MidAmerica Nazarene University ABSN Spring 2013 students
- 0Sep 30, '12 by pink0605Hello all!
I just was admitted to MidAmerica Nazarene University's ABSN program. I am SO excited and starting to prepare for the exciting journey ahead!
-I was wondering if anyone else out there was accepted to the program and is planning on attending?
-What are you doing to prepare for the crazy year ahead?
-What kind of background do you have in the healthcare field?
-Have you heard any positive/negative things about the program?
Just to give you a little info about myself...I am a stay at home mom of 4 kiddos. I have been doing undergrad work for 4 years now part time. I have no background in the healthcare field but have always wanted to work as a nurse since I was a kid. I love to help others and want to make a positive impact in other's lives. Overall, I am very excited but also very nervous because I have no idea what to expect and know it will be a huge lifestyle change for me. With that being said I welcome change so hopefully I will adjust fairly quickly. I have not heard anything about MidAmerica except that the program is amazing and that the previous graduating class got 100% pass on the first try of the NCLEX. So that is very encouraging to me, it is almost unheard of to get 100% pass on the first try for the NCLEX.
Thanks for reading my post, hope to hear from some of you soon!
- 0Sep 30, '12 by RubySlippers06Is this the MidAmerica in Olathe, KS? If so, that is a really good school. I am from that area and I have never heard anything bad about the school. Good luck! I am trying to decide if I should finish my Bachelor's and then do an ABSN program or just switch to nursing now. Good luck to you!!!
- 0Sep 30, '12 by pink0605Yes it is! Thanks!
I was thinking about doing the same thing..just finishing my Bachelors and then going on to nursing but for me it made more sense to just go straight to BSN. I would suggest doing what makes sense for you, if you have enough credits to come close to a bachelors in something then just finish your bachelors and move on to nursing. It would have been way more expensive for me to do my Bachelors then move on to nursing and I am just ready to be done with school and have a career. The ABSN program seems to be geared more toward adult students with college experience.
Anyway, good luck deciding!
- 0Jan 27, '13 by DandybrandiGood luck to you pink0605[COLOR=#000000]. I was in the ABSN 2012 class and it is an amazing program. I know you are already in the midst of your first mod of classes so you already know the mix of your class. As far as our class goes we did have 100% retention and 100% NCLEX pass rate (and you are right- that is a pretty big accomplishment!) However, even more importantly I believe our school helped us learn to be truly amazing nurses. I hope you will feel just as happy with the program. I am not promising that it will be easy (or that you will get a lot of sleep), but it is like a band-aid coming off. Once it is over you don't remember the pain [/COLOR]