It varies from semester to semester. The first two semesters will be the busiest. During our first semester, we only had Thursdays off (and the weekend, of course). Every other day was either didactic/classroom learning and/or clinical rotations. Second semester was clinicals on Monday/Tuesday. Systems of care 2 class on Wednesdays and Pharmacology on Thursdays. In addition, we had two online classes that were constant throughout the semester. Third semester, the only day we have classes is on Wednesdays. All of the other days of the week are dedicated to various clinicals. Don't know about the 4th semester yet but I would imagine it would be similar to this semester. The program becomes more clinical heavy as you progress through.
Hey all! I know someone mentioned somewhere about starting a Facebook group once you find out who is admitted...
I just wanted to give you a heads up that for those of you who get admitted to Jacksonville that you will already have a Facebook page made for you by us mentors. So for those of you who get admitted to the Jacksonville campus, you will receive the link to that page via an email within the few weeks following decisions/acceptation of your offer.
Also I would HIGHLY recommend if you do not have Facebook to make one! Emails tend to get overwhelming, lost or not even sent sometimes in Jacksonville, so having a Facebook helps you stay up to speed on info/ ask questions to your fellow cohort (plus is a great way to connect prior to orientation!) 🙂
I know decisions may be coming out this week, so I wish each of you the best of luck!
as the interview date gets closer, I was curious if anyone had any information about what to expect? i know the general stuff (4 non-medical questions, 3 interviewers(ish), group interview, and such) but i wasn't sure if anyone had friends in the program that had gone through the process!
wishing you guys all the best as decisions start to come out! loo forward to meeting some of you at the workshop!
I can't believe it's almost time to find out! I am so nervous and anxious at the same time. Ughhh.... trying to study for an exam tomorrow is so hard! I just want to know! Good luck to everyone and to everyone with an interview on Friday! I am sure you will do great!
We heard that you guys find out on Friday around 5:00! There's never a guarantee because there's so much going on in CON, but if this turns out to be true then good luck! And remember to make a Facebook group ASAP!!
Don't apologize for asking anything, you should be well-prepared for this program if you're admitted! Trust me, you'll wish you asked much more in the future. Patho grades were a combination of exams, homework assignments, and quizzes. Same with pharm but they added in case studies as well. Exams make up the majority of your grade in almost every class, especially the harder ones. Unfortunately, professors seldom offer extra credit (if they do, DO IT! Wether you need it or not at that moment, DO IT). They also don't show any pity. I know a girl who unfortunately lost a member of her immediate family during semester two. She somehow managed to attend the final SOC exam but did poorly and her passing grade was 1.2 points below the requirement. They didn't budge, even with her situation, and she had to repeat the course.
I answered a question about course schedules somewhere around page 18 or 19, but the summers are usually busier than the fall and spring because there's only 12 weeks instead of 16. You'll probably have an activity planned for every weekday during summer. We had one lecture day and two clinical days in fall and spring, with a fourth day reserved for exams and/or meetings. I think they try to give us at least one day off a week but sometimes they just can't because there are so many other nursing students. I'm not sure if they've changed the schedule since the new curriculum rolled out, but I'm sure that it's still manageable! Many people in our cohort have jobs but a few chose to quit after summer. It depends on who you are and how you handle stress and study.
Good luck to everyone! I’m here to join the group in agony! I’m prior military firefighter with a business degree. Grabed all the prerequisites last year, so it’s my first year applying! Super nervous!
I can’t believe the 22nd is near , which is when I believe we will hear back and a friend in the program mentioned it will be this date as well. It’s nerve wracking especially since I also have an interview for JU that same day!!
They mostly failed, unfortunately. We lost one or two people the first semester due to patho and then more people second semester due to SOC2 and pharm. You never really know why someone fails, but those courses are intense. We're in semester 3 now and I don't expect to lose many people this semester since our course load drastically decreased.
Before I answer these questions it's important for you to know that UF recently overhauled their curriculum so our classes are slightly different than those that you will take. For example, we took patho and pharm separately but now they're combined to be a part 1 and part 2 course (this is better!).
1. Personally, my favorite lecture courses were health assessment and SOC2. They were both more difficult but you really learn a lot in them. Your clinical courses will probably be your favorite though because you're actually out in the hospital doing things!
2. Our hardest course was probably patho because we were brand new to the program and it was a lot in just 6 weeks of summer. SOC2 is difficult as well but you at least know what you're doing by the time that rolls around.
For those applying to the Jax campus try to speak with someone currently in the program! We don't know a lot about it in our Gainesville cohort but we've heard some less than flattering things. Not to scare you but make sure you're well-informed going in or you might regret it!
I believe that you can review your assessment result with Kenneth Wynne after the admission decisions come out, but I am not positive. I know a few people who did not receive invitations to the program were able to view theirs with him. It never hurts to ask, whether you get in or not!
Right! I see what you mean now. Most community colleges, such as FSCJ offer an Associate that gets you to the NCLEX, and you’re an RN just the same as a BSN student who passes the NCLEX. But ADN nurses need to do an extra RN to BSN program (more advanced classes, such as leadership classes) if they want to get a BSN (which nowadays many hospitals require in large cities when hiring new nurses).
There is no difference between BSN and Accelerated BSN however. You end up with a BSN and are qualified to take the NCLEX.
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write to us on here. I am so nervous to find out if I got in or not. I was just wondering what is the typically class schedule like? I know it is probably really busy but are classes everyday? Weekends? Just trying to mentally prepare myself for how busy I am going to be if I get in.
I'm definitely late to this thread, but figured I'd join in on the conversation. I met with Kenneth last week and he was extremely helpful and explained to me that grades aren't all of what the admissions board is looking for. The assessments are a huge part of it which they're currently reviewing. He told me there were over 400 applicants between Gainesville and Jacksonville locations (which terrifies me).
My prerequisite GPA is pretty average, as is my overall last 60 hours GPA. UF is my absolute dream, praying I get in! I seriously cannot WAIT for decisions to come out in February, my interview for JU's ABSN program is February 22nd which I'm pretty sure is when we'll be hearing about the UF decisions 😵
Just checking in and wanted to wish you all the best of luck (my fingers are crossed for each of you)! As someone mentioned, last year, I received my acceptance email in the late afternoon on February 23rd. I know the waiting game is super stressful but just try to hang tight for a little while!
In the meantime, if you have any questions (especially if they're specific to the Jacksonville campus) feel free to message me individually! 🙂