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  1. fischek

    Inver Hills MANE Fall 2017

    Thanks, Fefee! To you as well! :)
  2. fischek

    Inver Hills MANE Fall 2017

    I got in at Inver with a 12.7! From what I've read on other forums it seems the scores are a bit higher this go around, maybe because of the new TEAS. Anyway, congrats to everyone!
  3. Accepted at Inver (only place I applied) with a 12.7. We should definitely start an Inver FB page!!
  4. I haven't received my letter from Inver yet! Hopefully today. My post office is very slow, and I don't get my mail until later in the day. My composite score was 12.7 (3.7 something gpa and 90 on the TEAS) so I feel good about it, but I still need the official letter. I love to see who my classmates will be as well! (though I am currently in class with several already). Congrats to everyone who has been accepted so far at the various schools!
  5. fischek

    Inver Hills MANE Fall 2017

    I hear Normandale is a great school, so that's fantastic! I live in Burnsville, so traffic-wise Inver was my closest option, and I have been taking my pre-reqs there so I know it now. :)
  6. fischek

    Inver Hills MANE Fall 2017

    Grrr, we still haven't gotten our letters from Inver! (Though my post office is ALWAYS slow) I'm hoping tomorrow! I'm pretty confident, but I want the official confirmation! Congrats on your acceptance to 2 places!! Do you have a preference of where you go if you are also accepted to Century? I only applied to Inver. Thanks for keeping me updated! :) I do keep an eye on the other thread that is mainly Century, but other MANE programs as well. I will post there as well once I receive my letter.
  7. fischek

    Inver Hills MANE Fall 2017

    No, not yet. I had heard that too so was hopeful, but no one I know had gotten it yet either. I'm hoping this, week!
  8. fischek

    Inver Hills MANE Fall 2017

    Agreed! It's FAIRLY new, so that may be part of it, but it's not brand new. I totally agree. I also had to still take a good year+ worth of prereqs due to various reasons. I don't mind too much, I'm happy to get the refresher, but at 38, I'm admittedly impatient! LIke you, I wanted an inexpensive route, though it will take longer in the long run, I can get the actual RN fairly quickly...though it seems we need that BSN for everythign these days (aside form LTC). You will certainly have a leg-up already being an LPN!
  9. fischek

    Inver Hills MANE Fall 2017

    Well, I tried to apply to Metro, but the counseler there for the nursing went on leave, and I never got a reply (even with emails) about an appeal for a class in time. (I have a previous B.S.) So I ended up only applying to InverHills, which is fine b/c that's where I wanted to go anyway, and I feel pretty confident with my chances. I also plan to take the NCLEX asap, though I suppose that depends how quickly we get the tesing access number and can schedule it (and of course how long you want to study). Initially they told me a lot of people actually do it in the summer (tecninally after the 1st semester of the metro portion). Will see. The only thing that makes me nervous is the ability to work during the metro portion, depending when the classes are offered.
  10. fischek

    Inver Hills MANE Fall 2017

    Yes, I saw that (and have been keeping my eye on it. :) ) Thanks for responding, Fefee! Good luck to you!
  11. fischek

    Inver Hills MANE Fall 2017

    Bueller? Bueller? I KNOW I'm not the only one applying. :)
  12. fischek

    Inver Hills MANE Fall 2017

    Hello! Just thought I'd start a thread here to see who all is applying to Inver Hills for the MANE fall 2017 start! I've turned my application in, now we just have to wait... Also, what are your plans for nursing school and beyond once in? Continue straight on with Metro (it looks like it's a day program) with the BSN part, take the NCLEX after the 5th semester? Work first before going on for BSN? Just curious what people's plans are. :) However, before all that, we need to GET IN! Good luck to everyone! Lets start a convo!
  13. fischek

    Teas 6 ATI Practice Exams

    I would say Practice test A is more similar. I did both, and scored higher on the A version than the B version. I actualy ended up getting the exact score I got on the A on the real test. However, it did seems more like a mashup of the two on the actual test, and I thought it was a titch harder. I will say though, I wasn't a fan of the new practice test (I took version 5 also). The timing is weird, so I suggest setting a timer on your phone for each section-look at the front of the official ATI manual for the times (remember there is less time on the real test per question though b/c there are extra un-counted questions). The pop-up calculator is a little different on the real test as well, but similar, so it's still good to practice using one. I hope that helps!
  14. Oh my gosh, I am so happy I came upon this thread! I was wondering the same thing. I haven't started my actual RN program yet, but it is a dual-enrollment program, where you get your ADN from the community college (and can sit for the NCLEX), and you are also automatically enrolled in a state univerity BSN progam which starts the next sememster. It is NOT online however, and seems to be very much an in-person situation, taking a year and a half (due to it not going through the summer). So I would add to the OP's question...would it be best in this dual-enrollment situation to do the same thing as suggested above, or wait to take the NCLEX (which I think would not be a good option, as a lot of the BSN is more theory and leadership and other info could get rusty). The caveat is in my area it seems EVERYONE wants a BSN, regardless if it's in a hospital or not, so this worries me in trying to find a job as a new grad ADN. Should I add on a resumer that I am absolutely planning on getting a BSN? (which I am). You all are so helpful!
  15. fischek

    University of Sioux Falls Accelerated BSN

    So I just found out that does not include any of the simulation lab and such, and after speaking with previous students, it sounds like a great school. I tend to over-research things a bit. :)
  16. fischek

    If I Can Do It, You Can Do It Too!

    I second the Inspiring comment! Way to go! Makes me feel ashamed for being stressed out in a much "easier" situation! You are proof that hard work, endurance, and drive really pay off. Where there's a will, there's a way! Many congrats! (and I'm sorry you had to go through all of that).