we upload our health stuff/work on modules for the hospital). I think the farthest people have had to drive is an hour. But yeah you could live in Gilbert and find out your assignment is in a hospital in Peoria. I was lucky enough to never have to driver farther than 25 minutes. As run happy said, traffic is mostly a non-issue early in the morning and later at night but it would still be a long drive mileage wise. Some people tried to sign up for clinical groups based on proximity for carpooling reasons, but I'm not sure how many people actually carpool to and from the hospital. Good luck with your applications and TEAS.

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Do you know where your previous class ended up getting hired? Did most people stay in Arizona, or did they get jobs out of state?

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We have tried to get them to keep us updated on jobs, but they kind of fell off the grid once they passed NCLEX. From some basic Facebook stalking it seems that most stayed inn Arizona. I only know of one person who left to work in Utah under the compact license, but there could be more. I've seen Banner and Mayo as employers for previous students. I asked if any of them worked for Honor Health, and no one ever responded. I'm not sure about dignity either. But they apparently had a 100% first time pass rate according to a professor last semester.

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How often did you guys have to go to class or clinicals on weekends or evenings? Also was there any way to request sites by location? I live way out in Peoria.

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How often did you guys have to go to class or clinicals on weekends or evenings? Also was there any way to request sites by location? I live way out in Peoria.

Unfortunately, we were not able to request sites by location and we didn't know where the clinical sites would be prior to registering for classes. It was more of a blind/random sign up and then you get whatcha get. I don't think anyone was able to switch after we found out our placement location either, but I could be wrong. In the spring I had one clinical site that was 35 miles away but the rest of them haven't been as far. :)

In the spring our clinicals were during the weekday. This summer I think 2 PB groups have evening clinicals (2:30-10:30) for psych and 2 groups have 1-2 Saturday shifts at PCH. I believe in the fall the only clinical that could potentially be night shift or weekends is our immersion. But that depends on a lot of factors. If you are accepted into a TTP or land an immersion with a preceptor, you work her schedule. But if you're in a clinical/immersion group with an FOR, your shifts are during the weekdays. We won't find out about where we're going until August though and not gonna lie, already SO nervous! haha

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Hi, I've had 6 evenings so far in psych. 2-10 & 2-8 PM. In the Spring we had two later classes from 4-7 PM. We have one Saturday AM from 6-4. If you want to go into this program commuting is a huge part, just FYI. A few in my group live in NW Phoenix, Peoria and do clinicals in Gilbert. ln my opinion it is all well worth it. :)

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There are no requests or rankings for clinical sites outside of your immersion/preceptorship during the second half of fall semester. Even then, I'm not sure how much they'll take into cos iteration rankings since I'm sure everyone put Mayo as their top choice. My other two were MIHS and Phoenix Indian Medical Services. If you're looking for a program where you have more say in your clinical placements, I would recommend the CEP program. You can choose a west valley location for your community college, and my friends in the program say they rank their hospital choices for each clinical rotation. In this program you have to be extremely flexible. Like we literally found out where we are going for critical care the first half of fall in an email last week. It was just a notification that a new site had been added to our my clinical exchange so we had stuff to fill out. Meetings also pop up from time to time after scheduled class ends to introduce us to new classes or for talks that couldn't be fit in to class time. This first half of summer my schedule was:

Monday 6:30-2:30 (or 7:30-1:30 at community psych)

Tuesday 8:35-1:25 (maybe 1:20 but it usually goes over)

Wednesday 6:30-2:30/7:30-1:30

Thursday 8:35-1:25

Friday 6:30/7-4:30 (two of these days are only two hours long)

Pediatrics goes all summer. If you love it, it's great. If you don't love it, the summer sucks. But OB starts in a couple weeks and I can't wait! Psych had a ton of assignments for how short the class was so we are hoping OB isn't as overwhelming.

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Hello! I am currently getting ready to apply for the Post Bacc position in August and have everything I need I believe. I was wondering if anyone knew the general advancement score for Post bac? And any helpful tips for studying for the TEAS? I take it in two weeks. I have already studied the English, Reading, and Math. I'm just nervous for the Science as I have not done well in this section in the past.

Thanks!!

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I spoke with an admissions counselor a few weeks ago, and they said for 2018 the minimum score was around 1.81-1.82. They said the average advanced was around 1.84-1.85. The average GPA was 3.9 and the average TEAS was 89.

When I took the TEAS, I used the ATI online practice tests. I think they are versions A and B. I took A right away and got an 84, then studied where I was lacking and took B with an 89. Then I took the TEAS and got a 92. I think the online practice questions were very similar to the test questions, and the actual test was a little easier than the practice tests. Hope this helps.

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Hello! I am currently getting ready to apply for the Post Bacc position in August and have everything I need I believe. I was wondering if anyone knew the general advancement score for Post bac? And any helpful tips for studying for the TEAS? I take it in two weeks. I have already studied the English, Reading, and Math. I'm just nervous for the Science as I have not done well in this section in the past.

Thanks!!

My advisor told me that the lowest score that has generally advanced to the post-bacc program was about 1.81

I haven't taken the teas yet but from all the research I've done, the science section in the ATI TEAS manual is not enough information to do well in the science portion. A lot of people have said to dive deeper into each system using Khan Academy and resources like that.

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This is very helpful! I have gone through my ATI practice book but still feel unprepared for the exam. I have a 3.7 GPA so I think I have to score pretty high on the TEAS. Which I know is completely doable. I just think my studying habits haven't been proficient enough. I will definitely look into the ATI practice tests as a resource. Thanks for the help!

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That is what I assumed. I've been studying a lot of the anatomy from outside sources for that reason. I think I can hit a 1.81/1.82 depending on my TEAS score. If I score high enough, I think my 3.7 GPA is still enough. Thanks for all your help!

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