Preparing for Nursing at Azusa Pacific, CA - page 3

hey. is anyone going to azusa pacific university in california? if so, any suggestions on how to prepare for the upcoming accelerated nursing program? any books you recommend?... Read More

  1. by   2bnurse_it
    hey! congrats to those who got into the EENAP program! I am a graduate of the EENAP San Diego... July 2008.

    the next graduating class is almost done and will graduate in May.

    From my experience, it was a very quick program. the faculty is great and my class was very very close. we only had 12 people in our class so being small helped. APU is well known for their nursing program and I think it is a great school to earn your nursing degree.

    I am currently working at Kaiser San Diego. 6 months as an RN! wow... it happened so fast.

    My advice to you is to study hard, make time for yourself, ask for help, enjoy your clinical experiences and MOST IMPORTANTLY.... have fun!

    best of luck to all of you!
  2. by   2bnurse_it
    Quote from theresa111
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    Thanks again for the info. Sometimes I feel like I just want to get into nursing school already, trying to picture myself actually in nursing school seems so far away.

    I'm taking micro and AP II this semester, than in the fall I need to get the ochem/biochem out of the way. Where did you take your ochem/biochem class?

    So if you graduated July 2008 when did you start? They say the program is 15 months accelerated. IF I am set to start Spring 2010, is it January 2010 - March 2011 then? Do you think it's possible to have a baby the last two semesters? I have 1 baby now and was just trying to figure out when we can have a sibling for her. Do you have any kids? IF so, how was that juggling nursing school with little ones?

    I guess I have so many questions, I'm sorry. You must be glad to be done with school but I bet it's a different experience now being out on the floor.

    By the way, did your kaiser loan pay for your entire tuition? Do you have any tips on how to get approved for the kaiser loan? It's a loan forgiveness right?

    Thanks so much and sorry for the million questions.
    hey sorry it took me awhile to respond. but no, i have no kids, but even that, i had a hard time keeping up with school work, just cause i still wanted to hang out with friends haha. but it was doable.

    with the kaiser loan, they paid about 3/4 of my tuition. I just paid off my loan that came from my pocket. but to get approved, i'm not sure. We had interviews and i'm not sure how they chose who got it.

    ANd I started May 2008 to July 2009. it was quick but sometimes it felt like forever. haha.

    good luck to you
  3. by   2bnurse_it
    Quote from adriane827
    Hello, I was wondering about the EENAP course. I just found out about it today and am upset that it's Sunday and can't call the scbhool to find out info. But just wondering, can you do the pre-reqs @ Azusa? Or do you have to go to the cc for that?
    I guess I am trying to speed things up because I am gonna be 30 this year, already have a 9 yr old, my hubby I have been married to for 2 1/2 yrs wants to have a baby and I wanna wait till I am done w/school. Any suggestions and/or answers to my other questions?'
    Thanks, I am new on here and find it so helpful!!

    I'd say do your pre-reqs at a cc because it will be CHEAPER. APU is a private school, so tuition is pretty. My sister is currently going there and prior to her "summer start" program which just started for the first time at the main campus, she did nursing prereqs there and it was still expensive.

    just to let you all know
  4. by   Halla17
    2bnurse_it & theresa111 -

    Could either or you tell me what GPA you had going in when you applied to Azusa? Also, how I would make an appointment or e-mail someone about prerequisites? I've been e-mailing several people from their website, but have heard no reply. Azusa's EENAP program is my #1 choice! I sure hope I get in ! Thank you for any advice or help you can give me!

  5. by   Liz520
    I had a 3.5 I think. Don't get too hung up on the GPA, apply anyways

    Contact Jeannie Tuckness at the main Azusa Campus, she's the go to person for EENAP

    Good luck!
  6. by   theresa111
    ucdavisstudent -

    Have you started at Azusa? How is it going so far? I start in January 2010, so if you have books you may sell, let me know.

    Do you have any information on the Kaiser Loan Forgiveness program? How many did they handout this time? did you apply and did they look for clinical/health care experience at all?

    Do you like the program so far? Any regrets?

    Sorry for the load of questions, I am so anxious to get started as I'm sure you were too...

    Thank you!!!
    Theresa











    Quote from ucdavistudent
    Hi everyone,

    I was accepted into the EENAP San Diego program for the May 11th start day. I was just recently offered this spot which opened up (I was supposed to start in the Fall in SB). So, I wanted to ask everyone about the reputation of Azusa's nursing programs. Good? How good? Pros/Cons? Also, for those who are already in the programs or graduated, what do you think about the programs? I appreciate any feedback!

    Thank you.
  7. by   Halla17
    Hi everyone! Congrats to everyone that has been accepted into APU's EENAP program! I finally sent off my application and all my final documents yesterday for their Spring 2010 San Diego EENAP program. I've heard it's full already. Is this true? If it is will they just decline my acceptance or push me to the next starting time, like Fall 2010? Does anybody have any information about this? Also, how long did it take you to find out if you've been accepted or not once all your documents were in? Sorry for all the questions. I'm extremely anxious to find out! Thank you for any help you can provide me with!
  8. by   theresa111
    Quote from Halla17
    Hi everyone! Congrats to everyone that has been accepted into APU's EENAP program! I finally sent off my application and all my final documents yesterday for their Spring 2010 San Diego EENAP program. I've heard it's full already. Is this true? If it is will they just decline my acceptance or push me to the next starting time, like Fall 2010? Does anybody have any information about this? Also, how long did it take you to find out if you've been accepted or not once all your documents were in? Sorry for all the questions. I'm extremely anxious to find out! Thank you for any help you can provide me with!

    Hi Halla17,

    You may want to call the office and see if they can give you more specifics. I'm not sure at all what happens when one semester gets full. Sorry. Hopefully someone will contact you so you have the option to choose another semester. I think it took a couple months for me because I submitted my app right before their November admissions review. I'm not sure when their admissions committee meets again. I was in your shoes when I first applied and just kept calling and contacting BJ until I got more details. I know how you feel! Hang in there, and goodluck!

    Theresa
  9. by   rterra3
    Hi everyone

    Congrats to all who made it. I am planning on applying for their BSN program. I was wondering if anyone applied to their BSN program and what your profile looks like when you applied (if you dont mind me asking)

    Congrats again to those who made it.
  10. by   theresa111
    Hi all,

    I got my letter in the mail today for the $1,000 deposit to hold my spot (I start Jan 2010). I guess the program is 4 semesters, and then you take your RN-NCLEX and are awarded the BSN, then you have the option to continue on with your masters.

    Also, I heard that the next open semester they are accepting apps for is summer 2011.

    rterra3 - my stats: 3.90 undergrad gpa, I was currently taking prereqs during my application, no medical experience just mortgage industry experience. I'm not sure what else you are looking for. My 3 recc letters were from a college classmate, a previous supervisor and a personal reference.

    Goodluck,
    Theresa
  11. by   kcmom
    Glad to hear that the Kaiser Loan Forgiveness recipients from 2008 graduations received positions. Not so in 2009 (now).
    Last edit by kcmom on Jul 2, '09 : Reason: Update
  12. by   kcmom
    The Kaiser Loan Forgiveness program is not playing out as anticipated this year. BSN grads with RN are not being offered fulltime going rate positions almost 2 months after graduation. This is quite upsetting to everyone concerned. Be cautious, be wary, ask to talk to recent recipients to see if the program works for them.
  13. by   Liz520
    I’m a scholarship recipient and am very happy with my placement; I got my first choice dept and am full time. We are paid the going rate, actually a step up on the pay scale because of our BSN. But, not all have been placed in a full time position yet. Some are part time and were told as soon as full time positions open up it will be theirs. If they can snag some OT (what’s considered OT when your part time) they could be sitting pretty. Times have really changed with the economy and yes, even in nursing. There are number of non-Kaiser scholarship recipients still looking for positions, some hospitals are not hiring at all and the positions are not as plentiful as they were 6 months to a year ago. I don’t have any doubts that they will not find positions its just not as easy anymore.

    I’m not trying to discourage anyone. I just wanted to clear up the Kaiser info. Nursing is still a great field to be in for a lot of reasons and there are jobs, its just going to take more interviews and applying than it had before the economy took a dive.

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