Holy Family University Nursing Program: Fall 2009 - page 3

I was recently accepted into Holy Family University Day Nursing Program as a transfer student and I was wondering if anyone has been accepted into this program for Fall 2009. Also, if there are any... Read More

  1. by   LeeLee213
    I called and asked to be switched to part time because it was too much for me to take 5 classes with 2 kids right now and they told me that was fine but once you start the 300 level courses you have to go to full time so it worked out for me!
  2. by   nep1980
    Quote from LeeLee213
    I called and asked to be switched to part time because it was too much for me to take 5 classes with 2 kids right now and they told me that was fine but once you start the 300 level courses you have to go to full time so it worked out for me!
    That is really strange. I don't want to be part time but would want to be able to take clinicals in the summer session to complete my degree faster and I was told that Nursing BSN is Day only and full time only. They even told me that I was going to have to take a few extra classes because I have almost everything except clinicals done and I had to stay at full time status to be a nursing major. If you don't mind telling me who did you speak with that told you that there is a part time program because I need to talk with them about taking courses in the summer.
  3. by   LeeLee213
    well i have most of the non nursing classes done as well and so i went to register for classes when i was full time and after i got home i was too overwhelmed and there was no way i could take all those classes with my kids so i just called the main phone line and asked if there was any way that i could change my status to part time and they transferred me to a lady but i don't remember her name and she just told me that was fine but that i had to be full time once the 300 level nursing courses started which would be in the fourth semester and then i received a letter in the mail saying that my status was changed to part time. ill still graduate the same time as i would if i was full time so it worked out for me. i would just call and tell them your situation and im sure they will change it.
  4. by   gelati95
    I am graduating HF in 7 weeks. This program caters to the full time day students, so I hear if you can attend full time you have better odds of finishing. There are only 3 people in my graduating class and that includes me that has finished the part time evening program. It took me 6 years. The part time program is now closed because of how unorganized it was and the fact that they have to pay a teacher to teach 3 students. They do only care about the money, and yes they do not round up on the grade. You have to have a 77 to pass the class. You will time and money if you choose this school. If you fail a class you may be held up a year because the class you failed may not be offered until the next year (in most cases that is the situation). There are only about 3 teachers that you will remember in the end. You are utilized as a CNA during clinicals and in the end you will suffer when you are expected to reconstitute medications and hang IV's. I have struggled with every class and had to study night and day sometimes to pass with a C. I have never failed a class and worked full time as well as take care of 2 kids. Some of the comments are very true. This school is unorganized and the communication between teachers and students is horrible. I have to take Kaplan next week and the school is still unsure which classroom the Kaplan instuctor will be in.

    However, here are some things to consider: They have a new Dean who is available to you and offers what is called NCLEX Wednesdays and it is very helpful. The teachers are being held accountable for their actions and so are clinical instructors. So since the new Dean has taken over the school things have improved. There are some nightmare stories I can talk about that would have you drop and leave because these stories can be varified by any HF nursing teacher who has been there for the at least 6 years or more, but they are heading in the right direction now. Would I recommend this school? Only if you are willing to seriously give up your social life and put in 100% then yes. If you can't do that - you are going to fail out. Oh and the day program has about 25 students that are graduating. I don't want to know what they started off with because It would be jaw dropping. I know my class started off with about 35 evening students and 3 are left. Good Luck!!!

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