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- Hi there,
I just read your reply. I am not sure yet if I am going to pursue the online program or not because I still haven't neither replied nor have been accepted into the program. However, I am very thankful to you for being so honest about your review.
My only other question to you is despite the challenges you have as a student, have you been able to get through NCLEX? or do you feel prepared enough take the NCLEX?
Also, are people finding employment after graduating?
Thank you very much in advance!
- Yes, you may transfer from online to main campus because I strongly considered doing it. I was told that once you switch to main campus, you can't switch back. No sure how truthful all of it was though.
- Honestly, most of us haven't done very well on the diagnostic Kaplan exams that I know of that we take in our final semester. You also take a Kaplan exam in most courses throughout that vary in level of difficulty. While I don't feel fully prepared to take the NCLEX now based upon my Kaplan scores this far, you are enrolled into Kaplan for about 25 hours worth of NCLEX test review strategies. If you follow their plans, the pass rate is very high. I heard from some that had they taken this course at the start of the program, they would have done much better in the program.
- Thank you sooo much for being so honest! I really appreciate it. I am from California, so I don't have much idea about the reputation of Nursing programs out in Indiana. However, programs here are very impacted, which is why I am considering the out of state option.
I am just being curious, what is the employment scenario? are people getting jobs after graduating from the program?
Thanks a lot!!
- There were 3 people in or cohort from California-2 are moving back, 1 is staying. Many of us have jobs already. My recommendation is to get a part time or supplemental tech/student nurse job after your first semester. Makes you that much more desirable when you're ready to start interviewing. I think 1/3 to 1/2 have offers and several more with multiple interviews I believe. There are a handful of places around here with nursing programs that are just associates programs or aren't even accredited, thus making Marian grads all the more desirable.
- I am so thankful to you for all the information you have provided so far! Since I don't know anyone first hand as a graduate from the program, it has been a great help to get an overview of what to expect. However, I have one more quick question, and that is after graduating from the program, do I get a transcript, which says that the courses were offered online? Or do I receive a transcript that would validate the courses as the on campus program? The only reason I am asking is because I would want to pursue a MSN degree further, and I am just apprehensive if grad schools would accept the online course format or not?
- There's nothing that distinguishes on your transcript whether you're an online student or not. The course numbers are the same. In fact, the pinning ceremony is combined with on-campus traditional and accelerated students. The program has great potential. It has a new director and I think that will help a lot. Just set your expectations low and be very surprised if they make improvements.
- May 15, '12 by BidishaThank you very much for all the information! Really appreciate it. I will surely look into applying to the program, and see how things go from there!
- May 18, '12 by yesterdayschildanother question, what is the on campus/clinicals schedule like for the first semester? i'm trying to find out if it would be possible for me to go on any sort of vacation in september of my first semester. (by planning around clinicals.. i.e. taking a long weekend, etc)
- May 18, '12 by forgopNo idea how on campus differs from online, but I would advise against making plans for such a thing. You get a week for spring break and 3+ weeks off at Christmas. Other than that, you get holidays off, but there's virtually no downtime. It's 16 months to make the most of your real breaks. Just my 2 cents.