I recently heard that Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ) is "closing" its Accelerated BSN Program to new admissions, eg: that the last Accel Class it admitted was this past September, 2007....and that no new students were being accepted to its Accel Program after that. Does anyone know if this is true?.....or can you confirm it?
And if so, do you know why they are not taking new students? I had heard it was due to its dismally low scores on NCLEX, and that the program at Seton Hall was very disorganized?
I understand they will still have their regular 4-year BSN program, but this change only affects its Accel BSN.
Mar 6, '08
I've found that administrators often badmouth other schools.
I've been told that the Seton Hall accel. program has close to 100% pass rate, not sure the time frame. I haven't seen any official figures breaking down regular and accel. students. All I know is, they are interviewing students for next year right now. And not selling us on any MSN program, either.
Heads up warning on Seton Hall: they have not been good about telling students their tuition and fee structure.
Questions to ask: flat rate or by credit? (by credit this year, comes out to the same total, but front-loaded)
computer included in tuition? (no, and don't buy one, you have to pay $700 per semester anyway to rent one)
required purchases besides books and uniform?( nurse pack and palm pilot $170, $300)
assessment fees each semester for ATI? yes
student activity fee? yes, $350 per semester, ha, we have time for this?
enrollment fee? yes, $100
health insurance? yes
graduation or other fees? how do I know, haven't received any notice. You find out when you get billed.
look at UMDNJ's website, they list a ton of fees, I suggest you ask SHU about each one as applied to SHU, and ask if they have something in writing. The estimated financial needs form is not binding nor is it accurate for the accel BSN program.
Last edit by birdgardner on Mar 6, '08
: Reason: accuracy
Mar 14, '08
Quote from StudentFromNj
I don't know anything about the accelerated program but I'm in the 4 year bsn.
About the passing rate for the NCLEX, according to their website it says 97% of students pass. I'm sure they take into count both accelerated and 4 year students.
I don't know where the heck they get that 97% pass rate. In 2006, their pass rate was 87.7% and in 2005 it was 77.1%. I don't think the 2007 data are publicly available yet. The stats don't differentiate between the ABSN and regular BSN programs.
2006: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nursin...Results_06.pdf - 11.1KB
And if you read the 2005 minutes, you'll see that Seton Hall was actually below 75% in 2004.
Last edit by AtomicWoman on Mar 14, '08
: Reason: Provide a better link for 2005 data