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@onesteph

It all depends on how your studying habits are, but usually it will take 2 years to finish the GE's and nursing pre-reqs. Also, with the current budget crisis csu's are experiencing, getting into a pre-req nursing class will be difficult. When I was taking my pre-reqs, I made sure that I did not have two major science courses in the same semester so I can focus on getting an A in them.

@fate4nursing15

Thank you for your advice. It is nice to hear feedback from people that have already been through this path. My goal is to get straight A's in all my classes. I want to be able to get into the nursing program.

Does anyone have any advice?

I got a call from SON last Friday saying that I am accepted. But that's because I was the next person to call if a spot got opened.

I will be waiting for a letter and sign that I will attend csula son.

Congrats on the acceptance

@jumpingfish21 and onesteph:

Hi guys,

Sorry it took so long to respond; I have been really busy and have not checked the website. I took all my pre-req courses at CSULA and finished all my courses in 2 years and applied and got accepted so I will be starting this september. Each quarter was really tough because I did 4 classes every quarter and one quarter I did 5 classes. But I managed to pull through and finish all my classes in time.

I am not going to lie it was very difficult to study and juggle family and a social life, but it is not impossible. Just need to really study, have amibtion and believe that you are able to pull through and get accepted. Always have a positive mind and help people around you. It's good to have a networking system so that you can study with people and help each other out. A lot of the time, the classes you are taking you will take with the same people...so familiar faces and networking with friends is always a plus.

Let me know if you need anything else, more than happy to help!

good luck!

fate4nursing15

DarkBluePhoenix

Specializes in Med-Surg/DOU/Ortho/Onc/Rehab/ER/.

Congrats Joy! yayyayay And everyone who got accepted!

I will be starting my nursing journey in September as well but not at CSULA, but at CSUSB! Whoo!

So again, congrats for everyone who got in (whether CSULA or somewhere else)!

Its going to be hard work, but I know we will all succeed!

Congrats on getting accepted to CSUSB Dark Blue! That's awesome! I knew you would get in :)

Yay Joy! Happy to have you in our class! Did you join the Facebook group yet?

DarkBluePhoenix

Specializes in Med-Surg/DOU/Ortho/Onc/Rehab/ER/.

Thanks Sirena!

Have you guys had orientation yet? Our isn't until August. I am so excited to start! Finally after waiting and waiting we can all start.

Congrats again everyone

No, our orientation isn't till the day before school starts in September! I wish it was sooner because it seems like a lot of us have so many questions. They are running behind and we haven't even received our packets in the mail yet. I'm getting antsy waiting! When do you start?

DarkBluePhoenix

Specializes in Med-Surg/DOU/Ortho/Onc/Rehab/ER/.

Oh really? The day before class starts? How do they expect you to do clinicals if you dont know what vaccines to get?! Weird...

And i would be antsy too if I havent received anything yet. I barely got my letter last week. CSUSB posts a list up of accepted students and they posted it up super early. I saw the pic on our thread but I drove down there and wanted to see it myself. There my name was, smack dab in the middle lol.

Ya we have orientation 8/7 and then a bbq for new students presented by the nursing club a few days later. I know how you feel, I have all this time on my hands with nothing to do but work. I can't go out much because I am broke and trying to save so I just sit around waiting to hear the next step. I want to start making doc appts to get my vaccines and get started on the drug test and background check but most programs have forms for the docs and stuff to sign.

I actually got accepted to RCCs program before I even heard from CSUSB and I went to their orientation. I got a lot of info of what they expected of their students and what is needed for clinicals and stuff. It was very overwhelming! But at least I got my culture shock done already. I can walk into CSUSB orientation and have already seen what they most likely expect. The only positive thing is that orientation is early enough that I can everything done before the start of school in late Sept. I think we start clinicals the 5th week or so?

I am actually really excited and want to start ASAP! I basically want summer to be over and school to start now (I say that now, but wait until the program actually starts, I bet I will be putting my foot in my mouth). I have already been kinda school shopping (I am a nerd and love school shopping time!) and was at B&N today looking at NCLEX books to start glancing at. Wow I have no life lol...

Anyway...I really hope you get your packet. I would just ask if you can drive down there and get it. Sounds like they are very behind. Tell'em to hurry up already!

I understand how your feel; however, be patient, the packets will be arriving to you soon.

@kosmic & darkblue: Thank you :)

@Sirena: Yes...I have joined.

Oh really? The day before class starts? How do they expect you to do clinicals if you dont know what vaccines to get?! Weird...

And i would be antsy too if I havent received anything yet. I barely got my letter last week. CSUSB posts a list up of accepted students and they posted it up super early. I saw the pic on our thread but I drove down there and wanted to see it myself. There my name was, smack dab in the middle lol.

Ya we have orientation 8/7 and then a bbq for new students presented by the nursing club a few days later. I know how you feel, I have all this time on my hands with nothing to do but work. I can't go out much because I am broke and trying to save so I just sit around waiting to hear the next step. I want to start making doc appts to get my vaccines and get started on the drug test and background check but most programs have forms for the docs and stuff to sign.

I actually got accepted to RCCs program before I even heard from CSUSB and I went to their orientation. I got a lot of info of what they expected of their students and what is needed for clinicals and stuff. It was very overwhelming! But at least I got my culture shock done already. I can walk into CSUSB orientation and have already seen what they most likely expect. The only positive thing is that orientation is early enough that I can everything done before the start of school in late Sept. I think we start clinicals the 5th week or so?

I am actually really excited and want to start ASAP! I basically want summer to be over and school to start now (I say that now, but wait until the program actually starts, I bet I will be putting my foot in my mouth). I have already been kinda school shopping (I am a nerd and love school shopping time!) and was at B&N today looking at NCLEX books to start glancing at. Wow I have no life lol...

Anyway...I really hope you get your packet. I would just ask if you can drive down there and get it. Sounds like they are very behind. Tell'em to hurry up already!

Dang...your school sounds nice..bbq party! Sigh!!!

DarkBluePhoenix

Specializes in Med-Surg/DOU/Ortho/Onc/Rehab/ER/.

hahahh i know right? party up before the end of social life starts!

@fate4nursing15

Thanks for the advice!

What classes did you take your first semester?

I am not sure what classes to take and I just found out that I also have to take the chemistry placement exam which I am nervous to take because I am afraid I might not pass it.

@jumpingfish: No problem, anytime! My first semester I took English 101, Chemistry 151, HHS 101, and another course...which I cannot remember at the top of my head at this moment (sorry!). But really, do not sweat the placement exam...it's not even that hard. You can miss 5/6 I believe? And there is also a sheet at the testing center which I recommend you go over and do the problems because it really does help. And I think you can take the placement exam a few times, but get it over with and do it soon. I think the permit once you pass the entrance exam for chem is 1 year or something.

Good luck! Check out the roadmaps for nursing and follow that. I suggest you map out your entire 2 years and see what classes to take. It's good to pick them early so you know what your choices are and you're not rushing to pick your courses a week ahead of time. Just plan, follow your roadmap and you should be okay. It may seem like a long 2 years, but it will definitely go by quick. No matter what, don't give up and do your best. That's all that counts

Fate4nursing15

I am an incoming freshmen at csula. Bio 200 a is only available during fall 2012 but it's all full): what should I do? Take it during my sophomore year ? Would that be too late?

hi bigalow,

Can you let me know what happened to you? Did you end up going to CSULA or any other school? I have an expunged shoplifting misdemeanor from 10 years ago and wanted to know what happens.

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