Kaplan University ASN program - page 3

by robincosmo | 15,528 Views | 33 Comments

Is anyone enrolled in (or has heard of )Kaplan University's online ASN program? According to the school, the courses are taught online and the clinicals are done in the South Florida area. This program is new (provisional status... Read More


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    I personally dont like it, and would not recommend it to anyone, they are very disorganized and furthermore the first class to take the NCLEX 4 of 8 passed giving them a 50% passing rate. At this point i'm not sure if the program will get accredited.
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    Quote from bout2beeAnurse
    I personally dont like it, and would not recommend it to anyone, they are very disorganized and furthermore the first class to take the NCLEX 4 of 8 passed giving them a 50% passing rate. At this point i'm not sure if the program will get accredited.

    WOw that's interesting! Besides being disorganized, do you feel you are getting the training/education required? Have you started you clinicals yet? How are they....was told it's offered only on weekends...well Saturdays to be exact. Are the clinicals real-life learning experience?

    I'm hoping to start at the end of this month...I am still waiting on my official acceptance into their program.

    I really hope that once I do get in, the program is a ALOT better and finally gets the accreditation needed!!
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    The clinicals are only offered on saturdays and sundays. And what you learn in the clinicals is really based on what type of patients are in the hospital, one day it could be very busy and you get to experience alot where on some days you might not even get a patient at all.

    As far as the education provided, because the program is mostly online, its really up to you to put in the effort into your studies if you want to suceed.
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    Quote from bout2beeAnurse
    The clinicals are only offered on saturdays and sundays. And what you learn in the clinicals is really based on what type of patients are in the hospital, one day it could be very busy and you get to experience alot where on some days you might not even get a patient at all.

    As far as the education provided, because the program is mostly online, its really up to you to put in the effort into your studies if you want to suceed.

    OK, well this is definitely helpful information. How's the actual work-study load, papers, exams, tests quizzes,lectures? Any actual labs?

    I will be working full-time and going to school, hope I can manage. I need to make excellent grades.

    Do you feel you will be academically ready to NCLEX?

    Sorry for all the questions, there is very little information about KU ASN program and not many blogs/forums where people are talking about it.

    Thanks!!!!!
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    Wow I am actually leaning more towards accelerated BSN, but I hope they are to make things better and get accredited for everyone who's going theres sake! Doesn't sound like they have things very under control. Good luck to you guys! Do you know when the next start date is? When I talked to someone they said they haven't been told yet?!?! Seems odd!
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    Probably sometime Jan 11. This year's 2010 starts 9/22. I would try in late Oct early Nov. They would have a firm date then.
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    I have been in this program & would not reccomend it to my worst enemy! We just got a new chairman and so far its been a living nightmare. He changes thing in the middle of the semester such as grading scale, clinical days, and lab hours. Sometimes we only get a few days notice. He also even extended this semester & said that we might even have to sit out a semester due to not having a clinical site for us. On top of all that you are paying 30,000 + for a school that is not accrediated and only has a 50% pass rate. I joned this program because it was marketed as an ADN program for people who work full-time & have a family. Well now that has even changed and we are also required to go to labs on the week days now. Also, some clinical site next semester maybe only be offered on week day. A lot of people have been dropping out of this program lie flies do to the recent last minute changes that occured in the last two months. This has caused me and other students a lot of stress that I won't even go into!
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    Any one considering going to kaplan pls dont i myself am going to kaplan university and im going through hell and back with this program, I regret the day I signed up to this program, no one cares what you learn, and what you dont learn. And there are NO TEACHERS, those who carry this title only grade but wont consider you if you need help understanding a subject. Save yourself this heart ache. Not only that but look up for all their legal problems, and their passing rate keeps dropping last time I heard it was a 30% passing rate so STAY AWAY!!!!!
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    For all who are thinking of doing Kaplan's ADN online program.... I am currently enrolled and regret it. It's a new program that is on probation because their students have a hard time passing the NCLEX. Basically you are teaching yourself. It's online and you better study because the only thing you will learn is what the book teaches you. The program is very unorganized. They are constantly changing things to "help", but all it does is overwhelm you. I enrolled in Kaplan's ADN program because it was advertised as an online program for working adults. However..... the staff does not agree. They say this is nursing school and to h$$$ with your job. They put a lot of focus on practice nclex tests which is nice but I would rather learn nursing and focus on the nclex when I get to that time. Mind you I drive from Homestead to Ft. Lauderdale to these classes and I really wish I would have stayed local. It is not worth my headache.

    To all aspiring nursing students. Just sacrifice the job and go to class. You cannot learn nursing online.
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    I hope you didn't do it.... Try Barry University, or Nova, or FIU. Anywhere BUT Kaplan....


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