National University RN program beware - page 3
The Nevada nursing board is unhappy with the program at National University. Please nursing students or potential nursing students, Please do your homework!!! They can no longer accept new... Read More
0Aug 16, '12 by seunRNjustmeinlv: Please confirm your work and educational background. It seems to me that you had worked or had other educational health background prior to coming in at NU. This is different case to other students at NU who don't have the same background as you are. I know for sure that NU cannot mainatin the NCLEX pass rate. Students are failing NCLEX because the teachers did not teach and properly teach them well. It is a really fast paced nursing program, but the support for students are not there.
Faculties changes policies without informing students and discriminate students who can pass and who cannot.
Also, I rarely hear students from NU getting hired as quick as nursin students from other schools. You know why? NU students don't have preceptorship and graduated with this huge butterflied in their stomach.
BTW, glad you made it
1Aug 16, '12 by GonnaAmazeYouYes they can. National university is accredited as an educational institution by WASP I think it is so all pre reqs transfer, as for actual nursing courses they are up to the school you are transferring into's discretion because the nursing program did not get accreditation. I have my ASN from NU and I am enrolled at UNLV and NSC doing the RN-BSN bridge and every one of my classes(nursing included) were transferred. One of my friends transferred to Kaplan mid-program and they only accepted fundamentals and pharm(and pre reqs of course)
1Aug 16, '12 by GonnaAmazeYouI graduated July 15th, passed NCLEX on Aug 8 and got my license on Aug 14th. I have already had 3 interviews since I graduated. I was offered one position but was not able to get my license in time(needed by Aug 1). I have medical experience from 10+years ago and I don't include on my resume since it is so long ago. I do however include my volunteer experience and community ties on my resume. If you want to be a nurse in a big facility you should have some type of background in healthcare , Volunteering etc. NU doesn't force that stuff on the students so if you went there and didn't proactively pursue those opportunities it would probably be harder to get a job over CSN where they are obligated to do community service and volunteer work. and the lack of a preceptorship does make it harder to network but in life you go as far as you want and whether a school places you somewhere or you go find your own opportunities, successful people are successful. In the end UMC had 330 applications for 4 new grad positions, interviewed 30 and hired 4. I was offered one of those positions with my little unaccredited degree, lack of experience and absolutely no connection to the facility. I am sure plenty of UNLV, Touro, CSN and rosemont students applied but I stood out and was picked above them all.