Current Jacksonville University students?

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    I had an interview with Jacksonville University a couple weeks ago. I was satisfied with my interview performance. It could have been better (maybe) but no serious mistakes or blank-outs or awkward answers, and the content of my answers was solid overall. My takeaway from that experience was that my academics combined with a good enough interview should make me competitive to get accepted. Now all I can do is wait and try to stay calm! While I'm waiting for results I'm researching ABSN programs. What if I am accepted into more than one program?! I can compare curriculums and costs but I'm more interested in hearing from people who have gone to Jacksonville University. It costs more than state schools... was it worth it? Does JU have good connections to hospitals that helped you land good clinical spots and a job when you graduated? Did having JU on your CV help you get hired at a good salary? I'm really interested in working in a challenging position. I'm thinking ICU or emergency medicine. This sort of experience would help me later in my career when I decide to return to school for a DNP. There's going to be students who loved JU and those who regretted it. I would like to hear from both. Right now I have a favorable impression of JU because I perceive that they have a good reputation and their students make desirable new hires.
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    Oh gosh! Did you get in?! I'm applying for the fall 13 program. I know a few girls that are currently in or have graduated from JU. I have heard nothing but incredible things! Since it's so expensive, class sizes are much much smaller meaning that you are getting the attention that you deserve and the professors are willing to help you because they want you to succeed. Thus far, the people I have spoke with (faculty) at JU are amazing! I've gone to Chamberlain which was a waste of my time. Dropped after one semester because they were giving me the run around and immediately started FSCJ to knock out my prereq's. JU is definitely at the top of my list!
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    Oh gosh! Did you get in?! I'm applying for the fall 13 program. I know a few girls that are currently in or have graduated from JU. I have heard nothing but incredible things! Since it's so expensive, class sizes are much much smaller meaning that you are getting the attention that you deserve and the professors are willing to help you because they want you to succeed. Thus far, the people I have spoke with (faculty) at JU are amazing! I've gone to Chamberlain which was a waste of my time. Dropped after one semester because they were giving me the run around and immediately started FSCJ to knock out my prereq's. JU is definitely at the top of my list!
    Sure enough, I did! I also got into UF's ABSN program. I ultimately chose UF mainly because I already live in Gainesville and the tuition is about half of what JU charges.

    I'm glad to hear I was chosing between two excellent programs!
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    Moved to the Florida State Nursing Programs forum.
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    That's wonderful! I know, JU is so expensive but so worth it to get to our ultimate goal! If you don't mind me asking, what was your GPA. I think I'm around 3.3-3.4 or somewhere in there. My interview is next week!
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    Hey carsm3! I also have an interview for JU in a couple of weeks! I'm so nervous but so excited. Let me know how it goes! : )
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    I'm currently in my final semester at JU. For the most part JU school of nursing is a wonderful program; however because of JU's reputation within the community they are beginning to let more students into the program which can be a good thing. The class sizes may not be as small as you think they might be. My junior year once the traditional and accelerated program with the second degrees merged we had about 80 students in one room. The school of nursing finally realized that we have outgrown our building that we share with Ortho and is currently in the works for a brand new building. JU has a respected presence in the community when it comes to critical care so if critical care is a field that you are interested in than JU is for you. Overall, it is a great program that has a good report with the community. If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them. Best of luck!!
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    Hello all nursing hopefuls..new to this-has anyone who interviewed in April for fall program received anything in the mail yet? waiting is the most dreadful thing right now.
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    Yes I interviewed in April! The LATEST that the letters will be sent on is June 15th, which is Saturday. The anticipation is literally killing me. I can't focus on anything else. Please let me know the second you get yours!!! Also there is a thread "Jacksonville University fall '13 hopefuls". Post there!
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    Ok carsm3 will post AS SOON AS I HEAR SOMETHING. CANT STAND THIS WAITING-


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