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  1. 0 Okay, so i'll be transfering back to jersey next semester, and i wanted to get feedback on this school. I know that it is a tad bit expensive, but i just really want to know about the program as to how many people do they accept every semester, and is there usually a waiting list. What's the min. Gpa requirement, etc. Please please please respond back with any knowledge you have about this school. Thankyou.
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  3. Visit  errica01 profile page
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    Hi,

    I just got accepted into Felician last Thursday. I called them today, to make sure that I was actually accepted into the nursing program not just to the college (some schools have a two-step process) and I was told that I am in, so it looks like there is no waiting list. I don't know much about the school, only that it's private and although pretty pricey it's well regarded as a nursing school. I applied there as a transfer student with a 3.8 GPA, an AS (if you have it they don't look at your HS diploma) and about 50 transfer credits, including: A&P, Chem, Micro, Psy, Soc, Nut, several humanities and social science electives (but you are not required to complete these before you start). I was also awarded $7,000.00 in scholarships based on my GPA. It looks like it's a pretty easy school to get into, but I think it's because it's very expensive comparing to others (especially 2-year schools) so not a lot of people decide to go there, or at least I hope that it's the case. If you have any questions regarding the application process call them, I found them extremely nice and helpful. Also, most of the requirements are on their website (which by the way is pretty ancient). They also have instant decision days, just bring your stuff with you and they will tell you right away if you are in or not. Good luck with everything and hopefully I will see you next semester
  4. Visit  AMiner profile page
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    Hello,

    I attended an information session last week at Felician College and got a lot of helpful information.

    Their program is very small, they only admit 20 students each year and the program that starts May 2012 is already half-way full. So if you are interested, I would hurry and apply. Additionally, the minimum GPA requirement is 3.0, and since the program is basically "first come first served", I don't believe you really have to have higher than that to be competitive. From what I understand, if you have the requirements and submit all of your materials within the first 20 people, you're in. Obviously not everyone who is accepted actually attends the school (especially since it's so expensive), so I'm sure you don't actually have to be one of the first 20 to apply, but I would hurry if you want to get a spot.

    Good luck!
  5. Visit  mada1 profile page
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    Hi.

    Do you really think that the program is "first come first served" .
    They told me they make decision by February who gets in.
    This year they have over 200 applicants ..... i don't know if it is a true ..???
  6. Visit  errica01 profile page
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    Hey,

    I am not sure if you want to come to Felician as a transfer student. I did and still it will take me 4 years to finish (which I found out after I came here). I already have so many credits earned but they make me wait til next year to start my nursing classes (because the program changed and they also get to keep you longer and that's a pure profit for them). So now I have to do 2 minors (bio and psy) just to fill up my schedule and not lose my scholarship. And I am not the only one, most of the transfers have to take at least one minor, and some chose to do 2 majors. It's crazy - I am a freshmen in nursing but a junior according to my credits (which they recognize and as a junior I get to register for classes earlier than most of my friends).
    Last night I was told by one of my professor's that the school is thinking about suspending admissions for 2 years or something like that (I am not sure why, they just changed their curriculum). Also, juniors and seniors are very dissatisfied with the program because the faculty is very unsupportive and if you are not doing well they tell you flat out to change your major. Graduation rate is pretty low, out of over 100 accepted there is about 30-40 that actually last till the end. Still, if you make it supposedly the school is very well regarded and you are very likely to get a job.

    Anyway, good luck - whatever you decide to do. I would look into F Dickinson, Broomfield, William Patterson, or Seton Hall (I regret that I din't ask around before I made my decision)
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  7. Visit  GraceCEM profile page
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    Hi Mada1:

    Maybe it is really a "first come first served." I was accepted in Felician's nursing program and when I went to pay my admission's fee ($300.00) I was told that I was put on the waiting list. I was surprised because I thought that the waiting list would become effective after the March 15th deadline.
  8. Visit  BeccaBSN profile page
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    Wow, I sent in my Felician deposit early rather than wait for UMDNJ because I was worried about just that. I thought I was being paranoid, but I guess not!

    Keep in touch with Tricia via email and I'm sure she'll tell you when a spot opens up. She was super responsive and helpful with me. I bet a few spots will open up once UMDNJ starts sending out more letters.
  9. Visit  GraceCEM profile page
    #7 0
    Good thing you send yours in early. It is a very expensive college but also very good. You did the right thing when you deposit the $300.00 early.
  10. Visit  odiekable profile page
    #8 0
    Hi,

    I got accepted as a transfer too, similar credentials, scholarship, credits, etc. Just wanted to know what you think of the nursing program and how long it takes. Really, anything you want to share.
  11. Visit  madonnaca8430 profile page
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    Quote from odiekable
    Hi,

    I got accepted as a transfer too, similar credentials, scholarship, credits, etc. Just wanted to know what you think of the nursing program and how long it takes. Really, anything you want to share.
    Hey I got accepted as a transfer too. I'm still not sure about the school and the comments on this thread is a bit scary. Are you choosing this school
  12. Visit  madonnaca8430 profile page
    #10 0
    Quote from errica01
    Hey,

    I am not sure if you want to come to Felician as a transfer student. I did and still it will take me 4 years to finish (which I found out after I came here). I already have so many credits earned but they make me wait til next year to start my nursing classes (because the program changed and they also get to keep you longer and that's a pure profit for them). So now I have to do 2 minors (bio and psy) just to fill up my schedule and not lose my scholarship. And I am not the only one, most of the transfers have to take at least one minor, and some chose to do 2 majors. It's crazy - I am a freshmen in nursing but a junior according to my credits (which they recognize and as a junior I get to register for classes earlier than most of my friends).
    Last night I was told by one of my professor's that the school is thinking about suspending admissions for 2 years or something like that (I am not sure why, they just changed their curriculum). Also, juniors and seniors are very dissatisfied with the program because the faculty is very unsupportive and if you are not doing well they tell you flat out to change your major. Graduation rate is pretty low, out of over 100 accepted there is about 30-40 that actually last till the end. Still, if you make it supposedly the school is very well regarded and you are very likely to get a job.

    Anyway, good luck - whatever you decide to do. I would look into F Dickinson, Broomfield, William Patterson, or Seton Hall (I regret that I din't ask around before I made my decision)
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    Hey I read your blog and I wanted to know how you are doing and if you are still in the program. I'm thinking about going to Felician but your blog frightened me a little. Hope to hear from you soon.
  13. Visit  stillthere? profile page
    #11 0
    Hey guys, if you see this blog before you make any decision for Felician college consider yourself lucky. Felician college is all about using people to generate money. if you find yourself in their nursing program then you are 90% money making machine for the school, the remaining 10 is your chance of graduating. The admission is very easy, no entrance exam which many students shy away from, but believe it or not that is just a set trap to absorb as much as they can. Firstly, they will tell you it's 3 years program may be 4 depends on admissions officer you met, never specific. When you come in, they will make you take some classes unique to the college like Religion classes etc, by the time you realize what is going on you have 5 years altogether from taking irrelevant classes to the main nursing classes, and there is no going back. i applied for accelerated program, admission was given to me, within two days into the program i realized i was surrounded with much younger students than you would see in accelerated so i emailed the dean, thats when i knew i have been deceived, i was enrolled in regular BSN. Well long story short, if you do not have godfather (you know what i mean) you have just 1-2% of graduating. They aimed students at failure, their primary intention is to eliminate as much as possible because they admits more than they can or may be i should say allowed to graduate. Each year is like 150 students admitted but less than 30 will graduate. Hesi exams is 40 % of your grade, and there is no information or concentration abt the Hesi exam. its only after mass failure that the department will expose study material for Hesi to students, meanwhile a lot of students that have long legs might see the exact material before the exams. For instance, the last Hesi (fundamental focused Hesi )i took was 55 questions, someone finished the questions within 15 mins and scored 100. To be honest, i am A student whoever that could finish 55 questions with that short time hmmm !!!! something is fishing. The questions were hard, not easy to understand because there was no directions on what to study. i mean it was suppose to be focused fundamental Hesi, but the exam was made of 60 % of med surge, only 20% of nursing fundamental the rest from nowhere. They have a way to cause mass failure then chose their own people. Three months to graduation the school still eliminated more than 12 students that have accumulated students loans and waisted their time. Save yourself time and money go somewhere else. Hesi entrance exams or TEAS is not that hard. Don't go to Felician college because you want to avoid entrance exams. Again don't forget to ask about how often students sue the school.

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