Anyone starting Creighton Accelerated BSN? - page 2

Hi there, I will be starting NS at Creighton in Jan 08 and was wondering if anyone else is out there in the same class? Also any input from past accelerated graduates would be a huge... Read More

  1. by   jjk45

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  2. by   Silverdragon102
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  3. by   mcm1213
    dmskoka --
    no, i haven't heard too much else about the program. i wish that we would recieve a little more information reguarding expenses, i guess i really do not know where to start as far as loans go. i filled outa a fafsa, but will obviously be needing a private loan as well. i read that books are about 1,000 for the entire year which isn't horrible, and you can always get those on amazon or ebay. i think that they said more info will come around june. let me know what you think of the campus/town. like i said earlier, we will be getting an apartment in "west" omaha which is about a 10-15 drive max to the campus.

    jjk45 --
    any information on loans? are you working while in the program? how is the job outlook for those of you graduating soon?
  4. by   jjk45

    Financial aid is pretty good, but you will probably have to take out additional private loans to cover everything. I think tuition was $38,000 or something like that this year, not including the ridiculous fees they charge every semester. Books were about $1200 at the beginning of the year, and you do have to buy one or two more for the additional semesters. Honestly, I wouldn't waste your money on the books...most of mine are still in the plastic wrap. I can give you more info on what books I would recommend if you want!

    I don't work and wouldn't recommend working while in this program. There's some who work a few hours a week, but any more than that would be near impossible. You have very little free time during the year, and I wouldn't want to spend that extra time working!

    The job outlook in Omaha seems decent. One of the major hospital organizations is in a hiring freeze right now, but should be breaking soon. I don't think people are too worried about finding jobs around here at graduation.
  5. by   mcm1213
    Thanks so much for all the info!
    I would love to hear from you on what books not to buy! I believe you 100% that you probably don't open half of them. I am currently a Registered respiratory therapist, and while in resp. school we bought a over a thousand dollars worth of books, and never opened half of them!
    About the working thing... I was just debating on getting a Nebraska license to practice respiratory and maybe getting a PRN job at one of the hospitals?!! if its doable at the time!
  6. by   newRNstudent02
    I just applied to Creighton and I was wondering if anyone could give me some insight as to how competitive the program is? I'm coming from an ivy league university with a BS and low gpa (2.88), but my prereq gpa is high. Anyone else mind sharing what it took to get into the program? Thanx so much!
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    moved to the NE Nursing Programs Discussion forum
  8. by   Lauren4268
    I'm in the program right now, and so far it is an amazing experience. I had a 3.4 overall GPA and about the same pre-req GPA. I've been told a lot of emphasis is placed on your admission essay as well. It does say on the website however, that a 3.0 is required. You may want to talk to the recruiting coordinator if you haven't already to see if exceptions can be made. Good luck on your applications! If you end up here, it will be a great experience for you!
  9. by   newRNstudent02
    Hi Lauren,
    Thanks for the reply! I'm glad you like the program. I was wondering, if you remember, how long it took Creighton to review your application and send you a response? Thanks again and Good luck!
  10. by   Lauren4268
    It didn't take very long compared to other places. I had everything completed at the end of April and got my acceptance package at the very end of may (just about 5 weeks). It was so nice to hear back so soon when some schools make you wait 3-4 months!!
  11. by   newRNstudent02
    That's great to hear. I'm still waiting on this one school to let me know when I applied way back in October. Thanks again for letting me know!
  12. by   alipearson16
    I was just accepted to the accelerated program for my choice of either Jan 2012 in Omaha or August 2011 in Hastings. Has anyone started the Hastings program? Im having a hard time finding out any info on this satellite campus in Hastings but am interested in it because of the earlier start. Any info would be great!
  13. by   Lauren4268
    From what I understand, Hastings is a much smaller campus/experience. I think they watch all lectures recorded from the main campus, and then have clinicals at the local hospital. I'd say it's a good experience if you are interested in rural health care, but I don't think you'd get the same expereince as being on the main CU campus. I'm at the main campus now, so I'm not entirely sure how accurate I am. One thing I do know that's nice is because the class size is so small (5-7 students versus 45) is you have a better clinical ratio. I'd email the recruiter for more info, she's very helpful and not pushy at all =)