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    Kaplin NURSING admission test. HELP!!!

    Use khan academy to brush up on the various systems, especially cardio and respiratory. Brush on your basic math: fractions, decimals, and basic algebra. Cant really study for reading and writing in my opinion.
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    UA MEPN 2019

    Nope, no emails here. I'm trying to be patient until Monday!
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    Pima Community College Fall 2019

    Yeah I think we will all be neurotic until we get the decisions
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    Pima Community College Fall 2019

    The MEPN is a 15 month program. But it is a masters program, you have to have a bachelors in another field. The NAU program is 2.5 years because it is 5 semesters and you have summers off.
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    Pima Community College Fall 2019

    Someone in class told me today that they were told March 1st for decisions by the nursing dept. Ugh. Longer than I thought!
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    UA MEPN 2019

    Well I hope everyone feels great after their interviews! I unfortunately could not meet for lunch as I had to get home due to childcare. It was so great meeting the current students and their enthusiasm for the program really rubs off! I'm not confident I will be offered a seat myself; my interview partner was so impressive I can't imagine being accepted if everyone else is of that same caliber! (Hi Jim, if you are in here!). Good luck to everyone... Feb 25th isn't too far off but these will be some pretty loooong 9 days!
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    Second time taking Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam

    I used my powerpoints from A&PII. But I know others who wat ched khan academy videos.
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    Which program would you choose?

    So is 4:1 a good clinical ratio? I believe that is what the ADN program offers. I have an advising appt for the BSN program this week and will ask there as well. Thank you for the advice!
  9. Math is a lot of fractions and decimals, plus basic algebra. Reading and writing are a bit harder to pin down. I'll post a link to a review I thought was spot on! And science is pretty much all A&PII physiology. A lot of cardio, respiratory, some nervous system thrown it. It was difficult for me because the way some of the questions are worded makes them confusing. https://xapis.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/what-to-know-taking-the-kaplan-nursing-entrance-exam/ That all being said, I got a 95 overall with 85 in science. I wish science was higher but overall, I'm fine with these scores.
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    UA MEPN 2019

    How about if we firm up the lunch plan? Shall we say 12:30 at 1702 for beer and pizza (classic college diet ). It's only a 10 min walk from the college of nursing. Some of the others like Prep & Pastry would require a drive, unfortunately.
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    NAU ABSN 2019

    Thank you!
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    NAU ABSN 2019

    Question... is WUE just for out-of-state students? And do your calculations (Cpt ATP) assume one does NOT have prior loans for their first undergraduate degree?
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    Which program would you choose?

    I already have a Bachelor's in Social Work degree and worked in child welfare case management for about 10 years. I was planning to enter a Master's in Social Work program, but decided I was really more interested in the medical field and would love to eventually become a RN case manager. I have completed prereqs and am currently applying to nursing school. I am very torn between 2 programs: 1) A concurrent enrollment program between our community college and a university. Spend 2 years doing the ADN program and online theory work, awarded an ADN, can sit for NCLEX and begin working bedside. Continue online theory work for 1.5 years and earn a MSN. Total cost for ADN and MSN portions is just under 30k. 2) A traditional BSN program. Takes 2.5 years to complete program, then taking the NCLEX and begin bedside. Total cost is just over 20k. I wonder what you would recommend? My inclination is to go for the MSN program because if I do need the MSN for RN CM positions, this seems like the most cost effective way to have that degree. My concern is continuing school during my first 1.5 years of learning to be a nurse. I understand the learning curve that first year entails, I experienced it in social work as well. Plus, if a BSN is an acceptable degree for CM positions, I may rather save that extra 10k in school costs. Not to mention that this BSN program has a 100% NCLEX pass rate and a very small cohort, so it is an excellent education. Either way, I do plan on 3-5 years of bedside nursing before transitioning to CM (so long as, in practice, I find that this is still the path I want to be on. I understand my nursing experience may lead me elsewhere). I should mention that in my area, ADN nurses do get hired at hospitals, and our community college ADN prrogram has an excellent reputation. I am applying to both programs, so perhaps the choice will be made for me if I only get into one of them! But in case I were to be accepted to both, which would you recommend? 
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    UA MEPN 2019

    Yes! I was actually TOLD at the application workshop that we could apply AFTER we were accepted. I did email them about this and asked and they confirmed we have to apply before interviews and that the fee is nonrefundable (even if we don't get admitted). I am a bit upset about it, honestly. I mean, another $85 ($95 if you are out of state) for something that they know at least 74 people won't be admitted to. Ugh!
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    NAU Traditional BSN Fall 2019

    I think there were 7. I think they are limited by the number of computers. And yeah, that question totally got me too! I'm the same as you... top of my A&P classes but those weird questions Glad we got through it! Now I need to turn in my app. I emailed Joanne for an appt. Silly question... did you type out your app?
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