Hello! I am currently a 2nd semester student at Saint Luke's. I'd be happy to give you some information!
So far my experience has been pretty average. Since the school is "hybrid" first semester I went to class 2 days a week and had clinical once every other week, alternating with Simulation (which counts as a clinical). This semester I have class one day a week, clinical once a week and 2 online classes. We also have 4 simulations throughout the semester. Clinical days start at 0645 and end between 1400 and 1600 depending on your semester. Class typically starts at 0800 and can go until 1600, once again, depending on your semester.
Cost of attendence is ridiculous IMHO. Right now, it is $406 per CREDIT HOUR and you have between 16-18 hours per semester. That does not include books, fees, uniforms, etc. In my opinion, you should purchase books online through Amazon
or Chegg...MUCH cheaper. If you start school there, I would also be willing to sell you some of mine that I am no longer using. As for uniforms, I purchased them at a scrub shop in Olathe...can'r remember the name. They were about $40 a pair.
My best advice for you is DO NOT FALL BEHIND. As long as you keep up, or better yet, stay AHEAD your life will be much better. It is very time consuming and challenging but I have 2 kids, a job, a husband and a house to care for and so far I have a 4.0 and plenty of free time. I credit that to staying on top of things. Also, they will literally try to scare you at orientation.. just know that the first week or two are hell, but once you get in the swing of things it will just come naturally to you.
The most frustrating thing I've delt with so far is the multiple portals, websites and links the various teachers use to present information to you. There are at least 3-5 depending on which class you are in and that gets super frustrating until you adjust to it. However, the majority of the teachers there are SO helpful it is unbelievable. They want you to succeed more than anything. Also, the school is VERY receptive to suggestions of the students and very often actually make those changes.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to IM me. Are you starting there in the Fall? Or just considering applying?