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    Loyola University ABSN Fall 2017 Admits

    I'd be happy to read yours if you want to PM me!
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    Loyola University ABSN Fall 2017 Admits

    Hey! I'm relocating as well for Spring 2018 and looking for places to live still!
  3. I start my ABSN program in January, but there is a BSN program at my current university where I'm getting my public health degree at and I've definitely heard that the vibe in the program is cutthroat. I applied, but haven't heard back and I'm pretty set on where I've been accepted, but it's just crazy to me that even within a program people are competetive and cutthroat. Someone that I know said she felt like her classmates would stab her in the back.
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    Loyola University ABSN Fall 2017 Admits

    Do you remember how long after you got accepted it took them to further communicate with you on what the next steps are? I was accepted a week ago for Spring 2018 and haven't recieved any info on my next steps. I talked to my admissions counselor but I'm 95% sure she started in like August and doesn't know the answer to half the questions I ask. When I asked her she said that the next step would be getting an email about class registration in November, but I'd assume that there would definitely be more steps than that.
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    Loyola University ABSN Fall 2017 Admits

    I was just accepted for Spring 2018 at the Maywood campus. I have a 3.46 undergraduate GPA (Public Health), but I never calculated my prerequisite GPA for Loyola. I had mostly As and Bs in all of my classes, minus a C in an organic chemistry lab and a C in the history course they wanted me to use. I submitted my application on 9/1 but my university took forever sending my transcript. Once they received my transcript, I received my acceptance letter a week later. I can't speak to much else because so far I haven't received any more information lol just to pay my deposit, which was $500. I've mapped it and Maywood is about a 25-30 minute drive from Chicago. Someone I've spoken to that is in the program said that people do commute from the city to Maywood though.
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    Recommended credits to take each semester?

    For full time I'd say 12-15 credits per semester. At my school, 12 is full time and 15 is required for scholarships and financial aid through the university unless you get special permission but even my advisor said she would never recommend a pre-nursing student to take 15 credits unless they absolutely needed to. And it depends on your school. I pay a special out of state tuition rate that's 150% of in state tuition (and half of out of state tuition) and for me summer classes are technically cheaper because there are no special out of state fees during summer but a science course is still $850+. They offer scholarships if you take enough credits but it's a lottery system now so it's kind of luck of the draw.
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    2015 Nursing School Applicants (all)

    What classes/entrance exams do you have left? I'm currently in a communications class for my com requirement, a soc class for my behavioral science, and A&P I. I'm taking micro and ochem over summer and I'll be taking A&P II when I apply to nursing school in the fall. When will you begin submitting applications? In August/September How many programs will you be applying to? So far one. I haven't decided if I will apply to other universities or not. Have you already been accepted into a program? Nope
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    Should I take an entrance exam?

    I'm hopefully applying to nursing school in the fall and I planned on applying to more schools than just the current one I'm attending. My school doesn't require an entrance exam so I don't know much about them but some of the back up schools do. Should I take the exam or just apply to schools who don't require them?
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    What if you don't get into a nursing program?

    I'll probably get my degree in community health sciences or human development & family studies. If I was able to find a job where I go to school at now, I'd stay in the area and apply as a second degree seeking student to our nursing program because they get more consideration.
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    to email or not Admissions Director

    I don't think it's a good idea. They probably have a lot of applications and if everyone emailed him/her, that's an additional thing that they have to consider. If your grades aren't as good enough as all the other applicants it doesn't matter whether or not the school is your first choice.
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    Veganism and the pursue of nursing

    I don't see how the two have any sort of correlation. Your eating habits are your choice, just like your patients' eating habits will be theirs. As long as you don't tell your patients to go vegan, the two have absolutely nothing to do with one another.
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    UNR Orvis School Of Nursing

    I'm a current student at Nevada and it truly is competitive, especially if you didn't graduate from a Nevada high school. I had a friend who applied this past fall with a 3.6 or 3.7 I believe and was rejected before the interview process for his GPA.
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    A&P 1 lecture or lab? Whats harder?

    I'm taking it this semester as well and from what I've heard lecture is pretty difficult because you have to know all the functions, where as in lab it's just repetition.
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    What prerequisites did you take/ are you taking?

    So far I've taken: General Chemistry Intro to Molecular and Cellular Biology (not a pre-req for nursing school but for the other bio classes) Lifespan Development Nutrition Core Math Anatomy & Physiology I Communications A Behavioral Science Elective (Sociology for me) I still have to take: Anatomy & Physiology II Organic Chemistry Microbiology There are also a few more requirements that don't count towards my nursing GPA but I have to have completed by the time that I apply.
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    Is a B in A&P bad?

    A B is a good grade, but it really depends on the program(s) you want to apply to. Personally, in the program I want to apply to, most students would retake it. My advisor told me that I want to shoot for at least a 3.9 because I didn't graduate from the same state and they give priority to people who graduated high school in Nevada.
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    Possible to do both?

    I haven't completely figured whether or not I'd do both part time. I want to do both because neonatology has always been my main interest. I've always wanted to do it and couldn't imagine not working in a NICU. L&D has always really interested me as well. I don't think I'd be completely satisfied if I just did a few years as a L&D nurse. I'm still figuring out if doing both is the route that I really want to take.

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