KrioH 1,031 Views
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I received an email yesterday for an interview and was given 48 hours to reply with a date that works best for me. There was no mention of which unit but my unit of choice when I applied was L&D, good luck to everyone!
That's a good question. I hope someone on here knows
Hi all! I also applied last night and had the same technical difficulties. Thankfully they were fixed and i was still able to apply! I put down L&D!
So sorry for the late reply, this site never notified me of your response. I'll do my best to answer your questions.
1. To be honest this semester was probably the hardest I have had, only because the material being learned is much different than before. In anatomy and micro i felt like it was mostly just memorization but with nursing knowledge it is so much more than memorizing, and cramming is impossible. It took some getting use to but once you get in the groove and find a good study habit (I had to do some tweaking to my studying habits) you will get the hang of it and come to enjoy it.
2.MOst definitely critical thinking and thats the part that a lot of people have some issues getting use to.... It's all about "thinking like a nurse" and it is that type of thinking that takes time. A lot of older semesters have said that the really feeling like a nurse part doesn't come until like semester 4 or 5. So don't beat yourself up if it doesn't come easy, you will get there.
3. This is a difficult question to answer because every subject and exam were different. Physio and pharm are the ones that you need to keep up with the studying almost everyday. It is impossible to cram for these classes. Pharm is still a lot of memorization because you have to know so many drugs.
4.My advice would be to get involved with your class. My class definitely became a family and we all supported each other. I is also important to have a small study group or at least a group of people you can rely on. It is impossible to be an island and succeed in this program or as a nurse. If you need help ask for it!!! The teachers have office hours, use them if you need them they are there to help you, they are much more inclined to help in office hours then if you come up to them before or after class.... that usually stresses them out. And my last piece of advice is.... Don't point squabble with instructors especially not during class. If there is a specific question you have regarding an exam or assignment go to them at office hours! most importantly have fun and enjoy it!
5. Skills lab is awesome. Yes we spent a lot of time in there. it is 2 days a week 3 hour class, plan to spend the whole class time, we rarely got out early. My biggest piece of advice for skills is to do as much as possible, we are usually just free practicing things so you will only get as much practice done as you want. There were times when i kinda just hung back and didn't practice and i now wish I had just jumped in there and done it. It is also really helpful to use open lab to practice certain skills (like your physical assessment and other check offs) because time given in class is usually not enough time to get the skills down.
I hope this helped and let me know if you have any other questions!
I just finished my first semester of SJSU S.O.N. Also, if you haven't yet done 100w I highly reccomend taking it in the winter if it's offered (I am guessing it is too late to take it this summer) I know a few classmates that really struggled with having to take 100w with first semester of nursing classes and there are some that will have to take it with second semester which we have heard is even more difficult than the first. It's not impossible and can be done, just avoid it if you can. let me know if you have anymore questions!
Did you re-apply? is that what you are scared about?
good luck to all! I am in my first semester at SJSU school of nursing and its awesome but a lot of work of course. Just a heads up that it took us about 7 weeks to get our letters this last time. Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help.
CSU East bay was my second choice and I have heard the program is really great there. I also think the pre-reqs are the same. (check out their website CSUEB Catalog 2012-2013: Nursing - Undergraduate). Also if you know a language or have any experience check out SFSU, they give extra points for those things, unlike SJSU that just goes off gpa and TEAS. Good Luck!
They said they accepted 65 or 60? I'm so sorry! But you know anything could happen this next month! And just apply next time
It it Anatomy, physio, micro, English 1A and statistics. What GPA do you have for these? How many units were each?
Yes last 30 semester units. What grades and how many units were each class?
Plus TEAs version 5 decided by 23.
For some reason when I saw your scores on and GPA on other page I was getting a higher score. Send me your stats and I'll do it again.
Yeah the background check took about a week. and the immunizations took about a week for results but if you aren't immune to something you have to get a booster or something. The background check was 55$ and the immunizations were about 60 and the drug test was 40. So before you go and do all those things it might be good to know what number you are on the pending list but also those things will have to be done anyways so it might be best just to do them now. The one thing that might be ok to wait on though is the drug test. The immunizations are good to get done period because it's beneficial to know if you are lacking any immunities.
Hopefully you hear something today!
I'm not positive but from the way the classes look, there says there are a few seats still open. but it says out of 65 available seats and I thought they only accepted 60- 62. So I'm not quite sure. I have also heard that sometimes people will decide to go somewhere else at the last minute and they will call someone on the pending list to fill that spot. So even if you don't hear this week there could still be hope!
Hey xxfaith and bigcatmeows,
did you hear anything yet?
I saw your stats on another post and I am calculating your impaction score to be higher. How are you calculating it? what formula are you using?
I am pretty sure that the way it works is they just put impaction scores in order from highest to lowest and then accept the top 60 into the program. Then they put the next 9 or so in line on the pending list and then the rest are denied. Like I said I highly doubt that that the impaction score will go up anymore, if anything it could go down. If you look at their advising slides on line or go to an advising session you will get a much better feel of how the whole thing works. I am guessing since you already know your impaction score then you have already taken your TEA'S? have you thought about retaking it to get a better score to boost your impaction score?
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