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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   h0n3ybee
    PrettyinPink57,
    My new grad experience is going great. I was accepted by the Sharp New Grad program. I honestly do not know what set me out within the 1200 applicants. But here are my guesses: GPA, certifications(I got BLS, ACLS, NRP, Behavior management class,) previous degrees, and most important being honest when answering supplemental questions. other than that i think it was also luck since only 30 people were hired out of the the 1200 applicants. I would definately recommend a new grad program since you get a combination of classes and a preceptorship program. The staff and educators are supportive through the transition period and you learn so much. I have been onmy own as a nurse for about a month and am doing great and learning something new everyday.
  2. by   att020506
    i wanna say that so far i havent seen any clinicals that are jsut at night. most of the clinicals are 8-12 hours. two days a week. i know plenty of people that work that try to trade with someone that has fri, sat, or sun clinicals from 7am-7pm. i have yet to see an entire pm shift. I do know that some clinicals have every other sunday when they have weekend clinicals. every course must meet a 136 hour requirement therefore some groups can afford to do every other sunday.
  3. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from att020506
    i wanna say that so far i havent seen any clinicals that are jsut at night. most of the clinicals are 8-12 hours. two days a week. i know plenty of people that work that try to trade with someone that has fri, sat, or sun clinicals from 7am-7pm. i have yet to see an entire pm shift. I do know that some clinicals have every other sunday when they have weekend clinicals. every course must meet a 136 hour requirement therefore some groups can afford to do every other sunday.
    All of your clinical groups meet from 7a - 7p? None start at 2 or 3?
    How do you like the program? Thanks for the info
  4. by   sdp2988
    to anyone in the july cohort: are we supposed to receiving the orientation packet (with immunization/phsyical forms) anytime soon?
  5. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from sdp2988
    to anyone in the july cohort: are we supposed to receiving the orientation packet (with immunization/phsyical forms) anytime soon?
    A month before orientation, which I believe is June 4 or something? On your letter, there is a person you can email for the immunization packet, or you can send me a message and I will email you the packet (I have it)
  6. by   RAINonMe
    Quote from Goal-Nurse
    I understand your disappointment. For a few days my head was spinning as to why I didn't get into the July cohort, but I had heard there were just a lot of applicants to consider and only so many slots open. I realized I can't take it "personal" and just need to continue waiting to see what happens in October. I decided the best thing to do is to keep reviewing my A&P and Micro education, practice nursing dosage math, and try to keep my knowledge base up. This will help once I get into the program. I tried not to focus my essay on "what a good nurse I will be", instead focusing on the personal and professional benefits nursing will provide to myself and family, along with how nursing will fulfill my goals for my life. Also, how some of my own life experiences influenced my choice of nursing as a career. Not sure how it went. I have to call about my score on the essay.
    Sorry to hear that you didn't get accepted. I'm sure you will the next time around. I have couple questions if you don't mind me asking. I'm looking into the generic bsn program. I'm starting my biomet stat class online in May and English class in June so that i can apply before the july deadline for the October class at the LA campus. I'm really nervous now on how they select their student. I have a 3.5 overal GPA. 2 B's and a C in my science classes. When i spoke to the admission lady about my science grades, she said it's not a problem because i didnt have to retake any of those classes. Which, supposively thats what they look at. What should i do? Also, i was trying to ask her what the proctor essay was all about, and she couldn't tell me anything. Any advice on that? thanks, any advice would help.
  7. by   swede_girl726
    Hi everyone! Thanks for all the info in this thread, I feel so much more prepared!
    I have to take my pre-reqs before I can apply (hopefully in Dec) and I am scheduled to start my first class, ILR, next week. I have to take everything but english. I was wondering if anyone else took most of their pre-reqs through NU and how much time they took up? I want to try and take psych and sociology online through a community college while I am working on my sciences but I am not sure if I am being overly ambitious. I also work as a CNA doing home health 48 hours per week (I will have to cut back to 36 once I start my sciences in July). Am I crazy for wanting to double up? Thanks for any advice!!

    p.s. congrats to all of you who just got in and are already almost through!
  8. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from swede_girl726
    Hi everyone! Thanks for all the info in this thread, I feel so much more prepared!
    I have to take my pre-reqs before I can apply (hopefully in Dec) and I am scheduled to start my first class, ILR, next week. I have to take everything but english. I was wondering if anyone else took most of their pre-reqs through NU and how much time they took up? I want to try and take psych and sociology online through a community college while I am working on my sciences but I am not sure if I am being overly ambitious. I also work as a CNA doing home health 48 hours per week (I will have to cut back to 36 once I start my sciences in July). Am I crazy for wanting to double up? Thanks for any advice!!

    p.s. congrats to all of you who just got in and are already almost through!
    All of the prereqs except the sciences are 1 month classes. The sciences are 2 month classes. If you want to get done quickly and money is not a concern, then NU is the way to go.
    I have a degree already which took care of most of my prereqs. I needed the sciences though. While I was taking A&P II (NU) I took an accelerated summer Soc class (online) through a CC at the same time. I was very cranky and only got off of my couch to go to class. Otherwise I was studying! The sciences are very intense in an 8 week format.
    Good luck to you!
  9. by   DaleenMarine
    I'm doing my sciences through National and it's pretty intense, but that's to be expected since it's a full semester of coursework crammed into two months. It all depends on what you think you can handle. The girls I carpool with are both taking other classes along with the A&P1 and seem to be doing well, but I don't think I could do another class on top of this one. Worst case scenario you should know for sure how much is too much by the time the drop for your soc and psych comes up. Good luck!
  10. by   swede_girl726
    Thanks for the quick responses! One more question for Daleen, are the girls you're carpooling with working too? Thanks!
  11. by   DaleenMarine
    One of the girls works, and the other is a mom and wife (like me). I bet each professor has their own method to the madness, but we're basically covering 3 chapters a week. I'm not sure how they do it- I feel like all my waking hours are spent studying while my family lives on take-out (me, I live on coffee, lol)!
  12. by   twilight_saturn
    So, I looked at the syllabus online because the professor just put it up on NU-Fast and she changed the edition of the books! The syllabus she gave us during the orientation had the same books but one edition lower. I already bought them a month ago! Have any of you in the nursing program had problems with using text books that are one edition behind?? Thanks!
  13. by   maiday
    twilight,

    It depends on the class. Usually being a book behind is fine, you may have some misplaced chapters, but for the most part no problem. Heck, one class (pharmacology) the slides and tests were off the old book and the book they told us to buy was worthless. I'm in OB now and this is the first class that you might be lost with the old book because the teacher really expects you to do the reading and if you were reading the wrong chapters, it would mess you up for tests.

    So long story short, doesn't usually matter if you're one edition behind.

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