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  1. 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 nursing program,do they admit once a year into the program? I am a transfer student from USI but I am going to take some of the required classes at Ivy Tech next semester to offset the cost. If I am correct you have to take Chm 100, Micro, ANP1 & 2, and a nursing class and have at least a B-, is that correct?

    THanks for everyones help!!
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  3. by   HARRN2b
    They give preference to those who take their prereq's at Marion (of course). However, most take at ivy tech. Ivy tech gives a good bang for the buck on their classes. I have taken all my prereq's there. The only thing I have left is stats and I can take that at IUPUI. There are some members here who graduated from Marion. Hopefully, they will chime in. I have attended their open forums, but it is too $$ for my budget. Otherwise, I would go. I think that is why so many go to ivy tech for the adn degree.

    Best of luck!
  4. by   EDRNIndy
    I am going to take alot of hits for this but you can buy your way through there without really learning a thing......
  5. by   Ceteris Paribus
    How can you "buy" your way through? You still have to take the NCLEX and pass after graduation! Are you saying that they don't make you take and pass exams during nursing school? Note, I say this as someone who will be attending Ivy Tech's ADN program and who couldn't afford to attend Marion college. I will grant you that the competition at Marion college is probably less due to the expense. However, that doesn't mean that you don't have to do a great deal of work to get through their (or any) nursing program. In any case most nurses will tell you that the REAL learning doesn't even really start until you are actually working as an RN.
  6. by   bethin
    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......
    I have heard nothing but positive remarks about the clinicals there, all coming from RN's who went there.

    What's your source?
  7. by   lyndsaynicole
    I'm considering Marian College-but I actually don't know the cost...how much are we talking?
  8. by   r010127
    Its about 19,000.00 a year.. The nursing program takes 3 years for a BSN.. plus another 1-2 years for core classes.
  9. by   lyndsaynicole
    Quote from r010127
    Its about 19,000.00 a year.. The nursing program takes 3 years for a BSN.. plus another 1-2 years for core classes.
    Do they offer an ASN? So it could take up to 5 years there? What if you're a transfer student-I've already taken all my English/Speech/Pysch. I will need math, science, etc.
  10. by   r010127
    They have an ASN but it is much more competitive. Most hospitals are wanting to hire those with a BSN. The classes that you have to have in order to apply to the nursing program are : Chem 100 , Anp 1, Anp2 , microbiology, a nursing class Nur 125. you can have no less thatn a B- in those classes. Everyone got into the BSN except for 1 person who applied last year. The ASN is a very fast paced program. YOu go to school even in the summer for 2 years and the summers are considered as a semester so that would cost another $10,000.00 to the price per year. I believe you end up taking 15 or more hrs in the summer. You should go to an information session. You will learn a lot. They accept students into ASN and BSN once a year. ASN I believe is in October. BSN is in Feb or March. They emphasized that the colleges around Indy are wanting to hire those with a BSN and are encouraging the workers to go back for masters. I know this isn't an option for everyone just letting you know what I was told. Hope this helps!!
  11. by   lyndsaynicole
    Cool-thanks for the info! If everyone is only wanting to hire BSN nurses, then they really need to start doing away with ASN programs. I mean, why even make it an option if your not up to their standards when you finish it? That's what it seems like-from a lot of stuff that I've seen/read. Like why bother with an LPN or an ASN-all they want is BSN nurses. I don't ever know what to believe. I just talked to a nurse literally like two weeks ago who I had told that I wanted to go into nursing and she told me not to bother with BSN, just get the ASN because you sit for the same test and you'll earn the same amount of money. And she's been a nurse in Indy for 10 years. Then I have this book that basically talks down LPN's and ASN nurses and says you should go for the BSN. It's all so confusing....I REALLY don't have the money and stuff to go into a 4 year program-not to mention that it will make me have to put off having kids for a couple more years-which I also don't want to do. A 2 year program was gonna be a nice option for me. But now I feel like I'm gonna be wasting my time with that....I don't know what to do...
  12. by   r010127
    I think having an ASN is better than nothing at all. You can always get an ASN get a job somewhere and maybe they will pay for your tuition to get a BSN. Call around the local hospitals and see if they will hire RN and if you have a disadvantage or will be considered as equally as someone with a BSN. IF you have an ASN or a BSN you do sit for the same boards you do get paid a little more with BSN can gwork outside of bedside nursing and have potential to be a charge nurse I believe. I say get the ASN. People are still going to school for it so I am sure you will be able to get a job. Its better than having nothing at all!

    It is very confusing!! I went to the Ivy Tech nursing info session and I talked to the lady presenting and she told me that most hospitals are hiring RNs and you don't have to have BSN then I went to Marian and someone asked what the difference between ASN and BSN and they said that with hospitals are Indy having MAgnet status that they want to hire those with BSN'sand are encouraging them to go on to get masters degrees.

    Marian does offer $5,000.00 a year if you transfer from another college and have a 3.00 or greater. They also have their own financial aid so it might not be as expensive as 18-19,000. a year.
  13. by   maxrn
    Hi lyndsaynicole
    I am assuming an ASN is an Associate Degree in nursing? (sorry I am from Ontario, Canada and we ONLY have BSN programs - they have done away with the "diploma program") Anyways, my own advice is to get your ASN and you can do an RN to BSN program later when you are ready.... and the best thing is most hospitals will pay for a good portion of your degree if you are working and going to school at the same time! As far as floor nursing goes.... an RN is an RN! The BSN comes in handy if you want to go on to management or other areas such as case management! So, my advice is GO FOR IT!!!! :Santa3:
  14. by   bethin
    I'll be attending Marian in Jan. I couldn't decide if I wanted to do ASN or BSN. My advisor didn't say anything about Indy hospitals wanting to hire only BSN nurses, but who knows? I am going for my BSN only because it's less competitive than ASN and I have alot of credits transferring in. I have only heard positive things about their nsg program. For BSN they admit in the spring for fall clinicals. I'm not sure about ASN.

    Yes, Marian is expensive. I got ALOT of grants and scholarships and it ended up I didn't have to borrow anything.
    Last edit by bethin on Dec 7, '06

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