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Does anyone have information about the bachelors nursing program at Marian? I applied and I know the cost but I was wondering what they do in nursing school, if it is competitive to get into the... Read More

  1. by   lyndsaynicole
    Thanks for all of the replies! All the information I can get helps! I just applied at U of I online last night, and I'm still planning on applying to Marian. You guys all have a great point-I can get the ASN now, and start working as a nurse and hopefully find a place that will do tuition reimbursement and send me back to work towards the BSN. There are PLENTY of ASN to BSN programs, so obviously lots of people do that option. So hopefully it won't be too bad.

    I had to go to Ivy Tech today to try to get my application switched to the right campus (I applied at the wrong one-oops) and it was REDICULOUS there. It reminded me why I didn't like Community College the first time I went. I mean, it's not their fault that it's so busy and chaotic-it's the cheapest school, so of course everyone wants to go there. So they are slowly ending up at the bottom of my list of schools. I don't know-just seems like a lot of hassle. I'd rather pay more money to go to U of I or Marian. Thanks again!!!
  2. by   Ceteris Paribus
    My significant other graduated with an ASN two years ago (Indy Area) and had eight job offers within four weeks. Offers ranged from $18.00 (Martinsville and Wishard)/hr to $25.00 (Saint Francis South) and all numbers in between (note these figures do not include night/weekend shift differentials which typically add anywhere from $3.00 to $8.00 dollars more per hour). In addition, bonus offers ranged from 0 to 8K for a two year commitment. Also, tuition reinbursement was offered (for past student loans up to about 10K). Furthermore, one of my best mates just graduated from Ivy Tech this semester and already has six job offers (sorry don't have all of the salary info). Ivy Tech Indy tells me they have about a 100% placement rate for their ASN's within eight weeks. So have we settled the question about the ASN being marketable in the Indy market? In addition, there are quite a few ONLINE BSN completion programs available in the Indy area such as IUPUI and Indiana Weslyn. which your employer will often pay for (even MSN online completion options after you get the BSN).
  3. by   Ceteris Paribus
    Quote from lyndsaynicole
    Thanks for all of the replies! All the information I can get helps! I just applied at U of I online last night, and I'm still planning on applying to Marian. You guys all have a great point-I can get the ASN now, and start working as a nurse and hopefully find a place that will do tuition reimbursement and send me back to work towards the BSN. There are PLENTY of ASN to BSN programs, so obviously lots of people do that option. So hopefully it won't be too bad.

    I had to go to Ivy Tech today to try to get my application switched to the right campus (I applied at the wrong one-oops) and it was REDICULOUS there. It reminded me why I didn't like Community College the first time I went. I mean, it's not their fault that it's so busy and chaotic-it's the cheapest school, so of course everyone wants to go there. So they are slowly ending up at the bottom of my list of schools. I don't know-just seems like a lot of hassle. I'd rather pay more money to go to U of I or Marian. Thanks again!!!
    Also, no disrespect but for many of us paying 17K per year for tuition (not including books/supplies) is simply not an option! Ivy Tech at about 15% of that figure is a tremendous bargain (I would go so far as to say blessing). Furthermore, the Lawrence campus (where the Health Science classes are offered) is several cuts above the North Meridian campus in my opinion (there is a beautiful state park and YMCA within walking distance for example). All that said if money was no object who wouldn't prefer a nice private school with less competition to get in, more personalized attention and nicer surroundings.
  4. by   lyndsaynicole
    Oh I completely understand-I definitely don't WANT to pay more money-not at all. I already have PLENTY of college loans that I am paying off-so the cheaper the better.

    I'm still not giving up on Ivy Tech-but I'm just trying to decide if that's going to be the best fit for me. I'm literally like 5 minutes away from the Lawrence campus, but the lady sent me all the way to the campus on Meridian yesterday. How come I couldn't go to the Lawrence one to get this stuff straightened out? And is that where all my classes would be?
  5. by   Ceteris Paribus
    Quote from lyndsaynicole
    Oh I completely understand-I definitely don't WANT to pay more money-not at all. I already have PLENTY of college loans that I am paying off-so the cheaper the better.

    I'm still not giving up on Ivy Tech-but I'm just trying to decide if that's going to be the best fit for me. I'm literally like 5 minutes away from the Lawrence campus, but the lady sent me all the way to the campus on Meridian yesterday. How come I couldn't go to the Lawrence one to get this stuff straightened out? And is that where all my classes would be?
    You should be able to take care of EVERYTHING at the Lawrence campus. One of the very valid criticisms of Ivy Tech is that many of their administrators (especially at the Meridian campus) behave as, well there is no nice way to say this, as if they either don't care or are overwhelmed. This is especially true with telephone contacts (they make BSU where I used to go to school seem like a luxary hotel in New York). I have learned that hard way that when I need ANYTHING done I go IN PERSON to the Lawrence campus (the buiding is being refurbished, but the administrative cluster is on the second floor something like 276). If you have problems let me know and I will try to help.
  6. by   chicksmom
    Hi, im currently enrolled at Marian college. I am a transfer student from ivy tech. I only brought in english,(because the other courses: com 101, Med. term, did not transfer, well it transferred but was not a prereq or needed for asn or bsn.). I have been to my advisor several times with questions. Im still on the line between ASN and BSN. They give priority to the marian college students that take all their prereqs here(ASN: Anatomy 1 &2, english, math, psych, Micro. and Nur 125.) then whatever spaces are left go to the transfer students. The advisor told me anyone with 18 marian college credits last year that applied got in for the ASN. but this year it would be alot harder, because they are fading out the ASN program and are taking spots from the ASN to accommodate the jump in admission (nearly twice as many as last year!!! dont get me started on the parking situation!!!lol.) for the BSN. BUT!!! they are also opening up (very small mind you) admission to the BSN in the spring 2008. but she told me that everyone that applies to the bsn will get in if they meet the criteria for their prereqs(you have to have A&P 1&2, chem 101, Micro) to apply and must have a 2.70. but in order to get a 2.70 for either ASN or BSN you have to get a B- in your A&P and Micro classes( because they are weighted more, they are worth more credits.) so if you plan on transferring over here to marian from ivy tech(there area alot of students who have) your A&P 1&2 over there only counts for A&P 1 here. so you have to take A&P 2. each anatomy class here is worth 5 credits each and their micro is 4 credits. hope this helps someone. Good luck!!!
  7. by   patrick1rn
    Quote from EDRNIndy
    I am going to take alot of hits for this but you can buy your way through there without really learning a thing......

    Wow, I earned my BSN at Marian College. I went through the RN to BSN program. I had to study. I didnt feel like I had to buy my way through the program
  8. by   Cecilia85
    Marian college lvn program.. Anyone doing this?

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