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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   gnomik79
    To 9fingers:
    So, I guess I need to correct myself and say that THERE ARE in fact "PM" shift clinicals since I am about to be in one next month! Mine run from 1230-2230 one day a week, and 0630-0430 second day a week.

    To dachlewis:
    We started with 7 men in our cohort and are now down to 6.
    I am a UCSD alumni (Math & Econ major), and if I had to compare the workload then with the one now, I would say that it's much higher in this program. So, I think it depends on a few factors: 1. What your area of study was at UCSD, 2. The instructors you will have in the nursing program, 3. The amount of time you are able to devote to the program (since kids and jobs can take away time from studying).

    To dalsor:
    To find out more about the quality of the program, teaching, etc, I recommend reading this entire post. There are a few of us, current nursing students, who shared a ton of great information about the program, offered tips and answered some questions from prospective students. I think you will find this very informative. Good luck!
  2. by   Harparia
    Quote from gnomik79
    To 9fingers:
    So, I guess I need to correct myself and say that THERE ARE in fact "PM" shift clinicals since I am about to be in one next month! Mine run from 1230-2230 one day a week, and 0630-0430 second day a week.
    You have a 22 hour clinical!!? I'm sure it was just a typo (0630-1630?), but that was my first thought - I'm dead after 12h! That type of clinical would make this one grueling program.
  3. by   twilight_saturn
    I had a question...about the breaks. I know that you get 4 weeks off a year but what weeks? Thanks!
  4. by   gnomik79
    Quote from Harparia
    You have a 22 hour clinical!!? I'm sure it was just a typo (0630-1630?), but that was my first thought - I'm dead after 12h! That type of clinical would make this one grueling program.
    Hahaha, yes, sorry guys, it WAS a typo! I should have said 0630 AM - 0430 PM instead. Sorry if I confused anyone. Well, just now we actually got an email that our days/times may change, so now I don't even know what my clinicals schedule will be like.
  5. by   Harparia
    Quote from gnomik79
    Hahaha, yes, sorry guys, it WAS a typo! I should have said 0630 AM - 0430 PM instead. Sorry if I confused anyone. Well, just now we actually got an email that our days/times may change, so now I don't even know what my clinicals schedule will be like.

    National tries to take away your validity in complaining and being upset about last minute changes by saying, "We tooooold you, you need to be flexible. " It's awfully irritating.
  6. by   twilight_saturn
    Please tell me someone knows when the breaks are...
  7. by   Harparia
    Quote from twilight_saturn
    Please tell me someone knows when the breaks are...
    Last year we had off: one week around spring break (not the same week as my kids), one week around the 4th of July, and two weeks off at Christmas.
  8. by   maiday
    You can look at National's Online catalog for the breaks... they are the same for nursing as the rest of the school. But basically you get 2 weeks for Christmas, 1 week for Spring break, 1 week for summer and that's it. I know this year, the summer break is June 26-July 5th, give or take a day. But check the catalog.
  9. by   twilight_saturn
    Harparia and maiday, thanks!!! I will check the catelog...I didn't know that! I needed to check because my fiance's grandparents are planning a trip. We usually leave Christmas day because it's cheaper to fly on that day.
  10. by   ALIinSD
    Quote from twilight_saturn
    Hey ALIinSD...I am not sure if you are still reading this thread but are you taking SPN 340A right now??? If so...I think I am in your class!
    Hey Twilight...sorry i didn't get back to you sooner. I was super busy w/ class and the Holidays. Yes, I was taking that class! Sorry I missed you. I'm currently in Crosscultural Communications (SPN 341) How did you do in Spanish in the workplace? I thought it was actually pretty easy.....surprisingly but the info seemed to be helpful for nursing.
  11. by   ALIinSD
    Quote from 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.

    Hey 9fingers,
    I JUST heard back from the admissions lady today! I e-mailed her last week b/c a few of my friends took the TEAS last week and were wondering why I wasn't there.....So, I was worried and it had been over 6 weeks since she said she received my application. She emailed me back and said to be patient and that everyone who applied would get a chance to take the TEAS, but it just takes a long time to process the applications. So, I finally got my email to sign up for the test and essay today! The only test dates left are this Thursday and next Tuesday (Jan. 21st and 26th). So, I have a week to study! I hope you've heard back from her by now. This process is unnecessarily long and it is driving me crazy! Supposedly, they will send out acceptance letters or e-mails the first week of March. I won't hold my breath though!!! Good luck!
  12. by   ALIinSD
    Quote from twilight_saturn
    Hey prettyinpink! The only class I have taken so far is the SPN 340A. I did not find that one hard at all. I got an A with minimal effort. I guess all the years of Spanish classes in high school paid off! Although I don't really remember much!
    I agree...SPN 340A was very easy and I got an A with minimal effort as well. It does help if you have had other spanish classes before. I took 4 years of high school Spanish, so this just seemed more like a review for me with a few new vocabulary words related to nursing/health care. Also, most of the answers for the excercises that we did for homework were in the back of the book. I didn't copy them, but always double checked my answers w/ them before turnign in my work. I'm sure you'll do fine!
  13. by   ALIinSD
    Quote from Harparia
    National tries to take away your validity in complaining and being upset about last minute changes by saying, "We tooooold you, you need to be flexible. " It's awfully irritating.
    Harparia,
    I can only imagine how irritating this is! I have asked both my advisor and even the people at the nursing forum to nail down some times or give me ideas of clinicals and they all say that it varies and you have to be flexible. They said that they will usually give you about a month's advance notice, but I've heard otherwise. I'm just worried because I have an almost 3 year old and a 4 1/2 year old who will be starting Kindergarten in August, and I'm planning on starting the July cohort. Trying to find childcare at such a late notice is going to be terrible I have a feeling.

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