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    Need HESI A2 help

    Thank you for your suggestion. I took it last week and I got a 94 overall and a 98 in the math! And yes I had so many bone and muscle questions!
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    Need HESI A2 help

    I am applying to a RN program and taking the HESI A2 next week or the following. First time taking it. I need an 80 or higher composite score and I have to take all the sections except Physics. I have the Elsevier book (HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review 4th edition) and taking online practice tests. I also have pocket prep but I am hearing mixed feedback about it. Some say it helped, but some say the questions are nothing like the test especially A&P they said it was worthless as a study tool. For those of you who have taken it--Any suggestions on what helped most and/or what topics I should focus on?
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    Palm Beach State College Fall 2018 Nursing applications

    @NuRhorizon They told me 25 was a good number to aim for but that "you never know, it always changes" line. Lol. It has been going up slightly in recent years, but that's only because they changed the point system. Also, lots of people with bachelors and masters degrees are applying to the program. So now that the new point system has been in effect, it will probably start to level off she said. So, she was saying even if you have 23 or 24 points, still apply. Because the ranges are usually around the 24-27. And they fluctuate. They can go up or down, so it is always worth applying. Are you applying to Belle Glade or Lake Worth ? Yeah I still haven't taken the HESI yet. I was gonna take it this week but I figured since I won't be able to retake it, I should study another week. I do like how it's just walk-in at Lake Worth and you don't have to schedule a date, but it also has made me procrastinate because I know I don't have to schedule an appointment and I keep delaying it lol
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    FL soon to be new grad wants to move to NYC

    I know this is an old thread, but as someone who was born and raised in NYC I wanted to give my input here... Yes NYC is easy to fall in love with when you *visit* (emphasis on the word "visit"), but it is quite another story living there. Unless you are from a city like San Francisco or equally as pricey, you will find NYC to be outrageously expensive. Just FYI--$22/hr in NYC is basically poverty. You cannot live on that. Unless you have parents or family members giving you additional money every month. Or have a 2nd job. A company I worked at they paid the admin $20/hour. She was from Ohio and also fell in love with the city when visiting. But it quickly became a rude awakening for her I became very close with her and she confessed to me that she worked at a strip club on the side 3 nights per week because the admin didn't pay enough to pay her bills to live in NYC (laugh all you want...but I'm being 100% serious. And her situation is not that uncommon). My studio in a walkup building was $1800/month. And that was considered a steal in a safe neighborhood. If you want a nice building with an elevator or doorman, you're gonna pay $2500-$3000 or more per month just for a studio. Yeah you can probably find stuff for around $1000 but it will be in an unsafe neighborhood or building....something not worth saving money on. When I got married, my husband and I moved into a 1 bedroom apartment in a luxury building in an OK neighborhood. We paid $3800 just for that. We now have a 3 bedroom house in Florida that cost $2800. $1000 less. for a HOUSE. just put that into perspective... Also--the people. Ha! my favorite part. It's very fast-paced and people are pretty rude and not friendly at all. Very cutthroat. I'm used to the NYC attitude because I grew up with it and it doesn't bother me. But for people who didn't grow up there, it's very frustrating. I knew people who moved up there from the South, midwest, etc. and they were so friendly and were really depressed dealing with the people in NYC. I live in Florida now and everyone here is so slow to me it seems lol but I realize it's because I grew up in an unrealistic environment that isn't reflective of the general population. I also find people here to be so much more friendly than NYC. But that's probably normal. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE my hometown. But I just feel the need to speak up and fully inform people who are unaware what it's really like in NYC. I've just seen too many people move there from place in the South like Florida, NC, etc and the midwest who had such a hard time and some who even became on the verge of homelessness because they truly didn't realize how expensive it was to live there. If you are still REALLY compelled to live in NYC, you can look in Queens or the Bronx. Or somewhere in Long Island. But the commute into Manhattan is a b*tch sometimes. I love the subways and busses because you don't have to worry about a car, but the delays can be horrible. (A car can cost $500-$1000/ month to park just FYI). And you have to really be careful because most of the neighborhoods in those boroughs are dangerous and not safe for a woman to live in (keep in mind, walking home at night....)
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    FAU Accelerated BSN Spring 2018

    Did you end up going to FAU? I'm trying to decide between FAU and 2 others. Could you provide some feedback on the program? Like is there an option to watch the lectures online and/or are they pre-recorded? Or do you have to physically be on campus for all the lectures? Trying to figure out how many days I would actually need to be present on campus. Thank you so much!
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    FAU 2016 ABSN Applicants

    I know this is an old thread - but anyone currently in the program or completed it? I am trying to decide between here and 2 other schools. How are the classes structured? can you see the lectures online and/or pre-recorded? Or do you have to physically be on campus for all the classes? I know obviously for labs and clinical you must be present. I'm referring to the lecture portion. And also any other feedback and advice you can give. Thank you!!
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    FAU Accelerated BSN Spring 2018

    Hey! Anyone on here end up going to the accelerated program at FAU? I applied and wanted to get some feedback. Are the lectures online/pre-recorded? or do you have to go to lecture class every day? Just figuring out how much time you actually need to be on campus for classes (not including study groups etc.) And any other feedback on the program that you can provide. Thank you guys!
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    FAU Accelerated Nursing Spring 2019

    Anyone on here end up going to the accelerated program at FAU? I applied and I wanted to get some feedback on how the program is structured? Do you have to go to class every day or are the lectures available online/pre-recorded? And any other feedback you have! thank you!
  9. I applied to FAU for Fall 2019 and I'm just wondering if any current students or students who graduated from the ABSN program can give me some feedback on the program? For the classes - do you have to physically be on campus to attend all the lectures or are they recorded and/or online? How much time do you actually need to spend on campus? Any other feedback on the program or anything important to consider would be appreciated! Thank you!
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    Utica St Pete

    Same. Did you end up ever being able to speak to current students?
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    Utica College ABSN Fall 2018

    any of you end up attending the Miramar campus? Looking for some feedback from current students there!
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    Utica College ABSN Fall 2018

    Hey! Did you end up attending the Miramar campus? I am looking to start there May 2019 and trying to get some feedback on anyone who is already in the program there.
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    PBSC Nursing Spring 2019

    They said application for the Part time Jan 2019 program is due October 1st? Or the Full time? I thought the website said September 15th so I'm confused. I'm going to the info session next week, but I still haven't taken the HESI yet. Trying to figure out if I still have time. I'm having a baby in November, so ideally I want to start out doing the PT program
  14. What are the easiest nursing schools to get through in Florida? I'm not referring to admissions process of getting in. I'm referring to getting through aka passing without killing yourself and/or moving at lightning speed. I know a lot of you are going to say "no nursing program is easy," and I get that. But there are definitely ones that are more challenging than others (unnecessary extra exams etc) and to me it doesn't make sense to go to a more challenging school when you'll end up with the same RN degree at the end (given you pass the NCLEX of course) at a school that isn't as challenging. I'm originally from NJ and I know there are schools up there that people have said are way more difficult than others and to avoid and ones that aren't as hard and was told to go for those. So, I'm curious of similar ones in Florida. Thank you!
  15. So I am currently in my first semester Accelerated BSN program and I am not doing well. It seems like everyone in the program has a previous medical background or bachelors degree in a scientific field (the program is designed for people who have a previous bachelors degree in something other than nursing, hence the accelerated pace ...to get the degree as quick as possible). I'm also a single mom to a 2-year old and I feel like the stress of taking care of my daughter while doing this extremely fast-paced program is killing me. I'm worried if I fail, I won't be able to apply to another program because other admissions committees of schools will see and automatically toss my application. Pretty sure you can't expunge an academic record so I don't see any way of explaining myself out of this. I really need some advice here from anyone who has been in this situation or if you know of anyone who was and what they did. Should I continue with the program and see if I pass or not? If I fail, am I totally screwed? Please be honest. I had all A's and A-'s in my prerequisites but now I'm worried these grades will really screw me up. Should I consider an associates degree nursing program or regular paced BSN? I really want to be a nurse and I don't want to screw up a second time. I live in Florida so if anyone is familiar with Florida schools that are easier to get through than others, I would be so appreciative if you could let me know which ones. Clearly I didn't do my homework reading up on schools before I jumped into this :/ Thank you in advance for all your help and suggestions.
  16. Hi all, Has anyone taken Anatomy & Physiology through Utica as one of their prereqs? I'm a little nervous because I overheard some girls at the info session talking about how the tests are horrible and the professors put questions on the exams that are not even in the textbook or study guides... Anyone who has taken A&P or any specific prereqs through Utica online, would love your opinions and feedback!!