I am not sure if the above NU students are actually in the BNS program, but I am currently enrolled in the BSN program at the Fresno campus, and it DOES NOT allow for a flexible schedule. Some of the NU classes/programs do, but the nursing program is much different. First of all, they accept only 20 students per cohort (every 6 months), and you start the program and work through it with the same 20 students. Your classes are scheduled back to back with minimal breaks, and you should graduate within 22 months. They recommend that you not plan to work while in the program, but I do know of some who are able to hold down PT jobs. However, you are very much at their mercy for scheduling. We have had classes and clinicals during the day, nights, and weekends. It varies from month to month, and makes planning very difficult. The program has only had 6 cohorts so far, so it is relatively new and there are many "kinks" yet to be worked out. There is some disorganization and confusion, and the staff seems to be ever changing. I have really liked some of the instructors though, and have enjoyed my hospital experiences. I am a little disheartened by some of the requirement changes that include passing all tests/quizes with a 76% or better, and having to pass poctored ATI exams for each class in order to pass the overall course. The problem with this is that if you fail a course you have to wait 6 months to take it again, and even then there must be an opening for you. In other words someone from a newer cohort has had to have dropped or failed. They can only have 20 students at a time, and the classes are only offered 6 months apart. I am already invested in this program and am trying to keep my eye on the prize and see the positives, but if I had it to do again I might choose another nursing program even if it meant waiting longer for a lottery or even moving out of the area if possible.
Hope this helps!