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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   prettyinpink57
    Well I hope SPN 340A is easier than SPN 341 because there is SO much work for this class! (Not to mention my teacher is tough when it comes to grading!) I asked him why I got 39/40 for my first 2 discussions (not like I care all that much, just curious as to what constitutes a 1 point deduction) and he said because "40/40 is perfect work, something that is very hard to come by." LOL. Oh joy, I can only wonder what I'll get on my 5 page paper I'm going to somehow find time to write that's out of 200 points... I'm pulling an "A" luckily because I have my classmates in my OB class who are taking it with me to study with and what not. **Advice to prospective nursing students - If you can, I highly recommend taking SPN 340A, SPN 341 and SOC 500 (or HUB 500) before starting the program. This only applies to those who do not already hold a bachelor's degree. Luckily one week from Saturday will be the end of my OB rotation and the end of SPN 341! Woohoo! Getting closer and closer!:grad:
  2. by   Harparia
    Quote from ALIinSD
    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.

    It is irritating. They told us to have a back up plan, for your back up plan. There are some things that you cannot miss or you cannot proceed. If an unavoidable issue comes up though and you can't go to clinical, most of the clinical instructors are understanding about it, as long as you talk to them. The protocol is to have you write a big paper with at least 3 resources, but there was only one instructor that that stuck to that requirement.
    Hopefully, you wont need your backup plan or you will have nice instructors if an issue arises.
    Congrats on getting into the July Cohort.

    If you have the time and a bit of extra $$ I HIGHLY recommend getting the Feuer RN audio reviews from
    http://www.f-n-r.net/pharmacology.html#home_overview

    I got the pharm and the whole review and used it through my courses and though it was a bit pricey, it was totally worth the investment.

    Good luck with everything!
    Harparia
  3. by   twilight_saturn
    Hi ALIinSD! Guess who is also in your current SPN341 class! I agree, SPN340A was extremely easy! I did not even notice that I was even taking a class! I also got a A but I had no idea the answers were in the back of the book! Good luck to you on your TEAS and essay! I am sure you will be fine!

    PrettyinPink: Sorry your instructor is hard on you! I am taking it now and I am doing pretty well. I think he also offers extra credit. I was looking at my gradebook and notice my grade was over 100%. I guess it really depends on the teachers...mine is a goofball. Definitely NOT looking forward to that paper though...

    I can't believe my orientation is less than a month away! I still need to get my stuff done! I tried making an appointment with my primary physician for the physical but he has no available appointments before my orientation...
  4. by   Murse520
    Hey everyone, I was just wondering if anyone knew the exact classes I am able to take before the nursing program, for instance Spanish for the workplace, etc. I was also wondering if you are able to CLEP test out of those spanish courses necessary for the program. If anyone can get back at me, I would greatly appreciate it.
  5. by   Harparia
    Quote from Murse520
    Hey everyone, I was just wondering if anyone knew the exact classes I am able to take before the nursing program, for instance Spanish for the workplace, etc. I was also wondering if you are able to CLEP test out of those spanish courses necessary for the program. If anyone can get back at me, I would greatly appreciate it.
    The class you take is only available at National University. They do not accept anysubstitutions for the Spanish courses. I had a course titled "Spanish for the health care worker" and they wouldn't accept the transfer. There were even 3 native speakers in my class, and they couldn't get out of it. It's ridiculous; to be forced to take those courses, at $1300 a class a pop, is akin to highway robbery! I learned N-O-T-H-I-N-G.

    Rant done.
  6. by   Murse520
    aww that sucks. Do you know which classes exactly you can take before you enter the nursing program and do you know if you can take them online?
  7. by   prettyinpink57
    Yeah, I said them like 3 posts back... They are SPN 341, SPN 340A and SOC 500 (or HUB 500) <--either one counts.
  8. by   Murse520
    Thank you, Do you know if you are able to take 2 out of the 3 courses at one time/month? :[
  9. by   twilight_saturn
    No, unfortunately you can only take one per month :/
  10. by   Murse520
    , anyone know which course out of the 3 is easiest, because I don't want to get distracted during the program with a workload of time consuming work.
  11. by   Harparia
    Quote from Murse520
    Thank you, Do you know if you are able to take 2 out of the 3 courses at one time/month? :[
    You have to have a solid, established (at NU), GPA. You need to request special permission, which takes about 8 weeks to be approved, and you have to pay out of pocket for the additional class - financial aid won't cover it.
  12. by   twilight_saturn
    I have only taken SPN 340A and SPN 341 and so far SPN 340A was by FAR the easiest of them all!
  13. by   prettyinpink57
    Murse, are you starting the program soon? If so, congrats!

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