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New England Tech Spring 2014

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by kld0823 kld0823 (New Member) New Member

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Ive been accepted into NEIT's spring 2014 nursing program. I was wondering if any one else is in the program and if anyone has already been in the program when do you start in the sim lab? what is the first quarter like? any information is great!

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I am currently waiting to take the Kaplan for the Spring 2014 nursing program at NEIT. Do you have any pointers on studying for the test?

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I start neit in the spring as well and I cant seem to find out any info either....itd be great to get some tips like whats the first semester like and what clincials might be like? I guess we will find out soon enough on our own ! :)

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Strive2Survive works as a EMT.

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Hi! I'm currently a quarter two nursing student at Neit and so far so good! The first quarter is pretty much your "introductory" nursing course plus A&P if you need it and some other crap. I start clinicals next week so I'll update you then!

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Hi kld0823!

I am a current NEIT nursing student. I'll try my best to keep this brief, but give you an overall idea and try to tie in others concerns, because they can definitely fill you with doubt.

So, first off, it is a young, accredited ADN program. An issue for some, is with the program being young, they are frequently changing the structure of classes, which in my opinion, I feel new/future students will benefit. Though they give you a required course guideline, be prepared to adjust, as the courses may change, not really a big deal, but they are making them more challenging.

The classes in general are challenging, they are 10 weeks and rigorous, there is LOADS of reading and paper writing, and the passing score for all classes is 77. Do not think you will be able to work in any capacity near full time and be successful. Granted some people manage a >26 hour work schedule, but they are just passing by the skin of their teeth.

That brings me the multiple complaints about cost. Yes, this school is expensive, it isn't practical, unless, like me, you just want to get in and get it done. I was a student at CCRI, I carried all A's, 1 B+, and had excellent TEAS scores. When I applied to their program, it was for 1 of 90 seats. I wasn't accepted, and when I asked why, they said over 300 people had applied, and that I should just try again. Though it is good advice, and your student debt from their ADN program will only be about $13,000 compared to the enormous $48,000, I am in my 30s, and just didn't want to wait. So for anyone browsing this page, who is much younger, I'd say pursue a more cost effective route.

My student debt will be sky high, so my plan is to graduate, pass the NCLEX, get any job (because truth be told, an AD Nurse has a much more difficult time finding the work they want right out of school, than a nurse with a BS), and begin pursuing an RN-BSN program. So in short on the financial front, be prepared to not only have debt, but big debt. The debt alone has been part of my motivation to do well, as I have applied and won multiple scholarships.

As far as program structure, Q1 is Fundamentals 1, basically a lot of intro, but that is one area where they are incorporating more of what you will be using in future quarters (i.e. concept maps, etc.), you will begin learning a lot of the basic skills in Q1 guided practice, and will be using the sim lab. I am not sure if Q1 will be running full simulations. Q2 you will begin off-site clinicals in a long term nursing facility, from there you move up each quarter.

Also, the professors are great, and in my experience want to see you succeed.

So, to wrap this whole thing up... My advice, have a game plan and strategy (what are your goals, learn to time manage, get a paper day planner, and bring it with you everywhere).

Make school your new full time job. As I mentioned earlier, working full time in this type of program isn't a truly viable option (again, I know people do it), so unless you have zero financial woes, set up and stick to a budget (Ramen and Pb & J will be your new best friends).

In regards to friends, make some good ones in class. These people will be the ones you text at midnight to ask questions, sit with at lunch, and set up study groups with. Make sure you have a support system at home, because if you are lucky to have a truly free day, you may just want to lay on your couch, and watch Netflix (some people won't understand it).

There will be a lot of sacrifices, but if you are absolutely certain Nursing is what you were meant to do, you couldn't have chose a more respectful and diverse career path.

Things will fluctuate while you're in school, some days will be bad and stressful. There will be a day when you sit down to take a test that you swear you've prepared for, and you tank it, you'll have grouchy, difficult patients, who possibly yell at you, but then there will be a day, when you are in a clinical, and a patient smiles and thanks you from the bottom of their heart, that's when you know the sacrifice is worth it.

Best of Luck with your studies!

Edited by Hoping2NurseinRI
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ncolon14 works as a Student, Housewife.

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I am looking into applying for this school and was wondering how much was the beginning process (application fee, placement and kaplan testing)? Also once you pass so you truly get into the program or is there waitlists? Do you have to pay for books and uniforms or is it apart of the tuition? I know it will be a lot of money for tuition but what do you need to pay for outside of tuition costs? I really want to be a nurse and I am in my 30's as well with two small kids. I am looking into ALL options right now and hoping to get into something soon! I know they are accredited by ACEN but can you still apply to RI state board, because I can't seem the programs that accredited by the state of RI. Any info would help please and thank you! :)

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Hey! Does anyone know what you need to get on the Kaplan to get into neit's program? Taking it tomorrow.

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