I'm in the 2nd half of my first term here and it's very fast paced with a lot to cover in a short time frame. There are only 3 semesters, but each semester is broken up into two terms of 8 weeks duration, so each set of classes lasts 8 weeks...you get twice the classes in the same amount of time that way. With 8 weeks for a semester of classes, it's a lot of material to cover. My first term I had 3 classes and was at school from 8 - 12, 5 days a week. I had two wonderful teachers and one horrible teacher (but she is no longer associated with the school, so you don't have to worry about that). I'd have to say I'm pleased with my choice thus far.
can i keep in contact with you. i am from atlanta so i am planning to rent there so is there school on fridays. did you have any pre-req before. is that why you go 8-12. i want to thank you so much for the info.you can brief me ant thing else i need to know thank you
First and foremost, Herzing is considered a private school; therefore you will be paying alot of money. I attended Herzing and found out alot of unexpected things along the way. By ways of example, you could have an A++++ throughout the course and if you don't pass the Kaplan final exam at the end of the term, you will fail the entire course. So, bottomline if you are not a good test taker you will not do good at Herzing. The school accepts about 25 students and ends up with only 4 to 5 graduates. They do not have a part time program available, so if you need to work Herzing is not for you.
Also, if you want easy A's in any pre-req classes attend Herzing. All my pre-req classes were open book! Hence why I received straight A's. Piece of advice for anyone who wants to consider Herzing....just go to Florida Hospital, it's alot cheaper and their facilities are top notch. But once you start Herzing alot of your courses will not transfer to other nursing schools.
It doesn't matter where you start nursing school - nursing courses don't transfer from anywhere to anywhere. We started with around 40 and are down to 23 half way through the LPN program. I haven't had ANY open book classes - and in my experience, the open book tests are MUCH more difficult than the "regular" kind. I have had wonderful instructors and actually enjoyed my math and pharmacology classes! It is a good thing that there are so many nursing programs for us as pre-nurses to choose from - not everyone will "fit" in the same program, or learn the same way. And I'm sure that each location of Herzing has its own "vibe" and along with its different sets of instructors, a different learning environment. I wish every one success no matter where they chose to attend!