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Has anyone had any luck with applying at National University for their nursing program? I applied back in Oct 06 and have been waiting to hear from them. They are supposed to notify in 3 months. I... Read More

  1. by   twilight_saturn
    Prettyinpink: Thanks for sharing Glad to hear that about Mercy!!

    I really hope this makes everyone feel better!! I have not heard anything negative about NU students at all! In fact, like prettyinpink stated, we are seen as the most knowledgeable! Enjoy the journey and congrats to all who got accepted! If you didn't, don't give up!! <3
  2. by   happymommy3
    Quote from kamsmom30
    Hi Happymommy3,

    I thought you might have three kids seeing as your screen name is happymommy3 My kids are 9, 4, and 3 and they all keep me really busy! How old are yours? I have a feeling by the time we graduate things should be a little better in terms of getting a job. I agree with Prettyinpink75 in that as long as you work hard, get good grades and are passionate about it, you will find a job eventually. In completing my pre-reqs, I learned that there are A Lot of people that are choosing to go to nursing school because they are currently in a career that has been hit hard by this bad economy. There is nothing wrong with wanting a change, but I believe there is a certain passion that comes along with the desire to be a nurse, and I'm sure prospective employers can see that. Going to interviews and showing you have what it takes to be a nurse should help a little! (I hope) I have a friend who is a nurse in Texas and she said that National is a great program (everyone has their own opinion of course) it will also be a plus that we will graduate with a BSN. A few years ago a lot of people said that wether you had an RN or BSN didn't really matter, but now that so many people want to become nurses its a little more competitive out there, hopefully the BSN will be a plus on our side.
    Hi kamsmom30~

    Mine kids are 9,7, and 2--so I know what you mean when you say they keep you busy! I guess we are in the same boat with juggling school and little ones. I'm sure we can do it though!

    I've also heard that National is a great program, so I was surprised to hear some of the negative comments about it. But I definitely want honest feedback, so it is good to know what to watch out for and what to be aware of. I'm really looking forward to starting the program and I agree that the job market should be looking up by the time we graduate. Hopefully the timing will be just right for RN jobs. See ya soon!
  3. by   happymommy3
    Quote from tutubalu
    Thanks for everyones replies about the program and all the advice =] I was really exciting about NU and then I had seen the not so positive post the day after I received my acceptance letter so it kind of made me a little dissappointed. I agree that if you are dedicated and have a passion to be a nurse that you will find a job eventually. I am going to be starting in the October cohort so I look forward to seeing others there!
    Hi tutubalu~

    Conratulations on being accepted!!! I look forward to meeting you in October! I felt the same way you did when I got my acceptance letter... I was so happy to get accepted, and then I read all of the negative comments and was disappointed. I am grateful for the info though, because I want to know what I'm getting myself into before I start. I'm super happy to see all of the positive comments--they made me feel a lot better and I'm excited all over again now! Congrats again and I'll see you in October!
  4. by   happymommy3
    Thank you prettyinpink and twillight_saturn for all of your positive feedback--I feel a lot better now and I can't wait to start the program!

    Thank you also to sooperdooper, sd bookworm, and sdwannabe1, for your honest comments on your experiences with National. I definitely want to know what to expect, both positive and negative. But, in the end, National is my only option, so I'm happy to have been accepted.

    Good luck to everyone in your future as an RN. I hope this economy improves soon and that everyone finds a job quickly!
  5. by   twilight_saturn
    Hello everyone!!

    I have terrific news! The head of the department sent us an email today regarding externships at NU. The externship as some of you may know is a course. She needs to write the course, send it to the NU approval committee, then submit it to BRN for approval! She believes that this will happen by this summer!! So much for us being the only one's without an externship!!! Hooray!!!
  6. by   Murse520
    My sister graduated a few years ago from national and got a job without an externship. Just a FYI, so people don't get worked up over externships. Thanks for the info on externships possibly coming to national Twilight!
  7. by   twilight_saturn
    No problem Murse! BTW, has anyone identified themselves in class? Like hiphippo and ALIinSD? I have know idea who they are...lol!
  8. by   tutubalu
    hey...i have a quick question...i have my orientation in august, are we supposed to do anything before then like immunizations? or do we wait for the packet at orientation?
  9. by   twilight_saturn
    You will get a packet in the mail/email regarding immunizations as your orientation date approaches. Don't worry, you will have enough time...I did!
  10. by   tutubalu
    how soon after your acceptence letter do you get it?
  11. by   ExPharmaGirl
    Quote from tutubalu
    how soon after your acceptence letter do you get it?
    On your acceptance letter is the name of someone you can email for an immunization packet early. You won't get your orientation paperwork until about a month or so before your orientation. I just got mine yesterday and my orientation is June 4th for the July start. If there is not a name on your letter, PM me and I'll email you the packet so you can get started
  12. by   Elisbrasilia
    Quote from happymommy3
    Hi kamsmom30~

    Mine kids are 9,7, and 2--so I know what you mean when you say they keep you busy! I guess we are in the same boat with juggling school and little ones. I'm sure we can do it though!

    I've also heard that National is a great program, so I was surprised to hear some of the negative comments about it. But I definitely want honest feedback, so it is good to know what to watch out for and what to be aware of. I'm really looking forward to starting the program and I agree that the job market should be looking up by the time we graduate. Hopefully the timing will be just right for RN jobs. See ya soon!
    Hello happymommy3 and kamsmom,
    Congratulations on your acceptances! I also got accepted for the October cohort at NU, and am very excited to start. I read your previous posts and noticed you are moms. I too am a mother. I have two kids (3 and 1) and no idea about childcare yet.
    I am sure time will fly by and we will be in class soon. I hope to stay in touch with you guys until then, and get to know you all!
    Last edit by Elisbrasilia on Apr 29, '10
  13. by   Elisbrasilia
    Congratulation to all of you starting in October!!! Last month was the longest month ever!!! I have read all 120 something pages of this thread while waiting to come back to San Diego and check my mailbox. I was very happy to know I got accepted. It was scaring to find out that there were almost 200 applicants for this cohort.
    Anyway, thank you all for the information and feedback about the program. NU is definitely a good school, but let's keep in mind that the students are the ones who build most of the school's reputation!

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