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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   rishle
    Hello prettyinpink!

    Congratulations to you for being in your last classes! I was hoping to get some insights from you about the Child-bearing Family class. One of my gf's is getting married on Veteran's wknd and she's asked me to be a bridesmaid. I'd really like to say yes but I'm not sure if that's at all plausible if i have the child-bearing class during that time and how things work with the clinical aspect.

    Any info that you could give would be really helpful. Thanks so much!
  2. by   maiday
    Hi Rishle,

    I wish I could say different but it's really hard to commit to anything like that during clinicals. It really depends on your teacher, when your clinicals are and when the wedding is. During OB for us, our teacher was really strict. You could probably get away with missing 1 clinical, but for example if the wedding is Sunday and you need Sat/Sun off and you have clinicals Sat/Sun... you will probably have to miss the wedding. One girl missed her brothers wedding during OB.

    Of course, you may get lucky and have clinicals Tues/Wed and be fine. That's the sucky part though, you just don't know.
  3. by   prettyinpink57
    I agree with the statement above, but I would say yes and chance it. Over the course of the program I had wonderful understanding clinical professors like 90% of the time, where it was ok to miss a clinical (but you have to do about 12 hours of make up assignments)... I only had clinicals on a Saturday once and that was in Med-Surg I... All my other clinicals for the other classes fell sometime between Monday and Friday. Obviously things may change but if I were in your situation I would commit to it. PLUS - once you do get your clinical schedule for that class, and let's say you have Sat/Sun clinicals, it is pretty easy to switch clinical groups with a classmate to have different days. Hope that helps!
  4. by   JShadow
    I got my letter and was accepted into the April 2011 class. I was kind of worried but glad I got in... I guess I know what I'll be doing for the next two years.
  5. by   DaleenMarine
    Quote from JShadow
    I got my letter and was accepted into the April 2011 class. I was kind of worried but glad I got in... I guess I know what I'll be doing for the next two years.
    Congratulations, classmate!
  6. by   angbarrett
    Congrats you two, I'll be seeing you there!
  7. by   SDLOVE
    Hi all,

    After reading all the threads on National University, I've been able to get great insight as to how the program will be. I am still in the processes of completing my prereqs and still have a while to go. I was wondering if anyone can provide any info on the financial aid or direct loans. Unfortunately I wasn't able to qualify for grants and I've learned that the direct loan amount won't cover my whole tuition. Since I'm a first year student I will have to pay $2,100 on my own or through a private loan if I choose. My question is how have you guys manager to pay for tuition? Private loans? How many loans? I worry because I have poor credit.

    Thanks!
  8. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from SDLOVE
    Hi all,

    After reading all the threads on National University, I've been able to get great insight as to how the program will be. I am still in the processes of completing my prereqs and still have a while to go. I was wondering if anyone can provide any info on the financial aid or direct loans. Unfortunately I wasn't able to qualify for grants and I've learned that the direct loan amount won't cover my whole tuition. Since I'm a first year student I will have to pay $2,100 on my own or through a private loan if I choose. My question is how have you guys manager to pay for tuition? Private loans? How many loans? I worry because I have poor credit.

    Thanks!
    this is my 2nd bachelor's degree, so my options are limited. I had to go with a private loan. If your credit is not-so-good, they make you get a cosigner. If this is your 1st degree and you are getting federal aid and grants, your credit is not an issue.
    Good luck to you!
  9. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from prettyinpink57
    I agree with the statement above, but I would say yes and chance it. Over the course of the program I had wonderful understanding clinical professors like 90% of the time, where it was ok to miss a clinical (but you have to do about 12 hours of make up assignments)... I only had clinicals on a Saturday once and that was in Med-Surg I... All my other clinicals for the other classes fell sometime between Monday and Friday. Obviously things may change but if I were in your situation I would commit to it. PLUS - once you do get your clinical schedule for that class, and let's say you have Sat/Sun clinicals, it is pretty easy to switch clinical groups with a classmate to have different days. Hope that helps!
    Hi prettyinpink!
    I agree, I'm in 23 and people are pretty willing to switch around.
    BTW, Nursing Theories and Models was cake. It was our first class.
    Congrats on being near the end!
  10. by   Rachey467
    Hello!
    I will be starting in January 2011 with cohort 25. I was wondering if anyone could give any advice on how to prepare? ie: any books to get? what to study? I want to try and get a head start! Thank you so much
  11. by   Rachey467
    Hello Expharmagirl,
    Thats great to hear that nursing theories and models was easy. Any advice on how to prepare for this class?

    Thanks
  12. by   rishle
    Thank you maiday, prettyinpink57 and expharmagirl for your opinions on whether I should say yes to being a bridesmaid in my gf's wedding!!

    I was tempted to say yes but after my gf started sending me all the plans and even the tentative schedule for the week of the wedding, I decided to decline her offer. She wanted people to take an entire week with rehearsals, etc and I already know there's no way I can take an entire week to do a wedding. Perhaps if she lived in SD or even LA, I could extend myself for a week and run around back and forth but the fact that she is not in the immediate area makes it impossible. I really wanted to risk it but I thought about what a perfectionist she is and thought better of it
  13. by   May2
    Hi jStarS14,

    I also got accepted to Cohort 25. I learned that for our cohort, there were almost 300 applicants. Out of that, only 250 qualified and allowed to proceed to take the TEAS exam, and the top 50 were accepted. If you want to know about your specific overall ranking among those 250 takers, you can email the NU Nursing Department. I requested for it, so I know where I stand in the class. I look forward to meeting you!
    ;-)
    Last edit by dianah on Nov 5, '10 : Reason: Terms of Service re: posting names/identifiers

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