reputation of St. Xavier University's nursing program

  1. 0 Hi Everyone!

    I just got into St. Xavier University's nursing program! And, I got a scholarship! Yessss!!!

    I've also been accepted into Lewis University's program for the spring!Does anyone know these two schools' reputation in the Illinois Area?
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    sallber has '3' year(s) of experience. From 'Chicago, IL US'; Joined Dec '05; Posts: 71; Likes: 207.

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  4. Visit  Jolie profile page
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    Lewis has had some issues in the past regarding low NCLEX passing rates. They re-vamped their program, but I don't know anyone who has attended since then.

    S. Xavier has an excellent reputation, and would be my choice of the two programs.

    Congratulations!
  5. Visit  clcstudent22307 profile page
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    I'm currently in nursing school in the far northern suburbs. The woman who watches our baby used to be a NICU nurse and stopped working when she had her two boys. She's been a stay at home mom for a few years now but she graduated from St. Xavier's program. I didn't inquire about it any further but when I'd asked her where she went she answered as if it were a highly reputable program. Good luck.
  6. Visit  suebird3 profile page
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    st. xav's class of '03 here. high pass rate. you're in the right school.

    'that bird'
    Last edit by sirI on Oct 11, '07 : Reason: please do not post names of instructors, profs, etc.
  7. Visit  sy33 profile page
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    Hi I'm hoping to apply to St. Xavier's nursing school...
    What exactly do I need to apply? I've called the school already and she said that I could apply now ? I don't know if she meant that I would have a better chance of getting into the college of nursing if I was already admitted to the school (finish my pre-reqs as an undergrad or actually apply to get into the school of nursing

    m in my second year of college finish up my pre-reqs and hopefully will have a gpa of around a 3.4-3.5. My question is how competitive is St. Xavier? What will make my application competitive, and is it true that I can really apply without finishing my pre-reqs? Because I can't find that list of pre-reqs needed anywhere!


    -Thanks
  8. Visit  sallber profile page
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    Hi There!

    I applied to St. Xavier's program, and I personally have chemistry, anatomy, organic chemistry, and several humanities done, since I already have my bachelor's degree. I looked on the website to find out what I needed to apply, but I did an online app, and I went there to drop off my transcripts. As far as whether or not the program is competitive, I think any nursing program these days is competitive. With a gpa of 3.4, you shoud be just fine. hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
  9. Visit  suebird3 profile page
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    if you have any pre-req's to finish up, you can finish them at sxu. warning...they want biochem! i tried to get outta it, had organic, etc. no luck.

    you are admitted to the core classes once you've finished the required classes. there are some classes that are concurrent, but you shouldn't have any problems.

    'that bird'
  10. Visit  sy33 profile page
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    Quote from suebird3
    if you have any pre-req's to finish up, you can finish them at sxu. warning...they want biochem! i tried to get outta it, had organic, etc. no luck.

    you are admitted to the core classes once you've finished the required classes. there are some classes that are concurrent, but you shouldn't have any problems.

    'that bird'
    dang they do?
    i'm taking orgo now and i was hoping i wouldn't ever have to worry about biochem. when i called to inquire, the lady told me to apply to the school asap because the nursing school goes by priority of who attended there longer, is this true?! because if it is, then i might as well apply to go there next semester and finish up my pre-reqs... blah so confusing!
  11. Visit  suebird3 profile page
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    sxu is a private college, and the way they have things set up (along with their reputation), they give you a better chance of getting into core classes faster. oh, yeah; i may have put off starting clinicals a semester, but that is a whooole story unto itself. :d

    'that bird'
  12. Visit  sy33 profile page
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    Quote from suebird3
    sxu is a private college, and the way they have things set up (along with their reputation), they give you a better chance of getting into core classes faster. oh, yeah; i may have put off starting clinicals a semester, but that is a whooole story unto itself. :d

    'that bird'
    woah what do you mean by that?
    that's what the lady told me as well and i was super confused...
    so how long would you be in their nursing school? more than two years?!
  13. Visit  suebird3 profile page
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    i graduated in dec. '03, so don't worry!

    did the lpn to bsn bridge. all tital about 3 years.....2 years part time (i do have a mortgage!), and the last 2 semesters full time; wasn't in too much of a rush.

    'bird'
    Last edit by sirI on Oct 24, '07 : Reason: please do not post names of profs/instructors, etc.
  14. Visit  redcats profile page
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    Hi, I was recently accepted into SXU's BSN program. It's a career change for me. I have been doing technical and biomedical recruiting. I'm so excited about a path in which I can serve others, and humanize the medical experience for patients. I guess that I'm wondering, too, about SXU's reputation, what its hospital affiliations are, and what the program's strengths are. I would also love to chat with others who are going to school there, or have gone to school there.
  15. Visit  sn216 profile page
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    sy33,

    We meet again! I was accepted into SXU until I found out I wouldn't start clinicals until the fall of the following year. I had all the pre-reqs done but had to do like 2 or 3 of "their" electives. West Sub said they could get me in the following semester so that's why I decided to go there.

    If you do decide to go to SXU make sure you meet with an academic advisor and find out exactly what classes you'll need to take as soon as possible and when you'll start clinicals. Unless you mind waiting a year. I was happy when I got accepted and then disappointed by the thought of waiting a year. It's up to you. I wanted in quicker since I'm getting older (30... something). :wink2:


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