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    oguesswhat, thanx for the reply. We r allowed to do our fundamentals & assessments on scantron, but patho & pharm r a whole different ball game. Did u alrready take the NCLEX? If so did the NCLEX scantron style of questions in school help?

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    [font=book antiqua]hello all,

    i am in my 1st semester on an accelerated bsn program. my nursing program revolves around the nclex. i understand they want us to pass the test, but sometimes i feel like they are going to kill me in the process. going from standardized tests in pre-requisits to the complexity of the nclex is a difficulty transition. my university did not introduce the nclex question style, it was simply thrown @ us. i am starting to get somewhat used to the style of questioning, but i am very affraid because we are required to take our patho & pharm exams nclex style. in the computer lab, timed, with no back tracking. on top of that for each subject we are taking we must complete 100 nclex qbank questions b4 we can pass the class. i am sure this will all be benificial in the end, but i am having difficulty adapting to this style. every time i take a test it gets more & more complex.

    my question is to those that passed/ failed the nclex, did your college/ university practice this examination style? if so do you think this helped u pass the test? how can i adapt to this style of questioning?

    thanks in advance for the comments

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    nursinginga, thanx so much 4 the tips and the information. my sister is going to one of clayton's upcoming transfer orientations hopefully she can get admitted for the fall and possibly apply to the program next year. if not she could always stay @ gpc & try to bring up her stats. :redpinkhe

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    sorry, correction i attended an info. meeting in 2007 & applied in 2008, the priority list wasn't even part of the criteria for admissions @ that time. :heartbeat

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    hello waynestatekatie, ur post is somewhat valid and realistic (could b more encouraging), they did only accept 48 students this past fall because of low funding. that was probably the lowest they accepted in a while. i didn't mention that bc they currently have enough funding to accept around 100 students so that won't be a problem for the upcoming years. granholm just gave some of the nursing programs funding to admitt more students wsu being one of them. the info. session i attended in 2008 stated they admitted 117 (accelerated only) students so this has been done, this is why i went on past stats. i didn't want to make it seem like a breez, but i didn't want to make it sound overly impossible either when i know he has a great chance of entering in 2010. i myself was denied admission to wsu for the fall of 2008 bc i took all of my pre-reqs @ a community college (hfcc). i have a 3.9 g.p.a and i wasn't accepting a denial without an explanation when i know i had the stats to get in so i contacted every person over the program to figure out why i was denied and i even went as far as writing the governor (this is how i found out about the extra funding to admitt more students), they were nice enough to speak to me and it was explained to me that they only accepted 48 students that year and their students are given priority. it was explained to me just the way i explained it to jeffery d, seems strange that they would take some1 with a wsu 2.5 g.p.a. over some1 with a 4.0 g.p.a other college, but that is their priority and it was not only told to me, but it was on their website in so many words. this info. was given to me from a wsu administrator (not a receptionist/ counselor), not from a website, straight from the source and i climbed a high ladder because i was heated :angryfire. this priority has only been in place within the last couple of years, it wasn't there when i started my pre-reqs other than that i would have taken all of my classes @ wsu. they just encouraged me to roll over my application for this coming fall and offered to waive my application fee. as far as the video interview, this is something that is new,if u r granted early acceptance (wsu students) into the program u may not even have to go through it ( i saw this from another post so don't quote me on this). wsu is the only school that i have seen with a firm and straight forward admissions policy. there are no suprises with them, what u see is what u get, this is why i have so much respect for wsu. whereas other universities are complete the opposit. every nursing program is competative, the key is to do an extensive research and use all of the resources available for u to get in. every school i applied to i became an expert in, knowing their past stats and history and used that to my advantage, something alot of people don't do. even though i didn't get admitted to wsu and it was my first choice and i know i had the stats to get in it wasn't ment to be, i could go this year, but i have already been admitted to two other universities. i can be used as a resourse to take you a block, but it is up to you to take what i say and use it to go that extra mile. we have both given jeffrey d. valuable information (some people would kill for) from different perspectives, it is up to him to use the information provided to gain admission @ any means necessary. :heartbeat

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    hi nursinginga, 1st congrats on gaining acceptance & graduation . my sister's stats are pretty low, barely a 3.0 g.p.a right now & she failed the net. she is preparing 2 bring her g.p.a up & past the net. what are the stats of some of the people in ur graduating class? how long did it take for u 2 get admitted? any tips/ suggestions that may help others get admitted. thanx :heartbeat

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    hi jeffreyd,:d

    i think ur chances of getting into wsu's accelerated program r really great. wsu rates their admissions in2 the cd2 by priority. if u take all of ur science classes @ wsu & get @ least a 2.5 u r admitted (first). for example, if some1 from another college/ university applies & they have a 4.0 g.p.a. & u have a 2.5 g.p.a. u would get admitted first bc u took all of ur classes there (u have a great advantage bc of this). now ur only competition would be those students that r taking all of their classes @ wsu and maintaing a higher g.p.a than urs. don't think u have much 2 worry about bc wsu usually accepts a 100/ more students (don't quote me on that, going on past stats). apply early so u can gain early acceptance for the fall 2010. i am sorry i don't know anything about emu, but wsu has the best nursing program in michigan & they have a 97% success rate on the nclex after accepting more students in2 their program than most universities. hope this helps.
    good luck & god bless :heartbeat

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    bunkyb,

    thank u sooooooo much 4 ur info. & honesty! congrats on getting in2 clayton it worked out better 4 u in the end anyway. & wow u have really done ur research on gpc, & everything u say makes a whole lot of sense. i could not figure out why so many students with high stats were getting denied, but they have a 100% nclex rate. of course they r only graduating a few student's @ a time. i think that school has waisted alot of people's time + money & it's very unfourtunate no student has time to waist. i hope ur info. helps others on this site explore other options also, bc it seems to me that people r just going by chance to get admitted there is no real criteria. after explaining all the info i got on here my sister has decided to leave gpc & try to gain entrance @ clayton state :d. are there any suggetsions u have for her to get admitted in2 the school/ nursing program? do u think she has a chance of getting admitted for the fall semester? are u currently in their nursing program? any info. u have would be a big help. thax again 4 the information & good luck @ clayton. :redpinkhe

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    hfcc is a wonderful & well respected community college (same level as most universities), but just as i mentioned earlier it is quite small with many students and they are very short staffed. i have been attending hfcc since 2002 so i believe that i am entitled to share my experience as it pertains to this discussion. every school has flaws, just bc they r being addressed does not suggest that this is not a good school. the staff @ hfcc r humans, not robots people make mistakes, but sometimes mistakes may cost some1 their place within a program, there is nothing wrong with inquiring about ur status within a particular program if u feel that a mistake has been made. :redpinkhe

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    yes, they should take those scores into consideration because they r advanced level courses and u scored much higher, but it depends on the school. what i would suggest is taking classes like pharmacology & patho (mayb even stats) even if ur school doesn't require it bc these r important classes also & it would show how prepared & successful u r in those classes. not 2 mention getting a's in a&p i&ii. i would not b too concerned with my "bachelors degree" g.p.a that is not a real deciding factor, those with 2.5-3.0 (depending on what university wants) g.p.a's are eligible to apply to the program. they are going to focus mainly on ur science pre-reqs, so u should keep track of that g.p.a. to determine how well u r doing. for example, lets say u graduate with an undergrad of 3.0 g.p.a ur done thats all that matters is that u meet the minimum requirements.

    now ur science g.p.a might look something like this:

    chem1- b, bio1- c, chem2- c, bio2- a, a&pi- a, a&pii- a which gives u a 3.2 g.p.a. this is only with six classes completed, but with an accelerated program u r going 2 need to complete between 10-12 pre-reqs so u still have plenty of time to bring that g.p.a. up well above a 3.5 g.p.a without taking extra classes/repeating courses depending on how many pre-reqs u have completed within ur undergrad degree. hope this helps :heartbeat

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    stay on them!!! hfcc is a small campus with alot of students and not much staffing. i had a friend in ur exact same situation, saw people passing her who she knew were in line behind/around her, but she never got a letter. she started to interrogate them about this and come to find out they got her paperwork mixed up, they said they sent out an acceptance letter and she never returned it, but they actually never sent out the letter. she had to start the program 1 month b4 it started and only bc 1 person dropped out. one thing i learned about hfcc is u must b very persistent with what u want/ u will never get it/ any answers for that matter. call/ pop in everyday if u have 2 some1 will give u the answers u r looking for.

    good luck:heartbeat

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    hi, i have not heard of ur situation, but i have known people to get denied financial aid & appeal it. they usually ended up getting it. i am sure after going through a ton of hoops they will probably give u some of the money @ least. why not go for an accelerated bsn, the loans r available?

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    hi d.danger, :d

    i think u could definitely get into an accelerated program. ur undergrad g.p.a is a 3.0 thats what most schools want. don;t focus on the past ur done, focus on ur pre-reqs. ur pre-reqs will give u a completely fresh start, thats pretty much what they r looking @. i would recommend for u 2 possibly take some of the science classes over that u scored under a b in in order to get an a to boost ur science g.p.a. up. u still have other science pre-reqs to complete so i wouldn't b too concerned with the others until u see how ur g.p.a. looks after u complete the unfinished classes. best of luck, god bless :heartbeat

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    hi hope.a,

    i think u should definitely take spanish, don't be affraid u have a great advantage in texas bc u can use ur skills everyday. i have a b.a. in spanish & i also studied abroad in spain. when u speak it everyday u grow much more in the language. give it a try u won't regret it & it makes a world of difference to spanish speaking patients they will respect u so much more. it is a beautiful language & culture now as for the online courses, i took micro, patho, & anatomy i & ii online. my anatomy ii was 100% online. in my total undergrad degree i have taken roughly 15-20 online courses ( not from an online college) & i would never recommend any1 2 take a 100% online anatomy course (just my opinion). many people believe it is less work, but i am gonna tell u it's double the amount of work that students on campus r required to do. i ended up with a b in this class (barely) but everything was online including the labs we completed online simulations they are an exact replica of the ones in class. it was actually really cool the labs r the easiest, the lecture exams @ my school were impossible to pass & i took two anatomy classes b4 that one (anatomy i & an accelerated anatomy) with a+'s in both & could not pass an online lecture exam for the life of me. if u could take it on campus i would recommend it/ even an online class that meets on campus once a month. anatomy seems to be a strong foundation in nursing and a lot of programs will focus just on this class, anatomy is usually the deciding factor in whether/ not a student gets in2 a program so be very careful with the online anatomy courses. good luck! :redpinkhe

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    very interesting, i have never heard of this happening, but then again there r people that get into the nursing programs everyday that have lower g.p.a.'s & we all wonder how the heck did they get in & i have a 4.0 we hear this all the time. if this is what they do it doesn't suprise me.


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