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- Oct 24, '12 by britishnomoreQuote from Nurse2b7337Ummmm bs. Sorry. The first class hasn't even graduated yet they graduate in November for the RN program. The LPN only had one class graduate and it had 7 people total.... Sooo I'm not sure where you are getting this but it's just not true.Bauer has a very low NCLEX pass rate.... Compared to other schools in the area. Just my .02!!
- Oct 25, '12 by chalupatamaleI am considering doing the ASN at Bauder college.. I am went to high school etc in the UK so am not sure what I will need to do to get in since don't they normally need SAT scores or something? I do not have anything like that and its been donkeys years since I went to school as I am now 40...Last edit by chalupatamale on Oct 25, '12
- Oct 25, '12 by Nurse2b7337I think Bauder uses the Kaplan Exam
- Oct 30, '12 by britishnomoreQuote from chalupatamaleThey have a series of tests that depending on your scores get you into he LPN or ADN classroom.I am considering doing the ASN at Bauder college.. I am went to high school etc in the UK so am not sure what I will need to do to get in since don't they normally need SAT scores or something? I do not have anything like that and its been donkeys years since I went to school as I am now 40...
Not trying to be uptight but our school had a bad reputation because of rumors when we haven't had a single graduating class in our program yet.
- Jan 25 by JaiyeHi,
I just called the school today and spoke with someone name Inga or something like that in the Atlanta office. She told me that I would need to come out to the information session tomorrow to find out more about the program and the costs, requirements etc. for the Nursing program.
I don't like when a school blows off telling the price up front because that already says "EXPENSIVE". I told her, well its best if I know these things now because if its too expensive I may not be able to attend. She told me the program is 18 months and the cost right now is $40,561 and the RN program fills up quickly. As I'm reading other comments about the program, I see that the RN program does fill up quickly and if you can't pass the scores, they automatically persuage you to do the LPN program.
As I'm researching I still have alot of reservations and alot more research to do. I understand that you are paying for the speedy RN program and bypassing some of the other rigorous entrance exams. But what if I get mid way into the program and decide that the program isn't for me. I just don't want to have to go somewhere and start over and no be able to transfer my credits. And I do think that you will have to immediately go back to school to obtain a BSN because alot of places are requiring BSN degrees (hospitals). You may can work in some rehab centers like (Shepherd or Kindred) or work in some nursing homes or places like that while you're working on your BSN so that shouldn't be too bad. And as far as being a LPN, I noticed where I worked for a rehab center in Atlanta, that the LPNs would have to get their work double checked by RNs because they were "licensed" to perform certain duties. They made decent though. LPNS are becoming a thing of the past though. We only had one LPN on our entire floor. But while working at a nursing home, the LPN did alot of paperwork and administered medications, etc., but still worked side by side under the RN.
But I just need to know what the atmosphere is like there? I would like to relocate to attend nursing school, but once you factor in the out of costs expenses and out of state fees, it may very well add up to $40K but then again, I'd have a Bachelors.
Just wanted to know what the scheduling is like there? I hear students saying that nothing is consistent because you have to be at school Monday through Friday and be open and sometimes your clinicals could be on Saturdays. Everyone is not able to stop their life and not work to complete this program. Alot of the other programs are on a MWF or MW or T TH or some type of schedule that would allow you to be able to do other things.
Just kind of confused and weighing my options. Trying to figure out if this college is really worth $41K.
- Jan 25 by Jaiye@britishnomore, how is the program going for you now? Have you been able to work at all while in the program?
- Feb 1 by britishnomoreQuote from JaiyeSorry sometimes it is easier to message on the boards. Well I read your other post too so I hope you don't mind me answering that. The first thing is, do you have any other credits? If you have nothing, including no English, Math, Speech, Computers, Ethics, etc it will be that full price. If you have those that price starts to drop significantly. For example, mine will cost me about 28k, 11k I will get in grants, so total I will have about 17k in loans when I get out. Not cheap but unless you go to a BSN straight from your prerequisites at another school, we get licensed in the same time it takes for you to finish prereqs at another school.@britishnomore, how is the program going for you now? Have you been able to work at all while in the program?
As far as work? Yes I am still working 30hrs and most of us still manage some income. The thing you have to know is that the school doesn't care about your schedule. Once you are in it's the most important thing to me there. If you have a flexible job then you can manage it, otherwise I would suggest finding one or trying to make it work. I wish I could be of more help in that regard.