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    ASU Spring 2012

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    ASU Spring 2012

    @Melk62: Congratulations! I definitely know that feeling. I was actually on the alternate list a couple of years ago and got the call saying "would you like to join the spring 2010 cohort?" the day after my birthday. As for networking, the proactive Tgirl set up a group for all ASU nursing students: if you can't find it, shoot me a PM with your name and I'll invite you to the group.
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    900 dollars is ridiculous. I regret even paying the 400-500 dollars I spent when I started the program. The only benefit to getting the package (which didn't always have all of the books we needed) is the addition of the textbooks online, which were nice for searching and referencing, but not worth the extra money you pay to save a few minutes paging through a textbook that you may or may not actually read. since my first semester, I haven't bought the package and things have gone smashingly. ^highly opinionated. your experiences may vary.
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    ASU Summer of 2011 applicants!

    PC and I hit on this question earlier in the topic. for convenience: so, in short: technically no hospital until junior 2, clinicals in junior 1 are pretty basic, and plan for tuesdays to be a 7:30 to 4 ordeal and for thursdays to be the same only a part of the time. it requires a large amount of flexibility :/
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    ASU Summer of 2011 applicants!

    Hey SEA3347: don't lose hope! I was an alternate (5.682, cutoff 5.689) along with at least 4 of my other classmates. I got a phone call a few weeks after in the early morning and nearly had some sort of attack with how excited I was. The semester before mine had all of their alternates go in. For now, just go on doing your thing, but don't completely disregard the chance of getting into the program.
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    ASU Summer of 2011 applicants!

    good luck everyone!
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    ASU Summer of 2011 applicants!

    my advice? enjoy yourself. don't stress about what you will get in the program. you will be taught what you need to know. if i had to say something, though, it would be to take your pathophysiology and physiological mechanisms seriously. when you understand those, you won't have to waste as much time researching it when the time comes. another important thing: if you haven't found a good, consistent form of stress relief, start looking now. having an activity where you can withdraw from life for a few moments and enjoy your time without worry is crucial. i hope that isn't scaring you. it really isn't meant to! i just read back and thought about how negative that sounded haha
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    ASU Summer of 2011 applicants!

    sorry for the dismal portrayal sometimes it really is kind of a slap--or many slaps--in the face. don't get me wrong, incoming folks: i've had a blast so far and i've learned a lot more than i could even imagine. i hope you feel the same, if not in junior I, at least by the time you graduate. i'll be honest with you: i'm not into OB at all. i miss peds. i thought i was going to hate it and ended up having the most fabulous experience i've had during the last four years of school. so yes, go little kids and g&d! i hope you're enjoying it! and, by the way, who are you? i wonder if i've ever run into you before and not known it, haha she's right. again. i should have clarified. you could summarize junior 1 clinicals like this: for the first half, you learn how to "communicate". you get communication drilled in to you.for the second half, you start your CNA like skills and medications in a nursing home setting. depending on the way your rotations line up, you may not be able to do skills in a hospital until halfway into junior II. you could possibly have inpatient psych first half, where you listen and listen and listen some more with the occasional talking. p.s. take note of the time of this reply. depending on where you are and where you have to go, look forward to it :) if you're like me and live at night, it might be a rough transition.
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    ASU Summer of 2011 applicants!

    For me, clinical started on week 2, with an intro and orientation to our "Well Elder" rotation. I started going there for actual clinical by week 3. Preschool started about week four, and the two ran parallel for a couple of weeks. Long term care/nursing home started around week 8. wow, it's definitely been a while.
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    ASU Summer of 2011 applicants!

    this is a fantastic point that you should take away from the many good things pineapplecrush has to say: if you don't get in that first time, don't give up; feel free to despair for a little bit. i almost wanted to just change my major straight away after i got that letter. i know time is of utmost importance, but regardless of when you start, you will find people who are fantastic that will help you get through this whole pile of crap we call nursing school. i applied twice as well and was pretty disappointed that i didn't get to go with the group that I had gone through all of my prerequisites with, but after my first semester with my current cohort, i wouldn't change it for the world. and i'm in class too (yeeaaaah, pregnant women!). you'll find this a common behavior among your peers feel free to ask any questions--you've got a few very informative people around to help you out (who also enjoy it, i think). i'm not in the accelerated group, but we do pretty much the same stuff. d
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    ASU Summer of 2011 applicants!

    hey everyone! i'm a senior at the downtown phoenix campus and i wanted to wish you luck with your acceptances into the program. it's a terrible wait they make you guys go through, for sure.
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    ASU Nursing Program Spring 2011 hopefuls

    When i was in junior 1 my schedule was much like this: Monday: fundamentals theory lecture 07:30-09:30, skills lecture 09:30-11:30 Tuesday: usually lab from 08:00-15:00; near the end you'll have clinical this day and the times vary wednesday: pharmacology 09:30-12:40, some professional nursing class from 14:00-17:00 thursday: usually clinical, the times vary. sometimes you'll have lab. friday: fundamentals theory lecture 07:30-09:30
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    ASU Nursing Program Spring 2011 hopefuls

    The students who got in are expected to reply about if they choose to attend or not by a certain date. I forget how long it is between when you get the letter and the deadline but you'll start hearing from the college a few days after that deadline date all the way up until the first day of classes.
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    ASU Nursing Program Spring 2011 hopefuls

    Congratulations to those of you who got in! For those of you on the alternate list, don't lose hope. I was an alternate, along with many of my classmates, when I applied and quite a few of us got placed. I've been told by faculty in the past few years that many of the alternates do get a spot in the class. even with this in mind, you should still prepare for the next semester as if you didn't, just in case. For the first semester, I wouldn't worry too much about re-reading your physiology or pathophysiology texts. As Tara said it's a good base of knowledge, but they definitely run through the basics before getting too far into things. They know that a lot of people have different backgrounds. p.s. the thought of self-directed learning on injections makes me laugh. maybe they'll do SDL for IVs too . really, junior I is a great place to get started and the faculty that run it do a great job at teaching and exposing and adjusting you to things.
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    don't you love it? it was my favorite and most hated part at the same time. sometimes i'd get lost in finding sources and end up reading journal articles for way too long google scholar is awesome.
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