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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   laura06baby
    Quote from 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.
    congrats it sounds like you pass...I hope you get the job you want
    thank you
    Laura
  2. by   laura06baby
    Quote from SDMamma
    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.
    wow did they tell her why she got rejected ? it sounds scary because we dont even know the OU's criteria of acceptance

    thanks
    Laura
  3. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from SDMamma
    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.
    Oh wow I guess everyone's heard about them now! :chuckle I've noticed that Sharp no longer has the BSN program link on their home page. It's a good idea to always have that plan B ready to implement
  4. by   laura06baby
    Quote from Faeriewand
    Oh wow I guess everyone's heard about them now! :chuckle I've noticed that Sharp no longer has the BSN program link on their home page. It's a good idea to always have that plan B ready to implement

    what do you mean everyone heard of them?????
    maybe they have many applicants so some have to get rejected....but anyway you aRE right about plan B

    ETA lol i guess you meant that more people hear about this program
    Laura
    Last edit by laura06baby on May 10, '08
  5. by   SDMamma
    Quote from laura06baby
    wow did they tell her why she got rejected ? it sounds scary because we dont even know the OU's criteria of acceptance

    thanks
    Laura
    I am not sure if they told her why, if they did, she did not share that info with me. She was my classmate at National in all the prereqs. But to me she seemed very qualified. She is a Sharp employee, 3.0 cumulative gpa, scrub tech (operating room) and very charismatic.
  6. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from laura06baby
    wow did they tell her why she got rejected ? it sounds scary because we dont even know the OU's criteria of acceptance

    thanks
    Laura
    I know. this is scary. A person does all that hard work to get in and for nothing?!? Well maybe those pre-reqs are the same as for other schools around?

    I know NU has an extra class that you must take just for going to NU but it is not transferable to any other school. But they recommend that you take it once you know you are accepted.
  7. by   sooperdooper
    Quote from Faeriewand
    I know. this is scary. A person does all that hard work to get in and for nothing?!? Well maybe those pre-reqs are the same as for other schools around?

    I know NU has an extra class that you must take just for going to NU but it is not transferable to any other school. But they recommend that you take it once you know you are accepted.
    Which class? ILR 260? The community colleges in San Diego have a similar class. Its just a class that teaches you how to use Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. At NU tho they added research report writing to it.
  8. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from sooperdooper
    Which class? ILR 260? The community colleges in San Diego have a similar class. Its just a class that teaches you how to use Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc. At NU tho they added research report writing to it.
    ohhhhhh ok. I didn't think the CC's around here had that class. <sigh> sadly, I need a class like that.
  9. by   sooperdooper
    I do believe you can take the class at a CC to save some money. I would still check with the advisors to verify.
  10. by   SDMamma
    The CC's do that an equivalency to ILR 260. I took it last semester but it teaches you about how to find research for your report. Our textbook was called "the Extreme internet users guide to search engines". It didnt focus at all on using microsoft office programs. O\ur final project did not include a paper, just had to create our own blog on a current research topic. It was a fun, easy class, fully online, and I got an A.
  11. by   surfinbri
    Quote from 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:
    Hey Mommalumps,

    I'll be joining you October this year...I got my acceptance package a week or two ago!! Since you have already been into the mix i was wondering if your financial aid package from the school/government was generous... I am moving down to San Diego from Santa Cruz in August and don't know what im going to do about work and bills and such (my economic stimulus check wont go very far...LOL!) I am planning on taking the federal loans that they give me and then using Salliemae for the rest. Then I can focus on RENT!

    I am also trying to find a cool place to live (Preferably near some surf spots). You say the clinicals are @ Scripps and Sharp. What are some good central locations between clinicals and Rancho Bernardo? With gas @$4 i cant afford to be driving all over the place.

    Any Information Can Help!
  12. by   sooperdooper
    I would say Solana Beach, which is prolly in the middle of both. If you choose to live closer to the hospitals, you could do UTC / La Jolla or maybe even Pacific Beach.

    Really depends on your budget as these places will be a bit high for rent.

    And congrats!
  13. by   surfinbri
    Thanks for the info.

    Yeah i just looked at rents in those places on Craigslist...i i might just have to bite the bullet and tough it out inland a little bit for the twenty months of school. I think i will try and be closer to the clinicals and the hospitals since it seems like we spend more time there!

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