Where do YOU go to school?

  1. i have a few questions for you nursing students.
    your age:
    your location:

    what school do you go to?
    are you doing adn, bsn, rn-bsn, etc. ?
    how long have you been in the program?
    how long is the program?
    how long did it take you to get in? (waitlist?)
    what was your gpa?
    are you happy with the program?
    how much does it cost (estimate for the whole program)?


    see,
    i'm looking into more options for school. unfortunately, it's very time consuming to go through every single school on the nursing school list.

    two options have i have seriously looked into and am currently deciding between:
    the stlcc's - adn ~ b/c i have a lot of credits already taken care of it'll be just around 5,000$ it's a 1.5 year waiting list though (after i apply in may)

    and university of southern nevada - bsn ~ it'll cost nearly 40,000$ no waitlist but i'd only start a semester before stlcc because i need more prereqs before applying.

    anyone in either of these programs? heard good/bad things?

    sometimes i think i should just forget about the money, get loans, and go the bsn route...but sometimes i just am content with the adn...the change in cost is so drastic!!


    anyway, your response would be greatly appreciated.

    have a nice day:d





    aloha,
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  3. by   mrscurtwkids4
    [color=#2f4f4f]your age: i'm 34 years old
    your location:i'm living near binghamton, ny


    what school do you go to? i attend the state university of new york in binghamton
    are you doing adn, bsn, rn-bsn, etc. ? i am graduating this may with my bsn and will become and rn (once i am licensed and pass the nclex)
    how long have you been in the program? this is the 4th semester of the 4 semester nursing curriculum. the degree is a 4 year degree, but the first two years are all general education credits that i had gotten at a local community college and transferred into the university's nursing program.
    how long is the program? i guess i answered that in the previous question...lol
    how long did it take you to get in? (waitlist?) there is a bit of a waiting list, however, i applied around february of 2005 after getting frustrated with being on the waiting list at my community college's associate degree nursing program. i ended up starting at the university the fall of 2005...so really no waiting for me.
    what was your gpa? i had just above a 3.8 gpa when i graduated the community college with an isat (individual studies in applied technologies = basically having done all general education classes) and also was a member of phi theta kapa honor society.
    are you happy with the program? the program as a whole is a good program. there are a few things that i wouldn't mind seeing changed..but i'm sure every school is probably like that. everything has something good and bad about it.
    how much does it cost (estimate for the whole program)? most of mine has been covered with grants, but i think it runs about $3500 to 4000 per semester. that's just the fees and tuition and maybe some books. this doesn't not include if you were to live on campus and pay the room and board (i wouldn't know the cost of that since i'm married with kids living in our own house).
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    [color=#2f4f4f]hope some of this information is helpful. would be happy to answer any other questions you might have about it there.
  4. by   leesespieces
    [quote=sweethawaiiangirl;2071313]i have a few questions for you nursing students.
    your age:
    your location:

    what school do you go to?
    are you doing adn, bsn, rn-bsn, etc. ?
    how long have you been in the program?
    how long is the program?
    how long did it take you to get in? (waitlist?)
    what was your gpa?
    are you happy with the program?
    how much does it cost (estimate for the whole program)?















    hey,
    i'm 24 and i am currently enrolled in an adn program in the southwest suburbs of chicago. i have been in college for 5 years but this is my second, and final yesr of nursing school. i started out not knowing what i wanted to major in, and took gen ed's then decided on nursing. i also switched schools twice. the program at my school is 2 years, but they recommend taking your gen ed's and a&p and all that before doing your nursing classes (which really is the smart thing to do). i didn't have to wait to get in, i had a lot of credit hours and a 3.7 gpa. i know people who have had to wait up to 2 years to get in, but it depends on how many credit hrs u have and your gpa. i am happy in the program, my school has a good reputation, a 99% nclex pass rate, and really good relationships with the surrounding hospitals which makes it easier to land the job you want after graduation. the only disadvantages i see with my program is there seem to be a lot of instructors on power trips and some waste precious class time talking about what great nurses they are. but as long as you're responsible, prepared and know your stuff you have no problems. i do very well, and i will be graduating in 3 months. i go to a community college so tuition is low...about $2000 a year minus the cost of books. but there is financial aid and grants.

    hope the info helped!

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  5. by   MCPHSkel
    your age: 22
    your location: worcester, ma, usa
    what school do you go to? massachusetts college of pharmacy and health sciences
    are you doing adn, bsn, rn-bsn, etc.? accelerated 16-month 2nd bachelor's (bsn)
    how long have you been in the program? 6 weeks so far!
    how long is the program? 16 months
    how long did it take you to get in? (waitlist?) no waitlist. i applied in july and got accepted in september, then i started in january.
    what was your gpa? my undergrad gpa was 3.5 with lots of good standing awards.
    are you happy with the program? yes, overall. there are some things i hate though. i would definitely recommend doing an accelerated program if you can handle it.
    how much does it cost (estimate for the whole program)? about $40,000.

    just to add, after i graduated from college, i was considering getting my adn at our local community college. there are about 5 community colleges around here that have nursing programs... all of them have a 3-4 year waiting list... so the high tuition of my program wasn't even a consideration, because i will be done and working 4 years ahead of the adn students.... plus, i'll have my bsn! i think it's an awesome opportunity.


  6. by   Achoo!
    Your Age: 34
    Your Location: Wisconsin

    What school do you go to? Madison Area Technical College
    Are you doing ADN, BSN, RN-BSN, etc. ? ADN
    How long have you been in the program? 3rd semester
    How long IS the program?2 years
    How long did it take you to get in? (waitlist?) 3 1/2 years
    What was your GPA? 4.0
    Are you happy with the program?Very happy

    How much does it cost (estimate for the whole program)? $1500 per semester-Around $8,000 total with prequisites

    With this program, I was able to sit for my LPN boards after finishing the first year, which is helping with income while I am still in school.
  7. by   CT Pixie
    [color=#2f4f4f]your age: i'll be 38 on april 19th
    your location: southwest connecticut


    what school do you go to? new england tech
    are you doing adn, bsn, rn-bsn, etc. ? lpn
    how long have you been in the program? start on march 12th
    how long is the program? 15 months (3/12/07 to 6/13/08 friday the 13th lol)
    how long did it take you to get in? (waitlist?) no waitlist.
    what was your gpa? when attending the cc here i had a 4.0
    are you happy with the program? i'll let ya know. but all my friends who've attended loved it.
    how much does it cost (estimate for the whole program way too much but worth it to me.
  8. by   dani_girl
    [color=#2f4f4f]your age: 26
    your location: latrobe, pa (south of pittsburgh)


    what school do you go to? westmoreland county comm. college
    are you doing adn, bsn, rn-bsn, etc. ? adn
    how long have you been in the program? i am in 2nd semester
    how long is the program? 4 semesters if going adn 5 if going lpn to adn
    how long did it take you to get in? (waitlist?) you have to apply a year in advance take a nln test (it is like the sat's) then they choose. i got in but alot didn't.. slots go to highest nln test (don't get me started on that it is stupid)
    what was your gpa? 3.5
    are you happy with the program? extremely we get alot of clinical hours
    how much does it cost (estimate for the whole program)? uh.. well it is like 65 bucks a credit and there are 72 credits.. but that doesn't count books (which was about 900 for the first semester, only 75 for 2nd) plus all the entrance stuff.. physical, eye exam, insurance, ect. hope this helps! and man do i miss hawaii! what island are you on? i miss cholo's it is on the north shore..
  9. by   shoegalRN
    [color=#2f4f4f]your age: 32
    [color=#2f4f4f]your location: kansas city, mo

    what school do you go to? research/rockhurst school of nursing
    are you doing adn, bsn, rn-bsn, etc. ? bsn
    how long have you been in the program? just started 01/17/07
    how long is the program? 2 years
    how long did it take you to get in? (waitlist?) no waitlist. i applied in january 2006 and received an acceptance letter april 2006.
    what was your gpa? overall was 3.25, just in the classes that transferred was 3.5
    are you happy with the program? yes, so far
    how much does it cost (estimate for the whole program)? 10,100 per semester, but i agreed to work for any hospital in their healthcare division for 3 years so my tuition is actually covered.
    Last edit by shoegalRN on Feb 17, '07 : Reason: grammer
  10. by   PeachyERNurse
    [color=#2f4f4f]i have a few questions for you nursing students.
    [color=#2f4f4f]your age: 26
    your location: tampa, fl

    what school do you go to? university of south florida
    are you doing adn, bsn, rn-bsn, etc. ? accelerated 2nd bachelor's program (bsn)
    how long have you been in the program? i'm in semester 2 of 4
    how long is the program? 15 months
    how long did it take you to get in? (waitlist?) there is no waitlist. you apply, and you either get in or you don't. i was lucky; i only applied once while i was still working on my first degree nad i got in. i started the nursing program a month after i graduated
    what was your gpa? i'd rather not say, but it's over 3.0
    are you happy with the program? i guess. i hear all nursing programs are somewhat disorganized, but i'm just so glad i got in that i don't really care
    how much does it cost (estimate for the whole program)? approx. $12,000 (4 semesters at approx. $2,000 tuition a piece); books approx $3000; and misc.things $1000 (uniforms, vaccinations, background checks, bls certification, stethescope, penlight, and anything else you need for clinicals, plus i bought a pda, plus anything else i left out); plus your sanity for the duration of the program $priceless$
    Last edit by PeachyERNurse on Feb 17, '07
  11. by   roro83
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    your age: 23
    your location: charlotte, nc

    what school do you go to? mercy school of nursing
    are you doing hospital based diploma program
    how long have you been in the program? 6 weeks
    how long is the program? 19 months
    how long did it take you to get in? right away
    what was your gpa? 4.0
    are you happy with the program? yes...it's great
    how much does it cost (estimate for the whole program)?
    [color=#2f4f4f]7,000


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  12. by   peacelovestar
    Wow thank you everyone!! Keep 'em coming
  13. by   peacelovestar
    I live on O'ahu - Kahala to be exact. I love Cholos
  14. by   BlaineCM
    your age: 27
    your location: gainesville, fl

    what school do you go to? university of florida
    are you doing adn, bsn, rn-bsn, etc. ? accelerated bsn
    how long have you been in the program? in my 3rd semester of 3.5 semesters.
    how long is the program? 13 months
    how long did it take you to get in? (waitlist?) no waitlist
    what was your gpa? 3.6 from my previous bachelors degree
    are you happy with the program? overall i am happy with it. i am really glad i decided to attend uf!
    how much does it cost (estimate for the whole program)? i am not sure...i think around $1,500 per semester.

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