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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   autumnofage
    Surfinbri,

    I'm moving from northern California too. Well at least I HOPE I am. I want to get into the Oct slot however due to transcript delays I was only able to get my application in around April time. I'm concerned that I'll end up being put into Jan instead. Good for saving more money but I'm anxious to leave my parents house since I wasn't really excited to move back here in the first place.

    I've been looking a lot at Craig's list for places however I didn't know where the clinical stuff would be till I found this site so it looks like I have a narrower search now. If I do wait till Jan then I may hit you up to find out what areas you looked at and or what area you moved to since you would be moved before me, if you don't mind of course.
  2. by   Faeriewand
    I've seen NU students at Kaiser Zion which is on Mission Gorge Road and also at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa which is in East County. I would not move to a beach area as they are expensive and not centrally located to most of the hospitals where you would be doing your clinicals.
  3. by   surfinbri
    That makes me sad...I've been living a walk away from the beach for the last 7 years...In quirky Santa Cruz too. I was down there in Escondido and knew immediately that i couldn't live there will all the strip malls and chain stores. Someone else was saying that NU students also go to Sharp and Scripps hospitals so I might try and live in Hillcrest-I hear that place is pretty Santa Cruzy. And it seems more centrally located.

    I also wanted to ask you where you work as an ER tech. I have been volunteering in the ER up here for the last year or so and just got my EMT cert too. I am hoping to get a job as a tech down there. Know of any places hiring?

    And my advice to Autumnofage is: BE PATIENT! The admissions process is easy but they take a long time to get back to you, and are not the easiest people to get a hold of.

    Peace all-
  4. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from surfinbri
    That makes me sad...I've been living a walk away from the beach for the last 7 years...In quirky Santa Cruz too. I was down there in Escondido and knew immediately that i couldn't live there will all the strip malls and chain stores. Someone else was saying that NU students also go to Sharp and Scripps hospitals so I might try and live in Hillcrest-I hear that place is pretty Santa Cruzy. And it seems more centrally located.

    I also wanted to ask you where you work as an ER tech. I have been volunteering in the ER up here for the last year or so and just got my EMT cert too. I am hoping to get a job as a tech down there. Know of any places hiring?

    Peace all-
    Hey I've been to Santa Cruz many times. Used to live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hillcrest and NorthPark are where it's happening down here

    I'll PM you about where I work and my job. :heartbeat
  5. by   autumnofage
    Reading forums are a bad idea.

    I was reading back and looking at people who have been rejected and people talking about their GPA's and now my optimism for getting in is low. Also the wait is so much worse now so my advice; don't ever look back on the forum if you're waiting to hear back! oi
  6. by   surfinbri
    The whole nursing application process anywhere is stressful..Stay optimistic and just let things happen..It will eventually. I started off only applying to entry level masters programs. After many hours filling out applications and hundreds of dollars later I got rejected by every single one! Something will happen soon and you will be that much more relieved when it does....just be patient!
  7. by   prettyinpink57
    so i just recently submitted my nursing application to NU about 2 weeks ago. i'm stressing out! i have A's in Anatomy and Physiology and am in Micro right now. (it's the only pre req i have left)...my gpa is about a 3.4. has anyone here been accepted/rejected from NU that wants to share their gpa, grades, accuplacer scores etc....thanks that would be appreciated
  8. by   surfinbri
    Quote from prettyinpink57
    so i just recently submitted my nursing application to NU about 2 weeks ago. i'm stressing out! i have A's in Anatomy and Physiology and am in Micro right now. (it's the only pre req i have left)...my gpa is about a 3.4. has anyone here been accepted/rejected from NU that wants to share their gpa, grades, accuplacer scores etc....thanks that would be appreciated
    I start in a couple of weeks Fall 2008 cohort...im moving to San Diego this week! But here is my info:

    UCSC Undergrad GPA: 3.42
    A/P, micro, Communication psych: 4.0
    Accuplacer:
    Reading comp-119
    Sentence Skills-112
    Algebra-118
    College Math-68 (was a little rusty on pre calc)

    As I said before just be patient with NU they are slow at letting you know any information and they are hard to get a hold of if you want to talk to someone. But I am stoked to start my program! I can't wait. You have good grades just be patient.

    -B
  9. by   SpaceCataz
    Hey everyone,
    I just spent a couple of hours reading postings on NU and other BSN programs in San Diego (where my parents live, thus saving much-needed cash for nursing school). I'll be getting my BA from UCSC (eh Surfbri?) in the spring and although my major is pretty time-consuming, I'm hitting myself now for not having taken any prerequisites in the recent past. I'm going to try knocking as many as I can out of the way now, but at UC there are prerequisites to take the prerequisites for nursing, e.g. microbiology requires that I take biochem, which requires o-chem, and intro bio with labs (ok, did the latter in community college, but still...). So I'm going to try taking physio and anatomy at the local CC, Cabrillo--but not this quarter since UCSC starts Sept. 20 and Cabrillo starts next week.
    I understand that National has programs that start four times per year. Does anyone happen to know what the approximate application due dates are for each? (National doesn't give much info on its website). Is it still true about all the waiting to hear from NU? That may give me time to catch up with things.
    Thanks
  10. by   prettyinpink57
    thanks bri for responding to my post. so your 3.42 gpa...how many units does that cover? did you get a bachelor's degree? or did you just do all your pre reqs and such at ucsc? thanks girl. ps- when did you apply to national's nursing program and then when did you hear back? good luck with the program and congrats on being accepted!

    Ashley
  11. by   Cassie77
    I just applied to National this spring and was rejected to the nursing program. I'm aiming for OU now. I don't know how they choose the nursing students. A few of my friends got in with worse GPA and worse Accuplacer than me. It's a pretty competitive process. I wish you all luck getting in!

    Here is my info:
    Southern NH University Undergrad GPA (BS degree): 3.57
    A&P 1 and 2, micro, sociology at NU: 4.0
    Accuplacer:
    Reading comp-116
    Sentence Skills-116
    Algebra-100
    College Math-60 (had a hard time with the advanced math even though I studied a ton and took college alebra a few years ago).
  12. by   Faeriewand
    I've heard that it is a California requirement that all nursing schools administer the TEAS test now. Is NU going to be implementing that? Anyone here taken the TEAS for National?
  13. by   misslolalady
    Hello all,

    I just got accepted to NU a few weeks ago. I will be starting the July 09 cohort. I took all of my pre req's at City College. I have a 3.75 in my sciences, 3.5 overall. As for the placement test- I didn't fair that well on the math section, (I seriously could not remember very basic math, fractions and percentages...) I think I did OK on the algebra, it wasn't rediculously hard, though. I have taken stats already, and got an A. But in terms of hearing back, it took a good 3 months, and I called and pestered them, trying to get answers in the mean time. I applied right in the middle of their begining to restructure their program. So I am glad I applied when I did, because I have a feeling it's going to take longer to get in from now on. Especially since SDSU is not accepting applications for any academic programs for Spring 09.

    Anyhow, I am very happy to have gotten accepted, but be warned, the people at admissions department are not helpful!! If you have questions, direct them to the nursing department only.

    And one quick question- is it true you can sit for NCLEX, and be working as a nurse while still attending the program? I had not heard that before...

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