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  • Feb 4

    For the people who repeatedly, in several posts, like to comment that Keiser is not accredited, those statements are completely unfounded and inappropriate. Keiser is and has been for several years, accredited by SACS and NLN. I hope that those who keep stating that in different posts will order a packet from Keiser and get their information corrected so they will cease trying to pass out information that is false.

    To the poster who asked about Keiser schedules

    Ok, the pre reqs are 1 month each and you only take one class at a time, if you take them on campus. For instance, you take Algebra this month and go 3 days per week from 8-12. Next month you take English Literature, same thing. In your Pre reqs the only classes that are 5 days per week are AP I, AP II, and Microbiology. The up sides to all that is 1, you only have to focus on one set of information and testing at a time, and that as I did, have ALL my pre req classes completed in 8 months. Oh, Keiser Melbourne campus, as I am sure several others do as well, have night classes you can take with your pre reqs or online classes you can take as well.

    The other up side is I started my pre reqs in May 2007 (I had to take all of them) and I had them completed by January, started my nursing classes then and I will be done this July. While unfortunately, a lot of people at other schools are on waiting lists. Melbourne campus has a "wait list" now if you call it that, I think they are opening up for classes for next year. They start a new nursing class every 4 months. 4-8 months wait is a heck of a lot better than 3-4 years, for me.

    Now the nursing classes work differently, in most of them they are 3 months long, after the first week or two of 5 day a week classes, you will most likely have Monday or Friday as an "autotutorial day" (just a day you don't have to be at school) Tuesday and Weds are normally clinical days (days you go to hospital sites and work with patients) those hours are give or take a few minutes from 645 am to 300 pm, Thursday and Friday (if Monday is your auto day) are back in the classroom. You spend a lot of time outside of class prepping, studying and such.

    I can tell you that a lot of schools in my area, Melbourne, are not as hands on with patients as we are allowed to be. I have friends who attend other schools and they are not allowed the types of or the amount of interactions we have with patients.

    Oh, about kids, nearly 2/3 of the people in my class have children and are doing well. At the beginning of each set of nursing classes you get a schedule, at least at my campus, that covers the days for the 3 months you are in that class, so you know ahead of time and can make decisions around that schedule.

    Yes, Keiser is expensive, it is a private university, but myself and hundreds like me are willing to take that on to become nurses sooner and with a solid knowledge base under our feet when we graduate.

    If you all have any further questions I will be happy try to answer them.

  • Dec 5 '15

    I had a young 20ish patient who had on her low back these wonderful words

    Oh, NO you don't !


  • Sep 14 '15

    Quote from aronld1
    Hi, we have a clinical RN student group of 3 members and have to present a community based teaching plan on something..............

    the teaching plan needs to be specific and direct to the 40+ age group and be specific to a single disease process...

    We originally thought maybe we would teach to high school students the safe sex, abstinence or something like that and out instructor said it needed to relate to an adult process and 40+

    We want to do something fabulous.............and live in a primary season geri community.

    Anyone with any ideas we would love to hear them, please.....we are coming up blank

    I live in FL, home to millions of Geri aged patients as well as what most like to call "Active retirement communities"

    I think something that could be presented is the benefits of "Active" living as opposed to docile living. You can touch on so many things from
    Active brain stimulation (Classes, games) ---fending off Alzheimers,
    Active physical stimulation (Golf, seniors workouts)-- fending off cardiac issues,

    Active Social stimulation (Being involved in anything from weekly Bingo groups to art classes at local arts n craft stores) -- fending off depression --which is a serious issue among seniors

    You can provide them with information of groups that meet to do each of these---- Show them getting older can be just as enjoyable and LIVELY as being a young person.