Bauder College ADN

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    Who is in the ADN program at Bauder College? I am in my third term and so far, so good. Now that I've figured out the process, as it is WAY different from a traditional college, things are going along just fine. I have about a year until graduation and that is very exciting. Now I'm trying to weigh my options and see where I go next. Who is going the BSN or MSN route after school? And which companies are still hiring ADNs?
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    When you say the process is way different from traditional college, what do you mean? I know the terms are broken up into 10 weeks but what else besides the terms length makes this program different? I hope to start at Bauder in Feb, and I do plan on furthering my education, still debating on the different routes also.
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    When you say the process is way different from traditional college, what do you mean? I know the terms are broken up into 10 weeks but what else besides the terms length makes this program different? I hope to start at Bauder in Feb, and I do plan on furthering my education, still debating on the different routes also.
    I went to a traditional 4 year, brick-and-mortar school for undergrad. This program isn't marketed as an accelerated program, but to me, it seems like it should be...either for those who already have a degree or those with healthcare experience. Some of the learning is lost and it feels like an independent study course at times. I really do like being back in school, though, but I wouldn't say this program is for those prone to anxiety, the faint of heart, or the people that aren't self-starters, if that makes any sense.
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    Catdawg, is this school expensive? Will you bridge over to complete your BSN?
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    Catdawg, is this school expensive? Will you bridge over to complete your BSN?
    Pretty expensive in my opinion. Around $40K. To be fair, that includes your uniforms, books, tuition, fees, clinical supplies (stethoscope etc), kaplan nclex review books, etc. So you never have to come out of pocket for books or anything else while you are there. Which is helpful because this term we have at least $1800 worth of books and I couldn't imagine trying to buy them myself. When I'm done here, ill be looking into either BSN programs or MSN programs. I was able to transfer in several classes so it helped bring my cost down a lot.
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    When you say the process is way different from traditional college, what do you mean? I know the terms are broken up into 10 weeks but what else besides the terms length makes this program different? I hope to start at Bauder in Feb, and I do plan on furthering my education, still debating on the different routes also.
    I have applied to Bauder for February also and to me the process is way different that a traditional college. I have two degrees from traditional public universities. The process for application was way less extensive. For example, out of high school I completed the application, paid the fee, sent transcripts, and scores, did the financial aid form. I got accepted and was then awarded financial aid. If you are full time you get full time financial aid, if part time you got part time financial aid.

    At Bauder after the testing and app plus fee you have to complete all of this paper work. There were legal documents saying that you can't sue the school, and they add up the cost and have you sign it before you have transferred anything in. They seem to keep the financial part a little hidden, the class offerings and times are not freely avaiable. You don't get the option to purchase you own books (because believe me that is WAY CHEAPER to do) as I have learned after my first year of college that it is a total waste to purchase brand new books and now days you can rent them, have them on kindle or ebooks so you don't have to carry pounds of books around.

    Plus with students who have graduated before you or completed a term before you, I am pretty sure that they would be willing to sell a book, uniform or whatever they no longer need. Then I may be mistaken but I think that once you take the classes there that they belong to the school and you can't transfer them to another school. And I think that you only have a few days or maybe a month after the semester starts to change your mind about going to the school. So say in 4th term you get in a car accident and hurt you back and can't continue school ,I think you will still have to pay the rest of the tuition because they have you sign a contract in the beginning because they total everything at once, as if you are purchasing a car or house.

    I also agree with @catdawg about it being formatted as an accelerated program similar to the BSN. And the who transfer credit thing is the reason why I am taking my final science classes at a different school, just in case I can't get them from Bauder once I am done. The 10 weeks semester is probably ok, but just imagine a normal 16 week semester being condensed to 10 weeks, or a summer class of 12 weeks being only 10weeks, but from what I have researched Bauder is using a trimester system, which some college do use.

    And another thing is that at my traditional colleges I didn't have to sign any contract or sign the financial aid before I was even accepted to the school. Like every time I talk to someone at the school they are congratulating me but I haven't received an acceptance letter. I am just curious to know about the people who are not accepted or those who have either quit the program or gotten kicked out. Just make sure you pay attention to what you are signing and ask questions.
    Last edit by bellamia1015 on Jan 14, '13 : Reason: added paragraphs for easy reading
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    Wow, now that's breaking it down!!
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    I have applied to Bauder for February also and to me the process is way different that a traditional college. I have two degrees from traditional public universities. The process for application was way less extensive. For example, out of high school I completed the application, paid the fee, sent transcripts, and scores, did the financial aid form. I got accepted and was then awarded financial aid. If you are full time you get full time financial aid, if part time you got part time financial aid.

    At Bauder after the testing and app plus fee you have to complete all of this paper work. There were legal documents saying that you can't sue the school, and they add up the cost and have you sign it before you have transferred anything in. They seem to keep the financial part a little hidden, the class offerings and times are not freely avaiable. You don't get the option to purchase you own books (because believe me that is WAY CHEAPER to do) as I have learned after my first year of college that it is a total waste to purchase brand new books and now days you can rent them, have them on kindle or ebooks so you don't have to carry pounds of books around.

    Plus with students who have graduated before you or completed a term before you, I am pretty sure that they would be willing to sell a book, uniform or whatever they no longer need. Then I may be mistaken but I think that once you take the classes there that they belong to the school and you can't transfer them to another school. And I think that you only have a few days or maybe a month after the semester starts to change your mind about going to the school. So say in 4th term you get in a car accident and hurt you back and can't continue school ,I think you will still have to pay the rest of the tuition because they have you sign a contract in the beginning because they total everything at once, as if you are purchasing a car or house.

    I also agree with @catdawg about it being formatted as an accelerated program similar to the BSN. And the who transfer credit thing is the reason why I am taking my final science classes at a different school, just in case I can't get them from Bauder once I am done. The 10 weeks semester is probably ok, but just imagine a normal 16 week semester being condensed to 10 weeks, or a summer class of 12 weeks being only 10weeks, but from what I have researched Bauder is using a trimester system, which some college do use.

    And another thing is that at my traditional colleges I didn't have to sign any contract or sign the financial aid before I was even accepted to the school. Like every time I talk to someone at the school they are congratulating me but I haven't received an acceptance letter. I am just curious to know about the people who are not accepted or those who have either quit the program or gotten kicked out. Just make sure you pay attention to what you are signing and ask questions.
    Right on! Haha you had the same concerns I had when I started. So far I only know of a couple people that have dropped off. But that was only because they failed A&P and micro. No one has left by choice yet...it's definitely marketed (in my opinion) as a school for working adults. For profit, whatever you want to call it. Like when I took some of my master's classes online from Capella University, I got the same kind of feeling. But it's going well class-wise and I've had some good teachers so far. Time wise you can't beat it for an ADN. I really don't know about the transferring classes thing. I know one girl is planning on continuing for a bsn at ksu and another at west ga. I haven't decided which route ill take yet. As for uniforms, when you get here, the student nurses association is selling used ones for cheaper than you get online. You get a set every term but they are also sold online for people who just want more. But if you guys have any questions just message me! Be more than happy to share my experience with you!
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    Wow, now that's breaking it down!!
    And its more stuff that I forgot to even mention while I was typing. Have you applied to Bauder?
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    @bellamia nope just doing research!! Not sure yet what their NCLEX pass rate is. It's not on the SOS website. I could be wrong or if it was it was kinda low.


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