Seton Hall Nursing - Advice?

  1. Hey

    I am looking at the Seton Hall Nursing program, the 2 year one at South Orange.
    Does anyone have any advice about the program and how it is set up?

    I have heard in the past seton hall wasnt that great with the administration, and i know tuition is a bit high but has anything changed, is it better now?

    I am trying to choose between schools and any information would be greatly appreciated!!

    THANKS!
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  3. by   mmcc01
    Quote from zibi
    Hey I am looking at the Seton Hall Nursing program, the 2 year one at South Orange. Does anyone have any advice about the program and how it is set up? I have heard in the past seton hall wasnt that great with the administration, and i know tuition is a bit high but has anything changed, is it better now? I am trying to choose between schools and any information would be greatly appreciated!! THANKS!
    I don't want to discourage you from anything, but Seton Hall is incredibly expensive compared to other schools in the area. You really have to consider that nursing jobs, just like all others, are REALLY hard to come by. Most graduates are unemployed for at least a year before finding their first job.

    Also, considering the tuition, there is the fact that the NCLEX pass rate for Seton Hall was under 60% when I looked into the school in late 2013. All that money and less than 60% of students can even pass the boards at the end of their education?

    If I were in your shoes, I would look elsewhere, but this is my opinion.

    Good luck to you in whatever you decide.
  4. by   notnursezelda
    Quote from mmcc01
    I don't want to discourage you from anything, but Seton Hall is incredibly expensive compared to other schools in the area. You really have to consider that nursing jobs, just like all others, are REALLY hard to come by. Most graduates are unemployed for at least a year before finding their first job.

    Also, considering the tuition, there is the fact that the NCLEX pass rate for Seton Hall was under 60% when I looked into the school in late 2013. All that money and less than 60% of students can even pass the boards at the end of their education?

    If I were in your shoes, I would look elsewhere, but this is my opinion.

    Good luck to you in whatever you decide.

    yea i was looking at some other articles, and the other school i am considering (njcu, but its 1 year, and im getting married also, so i dont want to risk it) i know has a better pass rate and they said they start preparing you for the nclex since day 1, which i loved!

    the other school is cedar crest in pa, and most of the students i heard mostly have a job offer or spot already secured by the time they graduate which is another thing i loved, and also a great pass rate.

    thank you for the advice!!
    i guess i was just on the fence and wanted something close to jersey city
  5. by   mmcc01
    Quote from zibi
    yea i was looking at some other articles, and the other school i am considering (njcu, but its 1 year, and im getting married also, so i dont want to risk it) i know has a better pass rate and they said they start preparing you for the nclex since day 1, which i loved! the other school is cedar crest in pa, and most of the students i heard mostly have a job offer or spot already secured by the time they graduate which is another thing i loved, and also a great pass rate. thank you for the advice!! i guess i was just on the fence and wanted something close to jersey city

    No problem! I hope I helped. Best of luck to you
  6. by   madonnaca8430
    I was accepted to SHU as a transfer also but I'm a little scared because of the price. Also the 2013 NCLEX pass rate mentioned above is quite disappointing
  7. by   mmcc01
    Quote from madonnaca8430
    I was accepted to SHU as a transfer also but I'm a little scared because of the price. Also the 2013 NCLEX pass rate mentioned above is quite disappointing
    Hi there,

    I couldn't find any more recent info, but these are the pass rates for nursing schools in NJ in 2012:

    http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nursin...0Report-RN.pdf
  8. by   madonnaca8430
    Omg Seton Hall and Georgian Court us really low
  9. by   madonnaca8430
    Quote from mmcc01
    Hi there,

    I couldn't find any more recent info, but these are the pass rates for nursing schools in NJ in 2012:

    http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nursin...0Report-RN.pdf
    Hey what school did you choose?
  10. by   mmcc01
    Quote from madonnaca8430
    Omg Seton Hall and Georgian Court us really low
    Exactly! I was so excited about attending Seton Hall until I saw that percentage. I chose Rutgers. It's going to take me a little longer to graduate because Rutgers' program is so popular that they don't allow transfers directly into the program so I have to take 24 credits at the school of arts and sciences and then transfer school to school, but I'm happy with my decision.

    I have always heard that Seton Hall has an excellent reputation, especially because, if I'm not mistaken, it is actually the oldest nursing school in NJ, but with pass rates like that I can't imagine that reputation is going to last much longer.

    I'm not positive, but I think that maybe those percentages are based on people who passed the NCLEX on their first try, and there is nothing wrong with having to take it more than once, but for me, I want to be as confident and prepared as possible for passing the boards as soon as possible, and most of all I really want to be as confident as possible once it is time to find a job. I've heard a lot of complaints about the faculty and overall program at SHU. For all that money, there shouldn't be any complaints and more people should be able to pass on their first try. Just my opinion.
  11. by   notnursezelda
    I applied, none the less, whats 50 dollars for an application. At least I will have that option, if worst comes to worst.

    Thanks to everyone for the advice
  12. by   madonnaca8430
    Quote from mmcc01
    Exactly! I was so excited about attending Seton Hall until I saw that percentage. I chose Rutgers. It's going to take me a little longer to graduate because Rutgers' program is so popular that they don't allow transfers directly into the program so I have to take 24 credits at the school of arts and sciences and then transfer school to school, but I'm happy with my decision.

    I have always heard that Seton Hall has an excellent reputation, especially because, if I'm not mistaken, it is actually the oldest nursing school in NJ, but with pass rates like that I can't imagine that reputation is going to last much longer.

    I'm not positive, but I think that maybe those percentages are based on people who passed the NCLEX on their first try, and there is nothing wrong with having to take it more than once, but for me, I want to be as confident and prepared as possible for passing the boards as soon as possible, and most of all I really want to be as confident as possible once it is time to find a job. I've heard a lot of complaints about the faculty and overall program at SHU. For all that money, there shouldn't be any complaints and more people should be able to pass on their first try. Just my opinion.
    Rutgers told me they don't except outside transfers and I felt it was a waste of time for me to take classes at RU in hopes to get accepted into the program. I would rather go to a school where I can start right away since I will be obtaining my assocuates in May
  13. by   bluebell2014
    Not sure which program you guys are considering...I was recently accepted at Seton Hall, for their direct entry MSN/CNL...program...I figured since I already have a Bs and MPH, why go back for another BSN....there are scholarships and grants available....just have to do the research.....yes the program is expensive, it's a private school...they can also rank up the price because there aren't many other program like it in the state....for the Direct entry msn/cnl program the pass rate is at 91% for the NCLEX-rn....exam...the program director told me that ...and she said it's based on first time pass rate....so the overall percentage could be higher....maybe you call the school and get direct information instead of assuming.....not defending the school...but just do the research...
  14. by   tellio015
    Quote from bluebell2014
    Not sure which program you guys are considering...I was recently accepted at Seton Hall, for their direct entry MSN/CNL...program...I figured since I already have a Bs and MPH, why go back for another BSN....there are scholarships and grants available....just have to do the research.....yes the program is expensive, it's a private school...they can also rank up the price because there aren't many other program like it in the state....for the Direct entry msn/cnl program the pass rate is at 91% for the NCLEX-rn....exam...the program director told me that ...and she said it's based on first time pass rate....so the overall percentage could be higher....maybe you call the school and get direct information instead of assuming.....not defending the school...but just do the research...
    I have an interview for seton hall next week and was wondering if you recall your experience with the interview and if there is anything you can share? also if you went with seton hall and how do u like it. Btw I applied for the MSN/CNL program. Thnx!

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