MidAmerica Nazarene University ABSN Spring 2013 students

  1. Hello all!

    I just was admitted to MidAmerica Nazarene University's ABSN program. I am SO excited and starting to prepare for the exciting journey ahead!

    -I was wondering if anyone else out there was accepted to the program and is planning on attending?
    -What are you doing to prepare for the crazy year ahead?
    -What kind of background do you have in the healthcare field?
    -Have you heard any positive/negative things about the program?

    Just to give you a little info about myself...I am a stay at home mom of 4 kiddos. I have been doing undergrad work for 4 years now part time. I have no background in the healthcare field but have always wanted to work as a nurse since I was a kid. I love to help others and want to make a positive impact in other's lives. Overall, I am very excited but also very nervous because I have no idea what to expect and know it will be a huge lifestyle change for me. With that being said I welcome change so hopefully I will adjust fairly quickly. I have not heard anything about MidAmerica except that the program is amazing and that the previous graduating class got 100% pass on the first try of the NCLEX. So that is very encouraging to me, it is almost unheard of to get 100% pass on the first try for the NCLEX.

    Thanks for reading my post, hope to hear from some of you soon!
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  3. by   RubySlippers06
    Is this the MidAmerica in Olathe, KS? If so, that is a really good school. I am from that area and I have never heard anything bad about the school. Good luck! I am trying to decide if I should finish my Bachelor's and then do an ABSN program or just switch to nursing now. Good luck to you!!!
  4. by   pink0605
    Yes it is! Thanks!

    I was thinking about doing the same thing..just finishing my Bachelors and then going on to nursing but for me it made more sense to just go straight to BSN. I would suggest doing what makes sense for you, if you have enough credits to come close to a bachelors in something then just finish your bachelors and move on to nursing. It would have been way more expensive for me to do my Bachelors then move on to nursing and I am just ready to be done with school and have a career. The ABSN program seems to be geared more toward adult students with college experience.

    Anyway, good luck deciding!
  5. by   tnbutterfly
    Moved to Kansas State Nursing Programs for more response.
  6. by   Dandybrandi
    Good luck to you pink0605[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]. I was in the ABSN 2012 class and it is an amazing program. I know you are already in the midst of your first mod of classes so you already know the mix of your class. As far as our class goes we did have 100% retention and 100% NCLEX pass rate (and you are right- that is a pretty big accomplishment!) However, even more importantly I believe our school helped us learn to be truly amazing nurses. I hope you will feel just as happy with the program. I am not promising that it will be easy (or that you will get a lot of sleep), but it is like a band-aid coming off. Once it is over you don't remember the pain
  7. by   leroy221
    Anyone start the application process for the 2014 class at MidAmerica Nazarene University's ABSN program? I sent mine via NursingCAS website.
  8. by   sooner3062
    Did anyone that went through this program have a job as well? I am wondering if it is even an option to hold a part time job during this program?
  9. by   sooner3062
    Also if anyone knows of some good fairly cheap student housing that is close to campus I would love some suggestions!!
  10. by   jw11
    hi Leroy 227-
    I applied for the Spring 2014 accelerated program. As I'm looking around more I'm a little nervous over my chances of getting in, but I'm just holding my breath until the end of June/July!!
  11. by   jw11
    So I'm brand new to this site and just realized I can reply directly in you instead of on the main log. Yes, I applied for Jan 2014 and am anxiously waiting to hear back!!
  12. by   MissKC02
    I would like to apply to Mid America Nazarene in the fall but I am so confused on the process. I was told that you don't have to have your pre reqs completed to apply to the program. There is no entrance exam either. I am currently an LPN looking to get my BSN in as little time as possible. I work full time and I am a single mom. My question is if you were a student here what was your experience getting in and what criteria are they looking at to accept students if your pre reqs dont have to be complete. How many did they accept and what GPA was average for getting in? I have a few more classes to go! I just want to get in!!!!!
  13. by   jw11
    Hi MissKC02- I left a post on your other message board! I hope it helps!=)
  14. by   leroy221
    I just found out that I may be waitlisted for March 2014. Anyone else hear back or also on the waitlist?