Roseman University ABSN (didactic online) - page 2
I would like to hear from students of this program, do you recommend it? I can't imagine doing the didactic portion of a Nursing program online and then coming to campus/clinical sites for the rest... Read More
0May 9, '12 by Tex201Hi Neomi!
Welcome to your future in nursing!!! :-) Yes, We all felt that it was our duty to inform others so they can make an educated, informed decision on what school they choose to attend. I am from Cali too (as is most of my cohort). I researched a lot prior to coming here and I probably would have made a different choice had I received honest responses to my information requests from students at that time.....but I am nearly finished and plan to succeed, graduate and pass the NCLEX.
Regarding the NCLEX, you can take the exam in any state you want after graduation. The accreditation is accepted in other states. You will be able to go onto a masters or other programs as well in Cali. Plus, you will have a 4.0 GPA, (well earned I might add), which is an advantage in getting into some advanced programs. I plan to return to Cali and take the exam there and be licensed in Cali, no problem.
If you have any questions, let me know.
0May 21, '12 by blairnpbHi Neomi!
I am reading these comments too and I have just been accepted into the ABSN Program in October as well. I am a very good self learner but geesh it sounds like I might be almost out my league with the 90% passing rate and hard exams.
I will be calling tomorrow to see how hard is it to switch to different programs, but please call me or email me if you plan to stick to the ABSN. I am looking for a roommate as well.
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0Jun 8, '12 by Tex201i had to take out loans for school tuition and fees, plus living expenses too, so if you have the funds to live on your loans won't be as high. i have 3 months left in the 14 month program and my loans will total right at 85k.
when you go through orientation you are given a detailed itemization of all the expenses and they were definitely more than what the website quoted.
some of my classmates only took out loans for the tuition, others are like me and had to get loans for everything...
0Sep 11, '12 by Tex201What have you done so far? I will finish the ABSN program at the end of this month. Just wondering if the application process has changed since I entered nearly 15 months ago? I have friends that are asking about Roseman and I can only tell them what my experiences have been.
Best of luck to you,
0Sep 12, '12 by NoBadDaysHi Tex201,
I'm starting the program in October. I'm sure you've probably heard but the July cohort was canceled so the administration could reevaluate the program. I read your reviews and it made me extremely nervous to apply/attend Roseman. I explained to the interviewers about the reviews I read online and all the negativity being expressed about the program. I was told that they extended the program by about 3.5 weeks to include scheduled times with the instructors to answer questions the students have. Do you think that will be helpful?
My main concern thus far after reading your reviews is about students passing exams on pure luck! Do you have any suggestions on how to better prepare for the unexpected? any tips for success in this program? Anything that will help increase our chances of success? I will be sure to pass them along to anyone I meet!
A few other questions about the program:
1. Did you buy ebooks or hard copies? Can you provide pros/cons of either?
2. Do you know of any additional books that would be helpful?
3. Can you give me an idea of how many hours per day you spend studying?
4. Are there any instructors to be worried about?
5. Do you have any suggestions on areas in Las Vegas to live?
Thank you for providing your reviews!
0Sep 19, '12 by Tex201Hi Ashley!
I would make a very strong suggestion that you live in a comfortable place, esp with proper air-conditioning!!! When it's over 100 degrees outside at 3:00AM then you will understand the importance of central AC. I would suggest that you choose from properties listed with Ovation Properties Management at LasVegasLiving.com. The Firenze Apartments and Verona are similar in quality, price and amenities. I looked at others and believe me you will not be happy with cheaper ones with window unit AC plus they all have washer/dryers inside your apartment, pools, etc. (The cheaper apts are usually only about 50.00/mo less --- and poor environment)... Remember you will be spending 95% of your time in there...it will be your classroom, study hall and living space. These are properties within 10 min drive of school and not too far from hospitals for clinical rotations.
A word of wisdom....decide very carefully if you want a roommate or not. If your roommates don't make it through the program you will be stuck with the lease.... plus it's a very stressful program and roommates will add additional stress for all kinds of reasons....very distracting on all levels.
I always get hard copies of my books because I hate sitting at a computer to read them, plus I like to write on them and highlight things. You will spend enough time in front of the computer screen...but everyone studies differently and if you prefer digital books then that's your choice. Not all books are created equal...but you never know which ones you will actually need to use until you read them... :-)
Probably 95% of your waking hours will be spent on studying, preparing for labs, attending labs, taping your lab exams, doing daily posts online, reading and reviewing for exams. Sometimes there will not be enough time to cover all the reading materials, videos, etc and you will have to decide what is the best use of your time and what materials are priority and what books are priority.... you will understand that better once you are in the program. You will need to find your best system to get through the material and how you best review for exams. Everyone has a different system that works best for them. If you need more pointers, I can only tell you what works best for me personally. .... so let me know if you need more specifics.
Our "instructors" changed every block and very few of the instructors we had are still at the school. I would be better able to give pros and cons when I see a list of current instructors. Online "moderators" are different than the on site instructors for each block. Your amount of interaction with both will very from block to block. The ABSN is self-directed and you must be able to self-teach a lot and sort through conflicting material and "answers" from various sources. Again, you will understand what I'm saying when you are in the program actually going through the blocks.
Hope this helps.
Best of luck