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    Just wondering if there were any other HU students or Alumni's out there...
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    Didn't know they had a 2nd degree program.
    Last edit by Merovingianne on Jun 10, '05
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    They do have a 2nd degree program. But getting a hold of alive person to talk to is ridiculous. I have called HU several times wanting to talk to admisssions or someone in the nursing dept. When I get someone I say "I'd like to speak with you about the program" - their response "what do you want?". IN addittion they have lost my transcripts twice and the signature page of my application. Ridiculous.
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    I love Howard! There is a warm and friendly atmosphere and you really feel like part of a family when you go there. We do our clinicals q where: Childrens, GU, Providence etc...











    Quote from Merovingianne
    I didn't know that HU had a 2nd degree program! What is it like? Where do you do your clinicals--just at HU hospital?
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    Quote from RPCV
    They do have a 2nd degree program. But getting a hold of alive person to talk to is ridiculous. I have called HU several times wanting to talk to admisssions or someone in the nursing dept. When I get someone I say "I'd like to speak with you about the program" - their response "what do you want?". IN addittion they have lost my transcripts twice and the signature page of my application. Ridiculous.


    yea, u really have to go down there to talk to anyone. U run into those same probs at any Black College but the pros definetly outweigh the cons in my opinion...
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    hi, i am a howard alum - class of '85!!!!! i was a journalism major, worked at several papers as a photographer, but just recently went to school to become a cna. i'm so ready now for the nursing program, but i want to come back to the dc area. i live in las vegas now, hate it and was wondering if anyone knew what the starting salaries for huh rn's? also, i can't get any info from the hu human resources people who refer me to the hospital, but i can't get through to them either. any answers would be much appreciated.
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    Relocating to DC and I'm applying to the HU ARNP program, any advice or suggestions. Thanks!
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    i'm considering HU's 2nd degree program but also hear the are awful (administration) and getting through is near impossible via telephone. if it is just this hurdle to get in but once in they are great then i might be able to take it but if it's like that even when you're a student, i'll never go. HUnurse or others care to share experiences @ HU?
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    The administration there is HORRIBLE as seems to be the case at most Black Institutions. And honestly, it does not get better once you are a student there. However, I personally LOVED my experience there and the administration problems were generally only a major issue during registration time. Even still, the problems were not so great as to take away from the overall experience. PM me for more information....
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    What can I say about Howard.... My experience with them was horrible... I had applied for the Traditional program as a transfer student for the Spring of 2006, because there isnt a separate application for nursing... So after sending in my application, I call 3 weeks later just to make sure they received my application, I find out that they lost it... Mind you I fed ex'd it for the simple fact that I wanted documentation just in case they lost it...So they call me 2 weeks later, after my persistent phone calls and told me they found it...Keep in mind the deadline was Nov 1... They found my application mid Dec...School starts Jan 5th.. So when letters of notification were supposed to come out the second week of Dec.. I was stalking the mailman...Still no letter... So its 4 days before xmas, and I still dont know if I got accepted...So I call back, now they know me by name, and the Admission coordinator tells me that they had to forward my application to the nursing dept...Because now the nursing dept is screening every nursing student that comes into the school, mind you this is something NEW they started this semester.. She said to call back the next day and they should have a decision, but I prob wouldnt get accepted because they are already booked to capacity..But she told me that she could change my major and accept me into the school and once i am at howard for a semester it would be very easy to transfer into the nursing program or I could delay acceptance until the Fall 2006...I was so depressed... Im all packed and ready to go, to find out a couple of days before school is supposed to start...So I call back the next day and sure enough I wasnt accepted because they were at capacity although my gpa was a 3.8. So I call the nursing dept directly and she reinnerated the point that because they had a lot of Katrina students they were now screening everyone who came in, and they would not be accepting anymore traditional students for an entire year... So no one would be able to be accepted into the traditional program until Fall 2007 or so, also because the admissions dept already accepted freshman into the traditional program...Nor were they allowing current Howard students to transfer into the nursing program.. Which I was told by the admissions dept that I could do... But she recommended to me to try and apply to the advance program for the summer since I had finished my pre-reqs, but what baffled me is that she said she would not evaluate my transcript to let me know what would transfer, so that I would know if all my pre-reqs would transfer...And she kept telling me that there are only 20 spots.... I said to the nursing coordinator that that is not what I was told by the admissions dept, and she was like yea, they dont know yet, we are going to send them a email at the first of the year to let them know about our changes.. I was like right...The first week of Jan I got my acceptance letter... And was to threw with HU... Im glad I had a back up plan... So I decided to go to another school, because I didnt want to continue to deal with administration problems.... I guess like HU Nurse said once you get pass the administration you will be ok, because they do have a good program... And I have been to another HBCU before but it was never that bad... So if you do go to Howard, just make sure you stay on top of them, and make sure you speak directly with the nursing dept, because admissions and the nursing dept DONT COMMUNICATE.


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