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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   CarolLVN
    Quote from tamwoo
    Hey guys!

    Im planning on appling for the lvn-bsn program at national that starts in may 2010. The application deadline is dec. 4th. Can anyone give me info about their application process timeline? Like how long it takes to process your app, how long it takes to schedule and take the TEAS and essay? Thanks a lot!
    Step one: you have to finish your preq classes and meet the minimum GPA. Submit the application. Once approved you will be invited to go take the TEAS and Essay.
    i applied for LVN-BSN in Feb 2009, then i received the email to go take the TEAS exam toward the end of march. 2009. They informed me the LVN-BSN program is once a year and the class starts in May 2010. They will be sending the mails out 1st week of July, so i will know if am accepted or not. December is too far you may want to apply soon.
    For those sumitted the aplication for BSN, they looking for Jan 2010 class.
  2. by   NESHIA
    Thank you for the welcome SanDiegoNurse2bAt48. You are right about the waiting times and money issues. But I guess I will have to way the pros & cons. Being in Italy is very nice. I get to travel so much and to so many different places for a fraction of the cost if I was coming from the States. I am not in the Navy anymore, my husband is still Active duty. We are in the Navy.....(You see I said we, b/c I support him too...)

    Socalsi - I am a prior HM as well and I work in the Navy College Office now, how many credits were you given for A&P? 1 or 3? That makes the difference, also to be honest I would recommend you still take A&P I along with II b/c even if they accept your credits, you still need II. Go ahead, it will be an easy 'A'

    Now on the MGIB, I have Chapter 30 at the moment, but I am transferring to Post 9/11 b/c it pays more. Think about it this way:

    Chapter 30 is more of a reimbursement situation. Yes they will pay you the amount you are authorized every month 'AFTER' you call and verify enrollment, but you do not get all the perks that you will get with the new one.

    Post 9/11 will pay for you Tuition at the highest rate per term at a public university/college at instate rate. (NU is not public they are private so you will have to come out of pocket on Tuition) Also Post 9/11 will pay for 'Fees' as well (no out of pocket fees for me) plus you will get BAH at the rate of an E-5 w/dependants at the zip code of your school (That's about 2300 for SD) and you also get 1000 for books every term....Hopefully they will change their mind and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, but who knows....

    Word of Caution: To get all your extra perks, you have to be 'OFF' Active duty....The do not give you the BAH strippend while on Active duty...If you start while on Active duty use your TA...It will be covered, plus if it ends up to be more, you can request Top-Up with the VA.

    I know I will have to pay tuiton but oh well. It's worth it. I will still make out more than if I keep Chapter 30

    Go to http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/benefits.htm

    And read about the VA benefits. If you are still confused, go talk to a VA Representative or call the VA....If you need more help, PM me....
  3. by   tamwoo
    Thanks CarolLVN!

    I cant apply any earlier because im finishing up my pre-reqs right now. Theyre sending out acceptance letters in July? When I went to the pre-nursing forum, she told us that it doesnt matter when you apply, they'll send out acceptance letters in March 2010 after the app. deadline and everyone has tested. Maybe theyre giving us different info?
  4. by   CarolLVN
    Quote from tamwoo
    Thanks CarolLVN!

    I cant apply any earlier because im finishing up my pre-reqs right now. Theyre sending out acceptance letters in July? When I went to the pre-nursing forum, she told us that it doesnt matter when you apply, they'll send out acceptance letters in March 2010 after the app. deadline and everyone has tested. Maybe theyre giving us different info?
    She never specified whether July mails was for Class Jan 2010 or May 2010. i will let you know when i get more infor.
  5. by   Tuquies
    Well I am part of the April Cohort as well, and we are in the 2nd week of our 3rd class, Fundamentals of Nursing NSG-304. We have completed the Health Assessment, Pharmacology, and are in Fundamentals, this is our first 2 month long class, with our summer vacation (1 week) in between. Our teacher for tis class is Professor ****** ****, in my opinion she is a really good teacher so far. Every teacher obviously brings something different to the table, and she is I must say the comic relief to the program so far. I must say there does seem to be a lot of busy work in the course so far though. I don't like the fact that we actually have to do and turn in the workbook work that coincides with the chapter reading, I never found the work books help me to study, but oh well I guess..the class is really good so far in that it takes what I have learned in the last two and really makes it all make sense! Like that Damned awful Nursing Concept Map!!!!
    Oh and CONGRATS Honeybee, you are awesome!!!!! I can only hope to get throught the program let alone graduate with honors!!!!!
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jul 16, '09 : Reason: TOS re names
  6. by   socalsi
    Thank you NESHIA for the information. I will probably do the A/P since it has been awhile (HM school in 2000).
    Will probably do the new GI Bill. Your right about making out with more with the BAH. Thanks again.
  7. by   Michelle719
    Quote from jens619
    Good Morning Everyone,
    I just took my TEAS/Essay yesterday and I scored the following? I don't know if I did good. I was supposed to take it on June 6 but they cancelled that class and I only had 1 day to study since I thought I would have more time to study after my last final.

    Adjusted Individual Total Score: 80.6%
    Mean - National 74.4%
    Mean - Program 78.7%
    Percentile Rank - National: 70
    Percentile Rank - Program: 55

    How is this computed in getting into the program? They are only waiting on one more transcript but my GPA is borderline by 0.056 so I don't know if they will let my application through or have to take one more class to bring up GPA. Can anyone tell me what to expect as far as the application process? I applied for the January 2010 cohort but I don't think on top of GPA and over 86 people applying for 50-60 spots? Feedback anyone???
    Hi, I am taking the TEAS and the essay in a couple weeks, and I was wondering how the essay was. What kind of questions do they ask and how did you prepare? I am not the greatest essay writer so I am a little nervous about this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
  8. by   CarolLVN
    Quote from tamwoo
    Thanks CarolLVN!

    I cant apply any earlier because im finishing up my pre-reqs right now. Theyre sending out acceptance letters in July? When I went to the pre-nursing forum, she told us that it doesnt matter when you apply, they'll send out acceptance letters in March 2010 after the app. deadline and everyone has tested. Maybe theyre giving us different info?

    Yap, i received email from Nursing and the last day to apply for the LVN-BSN is Dec, letter will be mailed in jan
  9. by   SanDiegoNurse2bAt48
    Quote from Tuquies
    Well I am part of the April Cohort as well, and we are in the 2nd week of our 3rd class, Fundamentals of Nursing NSG-304. We have completed the Health Assessment, Pharmacology, and are in Fundamentals, this is our first 2 month long class, with our summer vacation (1 week) in between. Our teacher for tis class is Professor ****** ****, in my opinion she is a really good teacher so far. Every teacher obviously brings something different to the table, and she is I must say the comic relief to the program so far. I must say there does seem to be a lot of busy work in the course so far though. I don't like the fact that we actually have to do and turn in the workbook work that coincides with the chapter reading, I never found the work books help me to study, but oh well I guess..the class is really good so far in that it takes what I have learned in the last two and really makes it all make sense! Like that Damned awful Nursing Concept Map!!!!
    Oh and CONGRATS Honeybee, you are awesome!!!!! I can only hope to get throught the program let alone graduate with honors!!!!!
    Hi Tuquies, I was just wondering how you April cohort ladies were doing. Any little bit of info you can relay back to us is a big help. I volunteer at a hospital and worked with your Prof. ****** ****. She is a hoot and very enjoyable to work with. I bet she is a great instructor too. I know what you mean about comic relief, she definitely makes work interesting. She knows her stuff too. Good luck and keep us posted.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jul 16, '09 : Reason: TOS re names
  10. by   Tuquies
    For sure! I think I speak for all of us cohort 18 ladies when I say that we are so busy, we forget to do even the most menial tasks these days if it is not in relation to school! But yes, we are well, my lab just went over and practiced Tracheotomy care tonight, and Nasogastric Tubes last night. It is a lot to learn, and our lab final is in 2 weeks, but somehow we just do it. Its strange at first I was so overwhelmed, and now this just feels natural. Staying up until 12 every night doing homework, and awaking at 7 to do it all over nonstop everyday. If I stop and think about it, then it wears me out, but if not...
  11. by   SDLOVE
    I had an appointment yesterday with an advisor and the cost of the BSN program is $40,806.
    That is for the program itself, you have to get your prereqs done. Its suggested you take them at a jc, if you take them at the University it's very costly because each class runs for only 4 weeks. Each class or prereq taken is about $1,278.
  12. by   SanDiegoNurse2bAt48
    Hi SDLOVE, I was quoted the same amount. I am taking my prereqs at NU because it just took too long to go the jc route. Plus, for me, I just don't do well in a regular semester long class. I'm taking courses at NU and have been making A's and B's, so I prefer doing all my prereqs there. I know that I will owe up the ying yang once I'm done, but that is my choice. I hope to be done by Feb 2010 and apply to the nursing courses cohort in Jan 2011. Gosh, that sounds like such a long time
  13. by   Tuquies
    I don't know about that quote!!!! I am in the program and they quoted be a little higher than that too...but did they also take into account the $1,300 orientation fee, or the $650 A MONTH nursing fees, or the $100-250 a month spent on books????? Believe me it is A LOT HIGHER THAN THAT, it equals a lot closer to $60,000 for the ACTUAL cost. I get financial aid, and with that, the subsidized and unsubsidized loans I am already $25,000 in Debt. Really sit down look at each class inthe BSN nursing program, add the upper division ones neccessary too complete your bachelors which is NOT in the schedule of the nursing classes, it is like 3, so you do the math. Add 200 for every theory and 450 for every clinical to cover the nursing fees, than charge your self for AT LEAST 2 books a month (that price will vary depending on where you buy them)...and that is how much the program will really cost (STILL NOT INCLUDING SUPPLIES, AND TRAVELING EXPENSES ECT.) Just letting you know, b/c I was very unpleasantly surprised when I figured all this out.

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