Northwestern College Bridgeview IL

  1. Anyone out there who is a current student at Northwestern College of Nursing in Bridgeview, IL???? Or anyone who has applied? Just want to know any feedback about the program? Thanks.
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  3. by   SMOKEY2112
    I have been wondering the same thing about that program. Do you know how much it is?
  4. by   dsignrgrl
    I went to an info session in March and did apply. They are saying the admission letters will be out the first week in June
    Tuition is $430/credit hour
    Labs & Clinicals are $710/credit hour
    Uniforms $200
    Books $1500
    Tuition Deposit, Background Check $300

    It is pretty pricey, but at this point I just want to get in somewhere!!
  5. by   luvs637
    Is this BSN or ADN?
  6. by   SMOKEY2112
    Quote from dsignrgrl
    I went to an info session in March and did apply. They are saying the admission letters will be out the first week in June
    Tuition is $430/credit hour
    Labs & Clinicals are $710/credit hour
    Uniforms $200
    Books $1500
    Tuition Deposit, Background Check $300

    It is pretty pricey, but at this point I just want to get in somewhere!!
    Do they have Title IV financial aid.. Pell Grant, Federal Loans, etc?
  7. by   dsignrgrl
    This is a ADN.

    Yes they do offer fin aid. Im not sure exactly how much and all that. But they do the FAFSA and all that stuff.
  8. by   SMOKEY2112
    Quote from dsignrgrl
    This is a ADN.

    Yes they do offer fin aid. Im not sure exactly how much and all that. But they do the FAFSA and all that stuff.
    So like how much will the program wind up costing? Did you transfer any classes in??
  9. by   dsignrgrl
    yeah i transferred in:
    english I
    intro to psych
    A&P I
    A&P II
    Microbiology
    Sociology
    Speech
    Ethics

    Im not sure how much it would cost in the end. I would imagine over 50K with no transfers. they are planning on having acceptance letters out the first week in june. so im guessing after provisional acceptance a student would meet with fin aid to figure all the numbers out.
  10. by   SMOKEY2112
    Quote from dsignrgrl
    yeah i transferred in:
    english I
    intro to psych
    A&P I
    A&P II
    Microbiology
    Sociology
    Speech
    Ethics

    Im not sure how much it would cost in the end. I would imagine over 50K with no transfers. they are planning on having acceptance letters out the first week in june. so im guessing after provisional acceptance a student would meet with fin aid to figure all the numbers out.
    WOW... that just seems like so much...but I know it's normal for it to cost that much. So which school you are you going to choose hon if you get into both?? Is this one accredited?
  11. by   dsignrgrl
    they are both not accreditated cause they both are new. and to get NLNAC accredidation there has to be a graduating class. I think i would probably chose northwestern, its closer to my house and it a faster program. it runs 4 semesters so 21 months, where as ITT is 9 quarters which is about 26 months.
  12. by   SMOKEY2112
    Quote from dsignrgrl
    they are both not accreditated cause they both are new. and to get NLNAC accredidation there has to be a graduating class. I think i would probably chose northwestern, its closer to my house and it a faster program. it runs 4 semesters so 21 months, where as ITT is 9 quarters which is about 26 months.
    Thanks hon! Yah, Bridgeview would be closer for me too. I also applied to St. Xavier, USF, and IU-Nortwest. I really like Ambria though! I'll give Northwestern a call. Where do you live? I live in Wicker Park near north and ashland. I think ITT is getting ready to graduate a class..or maybe that's the one in Merrillville?

    So damn hard to choose. Do you need speech at this school? LOL
  13. by   dsignrgrl
    I applied to St Xavier too. I didn't get in. Also applied to Harper CC haven't heard from them yet. How far is IU-Northwest from the city? I went a info session at Ambria as well. I just don't like that you are required to work as an LPN for 6 months before you can the second year to get your RN. I work in an ER as a tech now and would hate to leave to work in a nursing home as an LPN. I live in Hinsdale right by oakbrook. Yes the ITT in Indiana has a class graduating soon. The one in Orland Parks first class started in March this year so they won't graduate till 2013. My problem is I messed around a lot my first 2 years in school and screwed up my GPA. I have a 2.78 right now which is holding me back from getting in even though I have a lot of experience from work at the hospital for over 3 years and I have great entrance exam scores. But most schools the GPA is the deciding factor which sucks.
  14. by   SMOKEY2112
    Quote from dsignrgrl
    I applied to St Xavier too. I didn't get in. Also applied to Harper CC haven't heard from them yet. How far is IU-Northwest from the city? I went a info session at Ambria as well. I just don't like that you are required to work as an LPN for 6 months before you can the second year to get your RN. I work in an ER as a tech now and would hate to leave to work in a nursing home as an LPN. I live in Hinsdale right by oakbrook. Yes the ITT in Indiana has a class graduating soon. The one in Orland Parks first class started in March this year so they won't graduate till 2013. My problem is I messed around a lot my first 2 years in school and screwed up my GPA. I have a 2.78 right now which is holding me back from getting in even though I have a lot of experience from work at the hospital for over 3 years and I have great entrance exam scores. But most schools the GPA is the deciding factor which sucks.
    I'm 95% positive that I won't get in to St. Xavier but I applied anyway..lol IU-Northwest is like maybe 40 minutes from me. I live right near the Kennedy so it's very convenient. I didn't know that about having to work as a LPN for 6 months before doing the 2nd year..but I honestly didn't really think about having to get my RN there.. Wright has a bridge program.. so does St. Xavier, Chicago State, and several other places.

    Oh you live in the burbs.. I thought you were in Chicago. Girl, my mother made me major in finance at loyola back in the day.. I HATE FINANCE..so I totally didn't study cuz I hated what I had to take.. you have a way better GPA than I do..lol Well, from Loyola you do...lol Did you try Chamberlain? Their GPA requirement is 2.75.. you might be able to get in there. I called Northwestern and I'm waiting for them to call me back. So I'll let you know. Not sure what to do.. I really like Ambria especially the hours...but I wish that one Dept of Rural Health scholarship qualified for Ambria...but it doesn't.. there is one for IL but I don't want to live in IL when I'm done with school.

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