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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   BenJammn
    Quote from msquaredthefirst
    I'm sure this has been covered already, but there are so many pages on this thread. What are the prereqs for the accelerated BSN program? I read the catalog's "preparation for the major" section but it seems like half those classes are already nursing classes.
    Depending on what you have completed like anat. physio chem, math english, NU requires these as well: Biostats, Cultural Comm., Information Literacy (dumb class), & Spanish in the work place.
  2. by   cquachie
    Has anybody taken BIO 201/202 A (anatomy/physio lec+labs) at NU? How difficult is it? Is it worth it? I'm thinking of doing this 4 month class instead of going for a year at community college to save 6 months.

    Thanks for your help!
  3. by   JoelDavid
    Hello there Forum World,

    I'll be a brief as possible. I've been in sales for 10 years. For the past 3 years I've been contemplating changing careers to get into healthcare, either respiratory therapy or RN. I'm ready to take the jump and all the nursing schools in SD have crazy long waiting lists so I'm going for National Un. So... How do I get in?! lol
    I'm starting from scratch so if anyone out there can answer any of (or all of, lol) these questions, that would REALLY be a blessing. thanks!

    1) I was told I can take classes on Tue & Thur nights until clinicals. Is this true?
    2) How many months does it take until the pre classes are done?
    3) Whats the difference between the "BSN" at National and the "Generic Entry BSN"?
    4) How often does the actual nursing program accept new students? Every month a new batch starts? Every other month? etc.
    5) What about paying for school. I know I can get federal loans but what about the rest? Do all students have to get private loans to cover the gap? Do people pay payments while going to school?
    6) What does it take to get into their Nursing program (GPA, Minimum TEAS score, anything else?)
    7) I am getting my CNA certification next month and want to get a job as a CNA while I work towards my degree. Is this going to be possible? I have no idea what the schedule is going to be like.
    8) How many students does the National Un. Nursing program accept each year?
    9) I was planning on doing the entire degree at National. Do most people do their pre-reqs elsewhere and transfer in? Would it give me a leg up to do the entire degree at National when applying for the actual nursing program.
    10) Is there multiple campuses in San Diego to take the classes, or just 1? I tried googling the campus and a bunch came up, lol. Where will I be going to my classes?
    11) What is the "Nursing Pre Forum" (I think its called) that National offers to prospective students? How often are they offered and how long is it (all day, etc.)?

    Thank you very very much for all your time and replies! Changing careers, very excited, ton of questions, lol.
    Joel
  4. by   ExPharmaGirl
    hi! i'm graduating in may and can answer some of it. see below. good luck to you!

    Quote from joeldavid
    hello there forum world,

    i'll be a brief as possible. i've been in sales for 10 years. for the past 3 years i've been contemplating changing careers to get into healthcare, either respiratory therapy or rn. i'm ready to take the jump and all the nursing schools in sd have crazy long waiting lists so i'm going for national un. so... how do i get in?! lol
    i'm starting from scratch so if anyone out there can answer any of (or all of, lol) these questions, that would really be a blessing. thanks!

    1) i was told i can take classes on tue & thur nights until clinicals. is this true? not in the nursing program. you are at their mercy with their scheduling. you have no control of your schedule. if you are talking about prereqs like a&p then yes.
    2) how many months does it take until the pre classes are done?
    what pre-classes?
    3) whats the difference between the "bsn" at national and the "generic entry bsn"? look in their catalog, you can find it on the website. the generic entry is for people who don't have degrees already and the post-bachelor's degree is for people who have degrees.
    4) how often does the actual nursing program accept new students? every month a new batch starts? every other month? etc. january, april, july, october
    5) what about paying for school. i know i can get federal loans but what about the rest? do all students have to get private loans to cover the gap? do people pay payments while going to school? it's an accredited university. student loans, federal or private, or cash.
    6) what does it take to get into their nursing program (gpa, minimum teas score, anything else?). depends on the cohort you are applying with. mine was hard to get into. most of my cohort had mostly a's in our prereqs. i got an 86 on the teas and scored high on the essay.
    7) i am getting my cna certification next month and want to get a job as a cna while i work towards my degree. is this going to be possible? i have no idea what the schedule is going to be like. they recommend you don't work more than 1 8 hour shift per week in the program. yeah right! i worked. it was hard, but i did it. i couldn't work more than 30 hours per week though.
    8) how many students does the national un. nursing program accept each year? 50 per cohort
    9) i was planning on doing the entire degree at national. do most people do their pre-reqs elsewhere and transfer in? would it give me a leg up to do the entire degree at national when applying for the actual nursing program. ?
    10) is there multiple campuses in san diego to take the classes, or just 1? i tried googling the campus and a bunch came up, lol. where will i be going to my classes? nursing classes are all done at rancho bernardo. i did have 1 class in carlsbad when they ran out of space.
    11) what is the "nursing pre forum" (i think its called) that national offers to prospective students? how often are they offered and how long is it (all day, etc.)? it's an info session about the program. i don't know how long it is anymore.

    thank you very very much for all your time and replies! changing careers, very excited, ton of questions, lol.
    joel
  5. by   JoelDavid
    Thanks alot! I really appreciate your time and answers. May I ask, did you do your pre-reqs at National or where? Also, where are you hoping to work when you graduate?
  6. by   JoelDavid
    How many apply to each Cohort on average?
  7. by   JoelDavid
    How long is the nursing school past pre-reqs?
  8. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from JoelDavid
    How long is the nursing school past pre-reqs?
    My cohort was 22 months, but I think they changed the program to be a month or 2 longer with cohorts starting this year.

    I did my prereqs at National, in fact I have a previous BS from NU. No, it doesn't help your chances. Admission is based on a point system. I've seen that first hand with some friends who thought that since they gave money to NU for their prereqs they would get in. Not so. The cutoff points for admission into my cohort was in the mid 80's. If you need info on the point system, search this thread, there is a wealth of info.

    My cohort had 150 applicants, but that was over 2 years ago. I don't know what the numbers are now. They can tell you that in the pre-nursing forum. NU is not easier than any other school to get into, they just don't maintain a waiting list and you have multiple attempts throughout the year to try.
  9. by   JoelDavid
    Awesome. Thank you so much. And congrats on finishing the program! What are your plans now(if you don't mind me asking)?
  10. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Thanks and you're welcome! I still have 6 weeks to go.
    I think I'm going to move wherever I can get a new grad position. San Diego has about 1500 applicants per position (according to my current instructor who is part of the nursing consortium). I can sacrifice 2 years for some experience. I already did 2 years for nursing school. LOL!
  11. by   JoelDavid
    How many times did it take you applying to get in? Do you mind if I ask what your gpa, teas, etc. was to get accepted?
  12. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from JoelDavid
    How many times did it take you applying to get in? Do you mind if I ask what your gpa, teas, etc. was to get accepted?
    I got in the first time. My gpa in the prereq's was 4.0, my teas was 86.
  13. by   JoelDavid
    Great job!What do you think the average gpa & teas score is of those accepted?

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