St joseph hospital school of nursing.

  1. 0 Hello everyone, I am new allnurses.com. I am glad to see that there is a site where I can communicate with nurses from all over. I have a question. I recently applied to St joseph Hospital school of nursing located at 8th girard ave in philadelphia, PA. It is an accelerated one year RN program. I am somewhat concerned because I don't know much about the school. They don't even have a website. I wm currently working on prequisites to start the program in november. It is fairly new and just opened up about three years ago. I would love to get the input of someone that knows about the program or has graduated from it...thanks a lot.
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  4. Visit  Deucedst} profile page
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    Hello
    I can understand that you feel nervous. I have not heard anything good about that program. I was told by a current student attending the program that it is very disorganized. Some of the students are afraid that they are not learning enough to be safe in a hospital setting let alone to pass the boards. Lastly, the St. Joe's student was told that out of 60 students, only 4 people took the boards and only 1 passed.
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    I appreciate your input. Thats what I was afraid of.....
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    Hello
    I can understand that you feel nervous. I have not heard anything good about that program. I was told by a current student attending the program that it is very disorganized. Some of the students are afraid that they are not learning enough to be safe in a hospital setting let alone to pass the boards. Lastly, the St. Joe's student was told that out of 60 students, only 4 people took the boards and only 1 passed.

    So St. Joe's Hospital only graduated 4 students out of the 60 in the program?!? Am I understanding that correctly?
  7. Visit  Deucedst} profile page
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    I think that they graduated the entire 60 people.....however....only the 1 passed the boards on the first try.....out of the 4 ......
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    Hi, I know 3 students that graduated from that school, it was disorganized, however I graduated from a well known college and it was also disorganized at times. They were all in the first class;The program just started so there are going to be kinks. As my friend checked online there were a number of people in her program that passed the boards and are currently practicing. There are pros and cons to any program, a larger college you may pass the first time but you will pay loans for the rest of your life. I beleive its what you make of it, get experience at your clinicals, study hard I am sure you will do fine.Good Luck!
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  9. Visit  Deucedst} profile page
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    I hope everyone understands that I am in no way bad mouthing the program. I was only giving information based on what I heard about the program.
    I wish luck to anyone who plans to attend there.
  10. Visit  canwaittobeanurse} profile page
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    I WAS IN THE FIRST CLASS NO I DON'T PASS ON MY FIRST TRY, BUT I DID PASS. ANY PROGRAM YOU ATTEND WILL BE FLAWS. I LOVED ST JOSEPHS PROGRAM THE SCHOOL IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT. BY TE WAY I HAVE A WONDERFUL JOB AT HAHNEMANN INN I KNOW MY STUFF.
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    Quote from canwaittobeanurse
    I WAS IN THE FIRST CLASS NO I DON'T PASS ON MY FIRST TRY, BUT I DID PASS. ANY PROGRAM YOU ATTEND WILL BE FLAWS. I LOVED ST JOSEPHS PROGRAM THE SCHOOL IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT. BY TE WAY I HAVE A WONDERFUL JOB AT HAHNEMANN INN I KNOW MY STUFF.
    Hi Can'twaittobeanurse,
    Congrats on getting a job at Hahn. I just want to say again I was only giving information that was given to me by a current St. Joe's student.
    Congrats again:-)
  12. Visit  DenisDoc7} profile page
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    hi, i have been trying to get a website for this program my mom told my wife about because my wife was interested in doing the one year program there. what usually takes 2-2.5 years somewhere else, is great. my questions are : 1. what is the tuition?
    2. what is the schedule like?
    3. what prerequisites are there? entrance exam,etc..etc..
  13. Visit  toya0419} profile page
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    Hi, There is no website for St Joseph's so the best way to get information about the school is to call the school directly at 215 787 2323. I believe the school hours are 7:30-8:30 mon-fri. cost is 23,000 for the year They do require several prerequsites english I and II, sociology, chemistry, algerbra, anatomy I and II, microbiology, nutrition. As was told that anatomy II and microbiology can be taking while in the program, but I think that soon may change because I think they have a new dean... The program is 12 months feb to feb and you get a diploma in nursing...I was also told that they have a bridge program with drexel for BSN...i hope this helps
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  14. Visit  MrsJersey} profile page
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    I am in the process of submitting my application sometime this week. The application fee is a bit hefty ($150) and the tuition is $23,000 for the entire program. But when you take into account that it is a very small school (60 students p/yr) they have to make income appear from somewhere. I just like that the program takes one year to complete which is such a plus to me. I called the enrollment manager Bill Deane and he was very straight forward and answered all of my questions. Wish me luck!!
  15. Visit  toya0419} profile page
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    The application fee is a little pricey, but I guess it's worth it if you get in. Has anyone else submitted an application for the 2009 class? I was wondering if anyone has gotten a call back for an interview....Also I was wondering what were peoples plans for paying the 23,000 tuition and surviving the year without working.


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