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Anyone going there? I got accepted to their BSN program to start in July 07 but have req to start in Oct instead. Pros cons with the school? Any advice for me? tia... Read More

  1. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from surromom
    Hi,
    sorry I didn't get emails about updates on this thread. I didn't start I wish I did now, but I had some family issues to work through. I am suppose to start in April and waiting for paperwork from them, which is normal LOL
    Well let us know when you do get in and how it goes ok?
  2. by   suchablonde0788
    Hey everyone! I am an LVN student and thinking about the LVN-BSN program after I finish. Im just trying to figure out more about the program. Its on campus right? I just want to know what people think of it and the process of getting in. What is the Math and Eng. tests like? Is it basic algebra or a little more in depth? I also was wondering if there is a wait list and when they accept applications. Thanks for your time!
  3. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from surromom
    Hi,
    sorry I didn't get emails about updates on this thread. I didn't start I wish I did now, but I had some family issues to work through. I am suppose to start in April and waiting for paperwork from them, which is normal LOL
    surromom, it is April now so was wondering if you got word on starting.
  4. by   NursesRFun
    I am starting the April co-hort this Monday at NU. I am doing the LVN to BSN program, and it only took me 4.5 months to get a response from them.... but i hear that this is very uncommon. I attended orientation and many people that I talked to waited up to a year to find out- some say they even lost their application or claimed to never have received it. I suggest that you send your app registered mail so they have no excuse. Also, it is very hard to contact the nursing dept directly, and the general counselors do not have the best info. BUT i currently work for a hospital that has NU students doing their clinical rotations at and i speak to them frequently. They have told me that after everything gets going, its not that bad, and they actually do have quality teachers there. lecture is usually 1x a week with clinicals about 2x a week. It is kinda expensive...
  5. by   surromom
    yah I start on Monday too!!! I can't wait!!! I think the major issue is the lack of proper administrative staff. there is one girl for 1000 students i would think they could hire one more with the amt of tuition we pay!!!
  6. by   Faeriewand
    How much is the LVN-BSN program? I am studying for the NCLEX-PN right now. Haven't made up my mind on where to go next.
  7. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from surromom
    yah I start on Monday too!!! I can't wait!!! I think the major issue is the lack of proper administrative staff. there is one girl for 1000 students i would think they could hire one more with the amt of tuition we pay!!!
    OMgosh that is great surromom! Woot! You are on your way now girl! Let us know how classes and clinicals go ok? And also where they take place. I am especially interested in where clinicals are held, what hospitals. Thanks!
  8. by   SDMamma
    Hi! I recently applied to NU and I am hoping to start the BSN program in October of this year. Still no word back yet, as they take 3-5 months to respond.

    Anyhow, I just wanted to ask you a couple of questions about the program if you don't mind.

    #1 How long is the Nursing/Clinical portion of the program...ie, how long in months until you can take the NCLEX?

    #2 How long is the program in total? Are there any vacations? I am trying to plan a week long vacation to Lake Powell during the summer of 2010 and I wondered if there are any days off.

    How do you like the program? Any information would really help! Thanks!!
  9. by   NursesRFun
    There is no wait list for the program. You have to apply and and they either accept or reject you. You have to write an essay (which, i appologize, i no longer remember what it had to be on... LoL). If you don't get it you have to wait a full year before you can submit another app. The LVN-BSN program is a total of 15 months. That doesn't include your pre-req's and and other general ed classes. You can techniquely test for your RN after your Leadership course, which is about 7 months after you start the program. But some people don't recommend it... something about then being a non-degreed, certificate nurse on your license.... which i guess can give you some problems if you plan on living out of state. But i'm not exactly sure on the specifics of that because I do plan to test after december. It seems like a good program up front (after actually being able to speak to someone in the nursing dept). I got accepted in october and didn't actually get any more info from the dept until 2 weeks before, then they needed me to get ALL this stuff done, like obtaining Malpractice insurance, doing a background check, getting evidence of medical coverage, etc. Oh and they charge you 1500 bucks for supplies which includes a PDA for nursing software, your uniforms, and this ATI testing program, which has its users passing NCLEX at 99%. I will make this post public because i think it could be of benefit to others. Let me know if you have any other questions!!
  10. by   SDMamma
    Thanks for all the info!
  11. by   noneil680
    Hi Tia! I am actually planning on applying there in June to hopefully start in January. Could you possibly tell me any advice on getting accepted? I heard nursing school is really competitive! I got A's in all the prereqs and am transfering from MSJC in Menifee (I live in Temecula) How were your grades (if you dont mind me asking)? Just so I can see what my chances are of getting in the program. How much does it cost? I think it is $40,000 right? DId you apply to any other schools? Did you get right into National? Was the accuplacer test hard? I am really interested in knowing how it goes when you start! Please keep me posted! I am new to this so dont really know how to contact users in the future, but would love to keep in touch!

    Nikki
  12. by   SDMamma
    I applied last month with a 3.18 gpa and A's in the 6 sciences. The accuplacer Math, in my opinion was difficult. I tested into 12B and my advisor said that was acceptable, and he also said that the Nursing program has realistic expectations and they understand that the average person is not going to test into College Algebra. I did test into college level English, and they do expect you to test into that class to be competitive, but for math they want at a minimum 12A, 12B or College level Math.

    They take 3-4 months to approve/deny an application, and I was notified on 4/11 via email 2 weeks after I applied that my application was in process and that if my file was found to be incomplete, I would be notified by u.s. mail. My advisor called me yesterday to say that the nursing program has hired additional clerical staff and that they are actually returning decisions in about 2 months instead of how long it used to be (as long as 10 months).

    So....thats all I know about the application process. I think you have a good shot if you have a good overall gpa and did well in the prereq's.
    Good luck!!

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