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BSN nursing hopeful!

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    ATI PLAN Let me save you the time and $

    I was told the same thing. Although you may receive the password for the used ATI material, the tests are supposedly new and will not work with the old set?
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    STRESS... never again

    I'd like to share this story with everyone so it doesn't happen to any of you! So my community college did not post grades until about June 5. So, that day when the grades were posted i ordered official transcripts. My order was as followed: 1 Transcript w/ IGETC certification (to be mailed directly to the school) 3 Transcripts w/o certification (to be mailed to my house) On June 7th they received my faxed authorization form to process the transcripts... on the website it says that rush delivery can not be made for certified transcripts and that it would take 10-15bus days. So... today June 29... 22DAYS after they started the process my order is STILL NOT COMPLETE... my college needs it by TOMORROW in order to allow me in for Fall admission... so i call the transcript company and complain about why it still has not been sent. They say since I got the IGETC cert. it takes longer... yet on there site it says 10-15days CLEARLY NOT 22DAYS!!!! sooo then I let them know I had a feeling this would happen and that is why I ordered the 3 regular transcripts to be sent to my house, and asked why those were still not finished. They said I had to order them separately to have them sent separately!!! So... my only alternative... was to purchase a RUSHED regular transcript today (quite more expensive) pick it up at 12pm tomorrow at my community college and then postmark it by tomorrow to be sent to my transfer college. Yes, it is my fault for not checking till the day before... BUT, it should not have taken this long for my order to process. be aware of this future transfer students!!!!!
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    Mommy22- Thanks! That was I was thinking about the scrubs too. I know that this sem I probably wont need em, but i should just get an extra set cuss I'll need it in the future! Where did you do your first sem of clinicals? & yes i'll be seeing ya at the pot luck on the 8th! Thanks again for the advice!
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    Here is the repeat policy listed on their website: If a prerequisite or co-requisite course has been taken more than once, the highest grade will be included in the Nursing GPA calculation used to rank candidates. However, if a course has been taken more than twice within a seven-year period, preceding the first day of the Supplemental Nursing Application filing period, a five-point deduction per course will be taken from the candidate's final score in the ranking for admission to the clinical nursing program. Repeats will be evaluated based on content and GE Areas; not course numbers. Exceptions may be allowed for students who completed course work as part of a previous major on a case-by-case basis. Sac weighs the GPA heavily, so if you don't think you'll be able to raise it quite a bit higher i would look into other nursing programs that give more points for things like work experience, volunteer work, letter of recommendations, personal statements etc. I would still recommend re-taking some of them, if you have the time and money, in order to make you more competitive for all schools. Good luck & don't give up just because your GPA isn't high, you can get in somewhere
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    Sociology and Fundamentals to Chemistry

    Sociology is not hard. You learn about how society is shaped and how different things and relationships result from it. Chemistry is hard for some people the first time they take it, and easy for others. I would say the only thing that would be easy to get a head start on is learning the periodic table. you can look it up pretty much anywhere online. Other then that, I would just stick to learning it in the class because if you read the book prior to instruction it maaay not make any sense to you...
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    -We all had to register for pre-nursing transfer orientation even though we will have our own nursing program orientation on August 25th. Sac state now requires all transfer students to do it (probably want our 50 bucks lol) -I registered for the transfer orientation on March 1st that's why my pre-nursing transfer orientation date (June 10) is earlier then the ones that are now available. I guess the earlier ones already filled up! -& yeah we get to register for other classes (outside of the nursing curriculum) the day of the transfer orientation, if we want to.
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    My transfer orientation date is Thursday June 10th, how about you? & i think they admitted 80 students this semester because they are transitioning into a bigger facility
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    really 80 this semester? wow were going to be a big big class! i'm glad though!!! we'll be able to have an even bigger support system! cant wait to meet you all during orientation! walomom: dont give up! you can make it in! goodluck with your remaining classes!
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    vintagemother- You're very welcome! i'm glad I can help others who are going to start, or who are currently on the journey that i just completed! Anyone can get into Sac State, it just takes a lot of hard work and dedication to your classes! Goodluck! Before you know it, you'll be applying to Sac State as well :) I'm so excited to start this Fall. I've been wanting this for soooo long
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    yeah what brighten said lol. No i didn't have any volunteer work or paid work as CNA, which would have given me like 3 extra admission points. Just check around at the schools you are interested in attending. If you decide on Sac...take a look at their Division of Nursing website asap. It gives you all the info on Pre-reqs, Co-reqs, deadlines, Statistics, how the admission points are divided out and so on... Like what brighten said, keep your GPA high (4.0 is ideal to me) and get 90+ on the teas & you'll get in! If you dont think you can keep a 4.0 look in to volunteer work which will give you some points that will make up for the points you lose with a lower GPA (but dont let it drop your GPA even lower of course). GPA & Teas tests are most important to Sac because the difference from a 4.0 just down to a 3.846 is 10 POINTS= make it or break it type of thing. And the difference from a 100% teas test to a 95% is almost 10 points too! Goodluck! You can do it! Just stay focused and study hard :)
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    Anonymous- Thanks! & i did work my butt of to get there. Basically here is a run down of exactly my steps I took to try and get accepted. (warning this is going to be an essay lol) Basically I had already known in High School that I wanted to become a nurse. So, my senior year i started looking online for all the different school options around my area ( i didn't want to move far from the bay area) After looking at all of my options I decided that going to a community college, then transferring to Sac State was the route I wanted to take (My father is a widow who supports both me and my older brother who attends college at Sac... so money was def. a factor) Early in the summer before my first semester of college I met with a transfer counselor to set up an Educational plan to follow. The next step I had to take was to make sure that I was online to register for my classes the very second i was able to register (because classes fill up quick) For nursing, the sciences are like a chain reaction... for example you have to take human bio to get into anatomy and chem to get into physio and physio to get into micro... etc so if you miss your chance to register for the first class in that series, it can push you back a entire semester. So with good planning, I was able to finish my GE & pre-reqs and all but 2 of my co-reqs in only 4 semesters. Those four semesters I dedicated myself to my classes. Yes, i had a social life- but not at all like the relationship i had with my books lol. I received all A's in pre-reqs and a 91.8% on my Teas Test. I also qualified for 3 points for taking 3 years of high school Spanish... and that is what got me accepted into Sac State! & just think, there were many people that had better statistics then me! The statistics for my class are not up yet, but for Fall 2009 these were the statistics (some requirements have changed since) Fall 2009 387 Generic applicants (60 enrolled, 16 declined, 107 ineligible, 204 qualified alternates) Point cut off - 79 points Statistics for 60 enrolled students: Average GPA - 3.857 (range 3.569 - 4.0) Average TEAS test score - 91.9% (range 87.1% - 95.9%) Average points earned for Optional Criteria - 9.7 I hope this helps! Set up an educational plan asap, STUDY HARD HARD HARD & it'll all pay off :)
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    Hey Diva, Darn I hate how alot of CCs arent giving pharm classes! but... the only other one that i know is currently still open is Solano Community College near where i live. I cant apply for it till May 18th so hopefully it will be still available. If you apply to Solano you'll probably have the same registration date as me, because i haven't taken a course there and dont have priority.
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    Thanks again for all the helpful info! It helps relieve the "newbie" stress having someone so nice as you to take the time and answer questions for us! I will make sure to take a look at the CNSA.
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    Diva Yea i was looking at the places they accept for CPR cert. and I found a few near my place during June that I need to register for. I've applied to all of the Sac cc & two cc out near where i currently live, hoping that i'll get into pharm at one of them! Mom2-2 Thanks for replying to our post! I was just wondering how the transition is going into Folsom Hall? I was also doing research trying to get as much info about the program, and came along a you-tube type video showing that you all have been slowly moving the equipment and everything into the new building. Do you know when the move is expected to be finished? Also, I know that Teri will be sending us an email in early June regarding classes, equipment, supplies needed etc. I was just wondering about how much was all of this your first semester? I'm just trying to budget money early :) && were you able to receive any Financial Aid your first semester? I haven't met with a financial adviser yet because I know they wont really be able to tell me what I qualify for until I'm register for classes.
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    I too, want to talk to people who have gone through what we are about to start on! & I too have to take pharm, or want to take it this summer! As long as it is articulated they wont mind where you take the course from. Just check assist.org to make sure its on there & that it will transfer to csus! I'm looking around for a good CPR certification place to get that out of the way. Know of any?
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    Csu sacramento fall 2010 nursing

    Diva, I'm not sure if the comment was to me or one of the other two... but i received my email at 5:20! & the only other place i applied to was SFstate. which i was placed on the alternate list, probably because I didn't have any of the extra point for living around there and doing my pre-reqs there :) So that means we will be class mates come this Fall! I'm so excited to start