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  1. msturn1975

    Tn tech LPN program

    I hope you do well. Have you always had problems with reading or is it just feeling like your pressured and running out of time on the exam? My lowest scores have always been in reading comprehension. I am starting nursing school in January and dread the hours of reading required-it's like I have to read the pages over and over again to understand because I get distracted easily or lose interest-not because I can't understand the material. I think it is anxiety before an exam-if you can get that under control you will do fine. Because you are passionate you will succeed.
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    Loewenberg School of nursing- university of memphis

    FINALLY will be able to turn in my health status packet-just got CPR certificate! Doen't matter I guess, I won't be able to pick my days and times for classes!lol I hope it is not a varied schedule like one day in the morning and the next-late afternoon,etc. Has anyone gotten a schedule yet and have you heard that clinicals will be every other week?
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    University of Memphis Spring 2011

    Haven't heard too much from anyone that is starting U o M Sp11. Anyone else waiting on CPR certification?
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    Loewenberg School of nursing- university of memphis

    Did you get into Memphis?
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    Southwest Tennessee Community College

    You will do fine smarty pants! And you better not read any books over the holidays-cause I need 'em!lol
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    Southwest Tennessee Community College Acceptance Scores

    girlshunt2 I lost my job as well a few years back as well. Took the easy route in college and got a business major. I always figured I would have a job with a degree but was oh so wrong. My father died during my last years in college and I had to help my grandmother care for him and knew I wanted to get into medicine or nursing. But like you I kept thinking my past gpa in school wouldn't let me pursue what I wanted to do. It was really tough when I did make the decision to go back into nursing to be told my gpa wouldn't get me in the schools of my choice. I figured being 33 I was past my prime to go into medicine and the next best choice was nursing. I decided at that point that I would not accept any less of myself and deserved to go where I wished. I went to take these pre-req classes with the mindset that anything less than an A was unacceptable. Believe me all of my high school and college grades were just average. If I can do it you can. Now the hard part will be here in 6 weeks-NURSING SCHOOL.
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    Southwest Tennessee Community College Acceptance Scores

    Don't worry Girlshunt2 you are on the right track. I didn't do too well in undergrad as far as gpa-a little under a 3.0. And when I decided to start my prereqs for nursing school I went to U of M to see an advisor and she told me to not even try for their program. She said I would need to try a community college. She asked me if I partied all the time in undergrad!lol Anyway, I went to SW and made all A's in the prereqs and got a 148 on my NLN. I applied to U o M and took the TEAS and scored 90%. I just wanted to try. U of M sent their letter of acceptance 2 weeks later so I accepted. SW just called me last week-I wasn't really sure if they would ever call me because U o M's deadline for acceptance was Oct.28. My point is that you should apply to UoM. Baptist also called me but like SW it was too late. To be honest, you are probably better off going to SW. You can get a job and then get your BSN and have wherever you work pay for the rest of your education.
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    Transferring to Southwest From Union University

    To Stace75 and Scifi I was referring to first semester clinicals that had changed this semester to the Jewish Nursing home. They are trying it for the first time. I am aware that you will eventually go to major hospitals. Talking to different people that I know that go to different schools, it seems that there is a different focus area as far as where the majority of clinicals take place.
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    Southwest Tennessee Community College Acceptance Scores

    As Dixielo said, you are fine. I know folks who got in with a few C's. Again, it all depends on who you are competing with and how well they have done. And you are right about the deadlines being screwy. I was really waiting on SW to call me first but another school replied faster so I went with it-and their deadline for acceptance was way before SW even called me. I CAN'T SAY WHICH SCHOOL BECAUSE IT IRRITATES CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT I AM EVEN ON HERE! But I was waiting on SW up until a few weeks ago. My major factor was cost and didn't want to dive in the MSN program not knowing what I was getting into! SW is cheaper but since you can't work full-time realistically, you will need assistance with day-to- day expenses like gas,food, and a tent. So that is why I went to THE OTHER SCHOOL! And each school does have different criteria. IMO, SW has a good setup so a person knows what to achieve to get in. With UT, UM, etc. it is a cum G.P.A. and a grade of C or higher in sciences with the disclaimer that those are the minimum requirements but to be competitive you need .... And people for some reason need to let everyone know their NLN score and grades- I guess it is good for people to get some idea of what is needed to get in, but I think you have an excellent chance! What are your thoughts on getting a BSN?
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    Transferring to Southwest From Union University

    I was not being antagonistic first of all. I applied to all and made a decision to go to UoM. Secondly, the message was not sent to you. I wanted her to know I have another classmate that went to Union and is doing very well in the accelerated program and will finish in December. You cannot understand or even interpret my tone from these typed messages. Does she want a supportive environment from the faculty, does she want to do clinicals in major hospitals immediately,etc.? She answered that by saying cost was a factor. I know it is rachie-roos decision to go wherever she desires, but she needs as many perspectives as possible. I appreciated all that replied to me even if I didn't like it. Good luck rachie roo and if you have any questions about the SWCC program I am sure that my friend that is in it will be glad to lend her support to you.
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    Transferring to Southwest From Union University

    Ok. Try UoM they are not much higher than SWCC. I think it is around 4000/sem-but you would be getting your BSN. On the flip side you probably will be better off going to SWCC to save money and can always return for your BSN while you work.
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    Southwest Tennessee Community College

    There's no preparation! Just preparation H for the strain that nursing school puts on you!
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    Southwest Tennessee Community College

    I thnk what she meant to say was not to take a professor whose name rhymes with Rake for Micro and take a professor of middle eastern origin for AP whose name I can't make a rhyme to at this moment.
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    Transferring to Southwest From Union University

    Why are you leaving from a BSN program to an ADN? Anyways, SW ranks your grades on a percentile/points basis-Overall GPA,NLN score and each of the AP/Micro grades-it's on their website btw. I got accepted into SW but am going to UoM because I already have a degree and its roughly the same amount of time. You may want to think hard about your decision. I have a good friend in SW now and it is not easy or nice. I am not saying it is a bad program but I can't fathom someone giving up Union for SW.
  15. msturn1975

    Southwest Tennessee Community College

    I got mine as well but declined. I have a friend in the program now, just prepare yourself! It will be all you will do 24/7! Good Luck!
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