Drexel University ACE Spring 2010 - page 29

Hello all, I just received a letter from Drexel saying that my application for the ACE program is now complete and I'm waiting for a response. I was wondering if anyone else here is applying for the... Read More

  1. by   yeedee
    Greetings Acers. For those of you interested in purchasing some used books, please pm me. The calculate with confidence is still available.
  2. by   hiddencatRN
    Quote from sfarrell22
    shoes just have to be plain white leather...

    and does anyone know for this quiz thing during orientation do we actually need to know all of the information in the chapters or just how to do the math?
    They didn't give a quiz at our orientation or the one before us. If you're weak on math though, definitely seek out tutoring before the math quizes and no matter what do the practice problems they'll give you on blackboard. During Principles, you have 2 chances to pass the quiz with a 90.

    Thanks for posting that link on the dissertation. I read somewhere not too long ago another study that looked at remediation strategies for the HESI that was conducted at Drexel. We just finished finals for quarter 2 and I don't know exactly how many we lost yet, but they do tell us that this is the big quarter to lose people.
  3. by   sfarrell22
    Quote from hiddencat
    They didn't give a quiz at our orientation or the one before us. If you're weak on math though, definitely seek out tutoring before the math quizes and no matter what do the practice problems they'll give you on blackboard. During Principles, you have 2 chances to pass the quiz with a 90.

    Thanks for posting that link on the dissertation. I read somewhere not too long ago another study that looked at remediation strategies for the HESI that was conducted at Drexel. We just finished finals for quarter 2 and I don't know exactly how many we lost yet, but they do tell us that this is the big quarter to lose people.
    Ya I am fine with the math, it just had some other things in it regarding abbreviations on charts and guidelines for giving medicine etc. Just wanted to see if it was just math (which is how it sounds in the letter) or if we were expected to know all that other information. Hope all went well for finals and thx for the info.
  4. by   hiddencatRN
    It's more conversions and then med calculations (the med is available in 5 mg/ml, you need to give 2.5 mg, how many ml is that type thing). You'll want to look over grains, kg to pounds, Celsius to Fahrenheit, ml to ounces, military time...that's what I'm remembering. But there will be practice tests that pretty much mirror exactly what the quiz will be. You get calculators and plenty of time.
  5. by   Shadley
    A question for all of those who were accepted to the ACE program Spring 2010 or before... do you know anything about a wait list for admissions? Are people typically accepted off of it or is it a dead end?

    A few people for Fall 2010 on this blog have been put on wait lists and we're trying to figure out if its based on when we applied (i.e. there aren't any spots yet) or academic achievement. Any input would be appreciated!
  6. by   JeromeFJ
    Heeyyyy there Hiddencat... I think I knoowww who you areeee.. haha. Hope you're enjoying the break!

    *surfing through the message boards while on hold with financial aid* Yes, even in the third quarter, I'm still on hold with financial aid! It never ends!

    To all the incoming ACErs... welcome and good luck! It's not as bad as people make it out to be. Not only is it doable, you can actually do well with it. Just take it seriously! Form your study habits in the first quarter while you have time. By midterms, you'll have enough material that you should be able to assess yourself and know how much studying you need to do. Some people need to study all night, others need a few hours. First quarter is your chance to figure that out.

    Also, use that time to get to know people. Make friendships. Get phone numbers. Have people that you can talk to about a crazy day. No one outside of the program can relate to you the way that your classmates will be able to. It'll help with your mental health once the program starts getting a little crazy.

    That leads me to my last big point... MENTAL HEALTH! Don't kill yourself. You will burn yourself out. Give yourself at least one night a week that is just yours. Actually, I give myself two nights and I'm doing well. One night, come home and watch American Idol without your text books. One saturday night, put your book down and go out with friends to have a drink, or watch the big game. Go to the movies with your husband or wife! Some days you'll get home from class and just be too worn out to do anything. Don't feel guilty about this! Take that night off. Just be disciplined and don't let it happen every single night. I just feel that I've been much more productive when it's time to study if I'm mentally refreshed, as opposed to killing myself monday through friday. Think about it!

    With that being said, good luck to all of you guys! The bark of ACE is much worse than the bite! Don't get caught up in the hooplah and the scary ghost stories of ACE, and you'll be fine! If you have any questions, I'm here to help out my homegirl Hiddencat over there and answer them for you.

    *financial aid finally picks up the phone...* Thank god...
  7. by   hiddencatRN
    Quote from JeromeFJ
    Heeyyyy there Hiddencat... I think I knoowww who you areeee.. haha. Hope you're enjoying the break!

    *surfing through the message boards while on hold with financial aid* Yes, even in the third quarter, I'm still on hold with financial aid! It never ends!

    To all the incoming ACErs... welcome and good luck! It's not as bad as people make it out to be. Not only is it doable, you can actually do well with it. Just take it seriously! Form your study habits in the first quarter while you have time. By midterms, you'll have enough material that you should be able to assess yourself and know how much studying you need to do. Some people need to study all night, others need a few hours. First quarter is your chance to figure that out.

    Also, use that time to get to know people. Make friendships. Get phone numbers. Have people that you can talk to about a crazy day. No one outside of the program can relate to you the way that your classmates will be able to. It'll help with your mental health once the program starts getting a little crazy.

    That leads me to my last big point... MENTAL HEALTH! Don't kill yourself. You will burn yourself out. Give yourself at least one night a week that is just yours. Actually, I give myself two nights and I'm doing well. One night, come home and watch American Idol without your text books. One saturday night, put your book down and go out with friends to have a drink, or watch the big game. Go to the movies with your husband or wife! Some days you'll get home from class and just be too worn out to do anything. Don't feel guilty about this! Take that night off. Just be disciplined and don't let it happen every single night. I just feel that I've been much more productive when it's time to study if I'm mentally refreshed, as opposed to killing myself monday through friday. Think about it!

    With that being said, good luck to all of you guys! The bark of ACE is much worse than the bite! Don't get caught up in the hooplah and the scary ghost stories of ACE, and you'll be fine! If you have any questions, I'm here to help out my homegirl Hiddencat over there and answer them for you.

    *financial aid finally picks up the phone...* Thank god...
    I certainly know who you are I was going through old Drexel threads from before we started, trying to guess screen names. Yours is one of the more obvious ones.

    I think you have great advice about allowing yourself time to relax and be chill. I got pretty stressed out during midterms (Adult and Pharm were HARD and I've never been so sure I failed a test before) but in general, I spend time with my husband, goof around online, and then buckle down and do what I need to do. I'm happier for it which helps me approach things with positive intent and helps shrug off the things that do get frustrating.
  8. by   brooklynne
    Quote from hiddencat
    I certainly know who you are I was going through old Drexel threads from before we started, trying to guess screen names. Yours is one of the more obvious ones.

    I think you have great advice about allowing yourself time to relax and be chill. I got pretty stressed out during midterms (Adult and Pharm were HARD and I've never been so sure I failed a test before) but in general, I spend time with my husband, goof around online, and then buckle down and do what I need to do. I'm happier for it which helps me approach things with positive intent and helps shrug off the things that do get frustrating.
    Thanks hiddencat and Jerome FJ. From the orientation, we hear so much of how intense this is and not planning for anything. It 's good to hear that you guys are able to have a life through this.
  9. by   waka
    Hello Guys,

    This is a repeat of an earlier post concerning waitlist for the Fall ACE progam. Do you guys know of anyone who got on the waitlist in the past but was eventually accepted? Am on the waitlist and just don't know how to go about attaining more information about the list(i.e. what number I am on the list or how often the list is updated)

    Any information about the ACE waitlist will be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks guys
  10. by   hiddencatRN
    Quote from waka
    Hello Guys,

    This is a repeat of an earlier post concerning waitlist for the Fall ACE progam. Do you guys know of anyone who got on the waitlist in the past but was eventually accepted? Am on the waitlist and just don't know how to go about attaining more information about the list(i.e. what number I am on the list or how often the list is updated)

    Any information about the ACE waitlist will be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks guys
    Here's the copy and paste from the other thread I replied to:

    Quote from hiddencat
    I don't know anything about a wait list, but I do know that for our class, too many people accepted admissions. The school offered several people $10K towards tuition to delay to the next cohort but I think everyone said no, so they might be more cautious now about giving out seats to make sure they don't over-enroll.
  11. by   waka
    Thanks for the reply hiddencat. I really hope it works out for us on the waitlist!
  12. by   ley6451
    hi,

    i just have a quick question in regards to book list for mental health, pathophysiology, and health promotion. would you recommend getting the books for these three classes?

    health promotion (nurs 102)
    1) medical terminology: a short course (chabner) - did you use these?
    2) health promotino throughout the life span (edelman) - did you use this?

    mental health (nurs 308)
    1) essential of psych. mental health (required book)
    2) review and rationale book - did you find it helpful? as this was an optional book.

    patho (nurs 339)
    essential of patho (required)


    i'm more concern with the health promotion books as the class seems like a med. term class compared to patho and mental health.

    also, if anyone is selling these books, please let me know. i may be interested in buying..

    thanks everyone!!
  13. by   hiddencatRN
    Quote from ley6451
    hi,

    i just have a quick question in regards to book list for mental health, pathophysiology, and health promotion. would you recommend getting the books for these three classes?

    health promotion (nurs 102)
    1) medical terminology: a short course (chabner) - did you use these?
    2) health promotino throughout the life span (edelman) - did you use this?

    mental health (nurs 308)
    1) essential of psych. mental health (required book)
    2) review and rationale book - did you find it helpful? as this was an optional book.

    patho (nurs 339)
    essential of patho (required)


    i'm more concern with the health promotion books as the class seems like a med. term class compared to patho and mental health.

    also, if anyone is selling these books, please let me know. i may be interested in buying..

    thanks everyone!!
    i used health promotion and continue to do so- it's definitely not a medical terminology class, but very foundational for all your other clinical skills classes. get a copy used though- they're available very cheaply. i don't recognize the mental health books or the patho book (we didn't take that class in the ace program).

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