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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   happymommy3
    Hi Elisbrasilia~

    Congratulations on being accepted for October--I look forward to meeting you!! I didn't realize that there were 200 applicants for this cohort--I guess the competition is getting tougher with each cohort. I'm so glad we made it!
  2. by   happymommy3
    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    On your acceptance letter is the name of someone you can email for an immunization packet early. You won't get your orientation paperwork until about a month or so before your orientation. I just got mine yesterday and my orientation is June 4th for the July start. If there is not a name on your letter, PM me and I'll email you the packet so you can get started
    Hi ExPharmaGirl~

    Does the packet include information on getting CPR certified or is that something I should be working on now? Thanks so much for the info--I just want to make sure I get everything done in time!
  3. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from happymommy3
    Hi ExPharmaGirl~

    Does the packet include information on getting CPR certified or is that something I should be working on now? Thanks so much for the info--I just want to make sure I get everything done in time!
    No prob! It says you need your CPR card. Get your BLS before hand. They don't give anymore info. I signed up for a class w/Palomar Hospital for $50. It's AHA certified and they certify you for 2 years. If you have any specific info contact the nursing person on your acceptance letter. She'll be able to give you more info. I think my post will get deleted if I give names.
  4. by   happymommy3
    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    No prob! It says you need your CPR card. Get your BLS before hand. They don't give anymore info. I signed up for a class w/Palomar Hospital for $50. It's AHA certified and they certify you for 2 years. If you have any specific info contact the nursing person on your acceptance letter. She'll be able to give you more info. I think my post will get deleted if I give names.
    Thank you so much!
  5. by   happymommy3
    Quote from twilight_saturn
    Hello everyone!!

    I have terrific news! The head of the department sent us an email today regarding externships at NU. The externship as some of you may know is a course. She needs to write the course, send it to the NU approval committee, then submit it to BRN for approval! She believes that this will happen by this summer!! So much for us being the only one's without an externship!!! Hooray!!!
    That's great news!! Sounds like things are looking up--thank you!
  6. by   happymommy3
    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    No prob! It says you need your CPR card. Get your BLS before hand. They don't give anymore info. I signed up for a class w/Palomar Hospital for $50. It's AHA certified and they certify you for 2 years. If you have any specific info contact the nursing person on your acceptance letter. She'll be able to give you more info. I think my post will get deleted if I give names.
    Sorry for all the questions, but I just want to make sure I understand how this works... Are CPR and BLS two different classes? I called Palomar and the representative said the CPR for Healthcare Providers class includes BLS, but she wasn't sure if I needed to do an online test too (like the AHA website says). Thanks for your help and sorry for the confusion!

    Also, did you have to return anything to NU to let them know you accepted the position in your cohort? I didn't see anything, but I know other schools require that. Ok, maybe I should stop bugging everyone and just email the contact person on my letter. This site just seems so much easier (and more fun!).
  7. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from happymommy3
    Sorry for all the questions, but I just want to make sure I understand how this works... Are CPR and BLS two different classes? I called Palomar and the representative said the CPR for Healthcare Providers class includes BLS, but she wasn't sure if I needed to do an online test too (like the AHA website says). Thanks for your help and sorry for the confusion!

    Also, did you have to return anything to NU to let them know you accepted the position in your cohort? I didn't see anything, but I know other schools require that. Ok, maybe I should stop bugging everyone and just email the contact person on my letter. This site just seems so much easier (and more fun!).
    I signed up for the BLS for healthcare providers through palomar (through the pph website). You just need to get the card I believe. I don't think you need the online test. The school just asks for a copy of your card. My class is on May 28th so I'll let you know what I get.

    You wont have to "accept" until you get the invite to the orientation. Then they ask you to accept or decline via email when they send out the info for orientation. No prob, keep asking if you have questions!
  8. by   Bubbles2610
    Hi everyone!
    It's been a while since I've logged in I was originally accepted to the January 2010 cohort but I changed my schedule to start the October 2010 cohort because I just had my first baby boy in March ) I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you... and meeting you.
    I was reading that some of you have children... I am very concerned about attending Nursing school and having a newborn... any thoughts or advice? I am lucky that my mom lives with my husband and I. So she will be my super helper ... but I'm still worried how I will handle everything... baby.. school... and work.
  9. by   Elisbrasilia
    Quote from Bubbles2610
    Hi everyone!
    It's been a while since I've logged in I was originally accepted to the January 2010 cohort but I changed my schedule to start the October 2010 cohort because I just had my first baby boy in March ) I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you... and meeting you.
    I was reading that some of you have children... I am very concerned about attending Nursing school and having a newborn... any thoughts or advice? I am lucky that my mom lives with my husband and I. So she will be my super helper ... but I'm still worried how I will handle everything... baby.. school... and work.
    Hey Bubbles!
    Do not worry, you can do it!!! I have no family in San Diego, and went through all the prerequisite classes with two babies (I actually had my last baby right after a class ended, and I still got an A). I know nursing school will be harder, and we won't be able to give our babies much attention. But, it will be worth once we are done. All we do is for our families, right? So, do not feel guilty. These 22 months will fly by, and you will be having quality time with your baby again!
    I am looking forward to meeting you and enjoying the time in nursing school!
  10. by   rosebud123
    Hi everyone! Thanks to all those who were helping me regarding the Biomedical Stats class. I actually (and finally) got a hold of someone regarding the class, and they did, in fact, state that this class is specific to the program.

    I was wondering if anyone knows if this class transfers to other schools. If I took this class at National (online... which I hope they offer it online) would I be able to use it to apply to state and community colleges?

    Thanks for all of your help!
  11. by   happymommy3
    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    I signed up for the BLS for healthcare providers through palomar (through the pph website). You just need to get the card I believe. I don't think you need the online test. The school just asks for a copy of your card. My class is on May 28th so I'll let you know what I get.

    You wont have to "accept" until you get the invite to the orientation. Then they ask you to accept or decline via email when they send out the info for orientation. No prob, keep asking if you have questions!
    Thank you so much for the info! I just got an email asking me to accept my invitation to orientation, so now that's all set. I am starting the immunization and background check process, and I will sign up for the CPR class soon too. So much to do, but there seems to be enough time to get it all done, so that's good. Good luck in your CPR class and thanks again for your help!
  12. by   Bubbles2610
    Thanks Elisbrasilia. It's good to know that there are others that have the same life situation. It will be hard but it's gonna be all worth it. What area do you live in (if you dont mind me asking...) and where are you gonna do your CPR?
  13. by   Elisbrasilia
    Hey Bubbles,
    I live in Chula Vista. What about you?
    I found this awesome website on BLS Healthcare Provider CPR/AED classes. They offer AHA classes (only) all offer San Diego. You can also do the reading/test part of the class online and then go to one of their facilities to do the hands on! The website is GetStarCPR. I still want to email the nursing department just to make sure it is the right class.

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