Marian University-Online Accelerated Program - page 5
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 nursing care for the adult... Read More
- 0May 28, '12 by kjj007I am currently in my third semester in the Marian Accelerated Online Program. It is a lot of work, but I am glad of my choice for the online program. The clinical experiences have been great. The people that are in the program come from a diverse background which makes the learning environment very unique. At first I was not sure if I liked the independent learning environment but now I really like it. I am glad I do not have to drive to campus everyday and spend the whole day there. I have a family so it helps to have some flexibility, although I will say that you still end up going to campus at least once or twice a week for testing that is scheduled. Also in your first semester you will spend a great deal of time at campus the second part of the semester for clinical labs. So far the first and third semesters are the hardest. The third semester contains so much paperwork from clinicals and on top of that a heavy didactic course load.
- 0May 29, '12 by kjj007Yeah there are many that get together for study groups. I have gotten together with other students to study, but I study much better on my own and then bouncing off questions to the other students. Many of the cohorts of classes start their own facebook page where the students of that class can talk to each other. This is very helpful in working together to answer questions. At the end of the semester there are always a couple of groups of students that get together to go out. There are always going to be people that like and don't like the online format, but it really is what you put into it is what you get out of it.
- 1Sep 10, '12 by Sick & TiredMy cohort (Dec. '12) has called it the most expensive correspondence course in the world. The clinicals run the gamut from fair to very good. I think the clinical instructors & opportunities are the best part of the program. Some of the clinical instructors are outstanding. But the "didactic" (substantive) part is pretty much DIY -- do it yourself. Very little teaching overall. And, from the student perspective, program management needs improvement and is not student-oriented. It seems like every time they have a problem, the students suffer.
But I strongly disagree about the pathophysiology prof. Ours was awesome! The best teacher in the program, and probably other programs. Very responsive to questions. Clearly loves teaching and is very good at it. His lectures made very complex concepts easy to understand.
My advice overall -- if there are other alternatives, explore them. The problem is that the demand for nurses is so great and the state schools have waiting lists -- so the alternatives are limited. Good luck.Last edit by Sick & Tired on Sep 10, '12 : Reason: balance message
- 0Jan 10 by wanttoknowI'm currently in the progress of applying to Marian U, taking my pre-req's. I'm coming all the way from NYC and plan to take the online absn program. I will be moving to Indianapolis because the program is part online and you have to be there for clinical. How is the housing prices in Indianapolis around the college is it fair, do anyone knows the price range.. Is the campus accessible if you don't have a car?
- 0Jan 14 by yesterdayschildhey there wanttoknow, if you're doing the online ABSN program at Marian you're campus is actually up on the north side right by the pyramids (86th st and michigan rd). Most or all of your clinicals will be at St. Vincent on 86th st, so you may want to take that into account when you look for housing. You will almost never be on campus at the main campus (on cold spring rd).
for the online ABSN program you will definitely need a car to get to and from the purdue rd site and to clinicals.
feel free to message me if you have more questions