Brenau Part Time BSN Program

  1. Hello Everyone,

    Is there anyone here who has completed or is currently enrolled in the Brenau part time BSN program? I would love some information on how you enjoyed or are enjoying the program. Thanks so much!
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  3. by   %63theend
    If you are at all able to go f/t I would really recommend doing that instead. I looked at Brenau's program and their part time program is SOOO much longer than the f/t program. I assume you can't though and that's why you are looking at the p/t program. At any rate, I look forward to reading any responses you may get. I am considering Brenau as well for next Fall.
  4. by   Mexarican
    I just graduated from Brenau's Fulltime Day program. Maybe i can answer some questions about the E/W as well as i had and still have many friends in the PT program.

    Mex
  5. by   %63theend
    I would love to hear what you thought of the program! Tell me anything!
  6. by   Mexarican
    Quote from Robinelli
    I would love to hear what you thought of the program! Tell me anything!
    I just graduated and i enjoyed my experience at Brenau very much! We all have some complaints but overall i think it's a good program. I will be going back in the Fall for the Masters Program FNP as a direct entry. Brenau will consider your application without the one year experience requirement IF you graduate from their Bachelors program AND you have at least a 3.0. It's part-time and takes three years to complete as i now must work fulltime as an RN to make a living. I went to the fulltime day program and completed it in two years/four semesters. The E&W class takes 8 semesters (three years) to finish i believe...and that includes summer semesters as well. I think the set-up is Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring...graduation ;-) Most of my friends who are in the part-time program seem to enjoy it. I believe Lectures are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from like 6pm to 10pm and Clinicals are on the weekend Saturday & Sunday. The fulltime Day program is obviously faster in that you complete everything in four semesters, Fall, Spring, Fall, Spring. It is fulltime so you'll have to take that into account. The university provides many opportunities for financial aid and there's always loans. In my opinion you need to evaluate your goals and what you want to do in the future and what you can do right now. If you want a bachelors so you can slide right into a Master program then putting in the work right now, if possible for you, is always "easier" than trying to come back later. The reality is that most people get comfortable and get side-tracked and never finish what they set-out to do. But if GPC admits you and thats what you want then i say, go for it! It is cheaper ;-)

    I am moving str8 into my Master for that very reason. I know people would like to see an RN with at least a year experience before pursing any NP but i'm 32...and when i set out to make the sacrifice i made the committment that i would go str8 through come hell or high water. I'm in "academic mode" so I'm in a groove and school work rolls out like a charm at this point (i've been at it for five years now and jsut finished my bachelors) so whats three more years and i just don't want to run the risk of getting comfortable and then using the excuse that i don't want to go through the trouble of "starting" all that again as the reason for putting it off year after year and eventually never going back like often times happen. Feel free to PM me if you wish i can provide more information for you.

    Mex
  7. by   Marshall1
    I graduated from Brenau in 1990. Loved it.
  8. by   Charlie0413
    I am currently in the part time program and LOVE it! Yes it does take a longer time than the traditional program but if you are working or have a family it is perfect. Most semesters we take 2-3 classes at a time that are on Tues or Thurs nights plus a clinical that is on Sat and Sun. The class times are from 6-9 or 10 depending on the class. There are many people in my class thar have full time jobs and children so it is possible if you have a family you just have to be prepared to make sacrifices sometimes. Hope this helps!
  9. by   Diva2RN
    Quote from Charlie0413
    I am currently in the part time program and LOVE it! Yes it does take a longer time than the traditional program but if you are working or have a family it is perfect. Most semesters we take 2-3 classes at a time that are on Tues or Thurs nights plus a clinical that is on Sat and Sun. The class times are from 6-9 or 10 depending on the class. There are many people in my class thar have full time jobs and children so it is possible if you have a family you just have to be prepared to make sacrifices sometimes. Hope this helps!

    I was looking into going here. I'm currently working on my Pre-Reqs for Gwinnett Tech's ADN program. How expensive is the Brenau program?
  10. by   Charlie0413
    Quote from Diva2RN
    I was looking into going here. I'm currently working on my Pre-Reqs for Gwinnett Tech's ADN program. How expensive is the Brenau program?
    It is fairly pricey Depending on the semester we pay between 2500 and 3000.
  11. by   lewisjj
    Does Brenau only offer nursing classes at the campus in Gainesville?
  12. by   Mexarican
    Quote from lewisjj
    Does Brenau only offer nursing classes at the campus in Gainesville?
    The BSN program is only offered in Gainesville, both fulltime and part-time. The Graduate Nursing Programs are based on their Atlanta campus.

    Mex
  13. by   KARENINTN
    Is it very competitive to get into the part-time program at Brenau?
  14. by   Charlie0413
    Quote from KARENINTN
    Is it very competitive to get into the part-time program at Brenau?
    When I started I was told that about 200 apply and 75 get in. Once you get in they start weeding out the people that truly are going to cut it very quickly. They kept telling us that only 50% of the people we started with will continue, but I think that is a stat that goes with alot of nursing schools.

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