Nebraska Methodist College Accelerated Program - page 6

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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    I'll be starting there too in Jan 11! I'm glad to see others feel the same way because I'm feeling like the program might be too overwhelming!

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    Quote from meow7
    I'll be starting there too in Jan 11! I'm glad to see others feel the same way because I'm feeling like the program might be too overwhelming!
    The program is tough but doable. Remember others have done it before you. My advice is to do what you can to simplify your life before hand - exactly what that means depends on your life situation..... come up with simple meals, get your household organized, etc.... so those things will be less stressful.

    One good thing is that you get a week off between semesters. You can use that to sleep, clean house or get a jumpstart on the next semester's reading - whatever you need most. You will be amazed by how much you learn in a short period of time. You can do it!
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    Does anyone know anything about NCLEX pass rates or job offers, etc from the ACE program?? I was just wondering since to really wont be that long before I need to start thinking about these things!
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    Pass rate is very high and, if you plan to stay in Omaha, Methodist is well thought of in the community which should help with finding a job. Some get job offers from whereever they do their preceptorship. Omaha also just opened two new hospitals so I would think that should help.
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    Hello,

    Can I ask how anyone that graduates from the program is able to pay off their loans? Nurses in Nebraska starting don't make over 21 p/hr. I would love to learn from those before me.
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    Quote from FutureCruzanRN
    Hello,

    Can I ask how anyone that graduates from the program is able to pay off their loans? Nurses in Nebraska starting don't make over 21 p/hr. I would love to learn from those before me.
    I guess it depends on what you were used to making before - I had so little money that nurses' pay, even with student loan payments, was a vast improvement. Also, many start out working nights (I did/do not because I do not do hospital nursing) and get shift differential which adds up. Additionally, Nebraska has a lower cost of living than many places (California, for instance). Yes, the loans cut into my take home pay but at least I am making more than many people do and I have a job I love. Though I generally do not go into debt other than for my house, I would take loans out again to go to school. In the long run, it is definitely worth it. (There is a so-called "college" in my area that charges $30K for a MA program. Even if the students make it through - many do not because the school is not selective - how will a MA pay that back??)
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    Currently I make $16 /hr not including night time differential/ weekends.
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    Hi I was wondering if the people who were accepted into the jan 2011 ACE program, went to orientation last week or so? if you did i was wondering how it went and what went on also if one of your have the years academic calendar i was wondering when our breaks were? thanks!
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    Quote from Acestudent21
    I completely agree with mochamonster! I graduated from the most recent accelerated class of 2010 CONGRATS to all of you that have been accepted. This will definitely be a life changing experience. I would like to add that even though the program is difficult you can have a social life. You just have to prioritize. I had classmates that went out every weekend. I was the occasional type, and most of my class graduated with honors or high honors.

    You will quickly find that it wont pay to be competitive. Working with your fellow classmates will be very beneficial throughout the program.

    As far as preceptorship is concerned.....it is roughly 5 weeks when you will be paired with a nurse at a hospital. You will complete approx 200 hours with that nurse. During that time you really wont have to go to campus except for once a week.

    I absolutely loved the program, and would recommend it to any pre-nursing student. I went straight into a DNP program to become a nurse practitioner, and Methodist has definitely prepared me for that.

    Hope that helps
    Hey AceStudent,

    Which DNP program did you go to?
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    AceStudent21- I am currently in the ACE program at Methodist, graduating in March! Yay! I'm also planning on starting the DNP program at Creighton. Can you tell me about the program, and how you will get your 2000 "working" hours that are required before starting their clinicals? What area of NP are you working towards? I will be studying Neonatal NP. Good luck!


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