NAU Traditional BSN Spring 2011 - page 8
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
Dec 13, '10 by Southern MagnoliaHi all,
I had been preparing to apply to U of A's 2nd degree BSN program but it has changed to a grad program with more $ and no more benefit. Anyway, I just learned of NAU's Tucson BSN program. I'm wondering if all of you that have gotten into the program have healthcare experience? Has anyone gotten into the program on volunteer experience only? We just moved to Tucson from Iowa and I have an Iowa CNA certificate but can't transfer it to AZ (long story). So, I'm starting to look at the hospital PCT positions but looks like they mostly want experienced people. I did not work as a CNA in Iowa - just finished certification when my husband was transferred.
Also, what did you do to prepare for the HESI?
Dec 13, '10 by Cliff527Good Luck NomadMomma
I was accepted into the program with only volunteering experience. I have been volunteering at a local Hospice since February otherwise I had no work experience in the healthcare field.
Dec 14, '10 by Southern MagnoliaCliff527,
Thanks for the reply. I just got finished looking over the packet again and it looks like I have a 3.97 in prerecs (if they are only looking at the preprofessional requiremenst for gpa) so I hope that makes things easier.
Dec 17, '10 by ChrissyLove123@Nomad: I got my CNA certification but have not worked as a CNA. The NAU advisor told me my clinical experience from that was sufficient. I had a friend who did the training but had not gotten her certification, yet.
@krensrs2b: The HESI exam is to determine what knowledge you have of the basics from Bio, A&P, Chem, Eng, Math, etc. The HESI score is VERY important for getting into the program. I do not know the lowest score accepted (maybe someone else may know) but I haven't seen much lower than 87 being accepted...
Dec 18, '10 by Southern MagnoliaThanks Chrissylove. That makes me feel better. I actually spoke to an advisor that told me the same thing earlier this week. I'm just never sure I get the straight answer out of the advisors. Too many programs use "recruiters" rather than advisors but I'm pretty sure I spoke to an actual advisor. Now I have to gear up for the HESI. Got the recommended study guide but I see I'll need another b/c the sciences are weak. Now I wish I had downloaded all my A&P lectures.
Dec 18, '10 by ChrissyLove123Well search allnurses for HESI study tips. Vocab in the HESI Study Guide 2nd Ed. is a grrreat thing to study & fractions, conversions, osmosis/diffusion, and esp. the nervous system. :0) Don't want to say too much - I've been edited before for giving too much study info...
Dec 18, '10 by Southern MagnoliaThanks so much. You just got into the Tucson NAU BSN program right? I'll be interested to hear how you like it . . . I am so excited that I can FINALLY apply to a program but I'm so nervous all at the same time. I have so much to do between now and March 15th!
Enjoy your break. I'm sure it'll be your last bit of rest for a while
Dec 28, '10 by ChrissyLove123I am actually in Yuma, AZ. I am happy that I have 3 more weeks off, but want them to hurry up and go by.
Dec 28, '10 by ChrissyLove123Did everyone get registered for classes? I called on the 21st to register, but her voicemail said she was out of the office until January 6th (Thur.) I gotta be registered by the 8th so I can get my fin aid & order books from Flag to be sent to me in Yuma... Scared of all this last minute stuff!! I just like everything to be all neat & prepared & ready for me! hehehe
Another thing, books. Did anyone price the books at the bookstore online? It looks like for first semester, it's about $350ish??? I heard someone say $3,000 for first semester and someone else say $1,000... How come I only came up with $350??? Any input???
Dec 28, '10 by Southern MagnoliaJust lost my first post so forgive me if this ends up being a duplicate.
Chrissy - Sorry, I've been hunting for Tucson folks but there don't seem to be many.
Question - were you able to apply for scholarships? I'm puzzled by the scholarship ap deadline. I've seen various dates listed but they are all BEFORE the nursing program ap is even due and the scholarships all say you must be accepted to the program before applying. I won't know if I'm even in the program until April at the earliest so I wonder what you're supposed to do about the scholarship situation. I doubt I'll get much since I'm not at the main campus and I already have a degree but even if I get a little that's better than nothing.
Let me know what you find out about the books. I'm like you, I like to have all my ducks in neat little rows. I'd love to get the 1st semester books in the summer if I get accepted so I can get a head start on reading (I found the 1st semester syllabus for most classes on the NAU site.) Even if they change things around a little I can't imagine that 1st semester reading will change much.
Dec 29, '10 by ChrissyLove123Well, one thing I have to say that I DON'T like about AllNurses is that I cannot delete my stupid questions or comments once I realize them! :spin:
I was only looking at NUR 205 (not 214 & 215 & the BIO 320 I have to take!!) SMH
Go to FastWeb & apply for everything you can find you even remotely qualify for! I will share my info about the NP with whoever wants it. That's how I ended up here at AllNurses.com - trying to find information without having to chase down nursing students & ask them questions! hehe
Dec 29, '10 by Southern MagnoliaYep, that's my gripe about AN also. I screwed up the year in the title of a post and it WILL NOT let me edit or delete.
I thought that seemed a bit light for books
I'm thankful for all your posts over the last months. When I found this thread I read the entire thing. I'm not ashamed to say I'm stalking you guys that are hopefully going to be a term ahead of me. You're right it's way better than chasing nursing students down the street.