Has anyone heard of the new BSN program that is starting this Fall at Herzing University? I went to the nursing information meeting. I'm frustrated with the local technical college and have satt and waited already for 2 semesters and will possibly have to wait for another 4 semesters before my petition is accepted. I've been done with all my course work at the local technical college and am disheartened by having to sit and wait for so long to start the core nursing program. So I applied for the career-focused BSN program at Herzing. Herzing is regionally accredited, but the nursing program doesn't have the specialized accredition because it's my understanding the BSN program is brand new and will have to wait until the first graduating class to graduate the program and take the RN-NCLEX and have a high pass rate to be considered for the specialized accreditation. I understand that. Has anyone else applied for this Fall or for Jan 2011 start? It's expensive, but it is for a BSN and some career-focused ADN programs and non-profit, private ADN programs are very expensive and you will only have an ADN. Does anyone have any input? I'm at a stand still at what to do and I am tired of sitting and waiting to start the nursing core program at the local technical college. And, I do like the fact that you can complete the BSN program at Herzing in 8 semesters. Thank you.
Aug 15, '10
I don't go there myself, but from what I've heard it seems unorganized so far, but that I'm sure comes from being a brand new program. Have you considered UW-Parkside/Milwaukee or Alverno? I'm not sure of your situation but UW-Parkside/Milwaukees BSN program there isn't a waitlist and the tuition isn't bad but it's very competitive to get in...But I know people that have taken their pre-reqs at the local tech school then applied to clinicals at UWP/UWM and got in. I also know people who didn't get in who went to Alverno because although it's expensive, there isn't a waitlist and it isn't very hard to get in I've heard. However I've also heard they've had problems with NCLEX pass rates but I'm not sure how true that is...
If I hear anything about the Herzing program Ill let you know! I live in the area and I'm curious about it myself, I'm applying to clinicals for fall 2011 at UWM and if I don't get in I might look at Herzing
I would also say it probably depends whether or not you plan on being a nurse out of state or not. It's my understanding (but I might be wrong) that since it is accredited by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing, but not nationally accredited yet that you would only be able to be an RN in wisconsin. But I'm not positive, so that's something to check into too
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