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Catholic University of America - Washington, DC

Specializes in Geriatrics.

I just received the letter of acceptance from the CUA and am really excited to start. Has anyone attended this university? What was your experience? How difficult is the program? How good are the professors? Share your thoughts, experiences, and advice.

I was recently accepted to both Catholic University and Marymount university. I was wondering how your experience has been with CUA and how is the program?

I have a friend who graduated from the CUA nursing program recently and all she told me was that she wouldn't recommend going there. I had looked up NCLEX pass rates a while back and I'm pretty sure CUA had a relatively low pass rate.

Also found this thread where someone mentions that their NCLEX pass rate in 2009 was 60%


Edited by leenak

Thank you for your reply and directing me to that post. I'm new to the website.


I am a CUA alumni and graduated May 2011. The program has gotten better these past few years, it was terrible for my class because we were the guinea pig. They continue to make changes with the BSN program. I would have to say that the program was neither easy nor difficult. I had a great experience overall with the school of nursing and it was even better this past two years because they now have amazing faculty members on board. The SON Undergrad Dean is very friendly and approachable, let's just say that shes the kind of person you would want to be your nurse when you get sick. She's very caring and understanding. The professors are great, I loved my clinical instructors.

Honestly, CUA is not a school to go to for nursing. CUA use to have a great reputation, but it has lost that over the years. The program is very unorganized and the dean and some professors do not care much about you as an individual. From what I heard from other class mates all of the good teachers are now gone and moved on to better opportunities. The best faculty member there is the SON undergraduate dean. I have even heard of some employers asking about the program and why it has gone down hill. I do believe the school is getting better, but there are way better schools out there to receive a better education and even at a cheaper price.


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