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Chemeketa 2014

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by Ericaorc Ericaorc (Member) Member

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Just got my score. I got a 50/50 on the essay! I can't believe it. My total is 356. Does anyone else want to share their scores? Or anyone who is currently in the nursing program can you share your scores? Thanks!

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sleepycat7 has 3 years experience.

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I am currently in the program, and happy to answer any questions I can for you. My score was 360. Your score is pretty high; wishing you the best of luck!

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How many times did you apply before getting in? This is my second year trying, but my score last year was like 338 I think. So this year looks better.

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sleepycat7 has 3 years experience.

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I got in the first time I applied. Great job at increasing your score! Good luck. :)

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I think the program is fantastic! It's hard, but worth it. I think anyone with the determination to get through it, can. For some, that may mean more than one attempt, but the important thing is to keep going. The best advice I can give you is: organize, make a schedule, have back up plans, and then back up plans for if those back up plans fail. Trim your budget, cut out extra stuff where you can (on your time and money). It takes a lot of time and flexibility of schedule, but it's worth every moment. Feel free to ask any question, I'll answer when I can. Big exam tomorrow!

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Congrats on your score @ Ericaorc! I got 50/50 on the essay, too. I hope we both accepted :)

@MommaFroggy, What does the schedule look like? I have a son entering Kindergarten next year and I'm trying to figure out sitters. You're very kind for giving out advice

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Plan on being busy with class/clinic 5 days a week. The schedule varies, but a very detailed one is provided to you at the beginning of the term. Summer plans: organize, clean, get into a routine with the kiddos, buy a planner, and enjoy your children. :)

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I am trying to get an idea of what time commitment will be. Someone said there are classes/clinicals every day--is that at a certain time every day, or is it different through the week? Are you talking one one- or two-hour long classes every day, or all day class every day? Are clinicals for a certain number of hours, or do they vary? Based on what? These details mean a lot to me because I will have to go there from 45-50 minutes away and all the way through several towns that complicate the drive. I also have three kids in school all on different schedules.

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Ill give an example from this (3rd) term. Monday was a check off, this is where you prove you can do skills you have been taught this term correctly. Check offs are scheduled to each individual and was 1.5 hours. Tuesday was care day, which started at 8am and went until 4pm. Wednesday we had 4 classes, started at 8 and ended at noon. Thursday and friday were clinicals. Some groups have one 12 hour shift (meaning they have the other day off) and others have 2 8 hour shifts (meaning they go to clinicals both thursday and friday for whatever they are scheduled.) clinical time comitments vary, first term was thursday friday 6 hour shifts, second term was thursday friday 8 hour shifts, and 3rd term was the first where a single 12 hour shift was possible. You pretty much have very little to no say in your clinical placements/time. They place you as they see fit.

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I noticed that Fall term classes were up on Chemeketa's registration. First year nursing classes were posted: 8am-11:20am(tues/wednes/thurs), Noon-4pm (wednesdays), and 11:30-12:20pm (tuesdays).

I didn't see anything posted on Mondays or Fridays. I see from the prior post that Mondays are check offs and thursday/fridays are clinicals.

I'm trying to set up a schedule for my son and find sitters. Do we just come in for that 1.5 hour checkoff... or is it like a class and everyone comes in for a few hours? On Thursdays after class, do we go to our clinicals? Where are the clinical locations for Chemeketa?

Thank you for the information!!! I'm so nervous since my little boy is going off to Kindergarten and my fiance works 12-20 hour shifts and on-call, so it's pretty hard to plan everything out.

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You can NOT go by the schedule showing on the course list. Do NOT plan your life by it. You can expect commitments Monday through Friday, sometimes 8-4, sometimes 8-12, sometimes just a random time for a checkoff, and clinicals vary per site/instructor. I don't think I can post the clinical sites; sorry. The instructors will give you a term calendar at Orientation. The schedule my class followed last fall may be hugely different than the proposed schedule for this fall. I know this seems very unhelpful, but it's best to go in not knowing, than to think you know and for it to be wrong. Good luck to you! Acceptance letters should be soon, right? :)

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