Keiser University for Nursing??? - page 2

Hi. I am new to Florida. I am a LVN/LPN with a license from California. The process to to get my license transferred has be a hassle. While looking for jobs, I wasn't finding anything I wanted, but I... Read More

  1. by   Ped12345
    BUMP! I am trying to decide whether or not to attend a community college for an ASN (24 months) or pay 25k more and attend Keiser's accelerated BSN program (16 months...they have just been cleared for this program). My only worry is that I do already have some student debt and worried about their reputation, so was just wanting to get some feedback from people about their experience and ability to find a job after graduating. Thanks so much for any info!
  2. by   stephalina6
    I had a great experience with Keiser in Tampa. For me, personally, it was worth to pay the extra to get in and start right away vs having to play the waiting game with a community college and their application process. Keiser in Tampa goes by an interview process ... don't get me wrong, they do have waiting lists if there are a lot of people that apply at once but they do not select students JUST by GPA/TEAS scores. I graduated in December '14, passed NCLEX Jan '15 and was hired on at a hospital and started March '15. When applying to jobs as a new nurse I highly highly highly recommend applying to internship programs within that hospital. You may be tied to a 2yr contract but it will be worth it. If I had the choice between BSN with an extra $25k in debt or ASN I would go with the BSN route ... you'll be done faster with a higher education, you will be more "marketable" when applying to jobs when you can add BSN to your resume, and it will save you TIME not having to go back for your BSN because TIME = MONEY!! In the end you'll find what works best for you and I wish you all the best!
  3. by   Ped12345
    Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm so glad that you had a great experience at Keiser. I am still up in the air as to which school I'm going to chose but leaning towards Keiser, so it's great to hear that you had a good experience. Thanks again!
  4. by   doreenstarr75
    Quote from stephalina6
    I had a great experience with Keiser in Tampa. For me, personally, it was worth to pay the extra to get in and start right away vs having to play the waiting game with a community college and their application process. Keiser in Tampa goes by an interview process ... don't get me wrong, they do have waiting lists if there are a lot of people that apply at once but they do not select students JUST by GPA/TEAS scores. I graduated in December '14, passed NCLEX Jan '15 and was hired on at a hospital and started March '15. When applying to jobs as a new nurse I highly highly highly recommend applying to internship programs within that hospital. You may be tied to a 2yr contract but it will be worth it. If I had the choice between BSN with an extra $25k in debt or ASN I would go with the BSN route ... you'll be done faster with a higher education, you will be more "marketable" when applying to jobs when you can add BSN to your resume, and it will save you TIME not having to go back for your BSN because TIME = MONEY!! In the end you'll find what works best for you and I wish you all the best!
    Are classes at keiser university really monday thru Friday 8-4pm? Thks
  5. by   DigTox
    I've completed my pre reqs at Keiser Orlando. I've had a great experience overall. I'm hoping to start their nursing program this spring. They are well respected by Florida Hospital and complete their clinicals there. They have small class sizes 24 people per class. Accredited by SACS. I get a 25% discount because of my employer plus a academic scholarship. That takes $6,000 off the top. The nursing program itself is about 16,000 inclusive not including any grants or scholarships.
  6. by   deborahstokes
    I am looking into the Keiser Flagship location in West Palm beach. As I will be relocating all the way from Pennsylvania. Does anyone have any experience with this location?
  7. by   aelthe
    This is a long shot since this post is so old but I am trying to find nursing alumni from Keiser. Did you graduate from there? I have some questions.
  8. by   aelthe
    I am looking to speak to Keiser alumni. I have some questions about the school and would like to speak to someone who has actually graduated from the nursing program. Thanks in advance.
  9. by   aelthe
    Hello, I am looking for Keiser nursing alumni. I have some questions about the nursing program. Thanks!
  10. by   DigTox
    Hi ! I just graduated from KU Orlando ! What questions do you have ?
  11. by   aelthe
    I am nervous about applying because I am not sure if the school is reputable or just a money maker. Were you able to pass your NCLEX?
  12. by   DigTox
    It's reputable. Expensive yes. Very good program. The most hands on clinical hours in Orlando I believe (out of UCF, Valencia, Seminole State). I believe what happens is the other schools use more sim hours as clinical hours than we did. I'm not sure of the number. Just something we were told to make sure we said in our interviews because we used very few sim days to make up for clinical hours to meet the requirements. We use ATI all throughout the program and had a 3 day live review at the end of the program as well as NCLEX prep w a live coach who provides focused reviews. We also too a comprehensive predictor we are expected to get w 94% or higher which is equivalent to our pass rate percentage for NCLEX on the first try. I applied to take my NCLEX last week haven gotten an ATT yet
  13. by   oomelissa03
    Hi did you like your experience at keiser overall? were the teachers helpful and wanted to see you succeed or was it just a money school ? Also which location is best the tampa or the clearwater campus ? i'am so nervous because I don't know which route to take within schools because some people tell me it's good and others hated the program that they went to go get help from HCC please help thank you

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