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- by mrs.ant0125 Nov 16, '09Has anyone turned in their application yet?! Btw, I heard that Central campus might NOT have a May class
- Nov 16, '09 by SilentMindQuote from mrs.ant0125I'm finishing up A+P II as we speak. So I can't submit my application until next month. Where did you hear that bit about central? They seem to have far more resources and funding available then north. And I was looking into their program.Has anyone turned in their application yet?! Btw, I heard that Central campus might NOT have a May class
I haven't heard great things about it though, from the students i've spoken with, central campus isn't a great experience at all. The instructors are overly critical, don't respect their students, and a lot more is expected of you. I spoke with a woman that was taking classes there and she said her friend at north campus had a much easier, much more enjoyable experience. I'm torn though, one of the examples she gave was that central campus required you to do full assessments, while north campus let them get away with doing it in halves? I don't want to shy away from a more difficult program that would better prepare me for the real world of nursing, but on the other hand...I have high expectations for my instructors, and while so far i've been very lucky, I wouldn't last long with someone who didn't have at least have basic respect for the people they're expected to be supportive of. I'm scared enough of nursing school without having a burnt out professor that's out to get the world.
Btw, central campus is gorgeous. I've been taking all my classes thus far at north campus, and admittedly, it's a little ghetto. It's difficult to get into the learning mindset there. Central feels more like a real university. Anyways, I actually have to head down there now for the HCP class, so I'll check in later. Best of luck to everyone applying.
- Nov 16, '09 by mrs.ant0125Hi SilentMind!
I first heard about Central not having a May program from a classmate and when I submitted my application last week (in Central campus), I asked the admissions counselor and she told me that Central has not made a decision as of yet but hopefully will soon.
I did ALL my pre-reqs at Central and love that campus. In the past, I took an online course and had to go to North campus to buy my book and thought to myself, "Wow, this campus is ugly!" haha..
I've read previous postings on this website about North campus nursing professors being better than Central campus professors. My HCP professor was great (as well as the lab instuctors) and I took that in Central. To be totally honest with you, if i get accepted in May, I will go to whichever campus is offering the program. I just want to start already!
I applied for Nova's Fall 2009 nursing program and did not get accepted; even though my GPA was 3.72!! The majority of the applicants accepted were international students! But anyways, like I mentioned before, hopefully Central campus will have a May program, if not, then I will go to ghetto North campus!
Central campus may have hard professors, but I rather have a professor that is tough and that I can learn from than a professor that cuts corners. Know what I mean?
- Nov 16, '09 by DawnSueBummer! I wonder why they wouldn't have a May class. There are so many students in the Core class I am taking right now, and nearly 100% of them are going into nursing. I am assuming that they have the numbers to fill a May class.
- Nov 16, '09 by sunraygurlRNI go to North and we do NOT do half assessments. When I go to the hospital I am expected to do an entire assessment from head-to-toe, no matter what. Also, I think we are getting a very good and thorough education at north, and so far, without dealing with any of the horror stories I've heard regarding instructors.......yet. I ask a question and I get an answer. My friend who goes to central (the online program) asks a question, she is told to read the book. No answers. There are no corners cut with the Nursing Process instructor, that is FOR SURE! She is a tough one if she is your clinical instructor, too. I feel like I am learning a lot because of the way she presents the info and she is about as organized as you will encounter in nursing school.
As far as the campus being a mess- I honestly can't compare north campus to central as I've only been there a handful of times. But, the nursing (health science) building is completely separate from the rest of the campus and they are just finishing up, as we speak, repainting the entire outside of the building. It looks great. I really like the fact that we're seperate from the rest of the campus. I had to drive over to the bookstore one day around lunchtime to get something, and man, it was extremely crowded! I've never seen it like that (I was used to going in the evenings to classes) and I would NOT want to be going there for classes during the day. But yeah, its not the prettiest campus, but I think our building is nice.
Anyway, I know that Central and North had a May class last time around, just south didn't. But if North happens to be the only campus that has one, you can always start there and request to be transferred to the other campus later on. They may or may not grant that request, but you have a better chance because of that reason than any other.
- Nov 16, '09 by sunraygurlRNAlso, you can get accepted for May, and just defer your seat for August and attend the campus you prefer.
- Nov 17, '09 by SilentMindI thought about deffering too, but I honestly can't afford to wait another semester. And in addition to that, may is the last chance to get in without having to take the HESI. I just don't want to have to worry about that on top of everything else.
I believe central does broward general and university hospital, maybe one other. Second hand information.
- Nov 17, '09 by DawnSueSunraygurl -- deferring is a good idea, if we have to. I didn't think of that, because I was so intent on starting in May.
I can't do North campus -- my kids all go to school in Davie and Hollywood and we live right by Central, so Central is first choice, South is second. North would be very difficult logistically for my family.
I will be calling the school today to see if they have made a decision, but it is actually difficult to communicate with people there -- they don't seem to return emails, and they don't return voice mail messages either.
I suppose making a trip down there isn't out of the question, as I do have another question I have been trying to get answered -- with no replies from the college.
By the way, does anyone know if there is a thread or web page somewhere that lists what hospitals the three campuses use for their clinicals? I saw one once a while back, but can't seem to find it now.
- Nov 17, '09 by DawnSueWell, I agree with you. I don't want to defer at all.
It's time and money wasted, unless we use the time to make money and bank it for when we start school, I guess. I really just want to get started.
I took the HESI for FAU. I applied there, but I really don't think I will get in, even though I scored well on the test
(94%). I heard they have 600 applicants for 60 slots, or something like that.
The HESI was a very easy test, so don't worry about that. It's about 65 bucks or so, plus a $15 study book.
- Nov 17, '09 by sunraygurlRNIf you are accepted for May and defer your seat to August, you will not have to then take the HESI. You are already accepted, you do not have to fulfill any other requirements. You're just postponing when you start.
As far as the hospitals go, I know North goes to North Broward, Imperial Pt, Holy Cross, Coral Springs Med, Northwest Med, and University Hospital. As far as I know, Central does NOT go to University. I think they go to Broward General, West Side Regional, Plantation general and maybe Florida Medical- however, I'm not sure if FL Med is just for online students or not. South I believe just goes to the various Memorial Hospitals.