Quote from Kathryncc
Hi, congrats on getting into the program! I'm looking into that program program and was wondering how you like it so far (I know it's still brand new) any info would be helpful. Like how much money you expect it to cost, how much time you spend at clinicals etc. Thanks and good luck!!
I start on January 22nd so I don't know much yet. The price will depend on how many credits you transfer. If you are going to do this program I would suggest you don't get all of the pre-requisites that are required from other colleges done because Galen does require that a certain amount are taken in their program to graduate with the ADN. My orientation was last night and we covered alot. I still have to meet with financial aid. I will know an exact amount at that point. I've already told myself that I will pay up to $20,000 for it because this is the only program that works with my schedule and I do not want to wait. My GPA is also not very competitive so I may be waiting for nothing if I don't just do it now. Many who are going to school elsewhere will argue the price and various other factors. You have to do your own research and know your own reasons for your choices. For some reason other people cannot help but down you for choosing somewhere other than where they went to school. I've yet to figure this out.
If you haven't already I would suggest going in and talking to the admissions rep at Galen. They are very helpful. I will only have to go on campus for any tests, labs, and clinicals. The hours can be anywhere Monday-Friday 5pm-10pm or Saturday 8-1. The Saturday hours may be extended as needed for clinical sites.
The students sell back a lot of their books back and there is a bulletin board up in the student lounge if anyone posts books for sale. That and Craigslist are good sources for getting your books cheaper. Any non nursing books it's good to rent but your nursing books I would purchase because you will be using those as resources often.
Let me know if you end up applying to Galen.