LSUHSC CARE Accelerated BSN program...applicants, graduates? - page 2
I'm an applicant to the CARE program through LSUHSC and I was wondering if anyone else here is also an applicant or even graduate? I too, like many of the OLOL applicants have set my LIFE around... Read More
Jul 4, '07hey rn1day08,
The GPA cut-off is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Peachy, what changes have been made and will it affect the length of the program? If you could post the new curriculum as soon as possible it would be much appreciated.
Jul 4, '07hi rn1day08!!
like Ray said, a 3.0 is the minimum. The head of the C.A.R.E. program told me the average for the entering class was a 3.4.
It won't affect the length of the program. Not sure if this is going to go in effect this fall or next, but here's the curriculum.
Block One: (the same)
Natural Science (Anatomy)
Natural Science (Physiology)
Intro to Professional Nursing
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Foundations Simulation Lab
Health Assessment Theory
Health Assessment Lab
Adult Health Nursing
Adult Health Practicum
Adult Health Simulation Laboratory
Mental Health Nursing
Mental Health Practicum
Child Health Nursing
Child Health Practicum
Research in Nursing
Women's Health Practicum
Critical Care Nursing
Critical Care Practicum
Critical Care Simulation Lab
Population Focused Nursing
Population Focused Practicum
Perspectives in Professional Nursing
Nursing Management in the Health Care System
Nursing Management Practicum
Ethics and Legal Issues or Elective
Hope that helps!! I'll go through my packet a.s.a.p. and let you know if I see anything else!
Aug 11, '07Hey Ray!!!
Just wanted to bump up the thread and tell you I was thinking of you. Hope you had a great Family Day/Orientation yesterday.
How did it go? I'm dying to hear details!
Good luck on your first semester!!flowersfo
Aug 15, '07Hey Peachy!
Thanks for thinking of me. I actually just finished up my first day of classes and wow things look interesting. Its certainly going to be a challenge. I have been busy. I actually missed the orientation day because it fell right on a weekend where I had to stand in a wedding out of town.
Things so far looking good, I'll keep you updated on how the semester goes.
Have you applied yet?
May 16, '09can anyone who graduated or is currently in the LSU CARE program tell me if there are required oral presentations or things of that nature. Just wondering how much the school will be like my first college experience? thanks
May 17, '09As a recent graduate of the program I can tell you will be required to present several group/individual oral presentations for various courses - I'd say at least 10 of them.
May 17, '09well I was hoping that was not going to be the answer. How are the presentations, can you give me any general info on them, length, individual or group....etc? I suppose the traditional program has the same requirements too.... No big deal, just was hoping it was more medical learning and not a lot of unnecessary projects.
May 18, '09Quote from rpgtr2bRNAs a recent graduate of the program I can tell you will be required to present several group/individual oral presentations for various courses - I'd say at least 10 of them.
well I was hoping that was not going to be the answer. How are the presentations, can you give me any general info on them, length, individual or group....etc? I suppose the traditional program has the same requirements too.... No big deal, just was hoping it was more medical learning and not a lot of unnecessary projects.
May 21, '09hey ray,
could you tell me a little more about the projects and presentations required. Are they all group or all individual-what is the usual required format/content, how are the instructors and how are the classes, etc...? Would you recommend the program, and if you are familiar with olol Tulane/EJGH accelerated would you have chosen those over CARE and why. Sorry its so many questions but I would like some advice from someone who has gone through one of these programs, thanks!
May 24, '09Quote from LSUrn2008Hey,Hi Ray,
I am currently an LSU CARE student. Honestly, the program is very, very fast paced. I read the post from TigerSN and unfortunately, many aspects of the program are still unorganized. So far my experience has been a whirlwind, however I am maintaing good grades and doing very well. My advice is to never, ever fall behind (Although at times it cannot be helped). Students in this program are extremely competitive and I'm sure you'll group up with others to help each other get along and succeed. We all try really hard to help each other. It is hectic, it is life-consuming, it is stressful but it is do-able. Whether or not I'll feel prepared as a nurse remains to be seen. This time next year I'll have finished the program. Good luck with acceptance!! If you need anything, old tests, notes or advice let me know!!
-if you still have your old tests and any notes could you let me know. Thanks
Jul 20, '10Hi -
I plan to apply for the LSUHSC CARE program in January. Can anyone give an update on the status of this program? How selective it is? I have a 3.5 from Tulane and I think I interview well. I'm wondering if it might hurt me that I never took any classes from LSU. I'm also wondering how many apply, how many do they accept? And also what other accellerated BSN programs are available in the New Orleans area, if any?
Jul 20, '10Hi - I'm getting ready to apply for the CARE program in January - for entrance in fall 2011. Any thoughts on how the program looks now? How selective it has become? Thoughts of any kind on the program itself? Thanks!
Jul 20, '10Quote from Lili209Can you elaborate on what you mean by "how it looks?" As far as selectivity, I'm unsure. I have heard people say they had a 3.5 and made it in and others with the same GPA not make it in. The factors that break those "ties" are interview and application (namely your essays). I have also heard that people with higher GPA's didn't make it in because of their interviews. I had a 3.71 going in.Hi - I'm getting ready to apply for the CARE program in January - for entrance in fall 2011. Any thoughts on how the program looks now? How selective it has become? Thoughts of any kind on the program itself? Thanks!
I have multiple classmates who never set foot on the LSU campus, so that shouldn't be a factor. All of my classes were from out of state and my pre reqs were all from Delgado.
There were 50 accepted this year and 90 applicants qualified for interviews. I'm not privy to the number of actual applicants but rumor is over 200.
As for my thoughts: we started with 55 and are now down to 36. It's not easy. You have a regular semester with the traditional students for your first semester and one of those classes is normally where people don't make the cut. Once acceleration hits you, you don't know which end is up . It's certainly stressful, but not impossible. Things tend to be unorganized. You have to be flexible with every facet of your life because things tend to happen at the last minute and there are absolutely no excuses for not adapting to the changes. It's really just the "nature of the beast" when we have such different needs from the rest of the school and when we're moving so fast. You absolutely have to know how to go with the flow, just roll with what's given to you, and put blinders on to things that would normally bother you.
I would suggest coming to visit the school and talking with someone that's part of the administration, and then maybe snag the chance to talk one on one with a current student.