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Drexel University ACE Spring 2011

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eloradannon, i was already nervous but now i'm freaked! i did expect there to be very high standards, similar to a graduate program. hearing you have to repeat a course because of a failed test sounds insane though. i hope that i'm prepared, but i do believe having a degree and then taking pre-reqs to prepare to start another degree is all good practice for it! i think with our backgrounds in education, we know what we're getting into. so hopefully it's doable. 8 hours a night studying? when does anyone sleep? good info to know though...thanks for feedback! if anyone else hears similar/different stories...share please!

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First STOP freaking out!!! Speaking from experience (I graduated in fall 2009 in alloted time), it is NOT impossible.

Yes, you need to study. Yes, you need to work hard. Yes, if you fail enough exams you will have to repeat the course. BUT, no student ever has to repeat a course because they failed ONE exam, unless of course the final grade wasn't above the passing level. Now, take a deep breath, you will all be fine. Yes, some students needed to decelerate, some students needed to repeat a course, some students stayed for an extra quarter because of HESI, some students drop out because they determined nursing isn't for them, and yes, some students fail out of Drexel. That shouldn't discourage you. There are a LOT of us who do finish and graduate.

You all chose this program for a reason. None of you chose it because it was easy. Think about that.

P.S. I don't know about most people, but I highly doubt you will need to study for 8 hours a night. With that said, two to three hours won't hurt you.

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Thanks for the insight XLFord. Would you mind sharing how much the program cost you after all tuition, fees, uniforms, books, etc. etc? Ballpark would be great. I'm hoping to use mostly savings, but I'll have to supplement with loans, I'm sure.

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Um...I think I spent about 38K of my own money plus the stafford loans of 12.5K. But then again, I did live at home, and that saved a lot. Don't forget they increase tuition, lab fees, etc etc every year. If I remember correctly, Drexel DOES send out a financial aid package, in it, it helps you budget how much you will need. They are pretty accurate on things, just make sure you leave about $1300 (or around there) for health insurance if you need it.

I bought all my books online, that saved some. But, honestly you don't NEED to buy all of your books. I have all of them still, and I only have really used two on the list of the required books they had, Pharmacology and the one we had to buy to review for HESI.

Do yourself a favor, and don't spend that much on books. I think all total I spent about $2000 on books that I could have saved. I really didn't read them, and bought the Reviews and Rationales series instead. Those helped me pass the program. Some of my classmates swears by Straight A's for (maternity, Pediatrics, Pharm...take your pick). You will discover what works for you.

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Hi everyone!

I just got word yesterday that I've been accepted into the ACE program for spring '11!!! I'm excited, but really nervous--I'm reading old postings on this site and there are a lot of comments saying it is TOUGH!

I have a few pre-reqs to finish, so my acceptance is provisional---i still have micro, apII, stats, and nutrition to take.

good to luck to everyone! let me know who gets in----gotta start looking for study buddies now!

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Congratulations on your acceptance! A few posters have sounded anxious about the challenges of the Drexel Program. There is no reason not to apply to other programs in addition to Drexel. Last fall, a friend of mine, post Drexel acceptance, decided to visit Philadelphia checking out both Drexel and Villanova and was absolutely blown away by the resources and "vibe" at Villanova. Many posters on this board also speak highly of the ABSN at Jefferson. Drexel fell from first on his list to last - but others on this board have found Drexel to be their best option. Bottom line, make sure the school is the best match for your learning style. Best of luck!

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PacoUSA has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PCU / Telemetry.

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I still have not heard anything! How come it's taking so long?

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SoAnxious specializes in Mother/Baby.

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I haven't heard anything either!!!!

I have been checking my status online everyday.

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Hi everyone!

I just found out today on the discover.drexel website that I was accepted for Spring 2011! I'm a little nervous about how intense the program is but mostly I just can't wait to get started. I have two prereqs left to take, sociology and computers or public speaking (maybe - I'm not sure how strict they are that it has to be an intro sociology course since I've taken other courses in sociology. Hopefully I'll find out when I receive my acceptance letter).

Good luck to everyone!!!!

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SoAnxious specializes in Mother/Baby.

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Congrats on your acceptance Tara. Hopefully I will be seeing you in the spring!!!!

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I applied in late may and I got my acceptance letter a couple of days ago! I called Tina Hughes to ask if I needed to send in the pre-reqs I'm in now (A and P 2, lab, and Nutrition) and she said I didn't have to and that she would review my application that very day. That was a week before I got my letter, so I suggest calling and making sure everything is going smoothly with your application and transcripts over there.

Congrats to everyone who has been accepted!!

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