Quote from sprklplnty
Hi, I just received an acceptance letter from Stritch for Fall. I am very curious of what you think of the program. Any and all information would be great to hear about.
For example, how are the classes? I am attending UWM right now and am in A&P I and it is downright impossible with an awful professor. Can you give me some idea of what the content of it is/was?
I've had a really weird school year, I had transferred to MSOE in the Fall on a full scholarship only to end up hating the school so I returned to UWM. Since there is no guarantee that I will be admitted to UWM's nursing program I had applied to Stritch where there is atleast a guarantee of getting a nursing degree in a reasonable amount of time. I've lived in the area where Stritch is located for 30 years (I'm old...49)
My dilema is; do I stay at UWM and finish my BSN even though there is no guarantee of being admitted to the nursing school...OR do I accept Stritch's offer with a guarantee of getting my associates in 2.5 years and then complete my BSN which I am only about 4 classes short of.
I'd appreciate any input you have to offer and tell me how it's going for you at Stritch. I hope you are enjoying it.
Stitch is a good school and worth it for the fact that you get in and finish in a reasonable time. However I am disapointed because it is $17,000 a year and honestly I don't feel I'm getting my moneys worth. But like I said your in and then out.
I would like to give you some advice about Janet the advisor, please pay attention when you register she has a record of not telling students what they need to take example; when I was accepted for spring 03, I met with her the summer before so she could advise me on what to take at MATC in the fall that will transfer over. ok so she told me what I could take and had said don't worry about algebra. so at the end of the fall semester when it was time to go register with Janet for spring she throw me for a BIG surprise. She made me take algebra which made me a semester behind because I couldn't take A+P with out. OMG!!! Thats another $8,000 ok so why did she tell me not to worry about it, that I didn't need to take it at MATC. If she was up front with me I would have taken that at MATC that fall like I actually needed to and I would now be in my 3rd semester of the nursing program. So the whole point in me telling you this is, she has done that to tons of people. Whats happens is she takes in way too many students then when the class is filled she will trick you. If you decide you want to go please do not put off registering,its a first come, first serve. Stritch is way too small for the amount of nursing students, there is only one lecture for each class. Like only one A+P going on at a time one for a+p 1 and another for A+P 2.
anyways it is a good program the nursing instructors are very cool, I would recommend it but just watch Janet, she is the only advisor for the program so she can get tricky.
What would you be taking? Are you finished with both A+P 1 & 2?
If you need further advise I would be happy to give you more insight on the school just let me know.
Good Luck, in your decision