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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   twilight_saturn
    hey prettyinpink...my class is set up the exact same way. I am taking it right now!
  2. by   misslolalady
    Quote from prettyinpink57
    PS - Misslolalady, I've been meaning to find this out from someone...How was peds? It's up next and I am praying it's easier than OB!
    Peds is easier than OB (as in, not anywhere near as much work). I think it also depends on who your teacher is too...but I throughly enjoyed that class.
  3. by   9fingers
    ALIinSD: have you received any notifications at all since applying for the July 2010 cohort? I was told nothing can be expected until late Feb or early Mar.
  4. by   dachlewis
    Anyone switching to a later Cohort. I just switched to Cohort 23 in July. Having my first child due to arrive in April and starting school April is a bit much.

    (That reads funny! I am not having the baby, my wife is!)

    I want to start teaching myself today, but where do I start?

    Also, any other men in the program with me? I just read that 90% of RN's are women. Much higher percentage than I thought.
  5. by   dachlewis
    Also, are there any UCSD Alumni here or in the program? I was wondering what the workload and pace is compared to UCSD.
  6. by   att020506
    From my opinion, Nationals program is gonna be around 45000 with your cost off books and such. For each class we're paying almost 4000 for the clinical and the theory section and the associated nursing fees (650). Admission to the program is different than it was when i started. Now I think they just take the "cream of the crop" based on a point system with your grading and testing. I have to say National is ideal because of the one course per month format. All of the classes usually run about two months. Hmm.. If youre a cohort in April/October your theory is during the morning/day and if youre January/July. Theory is usually one day a week. Some of the courses you kinda have to learn things from the book. Theories lecture is informative but the tests are from the books so read!! The clinical teachers will teach you so much information. Clinical portion is usually an 8hr & 12 hr or two 12hrs. Usually they are from 7am-7pm but can vary.. I have yet to see one that is at night.. I would recommend to anyone not starting the program yet and are waiting to take medical terminology and pathophysiology.. IT WILL HELP YOU IN THE LONG RUN. thats all i can think of for input. Hope the wait isnt long for NU now. I hear CSUSM (San Marcos) has a 17 or 18 month program that runs for the same price at NU.. but im assuming they go twice the amount of days..
  7. by   att020506
    im not sure how the post bach program works.. its seems the same as the generic entry nursing for NU because half of my classmates have a bachelors.. I think the only difference is you do not have to take "preparation for the major courses" such as the spanish classes.. if you guys are doing the LVN to RN option.. pretty much you never stay with the same cohort.. you take certain classes and will finish sooner than the generic entry BSN. your just jumping cohorts to take classes..
  8. by   att020506
    as far as tuition.. im sure everyone always leaves a balance on their student account until their loan/financial aid disburses.. if you get the $25 late fee, you can contact student accounts and have them reverse it since you were pending a disbursement.
  9. by   maiday
    I am in the evening (cohort 19) and although our theory is always evening, like somebody said, the clinicals are whenever. For med-surg 1 I had Monday 7-7 hospital, Tuesday 8:30-4pm simulation lab at school and Wednesday 4:30-9 theory; we also had to go Sunday and pick a patient. So even though we're technically evening, we can have mornings also. Med-surg 2 I have Wed theory 3-8, Thurs hospital 1-8pm and Sat hospital 6-6. So you can see the schedules vary quite a bit. Switching is frowned upon but technically allowed as long as both people are willing.
  10. by   dalsor
    Hey all, Just finished the process of enrolling into the interim program. Now just sending in my transcripts and having them evaluated. I'm going to go to the Thursday information session next week to check it out, anyone else going? I'm still planning to apply to a few universities back east. I'm kind of wary on my chances of being accepted to the program though.

    I have a 3.18 gpa from my previous bachelors, and a 4.0 in my pre-reqs so far. Also, does anyone know if they'll take public speaking for the COM pre-req?

    Can anyone offer any insight into the program, how do you like it, quality teaching, etc?
  11. by   dachlewis
    You overall GPA and GPA in your Pre-Reqs look good enough to get in. Score very high on the TEAS test and write a killer essay.
  12. by   dalsor
    Thanks for the reply. For the proctored essay, is there usually a generic question, or is it pretty much different every single time?
  13. by   dachlewis
    I think the essay question is different for each sitting of the TEAS test. The question I got was very specific. When I took the essay it seemed that everyone starting banging away at the keyboards and that made it difficult to concentrate. I read the question and just sat there for about 1/2 an hour thinking about what the question was really asking for to answer. Address every part of the question!

    Come up with a theme that answers the question! My theme was "One Patient at a Time!" I wrote just over 1 and 1/2 pages, double spaced.

    The essay is 30% of your admission score and you REALLY need to THINK about it. Do not give a generic answer the question is not generic. Also, after you write it, go over it and make the prose enjoyable but not complex. Transition from one idea to another smoothly.

    I am going on and on, sorry. Hoped this helped, good luck!

    Keep it as short as you can!

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