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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   CSUSM10
    yea, don't waste your time if you have C's for sure. I have straight As in all the prereqs and a 94% on the TEAS. I'd consider myself lucky if I get in to a cohort!
  2. by   swede_girl726
    Thanks for all the info!
  3. by   happymommy3
    Quote from prettyinpink57
    hello future nurses!

    i am in cohort 18, in the home stretch of my degree, just over 5 more months left!!!! i just wanted to give some advice on books for the nursing program. as for the book lists, i recommend just buying the main text that is required... don't waste your time on the recommended text.

    there are 2 books that i feel are a must for the program. they are:

    saunders comprehensive review for the nclex-rn examination
    isbn: [color=#0000cc]9781416037088
    **this book is great to take with you during the program. it summarizes everything from med-surg, ob, peds, psych, drug calculations, meds, skills review, basically everything you need for the nclex in a nutshell. every section has practice questions and this book has helped me so much through the program, it is like my bible. :d

    nursing diagnosis handbook: an evidence-based guide to planning care
    isbn: [color=#0000cc]9780323048262
    **this book was my bible for the 10,000 care plans you have to do throughout the program. makes care planning a breeze!!

    hope this helps, i am going to start studying for the nclex and i'll be using my saunder's book... taking it in march and it will be here before i know it!
    thank you for the info prettyinpink! how is the program going for you so far? are you happy with the teachers, clinical training, etc?
  4. by   moonshadow815
    Im in the LA cohort starting in 5 weeks, and I cant wait! Thanks for all the advice you have all shared, it's really helped tremendously!
  5. by   vjmt_4
    Congrats moonshadow! If you don't mind me asking, what was your teas score? and do they tell you what grade you got for your essay? How much was your total score out of a 100? I am applying for Feb deadline and still have to take one class this Oct.
  6. by   moonshadow815
    Quote from vjmt_4
    Congrats moonshadow! If you don't mind me asking, what was your teas score? and do they tell you what grade you got for your essay? How much was your total score out of a 100? I am applying for Feb deadline and still have to take one class this Oct.
    I don't know what my essay (they don't tell you) or total score was, but I did get an A in the biomedical course and a 92% on the TEAS exam.
  7. by   MandyB
    Hello, I just applied to the bsn program at National University for April 2011. Im awaiting a letter of whether or not I got in. Has anyone recently been accepted to the program? If no one minds sharing I would really like to know what was your TEAS score, science GPA, ect. There were a lot of people applying for very little space (I think 50 students) in the Nursing program which makes me nervous about where I stand and whether or not I will get in. Any info people could share would be great...
  8. by   jStarS14
    I know I'm a little late in posting this announcement...

    Just wanted to let everyone know I got accepted in to Cohort 25!!!!! :redpinkhe

    Anyone else in Cohort 25??

    For those of you applying, please do nOt give up hope!! This has been a long time coming for me. I remember almost exactly one year ago I was scanning these threads to find out more about the program, and now I was lucky enough to get in! Good luck to all!
    Last edit by jStarS14 on Sep 30, '10
  9. by   jStarS14
    Quote from MandyB
    Hello, I just applied to the bsn program at National University for April 2011. Im awaiting a letter of whether or not I got in. Has anyone recently been accepted to the program? If no one minds sharing I would really like to know what was your TEAS score, science GPA, ect. There were a lot of people applying for very little space (I think 50 students) in the Nursing program which makes me nervous about where I stand and whether or not I will get in. Any info people could share would be great...
    Mandy,
    I definitely feel lucky to have gotten accepted with the grades I submitted. My TEAS score was 80. I had mostly B's and one C for my science classes and the rest A's for my math and general education classes. I felt like one of my saving graces was the essay since I've worked in the medical field for over 6 years as a clinical assistant. I'm thinking despite my "average" grades, my ambition to be a nurse must have shined through in my essay. I'm also thinking that the cohort I applied in helped me to my advantage. So don't be discouraged! Best of luck!
  10. by   CSUSM10
    Quote from jStarS14
    Mandy,
    I definitely feel lucky to have gotten accepted with the grades I submitted. My TEAS score was 80. I had mostly B's and one C for my science classes and the rest A's for my math and general education classes. I felt like one of my saving graces was the essay since I've worked in the medical field for over 6 years as a clinical assistant. I'm thinking despite my "average" grades, my ambition to be a nurse must have shined through in my essay. I'm also thinking that the cohort I applied in helped me to my advantage. So don't be discouraged! Best of luck!
    I don't mean to sound rude, but I doubt it was your essay, especially since it's worth only 20%, it would have to be like a 5/5 essay considering your TEAS score and grades, to boost your overall score. I think National University will take most people that meet their standards, which are not all that difficult to be honest. I mean, they allow you to take your sciences more than once, and they take the best grade! A lot of schools will not accept anyone with a C in a science, period.
    But after all, the name of the game is money. The more students they accept, the more $$$ they make. And that's what pays for their marble floors and class A office space that they currently occupy all over SD.
    Last edit by CSUSM10 on Sep 30, '10
  11. by   jStarS14
    Quote from djxpress
    I don't mean to sound rude, but I doubt it was your essay, especially since it's worth only 20%. I think National University will take most anyone that meets their "average" standards. After all, the name of the game is money. The more students they accept, the more $$$ they make.

    Well, I felt like it was one of the things that helped me out. I think in combination with everything else, it all just fell into place. I do agree with you about NU accepting students, after all it is considered a private university.. how else would it survive? But as you know, they do only accept 50 students for each cohort out of the 200 or so that apply.
  12. by   CSUSM10
    Quote from jStarS14
    Well, I felt like it was one of the things that helped me out. I think in combination with everything else, it all just fell into place. I do agree with you about NU accepting students, after all it is considered a private university.. how else would it survive? But as you know, they do only accept 50 students for each cohort out of the 200 or so that apply.
    I forgot to say congrats! You are one step ahead of me, and you deserve a nod, since I know the road there was a difficult one.
  13. by   MandyB
    Thank you jStartS14 and djxpress. I think you are both right, im sure they really look at your drive to be a nurse through your essay to gauge your ability and contribution..even though it is not the most heavily weighted on their point system. I am a little relieved to hear others have gotten in with Bs or even a C. Congrats on getting in and heading on a path to a wonderful future!! How long did it take before you got your acceptance letter?

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