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  1. periodicgeek

    NAU ABSN 2019

    @Cpt ATP Okay so I'm not 100% sure what you are asking, but I'll do the best I can to answer. From fall until the first half of spring, everyone rotates through the same clinical courses. Fundamentals of nursing and mental health are in summer; med-surg/critical care are in the fall; and labor, delivery, postpartum, and pediatrics are in the first half of spring. Capstone is the second half of spring and that is where you get to request what unit and hospital you would like to go to based on your interests. Does that answer your question? I'm sorry if it doesn't!
  2. periodicgeek

    NAU ABSN 2019

    @Cpt ATP I hope grounded does not mean disappointed. I definitely feel like I've learned a lot, and have a basic foundational understanding of how to think like a nurse. It's been a really fun year too! I've learned a lot and definitely made friends I would like to keep for the rest of my life.
  3. periodicgeek

    NAU ABSN 2019

    I feel like I should clarify my previous comment - the NAU departments themselves are wonderful to work with. I've never had a bad experience with them. It just seems like there could be more inter-departmental communication. I hope that makes more sense. General impressions of the program...it is really good. Their NCLEX pass rate is phenomenal! The lecture professors have all been tremendously helpful, and most of them practice in the fields they teach so I feel like what we are learning is a bit more relatable to real-world scenarios. I have really enjoyed my year and I've learned a lot. I think to a certain extent nursing school is what you make it. If you go into it thinking it will be the worst/most difficult/most awful thing ever, it can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. However, overall impression of the program is it is fast-paced but not impossible. I have friends who graduated from this program a few years ago and they are fabulous nurses now, and I'm sure you will be too!
  4. periodicgeek

    NAU ABSN 2019

    Hi and congratulations!! The program as a whole is very fast-paced (although that shouldn't be a surprise, haha!). We had typically lecture two days a week and clinical two different days of the week. The faculty does what I think is a really good job of cutting out the silly "filler" assignments my first degree was filled with and gives homework that actually helped me learn. The rest of the time was pretty much spent studying. I did not work this year and I am glad I did not. I was able to still have a small bit of a life because I did not work. The biggest piece of advice I can share is it's nursing school, it's only a year, take a deep breath, learn what you can, and enjoy it. I think it can be a very enjoyable year if you take it for what it is and decide you're going to get the most out of it you can. Oh, and the twenty-nine other people in your cohort are about to become your best friends. I hope this helped!
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    NAU ABSN 2019

  6. periodicgeek

    NAU ABSN 2019

    Hi everyone! I’m also a current student in this program. Happy to answer any questions y’all have. As for how WUE works, I do have an answer for how it worked this year. Although I’m an in state student, from a classmate who is a WUE student - NAU does not apply WUE tuition to professional programs. This classmate paid full out of state tuition both fall and spring semesters, but in state tuition for summer because apparently there is not any out of state student difference. I hope this helps!! Congratulations!
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