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by BSN2004NSU

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Hi all! I'm new to the site, and I just wanted to introduce myself. I attend Northwestern State University in Shreveport, LA. I graduate in December 2004 in my Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and I feel like I have ants in... Read More


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    EEK! Wow, has the opinion of NSU changed that much? I went the nontraditional route, but have many coworkers who graduated from Northwestern. Sure, I have heard the horror stories about Instructors and favoritism and the like, but as far as nursing skills, I have never heard a negative comment. I have heard it is especially tough to be accepted into clinicals and hard in the LPN to RN transition. I had a friend in the BSN program (about 8 years ago) who was moving out of state. She had enough clinicals and credits to have an AD, but ran into problems with administration.
    I hope you retain an enthusiasm for nursing and enjoy whatever you decide to do. I work in a Shreveport hospital and I am NOT a recruiter, but I work in the best hospital in town! BTW, my Director of Nursing is a NSU grad X 2--BSN and MSN and she is a great nurse to work alongside....
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    Quote from paula_rn
    well, i can certainly understand where you are coming from, but to say that you would be frightened for any patient to receive care from a nsu nurse, that is kinda harsh. i am a nurse who graduated a year ago, and yes... the school is horrible (in my opinion), but i am a good nurse. so, please before making a generalized statement... think about it.:angryfire
    i do know that some nurses are trained well but that is due to their own capabilities and i know that b/c of personal knowledge which i cannot reveal at this time if you catch my drift! (92 min phone call!) as we all know, nsu is known for its politics, unfairness, favoritism, etc......
    i feel safe in knowing that there are options and people are choosing now to take these other routes that are now being offered. i do hope that others follow in their lead! run, nsu will only hinder you in your nursing career.
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    Quote from BSN2004NSU
    Hi all!

    I'm new to the site, and I just wanted to introduce myself. I attend Northwestern State University in Shreveport, LA. I graduate in December 2004 in my Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and I feel like I have ants in my pants because I am so ready to graduate. I hope to talk to everyone soon.

    BSN2004NSU
    Hi!! I too am attending Northwestern in the BSN program. I am currently in 2nd level and I will graduate in December of '05. I am ready!! Congrats on your graduation, it is coming up quickly. Have you decided where you are going to work yet? And also how do you feel about the stipend/mentor programs that the hospitals have? This is where you get $1500-$2000 per semester while in clinical and have to work for them for 1 to 2 years? Let me know, thanks!!
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    Wow, that's pretty awful to say that NSU will hinder you in your nursing career. Both my parents graduated from there and say it was beyond stressful and hard, but that you get the best education there. NSU is the best nursing school around here. I am about to submit my application to clinicals and appreciate that they don't sugarcoat everything like most schools do. Actually, hospitals around the Shreveport/Bossier area are more likely to hire a NSU graduate over other schools because of the education and experience that goes along with attending NSU.


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