Hey all. I am in the program as well - I started in May. The interview is a piece of cake... just why nursing, why this school, etc. They try to keep it very low key and they absolutely do not want you to be uncomfortable. If you're coming to campus for it, I would recommend business casual - no suit is needed.
The financial aid works like any other financial aid. Submit your FAFSA and call the school and make sure it is for the correct year. It's a little funky since you're starting in the summer. So far I've had no issues with my aid and I've just had my refund checks applied to the next semester. PS: LOOK AT THE SCHOLARSHIPS
and APPLY - even if you don't think it pertains to you. I was able to get a $10,000 scholarship
through the school that is helping SO MUCH!
Rent is not too bad - esp. if you stay in Delhi, which is ideal, because that will have you close to the school and pretty close to all of your clinical rotations. I would say $500 or so for a one bedroom? Maybe even less?
Get all of your immunizations as soon as possible. We've had a lot of issues with this and some people are going to be excused from the program because of it - and it's the second semester! The Hep B series takes a while so if you don't have it, you'll want to go ahead and start it ASAP. I didn't get accepted until December of 2011 so I was rushing to get everything complete. They don't budge on the immunizations - they are a must have. Also, do your CPR and all of that. That is the best way to start out on the right foot. Otherwise, once you get your preassignments (should come in Aprilish), get started on those because once you hit class, you're off and running. No time to play catch up in a program like this!
Good luck to you all! Let me know if you have any more questions.