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Has anyone had any luck with applying at National University for their nursing program? I applied back in Oct 06 and have been waiting to hear from them. They are supposed to notify in 3 months. I... Read More

  1. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from happymommy3
    Hi ExPharmaGirl~

    It was nice meeting you today. Good luck at orientation!
    Hi happymommy3,
    I didn't get an email saying there was a post! It was great meeting you too!
    I'm going to send you a message.
  2. by   tutubalu
    Hi Bubbles!

    I think we are in similar boats...I just had a baby in March as well and I am nervous about starting such a time consuming program but hopefully it goes fast and I know it will be worth it in the future =] Did you grow up in PQ? I went to Mt. Carmel...Was it hard to extend your start date? We might be moving in October so I don't know if it would be better to wait and start the next cohort so things aren't so hectic.

    So at the StarCPR website those classes are okay as long as it is AHA?
  3. by   Harparia
    Quote from tutubalu

    So at the StarCPR website those classes are okay as long as it is AHA?

    I did my course through them and there were no problems, so I did my ACLS with them as well. The instructor was very nice and helpful. They will work with you until you get it.

    Good Luck with everything.
  4. by   Bubbles2610
    Quote from tutubalu
    Hi Bubbles!

    I think we are in similar boats...I just had a baby in March as well and I am nervous about starting such a time consuming program but hopefully it goes fast and I know it will be worth it in the future =] Did you grow up in PQ? I went to Mt. Carmel...Was it hard to extend your start date? We might be moving in October so I don't know if it would be better to wait and start the next cohort so things aren't so hectic.

    So at the StarCPR website those classes are okay as long as it is AHA?
    Hi Tutubalu!

    Well congrats on the baby!!! Isn't it just the most wonderful thing in the world??? What day in March? My son was born March 3rd!
    I am so nervous. It's gonna be a hand full but I'm sure it will all be ok. I was actually born in Germany. I've only lived here for about 9 years now. I didn't attend highshool here because I was already 17. So I got my GED... wasted my time at Maric College (got my medical assistant) and here I am now, 26 and trying to make a better living
    Extending the start date was not that hard. There is a form in the orientation package. Once you submit it they'll let you know if it's been approved. It would be very nice to have someone in the same boot in class but if you feel you need to take another 3 month... why not? It should be pretty simple.

    The StarCPR got exactly what we need for the program. It's the BLS Healthcare Provider CPR/AED class. I went to the one in Mira Mesa... it was quick and easy, just 4 hours. They even give you your CPR card the day of the class if you paid online.

    Do you still live around PQ?
  5. by   prettyinpink57
    Harparia -

    How was the ACLS certification? How difficult? I'm in leadership right now and want to get ACLS certified toward the end of the program.
  6. by   sdwahine
    I'm interested in attending National University.... The only thing I am wondering about is the cost? Whats the cost of the program? Are you paying out pocket or will financial aid cover the whole program.
  7. by   Harparia
    Quote from prettyinpink57
    Harparia -

    How was the ACLS certification? How difficult? I'm in leadership right now and want to get ACLS certified toward the end of the program.
    I studied about a month before I went and took the class. I really liked this website to study. EKG, ACLS, BLS, Hemodynamics Education Analysis | richACLS
    It does cost, but you can look at the free trial and see if it would be helpful to you. There are flashcards and interactive applets that help you remember the algorithms.
    I also really liked Six Second ECG Simulator . It's a moving EKG flashcard. It really helped on recognizing the different rhythms.

    The written test was a little difficult, so you do need to study the study guide (provided when you register for the class), but the megacode scenario wasn't bad. We got to be in rotating roles and if you needed extra help, the instructor would work with you.
    All-in-all, it wasn't too difficult. The problem is that it's easy to forget, since I'm not using it.

    Best of Luck!

    Quote from sdwahine
    I'm interested in attending National University.... The only thing I am wondering about is the cost? Whats the cost of the program? Are you paying out pocket or will financial aid cover the whole program.
    I recommend either using the search function or reading through this thread. You will have 99% of your questions about NU answered.

    Happy Reading
  8. by   tutubalu
    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if anyones knows what the class schedule is like for the first session or in general...trying to figure out the whole child care situation so I wanna get an idea of how the schedule works!
  9. by   ExPharmaGirl
    I think I just erased my response...
    Good luck with that! My July class was supposed to be from 5:30 - 10 on tuesday according to my schedule in SOAR, but is actually from 9am - 2pm on wednesday. You find out 4 wks in advance.
    It is all dependent on the instructor's availability.
  10. by   tutubalu
    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    I think I just erased my response...
    Good luck with that! My July class was supposed to be from 5:30 - 10 on tuesday according to my schedule in SOAR, but is actually from 9am - 2pm on wednesday. You find out 4 wks in advance.
    It is all dependent on the instructor's availability.

    The class is only once a week? I was under the impression that it was everyday of the week for a good amount of time each day.
  11. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from tutubalu
    The class is only once a week? I was under the impression that it was everyday of the week for a good amount of time each day.
    In the theory only 1 month class (at least the first one) it is a hybrid online and in class course. You meet once a week for 5 hours. Don't worry, the syllabus is filled, there are 2 books, and a boat load of reading and assignments.

    In the 8 week classes, you meet once or twice a week for theory and have clinicals twice a week for 8 - 12 hours depending on your scheduled group, but each group meets a 136 hour reqt, so there will be extra days in there if you are not in a 12 hour group.

    This isn't a standard format. I have other degrees from this school. You have to be able to read a lot and absorb a lot in your slotted class time. Keep in mind that in that 5 hours you are in class, you are covering 1 subject!
  12. by   Harparia
    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    This isn't a standard format. I have other degrees from this school. You have to be able to read a lot and absorb a lot in your slotted class time. Keep in mind that in that 5 hours you are in class, you are covering 1 subject!

    I would like to suggest to you all to use the companion site that came with the text books. The practice questions there can be very helpful to study and sometimes you might see a few familiar questions on your quizzes.
    The reading load involved in Health Assessment is ridiculous, and it is difficult information to retain, because it all starts blurring together.

    Happy Studying!!
  13. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from Harparia
    I would like to suggest to you all to use the companion site that came with the text books. The practice questions there can be very helpful to study and sometimes you might see a few familiar questions on your quizzes.
    The reading load involved in Health Assessment is ridiculous, and it is difficult information to retain, because it all starts blurring together.

    Happy Studying!!
    Thanks so much for the advice!

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