Olivet Nazarene University ABSN Program - page 4

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Hello Everyone... Is there anyone in this program or plan on attending fall 2013. I know this is a fairly new program. I just want know is it a good program and are they well organized. I plan on attending this fall 2013. Thanks... Read More


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    Chamberlain College of Nursing Chicago campus is very disorganized. Maybe this is due to the fact that the program is new. Professors are getting fired in middle of classes and most of the faculty is new which puts a burden on the students due to their lack of organization and experience.
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    I've yet to speak with an ONU ABSN student that is happy with the program. More often than not, you'll find someone that doesn't just dislike it, but rather despises it. The reason why you're not finding a lot of feedback is twofold; 1) no one has graduated yet and 2) we don't have time to give you the 1001 reasons not to get involved with this program. Several months ago, I offered to discuss our tribulations in a private email format... but I can't keep up with all of the requests.

    Here is the bottom line. The current ONU ABSN students are trapped. We are all unhappy but if we leave, we will lose too much with things not transferring. Plus, we got involved with the program in the first place because we all want to graduate ASAP... if we leave now, we toss a quick graduation that we busted butt for right out the window. So we are stuck. Why don't we all voice our concerns publicly? Easy. The ONU administration reads all of our emails and is surely reading this post just as you aspiring nursing students are. Is it wise to taunt and criticize the person that's holding a gun to your head? Probably not... And so none of us want to take the heat and risk being singled out just for the sake of warning all of you... it's bad enough as it is. Therefore, I am not comfortable with publicly sharing all the gory details... Suffice to say choosing ONU was a very, very bad life decision for me...and I think I can speak for many others in the program that share their regrets daily.

    For those trying to compare with Chamberlain Chicago... go to Chamberlain...please. I know how messed up they are too...but trust me, ONU's grass is burnt....Chamberlain still has a few green patches.

    Concerned that this may be coming from some disgruntled student that can't cut it in nursing school so resorts to blaming everyone else? I wish I could be that irresponsible! LOL I have always been a high honors student...and had As last semester. But just because I have good grades doesn't mean the program works... It is so broken, it's not even funny.

    So I'll let you know if anything improves...

    Also, last month I was looking into other programs out of desperation...I think Resurrection has an accelerated program, too. And Loyola...
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    Quote from StudentForever77
    I've yet to speak with an ONU ABSN student that is happy with the program. More often than not, you'll find someone that doesn't just dislike it, but rather despises it. The reason why you're not finding a lot of feedback is twofold; 1) no one has graduated yet and 2) we don't have time to give you the 1001 reasons not to get involved with this program. Several months ago, I offered to discuss our tribulations in a private email format... but I can't keep up with all of the requests.

    Here is the bottom line. The current ONU ABSN students are trapped. We are all unhappy but if we leave, we will lose too much with things not transferring. Plus, we got involved with the program in the first place because we all want to graduate ASAP... if we leave now, we toss a quick graduation that we busted butt for right out the window. So we are stuck. Why don't we all voice our concerns publicly? Easy. The ONU administration reads all of our emails and is surely reading this post just as you aspiring nursing students are. Is it wise to taunt and criticize the person that's holding a gun to your head? Probably not... And so none of us want to take the heat and risk being singled out just for the sake of warning all of you... it's bad enough as it is. Therefore, I am not comfortable with publicly sharing all the gory details... Suffice to say choosing ONU was a very, very bad life decision for me...and I think I can speak for many others in the program that share their regrets daily.

    For those trying to compare with Chamberlain Chicago... go to Chamberlain...please. I know how messed up they are too...but trust me, ONU's grass is burnt....Chamberlain still has a few green patches.

    Concerned that this may be coming from some disgruntled student that can't cut it in nursing school so resorts to blaming everyone else? I wish I could be that irresponsible! LOL I have always been a high honors student...and had As last semester. But just because I have good grades doesn't mean the program works... It is so broken, it's not even funny.

    So I'll let you know if anything improves...

    Also, last month I was looking into other programs out of desperation...I think Resurrection has an accelerated program, too. And Loyola...
    Thanks for the update. I tried emailing you a while back to see if things changed but I guess they only got worse.
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    Quote from StudentForever77
    I've yet to speak with an ONU ABSN student that is happy with the program. More often than not, you'll find someone that doesn't just dislike it, but rather despises it. The reason why you're not finding a lot of feedback is twofold; 1) no one has graduated yet and 2) we don't have time to give you the 1001 reasons not to get involved with this program. Several months ago, I offered to discuss our tribulations in a private email format... but I can't keep up with all of the requests.

    Here is the bottom line. The current ONU ABSN students are trapped. We are all unhappy but if we leave, we will lose too much with things not transferring. Plus, we got involved with the program in the first place because we all want to graduate ASAP... if we leave now, we toss a quick graduation that we busted butt for right out the window. So we are stuck. Why don't we all voice our concerns publicly? Easy. The ONU administration reads all of our emails and is surely reading this post just as you aspiring nursing students are. Is it wise to taunt and criticize the person that's holding a gun to your head? Probably not... And so none of us want to take the heat and risk being singled out just for the sake of warning all of you... it's bad enough as it is. Therefore, I am not comfortable with publicly sharing all the gory details... Suffice to say choosing ONU was a very, very bad life decision for me...and I think I can speak for many others in the program that share their regrets daily.

    For those trying to compare with Chamberlain Chicago... go to Chamberlain...please. I know how messed up they are too...but trust me, ONU's grass is burnt....Chamberlain still has a few green patches.

    Concerned that this may be coming from some disgruntled student that can't cut it in nursing school so resorts to blaming everyone else? I wish I could be that irresponsible! LOL I have always been a high honors student...and had As last semester. But just because I have good grades doesn't mean the program works... It is so broken, it's not even funny.

    So I'll let you know if anything improves...

    Also, last month I was looking into other programs out of desperation...I think Resurrection has an accelerated program, too. And Loyola...



    Thank you for your input! I have been searching high and low for information lol! I wont ask you about the program flaws since you have made it clear its difficult to talk about, but I would like to know if you feel as if you are prepared for the NCLEX.
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    Sunflower - I feel that NCLEX prep falls into your own hands to a degree. I mean technically, if you read the textbooks, go to clinicals, and do the NCLEX exam reviews, you can pass the NCLEX. We don't have professors that actively teach the didactic portion... We learn from a textbook, on our own. So I suppose I consider my chances of success to be proportionate with my self-directed effort. I know I'll pass the NCLEX... for students that need direction, encouragement, tutoring, or additional academic assistance, I feel for them...there isn't much of that available, outside a few "new" professors that I think feel bad for us.
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    Sorry locjoie... I have been buried... I rarely check messages here and only randomly jump on boards (the unpredictable it's-midnight-and-I-can't-sleep visit!). I didn't subscribe to this one so I never saw your post here.


    Things have absolutely not gotten better. Just day by day, we remind ourselves that it's 'almost' over...
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    Sunflower - I should clarify my statement about feeling prepared for the NCLEX. I am truly speaking for myself when I say that I'm not worried about passing. My confidence has little, if anything, to do with my school. I feel that my earlier statement is unfair because I do feel the school is important...It can make or break people. I'm just so disappointed that I've realized I have to take control of the situation and that puts me in "bulldozer mode" lol! So in summary... Am I worried about NCLEX? Nope. But I speak for myself only. I hope all of this put together makes sense. :-)
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    Hi, I am also planning on attending the fall 2013 program! I am excited and at the same time expecting a lot of hard work. Is there anyone who wouldn't mind giving specifics on why they liked/disliked the program???
    I haven't heard very much besides what I read on here and it sounds like there isn't much direction.. ? which I am expecting already, because it is a program for adults. I have done plenty of online classes in the past and I am self motivated will do the reading and assignments on my own. I am set and not backing out of the program. But I would very much appreciate suggestions :-)
    Thank you very much!
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    Hi StudentForever77, I have enjoyed reading your posts on here and couldn't agree more! I have tried emailing you on your aol account, however, it came back to me. I am currently a student in the ABSN program and would to discuss things with you and compare issues. If you are able to PM me on here please do so. Otherwise, can you please email me at: futurenurse1211@gmail.com

    Thanks so much, look forward to speaking with you!
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    I signed up just to enter this discussion and vent my frustrations with the ONU ABSN program.
    First, StudentForever77 you hit it on the head. If you started there you can't quit, you've already spent too much money and time. And the administration uses that to treat the students like garbage. The program is not about teaching its about revenue, they found a way to cash in on people wanting to pursue a nursing degree. They went from a 30 student cohort to 74 at $55,000 a pop. You get nothing for your money. But they will fail you in a second.

    They are all about you when recruiting, and Financial aid is always happy to help. They call you, you pay them and that's where the personal attention ends. Try getting a hold of them to explain the poor scores on an exam. No answer.

    Somebody made a comment about Chamberlin being disorganized, and I believe they fired some instructors over there. I know that because guess what? ONU hired two of them to be lab instructors. A cohort lost the initial instructor to a better school halfway through the semseter. ONU left the students hanging the second half. It was awful, the labs were a mess nothing there was no instruction.

    Caroyln, you sound motivated, but let me tell you can only take so much from these people. They lied to some students about the Patho requirement. These were students that were struggling with the one class which is listed as a pre-req. They asked about dropping it, and stayed in the class even when they were doing poor at the request of the instructor. He said he would do something like curve the class. Some of these people were failed, but passed all their nursing classes and were not allowed to continue because their GPA was ruined. Students who did drop the class were allowed to retake it and stay with the course. This is the kind of miscommunication you have to deal with. Everybody tells you something different. Now these people have a permanent grade on their transcripts preventing them from continuing at ONU or applying somewhere else. Their rules mean nothing.

    Take your time and apply to a true and tried program. This is not worth your time. This is not an online program, it is a teach yourself program. You don't need this.

    A Christian Purpose? Yea, sure.


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