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Does anyone know why they changed the selection criteria for Fall 2018?

Having spoke with the nursing faculty about this, they had it changed because the large number of pre-nursing students retaking pre-requesite classes made registering for these classes challenging. Science faculty and department administrators from those departments at Sac State and other schools were frustrated with the School of Nursing's policy that encouraged it, and asked that it change.

I think the increase in applicants has to do with people trying to test their chances before the point system changes.

The language requirement will likely be the biggest change with applicants needing to speak the language competently. It's a good change that will help the workforce better reflect the diversity of the patient population and better serve their needs, frankly.

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I never said that you should go outside of Cali for nursing school

heck i wanted to go to sac state too, but things didn't pan out so i had to leave

things in cali were super competitive too, so it is a good idea to look into it

i never thought that i would have to leave to get into a good school, but i did

so hopefully i can be back in cali for my masters

but you do you

i never meant any negativity btw

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I agree the only area that could be wrong (I don't think it is, but of course us nursing students LOVE to over analyze) would be the extra points. My GPA and TEAS are what they are, so those points are straight forward. I believe I have 3 points for working in healthcare, I mean I did the form and have worked as a CNA for over 5 years so as long as those three points count than I am at 88 and I am in. If they don't for some strange reason, I am at 85. Right below that 80th person. I think we will make it too. 16 more days!

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I never said that you should go outside of Cali for nursing school

heck i wanted to go to sac state too, but things didn't pan out so i had to leave

things in cali were super competitive too, so it is a good idea to look into it

i never thought that i would have to leave to get into a good school, but i did

so hopefully i can be back in cali for my masters

but you do you

i never meant any negativity btw

With the point totals the people on this thread have, I don't think they would have to go outside of California. In fact, everyone would've gotten in for this cycle had it not been a statistical outlier.

I'm think you misinterpreted my post, as I didn't insinuate that you were providing nursing advising, I was just responding to what you said lol.

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I agree the only area that could be wrong (I don't think it is, but of course us nursing students LOVE to over analyze) would be the extra points. My GPA and TEAS are what they are, so those points are straight forward.

I feel the exact same way! Fingers crossed it all goes through for us; although i'm sure it will.

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Is anyone by any chance going to the admissions advising session tomorrow? If so, let us know about any updates you might get from Teri.

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Is anyone by any chance going to the admissions advising session tomorrow? If so, let us know about any updates you might get from Teri.

+1! I don't feel like making the drive so would love an update.

2 more weeks!

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+1! I don't feel like making the drive so would love an update.

2 more weeks!

I'm over here hoping they surprise us before the holiday :woot:

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Lol that would be cool. I've been wanting to buy myself a new video game so I said I'd get it if I got in. :) would be nice to have it for thanksgiving break

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I am a recent graduate of the program. I'd be glad to try my best to answer questions if anybody has them.

One common question asked by people who get into the program (or any nursing program for that matter) is what they can do to prepare. My anecdotal answer would be to relax and enjoy your time off. It's often said that nursing school is difficult, but difficult is a vague term that might not absolutely register with you until you've been in the program for a semester or two. You will long for the days you had time to spare.

If you can't help but to review something beforehand, I suggest starting here: Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple (follow the link below). It's made for medical students making the jump from 2nd to 3rd year, but it's applicable to nursing students as well, and helps to bridge the gap between your basic pre-requisite sciences and clinical practice.

Perhaps the most important tip I can give is to learn how not to be perfect when it's perfection that got you into this program. You'll be in class for two years with the smartest people you know. It will be near impossible not to feel inadequate at times, but rest assured, you will become a well prepared and competent nurse at the end of it.

Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple: 8612436297: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com

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Are you working? How long to land a job? When did you start looking? Was it the job you wanted? How is the pay in your area if you are able to comment on that

Is nursing school actually crazy hard or is it just melodrama? I can see 19 20 21 year olds exaggerating how hard it is. I hear people say you'll have no life, working is out of the question, you'll never be more stressed etc etc and it sounds a bit dramatic. But I can also see it being legitimately difficult and taking up a lot of time.

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Thank you, Keen Observer, to take the time to help allay our anxiety. Hearing the perspective of a recent nursing student gives proof that nursing school is survivable. I ditto your recommendation to get a copy of Clinical Pathology. The book is a ridiculously valuable recap of pathophysiology.

Memorization was the most challenging parts of the prerequisites for me. From what I can glean from the nursing curriculum, one must memorize to build the foundation to develop deeper knowledge and skills.

Is there any memorization you might suggest starting now to prepare for the start of the semester in January?

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