If you have any other choices of ABSN programs.. I would suggest you go there instead. I started Valpo's ABSN program last May and wished I had applied to different schools and have more options available. Anyway, I'm FINALLY going to be done in August.. but I like to post on here to let people know about this program... not worth the 50K for the quality of education.
- horrible clinicals: for the med-surg clinical, which should be the most important clinical because that's what you build your nursing skills from. You actually attend about 4 to 5 clinical sessions of 5 hours each. YES, from 7-noon only. I haven't done much at all during my med-surg I and II clinicals, mostly just filling out tedious paperwork and chatting with the patient. I have not insert any NG or foleys yet and I'm graduating in 2 months... HA. I don't feel like the school has prepared me at alllll for the real world. Thanks Valpo.
- unorganized practicum: random lottery system so you don't really get the place that you want... and this is one of the core class of the program?
- ridiculous lab fees- for using the lab once every semester you get billed like $60 each semester.
Anyway, I can go on and on with my complaints but I'll stop here.. you get the point.