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Emory University D-ABSN Summer 2020

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Hi ! Is there anyone who is considering entering the Emory D-ABSN program this Summer who has been accepted or waiting on a decision? I would like to discuss this program with anyone else who is going there.

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I am in the DABSN cohort that started in January. Happy to answer questions if it helps.

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Hey. I am waiting for a decision, I completed my application and the necessary documentation yesterday.

On 4/1/2020 at 8:13 PM, kayji said:

I am in the DABSN cohort that started in January. Happy to answer questions if it helps.

Hi. How is the program so far??

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Hi,

On 4/1/2020 at 8:13 PM, kayji said:

I am in the DABSN cohort that started in January. Happy to answer questions if it helps.

Hi! How is it going with the program? Is the studying and tests from home doable? I know they said plan on 10 hours a day of studying. Has the virus had an impact on clinicals or anything? I would love to hear anything you have to say about your experience in the program. I applied for this Summer but haven't received a definite acceptance or denial yet. I got a waitlist notice though. I'm not sure if the Summer class is full or what is going on. I hope to hear something soon though.

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18 hours ago, readyfornursing1 said:

Hey. I am waiting for a decision, I completed my application and the necessary documentation yesterday.

Hi. How is the program so far??

Hi! Did you apply for this Summer also? Do you have all your pre-requisites completed? I am really hoping to get accepted into this program.

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18 hours ago, readyfornursing1 said:

Hi. How is the program so far??

So far I really like the program. It is a lot of work, but it's doable. It will help to be very organized with what needs to be accomplished each day to stay on schedule. Otherwise you could easily get behind - and I think it would be difficult to catch up.

You should probably be very comfortable learning on your own. The classes are organized so that you watch recorded lectures, read the book chapters, and work through case studies before you come to class. I would say 8-10 hours per day is accurate to get everything done. However, there isn't enough time to take detailed chapter notes while you are reading. Not even close.

During scheduled class, we split into groups to discuss the case studies (or do other activities) and come back to go over them as a group. I enjoy this style of learning - it is very applied. There is also "homework" in the form of ATI learning modules, some papers, and discussion boards.

Tests are proctored, but it's pretty painless once you get used to the process.

17 minutes ago, Jmeflower78 said:

Has the virus had an impact on clinicals or anything?

Like just about every school, our clinicals have been affected. We were supposed to do our first lab and pre-clinical checkoffs this month (April) in Atlanta, but that has been postponed. Our professors are very proactive in handling the issues and their impact. For example, they are sending us a kit with lab things to practice some skills at home (wound care, catheters, sterile gloves, etc.); setting up virtual clinical simulators; and reorganizing our program schedule to accommodate the postponed checkoff.

It also seems like our faculty are very good at advocating for us within the school and keeping us informed of what is going on. We have a weekly update meeting with the entire faculty to let us know what to expect. They are very responsive to feedback and suggestions as well.

Hope that helps!

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34 minutes ago, Jmeflower78 said:

Hi! Did you apply for this Summer also? Do you have all your pre-requisites completed? I am really hoping to get accepted into this program.

Hey. I applied for the Summer 2020 and yes I have all my pre-reqs done. How about you??

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9 minutes ago, kayji said:

So far I really like the program. It is a lot of work, but it's doable. It will help to be very organized with what needs to be accomplished each day to stay on schedule. Otherwise you could easily get behind - and I think it would be difficult to catch up.

You should probably be very comfortable learning on your own. The classes are organized so that you watch recorded lectures, read the book chapters, and work through case studies before you come to class. I would say 8-10 hours per day is accurate to get everything done. However, there isn't enough time to take detailed chapter notes while you are reading. Not even close.

During scheduled class, we split into groups to discuss the case studies (or do other activities) and come back to go over them as a group. I enjoy this style of learning - it is very applied. There is also "homework" in the form of ATI learning modules, some papers, and discussion boards.

Tests are proctored, but it's pretty painless once you get used to the process.

Like just about every school, our clinicals have been affected. We were supposed to do our first lab and pre-clinical checkoffs this month (April) in Atlanta, but that has been postponed. Our professors are very proactive in handling the issues and their impact. For example, they are sending us a kit with lab things to practice some skills at home (wound care, catheters, sterile gloves, etc.); setting up virtual clinical simulators; and reorganizing our program schedule to accommodate the postponed checkoff.

It also seems like our faculty are very good at advocating for us within the school and keeping us informed of what is going on. We have a weekly update meeting with the entire faculty to let us know what to expect. They are very responsive to feedback and suggestions as well.

Hope that helps!

Thank you for this information! Also, how long did it take for you to hear back from the admission committee?

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3 minutes ago, readyfornursing1 said:

Thank you for this information! Also, how long did it take for you to hear back from the admission committee?

I heard in September for the January start, which was months after I applied. I know they say they do rolling admissions, but I think they released the initial set of decisions all at once - and then worked through late applications and the waitlist. I haven't heard any news about the Summer cohort, sorry!

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2 minutes ago, kayji said:

I heard in September for the January start, which was months after I applied. I know they say they do rolling admissions, but I think they released the initial set of decisions all at once - and then worked through late applications and the waitlist. I haven't heard any news about the Summer cohort, sorry!

Oh. I stumbled across this program pretty late in the application pool 😕

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4 minutes ago, readyfornursing1 said:

Oh. I stumbled across this program pretty late in the application pool

Don't give up hope! I'm not sure about the earlier cohorts, but ours didn't start with a full group of 30 and I believe they accepted some people after they did our initial orientation (a few weeks before class started).

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3 minutes ago, kayji said:

Don't give up hope! I'm not sure about the earlier cohorts, but ours didn't start with a full group of 30 and I believe they accepted some people after they did our initial orientation (a few weeks before class started).

😕 I hope I hear back soon

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