Nebraska Methodist College Accelerated Program - page 3

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I am curious if anyone knows anything about the accelerated program at NMC. It is one of the only ones around that I can find who will accept you with an associates degree. How competitive is it to get into? How tough is the... Read More


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    Congrats to those of you who have been accepted! I think Methodist has a great program. If you have any questions about the program or Omaha, feel free to PM me.

    knwgolf, it is really not difficult to get an apartment in Omaha but NMC does have apartment dorms which are adjacent to the campus. I have not actually been in one and am not sure of the cost but I have heard they are very nice.
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    Hello anurseatleast,

    I am not able to send you a PM, but I have questions about paying for the programs. As someone with a previous degree, I am unsure of my ability to pay for the program. The financial aid department is also really horrible. They seem to be back logged and have not sent the award letter out as yet. It is making me concernec whether or not the program is a good choice for me.
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    Quote from FutureCruzanRN
    Hello anurseatleast,

    I am not able to send you a PM, but I have questions about paying for the programs. As someone with a previous degree, I am unsure of my ability to pay for the program. The financial aid department is also really horrible. They seem to be back logged and have not sent the award letter out as yet. It is making me concernec whether or not the program is a good choice for me.
    I think cost is a realistic concern. When I went (I graduated in 2007), I think the tuition was about $27K with a couple thousand more for books, uniforms, etc. I think most people borrowed money since there is no way you could work enough to pay for the program while you are in the program. Have you tried calling the Financial Aid people? It may be that they are focusing on those who will be starting the various programs in August (and figure they can do the Jan students after that) but they may be able to give you information if you call.

    I am not sure what the max is for student loans right now but the program spans 2 academic years (so you could borrow more than the yearly max if you want to). I generally do not borrow money and was not excited about borrowing for this program but decided it was worth it to finish my degree (and hopefully get a job!) in a short time. Methodist is well thought of in Omaha and I think their grads can generally get a job when they graduate. Many of my classmates had jobs lined up before we finished (often as a result of their preceptorship).
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    I got my financial aid letter..I don't have enough fed loans to cover the whole thing, I will have to take even more private loans
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    Quote from HelloKitty123
    I got my financial aid letter..I don't have enough fed loans to cover the whole thing, I will have to take even more private loans
    That is too bad but may be necessary to reach your goal. Try to figure out the finances ahead of time so you are less stressed over that while you are in school. It is great that you were accepted! I think it is a good program and that you will succeed there if you apply yourself. You will be amazed at how much you can learn in a short time! Just think - two years from now you will be a nurse!
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    Quote from HelloKitty123
    I got my financial aid letter..I don't have enough fed loans to cover the whole thing, I will have to take even more private loans


    Wow. I am still waiting on my financial aid from Methodist.. Every day that passes I get a bit more sad while waiting.
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    Quote from anurseatlast
    I think cost is a realistic concern. When I went (I graduated in 2007), I think the tuition was about $27K with a couple thousand more for books, uniforms, etc. I think most people borrowed money since there is no way you could work enough to pay for the program while you are in the program. Have you tried calling the Financial Aid people? It may be that they are focusing on those who will be starting the various programs in August (and figure they can do the Jan students after that) but they may be able to give you information if you call.

    I am not sure what the max is for student loans right now but the program spans 2 academic years (so you could borrow more than the yearly max if you want to). I generally do not borrow money and was not excited about borrowing for this program but decided it was worth it to finish my degree (and hopefully get a job!) in a short time. Methodist is well thought of in Omaha and I think their grads can generally get a job when they graduate. Many of my classmates had jobs lined up before we finished (often as a result of their preceptorship).

    What is the preceptorship like? I am unfamiliar with this. I graduated from Creighton with an entirely different degree. Though I am not in debt as much as I could be, I was hoping that this degree would allow me to start a new path in life. I did try calling the Financial Aid department. They said that they are attempting to get out August financial aid and have not looked at Spring term as yet.
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    Quote from FutureCruzanRN
    What is the preceptorship like? I am unfamiliar with this. I graduated from Creighton with an entirely different degree. Though I am not in debt as much as I could be, I was hoping that this degree would allow me to start a new path in life. I did try calling the Financial Aid department. They said that they are attempting to get out August financial aid and have not looked at Spring term as yet.
    What year did you graduate? I just graduated from there in May.
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    I am currently in the ACE program. FYI, the financial aid dept. just had their director retire and a new one start, so perhaps that is why there is a delay in the awards letter. They usually get them to us quickly. Don't be afraid to call them either, everyone on campus is very friendly.
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    Quote from mochamonster
    I am currently in the ACE program. FYI, the financial aid dept. just had their director retire and a new one start, so perhaps that is why there is a delay in the awards letter. They usually get them to us quickly. Don't be afraid to call them either, everyone on campus is very friendly.
    How do you feel about the program? Are the profs helpful? Does it take a lot of time/effort to do well in?


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