Roseman University ABSN (didactic online) - page 4

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

  1. by   Tex201
    Hi GreyctoLV!
    I took all my science books with me. I must admit with all the material we had to cover in such a short time frame, that I used them very little, but they were great to have around for a quick "look up," when needed, in the wee hours of the morning. You will have soooo many books to get through that there is not much time for anything extra. If the material is fresh in your mind, you probably won't use them very often, if at all.

    Good luck and let us know how you are doing as you go through Roseman.
  2. by   Artemis2.0
    I've been going through these posts to research the ABSN option at Roseman. I have some questions/clarifications to ask? When and how are labs done. My understanding of these posts is that the Didactic portion is online and clinicals are scheduled at the end of the block so that you are only doing clinicals at that time. Which brings me back to when, frequency, and how labs are done. Also, due to this being online, would it be possible to commute to Las Vegas if you live in Nevada to complete the clinical portion. If students are completing most or half of this online then why are students still having to move to Las Vegas instead of coming to Las Vegas to complete the hands on portion.

    I'm not trying to be negative or nit pick at what I've read. I'm just trying to understand so that I can make a decision.

    Thank You
  3. by   Tex201
    Hi Chrislynn3!
    You asked about labs. Labs are done on campus. The labs consist of 1-3 days per week depending on the lab and recording days. During the labs you are with your assigned group that you are with throughout your time at Roseman. You will go through the required procedures etc and practice the procedures. Your tests in lab are actual video recordings of you doing the procedures. You video record each other in your group and then the videos are turned in for the instructors to review and either pass or fail you on those procedures.

    If you fail, you have one more chance to re-record on another day and re-submit your video. Like any other exam, these procedures must be passed in order to continue on with the program at Roseman. There are "lab monitors" there at the labs to supposedly walk people through the procedures during practice sessions, but you still will need to know the exact procedure step-by-steps, as the monitors are not always very helpful.

    You will also have some group assignments that will require you to meet with your group to complete during each block. Your group will become your "family" during your time at Roseman and you will find study groups a big help, esp when time is very short.

    The ABSN program is more intense and stressful than anything you can imagine or anything you've ever experienced in your life..... not exaggerating! You will be so happy that you are NOT commuting because that time wasted on travel is much better spent on studying, practicing and focusing on each block. So my suggestion is to move to will understand it more once you are in the program!
    Best regards,
  4. by   randyman986
    Hi everyone!

    I've been reading all these posts too. I got accepted to Roseman and will start in October. I understand and am ready for the hard work ahead. Do you guys have any tips on where's a fair place to live in Henderson? I live in Reno right now. How about jobs? Did you guys get one?

  5. by   Tex201
    Hi RandyMan986
    I would look into the Ovation Properties ( for the Henderson area. Their properties include all the amenities such as pools, work-out rooms, laundry facilities inside each apartment, clean modern apartments with great central heating and air conditioning. Sometimes they have move-in specials too. They are close to the campus and provide great living and study environments.
    You didn't say if you are entering the ABSN program or the regular program. The ABSN program is so intense, I doubt very seriously that an outside job is possible. Plus the schedule changes each block and clinical rotations change as well.

    Good luck
  6. by   randyman986
    Thanks for the response Tex201!

    I'm doing the ABSN program. Yes, I heard it'll be intense. And it's what I'm expecting. I just wanted to see if any here who graduated, or is currently in program, did some jobs on the side to help with expenses. I checked out Ovation Properties and it is going to be way over my budget. A former co-worker of mine told me she has a house/room for rent. $450-500 bucks on Aesop street, i think. I'm going to check it out when I come to Vegas again, since Roseman has a mandatory orientation on 9/19 - 9/20.

    Thanks again! Now its just a mad rush now to packing, moving, financial aide, etc. -- not in that order tho. Hehe.
  7. by   Tex201
    Hey RandyMn986
    Sounds like you have it all under control. Best of luck. Keep us posted on your progress through the ABSN program.
  8. by   randyman986
    Well...I'm having a hard time finding/getting private loans at the moment (my score sucks - 635, and I filed bankruptcy in 2010). I have a very good friend, with a very good score, who will cosign for me tomorrow. We're going to Well's Fargo to see if I can get some money. Here is the breakdown from Roseman:

    Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan - $2750 (NA-10/1), $2750 (NA-1/21) -- Total=$5500
    Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan - $3500 (NA-10/1), $3500 (NA-1/21) -- Total=$7000

    Additional Loan Options
    Priv. Loan $17,603 (NA-10/1), $17,602 (NA-1/21) -- Total=$35,205

    *This award letter represents the first 2 of my 4 schedule payments.

    Financial aide @ Roseman couldn't help with "denied" private loans, so I'm pretty much researching on my own.

    I'm confused with these numbers as I've submitted my FAFSA to Carrington College and I was awarded $32,000 for their 2 year ADN.
    I was also rewarded $32k'ish for a Respiratory Therapy program that I was checking into back then. So I don't know where to go from here. Orientation is coming up and classes start 10/1/2013!
  9. by   Tex201
    Don't know how Roseman is breaking everything down for you. Their figures are always crazy and they will be of no help in getting the loans. What they may not be telling you either is that since it is a 14-15 mo program you have to apply twice for student loans. You will have to sign loan docs 2xs to cover your entire program.

    However, this also allows for increased amts approved via Stafford and private loans. Most students required money for room and board & other living expenses as well for the entire program. Be sure to shop the different loans, as some will allow you to remove your co-signer after 2-3 years of on-time payments. Others require longer periods of time. Did you try Sallie Mae? A co-signer will give you better interest rates as well. It's a jungle out there for sure!
  10. by   randyman986
    Hi Tex,

    We tried Sallie Mae but it sent out just my info and not my co-signer so it got denied again and I was feeling bad for my cosigner coz I didn't want to force her to do all that info stuff again. And she's paranoid of the web application. So we're gonna try Wells Fargo this Tuesday. I'll see if I can give sallie mae a call and maybe we can all do it over the phone.

    Ty again for your inputs Tex. You seem to know what's going on. I really appreciate that!
  11. by   armywife808
    Wow, thanks for all who responded about this school. I had this school in my sights and had chatted with an on-line rep about admissions. I was interested in the ABSN program, but I will need a bit more hand holding than it seems Roseman offers. I can go to school full-time, but with a family it's doubtful that I would be able to keep up with a fast pace. I will keep an eye on this thread to see if anything changes.
  12. by   rosemanbsn
    hi randyman986, I know you just started at Roseman, how is it so far? Are you on a regular BSN program? I am about to apply for the BSN program, but I am now worried and afraid after reading all the post.

    I would appreciate your honest opinion, if it's worth going to Roseman BSN program.

    Thank you
  13. by   rosemanbsn
    hi greyctoLV,

    Did you mean October 2013 start? Are you currently in the program right now? I have read some honest opinions about Roseman and in the hope that since some of them where in 2012, I am hoping that things are changing for good for the future students.

    Any honest opinion about the BSN program?

    Thank you.