NAU Traditional BSN Spring 2011 - page 10
I sent my application in on Sept 2nd. :) I am applying for Yuma, AZ. I still have to take my HESI. :uhoh3: Just wondering if there's anyone else out there! :D... Read More
0Apr 6, '11 by pre-ASUstudentHI guys!
I am planning to attend NAU Flagstaff. Anyone care to share their suggestions/comments?
- Which one would you prefer to pursue: AAS in Nursing or a Nursing Program Diploma?
- Is an AGEC certificate necessary?
- How long is their waiting list?
- Average GPA/HESI score of an aspiring RN-BSN student being accepted at the program?
Will greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
0Apr 25, '11 by rgiannola21How do you like the Yuma program? I got in there and Im third on the wait list for flagstaff and im trying to decide what campus is better
0Apr 25, '11 by rgiannola21Quote from ChrissyLove123Could you tell me how the program there is? I got in for the fall and im wondering how this program compares to flagstaff campus? Are the teachers good or bad? Stuff like thatYeah, VERRRRRY SUNNY. We have summer & winter. Maybe a week or two of fall. LOL
Please and thank you
0Apr 26, '11 by prenursingnauQuote from rgiannola21I love the program down here, but it is very different from Flagstaff. If you come to Yuma, know that it isn't a college town life Flag, communication isn't always the best between here and the main campus, and it's hot. It has been in the 80s and 90s for the past week. A pro to weather is you don't have to worry about digging out your car and everyday is sunny. The teachers here are great and the class size is amazing.How do you like the Yuma program? I got in there and Im third on the wait list for flagstaff and im trying to decide what campus is better
0Apr 26, '11 by rgiannola21what do you mean by communication isnt great between campus? Are the teachers good? have any tips on living, areas?
0Apr 26, '11 by prenursingnauI mean that somethings, like grading policies, aren't always communicated well between the campus'. It can be a little frustrating, so its really important read your syllabus, and ask your professor to clarify things that they are unsure on with the main campus.
I like all three of the teachers and have had good experiences with all of them.
0Apr 26, '11 by beegeI also got into Yuma, can you tell us what the first semester schedule is like? Are you in class every day? What is the work load like? Could I get away with working the first semester or commuting from PHX?
0Apr 26, '11 by ChrissyLove1231st semester for us:
Tuesday: 8:30am - 11:30am (NUR 214 Assessment Lab)
then 1:00pm-5:00pm (NUR 205 Lecture & Pharmacology study session the last hour of class)
Wed: 1st 8 weeks or so is 8:00am-2:30pm (NUR 205 Lab)
((then clinical is 6:00am - 12:30pm until the end of the semester))
10 students per class. You have a close class with one-one-one instruction. You get time to ask questions and they will help you with other classes if you ask.
I don't know anyone who has been through a nursing program that hasn't had "surprises" like "now you need to buy this" or "you have to take an extra test." Adaptability is what keeps our species around, right?
I have 3 kids I have to provide care & transportation for & have those plans made in advance & I am the type of person that wants everything neat and organized... HOWEVER, I want to be a nurse & I can deal with the "surprises" to get to my goal.
Just know that the time up until you actually start will feel like a LIFETIME, but once you are in, it goes by SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FAST! Last week seems like a month ago, but somehow I'm already in week 15!!! :0)
Make sure you have your ethnic, global, AHI, CU stuff done so you don't have to do it while in the NUR classes & you need a Jr. level writing class. Fall students can do it over the summer & it will help. Having 5 classes for 1st semester is A LOT!!! (NUR 205, Assessment, Pharmacology, Patho, and Jr. Lvl Writing)
Hope the info helps
0Apr 26, '11 by beegeThanks I am just glad I can be getting started in the Fall. So you had no in person class Wednesday-Monday.
0Apr 26, '11 by rgiannola21I got into yuma and im from flag. i thought about the commuting thing and its going to be expensive because gas prices going up. So im going to have to look into renting a room or apartment.
could anyone tell me how the facility in yuma is compared to flag? Is the practice labs better then flag or things like that.
0A couple people from Flag have carpooled "home" on Wed after class & come back Mon. Not every week & this won't work for the entire program, but it's a way to save $.
Not familiar w/clinical lab in Flag myself, but we have hospital beds w/mannequins w/heart/lung/GI sounds, a pregnant one, child, infant. I'm 1st semester so I've mostly focused on the vitals. I know we have a 2-room Sims lab where they can change stuff from the control room... Can't really give you much more detail than that, sorry. :0/
0LAST DAY OF CLINICALS
Woo Hoo!!! 1 Final Assessment Skills Check Off, Kaplan Test, Final Exam, 5 quizzes (Patho & Pharm), a 10 page paper (Ethics), a Final Clinical Eval, annnnd I'm DONE w/1st semester!!!!!!! :0)~