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I heard that the Concordia ABSN program had some major growing pains when it first started out: disorganized, clinical rotations at daycares, etc. I was wondering if it has gotten any better. 

Also, what is the religious aspect like? I know there’s some REL classes required by the university but is religion woven into the nursing material as well? To say I’m not very religious is an understatement. I want to know if I can stomach it.  Thanks!

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Hello! I'm currently in the program right and I can tell you that the program has improved a lot since it first started. As for the religion course, it depends on which one you take. There's one that gears more toward nursing and the other doesn't. You do not have to be religious to do well in the class. Feel free to DM if you have more questions.

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@tlc_nurse1 I am considering this program and was wondering if you could share a little more of your experience and perspective. I did try to DM you and it wouldn't let me for some reason. How do you find the online component to be? I have heard some not so great things about clinical rotations as well, has that aspect improved? Thank you very much for your insight 🙂

 

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@student55 I think the online component is manageable. There's are a lot of people in my cohort who are working full to part-time and they seem to be doing fine in the course. Most modules starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday, which is when your homework is due. I think the clinical rotation experience depends on your clinical instructor. I had an AMAZING instructor therefore I had a really good experience. Some of my classmates didn't have a good instructor so they didn't have a pleasant experience. Since the didactics are online, there's alot of self-taught that goes on. Sometimes the professors hold collabs (online Q&A) to help clarify concepts. I think that the program has improved tremendously since they've been accredited but there is still work that needs to be done. 

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Bump. 

Also considering Concordia because the hybrid program is beetter for me as a mom. Don’t mind the religious aspect since I am Christian. I do care about clinicals... is the peds rotation at a hospital or still in a daycare?

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kellymarie1537 has 6 years experience as a LVN.

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On 5/16/2019 at 9:34 PM, tlc_nurse1 said:

Oh, I'm so glad I found this thread! I am am set to start my pre nursing in August & ABSN hopefully in May. I started some for Summer 2nd term, but quickly dropped because I was literally thrown in the friday before the term started. 

How is your clinical schedule? They told me I'd have to show up in person 2-3 times a week. Is that true? What are the hours, etc? DM me if you are able.

When are you done with the program? 

@Intravenous-d-milo I took the religion course briefly before dropping it - New Testament - and the couple weeks of the course was pretty intense. There was something due almost daily and it's really reading heavy. There is also a 10 hour requirement for philanthropy. 

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@kellymarie1537 your first semester clinical are only 8 hours, 6/630am-2pm at a long term facility. Second semester are 12 hours AM shifts at a hospital. Third semester varies because you do have it your rotation in community and half in peds/ob. And fourth semester is 12 hours shift, the time depends on where you place for your senior practicum. During your first semester, you’re on campus a lot roughly 2-3 days a week. because they front load your lab skills. You also go on campus to take all your exams as well as SIMS. DM if you have more questions.

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@tlc_nurse1 Hey! I’m thinking of applying to the asbn program. I just sent over my transcripts. How is it for you? How’s the load? I live in California so I’m not sure what I would do. Either take our trailer up there or hotel and fly back and forth. What are people doing that are not from OR? 

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kellymarie1537 has 6 years experience as a LVN.

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27 minutes ago, Mlaybourn said:

@tlc_nurse1 Hey! I’m thinking of applying to the asbn program. I just sent over my transcripts. How is it for you? How’s the load? I live in California so I’m not sure what I would do. Either take our trailer up there or hotel and fly back and forth. What are people doing that are not from OR? 

Hi Mlaybourn,

I am taking prereqs now and @tlc_nurse1 has been most helpful! I'm responding to you because I'd be coming from California, too! The rent up there is super cheap! Concordia is 1700 for a two bedroom, Beaverton/South Portland goes from 900-1200. Depending on how the schedule is, I'm thinking of renting a place out there, too. I didn't think about a trailer, but that also sounds like good idea, too, if you can find a place to park it. 

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@kellymarie1537 Yeah I don’t know what I’ll do. Because my husband has to stay in Sacramento because he works in the Bay Area. Maybe the trailer or go back and forth depending on when we have to be there and stay in Airbnb’s and hotels. 

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kellymarie1537 has 6 years experience as a LVN.

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23 minutes ago, Mlaybourn said:

@kellymarie1537 Yeah I don’t know what I’ll do. Because my husband has to stay in Sacramento because he works in the Bay Area. Maybe the trailer or go back and forth depending on when we have to be there and stay in Airbnb’s and hotels. 

I did the calculations and airbnb and renting almost even out, if anything, renting would be cheaper and at least you have a place to leave things you'd have to otherwise lug back and forth. 

We're near each other. I'm in San Francisco, so girl, we're on the same boat. Have you started any prereqs?

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@kellymarie1537 Yes I have everything complete. I went to William Jessup University for my undergrad which is a private Christian college so I have all the classes needed.

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