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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   SDMamma
    Hi! I recently applied to NU and I am hoping to start the BSN program in October of this year. Still no word back yet, as they take 3-5 months to respond.

    Anyhow, I just wanted to ask you a couple of questions about the program if you don't mind.

    #1 How long is the Nursing/Clinical portion of the program...ie, how long in months until you can take the NCLEX?

    #2 How long is the program in total? Are there any vacations? I am trying to plan a week long vacation to Lake Powell during the summer of 2010 and I wondered if there are any days off.

    How do you like the program? Any information would really help! Thanks!!
  2. by   SDMamma
    Hi! I recently applied to NU and I am hoping to start the BSN program in October of this year. Still no word back yet, as they take 3-5 months to respond.

    Anyhow, I just wanted to ask you a couple of questions about the program if you don't mind.

    #1 How long is the Nursing/Clinical portion of the program...ie, how long in months until you can take the NCLEX?

    #2 How long is the program in total? Are there any vacations? I am trying to plan a week long vacation to Lake Powell during the summer of 2010 and I wondered if there are any days off.

    How do you like the program? Any information would really help! Thanks!!
  3. by   surfinbri
    Hello All,
    I need to let off a little National University steam and this seems like a good place to do so. First off when i applied in September 2007 my application was automatically sent to NU in San Jose...I live in the San Francisco Bay area so i guess that was the closest one. Anyways they sat on my initial application for 3 months before I even found out about the supplemental Nursing Program Application. I applied to the Accelerated 2nd degree BSN in the beginning of January and am still waiting to hear something. I had a 3.42 Biology degree GPA at a UC and have a 4.0 in my nursing prereqs (anatomy, physio, micro, psych, public speaking etc.) at a community college up here. I am pretty hopeful that I will get in but i'm getting frustrated after waiting for so long. I was hoping to start in October but i feel like the chances of that happening get slimmer day by day. I guess my letter will be here soon...

    I am also having a hard time getting people to return my phone calls and there seems to be a lot of red tape at this university. I was wondering what any of you who are already attending feel about the quality of your education at NU and how you would rate your professors and support staff.
  4. by   SDMamma
    Last edit by SDMamma on Apr 21, '08 : Reason: was supposed to be a PM to a different user
  5. by   sooperdooper
    Quote from SDMamma
    Hi! I recently applied to NU and I am hoping to start the BSN program in October of this year. Still no word back yet, as they take 3-5 months to respond.

    Anyhow, I just wanted to ask you a couple of questions about the program if you don't mind.

    #1 How long is the Nursing/Clinical portion of the program...ie, how long in months until you can take the NCLEX?

    #2 How long is the program in total? Are there any vacations? I am trying to plan a week long vacation to Lake Powell during the summer of 2010 and I wondered if there are any days off.

    How do you like the program? Any information would really help! Thanks!!
    LVN step-up = 8 months for NCLEX
    Generic Entry ADN/BSN = 16 months for NCLEX
    Generic Entry is 22 months total for BSN completion (NSG classes only, not your other BSN reqs)
  6. by   mommalumps
    Hello All!!
    I too am hoping to re-enter into the N.U program in October '08. I was in the program late last year, but had to leave due to me finding full-time work. Administrators "suggest" that students not work at all. I "suggest" that they talk to my landlord.
    I now work nights at a casino in San Diego. Not attending school is driving me nuts. I haven't heard anything yet, either.
    Working full time and attending N.U will be a crazy experience. I have worked and attended nursing school before, but not N.U. It is fast pace and 3 days a week (Oct2008-1 day of lecture (9am-230pm) and 2 days of lab (7am-3pm), that's 8 hours, ya'll). This does change towards the end of the class; for 2-3 weeks you do clinicals. These clinicals are located in San Diego; they include Scripps Memorial, Sharps,and some other hospitals. I will just pray and ask God to guide me; this going to be one heck-of-a ride.:scrm:
  7. by   SDMamma
    3 days a week and daytime classes and clinicals! Sounds like my kinda school. I don't mind the occasional late night class, but not for 2 years, so I hope to get into a daytime cohort.
  8. by   mommalumps
    If a holiday falls on a weekday, the occasional Saturday class may be added. The class is Intense. To me, I want to work in the E.D, and chaos is good; but dang! Good Luck To All!!!!!!
  9. by   laura06baby
    hi ladies

    I need to ask you a question as well...I have a BA already but I miss few of the prereq....what programs NU has for students like me ....someone mentioned something about a more intensive but faster one?

    thanks
    Laura
  10. by   Faeriewand
    Hey Laura, if you already have a degree why not try Sharp Hospitals' accelerated BSN 2nd degree program thru OSU? It is a fairly new program and they accept you pretty quickly.

    There have been some threads on that option if you do a search.
  11. by   SDMamma
    Quote from Faeriewand
    Hey Laura, if you already have a degree why not try Sharp Hospitals' accelerated BSN 2nd degree program thru OSU? It is a fairly new program and they accept you pretty quickly.

    There have been some threads on that option if you do a search.

    I just had a friend get Denied from OU's post bachelors BSN program and she had a 3.0 and did 4 of their non-science prereqs just to get in!! She was pretty peeved about the whole ordeal, but apparently the July class was very packed.
  12. by   laura06baby
    Quote from Faeriewand
    Hey Laura, if you already have a degree why not try Sharp Hospitals' accelerated BSN 2nd degree program thru OSU? It is a fairly new program and they accept you pretty quickly.

    There have been some threads on that option if you do a search.

    hahaha actually that it is my choice I was just curious about NU ...I still have to take some prereq before I am able to apply.....what program did you do and was it easy to get a job????
    thanks
    Laura
  13. by   Faeriewand
    To answer Laura

    Well I just took my NCLEX PN today and it shut off right at 85 so I think I passed it. (I can say that with some certainty because so far every person in my program has passed and most shut off at 85)

    I am working right now as an ED tech in south county and love my job. I think my hospital would hire me as an LVN when I get my license.

    My program was the LVN program in Santee at Grossmont Health Occupations Center.

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