Bauder College

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    Has anybody graduated from Bauder College's 15 month nursing associates degree program? Built in prerequisites from my understanding. I was wondering if this is a good college and if it was easy to find a job after graduating. I hear some schools aren't recognized at all. Sort of a scam so to speak.
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    Quote from Andrewboch
    Has anybody graduated from Bauder College's 15 month nursing associates degree program? Built in prerequisites from my understanding. I was wondering if this is a good college and if it was easy to find a job after graduating. I hear some schools aren't recognized at all. Sort of a scam so to speak.
    The school is accredited and the first graduating class is Nov 2012. Look at the approved nursing schools and you will see Bauder for GA
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    HELP!!!i HAVE ALOT OF QUESTIONS...CAN ANYBODY GET BACK WITH ME AND GIVE ME SOME FEEDBACK ON THIS SCHOOL. I HAVE A SESSION TO GO ON SAT..I am getting old and I feel like this is my last opportunity to go back to school. You inbox or email me at sph35@yahoo.com
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    I am excited that I have been accepted into Bauder College for the AND RN program for the February 2013 term. I found out about the nursing program from my neighbor who is currently in the ADN program, she told me to look into it because so many people here in Georgia are having a hard time getting into nursing schools. The program is only a little over a year old and its fairly expensive but I thought I should give it a try anyway. My initial contact with the school was on November 8, 2012 when I attended the nursing info session. ****** gave the presentation and explained all of the requirements.It seemed to be a good program but the price of $348 a credit hour is really expensive, especially in comparison to a community college that costs $85-100 per credit hour. I stayed for the entire info session and took the Wonderlic test. I didnít know what to expect but for the RN you need to get a 24 out of 50, and the text is only 12 minutes. I got a 17 on my first try so that really sucked. I was told that I could come retake it after 24 hours. I was still leery about the overall cost of the program, which is $40,000, but the cost can be reduced depending on how many classes are transferred in. So I took some time to really think about if I wanted to commit to the cost before I retook the Wonderlic.I talked to a few people I know who are LPN and RN licensed in Illinois and Georgia. So about 2 weeks later I went back to retake the test and I got a 23, one point from the needed score for the RN. But since I scored passed the LPN program requirement I was allowed to come back to take the KPT the following Friday. When I took the KPT it was supposed to start at one time but they didnít call us for almost one full hour. The test was ok, it was Reading and Math, some questions were confusing but itís the stuff you either know or you donít. Afterwards they give you the score and I passed good enough for the RN program, but since I needed one more point on the Wonderlic I had to retake that. I came back the following Monday and retook it and thank goodness I got a 24 needed for the RN. I brought in my application and paid the $10 enrollment fee. I had to fill out a ton of forms, but I guess this is how the for-profit schools operate.It felt like I was signing a contract to attend school. I have never had to do such a thing and I have a Masters degree. After that I went straight to take the drug screening at the urgent care that they use and completed the background screening online. I had to go back to the school to meet financial aid. When I did that they have you fill out more paperwork, which I have never had to do at any other school I have ever attended. Then they take you to the computer to complete your student loan promissory note. That part was really fishy to me because I still hadnít found out if or how much financial aid I qualify for. I was with financial aid for a hour and the lady still couldnít package me because my transcripts werenít reviewed yet. I figured to give them an extra week to look at my transcripts, because since I already have a degree many of my gen eds are done, except for the sciences. I went back on December 14, 2012 to interview with the Director of the Nursing program. Before the interview I had to complete this interview questionnaire where I guess they score your answers to determine if you qualify to get in the program. She seemed to be a nice lady and the interview wasnít as hard as I thought it was going to be. She asked me when did I decide to go into nursing but I think she just wanted to break the ice to see would I give the typical response. She said she had already decided to admit me into the program, which I was so happy to hear. I went back to admissions to meet with my rep to find out about my transcripts, which still hadnít been reviewed, and I had turned them in on Dec 3, 2012. I had to go over to the registrar who quickly reviewed them and accepted my gen eds, which transfers 29 credit hours, so all I need is the sciences, I took A&P 1 lecture but I will take the lab at ATLM in the Spring. And I still need A&P 2 and Microbiology. I went back to let her know ****** said she will be accepting me into the Feb 2013 class.I tried to take to my financial aid rep but she was not in, so I will be calling her on Monday to get the info, because that is the part that is scaring me because cost is so high. But from what I calculated it wonít be as expensive as I think because I transferred so many classes in., as it should take off almost $11,000. So I am going to keep my fingers crossed about the financial side because since I have a degree I donít think I qualify for grants anymore. So Iím excited that I may be starting the program in Feb 2013 but I donít want to go into debt trying to get the RN license.Also while I was there I spoke with several people in the program and they seem to like it, they are just ready to be done. They were all on break while I was waiting for my interview and they said that they change the schedule of things all the time and just make sure to keep my schedule open from 7 to 7 M-F. I spoke with my neighbor who is about to start her clinicals and she said they told her she may have a clinical on Saturday. . I still need to complete the physical and turn in my immunizations. Iím just gonna remain positive and think about my future.
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Jan 11, '13 : Reason: ToS/privacy--do not mention names of school personnel
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    Quote from bellamia1015
    I am excited that I have been accepted into Bauder College for the AND RN program for the February 2013 term. I found out about the nursing program from my neighbor who is currently in the ADN program, she told me to look into it because so many people here in Georgia are having a hard time getting into nursing schools. The program is only a little over a year old and its fairly expensive but I thought I should give it a try anyway. My initial contact with the school was on November 8, 2012 when I attended the nursing info session. ****** gave the presentation and explained all of the requirements.It seemed to be a good program but the price of $348 a credit hour is really expensive, especially in comparison to a community college that costs $85-100 per credit hour. I stayed for the entire info session and took the Wonderlic test. I didnít know what to expect but for the RN you need to get a 24 out of 50, and the text is only 12 minutes. I got a 17 on my first try so that really sucked. I was told that I could come retake it after 24 hours. I was still leery about the overall cost of the program, which is $40,000, but the cost can be reduced depending on how many classes are transferred in. So I took some time to really think about if I wanted to commit to the cost before I retook the Wonderlic.I talked to a few people I know who are LPN and RN licensed in Illinois and Georgia. So about 2 weeks later I went back to retake the test and I got a 23, one point from the needed score for the RN. But since I scored passed the LPN program requirement I was allowed to come back to take the KPT the following Friday. When I took the KPT it was supposed to start at one time but they didnít call us for almost one full hour. The test was ok, it was Reading and Math, some questions were confusing but itís the stuff you either know or you donít. Afterwards they give you the score and I passed good enough for the RN program, but since I needed one more point on the Wonderlic I had to retake that. I came back the following Monday and retook it and thank goodness I got a 24 needed for the RN. I brought in my application and paid the $10 enrollment fee. I had to fill out a ton of forms, but I guess this is how the for-profit schools operate.It felt like I was signing a contract to attend school. I have never had to do such a thing and I have a Masters degree. After that I went straight to take the drug screening at the urgent care that they use and completed the background screening online. I had to go back to the school to meet financial aid. When I did that they have you fill out more paperwork, which I have never had to do at any other school I have ever attended. Then they take you to the computer to complete your student loan promissory note. That part was really fishy to me because I still hadnít found out if or how much financial aid I qualify for. I was with financial aid for a hour and the lady still couldnít package me because my transcripts werenít reviewed yet. I figured to give them an extra week to look at my transcripts, because since I already have a degree many of my gen eds are done, except for the sciences. I went back on December 14, 2012 to interview with the Director of the Nursing program. Before the interview I had to complete this interview questionnaire where I guess they score your answers to determine if you qualify to get in the program. She seemed to be a nice lady and the interview wasnít as hard as I thought it was going to be. She asked me when did I decide to go into nursing but I think she just wanted to break the ice to see would I give the typical response. She said she had already decided to admit me into the program, which I was so happy to hear. I went back to admissions to meet with my rep to find out about my transcripts, which still hadnít been reviewed, and I had turned them in on Dec 3, 2012. I had to go over to the registrar who quickly reviewed them and accepted my gen eds, which transfers 29 credit hours, so all I need is the sciences, I took A&P 1 lecture but I will take the lab at ATLM in the Spring. And I still need A&P 2 and Microbiology. I went back to let her know ****** said she will be accepting me into the Feb 2013 class.I tried to take to my financial aid rep but she was not in, so I will be calling her on Monday to get the info, because that is the part that is scaring me because cost is so high. But from what I calculated it wonít be as expensive as I think because I transferred so many classes in., as it should take off almost $11,000. So I am going to keep my fingers crossed about the financial side because since I have a degree I donít think I qualify for grants anymore. So Iím excited that I may be starting the program in Feb 2013 but I donít want to go into debt trying to get the RN license.Also while I was there I spoke with several people in the program and they seem to like it, they are just ready to be done. They were all on break while I was waiting for my interview and they said that they change the schedule of things all the time and just make sure to keep my schedule open from 7 to 7 M-F. I spoke with my neighbor who is about to start her clinicals and she said they told her she may have a clinical on Saturday. . I still need to complete the physical and turn in my immunizations. Iím just gonna remain positive and think about my future..
    The money part is a bummer. But you also have to remember books and uniforms are included as well as lab and technology fees. Then there's the fact that you are done so much sooner and able to work as a nurse.I am not trying to justify the price, believe me there are many of us that struggle with it. But remember, as a nurse if you work for a nonprofit for 10 years while making loan payments, the rest will be forgiven. Also I have Sunday labs this term. Due to the program growing, they are adding more clinical days. So please know now it could be 6-7 days a week you are devoting. I'm still reeling lol.
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Jan 11, '13 : Reason: Edit quote
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    Hi I see you started Bauder in July, which term are you in now? You might be in the term with my neighbor because she started in July but she had transfer credits, so her actual class didn't start until September. Also, where are your clinicals and what time? I spoke with some people when I was at the school this past Thursday and they said that the schedule always changes. That seems to be nerve wrecking and a little unorganized. I'm still trying to get in contact with financial aid so that they can package me so that I will have an idea of the cost. Do you know if the graduated RN class has taken the NCLEX yet? If so, has anyone passed? And I'm pretty sure that the school has added the cost of books and a uniform into the total cost. Because in reality its cheaper to buy used books or rent them from chegg. I wish they had things a little more concrete but I guess that is because its a new program.
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    Quote from bellamia1015
    Hi I see you started Bauder in July, which term are you in now? You might be in the term with my neighbor because she started in July but she had transfer credits, so her actual class didn't start until September. Also, where are your clinicals and what time? I spoke with some people when I was at the school this past Thursday and they said that the schedule always changes. That seems to be nerve wrecking and a little unorganized. I'm still trying to get in contact with financial aid so that they can package me so that I will have an idea of the cost. Do you know if the graduated RN class has taken the NCLEX yet? If so, has anyone passed? And I'm pretty sure that the school has added the cost of books and a uniform into the total cost. Because in reality its cheaper to buy used books or rent them from chegg. I wish they had things a little more concrete but I guess that is because its a new program.
    I could tell you my date and times, but they would probably change for your class. The money thing has been beaten like a dead horse on this thread. Bauder sucks when it comes to money, but again, who else in ga will get you an RN in 18 months including prerequisites? Honestly the program is really new and they are ironing things out. But if you can't role with these changes what will anyone do when they are a nurse? Schedules change, people are called in and out, and shifts need different things in healthcare settings.
    My point for anyone in this thread is this, no one in this school including me, can tell you if Bauder is right for you. You have to put up with a lot of ****, some great and some bad professors, long hours, rotating clinicals, and paying ridiculous tuition for your degree. But if you want to be an RN and don't want to put up with prerequisite this and prerequisite that, along with wait lists and retaking classes, Bauder might be right for you.

    My best advice for anyone is don't plan ahead you'll work yourself into a tizzy. Keep a flexible job schedule otherwise don't go here. Don't think that they will work around you, they won't. If you come in with this mindset you'll do great and be done in no time.

    Just my two cents
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    Quote from britishnomore
    I could tell you my date and times, but they would probably change for your class. The money thing has been beaten like a dead horse on this thread. Bauder sucks when it comes to money, but again, who else in ga will get you an RN in 18 months including prerequisites? Honestly the program is really new and they are ironing things out. But if you can't role with these changes what will anyone do when they are a nurse? Schedules change, people are called in and out, and shifts need different things in healthcare settings.
    My point for anyone in this thread is this, no one in this school including me, can tell you if Bauder is right for you. You have to put up with a lot of ****, some great and some bad professors, long hours, rotating clinicals, and paying ridiculous tuition for your degree. But if you want to be an RN and don't want to put up with prerequisite this and prerequisite that, along with wait lists and retaking classes, Bauder might be right for you.

    My best advice for anyone is don't plan ahead you'll work yourself into a tizzy. Keep a flexible job schedule otherwise don't go here. Don't think that they will work around you, they won't. If you come in with this mindset you'll do great and be done in no time.

    Just my two cents
    Hi I was just curious about the clinical locations and times. I am not originally from Atlanta, so I was just wondering where do the students typically perform clinical rotations. I am from Illinois and our nursing schools there were different than they are here with the cost and requirements. The money was a concern for me because I already have a Masters degree in health and my two degrees weren't as expensive as Bauder college. But I finally was able to talk to someone in financial aid yesterday. It seems like the tuition is not that bad once they break it down per term, and since I transferred in 29 hours, it dramatically reduced the cost. It may be different for people who don't have gen eds completed. I am excited to start the program and the 18 month time frame was a huge plus for me. I do understand that its new and in the medical field things do change as far as scheduling goes. I think that this is the right time in my life to start the nursing program because my schedule is open and flexible. I do have a 5 yr old and I am blessed her dad and I are together, as he is my support system. I think I will do fine, since I have been in college and know that there are good and bad days with anything. I am just trying to mentally prepare myself and reach out to others who are in the nursing program at Bauder. Thanks again @britishnomore
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    Quote from bellamia1015

    Hi I was just curious about the clinical locations and times. I am not originally from Atlanta, so I was just wondering where do the students typically perform clinical rotations. I am from Illinois and our nursing schools there were different than they are here with the cost and requirements. The money was a concern for me because I already have a Masters degree in health and my two degrees weren't as expensive as Bauder college. But I finally was able to talk to someone in financial aid yesterday. It seems like the tuition is not that bad once they break it down per term, and since I transferred in 29 hours, it dramatically reduced the cost. It may be different for people who don't have gen eds completed. I am excited to start the program and the 18 month time frame was a huge plus for me. I do understand that its new and in the medical field things do change as far as scheduling goes. I think that this is the right time in my life to start the nursing program because my schedule is open and flexible. I do have a 5 yr old and I am blessed her dad and I are together, as he is my support system. I think I will do fine, since I have been in college and know that there are good and bad days with anything. I am just trying to mentally prepare myself and reach out to others who are in the nursing program at Bauder. Thanks again @britishnomore
    Well right now our clinicals for Fundamentals are Powder Springs, Marietta, and Crestview, which are all nursing homes. Because we are a smaller school we don't really get to go to hospitals until later terms. I understand about the money thing. Most of my classmates and I already have a Bachelors so this school was a real pain to pay for. Question why do you want to do Bauder? Mercer has a great BSN bridge for those who already have a bachelors if you have the classes. However if not, then I completely understand why you would choose Bauder
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    Quote from britishnomore
    Well right now our clinicals for Fundamentals are Powder Springs, Marietta, and Crestview, which are all nursing homes. Because we are a smaller school we don't really get to go to hospitals until later terms. I understand about the money thing. Most of my classmates and I already have a Bachelors so this school was a real pain to pay for. Question why do you want to do Bauder? Mercer has a great BSN bridge for those who already have a bachelors if you have the classes. However if not, then I completely understand why you would choose Bauder
    Oh ok.. and is Crestview a city in Georgia? or it that the name of the nursing home? And I chose Bauder because of the program format, with it being 18 months and no wait list. And my neighbor started the program in September and she told me about it. She doesn't start clinical until January. I also just looked at Mercer and their tuition is $879 per credit hour, so that is way too expensive and its for a longer amount of time. The money thing at Bauder is less intimidating now since I spoke with financial aid and got an award letter.


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