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--marykdarling, thanks for the info! How do you like it so far? I actually just visited the campus for the first time the other day and it wasn't what I expected. It doesn't really look like a "college/university". What do you have to say about that? Is it because the students will mostly be in clinicals and all that good stuff so the classrooms aren't the prime focus for Samuel Merritt? I'm not really looking at the total "college life like in the movies" experience, I had that at a cal state, but I just want to make sure the campus feels homey, you know what I mean?
This is one of the things that's keeping me from for sure choosing Samuel Merritt (I'm still waiting for a letter) vs. U of San Francisco- which is a way more expensive and longer program. Plus the area could be a little iffy at night.
Just want to hear some thoughts!
Hi! So, I love the program. The teachers are all awesome, the facility is so state-of-the-art, and the school has a great reputation. I'm really happy at SMU and would recommend it to anyone.
The campus is definitely not traditional whatsoever, but honestly, it doesn't bother me at all! We spend almost our entire day in two different classrooms, so it's not like you're walking across "campus" to get to your classes; they are right next to each other. Once you get the hang of it, it's not bad at all IMO. It has everything that I need, including good food within walking distance and an awesome library. I definitely wouldn't let the campus away your decision. Instead, look at NCLEX pass rates between the colleges
honestly, I wasn't willing to pay more money and spend one extra year at USF, but it is a great option for some people.
In your second semester you will spend a lot more time in clinical at the hospital. First semester looks like this: 4 classes from jan-April, 2 classes from April-may, and one day of clinical a week.
Let me know if you have any other questions!!! Good luck!