St. Joseph's at Fatima?
- 0Nov 28, '08 by 48mysticHi All -
I live on the MA/RI line and I'm looking into pretty much any affordable nursing school in the area. I put in an application for St. Joe's program but really don't know very much about it. I have tried calling a couple of times but never get a real person on the phone. Has anyone gone through their program? I am wondering how competitive it is to get in...? It seems that every school gets 10 times more applications than they have seats around here. Any info would be helpful. Thanks!
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- 1Nov 28, '08 by RhodyGirl, RNHi Mystic!
St Joe's is a good diploma program, but is competitive just like every other school around here (and across the country for that matter). SJ's does have a very good reputation, and their program is supposedly very clinical focused. I would try applying to any school you can. It's competitive everywhere and the more apps you have out, the better chance you have to get in somewhere. I believe that with out economy in the toilet, more people will be looking into nursing for it's more stable (compared to other careers) career qualities. If you have questions about other schools please ask.....and also, I believe there is a member named Suzy on the boards who graduated from St Joes. Maybe she'll pop in here!
- 1Nov 28, '08 by 48mysticThanks for the reply! I have an app out to BCC, UMD and now St. Joe's. CCRI has too many pre-reqs just to apply.
I think you're right about the economy driving people back to continue their educations though...I know that CCRI has seen a huge increase in enrollment.
- 1Dec 16, '08 by NSALVADOREHi there!
I go to St. Joes! I'm a freshman, just finished my first semester!!
It is an AWESOME program!! I love it so far!! I believe they are taking applications until April/May! I know it's a long time!!
If there is anything specific you'd like to know please feel free to ask :wink2:
- 1Jan 4, '09 by 48mysticThanks for replying NSalvador!
Wow that is a long application window. I just checked their site and they're taking them until March. Do you remember when you got your acceptance letter? I did well on the HESI (between 90 and 94) for reading, vocab, math and grammar and I have a BS in business. I'm hoping those things help me out....
Can you tell me what the schedule is like? I know it's a day program but that's about all the site lists as far as scheduling goes. Thanks again!
- 1Jan 7, '09 by NSALVADOREI think I got the acceptance letter in April, it was very soon after!
As for the schedule.. It changes a little bit but my first semester the schedule was M lecture 8:30-11:30, T lecture 12:30-3:30, W nursing lab, Th nursing lab/pick up assignment for clinical, F Clinical 8-3 ... Groups alternated Thurs/Fri Clinical ... The labs aren't always on those days, they change sometimes.
This semester Lecture Mon and Tues 8-11:30, Wed pick up assignment, Clinical Thurs and Fri. We still have labs but on the weeks we have labs we have off of clinicals.
It sounds confusing but you get your schedule at the start of the semester and it all comes together quickly!!
I hope that was helpful!! Don't hesitate if you have any more questions!