Hello everyone and thanks for reading this, I recently got accepted to the UIC Chicago campus Fall 2013. I was wondering does any one know anything about the UIC program, I know it is ranked number 1 in the state and top 5 in the nation, but does any one know more about the program. For example, I know the program is a Mon-Firday 9-4pm class and clinical schedule and the lowest grade a student can get is a B, meaning no C's, which is fine since I have always been a almost straight A student. I also heard that the program is extremely intense, UIC takes the best of the best and only about half will graduate, and during the school year student really don't have any social life and I was told only sleep 5hr a day if lucky. They also dont work because with class, clinics and studying there is no time. I have friends who are current nursing student and graduates of other programs and their social life and sleeping patterns are very similar, but most have some kind of a part time job. I am more then willing to sacrifice the next two years to the program. I was wonder what are the teachers like, the environment and also since no C's are allowed are there any curves.
I was also accepted to Saint Xavier University Nursing Program and I am looking into SXU. I have a few friends who are students at SXU and who graduated and they told me the program is also intense, but it is a extra semester longer then UIC and you can take summer classes which allows you to balance your schedule and have a little free time. I was wonder does any one have any more info about UIC program, Thanks