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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   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from angbarrett
    On the one hand I'm so glad I found this discussion to hear from others applying to the nursing program at NU. On the other hand it's upsetting because I didn't get in to the July 2010 cohort. I didn't even get alternate status. My TEAS score was 88.8, and I think my overall GPA is 3.8, I did however bomb the essay part and only got a 2.5 out of 5.

    I'm feeling very confused as to why I didn't get in, I thought my TEAS score and GPA were good enough. I'm also confused as to how I did so horribly on the essay. What do any of you know about how they score the essay? Or, without details can you give me a general idea of what you wrote?

    I'm so bummed, and just don't get it, ugh! However, congrats to those who made it, good luck and have fun. I'm just a wee jealous.
    Hi angbarrett,
    I'm sorry you didn't get in. Have you called to see why and what you can do to increase your points for next time? Overall GPA isn't a factor, it is specifically grades in A&P (1&2 if you went to National), Micro, and Statistics (those make up 50% of your score) plus your TEAS (30%) and essay (20%). The overall GPA is just use to make sure you qualify in general to enter the program. A lot of times you just need to retake a class and reapply and you will get in. From what I understand, a few people did that from the last cohort application period and got in. Keep at it and you will get in!
  2. by   att020506
    i dont know if its been stated yet.. but city college is offering the same type of application as national.. for your associates tho.. but it is only a cost of $3000 total.. but they stated that there is no waitlist anymore.
  3. by   sooperdooper
    Quote from Harparia
    I'm in community health right now we do not have clinicals in the normal sense. We have a certain amount of hours that we have to complete that make up our clinical component. These hours are fulfilled by a 3-month long group project with teachings out in the community. There are also papers and community meetings and observations that satisfy the rest of the hours. In addition there are class discussions, posts and quizzes that are due weekly. I've spent so much time researching and writing throughout this class that I am sick of it! (so I come here and write instead )
    I'll be entering community next class. How were your groups made up? Were they assigned or do you pick them yourself? Not that I care either way, just curious (since it is an online course in a sense).
  4. by   nurz-me-nice
    Hi Everyone,

    I am about to start my application process for the nursing program with National University but I have a problem with the 6-8week rotating clinical schedule. Does anyone in the program have a sample clinical schedule? Or could anyone please let me know how their clinical rotation has been. Do you have a choice of AM or PM shifts? I have childcare/employer issues and would need help in setting up my schedule. Thanks in advance for your response.
  5. by   lilbrazilian
    Quote from att020506
    i dont know if its been stated yet.. but city college is offering the same type of application as national.. for your associates tho.. but it is only a cost of $3000 total.. but they stated that there is no waitlist anymore.
    Hi!
    It's great that they do not have waiting list anymore. However, city college only accept applications on fall.
  6. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from nurz-me-nice
    Hi Everyone,

    I am about to start my application process for the nursing program with National University but I have a problem with the 6-8week rotating clinical schedule. Does anyone in the program have a sample clinical schedule? Or could anyone please let me know how their clinical rotation has been. Do you have a choice of AM or PM shifts? I have childcare/employer issues and would need help in setting up my schedule. Thanks in advance for your response.
    I just got accepted for July and asked about requesting clinicals since I will be working. They said that you can put in requests, but there is no guarantee. They do try to accomodate you though. I'm not sure what the exact start times are though for the clinicals. Hopefully someone else can answer that. Good luck to you!
  7. by   sooperdooper
    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    I just got accepted for July and asked about requesting clinicals since I will be working. They said that you can put in requests, but there is no guarantee. They do try to accomodate you though. I'm not sure what the exact start times are though for the clinicals. Hopefully someone else can answer that. Good luck to you!
    Clinical times are completely random. The only way to switch is to find someone in your class to switch with.

    Example:
    Theory = 1600-1930 Mondays
    Clinical Group #1 = Tuesday & Thursday 0700-1500
    Group #2 = Tuesday & Thursday 1500-2300
    Group #3 = Wednesday & Friday 0700-1500
    Group #4 = Friday & Saturday 1500-2300

    These times are not exact and can change depending on each clinical group instructor. Each group can vary on the amount of days and hours per shift. I'd say my average clinical day was about 10 hours.
  8. by   sooperdooper
    Quote from nurz-me-nice
    Hi Everyone,

    I am about to start my application process for the nursing program with National University but I have a problem with the 6-8week rotating clinical schedule. Does anyone in the program have a sample clinical schedule? Or could anyone please let me know how their clinical rotation has been. Do you have a choice of AM or PM shifts? I have childcare/employer issues and would need help in setting up my schedule. Thanks in advance for your response.
    Look at my previous post The majority of my cohort has children, thus has these issues from time to time Everyone who worked, pretty much stopped working until we got towards the end (seems to ease up as you become more experienced?); although, the majority still don't.
  9. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from sooperdooper
    Clinical times are completely random. The only way to switch is to find someone in your class to switch with.

    Example:
    Theory = 1600-1930 Mondays
    Clinical Group #1 = Tuesday & Thursday 0700-1500
    Group #2 = Tuesday & Thursday 1500-2300
    Group #3 = Wednesday & Friday 0700-1500
    Group #4 = Friday & Saturday 1500-2300

    These times are not exact and can change depending on each clinical group instructor. Each group can vary on the amount of days and hours per shift. I'd say my average clinical day was about 10 hours.
    Thanks! I saw in your next post you said that most people stopped working. Unfortunately I don't have that luxury. If I want to continue to go to school, I have to work. I would just have to request and pray that I could get the Friday and Saturday PM clinicals (or whatever is offered like that for each class)

    You sound like you are finished or are close to finishing the program. How did you like it? Any advice for those of us just entering?
    Thanks again!
  10. by   Murse520
    Hey everyone,

    I have a question for the people who have taken nursing 403: theories and Models. I have my books early and will start the program next month. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to begin reading the transcultural nursing book, the publication manual: of the american psychological association, and the nursing theory book? If so, is there any book that i should prioritize and any book that does not need to be read through all the way? Thanks!

    I have one more quick question. Will we have to read around 3 books every time for each course or just this one? 688pgs+223pgs+253pgs make me slightly sad inside :[ lol.

    -Murse520
    Last edit by Murse520 on Mar 19, '10
  11. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from Murse520
    Hey everyone,

    I have a question for the people who have taken nursing 403: theories and Models. I have my books early and will start the program next month. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to begin reading the transcultural nursing book, the publication manual: of the american psychological association, and the nursing theory book? If so, is there any book that i should prioritize and any book that does not need to be read through all the way? Thanks!

    I have one more quick question. Will we have to read around 3 books every time for each course or just this one? 688pgs+223pgs+253pgs make me slightly sad inside :[ lol.

    -Murse520
    I don't start until July, but I have 2 other degrees from National, and I can tell you that the APA book is just a reference for how to reference your papers, you don't need to read it cover to cover. Also, going through 2 other accelarated programs there, it's rare that you read entire books, let alone multiple ones in a 1 month period. Although, with the nursing program it is possible with the 2 month classes (as it was with the 2 month prereqs I took). Someone who has gone through it, feel free to prove me wrong though!
  12. by   prettyinpink57
    Honeybee, how is your life as a new grad RN? I remember you telling us that when you were hunting for a job you got as many certifications as you could. What certs did you get? ACLS? ECG? How did you make yourself stand out in a crowd of new grads? It feels like it's getting so close and i'm trying to get a head start on how to make myself stand out. Any advice would be great. PS - Which new grad program are you in?
  13. by   Harparia
    Quote from sooperdooper
    I'll be entering community next class. How were your groups made up? Were they assigned or do you pick them yourself? Not that I care either way, just curious (since it is an online course in a sense).
    There are several different classes that are all taking community at the same time (2-3 online classes and a hybrid). We got to pick our groups of 4, so long as all the students are in the same class.

    Sorry for the late reply,

    Harparia

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