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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   medbro
    I am new to this forum and a little confused about NU's BSN Generic Entry program. I do not have any undergrad coursework....does this mean I need to get my Bachelor's Degree and then apply for the BSN program or is the BSN Generic program all inclusive? Does anyone know how long it takes start to finish? Also, does NU require a background check? Kaplan wouldn't accept me because of a previous DUI. Thanks and good luck to all!!
  2. by   luvxallxthextime
    Quote from CAli2384
    Just to clarify on this, National accepts the top 50 of each application period (not top 20). If you haven't been to the nursing forum yet, they give most of this info there.
    Thanks Cali for clarifying the top people chosen! I wasn't sure how many, but according to another post someone said 20 people were in a cohort, so I assumed it was top 20... haha! but thanks for letting us know its 50 applicants! That actually makes ME feel better!!! You're awesome! Thanks!
  3. by   luvxallxthextime
    Quote from medbro
    I am new to this forum and a little confused about NU's BSN Generic Entry program. I do not have any undergrad coursework....does this mean I need to get my Bachelor's Degree and then apply for the BSN program or is the BSN Generic program all inclusive? Does anyone know how long it takes start to finish? Also, does NU require a background check? Kaplan wouldn't accept me because of a previous DUI. Thanks and good luck to all!!
    Hi Medbro,
    You have to finish your prerequisite classes before you apply for the BSN program. You can either choose to do them at National or another college (UC, Cal State, or CC). After you apply, you have to take a nursing entrance exam called the TEAS V test and write an essay. If they accept you, then you continue your nursing portion of your education with National.

    I literally copied and pasted the pre-reqs that need to be completed (before applying) from the NU BSN Generic Entry page:
    Required General Education Preparation
    (18 courses; 69 quarter units)

    AREA A: ENGLISH COMMUNICATION

    CATEGORY 1 Writing
    (6 quarter units)

    ENG 100 Effective College English I (3 quarter units)
    Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on Accuplacer
    ENG 101 Effective College English II (3 quarter units)

    CATEGORY 2 Speech and Communication
    (4.5 quarter units) Prerequisite: ENG 100

    COM 103 Oral Communication

    AREA B: MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING
    (4.5 quarter units)

    NSG 322 Intro to Biomedical Statistics

    AREA C: INFORMATION LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY
    (4.5 quarter units)

    ILR 260 Information Literacy
    Prerequisite: ENG 100, ENG 101

    AREA D: ARTS AND HUMANITIES
    (9 quarter units)

    See the General Education section of the catalog for applicable courses

    AREA E: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
    (9 quarter units)

    PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
    SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
    Prerequisite: ENG 100, and ENG 101

    AREA F: PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    (18 quarter units)

    BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiol I
    Recommended: prior completion of BIO 100 & 100A, CHE 101 & 101A, or equivalent courses
    BIO 201A Human Anatomy & Physiol Lab I (1.5 quarter units)
    Prerequisite: BIO 201
    BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiol II
    Recommended: prior completion of BIO 201 & 201A, 100 & 100A, CHE 101 & 101A, or equivalent courses
    BIO 202A Human Anatomy & Physiol Lab II (1.5 quarter units)
    Prerequisite: BIO 202
    BIO 203 Introductory Microbiology
    Recommended: prior completion of BIO 201 & 201A, BIO 202 & 202A, BIO 100 & 100A, CHE 101 & 101A, or equivalent courses
    BIO 203A Introductory Microbiology Lab (1.5 quarter units)
    Prerequisite: BIO 203

    The program I believe takes around 2 years and yes, they do require a background and drug check. They tell you all the info in the nursing information session meetings, so try to attend one of those and you can learn more about the program requirements! Hope this helped...
  4. by   luvxallxthextime
    Quote from chris' wife
    luvxallxthextime , thank you so much for the info!! i start all of my sciences in july and end in december, which will put me at applying in january. this year is definately going by fast with this online system. good luck with your teas! i just purchased the teas version v, so i am hoping this is the correct one to study for? hope you do well, let me know how it goes.
    hey chris' wife,
    thanks for wishing me luck! im taking it tomorrow... eek! yes, its the version v teas study manual... i have been reading in some other forums that the mcgraw-hill nursing school entrance exams book is really helpful, especially with the science portion. also, cali clarified that its top 50 students and not top 20... so hope you got that memo lol! good luck!
  5. by   ddvo87
    The top 20 I think is at the LA campus. SD accepts more people but is also more competitive from what I heard.
  6. by   JessicaC88
    hello everyone,

    i am currently looking at the nu fresno nursing program. i have never attended college before. would you recommended to do my prerequisites at a community college or should i do everything through nu?

    thank you,

    jessica
  7. by   jennakay89
    JessicaC88;
    Definitly do them at a cc first! At national, you can get them done quickly because it is 1 class per month. BUT, it is $1,386 per class. At a CC it is roughly $100-200 per class. It all depends if you want to spend more money to get it done quickly, or save money in the long run. If you do the CC route, you could probably get them done in 2 semesters. If you do the NU route, you could get them done in about 6 months, but it is 10x the price. Weigh your options carefully

    Jenna
  8. by   jennakay89
    luvxallxthextimex;

    i'm also applying for the october cohort! i have all the classes done except the statistics. were you told that they ALL have to be complete before you apply? i was hoping to be able to apply in june and do the statistics while i wait to find out, but looks like it needs to be done and ill have to wait until october.

    Thanks!
  9. by   luvxallxthextime
    Quote from jennakay89
    luvxallxthextimex;

    i'm also applying for the october cohort! i have all the classes done except the statistics. were you told that they ALL have to be complete before you apply? i was hoping to be able to apply in june and do the statistics while i wait to find out, but looks like it needs to be done and ill have to wait until october.

    Thanks!
    Hey Jennakay89,
    Well, here's my similar situation. I was actually trying to get into the July cohort, which the application deadline was in the beginning of december. Initially, I went to NU to talk about how I can apply to the program early november, and they told me I needed to hurry and get an evaluations (for my classes transferred). While reviewing my classes, I found out that I still needed to take statistics before I applied. The next statistics class was offered late november, but the nursing department allowed us to finish our last class WHILE our application was in... but you had to already be in the process of taking and finishing the class (not waiting to take the last class). So.... I'm not sure if they will accept your application, but don't hesitate to call and ask them! Best wishes!!!
  10. by   Chris' Wife
    Hello! does anyone know what the minimum acceptable GPA is for the core classes such as the sciences? I know we have to be competitive, but I am just wondering if there is a min. average that we are suppose to meet to be eligible at all. Thanks!!
  11. by   ddvo87
    You need an overall GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 for ABSN (I think). I'm doing the generic. You need a C or better in your sciences.
  12. by   Chris' Wife
    Quote from ddvo87
    You need an overall GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 for ABSN (I think). I'm doing the generic. You need a C or better in your sciences.


    Okay Thank you so much!! One of my friends thought we needed a 3.75. Ha! Thank you so much for the information. I am also in the generic program. I am just about to start the sciences next month and be done with those in December. Then Jan I will apply to the program. Have you done your sciences yet?
  13. by   ddvo87
    I need microbio and waiting to see if they'll accept my biomeds equivalent class I took at CSULB. Ya my science GPA is only a 3.0 cuz I took them when I was a Kinesiology major not even thinking I would someday switch over to nursing :/

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