APU LVN to BSN Spring 2015 - page 3

Hi everyone! I just received news today that I have been accepted into Azusa Pacific University's LVN to BSN program starting January 2015! Yay! I'm so excited and was wondering if anyone else has... Read More

  1. by   abcdef23
    congrats that's good to hear

    I'm aiming for the next cohort
  2. by   Carl214
    Good Luck. Hope to see you there in September. I am the only Asian guy with a pompadour, can't miss me. LOL
  3. by   abcdef23
    Well I applied for January cohort! Fingers crossed
  4. by   gn0808
    Hi Carl214, CNA, LVN!

    I am also an LVN, and only have managed care experience like you! I have worked in managed care for over 17 years, and as a nurse for 5 years. I decided I wanted more diversity and a bigger world in my nursing world so I went back to school full time (my husband graciously agreed that quitting my job to be a full time student was the best decision).

    I currently only have 38 finished units but after this fall semester at Pasadena City College I will (hopefully) have 54. I applied online just to see what APU would say and they replied in a timely manner and stated (via email) that I still needed to complete my prerequisite prior to transferring ( I am just anxious to start already lol).

    Anyways, you have given me motivation to continue on my journey and also reapply to APU's program.
    Oh I almost forgot, how was the interview? I am also not Christian and I am a bit nervous about that. Also the cost online says it is about $54k for the two years. Do you know when or if, this price will change??

    Thank you so much and good luck!!!

    Ps. Please give us an update of how its going for you. Are classes held in the Monrovia location? Do you have to wear scrubs? How many days are you going a week? Sorry, can you tell I am anxious? lol
  5. by   Carl214
    Hi
    Not a Christian, no problem! lol You will be assimilated, resistance is futile. As I mentioned in the previous post, the program is now five semesters long and cost has increased by a few thousand. APU just changed the length and curriculum effective Sept, 2016. My cohort will be graduating in the old six semesters curriculum since I started on May, 2016. Program is going good. Classes are held only at the Monrovia campus. Clinicals are held within 15 miles of the school. LVN to BSN program get the closer sites such as White Memorial and CVHP campuses in Covina. Just keep in touch with the admit counselors on the prereqs and you'll get in before you know it. Receiving an invite for an interview means you're already in the door, just impress them with your nursing experience. Some of my classmates do work, but like all programs, if work cuts in too much of your study time then you will see the grades and the quality of your training drop. APU is making applicants go through pharmacology, nutrition, and skills testing now. If you don't pass then you must remediate by taking an APU-approved course. Know your meds and assessments. The new curriculum is four days per week. Good Luck!
  6. by   Carl214
    You got this! See you next year!
  7. by   KYDEAN
    Hello everyone I have just got accepted into apu and would like some pointers on what to look forward to for the nursing competency exam any advice would help! Thank you!
  8. by   KYDEAN
    Hello! I just recently got into the program! How was the competency exam do you have any advice or pointers on what I should focus on to prepare any advice will help I am nervous
  9. by   Carl214
    Hi,
    My Cohort didn't have to take the competency exam. We took pharm and nutrition exams though. For pharm, know all major categories of drugs plus the usual meds you give and have seen on NCLEX. Nutr, if you took a class in Pasadena City College, then it is transferable. Know how to properly assess a pt, med math, and be able to interpret vital signs. I don't know what other skills you need to know. Sorry. Good Luck! You should ask the program manager about Cohort 9's competency exam criteria; the competency exam was implemented in that cohort.
  10. by   aminisonya
    For those of you who were accepted, what were your stats like? (GPA, experience, etc?) I want to apply but I'm not sure I'm competitive enough.
  11. by   Carl214
    Hi,
    They will work with you to see how you can be competitive.
    I have 3.69 from LVN. 86.7 TEAS V. My prereq gpa was 3.54. My science gpa was 3.80? (I forgot) lol
    Your working experience will vary, but that won't be a major criteria to be rejected.
    I have worked as a CNA for home health and managed care as outpt case manager LVN.

    Good luck.
  12. by   Btk688
    Hello,

    I am thinking to apply for the January 18' cohort and I am also working in managed care right now as a Quality Improvement HEDIS Nurse. I really do not want to quit this job while I am in school if I don't have to. May I ask what the schedule is like for the first few semester? Will there be a lot of weekday day time classes? I am looking for a night class/weekend program. THanks in advance!
  13. by   nopuma
    Quote from Btk688
    Hello,

    I am thinking to apply for the January 18' cohort and I am also working in managed care right now as a Quality Improvement HEDIS Nurse. I really do not want to quit this job while I am in school if I don't have to. May I ask what the schedule is like for the first few semester? Will there be a lot of weekday day time classes? I am looking for a night class/weekend program. THanks in advance!
    Hi Btk688. I am glad you posted this question. I get a headache each time I search the forum and reading all the posts about this issue. I will be done with my pre-requisities at UC/APU this December; the plan was to transfer to the LVN-BSN at APU. However, I was just recently notified that the curriculum changed where the classes are during the daytime. I was devastated and have been scrambling since as I need to work while in school. I hope someone from the current class chimes in to provide insight on class and clinical schedules.

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