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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   crewz
    Hi mommalumps! Thanks for the info! and congrats and good luck to you, as well!

    I was wondering, did you complete your prerequisites at another school or at NU? From what I was told, I have to have ILR before I could apply for their nursing program, which is why I decided to go here. Any advice?
  2. by   mommalumps
    Quote from joyskoy
    Hi mommalumps! Thanks for the info! and congrats and good luck to you, as well!

    I was wondering, did you complete your prerequisites at another school or at NU? From what I was told, I have to have ILR before I could apply for their nursing program, which is why I decided to go here. Any advice?
    Hello Joyskoy!!
    I was getting ready to start the ASN program at Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans before the storm. We know how that ended. I took all of my prereqs at Delgado Community College while there. Nursing was calling me; I now live in Escondido, CA. I still don't have ILR and some other classes; is that the computer lit. class? If so, you don't have to take it now. Advice. N.U is the place to go. They don't mak you take non-essential classes (Human Anthopology, Art 101, what the...) of other colleges. I had to take the Micro and lab at NU b/c I didn't have them before. There are some classes that are exclusive to N.U that you must take there. How many more prereqs do you need? Feel free to ask. :wink2:
  3. by   crewz
    Quote from mommalumps
    Hello Joyskoy!!
    I was getting ready to start the ASN program at Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans before the storm. We know how that ended. I took all of my prereqs at Delgado Community College while there. Nursing was calling me; I now live in Escondido, CA. I still don't have ILR and some other classes; is that the computer lit. class? If so, you don't have to take it now. Advice. N.U is the place to go. They don't mak you take non-essential classes (Human Anthopology, Art 101, what the...) of other colleges. I had to take the Micro and lab at NU b/c I didn't have them before. There are some classes that are exclusive to N.U that you must take there. How many more prereqs do you need? Feel free to ask. :wink2:
    Hi mommalumps!!

    I still need microbio, human anatomy II, oral communications, and ILR (yep, that computer class :typing ) How and when did you apply for the nursing program, and how long did you wait? Some other schools have applications online and also let you apply when you're still in the process of completing your prerequistes, as long as you provide your transcripts by deadline. But, according to my advisor, she said everything has to be done and then I could apply. Sooooo yeah, pretty confused now

    Btw, thanksss again for the info!!
  4. by   mommalumps
    Quote from joyskoy
    Hi mommalumps!!

    I still need microbio, human anatomy II, oral communications, and ILR (yep, that computer class :typing ) How and when did you apply for the nursing program, and how long did you wait? Some other schools have applications online and also let you apply when you're still in the process of completing your prerequistes, as long as you provide your transcripts by deadline. But, according to my advisor, she said everything has to be done and then I could apply. Sooooo yeah, pretty confused now

    Btw, thanksss again for the info!!
    Hello Joyskoy!!
    Apply A.S.A.P!!!! You could take these classes at N.U. while you wait to get into the program. I waited about 4-5 months before I knew about my acceptance. I received an acceptance letter in the mail . First from the school and second from the Nursing program a week or two later. I had mostly all of my prereqs: I finished A&P I and II, which at the time , was about 3 years before getting accepted. I took Chemistry in N.O but I still needed to take Microbiology Lec and Lab (very interesting class). Please, make sure that your GPA is above 2.7; it looks much better than a 2.7 or 2.8. If you have that or above, apply. What I have witnessed is that kids would apply for the program and would be told to wait until their GPA was better; there were quite alot of these students in my Micro class. Micro was the first class I ever took at N.U and I was waiting until the first nursing class started (it was about a three month wait; not bad). I just came in from work and wanted to check on you. ( I work at night)
    Thank you for the questions; I hope that the answers are helping you. NU is A GREAT SCHOOL.. fast paced.. adult oriented. Its hectic but so is life; if you have little ones, as I do, hence the :heartbeatMommalumps:heartbeat ,it can be EXTRA tough. If you WANT to be a Nurse, you are already TOUGHER than most folks!!! Must... SLeeeppp... now:wink2: I'll return soon
    Last edit by mommalumps on Oct 4, '08 : Reason: missing information (had to edit for clarity)
  5. by   Amanda1985
    Quote from joyskoy

    But, according to my advisor, she said everything has to be done and then I could apply. Sooooo yeah, pretty confused now

    I was also told I can't apply until my AP II & Micro are finished. Oh and that technology class which I am starting next week.

    BUT he did say if I apply after those classes are finished it is possible to be admitted for Fall 09.

    Anyone know how much the tuition is by chance? Thanks
  6. by   Faeriewand
    Hi mommalumps!

    Thanks for all the info on NU! I applied to be a student there but have not registered for any classes yet. I am taking Statistics at Grossmont now and I was told that before I can apply to the nursing program I need to have completed statistics and library science. And wouldn't you know it the library science class at Grossmont is full this semester.

    So let me get this straight. You were accepted into the nursing program but had not yet completed these classes? This is great news. I sure don't understand the process of getting into the nursing program.

    As soon as I got my LVN license and finished Micro this summer at Grossmont I applied to the step up program there and at City College. Both Grossmont and City said the waitlist is 2 years! Can you believe it?!? I want a BSN anyway so I am hoping to get into NU next year. <sigh>

    Good luck everyone!
  7. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from as27
    I was also told I can't apply until my AP II & Micro are finished. Oh and that technology class which I am starting next week.

    BUT he did say if I apply after those classes are finished it is possible to be admitted for Fall 09.

    Anyone know how much the tuition is by chance? Thanks
    I registered for a class and NU and then dropped it before it started to save money. The class was $1,268.

    So one class a month until you are done. It adds up.
    I was told LVN-BSN was about $28,000 for only the nursing classes.
  8. by   crewz
    Quote from mommalumps
    Hello Joyskoy!!
    Apply A.S.A.P!!!! You could take these classes at N.U. while you wait to get into the program. I waited about 4-5 months before I knew about my acceptance. I received an acceptance letter in the mail . First from the school and second from the Nursing program a week or two later. I had mostly all of my prereqs: I finished A&P I and II, which at the time , was about 3 years before getting accepted. I took Chemistry in N.O but I still needed to take Microbiology Lec and Lab (very interesting class). Please, make sure that your GPA is above 2.7; it looks much better than a 2.7 or 2.8. If you have that or above, apply. What I have witnessed is that kids would apply for the program and would be told to wait until their GPA was better; there were quite alot of these students in my Micro class. Micro was the first class I ever took at N.U and I was waiting until the first nursing class started (it was about a three month wait; not bad). I just came in from work and wanted to check on you. ( I work at night)
    Thank you for the questions; I hope that the answers are helping you. NU is A GREAT SCHOOL.. fast paced.. adult oriented. Its hectic but so is life; if you have little ones, as I do, hence the :heartbeatMommalumps:heartbeat ,it can be EXTRA tough. If you WANT to be a Nurse, you are already TOUGHER than most folks!!! Must... SLeeeppp... now:wink2: I'll return soon
    Mommalumps!!
    First off, thanks sooooo much for taking the time to answer my questions!! You've been a HUGE help!! Nursing is such a competitive field nowadays Kudos to you for taking up this course, especially with kids!! I'm still too young :wink2: But anways, I wish you the BEST of luck!!

    I was wondering, though, how I can apply? Is there some application online or something? And if you don't get in the first time, do you have to apply again? Right now I'm currently taking organic chem, anatomy, and nutrition until December (I go to school in Chicago and moving to California), so I think I have to wait til those are done because those are the main prerequisites for most nursing programs. But yeah, if I come up with anything else (I probably will :chuckle), I'll let you know...Take care!!
  9. by   jkwong827
    Hi everyone! I'm considering attending National University either in April or July of 2009 for the generic/entry-level BSN program. However, before I make the decision to attend, I have a few questions that I need answered about the program and the school itself. Any help would be of great assistance. Thanks!

    1. What is the cost of the generic BSN program and how long does it take to complete (with all pre-reqs done)?
    2. Which campus in San Diego does the program take place?
    3. What is the reputation of NU and/or the BSN program there?
    4. Will a BSN from NU hurt the hiring process as a nurse, as it is not a CSU or community college?
    5. For students who are already in the generic BSN program, HOW DO YOU LIKE IT? (Pros and Cons?)
  10. by   mommalumps
    Quote from joyskoy
    Mommalumps!!
    First off, thanks sooooo much for taking the time to answer my questions!! You've been a HUGE help!! Nursing is such a competitive field nowadays Kudos to you for taking up this course, especially with kids!! I'm still too young :wink2: But anways, I wish you the BEST of luck!!

    I was wondering, though, how I can apply? Is there some application online or something? And if you don't get in the first time, do you have to apply again? Right now I'm currently taking organic chem, anatomy, and nutrition until December (I go to school in Chicago and moving to California), so I think I have to wait til those are done because those are the main prerequisites for most nursing programs. But yeah, if I come up with anything else (I probably will :chuckle), I'll let you know...Take care!!
    Hello Joyskoy,
    That nap took a bit longer than expected:zzzzz. There is an application on line; just go to www.nu.edu It is a large site but look for "Prospective Students". The site has been updated since I applied 2 years ago: I had to print one out and mail it in at that time. Organic Chem and Nutrition are not needed for the program. Sure, it is a nice set-up for nursing but, this is what I love about N.U: It's a Just the Facts School. Nutrition is set into the program every step of the way. If you applied once, you are good, just check in to "Student Concierge" (by e-mail) to check on your applications status. These guys are GREAT ; they get to your questions right away either by toll-free number or via e-mail. CHICAGO??? Um, , okay. One lesson from a Southern Girl from New Orleans, LA....... folks are a BIT different than out West, East, or North. Another lesson while in school here, I stay to myself. Don't get me wrong, California is nice and full of promise; it just takes a little getting used to (San Diego). This is just my , of course; just my experiences. I'll be here if you have more Q's. Have a Great Day and Good Luck
  11. by   mommalumps
    Quote from jkwong827
    Hi everyone! I'm considering attending National University either in April or July of 2009 for the generic/entry-level BSN program. However, before I make the decision to attend, I have a few questions that I need answered about the program and the school itself. Any help would be of great assistance. Thanks!

    1. What is the cost of the generic BSN program and how long does it take to complete (with all pre-reqs done)?
    2. Which campus in San Diego does the program take place?
    3. What is the reputation of NU and/or the BSN program there?
    4. Will a BSN from NU hurt the hiring process as a nurse, as it is not a CSU or community college?
    5. For students who are already in the generic BSN program, HOW DO YOU LIKE IT? (Pros and Cons?)
    Hello JKwong!!
    I'll answer your q's to the best of my ability.....
    1. I am a student at N.U and it's estimated cost is 45-46k. I have a Stafford Loan and that takes care of the bulk of my tuition. There is a fee for Nursing Orientation (this is for lab, uniforms, and other supplies). It takes about 2 years to finish the entire program.
    2. The program takes place in the Rancho Bernardo location in Northern San Diego county, near Poway. i live in Escondido and it takes about 10-15min. on the I-15 South to get to school. This also depends on traffic, of course.
    3 and 4.All of N.U's creditials are located on their website at: www.nu.edu. It is not a trade school of a career college. N.U is a private university and a REALLY Great School. I have met a countless amount of Registed Nurses who have acquired their M.S degrees from N.U, have friends who have attended and are now nurses, or who have themselves graduated from N.U.
    5. I love being a student (I too am in the Generic BSN program). It is very tough, at times because the classes are 2 months long (starting with NSG 200 Nursing Fundamentals) and you learn quickly. I work at night and my day has to be "open" and you MUST be flexible. For example, I start NSG 200 class on Oct 27. The lecture is Mon at 9a-130p but the skills labs are on Weds and Thurs. from 2p-10p. This is MY schedual with my class; someone else in my lecture class may have a different skills lab schedual.This is not typical; this may change with the next class NSG 205.If you don't have to work, GREAT, but if you are a wife, MUM, and working stiff with RENT, it can be a CHALLANGE. With determination and organization, it can be done.
    I hope that this helped.

    Mommalumps
  12. by   crewz
    Hi mommalumps!
    Yeah, I actually finally found that application a while back after going through a bunch of links and whatnot! Thanks! But anyways, I think they changed their application process because it says I have to have everything complete before I can apply, so yeah I'll just have to wait. What classes did you take so far at NU and what were they like? What were the class sizes and how were the teachers and other students? Since I'm taking general classes at a university, the class sizes are pretty large (some 100+, others 300-400 more or less, but of course labs/discussions are a much smaller size). California seems like a nice place to live, and after living through blistering winters, I'd like to have a warm winter for once :P. I just want to try something new, for a change (not just for weather though! haha). I have family there, at least! I might get overwhelmed, buuuut I'm pretty sure things will fall into place . Well, hope to hear from you soon and thanks! Take care!
  13. by   mommalumps
    Hi Joyskoy!
    California is nice; this may sound strange but you may miss rain:weathercloudandrain; it NEVER rains in Southern Cali. You may like that after going through blizzards Again, I haven't seen an N.U application in years, but I could tell you how the school is. If you go onto the Health and Human Services portion of the NU site, and also the Generic BSN program, there is a list of classes needed to complete the degree. I took Health Assessment (with a "B" in the lecture and lab (lab is either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory); lab is mainly vitals,assessing a patient who present pain or other complaints. I had to postpone classes at the beginning of Nursing Fundamentals; I relocated to SD after Hurricane Katrina and needed to focus on work (I almost lost it; I thought that my dream of becoming a nurse were gone Thank G*D that that wasn't the case. I start classes on Oct 27th (Nursing Fund.) ;my lecture class is on Monday at 9a-230p and skills labs are on different days. You must be flexible. I am glad that you have family here; I have my children and my hubby. Family is the best support system, good for you:icon_hug: Good Luck in your classes. Any questions, just shout:spin:

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