Aria School of Nursing September 2012 - page 17

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... Read More

  1. by   simplyblessed
    @ Ayanna, check out this link, even though the data says 2009, on my calendar it says the same thing, but it has 2010 consumer data.Financial Aid
  2. by   awarren808
    Hopefully that's true, because that has become one of my concerns. I was actually hoping the school still has the loan forgiveness program.
  3. by   PhilliesGirl05
    @ Ayanna,
    I was hoping to learn more about the loan forgiveness program also. Wouldn't that be nice if they still offered that?!

    I remember the glossy cardstock from the open house, and saw that 100% job placement as well! I am REALLY hoping that hasn't changed much since 2010.

    @ Heathersophia,
    They take your gpa from any school that you previously attend and take your prerequisites. They require your transcript from each school that you have gone to so they are able to calculate your gpa. Good luck with your application!
  4. by   simplyblessed
    @ Philliesgirl and Ayanna, I am in 100% agreement with you both. Job placement is VERY important, but the school does have some wonderful affiliations. I look at this as a two year job interview, I plan to go to clinicals as if my rent/mortgage is on the line. Out attitude is very important. I'm wrapping my faith around me like a cloak and knowing in my heart that there will be a job after graduating with that BSN and am accepting no less.
  5. by   heathersophia
    Hi simplyblessed!

    Thanks for the info..I understand that they are in the process of moving so once they are settled in there will be another info session
  6. by   FinallyRNStatus
    When I compare the amount of clinical hours to other schools I considered in CA, NJ, and PA, Aria blows the competition away (both from ADN and BSN programs). Maybe thats why job placement has been 100% in the past. If you think about it, most BSN programs don't offer more clinical hours, just more management classes. Training new grads is a big expense. If we already have more clinical training, we have a huge advantage. Plus it sounds like many of us will be pursuing our BSN right away, that also makes us more marketable.

    I also hope they still have a loan forgiveness program and 100% job placement when we graduate. I have way too much debt already, and it would be a huge help!
  7. by   AspiringNurse_Amber
    Hey ladies! Has anyone gotten the next packet in the mail yet? Probably not, but just curious. I got mail from financial aid that just has some information on it but thats it. I'm so anxious to do everything thats next like the vaccinations and such, but I guess we should really wait until we have all of that written down on paper for us. Also, I was hoping to find out more about a loan forgiveness program as well. That would be great for all of us!
  8. by   omgthedrake
    Hey Everyone! I was just going to ask too if anyone else has received the next packet...hope its soon! Also just wanted to add that I was previously in a BSN program that only had about half the clinical hours Aria offers. I am so excited to be loaded with clinical haha it is such a rush
  9. by   FinallyRNStatus
    No I haven't got a packet yet either. I want to set up appointments and my CPR certification class. I would do that now, but older posts mention that Aria has offered a CPR class at the school for $50 for new students. Does anyone know anything about that? That is cheaper than any other places I've found.
  10. by   omgthedrake
    Oh wow! That is a really good deal for a CPR class. I have to call Aria this week so I might ask about that!
  11. by   PhilliesGirl05
    I do know we need to go to the dentist and get a check up (exam, cleaning) and have proof that we had this done within the last 6 months. I just went today and got my cleaning and exam. Not sure why Aria wants this...but ya gotta do what ya gotta do! lol
  12. by   heathersophia

    Does anyone know the details about how the few classes towards the BSN setup Aria has with Penn St works? I am applying for the JAN 2013 start and was hoping someone knew more about it because I wasnt so sure
  13. by   BumbleBee477
    Hey guys, congrats on getting in!
    I am about to start 310. It goes by so fast
    @heather and everyone
    I took nursing research last semester and my teacher was the coordinator of the penn state RN to BSN program. She happily informed us that they are now starting a bachelor semester at Aria (thats what i call it). Basically if you can get all the classes Aria now offers out of the way before you graduate then after you graduate and get your RN.... You come back to Aria for one more semester, take the 4 classes you would have left and graduate w/ your BSN from Penn State at a discounted aria-students-only rate. This is different from the originial plan, which was to finish up the bachelor classes w/ penn state online. So this is great news for us. The first semester for this should start in the fall.