Aria School of Nursing September 2012 - page 7

by simplyblessed | 39,725 Views | 558 Comments

Hi all, I'm new to this site (just joined today). But I've been lurking for a few weeks. I'm applying for the Aria Health SON and would love to meet others who are applying for the September 2012 academic year.... Read More


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    For the BCLS/BLS CPR certification...You can go anywhere that follows the American Health Asssociation guidelines. I took the course at Jefferson (Jeffstat) I think it was $75. The school offers the oppurtunity to take the class at the hospital. (I'll look for my packet to see how much the school charged.) Or you can try Redcross, they were a bit more expensive than Jefferson. Just make sure you take CPR BCLS for Healthcare Providers.
    Last edit by awarren808 on Feb 29, '12 : Reason: typo
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    I must of threw the CPR letter in the trash bc I didn't need it. But the course is offered at The Wellness Department at Aria Health.
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    Are you guys able to sign into your applicant checklist? It says the site is experiencing issues.
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    @ Amber, well I'm glad you got to talk to her! The main thing is she has an idea about you, doesn't matter if it's over the phone or in person. She did say they received a little over 400 applications, so whatever little extra we do can only help.

    @ Awarren, I logged in this afternoon. Maybe it was down for a bit earlier, but it seems they fixed the issue.
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    Question for those in the Aria nursing program: Is the hospital hiring their nursing grads? If not, have there been any issues with Aria grads getting hired by other hospitals? The reason I ask is that grads from the ADN programs in the Phila area seem to be having a terrible time getting hired and I wondered if it was the same for diploma RN's.
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    @chuckster we're applying to the program. I read on the website that the hospital has a loan forgiveness employment oppurtunity for students that maintain a 3.5 gpa. But I was worried about finding a job until I got my BSN.
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    @ Chuckster, during my interview I asked the same question and was told that it's pretty hard out there for new grads across the board, but having your BSN helps. Most hospitals in the Philadelphia area are trying to go to magnet status and so they're pushing for BSN nurses. The great thing about Aria's diploma program is that they also help you get your BSN at Pennstate, because once you finish their program you only need 4 additional classes to get your BSN. If you do it full time you can knock it out in one semester.
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    Hey everyone! I logged into my checklist today and it says RAP review as of today. So this just means that they are looking at it finally right? And thank you everyone for all of your information. I will be looking into the whole CPR certification, I just dont want to begin a course on it (or however it works) and pay money if it is not the exact one that they want.
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    Yes the commitee started the decision process today. Julie called to make sure I was set to start in September. Hopefully, you guys won't be on pins and needles like I was in September. About the CPR course its a 4-6 hour class. It called CPR or BLS for Healthcare Providers.
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    Quote from simplyblessed
    @ Chuckster, during my interview I asked the same question and was told that it's pretty hard out there for new grads across the board, but having your BSN helps. Most hospitals in the Philadelphia area are trying to go to magnet status and so they're pushing for BSN nurses. The great thing about Aria's diploma program is that they also help you get your BSN at Pennstate, because once you finish their program you only need 4 additional classes to get your BSN. If you do it full time you can knock it out in one semester.
    I'd urge you to plan from the outset to get your BSN. As recently as 5 years ago, virtually 100% of the nurses graduating from CC got jobs. That percentage is way down now: In my own class from DCCC from a couple of years ago, less than 50% of us got nursing jobs and many are now unemployable as RN's because they've been out of school for too long. Good luck!


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