National University RN program beware

  1. 0 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 students!!! UMMM
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    From 'Rural Utah'; Joined Oct '09; Posts: 2.

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  4. Visit  SlinkyheadRN profile page
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    where did you hear this?
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    This information came from an email from the NV nursing Director.... I contacted the NV nursing board to verify the actual status and it should be public knowledge as soon as the minutes are posted of public record. It is a sad event for the patients of Nevada and the students that are in the program or want to complete their education at National
    Last edit by dianah on Jun 2, '11 : Reason: Terms of Service re: posting names
  6. Visit  SlinkyheadRN profile page
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    That is unfortunate news as my mother in law was looking to enter that program in the near future...however..I thought it was a bad idea from the start so I just hope she can find an alternative soon.

    ps I read the minutes and it turns out the school had a 20% pass rate for only 5 students...thats awful
  7. Visit  avasmom01 profile page
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    I was thinking on applying to National and just saw this but I can't seem to find anything else online about not taking new students. Is this verified?
    Thanks
  8. Visit  SlinkyheadRN profile page
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    yes my mil got a letter from them saying they would be notified when they are allowed to take new students
  9. Visit  NikkiT profile page
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    Is this just for Nevada? I have been considering National University to do my BSN. I also can't find anything online about this.
  10. Visit  GonnaAmazeYou profile page
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    I am a student in one of the final cohorts... the school is not bad, it was just that fact of so many schools and the low pass rate, the state board of nursing had to crack a whip. National did not have that many students in their first cohorts and it it goes 2 years from when your first student tests, you have to achieve an 80% pass rate. The only place they were wrong was by starting their program when they only had 4 or 5 students. The last cohort that graduated had 10 or so students (this was their biggest class to graduate so far I believe) and all of them passed on the first try. My cohort has 18 students and hopefully we will all pass on our first try.

    Anyways they aren't closing, they are bringing their BSN program from CA-- it is already nationally accredited so the state board of Nursing will approve their provisional licensing... they just have to finish with the ASN program and then they can start on that. It is actually a good school, and the instructors are awesome- including the director. I doubt I will get my BSN there though-- it is TOO expensive!!
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  11. Visit  NikkiT profile page
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    Are you located in California GonnaAmazeYou? I am located here and it's nice to hear something good about National. I am considering signing up for my BSN.
  12. Visit  GonnaAmazeYou profile page
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    No i am in Las Vegas at their satellite location. I finish in 6 weeks
  13. Visit  ny2lvgirl profile page
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    I heard that the school is in litigation and students are appealing for discriminations because too many policies were broken. I also heard that the quality of lectures are bad and they have no support for students (after they announced that they are closing, that's when they hired a tutor). They focused more on the ATI (pass/fail) but not how a student should learn after graduating or being in the nursing field. I doubt if they will get approved for BSN, students are sending all their complaints to NV State Board of Nursing. Students are not prepared for NCLEX, that's why they have low pass rating. They practice on ATI and if you fail it, the student fail the class. What a way to focus a nursing student.
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  14. Visit  GonnaAmazeYou profile page
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    I heard that too, if they have a reason to sue I say go for it, I personally am satisfied with my education from NU. I completed the LPN program at CSN in 2000 and I think NU taught me a lot more and have me better prepared than CSN did. I do know that the ATI is a terrible way to fail out and they will if you do not reach the benchmarks, but the representative from ATI said the assessments are used to see what a person needs to study, not to gage what they know or are proficient in- so I never got why they would kick someone out over ATI.
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  15. Visit  seunRN profile page
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    Quote from GonnaAmazeYou
    I am a student in one of the final cohorts... the school is not bad, it was just that fact of so many schools and the low pass rate, the state board of nursing had to crack a whip. National did not have that many students in their first cohorts and it it goes 2 years from when your first student tests, you have to achieve an 80% pass rate. The only place they were wrong was by starting their program when they only had 4 or 5 students. The last cohort that graduated had 10 or so students (this was their biggest class to graduate so far I believe) and all of them passed on the first try. My cohort has 18 students and hopefully we will all pass on our first try.

    Anyways they aren't closing, they are bringing their BSN program from CA-- it is already nationally accredited so the state board of Nursing will approve their provisional licensing... they just have to finish with the ASN program and then they can start on that. It is actually a good school, and the instructors are awesome- including the director. I doubt I will get my BSN there though-- it is TOO expensive!!
    I heard about their BSN coming to Vegas. But I don't think they will get approved because of all the complaints and litigations they have that BON knew about. Because of all the changes in their policies that they don't inform students or clear about their ever changing policy. They might grey approve if all the staff are replaced.


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