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I have a question for students that are already in the hybrid program. Does anyone know what the seminars are? On our calendar for the fall it tells us about when we go to labs and clinicals but I have never heard anything about seminars.

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IMMABERN - In short, the Seminars are opportunities for the Hybrid instructors to offer a brief review of the materials, similar to the lectures of the on-site programs. The format depends greatly on the instructors.

In Level 1, the Hybrid instructors offered the Seminars in a remote setting where you could log on to a chat board (ie - you can stay home and participate while still in your jammies :yawn:!). Powerpoints were presented and interaction was available through student/instructor microphones or typing responses. These sessions were then recorded and offered to students who were unable to attend or as a review tool.

In Level 2, the Hybrid instructors opted to offer Seminars only on-site at the Round Rock campus. The Seminars again were basically lectures with presentations of Powerpoints highlighting important topics from the modules and the opportunity for questions/answers.

Oh - and Seminar attendance (at least in the past) was always optional, but encouraged.

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I attended every Seminar in Level 1 - either attending the live session remotely or watching the recorded session. They really helped me identify the important concepts and focus on areas that I needed more review.

In Level 2, I did not attend every Seminar (only 20-25%) mostly because I live a fair distance away and often the sessions seemed a little more cursory in nature than those in Level 1. With gas prices and the time spent on the drive, I found that I could accomplish just as much at home in those 3-4 hours with my nose buried in the books.

It's a good idea to try them out each semester and see if they help enhance your learning. Since everyone is so different in their learning styles and what they take away from any learning environment it's always good to experience and evaluate them for yourself. :)

GG

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I hope you all made it and are enjoying your first year of nursing school. I am applying to be in the Spring '12 class. I am curious what the exact cut off was last year to get in. This is my first attempt so I know the odds are against me, but want to know if I have a fighting chance.

Thanks for any insight.

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I hope you all made it and are enjoying your first year of nursing school. I am applying to be in the Spring '12 class. I am curious what the exact cut off was last year to get in. This is my first attempt so I know the odds are against me, but want to know if I have a fighting chance.

Thanks for any insight.

It changes every year-this year the class was 120 admitted. I know that the last time I heard anything they were up to the 140's in admitting students from people who deferred, declined. The class before was 150 and I know that my friend was in the 170's and she got in. My teacher actually gave us the actual class sizes for these two semesters today so that's how I know for sure. They are always trying to hire teachers so the class may be bigger again next semester. I got in on the first attempt so Don't give up hope and good luck in getting in.

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I heard it was a 54 but I would verify with someone from last semester

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Not sure if this helps, but I had a score of 53.73 and ranked 142. I didn't get in, but seems like I came pretty close. Good luck! Hopefully January will be lucky for both of us :)

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My ranking number was 54.79 and I barely made it in. My ranking was 118 and I got in due to people declining, etc.

The Spring will be a tough semester to get in your first time, because there were over 400 that appiled for Fall 2011 and they only accepted 120. That leaves over 280 people that will likely be reapplying. I wish you the best thought! :)

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I've got 2 questions for you Level 1 ACC students.

First of all, congrats on getting in. I am anxiously awaiting "THE" email and hoping my 61.14 is enough to get me in this 2nd time around.

1) I am torn between CEC and EVC. I wouldn't mind doing Hybrid, but live in South South ATX and don't even want to imagine that commute. Can any current students give me insight - Pros and Consof the EVC and CEC campuses.

2)) I'll be over a year removed from finishing pre-reqs when I start back school in the Fall. Can you recommend what materials (Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology) would be the most beneficial to read up on?

Thanks in advance. Hope to see you guys on campus and at clinicals soon!!

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I'm sure there are benefits and drawbacks to each campus. I have friends in Level 2 at both campuses so I was thorn as well. Since I live in Kyle I decided on EVC just because their clinicals are located at central/south hospitals. I have really loved my first semester at EVC even though it has been rather challenging. The professors each have a different style of teaching, some better than others, and clinicals are all together another story. I lucked out and had a great experience although I hear horror stories from some other students in other clinical groups. I think as long as you work hard and do what is expected of you, you should be fine. I made an A in my first 8 weeks and although I still have 2 tests ahead, so far it looks like another A may be in my future. My biggest pet peeve at this campus in Level 1 is that you can't be late. If you are, you get locked out of the classroom and have to wait till next break to be let in. You would think that all of us are mature adults that have made it into the nursing program and have no control over traffic/weather/etc. I can also tell you that each professor has a different way they like things done when it comes to check-off and you have to adjust accordingly which has been my biggest downfall (I had to recheck twice)

As far as material goes, the information you learn is mainly critical thinking, nursing process, physical assessment, it's all application. The notes provided pretty much reflect all that you need to know and learning guides are provided. I started doing those at the beginning and by week 8 I quit doing them and concentrated on the notes and how to apply the information in a clinical setting. I really didn't review any of my pre-reqs other than dosage calculations. You will have a test at the beginning of the semester which consists of 10 questions and you have to pass w/a 90 or above. I'm sure someone that is at CEC will reply and give you some more info that will help you make a decision. Either way, fingers crossed that you get in.

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