New BSN program at Herzing University-Kenosha & Brookfield?

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    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.
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    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
    Last edit by soxgirl2008 on Aug 15, '10 : Reason: Add on
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    I'm going to Herzing in Madison, and my understanding there was that they have an RN to BSN program, but not straight to BSN program. I don't know if there's much of a difference. The associates degree program is nationally accredited with NLNAC.
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    All I have to say is what a joke!!!
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    Quote from 2banurseeven2lly
    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.

    I have been accepted to this program as well and I have the she concerns. Have you found out any more information.
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    I have also been accepted to start in Janurary or March but I am also worried about the accreditation. The addmission lady said they would have the accreditation by Janurary Feburary at the latest. I really like everything else I have heard about the program. My credits from tech college will transfer so I only need to go 6 1/2 semesters. I would graduate at Herzing about the same time as I would start clinicals at the tech school!
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    Can you say why? I have talked to a student at Herzing and she just said it was a little inorganized. But that is to be expected with them just starting out.
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    Ok a couple of years ago this happen to students who graduated from this school in Madison with ADN I believe. Google for details but what I remeber was certain places would not hire these grads such as VA, UW hospital ect, due to the school not having accrediation.
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    I would wait to make sure they get accredited. Of course they're going to tell you that they'll get accredited, but there is always the chance they won't, and that's a lot of money to spend on a school that will "probably" get accredited.I know two students who switched back to a tech school after doing a semester at herzing because it was so unorganized. One girl also complained that herzing was super super easy compared to her clinicals at the tech school. However that was a year ago, maybe things have changed.
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    Anyone have any updates that they can share?
    i am meeting an adviser next week and saw that they recently got CCNE accredited.
    I already know the fees are ridiculously high, however I already have a Bachelors in Biology and could potentially save some classes through transfer.
    I live in Illinois about 15 miles from Kenosha, so I am not exploring other programs as the commute would be too much.
    Thanks in advance


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