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On 12/6/2019 at 9:44 PM, Valley Nurse said:

Hi everyone! I applied to the Summer program as well, and I'm now waiting to get my score. Does anyone know how long that usually takes?

Good luck everyone!

Hi! I applied For summer 2020 as well and emailed at the beginning of December about the point evaluation, and they let me know it takes about 4-8 weeks. 
 

Good luck!

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On 12/10/2019 at 12:47 PM, Kaynicole said:

Hi! I applied For summer 2020 as well and emailed at the beginning of December about the point evaluation, and they let me know it takes about 4-8 weeks. 
 

Good luck!

Do you know if it's 4-8 weeks after your application is completed or 4-8 weeks after the priority deadline? 

Judging from past cohorts, people started getting the evals around this time. I'm so anxious to know! 

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12 hours ago, sheq08 said:

Do you know if it's 4-8 weeks after your application is completed or 4-8 weeks after the priority deadline? 

Judging from past cohorts, people started getting the evals around this time. I'm so anxious to know! 

They told me in an email that it's when your application moves to completed.

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10 hours ago, Valley Nurse said:

They told me in an email that it's when your application moves to completed.

I actually heard back yesterday! Thank you for responding! 

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Hey folks,

I’m a current ABSN student at CSUSM Temecula. I also work at the Temecula campus. Let me know if you have any questions. I remember very little about the application process but can answer questions about the program 👍

Good luck with your applications!

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12 hours ago, Futurenurse246 said:

Where do u see your point evaluation?

You should receive an email

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On 12/22/2019 at 2:04 AM, corncob said:

Hey folks,

I’m a current ABSN student at CSUSM Temecula. I also work at the Temecula campus. Let me know if you have any questions. I remember very little about the application process but can answer questions about the program 👍

Good luck with your applications!

Thanks so much for offering your help! 😀 I actually have a question about the scheduling of classes, labs, & clinical. Since it's an accelerated program, how many days a week do you spend in class or lab vs. clinical? Is it a struggle to find time to study? One of the big reasons why I looked into CSUSM's program was that the time frame of the program sounds manageable to get 3 yrs worth of work done as opposed to learning everything in as little as 12 months in other ABSN programs. Thanks again for your help!

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6 hours ago, kath.b said:

Thanks so much for offering your help! 😀 I actually have a question about the scheduling of classes, labs, & clinical. Since it's an accelerated program, how many days a week do you spend in class or lab vs. clinical? Is it a struggle to find time to study? One of the big reasons why I looked into CSUSM's program was that the time frame of the program sounds manageable to get 3 yrs worth of work done as opposed to learning everything in as little as 12 months in other ABSN programs. Thanks again for your help!

Depends on the semester. The first semester is just prereqs like Ethics, Nutrition, and Anthropology. For semester 2, you have a full day of lecture once a week - 3 classes back to back typically starting at 0800 - and two labs but one turns into a clinical halfway through the semester once you have learned the required hands on skills. From semester 3 and on, you still have a full day of lecture once a week but you will have two clinical days per week (except summers if you are enrolled in Med Surg I or II - you will have three per week due to the condensed schedule). You spend the first two or three weeks on campus in the lab for your clinical classes to learn new skills then you start clinicals at the hospital. This continues until semester 5 where you have more free time since you only have one real clinical class - pediatrics - and a requirement to shadow a nurse manager for a handful of shifts for Leadership. It is at this time where you can get a job as a CNA/ED tech/etc, get an nurse externship at Scripps or UCSD (that's what I chose to do), or volunteer to gain experience & connections.

Long story short, you spend one full day in lecture and two days in lab/clinical each week.

The schedule is pretty doable but the program is stressful like any other ABSN program. You are expected to do a lot of self teaching.

Hope that helps!

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3 minutes ago, corncob said:

This continues until semester 5 where you have more free time since you only have one real clinical class - pediatrics - and a requirement to shadow a nurse manager for a handful of shifts for Leadership. It is at this time where you can get a job as a CNA/ED tech/etc, get an nurse externship at Scripps or UCSD (that's what I chose to do), or volunteer to gain experience & connections.

Thank you for all the information so far! Can you tell me more about the externship program?

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34 minutes ago, Valley Nurse said:

Thank you for all the information so far! Can you tell me more about the externship program?

Sure! You apply through the agency you are interested in so either UCSD or Scripps.

UCSD offers placements in pretty much any of their units in Hillcrest or La Jolla. You won't know what is available when you apply because it depends on whether the nurse manager is willing to allow students/look at applications. They ask you to rank your top 3 choices. There are two types of externships: direct patient care (this is what I am doing) and quality improvement where you help nurse leaders with unit projects/research. There is a section of the application where you can say you only want patient care or if you are willing to do QI. Some people aren't interested unless it is direct patient care. You typically need to interview for the positions but sometimes these are just over the phone interviews. I had to do an in-person interview for my position with the nurse manager since my unit is specialized and high acuity. You need to submit a resume, cover letter, and letters of rec.

Applying to Scripps is more relaxed. I did not apply there but I know from my friends that Scripps requested a brief (< 1 page) personal statement only. This externship is different from UCSD because it is only offered in the ED and starts as quality improvement rather than direct patient care. However, if you do well, they may offer you a patient care externship in the ED for the next semester.

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Hey everyone! I got into the program for Spring 2020 so if you have any application questions or questions about the enrollment process (which is lengthy might i add😂) feel free to ask. 

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