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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   mommalumps
    I sat out for financial difficulties and will be returning in Feb to NU. We wear those uniforms on clinical days and during lab twice a week. I must admit that the blue scrubs are pretty cool; they are from Dove company. They were prety pricey- $54 for the shirts (2) and some other price for the pants -$60 or so:stone. Student loans Rock!!
  2. by   catzy5
    Quote from Faeriewand
    Thanks catzy that is good to know. If there is anything else you can tell us about NU please post it here.

    Does that mean that you have to have taken College Algebra? :uhoh21: Just wondering

    No my friend didn't, it's my understanding you will have to take additional math if you don't reach the level they want you to be in.

    I really can't post much about the school though, I only know what my friend has told me and she doesn't start the nursing part until January, she went there last year to finish up her pre reqs. There have been a couple threads on NU, do a search it does seem to be a very good school. I know my friend just went to her orientation a few weeks ago and she is very excited to start!
  3. by   Faeriewand
    Did your friend say where she will have to take her nursing classes? I'm trying to get confirmation from someone who is there where the location of the NURSING courses are and the NURSING lab is. I hear it is in Rancho Bernardo.
  4. by   catzy5
    Quote from Faeriewand
    Did your friend say where she will have to take her nursing classes? I'm trying to get confirmation from someone who is there where the location of the NURSING courses are and the NURSING lab is. I hear it is in Rancho Bernardo.

    yes she will be going to Rancho Bernardo, I am positive on that.
  5. by   Faeriewand
    Thanks for the confirmation catzy

    The more I think about it the more I want to go to NU. I have some help in the financial department too. But I guess I can always get someone to car pool with me to drive up there. Plus I see they do clinicals close to where I live. I hope this is one school that lets you have some choice in clinicals because at my school there was no choice. And most students were assigned halfway across town rather than close to where they live. And with the gas prices it was a big concern.
  6. by   mommalumps
    Cohort 12, the one that I left for working full-time, was a mess. After the fires, people were going nuts because although the fires closed our facility for a week, the due dates for assignments were pretty much the same. I will return in Feb.,with Cohort 13, what I know is that in Fundamentals (NSG200-lecture), we are to know calculations of drugs. If you fail the test, you could take it again nand it is not the same test. Please, to all brush up on your medical abbreviations and, most importantly, Drug Calculations and Drug Calculations. Once you master Drug Calculations, the rest is memorization and theory, in my opinion. Get your books early; go to NU.edu book store or get them cheaper on Amozon or Half.com.There is not a huge choice when the clinicals are handed out; just a slight consideration and most importantly, what the different hospital's availablity to accommodate students will be (this is from the Nursing Director's own words).They are done the second month in NSG200. For Cohort 13, this is mid to late-March. Carpooling is also a great idea on Mondays (lecture with the whole class of 50+), lab is twice a week in a smaller group. Good Luck To All
  7. by   Faeriewand
    Thanks mommalumps! (gosh love your name. How did you come by it?)

    So it's like your in class 12? (or13) is that it? The first class (cohort) was cohort one then? So they've had 12 previously hmmmm ok. Just wondering. At my school I am in class 54. Named for each year so the program has been running for 54 years. I will be doing the LVN-BSN so that should give me a year of credit. That fire messed us up too. No school for a week and we didn't get taught some pharmacology like we should have. It was just skipped.

    That's great you get to enroll in the next cohort. What... do they start every three or four months? That would be great. More of a chance to get in. I hear the whole program is like 22 months and less for LVN-BSN, something like 16 months.

    <sigh> I just might be an LVN by March or April . Can hardly wait! As soon as I get my LVN I am applying! :spin:
  8. by   NatalieSD
    Quote from navyvetRNdreams2b
    Just an update for all who read this post......I actually finally got an acceptance letter about a week ago. Doesnt start me until the January class though. I am also applying to SDSU and am hoping I can just get into that program now. It is a whole lot cheaper.

    Do you know how much National University's BSN program ACTUALLY costs??? If anyone could give me an estimate that would be great!! Thanks
  9. by   mommalumps
    Well, thanks Faeriewand...Thanks for asking about my name; it comes from a combination of my daughter's observation and the most important job in the world. I have a 13 year old and a set of 10 year old frat twins. My stomach is a bit lumpy, as my daughter says.. thus spawned the name "Mommalumps" . Your school has a cool syatem of naming the different cohort; historically is the best. Every 20th cohort or class that graduates together, the number shifts back to 1 or cohort 1. Congrats to you and remember that coffee is your friend:smilecoffeeIlovecof.
    For NatalieSD, the cost is $45,000for 22-24 months.Don't panic,though, you could get a Stafford loan or grants. The Stafford is for $10K (You have to apply 4 times during the program). Expensive? Yes! Worth it? yes; NU is a private school with no 2-3 year waiting list. It is fast paced, and the best part is that after the first year, you could sit for you NCLEX exam and, while you work as an RN, you will be taking the remained of your classes for your BSN on-line.
  10. by   SDMamma
    $26,000 or so for the accelerated BSN or generic entry program, which is 22-months long in total.
  11. by   SDMamma
    I finally applied to the BSN (generic entry) program at NU. I was told that the wait to hear back is much shorter now, just 3-5months.

    The ACCUPLACER math was SOO hard! I tested into 12B on my first try, and College lvl English. I utterly failed the College Algebra part, but according to my advisor, as long as you place into 12A or 12B all will be well. He said the accuplacer results take a back seat to cumulative gpa and the personal statement (essay). So...I will post when I hear back as to whether I am admited. See ya in 3-5 months!!
  12. by   Faeriewand
    Thanks for posting back on this SDMamma Let us know how it goes!
  13. by   SDMamma
    Thanks fairewand. I will do that I promise

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