Nevada State College

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    Does anyone have experience with Nevada State College's regular track BSN Program? If so, do you have any advise/tips for a prospective student? How does it compare to UNLV's BSN Program? What is the job outlook for a graduate?
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    Did you notice that they are now offering a part time nursing program ? It just takes longer than the other two programs. Does anyone have experience with the accelerated program ? I will be applying for the accelerated BSN and wanted to ask if there is a high success rate in that program (do most of the students make it to the end ? ).
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    [quote=Shar81;3873610]Did you notice that they are now offering a part time nursing program ? Does anyone have experience with the accelerated program ?

    My friend graduated from NSC's accelerated program last year. She works in TX (from the last time I heard from her). Anyway, she recommends the program. She said it's an intense program but oh, so worth it. It's a good thing NSC finally has FULL accreditation! I'm pretty sure they'll be able to keep it that way. Also, it's about time they came up w/ the PART-TIME BSN program. I'm sure UNLV and CSN can stand a little competition, UNLV has been spoiled long enough! .... haha.
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    I am a 2008 graduate of the accelerated program, was placed right away in the hospital I did clinicals at, and I feel my education there provided me with an excellent foundation for success. I have heard, however, many instructors there during my time have left due to cutbacks. The instructors that left were the ones I gained the most from with one exception. I do know the department head was very committed to student success so hopefully things will continue on the same level.
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    Quote from wrigh146
    I am a 2008 graduate of the accelerated program, was placed right away in the hospital I did clinicals at, and I feel my education there provided me with an excellent foundation for success. I have heard, however, many instructors there during my time have left due to cutbacks. The instructors that left were the ones I gained the most from with one exception. I do know the department head was very committed to student success so hopefully things will continue on the same level.

    May I ask, which of the programs would you suggest for a single mother ? I will be applying to NSC but the thing is my husband will be getting a job out of state and i can't bear to part with my two young children so they will be with me while i attned school. Were there any single parents in the accelerated program ? I know its an intense program but i love the fact that its only 12 months. What i'm worried about is that i may not be able to handle it with two young children (one will be in half day kindergarten and the other in 2nd grade). I like the idea of the part time program, but that would take me way longer to reunite with my husband. Anyway, did you know of any single parents doing fine in the accelerated program, or are they usually enrolled in the regular program?
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    I know a couple of my classmates had kids in daycare close to the school. I would say since you have one in school full day and one half, you could probably arrange your schedule to fit your transport/daycare needs. Usually classes were out by 4pm with the exception of clinical days once a week which were 12 hour hospital shifts. I say the one year program would be workable, but you might consult an advisor at NSC to get the current class schedules. Good luck to you!
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    Quote from wrigh146
    I know a couple of my classmates had kids in daycare close to the school. I would say since you have one in school full day and one half, you could probably arrange your schedule to fit your transport/daycare needs. Usually classes were out by 4pm with the exception of clinical days once a week which were 12 hour hospital shifts. I say the one year program would be workable, but you might consult an advisor at NSC to get the current class schedules. Good luck to you!

    Thanks wrigh146,
    Thanks for the response.This does sound workable. I thought that since it is an accelerated program classes would be held all day long, i'm surpised that they are usually over by 4. What times did they usually begin ? Now i just need to get accepted Were your clinicals done in a hospital near the school and do the students have a choice where their clinicals are held ?
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    I graduated from the Nevada State accelerated program in Aug, and honestly, I am not sure I can recommend it to anyone. All the instructors who actually care about their students left and with good reason. Not only was most of my entire class unhappy with the education we got, but the current classes (both regular and accelerated) aren't particularly happy. Also, you should know most new grads are not getting hired right out of school anymore. No one in our class had a job before graduation and only those with previous hospital experience are getting offers now. It may not be such a bad thing to wait the 2 years when the economy improves a bit.
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    I graduated from the Nevada State accelerated program in Aug, and honestly, I am not sure I can recommend it to anyone. All the instructors who actually care about their students left and with good reason. Not only was most of my entire class unhappy with the education we got, but the current classes (both regular and accelerated) aren't particularly happy. Also, you should know most new grads are not getting hired right out of school anymore. No one in our class had a job before graduation and only those with previous hospital experience are getting offers now. It may not be such a bad thing to wait the 2 years when the economy improves a bit.

    Baker1bv,

    why wouldn't you recommend the program ? Did alot of the students not make it to the end or Did you feel that it didn't prepare you to be a nurse ? I wonder why the instructors left, this worries me a bit since i was hoping to get a spot next August.
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    The school doesn't know how to treat instructors, so those who were worth their weight took positions elsewhere. In our class of 35 only about 25 finished on time. Another 4 or so will finish in Dec. The average drop rate is about 10% for any nursing program.
    The real reason I wouldn't recommend NSC, right now is the lack of respect they have for students. I went to college for 6 years and had some of the worst instructors of that time while at NSC. The three instructors I really liked (and learned a lot from) only one is still there but I am hearing rumors of her leaving.


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