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    CA NCLEX Results Delay, March 2014

    Hi! Just wondering if you ever got your official results. I took mine in 3/24, got the good pop up, but no license yet. Friends who took it the same day found out the next evening. I'm a nervous wreck right now. I also have a friend who took it on 3/11 but has not heard back because they "lost" her transcripts.
  2. Hi Everyone, I took the NCLEX-RN 3/24, computer shut down at 75 questions, got the good pop up from Pearson Vue, but no name on Breeze (CA BON) yet. Classmates who took it the same day as me had results posted on Breeze the following evening. I'm starting to get even more anxious. I'm just curious how long it took for you to find out that you didn't pass.
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    Failed the first time...now what?

    Hi Cali2014rn, I'm sorry that you have to go through the whole NCLEX ordeal again. I just took my NCLEX on 3/24, got the good pop up from Pearson Vue, but have not received my official results. You don't have to answer my questions if you don't want to. I was just wondering, how long after you took your NCLEX that you found out you didn't pass? How many questions did you get on your first attempt? Did you get a good pop up from the Pearson Vue Trick? Classmates who took it the same day as me heard back by the next day but I'm still waiting. I'm so nervous that I didn't pass it was a hard test. =\
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    Samuel Merritt ELMSN/FNP Fall 2013 Oakland

    Hi Alyssag, In my first semester, school was my life! There was always something to do every week, so be prepared to do a lot of sitting =P. Fortunately, I still had time to work once a week and spend a few hours with my family and friends on some weekends. In your first semester you will be taking Transitions to Nursing, Patho/Pharm, Mental Health, Health Assessment/Lab, Skills lab, & mental health clinical. For me, the classes weren't difficult or easy. However, I did study a lot. Clinicals are usually held in Oakland, SF, Walnut Creek, and Concord areas. As for the interview, it depends if you're invited for CM or FNP. I interviewed for the CM track and mine was an individual interview. I can't remember the exact questions, but focus on why you chose this school and CM track, your background, strengths/weaknesses, and motivation for the profession. They will also go over your transcripts and point out any inconsistencies, so prepare to have an explanation for below average grades. In the end, you will have to write a short prompt. For statistics, I'm sure you can find it online somewhere. I'm don't know my cohort's statistics, but I don't mind sharing mine. I had a 3.3 undergrad GPA, 4.0 prerequisites GPA, 86.5% TEAS. If you get an interview, you're pretty much golden. Unless you're really bad at interviewing. For now, sit back and relax because that's all you can do! Be patient, they will not notify people until February. I didn't get an interview until the end of February! Hope this helps! LLL
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    Samuel Merritt ELMSN/FNP Fall 2013 Oakland

    Hi Everyone! I'm currently in the ELMSN program right now. I started last September and I've been enjoying every bit of it! Let me know if you have any questions. I'll try to answer promptly. =) LLL
  6. hi everyone, i have yet to write a thank you letter to my boss who wrote me a wonderful letter of recommendation. however, i didn't get a chance to use it because i found out that i got into a program a few days later. should i give her a gift (what kind of gift) or would a sincere thank you card suffice? also, i gave thank you cards to my professors immediately after they wrote my letters. i already told them the good news via email. should i give them another thank you card and a gift as well? suggestions anyone? thanks!! livelovelaugh
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2012

    Hi Everyone! I just wanted to let everyone know that I got accepted into the San Mateo ABSN as well! I got a voicemail around 8:30 pm. Fortunately, for those who are waitlisted, I will not be taking the ABSN program because I've already decided to join the ELMSN-CM program. So, my spot is up for grabs! Congratulations to everyone who got in and best wishes to those who are still waiting! live.love.laugh
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2012

    4 more days you guys!! Hang in there!
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    Samuel Merritt University MSN FNP Summer 2012

    Thanks everyone for your input!
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2012

    Hi Everyone! After much consideration, I have decided to join the ELMSN-CM program. I hope for the best in all of your nursing endeavors! Maybe we will meet one another one day and even be co-workers! Until then, best wishes to all of you! live.love.laugh
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    Samuel Merritt ELMSN Fall 2012

    Hmm. I still can't find that FB group.
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2012

    Hi Everyone! I contacted DOA and she said that we should expect to hear back the week of March 26. I guess that means more waiting! GAHHHH
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    Samuel Merritt University MSN FNP Summer 2012

    Thank you for your input! Much appreciated!
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    Samuel Merritt University MSN FNP Summer 2012

    Hi Everyone! I'm not an applicant for the MSN FNP program at Samuel Merritt, but I will be a student in one of their direct entry programs this coming Fall. I am kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place and I would like to read some advice from experienced nurses or new grads. So, here goes my story. I was recently offered admission to their ELMSN Case Management program. I originally applied to their ELMSN FNP program but got rejected because the admission officers for the FNP program thought that I would make a better candidate for the Case Management program. So, they asked me if I would like to forward my application to the Case Management department and I said "of course!" They warned me that I would not be able to switch to the ELMSN-FNP program and I was fine with it because I really want to get started on nursing school. I went to the ELMSN-CM interview and got a phone call a few hours after my interview saying that I made it into the program! I also applied to their ABSN program but haven't received any news from them yet. So, my question is which program would you advise me to go for if my ultimate goal is to have a master's degree and be a nurse practitioner. I feel that the ABSN might be a better choice for my long term goal, but I am scared that the MSN FNP program will no longer exist by the time I apply (due to the whole DNP issue) and that I won't get in the first time. Also, it is soo hard to let go of the ELMSN-CM offer just because it's higher education and I already have a bachelor's degree in biology. Please help! Any advice is appreciated! :) Thanks a bunch! live.love.laugh
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2012

    I hope so too! My letter of intent for the ELMSN-CM is due this Friday and I would like to hear back from the ABSN prior to making a final decision. I hope it's Monday or Tuesday. **cross fingers**
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