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SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE FALL 2019 ADN

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4 minutes ago, callmepri said:

How many points did you have? 

I think I had around 71.5

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It seems the point cut off was 76 this semester.

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1 hour ago, callmepri said:

It seems the point cut off was 76 this semester.

Wow, what was it last semester?  It's getting really competitive...

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25 minutes ago, halfcourt95k said:

Wow, what was it last semester?  It's getting really competitive...

It was around 66 last semester... so yes it has become competitive. It might even become 86 next semester :(

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It won’t be 86 next semester. I highly doubt that will ever happen. I think they are accepting more students in the spring semester if I remember correctly. They will be doing fast track again which means an additional 20 students will be accepted for enrollment. 

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30 minutes ago, jbellle said:

It won’t be 86 next semester. I highly doubt that will ever happen. I think they are accepting more students in the spring semester if I remember correctly. They will be doing fast track again which means an additional 20 students will be accepted for enrollment. 

How does the fast track work?  Would it be worth waiting a semester for?  I'm asking because I'm planning on finishing up my BA in Kinesiology at Stan State while I do the nursing program...

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2 hours ago, halfcourt95k said:

How does the fast track work?  Would it be worth waiting a semester for?  I'm asking because I'm planning on finishing up my BA in Kinesiology at Stan State while I do the nursing program...

I believe it's 18 months and you don't get a summer off. You take classes over summer. 

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Hi! I'm on the fast track program now. Started in January. When I got in the cut off was pretty low I think. I was in the high 70s and got into the fast track, but they also took an extra 20 students ( 60 total). One girl got in the first week when a guy didn't show up, so the waitlisted people shouldn't give up yet!
We get a week off (this week) and start summer on Monday and don't end till mid August. Summer is 2 mornings of lecture and 2 12 hour days of clinicals/ week. I graduate next May. I love my clinical group. The only negative thing about fastback besides the summer school is that we have afternoon clinicals. They are at an odd hour and a lot of the procedures are done in the mornings, so by the time we get there it's a little slow...then we get 2 hours with night shift nurses and they usually want to do their assessments and stuff, so they don't really want to teach bc they are busy. You need to show your nurses that you want to learn and take charge of your education. Don't expect the nurses to come get you to do stuff or offer you procedures. You have to be assertive.
My advice to those starting is to stay on top of things, but don't panic. I had like 3 panic attacks my first few weeks bc I didn't know what to expect, the load seemed impossible to handle, and I failed my first math quiz, but then you learn to juggle it.  Within the first 2 weeks we had to learn do a complete 20 min physical assessment, which doesn't sound like a lot, but it is if you've never done more than just check your own temperature like I had. 

 It's not impossible to get As. The second half of the semester is an easy A if you are a good student. I stopped reading the book like I did at first and now I tend to skim through the chapters while doing the prep Us (tests you have to take online before lecture). reading 500 pages a week is pretty impossible if you have a family or a job. 

 

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Whats the schedule like for the regular semester?  how does the semester work, is nursing school made up of multiple classes at once, or just one class, ive seen people have multiple grades for one semester in other schools, how does delta work? 

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@BCAN thanks for sharing!! Congrats on finishing your first semester, only one year to go for you!

do you remember what it was on the math test that you had trouble with?

want to be prepared! Thanks

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@BCAN can you give us a little more insight as to what it's like for students who aren't a part of the fast track program? I'm worried about balancing lecture/clinical days, study hours, and work. Is the workload really that daunting? 

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ok so regular cohort had lecture and skills with us. Half the class did skills Monday morning , the other half in the afternoon. Lectures were Thursdays 1230-5.pm . The regular cohort has more options when it comes to clinical sites and they go from 630 am to 2 pm I believe. Fasttrack only gets 2 options. You take one class at a time, so nursing 1 finished right around spring break, then we started nursing 2.

The math test I failed I was just stupid. I forgot how many oz were a pound or something like that. it was only 5 questions. It was about measuring meds ( not IV). I grew up abroad, so I learned Math a different way, and Mrs Porter insisted that I do the work the standard way and it messed me up. It was like trying to write with my left hand. I lost all confidence and got really nervous. I knew the material, but it was week 2, so it snuck up on me. They won't remind you that you have tests coming, so keep up and write everything down on your schedule.

The workload isn't SO BAD. I spend most Fridays and Saturdays studying or doing school work all day and I did well. With our schedule I couldn't get much done during the week. I commute, so I spend about 8 hours/ week driving to a from school. It sucks, but the drive gets better the more you do it.

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