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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   GVSMLSMOM
    Thanks Bubbles2610! I appreciate the help
  2. by   Murse520
    I'm pretty sure we have 4 weeks off each year, 2 week for winter, one week for summer, and one week for spring(I think). You have homework due for the next class during those breaks, though it depends on the teacher/class.
  3. by   GVSMLSMOM
    Thanks Murse520! I ended up calling the school today and they told me the dates. You are right, 4 weeks for the year. Spring, Summer and 2 weeks at winter. I appreciate the response.
  4. by   Bubbles2610
    ORIENTATION TOMORROW!

    Does anyone know what that preliminary test is all about?
    ...and this is kind of silly but are they serious with the business attire? (I run around in business attire all week... Would be nice to have a day off )

    See u all tomorrow cohort 24!
  5. by   CAli2384
    Looking forward to seeing you cohort 24ers tomorrow at orientation! Can't believe it's finally here. I've been looking forward to this for months!!

    I know what you mean about business attire. Luckily my job has had "casual August" so, ironically, tomorrow is the one day this month that I have to dress up!
  6. by   happymommy3
    Quote from Bubbles2610
    ORIENTATION TOMORROW!

    Does anyone know what that preliminary test is all about?
    ...and this is kind of silly but are they serious with the business attire? (I run around in business attire all week... Would be nice to have a day off )

    See u all tomorrow cohort 24!
    Hi Bubbles~

    It was so nice meeting you on Saturday! I'm so excited about Orientation tomorrow!

    What preliminary test?
  7. by   Bubbles2610
    I'm glad we met happymommy! At least I know someone
    Oh and I did that library tutorial... Late at night... And I absolutely failed

    I was reading about some preliminary test...it's on one of the million papers they send us. I have no clue what it is about :/
  8. by   happymommy3
    Hey Cohort 24~

    Now that orientation is done, I guess we're officially nursing students! I'm so excited about starting classes, but I'm a little nervous too. Seems like we're in for a lot of work! Best of luck to everyone--see you next month!
  9. by   moonshadow815
    happymommy3,

    What was orientation like? Im in LA and have orientation on Sept 17. I was curious to know what they go over and supply you since they charge a good amount for orientation.

    Thanks!
  10. by   happymommy3
    Quote from moonshadow815
    happymommy3,

    What was orientation like? Im in LA and have orientation on Sept 17. I was curious to know what they go over and supply you since they charge a good amount for orientation.

    Thanks!
    Hi moonshadow~

    Orientation was very informative. We learned about the ATI training and testing system, which looks like it will be really useful in helping us prepare for the NCLEX. We met the lead faculty, who are also some of our teachers. The teacher of our first class went over our syllabus and class schedule (Monday theory class 9-2, and the rest is online). They showed us how to use the computer systems we will be using throughout the program. We signed some forms, were fitted for our scrubs, got our school ID card, turned in our paperwork, and took a preliminary test (nothing you can prepare for, and nothing to stress about). We had a question and answer session, ate lunch, and had an opportunity to talk with the faculty individually. I'm sure I'm forgetting some things, so if anyone else wants to add anything, that would be great! Overall, it was informative and gave me the feeling that nursing school is finally really going to start!


    I hope that helps give you an idea of what to expect! Best of luck!
  11. by   tutubalu
    Cohort 24,

    Sounds like orientation went well! Wish I could still start with you guys, I will be moving to the April start date unfortunately but I wish all of you the best!
  12. by   moonshadow815
    happymommy3,

    Thank you so much, that was very helpful. What is this test though that they make you take?
  13. by   CAli2384
    The test that they gave at orientation was a critical thinking test through ATI. So it is the same website and format as the TEAS, but the questions are really just random critical thinking questions to see your reasoning in various situations. Not really medical related. It's 40 questions and took about 30 minutes. As happymommy3 said, it's not something to stress about, and not really something you can (or should try to) prep for.

    Orientation was really great and allowed us to meet the people who we'll be seeing for the next 2 years. I can't wait for classes to start next month!

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