Aria School of Nursing September 2012 - page 6

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. Visit  awarren808 profile page
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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.
  2. Visit  simplyblessed profile page
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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.
  3. Visit  AspiringNurse_Amber profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  awarren808 profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  chuckster profile page
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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!
  6. Visit  Palexander3512 profile page
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    I currently attend BCC and I also applied to Aria in the fall. I have an associates in Science from CCC so all my pre reqs are completed. I also took the TEAS, they were based off of a 12th grade curriculum so if you can remember that far back you should be fine lol. Just kidding it was fairly easy I didn't study at all and scored Proficient but I'm thinking of retaking it to increase my chances. I would suggest using a study guide and doing a practice test but don't sweat it too much. You'll do fine. I've given up on being nervous because I know I won't get in. I didn't get into Gynedd Mercy so I figure the same will be for Aria. I've decided to just do an LPN program and work my way up.
  7. Visit  simplyblessed profile page
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    Quote from chuckster
    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!
    I want to be a neonatal nurse practitioner, so going for my BSN is not even an option, it's an absolute must! I'm so sorry to hear that about the current situation for ADN and diploma nurses right now. The Helene Fulde school that used to work in conjunction with Camden County College closed and now the waiting list for Our Lady of Loures is ridiculously big. I was told they are now accepting applications for 2014! I can only pray that after waiting that long, they graduates of 2016 will have jobs.
  8. Visit  simplyblessed profile page
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    Quote from awarren808
    @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.
    I had no clue about the loan forgiveness program! I tried to look up more information about it but wasn't able to find it, could you send me the link, I would like to read up on that?!
  9. Visit  simplyblessed profile page
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    Quote from Palexander3512
    I currently attend BCC and I also applied to Aria in the fall. I have an associates in Science from CCC so all my pre reqs are completed. I also took the TEAS, they were based off of a 12th grade curriculum so if you can remember that far back you should be fine lol. Just kidding it was fairly easy I didn't study at all and scored Proficient but I'm thinking of retaking it to increase my chances. I would suggest using a study guide and doing a practice test but don't sweat it too much. You'll do fine. I've given up on being nervous because I know I won't get in. I didn't get into Gynedd Mercy so I figure the same will be for Aria. I've decided to just do an LPN program and work my way up.
    You never know what will happen, just because one school didn't accept you, doesn't mean the next one won't. The same will apply after you graduate, you may have to apply to a few jobs before you get hired, or you may be lucky and get hired at the first place you try. The point is that your attitude matters. Try to stay positive! Hopefully things will pan out for you this time.
  10. Visit  Palexander3512 profile page
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    Quote from simplyblessed
    You never know what will happen, just because one school didn't accept you, doesn't mean the next one won't. The same will apply after you graduate, you may have to apply to a few jobs before you get hired, or you may be lucky and get hired at the first place you try. The point is that your attitude matters. Try to stay positive! Hopefully things will pan out for you this time.
    Thanks I will try to stay positive and in any case I have my back up plan set up so yea Im sure ill be fine. Thanks
  11. Visit  awarren808 profile page
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    @simply blessed the school must taken the loan forgiveness info off the website. I saw it when I applied in August. If a student maintained a 3.5 gpa and work for at least one year at aria u would be eligible for loan forgivness. I can't remember the amount.
  12. Visit  simplyblessed profile page
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    @ awarren, thanks for looking. I thought I must have been overlooking it. Hopefully they are still running the program. I'm surprised at the one year commitment, Underwood Memorial Hospital in South Jersey used to do a similar program but you were required to stay with them for two years. It just shows how much times have changed, my friends mom went to work there as a new grad like 3 years ago and they even had a $5,000 bonus for that two year commitment! But unfortunately they are not doing it anymore at the moment.
  13. Visit  awarren808 profile page
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    @simplyblessed I know some the other students were talkng about Aria eventually becoming a BSN program and phasing out the diploma option. Did you hear anything about when? Also, I was hoping for the loan forgiveness program too. For the experience!


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