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    I'll join the group! I can't PM you my name's not letting me

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    Thank you RN1001! I'm happy for you!!

    Assuming I get in, I'm planning on starting out full time, because when I talked to the advisor, she said that you can always drop down to part-time later, if needed. I also am planning on working full time though, so I will just have to play it by ear and see how the first semester goes!

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    Hi guys!

    I just submitted my application to start in May of 2017 as well!!! The wait is so nerve-racking.

    I am in Michigan, so not really that close to Louisiana either.

    @RN1001 how long did it take you to find out that you were accepted? Or I guess, how long did it take for them to contact you for an interview as well?

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    Just wanted to reach out and see if anyone else had applied for the Jan 2015 cohort at Indiana Wesleyan for their accelerated BSN! I've applied and I was notified that I was selected for an interview in two weeks!

    Also for those who have already graduated from the program...any advice?!

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    That's so odd! I applied back in the beginning of August and it still says my app is under review which is okay because I wasn't expecting to hear back until November! But again congrats to those accepted already!!

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    That's such good news!! Congrats! When did you apply by the way??

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    Lol...that I am not sure about. It could just be that most of their applicants are from surrounding states just because it's one of the closer schools. I am applying from Michigan, so we will see how that goes!

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    Hi torshi!

    I think it is rolling admissions. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    Also I didn't get a login to check app status until about a week after I applied.

    Hope that helps and good luck!

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    Hi all!!!

    I too am interested in starting at Drexel for their ACE program in Fall of 2014!!! I just submitted my application last night, still somewhat early in my opinion but nothing's really going to change within the next couple of months so I figured why not.

    I am still in the process of finishing up my Bachelor's degree (BS in Psych), which will not be completed until May of 2014, but my pre-reqs will be completed by this December. I was banking on my GPA for my last 60 credit hours to be the factor that got me in but I just couldn't wait any longer to apply. My overall GPA is admittedly very low right now (i was not a good student for the first 3 years of my college career, had to learn the hard way) only 3.04 but by the time I graduate, I should be around 3.3, so if I don't get in this time around then I will be reapplying! Does anyone know if there is a limit to how many times you can apply per year?

    Also I do not know if anyone has checked recently BUT the pre-reqs have changed! They got rid of a handful of previous requirements! So the new ones are as follows:

    English: 3 semester credits.
    Chemistry with lab: 4 semester credits.
    Developmental psychology: 3 semester credits.
    Anatomy with lab*: 4 semester credits.
    Physiology with lab*: 4 semester credits.
    Microbiology with lab*: 4 semester credits.
    Human nutrition: 3 semester credits.
    Statistics: 3 semester credits.

    I am applying to Drexel because of the short program length and the ease of application. I also wanted a change of scenery as I currently live in Michigan! Drexel is only two hours away from my family in NY so I love that too!

    I am currently working as a nursing assistant at a hospital right now, as I have been for almost 4 years now, not that it is relevant in terms of applying since they don't even ask you that kind of stuff lol.

    I plan on taking out loans to finance my nursing education wherever I end up going, and I probably will try working once a week at a part time job. I won't be able to quit working completely while I am in school, too many bills to pay still -___-

    Well good luck to everyone! We still have a long wait ahead of us since apps aren't even due until October but I'm still excited nonetheless!!

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    I saw this question on another thread, and I am just going to repeat what I said there. Unless you are in a rush, I would just wait and do a BSN because most hospitals are no longer hiring ADN nurses. At the hospital that I work at, all of our ADN nurses are required to take classes to obtain their BSNs within the next 5 years.

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    I also wanted to add something that I read in another thread...

    "One hospital in DC received over 1300 applications for 40 positions for new grads in 2012; they did not even call any ADN graduates as they had 400+ BSN grads submit applications."

    "At a recent meeting of community college nursing faculty in my state, there was a report that up to 35% of ADN grads did not have nursing jobs 12 months after graduation."

    Sooo IMO it would be more beneficial for you to just go straight for the BSN.

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    As with the other posters, I would skip the ADN if you can. I work at a hospital currently and they are requiring all of our ADN nurses to take classes to get their BSNs within the next 5 years in order for the hospital to reach MAGNET status. I would assume that all hospitals are following this same trend.

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    I completely agree with zoe92 and carakristin1! I would apply to the BSN program now and start while you're ahead! I am also finishing up with my BA in Psych, and I 100% regret not applying to the nursing program while I was still in my first year. It will take so much of the pressure off of you, especially now since A LOT of people are going for nursing, and whereas the accelerated programs weren't AS popular before, they are just as competitive as the traditional programs now, if not more so!