Goodwin Nursing Program...

  1. Hi, going to the mandatory info session this Friday for the program. Any insight into the program can give? I am hoping I can avoid taking my prerequsite's there since I already have completed them within the last 4 year's.

    Curious how the class schedule works out is it true can complete the program part time?

    Appreciate the insight.
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  3. by   rnhopeful82
    Once in the nursing program, it's 5 semesters of just the one nursing class and clinical, so that's technically part-time. For the pre-reqs, the more points you have, the more likely you are to get into the program. Each class taken at Goodwin gives you points, as does you Goodwin GPA, any previous degree and your score on the TEAS. I took 2 classes a semester for 4 semesters to do my pre-reqs and qualify for financial aid and I made it into the program on my first try. I took night classes and online classes, they do offer mod classes too, where it's 15 weeks of class smushed into 7.5. So, yes, it can be done part-time. The info session helps, but always keep your eye on the sheet with the point system. They usually have the cutoff around 16 points. Good luck!
  4. by   WCSU1987
    I Think I am at 12 points. Avoiding if I have to retake prereqs. Might take an EMT class there and that's 6 credits if that's the case.
  5. by   rnhopeful82
    I would do that if possible, 12 points won't get you into the program
  6. by   WCSU1987
    So went to the info session. They didn't touch base on how many days a week have class and clinical. My wife says when she went to a session there it's 2 times a week.

    The person running the session did tell us that those people coming in with all their prerequisites don't have to retake them. They do have to take 2 to 4 classes at Goodwin though. They encourage them to take classes in Public Health or the BSN program though.

    So lots to chew on.
  7. by   rnhopeful82
    The class is 1 day a week and the clinical is one day a week so that's two if that's what your wife means. You can take both on the same day (for example: Monday morning clinical, Monday evening class), but you don't take 2 of either at all until the last semester where you can take 1 loooong day class or 2 night classes. Clinicals are once a week every semester.
  8. by   WCSU1987
    Quote from rnhopeful82
    The class is 1 day a week and the clinical is one day a week so that's two if that's what your wife means. You can take both on the same day (for example: Monday morning clinical, Monday evening class), but you don't take 2 of either at all until the last semester where you can take 1 loooong day class or 2 night classes. Clinicals are once a week every semester.
    That be awesome. Go next Friday to meet with the admission folks.

    Hoping once I get into the nursing part can work a deal with work doing 2 16s during the week and 1 8 on my weekend on. Then 2 class/clinical during the week wouldn't be bad for 20 month's.

    Only concern will be financing my way through Goodwin. Going to start researching scholarships. I am only eligible for the Pell Grant, but I have to reread the fine print at work. Because if I use the Pell Grant think I am ineligible for tuition reimbursement, but if I utilize private loans I am still eligible for reimbursement.
  9. by   WCSU1987
    Sooo went up to the school. Actually a bit stoked. Have 1 free hour class doesn't count for GPA but get a point. Taking 4 classes plus the 1 hour class gives me 5 points.

    If I can get a 3.0 or higher GPA more points. I feel confident received a 74 on the TEAS but the part I bombed at was AP2; I didn't take AP2 yet with the TEAS. So if I can achieve an 80 or higher boost my points up.

    By end of the Spring of next can see myself achieving 20 to 23 points so excited about that.

    Debating to take computer science at the local college this summer.

    Then plan to take Stats in the fall. Have to see how I can finance it but thinking of taking Health Spanish 1 and 2 in the Fall as well.

    Then Health Care Writing and Health Ethics class in the Spring.

    I want to but have to see about money...I took AP almost 3 years ago...Thinking as a refresher take an online human biology class but have to chew on that.

    Then hoping to apply for Summer or Fall of 2019 for their Nursing Program. I have to verify but think I can use reimbursement with federal aid, private loans, and scholarships hopefully avoid out of pocket expenses.

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