Creighton 2011 - page 2

by Lauren4268

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Hey everyone!! I didn't see any forums for those of us hoping to go to Creighton in 2011, either in Jan or Aug. So, how's everyone's process going? I just applied almost 3 weeks ago and am hoping for Jan admission. I e-mail the... Read More


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    I havent started my duke application yet, but this whole thing kinda changes things! haha I have to send the deposit and intent to enroll letter to Creighton by June 26, and Duke's application isn't even due until July 1, so I won't know until it's too late. I think I will mostly likely forget other schools for now and go with this since it's definite and a great school. Plus, it's far cheaper than Duke and others I've been considering. At any rate, at least I know one place I can go to for sure!!! I was suprised it came by mail as well lol. With everything so internet-oriented thses days, I figured it would be posted online or in an e-mail.
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    Hey Lauren!

    So I got a letter from Creighton early last week, and I was certain it was either an acceptance/rejection letter! I opened it, and come to find out, my A&P professor had YET to submit my recommendation (even though it was given to ther TWO months in advance!) SO FRUSTRATING!!!! I finally got her to get it in (sometimes you have to BUG them), so I am crossing my fingers that I receive another letter this next week or so!

    What a pain! On another note, I've been doing the old pros/cons list, and Creighton is slowly coming out on top. Hopefully I will get accepted!

    Did you send in your intent letter yet? How much is your deposit? (if ya dont mind ). Let me know if you need information on where to look for housing, etc etc etc!! Between my boyfriend and I, we can help ya out!

    Brittani
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    Hey Brittani,

    OMG that would annoy me!!! An A&P teacher should know how important a letter of rec is for nursing school!! Gah! Haha. I haven't sent the letter in yet (due by june 26, 30 days from when they sent it out), I'm still trying to work out a few bugs on my first degree, because they are trying to make me wait until spring to graduate which does NOT work....on the acceptance letter it gives you thre choices, the first is to accept for spring, the second is to defer enrollment to next aug without reapplying (third choice is you saying no). So i'm going to try and get some info this week so I can let them know if I'm going to be Jan or Aug start. The deposit it $250, not bad. And then all the other stuff is due in december-ish...health exam, immunizations, background check....I also did a pros and cons list with Creighton and Duke, and Creighton came out ahead, so I decided to not take up the the time for a Duke application when I have my in. I'll definitely be asking you about where to live!! haha...is the school in a nice area? any recomendations on apartment complexes in the $500 range? good luck! hope you hear back soon

    Lauren
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    Hi Everyone! My name is Erron and I am the recruiter for the School of Nursing at Creighton! I hope you are all enjoying your summer! I noticed there are some questions throughout this blog that people have about applications, deposits etc., please dont hesitate to contact me! E-mail is usually the best way to reach me, but I am more than happy to talk by e-mail to set up a personal appointment to discuss requirements/specifics of the program etc. I am always eager to visit with new people! With reference to time frames, generally I tell people 4 weeks from the day all application materials are in, we should have a decision to you! As was said in the above message, sometimes it does take a bit longer, especially depending on the time of year; however, we try not to make you wait too long! Good Luck and Best Wishes to you all!
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    Hello!

    I just got my acceptance letter a few weeks ago for the January ANC 2012 class, but am waitlisted for the August ANC class starting this year. So Exciting! I was wondering if for those who are already in the program can give a bit more information about the schedule... for example, class times, clinicals, experience in clinicals, etc.

    In addition, any tips on where to live? I will be coming from Northern California and have never been to Omaha, so am very curious ... where do most students live? Do students in the same cohort tend to find apartments together?
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    I am feverishly collecting science pre-reqs in hopes of gaining admission to Creighton's accelerated nursing program in August. I'll be taking microbiology right down to the wire! I would love to read more about people's experiences with the accelerated program -- I've heard it's really intense.
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    I have applied to the ANP about 2 weeks ago originally for the August 2011 program. Do you know if it is filled? I'm nervous I've looked around the area and really like creighton!

    Good luck and congrats to you on your acceptance!
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    Hey everyone, just thought I'd chime in...I just started the January 2011 class and love it so far!! Biggest thing I've noticed is it's more intense that you will think. Clinicals and class time are equal to a full time job, plus all the studying outside of class. They mean it when they say no chance of working during the program. The first semester you have class mondays and tuesdays all day, and clinicals wed/thu or wed/fri depending on what rotation you are in (long term care, OB, or school screenings). Second semester is class mon/fri, and clinicals t/w/t with rotations being psych, pediatrics, and med/surg. The last 7 weeks or so of the program is your preceptorship, which follows the schedule of your preceptor, so anywhere from 3-5 days/week depending on shift type.

    Easiest way to find out if program is full is to contact the recruiter E. She's very helpful in the application process. Also, keep in mind they offer waitlist people spots all the way through the day before orientation, so if you are close to the top it's good to have all you immunizations/transcripts/fin. aid stuff ready to go just in case.

    DLRosen- I came from Sacramento! (folsom/citrus heights technically). I moved here without visiting first so I had a hard time choosing where to live. A lot of students chose River Park Apartments in Council Bluffs, IA..it's about 5-10 min from campus. Seems like an ok area. You'll want to avoid anything North of campus at all....very rough neighborhood (just had a clinical there last week, it's the third most violent zip code in U.S.!!!) Most other areas are fairly decent. Downtown seems nice enough...a lot of people live between 30th and 72nd (school is at 24th st). I wouldn't really worry so much about being really close to school, the most you are there is 2 days a week anyway...clinicals are all over Omaha.

    Creighton is an amazing school so far and I'm loving my experience. It's only been just over 2 months, and the amount of information I've learned already is crazy!! If anyone has any questions, feel free to PM or comment!!
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    Lauren 4268!
    Thanks muchly for the info on Creighton. I was very excited to learn I can apply right now (I thought I had to wait until I passed my second chemistry), so keeping my fingers crossed for August or January!
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    I just graduated from Creighton Nursing this May. There are a lot of things to do in Omaha..you just have to look I moved to Washington with my fiance and miss home sooo much!
    Creighton was the best 4 years of my life. If I remember correctly it did take awhile to hear back about my application, but I called and bugged people a lot about it
    Good luck to you, and if you choose Creighton you won't regret it!! GO JAYS!


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