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    Students, It's Not All About You!

    I love this!!! I feel like sometimes we focus so much on what to say or what not to say that we forget to be human, or why we even got into nursing in the first place. A lot of student nurses and seasoned nurses should read this. It isn't about us.
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    I messaged you guys :)
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    Yes! Sent!
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    I sent out my name to add, and it should be in a lot of your guys' private messages on here! So add me and share with your other classmates!
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    Congrats to those who got in! I'm at clinical today, but will work on creating an facebook page for accepted students and current students later tonight unless another one of my classmates is able to do it today! As for the exams, they are like no exam you have ever taken before. I think some people got used to them faster than others, but the first exam was definitely a shock to most. The questions ask for the "most correct" answer as many of the answers can be correct. A lot of people reviewed the Saunders NCLEX guide that has questions similar to those you'd see on the exams. My classmates and I have a lot of study tips that we can elaborate on further as well.
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    I agree with eharness. I generally love hard copy books, but for this program, I really liked the ebooks. In fact, I never opened the hard copies I had and relied strictly on the ebooks. It was way easier to find information for assignments and care plans. Also, you could access them from class without lugging them around. However, you can't buy them used and you can't sell them, so there is that factor to consider as well.
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    Thanks lnkeeto! I'll answer a couple more from my experience. You are correct, Tuition was either 10,XXX or 11,XXX for the 3 semesters. Tuition goes up every Fall, so my exact numbers probably wouldn't be the same for you guys, but it was similar to the previous year. I got a scholarship in the Fall semester, which was super helpful. But like lnkeeto mentioned the ones for the whole school were really competitive, and the one I got was specifically for our class and only offered in the Fall. And bsnhopeful33- We had nothing going on during that time. We had a couple things that needed to be completed like a drug test and a signature from a provider stating that you could perform the tasks of a nurse. I am pretty sure you will be find to leave during that time. Last year I was out of town for about the same period.
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    So I looked at my stuff from last year, we found out 11/4. And other than sending our intent to enroll form after our acceptance, we didn't hear from them again until 11/18 with the stuff we needed to do before school started. We had to sign something and send in our MMR to ASU by 11/30. Then we had to order a drug screen and background check by 12/4. Everything else was due in January, and nothing was super time consuming. I think the most time consuming thing was driving to get the drug test and then driving to get my doctor to fill out the form saying that I was capable of performing the duties of a nurse. There isn't much you can do before the Junior 1 meeting in early December either. I think most of our time in November and December was spent relaxing and spending time with friends and family. The previous class also made a facebook page for all the accepted applicants so that we could ask questions, and they held some informal meetings for us. We are hoping to do the same for you guys as well as having a couple meetings to discuss the program and nursing in general in December and January. I know the wait is brutal, but you will find out soon! And we will work to get you guys all set up for the program!
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    The wait was really difficult. I hope you guys hear soon!
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    CHLA RN new grad

    Good luck to you all!
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    So after the acceptances, things went really really fast. We had to do a drug test, pay for a background check, get signed off by a physician (Health clearance form), sign/fill out required forms (like millions of these), ASU registration, JR 1 welcome meeting, and lighting of the lamp ceremony. On top of that, you needed to buy uniforms, some equipment (stethoscope, shoes, badge holder, etc.), and lastly all the books and online learning type things you need to purchase.
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    Fall has been the hardest for me during this program. We currently have two classes with clinicals (critical care and community health). We only have critical care for the first 8 weeks, so hopefully this schedule will die down soon. We also have a few online courses that are kind of homework heavy. With that being said, we have community clinicals on Monday, critical care clinicals and lab on tuesday and Wednesday, and then Critical care and community lectures on Thursday and Friday. There are a few days off during the middle of the week depending on your clinical group. It isn't as fast paced as the summer, but we have A LOT more going on in terms of assignments and things we need to do. After critical care ends, we will start our immersions (Oct. 12th). We just received our immersion placements, and I think most of use are pretty excited about that! So the last half of the semester we will just have immersion clinicals, Community health, and our online courses.
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    You wear a maroon scrub top, polo, and/or jacket if you choose to buy one (they are embroidered with "Arizona State College of Nursing and Health innovation") with any black scrub bottoms you want! That is awesome that you work at Gateway! That experience will come in handy in this program.
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    They can be any black pants that look like scrub pants. We were advised 2 scrub tops, 1 polo, and 2-3 pairs of pants. The rest of the class and I would probably be willing to donate/sell the ASU scrub tops and polos as @farmraised mentioned.
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    ASU Post-Baccalaureate BSN 2017 - Welcome

    Jlg830, Yes, they came to us to talk to us about possible changes, but I'm not sure exactly what they have come up with, and if they are done with those changes. I think they are trying to reorganize the course load though because the summer is very crazy for the post-bacc's. They have just started implementing other changes for the traditionals, but I am not sure if those changes will apply to your class. Sundevil2015 So the only thing people really bought in addition to the required textbooks was the Saunder's NCLEX book. Some people thought it was helpful to have that book and follow along as the year progressed. If you aren't strong in pathophysiology, the book "Pathophysiology made Incredibly Easy" was recommended to us. I know some people bought that book and loved it! I used some great online resources for care plans and I also have a drug guide app on my phone. I think once you find your specialty and begin your preceptorship/immersion you'll find other books that will help you in that specific specialty. I can compile a book list and post it on here. For some courses though, there was not enough time to read, so I will try to survey the class and see which classes people actually read for and if it was needed.
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