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    University of Michigan- Flint info???

    @blk2b1g- I'm not sure of how soon graduates are hired, that may be something you could ask an advisor about. I have clinicals at Hurley this semester, and I have come across a lot of new grads who were hired after graduating from U of M Flint in December. You probably can't be picky, but I'm sure the jobs will be out there, especially by the time we graduate. @Josette19- the hours for our second semester (this semester) are crazy! We have 3 clinical days, and a full day of lecture, in addition to lots of reading, projects, and care plans. For an example, my schedule is Monday and Tuesday 7-3pm, Wednesday 8:30-3pm, Thursday 1-9:30pm, and I have Fri, Sat, Sun off. Our summer sounds like it will be very busy, but we do not get to sign up for classes until about a week or two before the semesters begin, so planning things such as work or day care can be very difficult to do in advance. I probably am not the best to give advice about kids, because I do not have kids, but I don't think I could do the program with a baby right now. There are lots of students in my program with kids, and I don't know how they do it all, they are awesome. But I know they are all extremely busy, even if their kids are older. Try talking to current nursing students with kids, but personally, I think it would be really hard unless you have a lot of support or dependable child care. @MelBell2005- For the CHM 252 requirement, I am pretty sure you can use an organic and biochem class. I took mine at Washtenaw Community College, I forget the course number, but it the title was organic biochemistry. For PSY 313, it is developmental psych. Since you have both, they'll look at your developmental psych grade. To double check about any questions, I'd definitely try speaking with an advisor! I took my nutrition at U of M Ann Arbor for my first degree, but that didn't transfer to U of M Flint! I got a phone call last July, telling me my nutrition class didn't transer and luckily was able to sign up for it online before the class filled up. I don't know why it took that long for someone to catch that, but I guess I should have double checked before I took it the first time. The advisors are very helpful though, so I'd check with them just in case. Hope this all helps!
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    University of Michigan- Flint info???

    My pre-req GPA was WAY better than my undergraduate GPA, so there is a good chance. I think the average pre-req GPA for our class was around 3.8. The website says you should have at least a 2.75, so I would think they are more concerned with pre-req GPA.
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    University of Michigan- Flint info???

    MelBell2005, You do not need to take a nurse's aide course before starting the program. Most students in my class did not have it, and the school has a class, NUR 120, that runs 5 days in the summer specifically for the entering accelerated class. It is a Pass/Fail clinical held at Hurley hospital, and it is where you learn all your basic skills (vitals, bed baths, etc). You have one day of lab, then are up on the floor for the last 4 days. I took that instead of doing the nurse's aid course. Unless you are looking to work as a nurse's aide, I would recommend waiting until you are accepted and taking NUR 120. Most nurse's aide clinicals are held in nursing homes, and in the accelerated program, your clinicals are at hospitals. U of M- Flint is partnered with Hurley, so almost all of your clinicals will be at Hurley. NUR 120 was a great way to get accustomed to the hospital setting and being on a med/surg floor. Let me know if you have more questions about the program! I'm in the X4 class, and we're in our second semester right now.
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    University of Michigan- Flint info???

    Hello Josette19, sorry I have not responded to your post. My pre-req gpa was a 3.8. I applied last January and heard back in March, so the decision was pretty quick. The program is competitive, as is any accelerated program these days. However, I have heard from many that the traditional program is more competitive because they receive far more applicants for 60 spots. That could change every year though, and it's hard to predict how many people will apply. Keep applying to Oakland, but if you need to apply to U of M Flint next January, do it. I am very happy with the program so far, even if it is a lot of work. MelBell2005- I believe when I applied we had to take the TEAS, and that they changed the exam to the HESI, so I've never taken it.
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    Weekend CNA Classes?

    During the Winter 2010 semester, Washtenaw Community College had a weekend CNA course, it was every Saturday and Sunday from 9-4, and was about 6 or 7 weeks long I believe.
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    University of Michigan (UofM) Accelerated program

    I've been on the waitlist since January. I've read that not many people get in after being on the waitlist because so many students accepted do decide to attend. I had no idea where I stood on the waitlist. Even if 10 people dropped out, there was a good chance I still wouldn't be accepted since soo many people apply to U of M. U of M's nursing school is one of the best, but if you've gotten in somewhere else, it might be worth it to pursue other options. I was accepted at another school, and although U of M was my first choice, I decided not to wait. In my opinion, there was a chance I could reapply in a year and possibly get in, but I would rather spend that year at another nursing school rather than waiting. If you get in somewhere else, go for it. In the end you'll have a BSN and passing the NCLEX is most important. If you do decide to reapply, though, good luck!
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    University of Michigan- Flint info???

    Hey, the accelerated track isn't for students who already have a BSN, it's for students who have a Bachelor's in a field other than nursing and wish to pursue a BSN.
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    University of Michigan- Flint info???

    Hi, do you want information about their traditional 4 year program or accelerated program? I am enrolled in the accelerated program starting this September if you have questions about that.
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    Nursing School

    Hi everyone. I am starting nursing school this fall, it's an accelerated 16 month program, and was wondering about our curriculum. I mainly wanted to know during which semesters students learn to give shots, draw blood, start IV's, mainly the things that seem most daunting to me. Would any current or past nursing students be able to tell me when they learned those skills? Thanks!
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    University of Michigan (UofM) Accelerated program

    Yeah, you found me! I didn't receive a packet yet, I actually found out this afternoon by mail, no phone call. I thought we might get a packet or more info at the advising meeting...I'm going to the one on Friday the 26th I believe. And yeah, we're the X4 class, the letter I received today mentioned it.
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    University of Michigan (UofM) Accelerated program

    Hi MSUgrad! I can't private message since I haven't posted enough times. My last name is Maki so you can look for me that way if you want. I did not apply to the traditional program, so luckily I was admitted to the accelerated. I'm so excited for the fall now, and sooo relieved!!!
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    University of Michigan (UofM) Accelerated program

    Hey MSUgrad - I just found out today that I was accepted to U of M-Flint's Accelerated Second Degree Program as well!! :balloons: Congrats to you! I am also soo excited!! I found out a few weeks ago that I was waitlisted at U of M Ann Arbor, but I'm not going to wait around to see if I'll get a spot. I am going to attend U of M-Flint. Do you think you'll pick there as well? Congrats again and good luck with U of M Ann Arbor!
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    CRNA program out of high school

    I would definitely check the website and/or contact the school. I have heard of Wayne State having a program for exceptional HS grads, where if they complete their pre-med at Wayne and maintain a certain GPA throughout undergrad, they are accepted to their Med School w/out having to take the MCAT. I also know a girl who is attending Detroit Mercy for PA and she is completing her undergrad there then doing an extra year to become a PA w/out having to take whatever entrance exam they need. It may be uncommon or unheard of for CRNA programs to do the same thing, but I would definitely check out for yourself instead.
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    University of Michigan Accelerated Nursing program

    Washtenaw Community College has an online patho course that you can take w/out being a nursing student. It is Bio 212, I took it this summer and am not in their nursing school. I'm not sure about their pharmacology course though, it is through their nursing school, so there's a chance you may have to already be in that program. I'm taking my pharm course at U of M already. I applied back in August, and have been anxiously waiting to hear back. I know there's a good chance it will be at least January though. Is anyone applying to other schools? I'm applying to U of M-Flint as well, but I haven't heard much about their program on here...anyone else thinking about that school? Thanks!!!
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