EKU Nursing Student

  1. hi all. I am a nursing student at Eastern Ky Univ. and was wondering if anyone here had attended EKU or is now attending EKU? I am going for a BSN and apply for the program in the fall. I look forward to hearing from y'all. Thanks!:roll
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  3. by   dark10gable
    Finally another EKU student, where have you been. I start on the 20th and am excited. What have you heard about the program.
  4. by   LeaRN2008
    I feel the same way, finally someone from EKU. I am in the ADN program and graduate in Dec 2007. I don't know much about the 4 yr program but the ADN program is a killer. My class atarted out with 104 students and we have 60 in our class now and that includes the ones we picked up who unfortunately didn't pass a class and had to be reaccepted. From what I have heard the 4 yr program is a lot slower paced though so you will probably will do fine.
  5. by   ooper3076
    Finally there are other EKU students. I have been telling other students about this website. I am in the 2 year program and graduate Spring 2008. Seems like eternity!! Its only the first week of school and I can already feel the pressure. Good luck to you all!!!
  6. by   LeaRN2008
    Hi ooper3076, don't worry it will be over before you know it. So are you in second level now? Don't let it get to you to you, this level was not to bad for me. Good luck to you and let me know if I can help you in any way.

    Lea Anne
    Last edit by LeaRN2008 on Aug 25, '07
  7. by   eku_mommy
    Hey everyone! I just registered today and I honestly didn't expect to see anyone else from EKU. I am doing the BSN...well pre- BSN for now. I am taking NSC 242 and 252 right now...I am planning on taking 232 and applying next semester.
  8. by   RNBMT
    Hi guys! I'm a EKU grad. If you can survive Mary Whitaker you can survive anything out here in the world of nursing. LOL
  9. by   Gravysgal
    I FINALLY got my acceptance letter,
    and start the associate degree program in January!!!

  10. by   kyboyrn
    Hey guys. Congrats on getting accepted at EKU. I didn't start out at EKU, (I got my initial associate's nursing degree at a community college), but I did the RN-BSN through eastern and I am currently in the master's degree program (family nurse practitioner track). I advise any of you guys to keep going. Whether you're starting out in the ADN or the BSN track, go as far as you can. Nursing can be a tough profession, and the more education the better. Also, do it while you are still going to school. They say that once you quit, it's harder to go back. I wouldn't know. This is year 8 for me. Working on degree #5. Oh, well. I'm burned out, but I encourage anyone to take their education as far as they can.
  11. by   MLWWRTBD
    Greetings, I am a 1991 graduate of EKU's BSN program. Yes, it is very tough,but it is worth it. Getting my nursing degree was the best thing I ever did for myself. You can really be proud of your nursing degree from EKU. It is regarded as one of the top nursing programs in the state. Once you get through it, you can get a job anywhere. Nursing is so broad. If you don't like med/surg, you can go into surgery. If you don't like surgery, you can go into psych, or OB, or Peds and on and on. Most nurses I know are making from 25 to 30 dollars an hour. That is a decent living and the need for nurses will always be there. You cannot go wrong with a career in nursing. Look at yourself as a sponge and soak up everything you possibly can. In the beginning you may ask, how does this apply to nursing? It does. So just learn it. Soon you will see it all come together and how to apply it to your every day job. The better you learn the beginning basics, the better chance you have being successful with the next degree. And, it is like a tattoo, once you have one you want another one. (degree). HA!
  12. by   buster4
    Hello guys,

    I graduated from EKU in 1990... with my BSN... very glad I went to EKU.. it was known then as one of the toughest programs if not the toughest... I'm sure its the same..

    But I am very glad I chose EKU...!!!
  13. by   ORTech2RN
    Hey..fellow EKU'er here. I have a few more classes to take then hopefully I will be in the ADN program this time next year. Does anyone know how selective they have been in the past few semesters? A coworker who attends Somerset Technical College told me that the community/technical colleges are harder to get into than EKU or any of the other four year universities..except for UK.
  14. by   agdmarie
    greetings, my fellow eku nurses.

    i am graduating from the bsn program in may, and i am so excited. yes, eku is still the toughest nursing school in the state, and it is the best. how many schools can say that their passing rate on boards is 100%? not many! good luck to all of you deciding to go into nursing at eku, and those that are continuing your education. if you want to go into nursing, eku is the way to go. they are tough for a reason, and they have a good reputation to keep. keep up the good work!

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