neurodude

neurodude MSN, NP

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  1. Here is a link of the NCLEX pass rates for both programs published by the CA BRN. Board of Registered Nursing - NCLEX Pass Rates In the end I'd say it's more of what you do during your university career (example: getting a good GPA, good extracurric...
  2. Picking a minor

    I would definitely caution against taking other non-nursing courses during your program. I would think most schools would prohibit that as it is extremely difficult. If you have the money for it- go for it, but I would prioritize the actual nursing ...
  3. While I can't speak for UPenn or SPU, I can definitely say that you are good for APU and have a fair shot at UCLA. APU and UCLA have very different requirements; UCLA is more science and math intensive; they require calculus and higher levels of bio...
  4. I think it really depends on the rapport you have with her. If you shared a professional and friendly relationship, I'd say go for it, especially if you know for sure she knows you. Tip: don't forget a follow up email, phone call, visit, or letter f...
  5. Failing a&p this summer. Bad GPA. What now?

    The best thing we can tell you is to visit your professor's office hours or make an appointment to meet with him. Explain to him how you are studying, what you are studying, and what you can improve on. Go into his office with an open mind, without ...
  6. Biology Grad debating on NP or PA

    I can't say which profession is better or worse, but I do know of a neat program where you initially start off as a primary care NP student and can apply to the university's PA program while as an NP student. From what I've gleaned off of the website...
  7. Failing a&p this summer. Bad GPA. What now?

    I haven't met a single soul who said their anatomy class was easy. Saying your professor "makes it more difficult" is very subjective. Perhaps you are studying the wrong way? I agree with the previous posters- I suggest looking into other careers. Th...
  8. UAB Nursing students

    Hi there, As far as I know, the School of Nursing itself does not look at your ACT score for the BSN program. To apply for the BSN program, you'd have to be accepted by the university- the UAB admissions office are the people who look at ACT scores ...
  9. Preparing for A&P

    Quizlet is a good resource, especially vocabulary from lecture; it's free and it has helped me a lot for my microbiology lab. However, depending on how your lab is structured, you might not want to use quizlet. For example, Quizlet is not very helpf...
  10. I don't know where to begin!

    Try going to a California Community College (Chancellor's Office Portal Home) It is much easier to transfer from a CA Community College than a private institution. Issues such as course equivalencies may come up, but CA CCs have a standardized transf...
  11. I feel like a failure.

    As the anatomy professor at my school says: "it's easier to explain a W (withdraw) than an F." I would take the time to do well versus rushing it and getting poor results. Pair up or group up with other pre-nursing students and do prereqs together. A...
  12. I want my BSN, but I have a low GPA

    Have you tried taking prerequisites at a community college? Different universities have different policies when it comes to retaking classes at other institutions. To be honest, your GPA is on the lower than the average GPA of last semester's cohort...
  13. Teachers from CC vs. University

    It's hard to say because you didn't mention the names of your schools. Some CCs and their faculty are very well organized but universities are just terrible; the reverse is also true. You're probably better off asking former students of the programs ...
  14. IS nursing for me?

    I would try remediation courses at a local community college. You'll want to possess better English skills (both reading, writing, and speaking) because many programs require application essays and interviews. The minimum level of math that most prog...
  15. In the future, I would suggest specifying what college you are talking about. LAVC can mean a lot of things. Are you looking just to get your associates degree? Or will you be transferring to a BSN program? If you're transferring, classes between P...