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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    if you want you can also pm me if you are more comfortable with that.
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  3. Visit  5boys4us profile page
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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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    Quote from nursinghopeful1111
    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?
    Unfortunately I didn't graduate from my previous program, life & circumstances happened, so I didn't have a previous bachelor but I did have well over 90 hours credit. I think there are only 2 of us in the program, the rest have previous degrees. I'm only aware of one LPN. I honestly don't think they "prefer" a type of student but rather they focus on GPA, application essays & resumes, and maturity/ability to handle the pace of an accelerated program.
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    Unfortunately I didn't graduate from my previous program, life & circumstances happened, so I didn't have a previous bachelor but I did have well over 90 hours credit. I think there are only 2 of us in the program, the rest have previous degrees. I'm only aware of one LPN. I honestly don't think they "prefer" a type of student but rather they focus on GPA, application essays & resumes, and maturity/ability to handle the pace of an accelerated program.
    Ok this makes me feel a lot better!

    Im extremely motivated to do this and even willing to relocate closer as im an hour away right now.

    Ive been trying to finish nursing school since I was 18..and like you life and circumstance got in the way.

    did you take the 4 hours AP classes?

    I have already taken AP but it was a 5 hour class...so now im short 1 hour of the 19 required...im taking a 5 hour micro class this semester and I've previously taken a 5 hour chem class and a 3 hour nutrition class...which is only 18 hours. I see they also list Genetics as a possible science class... I wonder if they would accept my general biology class to full fill the requirement.?
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    oh i did have another question.

    Are they looking for just 90 credits in "whatever" as long as the pre reqs and GE classes are satisfied? Some of my previous credits are "fluff" classes... like a computers for health care... applied math... then I also have a CNA course...as well as the regular classes like gen bio, general psych, nutrition, ect
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    I took A + P separately, chemistry, nutrition and I also had biology. I think it depends on where you took the biology class & what it covered. They will likely do a quick transcript evaluation with you on your visit if you take unofficial copies with you, that's what I did.
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    Quote from 5boys4us
    I took A + P separately, chemistry, nutrition and I also had biology. I think it depends on where you took the biology class & what it covered. They will likely do a quick transcript evaluation with you on your visit if you take unofficial copies with you, that's what I did.

    I plan on taking my transcripts up for them to go over. Hopefully they take my gen bio class..it was a 5 hour class 3 for lecture 2 for lab.

    I wish I already had my 90 completed...but its not possible..so the earliest I can get in for the ABSN in 2013..which is soo far away.

    So far I havent found a reason to count this university out...everyone has been so helpful when I call/email..and past and current students have great things to say about them. Is everyone really as friendly and helpful as they seem? One other BSN program I contacted was so cold...very unfriendly and not helpful.
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    In my opinion, yes, they are truly that friendly and inviting. Enjoy your visit, I think you'll like it!


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