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  1. Hey guys! I wanted to start a forum to connect with potential classmates. I just received my acceptance to Chamberlain College of nursing in Sacramento. Anyone else?!
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    Chamberlain Sacramento May 2019

    In my opinion the HESI and TEAS are very different. I found both to be difficult but the TEAS wasn’t as straight forward as HESI. I got an 80% on the TEAS. For the HESI, you’ll take it at one of the chamberlain campuses when you apply and they usually require 2 attempts unless you score high enough the first time. I only took it once this tome around.
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    Chamberlain Sacramento May 2019

    Hey! I actually know several people in the program as well as a couple people who have graduated. The Sacramento campus specifically has a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX and the school as a whole as around an 89-90% pass rate for FIRST time NCLEX takers. My friends that that are in the program right now love their professors and feel they are given so many opportunities to get involved in the community as well as succeed in their classes. They have all loved their clinical sights as well and feel that they are prepared to take the NCLEX. Of the people I do know that have graduated from Sac Chamberlain have all loved their experiences. Obviously it’s going to be hard, and sacrifices will have to be made, but this is with every BSN or ADN program. Throughout my application process at Chamberlain (I’ve applied 2x was rejected last year and still awaiting for my decision for this year) I have had great communication from my advisors. I always have an opportunity to ask questions as well as get the answers I am looking for! Just recently o took the HESI a2 at the beginning of this month and scored a 97%, and I should find out soon if I am accepted or not. Hope this helps! If you have any other questions regarding the application process feel free to reach out as I’ve gone through it twice!
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    Chamberlain Sacramento May 2019

    Thank you! Yours was amazing as well! Look forward to meeting you if we’re both accepted. I think last year I find out a couple days after the meeting. And I totally get it. I just finished my application yesterday and I want it to be the end of February so I can have a decision already!! goodluck to you!
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    Chamberlain Sacramento May 2019

    Update: I took my HESI today and got a 95.4%! I haven’t gotten my “Chamberlain score” yet so hopefully it doesn't drop down! I am so anxious to find out if I am accepted or not. I can’t imagine what it feels like to those who are waiting to hear back for May! I applied to Sept.
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    Chamberlain Sacramento May 2019

    Thanks for the encouragement and helpful tips! I’ve been getting 90’s and 100’s on all the pocket prep as well as the el sevier book tests. I take my test in the morning! Goodluck to everyone who has applied! I hope we all get accepted.
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    Chamberlain Sacramento May 2019

    So I just reapplied, and I am going to be scheduling my HESI asap. I have been studying all year for this as well as take most of my science pre reqs- A&P, and chem. I'm just really nervous about the biology portion because I haven't taken micro yet, is this really basic stuff? or is it super in depth? thanks!
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    Chamberlain Sacramento May 2019

    Hey! I applied to chamberlain last fall 2018 and didn’t get accepted. I had a HESI score of 86% and a gpa of 3.8. I’ll be applying again for fall 2019. Let me know what your stats were if you’re admitted!
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    West Coast University spring 2019

    I don't appreciate you verbally attacking me or the program. I have worked VERY hard to get where I am. I was valedictorian of my medical assisting program, a tutor, and mentor. I work full time and have managed to get almost straight A's in my nursing pre requisites, so don't think you're the only one that works hard :) You said in your post that you go to a school in the middle of nowhere? So how competitive was your program? Maybe you didn't have to put in the "hard work" and go the "actual acceptance" route you were talking about. In my experience, schools that are in the middle of no where and that are liberal arts are not as competitive for nursing or any major at that. I have actually chosen to go a different route through a lottery system and that's only because I have to stay local right now because of personal reasons and I have the stats to do so, 3.89 GPA and very high TEAS and HESI scores. You don't need to bash WCU or anyone who wants to/or is currently attending this school. However just so you know, WCU is FULLY accredited. It's acredidted by WASC and CCNE. I've had many family members and friends go through this school and they have said nothing but wonderful things about the program. They are all employed at either Kaiser, Sutter, UCDMC, UCLA, Hopkins or at private practice. My mom is also a charge nurse at Kaiser and they LOVE WCU graduates. They love how smart and knowledgeable they come out of the program, the pucuality, the experience from clinal sites, and how they were taught in SMALL personable environments.Next time you comment something negative, make sure you know your facts!!
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    West Coast University spring 2019

    Hi! So what really cut down the cost was taking all my pre requisites at a community college before transferring. At WCU the cost goes by semester, and I believe its around 17,000 a semester to go there. a semester contains 2 quarters and the first 6 quarters are all pre requisite classes you can take outside of WCU so if you take them before hand you will save around $35,000. Another thing was my FASFA, I get full cal grant and pel grant which awarded me $9500 a year and since I have to go there for 2 years it gave me another $19,000 towards tuition. Last but not least was my HESI score and GPA. The university offers scholarships sometimes for selected amount of students depending on academic standing personally, mine was $20,000 scholarship per year as long as I keep my GPA good. My HESI score was a 85% and my GPA is a 3.88. Price tag on school: $136,000 pre requisite courses: -$35,000 FASFA & grants: - $19,000 WCU scholarship: -$20,000 per year = 40,000 total scholarship total tuition= $42,000. I hope this helps :) talk to your advisor and try to find the most affordable way possible. From what I have heard this school is worth every penny.
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    West Coast University spring 2019

    I transfered all pre requisites courses except the ones that are only offered at the university like the first year seminar and capstones
  12. Powell.E

    West Coast University spring 2019

    Hey there Mandi! thanks for the great information regarding the school. As far as my living situation, I have friends that live in riverside that would allow me to stay with them until I get my roommate situation figured out so I won't stress out about that anymore. Congratulations on your high GPA! I hope I can have the same. I heard about that amazing Oxford program, and thats something I would definitely look into :). As far as the curriculum goes in the core nursing, how are ht professors? Ive heard from some students that they basically have to teach themselves by reading the material and thats it, and that concerns me because I am better with visual, hands on learning.
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    West Coast University spring 2019

    Hey there Mandi! thanks for the great information regarding the school. As far as my living situation, I have friends that live in riverside that would allow me to stay with them until I get my roommate situation figured out so I won't stress out about that anymore. Congratulations on your high GPA! I hope I can have the same. I heard about that amazing Oxford program, and thats something I would definitely look into :).
  14. Hey guys! i just got accepted into West Coast University in Orange County. I'm super anxious/excited about starting the program and I was even more in shock to find out that with all the classes I'm transferring I'll only end up with about $40,000 in loans for my BSN degree. I'm really impressed with their NCLEX pass rates (93%) and I'm also glad they are WASC, CCNE, and CBN accredited. Im going to be moving from Northern California (Sacramento) for this program and I was wondering if there's anyone (female) that would need a roommate? I don't want to live on my own because the cost of living can be super pricey in Orange County and I won't be working. Another question I have is how good are the professors? I have a 3.8 overall GPA with A's in most of my sciences but I've alwayd had to study hard. I expect nursing to be the hardest thing I'll ever had to study but I think it all begins with a great professor.. any words of advice from WCU graduates or current students?
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    Sacramento Chamberlain Hesi A2

    Hey everyone, Im planning on attending Chamberlin in Sacramento for the Sep 2018 start date. I'm really nervous about my application because I really want to get into nursing school. I'm really skeptical about the Hesi A2 admission test because I haven't taken A&P yet and I don't know where to start. I bought the El Savier 4th edition study book and I have been studying for other subject areas all week, I've also took the online Assesment tests that el savier provides and I score in the 90%, but I'm expecting the actual test to be a lot harder. I know the minimum is a 73% cumulative score overall, however the Sacramento location is more competitive. My current overall gpa is a 3.6 which my advisor said was great, but she also said to score in the 80's or 90's for my Hesi a2 exam which makes me really nervous because I haven't taken bio or chem in a year and I haven't taken A&P besides a short quarter in my medical assisting program 2 years ago. I a feeling confident for the other sections though. does anyone have any words of advice or anything specific I should study for regarding ANY of the sections ? At chamberlain we have to take all sections except the physics. any advice would be appreciated!! I take my Hesi on May 24 and then the second attempt on May 31, my advisor wanted to schedule me for both before the end of June.
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