Mid American nazarene ABSN

  1. Hi, family,

    I have accepted my admission in Mid America Nazarene University for this spring 2019 session in ABSN program. Can someone guide me how is the program like. How many clinical hours they have and how far are the clinical sites from the University?
    How is life in the town, is it too hectic and too tight? Is Chapel required?

    Very excited to start the journey. Any help would be highly appreciated.
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  3. by   justine15
    Congrats! I haven't been through the program, but I will be applying for the Spring 2019 cohort, as well. From what I've heard, Chapel isn't required in the ABSN program. I've lived near the town all my life and have nothing but good things to say about it. If you don't mind my asking, would you be able to share your stats? I'm wondering if mine are competitive enough.
  4. by   ghan7213
    That's great and satisfying to hear from someone who has lived there. I have a bachelor degree in biology. My commutative TEAS is 73. I had to take algebra and nutrition science as prerequisites. My college GPA was 3.4. I hope you are better than this
    Do you mind if you can share the cost of living for this town. How is the environment and local community?
  5. by   justine15
    I got an 83 on my TEAS, but I do not have a bachelor's degree. I guess we will see.
    Where are you from? Olathe is a suburb of Kansas City, along with Overland Park, Lenexa, and Shawnee. They all sort of blend together and are beautiful suburban areas with lots of shopping areas, parks, and restaurants. There are lots of wooded areas around. The campus itself is very beautiful. It really depends; if you go north, you'll be in Kansas City-- a highly populated area with a historic downtown, but if you go south, you'll find lots of farmland and small towns. Lots of diversity! The people in Kansas, and the midwest in general, are typically down to earth, laid back, and very friendly. There are also a ton of local attractions and cool things to do! As for the cost of living, it really depends. Compared to other states, Kansas has a relatively lower cost of living. However, Johnson County is probably the highest in Kansas. It depends how close you want to live to the campus. There are some very nice, expensive areas around, but there are also some that are much more reasonable.
  6. by   equalme
    Quote from ghan7213
    Hi, family,

    I have accepted my admission in Mid America Nazarene University for this spring 2019 session in ABSN program. Can someone guide me how is the program like. How many clinical hours they have and how far are the clinical sites from the University?
    How is life in the town, is it too hectic and too tight? Is Chapel required?

    Very excited to start the journey. Any help would be highly appreciated.
    I recently graduated from the MNU ABSN program a few months ago. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the program. We started with about 55 students and 54 of us graduated. Sure there were a select few that complained about everything including how unorganized the program is and what not, but I have been through LPN program. It's not too uncommon for nursing programs to "weed" students out, professors having power trips, and you end up with less than half of your cohort left in the end. This is not the case at MNU. The professors and program director are there for you, they want you to succeed and practice empathy as how nurses should be.

    So the program is structured into six modules, each module about 6 weeks long, and you get a week off between modules for the most part. In addition, you get almost a month off for Christmas, a week off for spring break, and I think a week off for thanksgiving. Ultimately it ends up being a 10 month program after you omit the breaks. They front load the first two modules with pharmacology and pathophysiology, you'll pretty much be in class M-F 8-5p with an hour lunch break. Clinical do not begin until module three. Capstone starts in module 6; placement is competitive and preferences are based off of program GPA, ATI proctor scores, and pretty much your overall behavior/attitude reflected in class and at clinical. The furthest capstone site was in Lawrence if I recall correctly.

    Chapel is not required for the accelerated program. They do require three credit hour of bible study class, unfortunately I did not find out until later that you could take a bible study class as a pre-req, and will be omitted from having to take it during the program at MNU. We literally had bible study class for 4-5 hours on a single day and that was it...waste of a day IMO.

    Overall, I loved the program. I recommend it to everyone that are looking to achieve a BSN. I do want to point out that this school is Christian/Nazarene. They do not push it on you or attempt to convert anyone. I am not very religious, but I enjoyed the brief prayer we had before every exam, it calmed the soul and I found it helped me clear my mind.
  7. by   Kcmay93
    Hello everyone! For those who got accepted into the Spring 2019 ABSN program, about how long did it take for you all to receive your acceptance letter/call once your application was verified by NursingCAS?
  8. by   justine15
    Sorry, I can't help you :/ but I'm wondering the same thing! My application was verified last week; now I'm just waiting. When was yours verified?

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