Hi 1mac - It was not a full interview. It was more of a screening at first - she wanted to know why I was interested in the program, how I felt about the online format for the didactic portion, etc.... Once I gave logical and intelligent answers (LOL) to the questions, she moved on to reviewing my transcripts with me and letting me know what else I needed to apply/enroll. She also answered my questions about the format/schedule and the clinical hours. I suggest if you are given the opportunity have them explain how they get clinical hours for their students. It sounded to me like it is difficult to get slots so they take what the hospitals can offer them (and remember nurses work 24 hours/7days), which makes it somewhat unpredictable for the students (I think you may get a month notice before your clinical block starts what the hours will be...I don't know if that is going to work for me at all unless I get a nanny, and I don't know if I want to pay for a nanny esp paying the tuition for the BSN on top of it....
I really like the block/hybrid format. I am applying to their Pharmacy program as well. PharmD is my first choice. I want to eventually work in epidemiology/public health so either way at some point after getting the health science degree (of nursing or Pharm or something else applicable) and working in the field, I will add an MPH to it.
I just took the TEAS today at the pearson testing center downtown. I would suggest taking it at USN or another school if you can. It is more expensive to go to Pearson. I was trying to get in to take it before I moved to Las Vegas,and no schools where I lived before administered it, but there were no test dates available before I moved. If you do take it at Pearson downtown, parking is free on Saturday, and the test center is nice, air conditioned, and well set-up with carrels for each test-taker. I went to an 8am session and traffic was fairly light and parking was a snap in the garage attached to the building.
The commute down to Henderson (Im going to live up on the base) is not going to be fun at all but I have been learning the commute to anything in Las Vegas is not quick and easy.