Hospital Diploma Programs in VA - page 3

Hi, I'm trying to find more information on hospital-based nursing schools in Virginia. From this site, I gather that there are only a handful of these schools left in the state. The ones I am... Read More

  1. Visit  lily0625 profile page
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    Re: Hospital Diploma Programs in VA
    Hello,

    I am currently a student PN. I am very interested in Riverside's evening & weekend RN program. I have a few questions:

    1. What is the homework load like? Is it doable for someone working full-time?

    2. What are the instructors like? Good, bad, okay?

    3. What is the overall experience like?

    4. How hard is it to maintain a high GPA there?

    Any current students out there???

    Any other random or specific commentary about your actual experiences there???

    Hi There~
    I am currently attending the E/W program over at Riverside & I really like it so far. I decided on Riverside since there is no way I can quit my FT job to go to school, and Riverside is the only program in the area that offers a night and weekend program. I just started (Jan 2009) but so far, it seems to be a really good school with good instructors, etc. I am currently working full time too, and I will admit, it is hard to keep up with everything, but it is doable :smilecoffeeIlovecof . Most (if not everyone) in my class also works FT and/or has children at home. The grading scale is much harder than regular college classes-at Riverside anything below a 79.5 is considered failing-but most nursing schools grading scales are pretty tough. Since it is a hospital based program, all of our clinicals are (mostly) at Riverside Regional. All and all I'm very glad that I decided to attend Riverside, they have a high NCLEX pass rate as well. Please feel free to ask me any more questions you may have and good luck to you!!
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  2. Visit  lily0625 profile page
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    Quote from AnnieMae*
    Hello,

    I am currently a student PN. I am very interested in Riverside's evening & weekend RN program. I have a few questions:

    1. What is the homework load like? Is it doable for someone working full-time?

    2. What are the instructors like? Good, bad, okay?

    3. What is the overall experience like?

    4. How hard is it to maintain a high GPA there?

    Any current students out there???

    Any other random or specific commentary about your actual experiences there???
    Hi There~
    I am currently attending the E/W program over at Riverside & I really like it so far. I decided on Riverside since there is no way I can quit my FT job to go to school, and Riverside is the only program in the area that offers a night and weekend program. I just started (Jan 2009) but so far, it seems to be a really good school with good instructors, etc. I am currently working full time too, and I will admit, it is hard to keep up with everything, but it is doable :smilecoffeeIlovecof . Most (if not everyone) in my class also works FT and/or has children at home. The grading scale is much harder than regular college classes-at Riverside anything below a 79.5 is considered failing-but most nursing schools grading scales are pretty tough. Since it is a hospital based program, all of our clinicals are (mostly) at Riverside Regional. All and all I'm very glad that I decided to attend Riverside, they have a high NCLEX pass rate as well. Please feel free to ask me any more questions you may have and good luck to you!!
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  3. Visit  AnnieMae* profile page
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    lily0625, Thank you for the information.
  4. Visit  lauralauranurse profile page
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    i think i may have commented previously on the SRMC diploma program, but i'll comment here again, too. ..

    i started the LPN to RN program in January 2008 and it was a good program from what i got to experience. the LPN to RN class was online with clinicals being at the end so the instructors could decide where to place you in the program. i was unable to finish the course d/t financial issues, but will start again in August 2009, and am looking forward to it! all of the staff there has been very helpful and friendly.
  5. Visit  lauralauranurse profile page
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    also, the only other diploma program i know about is the bon secours one -- i've known several people who have graduated from it. they said it was tough (what RN program isn't?), but they said they enjoyed it. i went to a fundraiser not too long ago for bon secours nursing students to go to guatemala for a missions trip and all the instructors and students seemed to really enjoy the program.

    i got into the program, but ended up going with SRMC instead .. just seemed a bit more user-friendly if you will.
  6. Visit  Chocolate_Gizmo profile page
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    lily0625, did you have to wait long after you applied to Riverside??
  7. Visit  lily0625 profile page
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    It wasnt a long wait at all. Most of the time, they have new classes starting in January and again in July/August (depending on if you are applying for Evening/Weekend or Day Division). I applied to the E/W division in September, and I was admitted to start in the following January. Some students in my class didnt apply until later and were still able to start in January. Hope this helps.
  8. Visit  svsuhockeymom profile page
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    Thanks for the info! Does anyone know of any hospital based programs in the michigan/ohio area? I have 5 kids in college and, quite honestly, don't have the money to re-take a bunch of nursing classes I already passed. (I mean reallly! How much can Anatomy change? Unless humans are sprouting additional organs I don't know about!)
  9. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    You might have better luck checking in the Michigan and Ohio nursing program forums. As far as I know, no knew organs have been discovered! Except maybe that one that makes us eat McDonald's fries against all better judgment. Good luck!!

    MI Nursing Programs Discussion - Nursing for Nurses
    OH Nursing Programs Discussion - Nursing for Nurses
  10. Visit  ek1028711 profile page
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    Hi I'm interested in Hospital Diploma programs,in Northern VA,or nursing scholarship programs,that will pay my tutitution etc. RN ,give them a work committement Either in Nova or DC or Md , the othr programs in riverside is too far for me! Thanxs for asst.
  11. Visit  registerednursing profile page
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    If you complete the LPN program at Riverside Hospital Nursing School and work a year at Riverside as an LPN, can you apply to the LPN-RN bridge program without prerequisites or do you still have to complete them at community college to take chemistry, microbiology, and human anatomy I & II?
  12. Visit  Soon2bMrsHess profile page
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    SRMC does have tuition payments. it starts after your second semseter though


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