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I'm thinking about going for my BSN. Is anyone currently in the BSN program at South Unversity. Is it a good program??? Any information would really be appreciated.... Read More


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    LAURENR, thanks for the info im applying for the Spring term. did you pass your boards already? what specialty are you in now?

    im nervous about South because the tend to choose mostly outsiders to enter their program, with that being said i applied to BCC also.

    did you know thet got rid of the NET test...and replaced with the TEAS exam plus a Critical Thinking test.
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    LAURENR, thanks for the info im applying for the Spring term. did you pass your boards already? what specialty are you in now?

    im nervous about South because the tend to choose mostly outsiders to enter their program, with that being said i applied to BCC also.

    did you know thet got rid of the NET test...and replaced with the TEAS exam plus a Critical Thinking test.
    Yes i took my boards august 11th.. and i passed :-) very happy about that. I am hoping to be in ICU in a few years but its very hard as a new grad to get into a specialty. I am currently pursuing a job on a step down unit. Everyone thinks that South will choose outsiders but that is false. All of my friends that applied from south got in but a good majority also got in from outside schools. They pick the best fit.. believe it or not some people still apply when the 'checklist' is not complete. I advice you to get a per diem job in a hospital so you have your foot in the door so when you graduate you will not have a difficult time getting a job, I heard they got rid of the net test but didnt know what they replaced it with. can you tell me more about the TEAS exam?? (my husband is looking to get into nursing as well) Thanks!
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    Congrats on your success Laurenr, i volunteer at Bethesda hoping they will give me a job there (but its hard).

    the last selection for the fall semester on 8 students were selected from south the rest were outsiders. but nevertheless im still keeping hope. i know nothing about this Teas exam. i've just be reading post on here about it. many students respond as it not been so hard. South hasnt given us the information yet Pricilla said in October they will tell us more.

    my friend got hired at Delray Medical and the offered a position in the ICU but she turned it down. she told them she would be more comfortable doing the ICU Stepdown since she is a brand new nurse. Boca West was hiring new grads for L&D.
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    Hello!
    Is anyone applying to South Un. for BSN (Spring 2010)?
    I'm international student, and I'm looking for school that would offer as much as possible practical experience? :thnkg:Would you be so kind to share any information about South Un. or any other school in Florida, Virginia or Georgia? Thank you
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    I'm so glad to hear that you all have had a good experience with South University! Honestly I had never heard of it before and when I was doing my research on Florida nursing schools I was very surprised that SU existed and was accredited as well. I am going to meet with an advisor next week to get more information and sign up for the TEAS. I hope to be accepted into the program for April of 2010. I would love to hear more about current students and their experiences with this university. How does SU compare to other universities? Is it similar to FAU, Keiser, PBCC? How about the faculty? Thanks in advance for the info! :spin:
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    I am scheduled to start my prereqs in a few weeks (mid quarter) in wpb. I was told matter of factly by admissions that South University are considered before transfers to the nursing program. I hope I wasnt misled. They are using the Teas test and gpa in prereqs as entrance.

    To anyone who has attended, how do you think this program compares in difficulty to others? I was quoted a 92% graduation rate for the BSN program. Does this sound accurate?

    I am very nervous after reading so many discourageing posts.
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    Hi, I am interested in attending south university. I have another year of pre reqs and wont get done until the summer of 2011. Can you please send me information about gpa, waitlist, is it hard to get in? Is it a good nursing school, and when would it e the best time for me to apply? Im deathly afraid that i wont get accepted. Also when do you apply for the fall semester? Sorry for all the questions. My email is remdelacrem08@aim.com
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    Hi,

    I am currently a student at South University - Tampa. It is really an excellent school, though quite expensive. I am finishing up my pre-req's now and I currently am applying for the October 2010 class. The applications are due May 28th. When applying keep in mind that you are going up against the average GPA of the group. The higher your GPA the better and especially if your core classes - sciences, etc are good. It is getting harder to get in because we get a lot of transfer students from USF who are coming to our school because they feel it is easier to get into our school. I believe they set aside a certain # of seats for non - South students. You also have to take the TEAS exam, though I do not know if a high score on it is an absolute determining factor for acceptance. The school is properly accredited and you do have the support of the staff and academic advisors. Be prepared to work hard and make sure that you are 100% committed to obtaining this degree. I chose to go here because they seem to have a good reputation and I was able to accomplish a Bachelors Degree in nursing in 3 years total time than the traditional 4 year time commitment. I will be taking the TEAS exam next week. Hopefully I will do well...my GPA is pretty good right now so I hope my chances are good. It all depends the average GPA for this group applying now, if the average is high then it all depends on everything else, but if the average is lower than my GPA then I have definately a pretty good chance of getting in.
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    Thanks for the info. My top choices are south university or university of Tampa. I am praying that I get accepted to either one. Just scared about the whole applying and accepting process.
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    I am considering going to this university as well I am loving how the quarter system is. For those that are in the program do you feel it was going to fast when its three months like that?


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