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Marian University-Online Accelerated Program - page 2

If you're interested in pursuing this program, beware that you are going into a program that will leave you scratching your heads as to how unorganized it is. Course content in pathophysiology and... Read More

  1. Visit  kjj007 profile page
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    So overall are you happy with the program? Has the clinicals at St. Vincent been well organized? Are many students gaining employment through St. Vincent following graduation?
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    Quote from kjj007
    So overall are you happy with the program? Has the clinicals at St. Vincent been well organized? Are many students gaining employment through St. Vincent following graduation?
    The OA program just graduated its 2nd class earlier in the month and I can't even tell you how many students were in that group. They boasted about a 100% first pass on the NCLEX for the first exam, but it was 2 students. Haven't heard anything about the 2nd group thus far.

    St. Vincent has been pretty good thus far. I went from a more challenging unit to one that will have us start taking 2 patients next time around as we were all quite bored. Unless an online program is all you can do, I would strongly encourage you to do the accelerated program on campus. It's much more established and you'll get much more individual support because you'll have professors with actual office hours. For the online program, you'll end up with multiple instructors your first semester that will completely IGNORE your emails. Being in an online program takes a lot of discipline and I think a lot more time spent in an actual classroom where you can ask direct questions is a better learning environment than regurgitated low quality lectures/powerpoint and an off chance an instructor will help clarify anything you were confused about in the audio lecture/powerpoint presentations.
  3. Visit  kjj007 profile page
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    The on-campus Accelerated BSN through Marian University only begins in Spring, do you know if that is correct? Also, is the tuition higher for the campus based program?
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    Quote from kjj007
    The on-campus Accelerated BSN through Marian University only begins in Spring, do you know if that is correct? Also, is the tuition higher for the campus based program?
    I wasn't aware that they only started the accelerated program on campus in the spring. Online begins spring/summer/fall.

    You'll get charged the same price for online vs. on campus. That's why I feel like online is a disadvantage-the instructor prepares material just once and is literally off the hook the entire term. At least on campus, they provide lectures in class and you'll have office hours available.

    If you think you might have any difficulty with pathophysiology and care of the adult client, you're better off finding out the information on your own rather than relying on either instructor to get back with you.

    Plus, if you do the online program, you'll be told by the head lady at the lab you will NOT be able to print anything there. Somehow, you pay the same price as on campus students, but want to nickel and dime you about using their printer. If I'm at the lab for an exam or whatever, I shouldn't have to make a 20 minute drive to print something on the main campus. This nitwit seems to believe online students don't need to print anything.
  5. Visit  kjj007 profile page
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    Hmmm, maybe there is a way where I could do the fall semester online and then start in the spring in the campus based program. If it's the same price that is something definitely to look into.
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    Quote from kjj007
    Hmmm, maybe there is a way where I could do the fall semester online and then start in the spring in the campus based program. If it's the same price that is something definitely to look into.
    You should also consider the fact that these instructors pay so little attention to detail that we get a recycled syllabus due dates from previous terms. There's no excuse for that.
  7. Visit  libra1976 profile page
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    Hello! So I'm totally new to "blogging" but I've been reading the post about the accelerated nursing program through Marian University considering I was just accepted into the school. I will begin taking prereqs in October and actually I am kinda nervous since I haven't taken a college course since 2001. I have my BA in Chemistry and I did not take some of the prereqs that are required to be accepted into the nursing program, so I have to take them now. I was an average student and not really motivated back then. But now that I know I'm preparing myself for the career I really wanted to begin with, I know I'll do better this time around.

    I am also new to the online format. I understand it takes alot of discipline, but considering I have 2 small kids and I work full time, I think the online classes will work best for me.

    With all that said can someone provide me with some genuine feedback regarding the micro, anatomy, physio, stats, theo and chem100 prereq classes? I think the online prereq classes are $350/credit hr and $795/credit hr for the nursing classes. Is that correct? I will continue to work full time until I start the nursing program. Has anyone else attempted to take 2 classes with a passing grade of B or better and maintain their current job? Lastly, has anyone heard of CLEP and does Marian accept the score from that exam as a college credit?

    Any advice will help...
  8. Visit  kjj007 profile page
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    I'm currently in the program at Marian. I quit my job in January 2011 to focus on prereqs and finishing my Masters full time. There are many people that have taken prereqs and worked full time with kids so it is possible. I took two of my science prereqs (Chem and Anatomy) through Marian Online. I took a lot of Chem undergrad but for some reason they would not accept any of them. They were not very bad online. But I took Physio and Micro at Ivy Tech and they were much harder and more time consuming but I saved a lot of money doing so. I took four of the prereqs in the Spring and six in the summer. I got all the general ed classes out of the way so I did not have to take them during the program. Both theologies and nutrition. I think this was definitely worth doing. I spend a great deal of time studying. I would say take the credit hour of the class and times it by three. and that is approximately how much time you will need to devote a week. Sometimes double that depending on the class and the time frame available. I think it will definitely be worth it and I have loved the people I have met through the program so far. They are all in the same boat.
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    Kjj007,
    You said the prereqs you took at Ivy Tech were cheaper? What do they charge per credit hour? To my understanding Marian charges $350/credit hr for online classes.
  10. Visit  kjj007 profile page
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    Ivy Tech is about $100 per credit hour.
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    Quote from libra1976
    Kjj007,
    You said the prereqs you took at Ivy Tech were cheaper? What do they charge per credit hour? To my understanding Marian charges $350/credit hr for online classes.
    Every credit hour within the Marian nursing program was $795 when I started and it went up after that. Take all the gen ed and electives that you can at Ivy Tech.

    http://www.marian.edu/Admission/Page...uirements.aspx
  12. Visit  Bidisha profile page
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    I am also looking into Marian's online ABSN for St. Vincent Health. My question how competitive is it to get into the program? In other words, I don't have straight A's on my pre-reqs, so do they expect their students to straight As when it comes to pre-req grades?
  13. Visit  yesterdayschild profile page
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    I'm also planning on applying for the accelerated online BSN program at Marian for fall. (I'm going to the applications session this week).

    I'm just trying to decide between Marian and waiting to try to get into IUPUI's accelerated program.

    Decisions, decisions.

    Any feedback from people in the program or that have graduated, did you feel that your online classes prepared you for clinicals and the nclex? Is there anyway to go talk to the online teachers or get help at the nursing center/lab?


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