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by GenRN2020 GenRN2020 (New) New Nurse Student

GenRN2020 has 4 years experience and specializes in Tele-Med surg-cardiovascular-oncology.

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Hi everyone!

I applied to the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Program at NOVA for Fall 2020 and got in already. I have not seen a thread for this, so I’m starting one. I’m curious to see if anyone has applied and gotten accepted or if anyone knows anything about this program. Thank you in advance!

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Hello,

I just had my phone interview today and am waiting on the email to see if I was accepted. How long did it take to hear back? Hope to hear back soon and get started. =)

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Jay56565656 specializes in Famil Nurse Practitioner.

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I am a NSU alumni.  I graduate from their BSN program in 2011.  I found it to be a fantastic program that really prepared you for the NCLEX, I passed right away without even studying.  The undergraduate program was supportive and prepared me well to be a nurse.
Unfortunately, Nova Southeastern's Master's Science Nursing as Family Nurse Practitioner wasn't even close.  They where not supportive. The pretty much bait and switch you.  They say the it is a hybrid program, with your first classes online, and then intensive class room classes for your major core.  I did not find this to be true at all.  They basically get you 3 semesters into their program, then trapped because you spent 15,000 yes 600$ a credit double what a state university would charge with half the support.  While, I was in the program the they went through 4 Program Director, yes 4.  The longest I saw a program director stay was for two semesters.  They also had a hard time keeping teachers as well, during our advanced patho class, one of your harder classes, the teacher ended up leaving in the middle and the brand new first term program director took over the class.  There was always a lot of confusion and you always wondered of you could even rely on the faculty being their, if they were even going to be around to support you.  When it came to clinicals, they made it very stressful.   Basically told us to find you clinicals completely on your own.  Yes they did not help one bit.  They said here is a list of providers that did clinicals once before, go talk to them.  Over half those providers would end up yelling at you saying I did enough for Nova, I can't possibly keep taking on these obligations.  Top that off with a lot of the hybrid classes they tell you there will be in class time, and they turned out to be solely online.   Barely any review for tests, I remember in  advance health assessment being given 15 chapters, 50 page chapters, and told anything in there was game to be on test, we can not give you a review.  They said they would be a class every other week and they ended up canceling 5 of 9 classes.  I understand we need to know the material , but I always received a lot more guidance in my academic career.   I would never have gone this route if I could go back.  I would have waited till a state university or school that actually supported their students would have been available.

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GenRN2020 has 4 years experience and specializes in Tele-Med surg-cardiovascular-oncology.

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On 3/4/2020 at 1:36 AM, LatinoFlaRN said:

Hello,

I just had my phone interview today and am waiting on the email to see if I was accepted. How long did it take to hear back? Hope to hear back soon and get started. 😃

Hey!

 

it was the weirdest interview to be honest. At the end of the interview, the Director told me I was accepted.  Have you heard back from them yet?

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GenRN2020 has 4 years experience and specializes in Tele-Med surg-cardiovascular-oncology.

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3 hours ago, Jay56565656 said:

I am a NSU alumni.  I graduate from their BSN program in 2011.  I found it to be a fantastic program that really prepared you for the NCLEX, I passed right away without even studying.  The undergraduate program was supportive and prepared me well to be a nurse.
Unfortunately, Nova Southeastern's Master's Science Nursing as Family Nurse Practitioner wasn't even close.  They where not supportive. The pretty much bait and switch you.  They say the it is a hybrid program, with your first classes online, and then intensive class room classes for your major core.  I did not find this to be true at all.  They basically get you 3 semesters into their program, then trapped because you spent 15,000 yes 600$ a credit double what a state university would charge with half the support.  While, I was in the program the they went through 4 Program Director, yes 4.  The longest I saw a program director stay was for two semesters.  They also had a hard time keeping teachers as well, during our advanced patho class, one of your harder classes, the teacher ended up leaving in the middle and the brand new first term program director took over the class.  There was always a lot of confusion and you always wondered of you could even rely on the faculty being their, if they were even going to be around to support you.  When it came to clinicals, they made it very stressful.   Basically told us to find you clinicals completely on your own.  Yes they did not help one bit.  They said here is a list of providers that did clinicals once before, go talk to them.  Over half those providers would end up yelling at you saying I did enough for Nova, I can't possibly keep taking on these obligations.  Top that off with a lot of the hybrid classes they tell you there will be in class time, and they turned out to be solely online.   Barely any review for tests, I remember in  advance health assessment being given 15 chapters, 50 page chapters, and told anything in there was game to be on test, we can not give you a review.  They said they would be a class every other week and they ended up canceling 5 of 9 classes.  I understand we need to know the material , but I always received a lot more guidance in my academic career.   I would never have gone this route if I could go back.  I would have waited till a state university or school that actually supported their students would have been available.

Hi! 
thanks for your input, I very much appreciate your input and time to reply. I went to Broward college for my ASN degree and it was hell. But, had the same professors throughout my whole program. Have you taken your boards yet? And do you feel like you were prepared enough by attending Nova? Coming from MDC and Broward College I found that I barely had any help so it might not be much different than what I am used to, but would have loved to see a change for once, especially for the amount of money I will be paying LOL. 

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