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  1. futureepinurse

    UA MEPN 2018

    Hey everyone! I know the application deadline is a ways off, but I just wanted to get a forum started for those of us who plan on applying to the MEPN program for 2018! I have all my prerequisites finished and just have to take the HESI. I already took the TEAS for some other schools and scored very well, so I'm not too concerned about HESI as I hear it is a much easier exam without any science content required by UA. Has anyone already taken it? What did you think and how did you prepare? My last 60 units GPA is a 3.80 and my prerequisite GPA is a 3.96. I'm a little nervous about the interview as I have heard in the past it is very short- about ten minutes of talking time. I'll have to figure out how to eloquently but succinctly express my preparation for nursing school and interest in the field. Good luck everyone!!
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    Our schedule for fall was a little wonky. It's hard to really give an accurate description because classes got switched around for days/times for the first half versus second half and a bunch of classes weren't required. But consistently we had class Thursday Friday from 7:30 to 10:15 and then Thursday 12-1:15 and Friday 10:45-1:15 followed by 1:30 to 2:45 (sometimes). Then Tuesday Wednesday on certain days you have lab/clinical for complex care the first half of the semester. Then the second half you self schedule for immersion/transition to practice. We also had one easy leadership class online. Monday's we had clinical for community health. You have a lot more free time and wiggle room in fall. But your schedule could be different as your spring schedule is slightly different than ours was. But you'll find out your summer and fall schedule about halfway through spring semester I think? In terms of professors, it could change. They were all pretty approachable and are fine if you call/text for clarification so take advantage of that as needed. scheduling a meeting for office hours is helpful to review old exams!
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    Over the summer it's pretty much mandatory to go to every class and you have class or clinical every day of the week.
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    Rio Salado HCR 240 Human Pathophysiology

    I didn't need the access code last year either. When in doubt, emailing the professors to ask specifically if they derive any course points from feature of the access code website is smart to do. A lot of times in the community college coursework there is one generic syllabus for a class and the school tells them what book they have to list and it's usually the newest one with all the bells and whistles. If you email the teacher they can clarify for you (:
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    It's straightforward. You're told what classes you have to sign up for and you take them together at the same time. The only difference is your clinical group. That'll probably be multiples of 8. On blackboard the class section numbers will correspond to each clinical group 1-6 (or however many your cohort has). Make sure you're viewing the full list of all classes instead of just open or write down all the numbers so you make sure you know which is 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc. if you decide to form a group ahead of time instead of randomly choosing try to coordinate that through Facebook. Inevitably not everyone might know that some people wanna be together already. People were usually pretty good about swapping out of a group and into another "random" group, at least that first semester. I think we had groups shift around every semester just based on people deciding they wanted out of some groups or times/days conflicted with something else in their schedule. But it is first come first serve for the clinical groups. Everyone signs up at the same time! You also sign up kindly for clinical placements (each clinical group will correspond to a site unknown to you/the program yet). Once those sites have been identified it can be difficult to swap around because your info has already been sent to be sites and it can get confusing. Some sites will only take a certain number of people so you could potentially get bumped (I think they asked for volunteers when this happened).
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    I am happy to meet with you guys and can see if some of my friends/classmates would be willing to meet up as well. We have our last day of class on November thirtieth so it will most likely be after that. Last year we tried coordinating by adding a poll to the old class's Facebook group and having current and future students give their preferences. Do you think something like that would work?
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    UNC Nurse Residency / New Grad Summer 2018

    Hey guys! I was just curious if we need letters of recommendation for our application. I haven't created a profile/account to begin yet, so I was hoping someone who has already applied could provide that information. I want to be able to give my letter writers some time to craft a good one, if need be. I couldn't find anywhere on the website about it. It just said a single resume and single cover letter outlining the top two unit choices was recommended of us. Thanks!!
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    You will definitely have to live off student loans and rely on friends/family to help you watch the kids and/or get them to/from childcare on days where the hours are long (finishing at the hospital at 7:30 pm, having to arrive places by 6:30 A.M. depending on the hours of your childcare site)
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    Wait jk no there is the VA. I'm not sure about th sixth location.
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    Abrazo heart hospital. Mayo. Banner university medical. Honor health osborn. I think there might be another banner location and one dignity location?
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    A lot of people commute a ways to class and clinical.
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    FON 241?

    And I took it as an 8 week, and it was just fine! Definitely one of the easier prerequisites, and I actually found it interesting!
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    FON 241?

    I did not have to take proctored exams when I took this class online. I did it at a different Maricopa community college, but now I can't rememebr which one. I think Mesa!
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    Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Winter 2019

    Yeah in the medical track I'd prefer the palliative care unit, but I don't know how much those preferences get taken into consideration!
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    Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Winter 2019

    I'm trying to decide between the medical track or the oncology track! I am in a three semester program as opposed to four semester, so I'm happy applying at the end of second semester doesn't count too much against me. In terms of clinicals, I will have community health, complex care (ICU/ED), and my immersion left in the fall.
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    I honestly felt like the teas secrets book went over things just fine. There is so much content that the book can not possibly touch on all of it. I also have a science background so maybe some of my ease came from familiarity and being able to draw on more detailed facts using previous knowledge. Nonetheless, the TEAS does not go into extremely detailed processes, at least not when I took it.
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    Phoenix Metro NICUs

    County, Honor Health Shea, and Banner UMC also have level 3 NICUs besides PCH.
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    ABSN vs MEPN

    Honestly I think it comes down to how quickly you want to be done. I was in a position financially where I needed to start the program sooner... finish date didn't affect me as much. In the MEPN program you'll be able to work part time fairly easily. In the post had program at ASU time is EXTREMELY limited. If I could go back in time I would wait that extra semester and start the MEPN program. I don't gage my decision necessarily, but this program has me on the verge of tears every week. It could have been similar in the MEPN program but that extra semesters worth of time really evens out the requirements. I think there is only like a four credit difference between the two. The grass is always greener on the other side so take my warning with a grain of salt. Nursing school is hard enough. I'm currently a straight A student, but this insane summer semester could definitely change that. I would LOVE the idea of a fourth semester. Good luck with your decision!
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    Nursing schools in Arizona?

    For nursing schools your residency usually does not factor in either way so you should have just as good of a shot as anyone else! My reason for asking is that l, as I stated, you may find you need additional coursework like chemistry, nutrition, developmental psychology, or pathophysiology amongst others. It really just depends on which schools you apply to. I know at ASU only leftover spots that have not been filled by direct admit from high school students who are now ready to start their nursing curriculum. The number of available seats varies from cycle to cycle. It could be 50. It could be 100. Those students generally have prerequisite gpa's upwards of 3.7 and TEAS in the high eighties into the 90s. On average their acceptance rate is around 40 to 50 percent. I would google the ASU prelicensure advancement guide. Only your prequisire gpa and teas score count towards your score. As for the community colleges, the CEP program is competitive. It is points based (for GPA, previous degrees, hospital experience, Hesi, etc). The HESI scores are usually in the low to high nineties. The point system seems to change almost every app cycle. So for them I would google Maricopa County community colleges CEP nursing. You'll find more info about their requirements. NAU is another option but you often have to commute heavily for clinicals and find your own housing accommodations during those times (aka paying for motels if you don't have friends in the valley to stay with or when you're near the reservation). U of A takes transfer students as well but it comes with a very hefty out of state price tag. Something like 3 or 4 time more expensive for our of state students to attend. If money is a concern, you would wanna look elsewhere. I honestly don't know much about the program at GCU. Since expanding their nursing program they have had recently low nclex pass rates (below national average), but I think adjustments are being made to deal with the growing pains.
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    Nursing schools in Arizona?

    So, all of the schools in AZ have slightly different requirements in terms of prerequisite courses. Annoying, right? I think ASU tops the list with requirements, but the CEP (concurrent ASN at community college and BSN at one of multiple available universities) programs have a lot too. NAU, U of A, and GCU also have programs. You finished three years of school, but you do not have your bachelors correct? There are options available for those with and without bachelors degrees. I would check out those schools and see how many prerequisites you would have to finish before applying to them since it varies so much from program to program.
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    There are no requests or rankings for clinical sites outside of your immersion/preceptorship during the second half of fall semester. Even then, I'm not sure how much they'll take into cos iteration rankings since I'm sure everyone put Mayo as their top choice. My other two were MIHS and Phoenix Indian Medical Services. If you're looking for a program where you have more say in your clinical placements, I would recommend the CEP program. You can choose a west valley location for your community college, and my friends in the program say they rank their hospital choices for each clinical rotation. In this program you have to be extremely flexible. Like we literally found out where we are going for critical care the first half of fall in an email last week. It was just a notification that a new site had been added to our my clinical exchange so we had stuff to fill out. Meetings also pop up from time to time after scheduled class ends to introduce us to new classes or for talks that couldn't be fit in to class time. This first half of summer my schedule was: Monday 6:30-2:30 (or 7:30-1:30 at community psych) Tuesday 8:35-1:25 (maybe 1:20 but it usually goes over) Wednesday 6:30-2:30/7:30-1:30 Thursday 8:35-1:25 Friday 6:30/7-4:30 (two of these days are only two hours long) Pediatrics goes all summer. If you love it, it's great. If you don't love it, the summer sucks. But OB starts in a couple weeks and I can't wait! Psych had a ton of assignments for how short the class was so we are hoping OB isn't as overwhelming.
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    We have tried to get them to keep us updated on jobs, but they kind of fell off the grid once they passed NCLEX. From some basic Facebook stalking it seems that most stayed inn Arizona. I only know of one person who left to work in Utah under the compact license, but there could be more. I've seen Banner and Mayo as employers for previous students. I asked if any of them worked for Honor Health, and no one ever responded. I'm not sure about dignity either. But they apparently had a 100% first time pass rate according to a professor last semester.
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    Clinical sites are totally random. I don't think anyone in our cohort has ever swapped out to be somewhere closer to home but if you could convince someone to swap, I think it is possible, but it becomes more challenging with managing your clinical assignment cuz they have to delete your assigned one and add the new one (on my clinical exchange where we upload our health stuff/work on modules for the hospital). I think the farthest people have had to drive is an hour. But yeah you could live in Gilbert and find out your assignment is in a hospital in Peoria. I was lucky enough to never have to driver farther than 25 minutes. As run happy said, traffic is mostly a non-issue early in the morning and later at night but it would still be a long drive mileage wise. Some people tried to sign up for clinical groups based on proximity for carpooling reasons, but I'm not sure how many people actually carpool to and from the hospital. Good luck with your applications and TEAS.
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    Okay so I looked back at the advancement guide we had, and for us it said that if a course in progress for fall was being taken at a maricopa community college, the course end date needed to be a couple weeks prior to Dec. 15. So that being said, you can still apply if you take a full semester course at a maricopa community college but you risk the grade not being posted by Dec. 15 because the transcript has to be sent to ASU and added to your DARS. Usually it only takes a couple days for processing, but because it is the end of the semester there could always be an influx of transcripts and you end up going past Dec. 15. It may not be make or break as the school tends to be flexible with their accepted students on deadlines, but again, I wouldn't personally risk it if I were applying.
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    ASU Post Bacc - 2019

    Unfortunately the advisors don't always have the most up to date information since a new advancement guide gets posted for every year (and usually at the last minute). So I had to scramble to sign up for an accelerated fall course to make sure I made the deadline. It's better to just err on the side of caution. Of course, the guidelines could be different for your application cycle.
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