Anyone else apply(ing) for UALR Nursing program starting in Fall 2012? - page 2

Hello all! Just wondering if any other Arkansans are or have already submitted their application to the UALR 2012 program! I turned mine in on 1/2/12 & I'm so nervous to hear if I got in or not!... Read More

  1. by   ParkerNICUangel
    I GOT IN!!!! Soooooo excited!!!!!
  2. by   shenderson16
    Me too!! Have your heard what the total cost is for the nursing program? I'm calling tomorrow to find out.
  3. by   Witty3RN
    Congrats to you both!!! If you have any questions please let me know!
  4. by   ag.wade
    I'm currently in the last course of the program. Congrats to everyone that was accepted. Be prepared and you will enjoy the program. Good luck!
  5. by   ParkerNICUangel
    Thanks soooo much! I'm very excited & ready for orientation. I just finished all my background/immunization requirements & if the bookstore would hurry up I'd have the handbook read!!! LOL
  6. by   CNA2R-N
    I have been accepted into the program! Does anybody know the cost of the Nursing Essentials class? I would like to find out before April 28th since I am paying for this out of my own pocket. Thanks!
  7. by   Witty3RN
    The cost of the 3 hour summer class is around $750.00 but you will also need to calculate the cost of your book, skills kit, course guide, stethoscope and blood pressure kit.
  8. by   shenderson16
    Yikes! Can we pay with a payment plan?
  9. by   shenderson16
    Hey, this is a question for past ualr students. Are you able to work part time for a hospital during school?
  10. by   ag.wade
    It is possible to work part-time if you know how to manage your time. I know people who have worked throughout the entire program (including myself). Do I work 40 hr/wk? No. But, I do work ~ 25 hr/wk. Make sure your employer is very flexible, because you will need that.
  11. by   shenderson16
    Thank you!! I will have to quit my current job bc hey need full time during the day. If anyone knows of any jobs that are flexible while in nursing school, please let me know!Thanks!!
  12. by   Witty3RN
    I do think UALR has a payment plan program but I would call the financial aid department for details. I would also apply for financial aid and pell grants.

    I'm married with three children and have worked part-time while being in the program. Some people work full-time some can't work at all just depends on how you manage your time and how much sleep you require - lol.
  13. by   mgrn2b
    I am starting my 2nd year in the accelerated program. I have worked at night 36+ hours/week and maintained a high GPA. In all fairness I am not married nor do I have kids. It is possible to work, but you have to know how to manage your time and know how to study. The program isn't easy but it is achievable. You must be prepared to put in the work and be flexible to change. READ BEFORE COMING TO CLASS! You may not understand but at least be familiar with the information. It helps to reinforce the information. Also know how you learn. Are you auditory, visual, kinesthetic? That will help you when you are taking notes in lecture or studying. No program is perfect but always keep a positive attitude.

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