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  1. furiousgal87

    Thomas Jefferson FACT Program

    Sorry for my delayed responses. I don't check this site that often. But I appreciate your words and information so much. It's making me believe that I can get through this with my sanity lol. I would think taking the NCLEX right after you're finished the program would be the smartest decision because everything is fresh in your mind, plus you just finished testing from Jefferson, which I know prepares you well because their perentage of students passing is almost 99%, if not that. Some people I talked to said something like, you need to study that whole summer because it's 3 years of information. But even after studying the whole summer, I know people that failed the NCLEX. They were in other programs obviously, but hearing someone from FACT say that the NCLEX is passable right after finishing the program is great news because I want to get through it and then just take a long vacation after it's all finished, including my NLEX. I'm always thinking too far ahead lol. I still am finishing up my pre-reqs which are Micro and Anatomy II. And you're right, I shouldn't be stressing so much over a program when it hasn't even begun, I just get nervous because I've never done anything this intense before when it comes to school. I was an English major and found college pretty easy and enjoyable. I love school, so I don't think it's that which will bother me, because I like learning new things, it's just the amount I guess I'll be learning in the time frame. It's a little daunting, plus the whole not having as much time as before, but it's only a year, and to me it's worth it because I'd rather get done a year early then do the APW. But thanks for all your great tips and information, they really are helpful. Did you get any financial aid or loans? I was going to apply, but I don't know if they give much help to students. Also, I read the you need to take a CPR class and get a drug and criminal background check. When would all that take place? And I know someone who is in the APW program who is finishing up this May. I wondered if I could use her books if she agrees. Do they change them every year? Christina
  2. furiousgal87

    Thomas Jefferson FACT Program

    Thank you both for all your infomation. It's really helping to ease my mind. I just have to go into this prepared and telling myself I can do it, and keep telling myself that. And have a count down till the final week haha. It's one year, I know it's doable. But people that have never even been in the program are the worst with how they keep saying I'll have no life. I'm sure I'll have somewhat of a life, it will just take a lot of adjustment and focus, and it will be after lecture, studying, clinicals, and tests lol. What has been either of your favoite parts about the program so far in either lecture or clinicals? Also, how long do your teachers recommend you study before the boards after you're finished school? Can you look for jobs before you take them, or how does that work?
  3. furiousgal87

    Thomas Jefferson FACT Program

    Thanks for the reply AtomicWoman and MPHgirl. I'm just so worried for May's arrival. I've always been the type of student that studied the night before a test cramming and getting B's in my classes was okay with me because I had a life that was more important then getting straight A's. But I know that's not going to be possible when I'm at Jefferson, and that's okay with me. I guess I'm just going into this with a horrible idea that it's like the end of my life lol. I'm nervous and scared of getting too overwhelmed, because to me, seeing the people I love is a big part of my life and happiness. And of course I realize it will be an adjustment, but I need to have SOME time to myself during the week or I know I'll go insane. But the option of getting it done in a year rather then breaking it down into two was too tempting to pass up for me. I'm 23 and want to be done school ASAP haha. I realize I'll have to give up a lot of my time and life for this one year, I guess I'm just not sure what to expect. I heard that lectures are usually two days a week and clinicals can range from two-three days a week. Can you provide any idea of what a typical week is like and how you adjusted to adding free time in where you could? I would really appreciate it because everyone's got me thinking I'm signing up for the Armageddon or maybe that's just my head talking haha.
  4. furiousgal87

    Thomas Jefferson FACT Program

    Hey Beatarmy, I also got accepted into the FACT program for this coming May, and I guess my biggest concern is do you even have a life aside from school for that year? Because my biggest concern is I won't be able to even see the people I love all that much. I know school comes first, and it will be a big adjustment, but I'm sure there are people who had significant others or worried about even being able to see their friends or talk to them much. I have this awful idea in my head that it's like I will be in another country for a year, even though I live in the city. So since you have completed the program, is it at all that bad in the sense that it's just you and Jefferson for a year in solitary?
  5. furiousgal87

    Has anyone else applied to Jefferson's FACT program?

    Hey, Thanks so much for the reply. It turns out that it was a problem with the e-mail and my phone number. For whatever reason the two e-mails she sent me I didn't notice or may have deleted by accident, and when she called I never got a missed call or message unless she didn't have my right phone number. But we got it all straightened out when I talked to her today and I set up an interview for next Wednesday. I mean, I'm taking it as a good sign that she still wants me to interview even though I never got back to her, even if it wasn't intentional. If you get an interview is that a good sign of your chances in getting accepted? Thanks again for the reply.
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    Has anyone else applied to Jefferson's FACT program?

    Hey, my name's is Christina and I'm brand new to this site but signed up because I am waiting on pins and needles for my letter from Jeff. I applied online on September 3rd and submitted all my requirements on September 15th which was the last day of the first deadline. Yesterday was supposed to be the deadline to hear back from Jefferson, but I haven't received my letter yet. It could be because of Veteran's Day that delayed it. But I called and the lady at the admissions office said it said in the computer I was set up for an interview, so I guess I'm confused as to what that means exactly. If you get an interview you're not necessarily accepted yet, right? And do they tell you the date your interview is or work around when you can come in? And how long does it usually take to hear back from them after the interview? Do you have a good chance of getting in if they interview you? I know that's a few questions. I've just been so nervous waiting to even receive a letter, and it seems some of you received letters fairly early because you got everything in a.s.a.p. So two months of waiting is keeping me on edge. Ugh haha.
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