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Kent State ABSN - Fall 2019

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Hi everyone. I'm taking prereqs now to apply for entry into Kent State's ABSN program fall of 2019. I have a JD and a master's in urban planning. I definitely needed a big career change and I want to be able to help people directly. I come from a family full of nurses. I'm very excited that I've started down this path - it is the probably the most relieved and happiest I've felt in quite some time.

I'm wondering if anyone here is in the Kent State ABSN program, or getting ready to apply.

Assuming I am accepted, I'll be working full time. I have three young children as well.

Hoping to hear some feedback from others who managed a full, full, full schedule and survived. :)

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I graduated from the UH ABSN cohort with Kent last year. When I started I was working and had 2, 4, and 6 year old little boys. It was a challange but honestly it wasn't too bad. I also got a 4.0, so it is definitely doable.

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Thank you for responding! Did you work full time? And you mentioned you were working when you started - did you stop working toward the end for clinicals?

I'm wondering how much lead time you have for finding out date/location of clinicals? I work at KSU so my tuition is covered and I'd very much like to keep it that way - but not sure if it's doable with my current position.

Thanks!

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I worked part time the entire program. The dates of clinicals you may have a little in advance, but the location sometimes we didn't find out until the day before the semester started. With the more specialty classes like OB and psych we knew longer in advance.

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The program is very competitive to get in! Do the best you can to do well in your prereqs and keep your GPA high.

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@sandy022 If you dont mind me asking wha was you prereq and cum

GPA?

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4.0, and my previous bachelor degree was in maternal child health.

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Do you know what the average was to get invited for an interview? I also have a small child, so its nice to know it;s doable.

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I'm not sure, but I think 3.7-3.8 for the weekend and UH cohorts, and maybe a little lower for the traditional accelerated during the week. Maybe that's because the traditional takes a lot students. Our class was 16 students, I think there was over 150 applicants.

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