MidAmerica Nazarene ABSN - page 2

Anyone attended this university? What are the teachers like? Im really interested in others who have completed the accelerated BSN program. Did you feel well prepared?... Read More

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    Quote from nursinghopeful1111
    Im not too worried about that if Im going for the accelerated. I doubt I'll have much time to do anything but go to school and take care of my 2 children. I know that they do require incoming freshman to sign a statement that they will not drink/smoke or gamble. The impression I got is that they consider the ABSN a little different..the spiritual classes are not required like they are in the traditional bsn...so im guessing they might be a little more lenient since the ABSN students are going to be older students..probably all over 25 and mostly 30's and 40's. Chapel was not mentioned either when I inquired about the ABSN....but maybe it is and they just didnt say.

    I'll know more when i go talk to them next month.
    Even within the same religious organization, different schools are operated in somewhat different ways. However, I will say that the master's students at the school in my town (nearly all of whom are married adults from the community) are subject to the same scrutiny as on-campus residents and undergrads when it comes to being spotted at places they apparently shouldn't be. People have been bounced from master's programs here after their license plates were spotted by security officials outside an establishment serving alcohol. In some cases, the individuals had not in fact been drinking but were simply out with friends at such an establishment and were "caught" by a security official. I witnessed one such incident myself several years ago while out with friends at a restaurant/bar in town.

    It may well be different at your school, but forewarned is fore-armed. It would probably be worth your while to take a close look at such policies and ask how they're enforced for adults living off-campus. Even at a Nazarene-run school, the devil's in the details.

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    Hi. I attended and graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 98. I actually did their accelerated program. It was expensive then and still is, however it was really a wonderful nursing program. The classes are smaller and the instructors are really able to work with you more (or they were then). I have recommended others to this nursing program. I would be happy to answer any questions you have of my experience.
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    Quote from babynurse982003
    Hi. I attended and graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 98. I actually did their accelerated program. It was expensive then and still is, however it was really a wonderful nursing program. The classes are smaller and the instructors are really able to work with you more (or they were then). I have recommended others to this nursing program. I would be happy to answer any questions you have of my experience.
    thank you!!!

    did they "police" you like it has been mentioned by other posters? were you required to go to chapel?


    did you have a BS in another degree or were you a lpn or a student with 90 credits?

    what is it like going through the accelerated program? did you feel like you learned enough to be "set free" at the end?
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    if you want you can also pm me if you are more comfortable with that.
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    I just started MNU ABSN this Jan. and I am very excited to be a student there. The instructors are truly caring and are genuinely interested in your success. Best of luck on our decision.
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    Quote from 5boys4us
    I just started MNU ABSN this Jan. and I am very excited to be a student there. The instructors are truly caring and are genuinely interested in your success. Best of luck on our decision.
    congrats!!!!

    in your opinion is it harder to get into the traditional or the absn? do you mind sharing your stats gpa ect...

    what is the average age of a student in the ABSN?

    also...since the price tag is steep were you able to get financial aid/scholarships to help knock out the cost a bit?

    thank you!!
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    The nazarene school I went to,

    we did have to sign a lifestyle covenent. basically saying we wouldn't smoke, drink ,so drugs, or gamble. However if someone has a problem with one of these things and self identifies and does the needed therapy at the on campus therapy center, then you did not get in as much trouble.

    The did "police" us to a certian extent, mostly through facebook. however the did not send people driving around looking for rule brakers. chapel was required for traditional undergrad students. adult study and graduate study students were not required to attend
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    Quote from lpnstudentin2010
    The nazarene school I went to,

    we did have to sign a lifestyle covenent. basically saying we wouldn't smoke, drink ,so drugs, or gamble. However if someone has a problem with one of these things and self identifies and does the needed therapy at the on campus therapy center, then you did not get in as much trouble.

    The did "police" us to a certian extent, mostly through facebook. however the did not send people driving around looking for rule brakers. chapel was required for traditional undergrad students. adult study and graduate study students were not required to attend

    good to know!

    i dont have a problem with chapel..but its just one more thing Id have to do that would take up time..and time away from my kids and husband....so im glad its not usually required for adult study students.
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    Quote from nursinghopeful1111
    congrats!!!!

    in your opinion is it harder to get into the traditional or the absn? do you mind sharing your stats gpa ect...

    what is the average age of a student in the ABSN?

    also...since the price tag is steep were you able to get financial aid/scholarships to help knock out the cost a bit?

    thank you!!

    I'm not sure if it is harder to get in than other schools because this is the only school I applied to. I am a returning MNU student - I was in their MHR (Management & Human Resources) program several years ago & had a wonderful experience so I was glad to return.

    I'm not 100% positive but I thought they said there were 125 applicants to this year's ABSN and they accepted 35. To answer your other questions, I'm 40 years old & have a 3.7 GPA - I'd guess average student in our program is mid-late thirties but not sure on avg GPA.

    It is a 12 month program and it used to be 18 months so it's changed a lot. Yes, it's very expensive @ $36k plus books & supplies but when you consider you get a BSN in 1 years it's not that bad. They are very helpful with student loan process and I know some have received substantial scholarships to help offset costs too.

    Best of luck on your visit next month!
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    Quote from 5boys4us
    I'm not sure if it is harder to get in than other schools because this is the only school I applied to. I am a returning MNU student - I was in their MHR (Management & Human Resources) program several years ago & had a wonderful experience so I was glad to return.

    I'm not 100% positive but I thought they said there were 125 applicants to this year's ABSN and they accepted 35. To answer your other questions, I'm 40 years old & have a 3.7 GPA - I'd guess average student in our program is mid-late thirties but not sure on avg GPA.

    It is a 12 month program and it used to be 18 months so it's changed a lot. Yes, it's very expensive @ $36k plus books & supplies but when you consider you get a BSN in 1 years it's not that bad. They are very helpful with student loan process and I know some have received substantial scholarships to help offset costs too.

    Best of luck on your visit next month!
    thank you for sharing!!

    Im 27 and my gpa is around 3.5 right now...but I dont have a previous bachelor degree...so my only options are getting the rest of the 90 credits I need or getting my LPN.

    Are there many in your class that are previous LPN's or students with just 90 credits..no bachelor? Do they prefer one type of student to another..like the LPN's over the 90 credits..or the bachelor prepared students over LPN's ect?

    How many clinical hours is the program?


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