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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    Good! I'm glad it all worked out for you. That's even awesome that you're right on track for keeping with the VA Beach schedule and saving all that $$$$. I will definitely keep you in mind, as I'm going through the nursing classes...can tell you which ones to prepare for! ; P ~Tara
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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    In Fall, the VA Beach program begins with: General Bio, English 101, World Civ., College Math, Intro. into Nursing, P.E., and University 101.
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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    Yes, Hampton's program is a BSN program, which of course is better than an ADN program (in terms of you might be more "marketable", and you also need a BSN to go on to get your masters for advanced nursing), but the COST is the killer part. The cost for me to complete my BSN in two years at Hampton will be about $48,000. :omy: NSU on the other hand, would have only cost me a few thousand (didn't do the math, but it's well under $10,000). So that's the bummer...knowing that I could have arrived at the same outcome (being a nurse!) for MUCH, MUCH less $!. For me specifically, the BSN compared to the ADN really doesn't matter, because I already have a B.S. in another field. The masters program I want to do has a track for ADN nurses with a Bachelors in another field...so I would have still been able to pursue an advanced degree, even without the BSN.
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    Anyone appling to ODU or Hampton University?

    Hi Kevin7770, I applied to Hampton's BSN program. I was accepted and will start my nursing class this Fall, at the main campus. Did you apply?
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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    Lacy, Thanks for the update. Though I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get in either, it did make me feel a little better. After meeting with one of the nursing academic advisors and reviewing my transcripts, the best option for me is going to be to start in the Fall at the main campus. Though VA Beach is significantly less expensive, if I go to the main campus, I can go directly into the nursing curriculum in the Fall. I will finish Dec. 2011, in comparison to May 2012 if I go to the VA Beach campus. The reason being is that the VA Beach campus is structured in such a way that certain classes are only offered once year. I've already taken the classes for their Fall schedule, and would have to wait until the Spring to go into my nursing classes. I'm excited, but I'm really nervous and slightly sick to my stomach because of the cost. It will be a total of $48,000 for my BSN. That's alot of money, but being a military spouse, I don't have the time to keep going back and forth, applying to these other programs that I may or may not get into. Have you figured your stuff out yet? Do you still plan on going to the VA Beach campus? Tara
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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    Lacy~ Got my letter today. I didn't get in. Which really doesn't make sense because I had a 3.0 cumulative GPA and all of my sciences done. I'm flippin' mad... Please let me know how it goes for you. I'm hoping better than me! Tara
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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    Yes, I'm done with all of the non-nursing classes, with the exception of World Civilization I and II. But I can do that in the next few weeks through TCC. If I attend Hampton this Fall, I will actually be starting my clinicals. But I really am hoping for NSU. Still haven't heard back...
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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    Hi Tia, Yes, you do apply to the main campus. Beware though- there is alot of things about the VA campus that they fail to advertise/inform about...or atleast not clearly. I just had my academic advisment today (as Hampton U is my "fall-back" if I don't get into NSU). The academic advisor took one look at my transcripts and was like, "OH, I really wish you would have come in a couple weeks ago! You are in the perfect position to have started early, in May. You would have started right up in your clinicals." I guess for students that have most of the sciences and general classes out of the way, they've now created a May-start class. It certainly would have been good to know this a couple weeks ago!!! Good luck...
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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    Funny she told you they were mailed out Friday...I called yesterday too and I was told the letters won't be out until Thursday! That really makes me mad!
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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    Here we are, the 18th, and still no letter. The mail already came today, so mayve tomorrow. I know I'm impatient, but it's getting slightly annoying... If they post a "Notification Deadline" of May 15th, it makes you think that you'll have your letter NO later than the 15th. The probably haven't even mailed them yet. Argh...
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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    Wow...I don't even know where to start...First of all, thank you so much for mentioning the fact that the VA Beach campus had a lower tuition. When I read that, I wasn't sure if it was correct, so I called Hampton U to verify. Of course, yes it is true. The VA Beach campus is like 4-5K a semester and the main campus is something ridiculous! I don't know whether to be mad or excited. On one hand, I'm mad because at no point did anyone at the school tell me there was a difference in tuiton. It probably would have made a big difference in the last year of my life, as I think I would have gone ahead with the program. Instead, I was scared at the outrageous cost and ended up turning it down. I wonder why it's not clearly posted on the website? Anyhow, the good news is that, because it was only last fall that I was originally accepted, I was able to put in a deferrment to begin this fall instead. So that means, worse case scenario (if I don't get into NSU), I will still be starting nursing school!!!! And from what it sounds, since NSU is your first choice too, we will be seeing eachother either way! ~Tara
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    ODU or Hampton University

    Hi Kevin, Though your post is a bit old, I applied to HU last year as a nursing major, for Fall 2008. I have a B.S. in another field, with a GPA of 3.0. I was accepted. I didn't end up attending for a couple reasons, cost being one of them... Good luck!
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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    Hi Lacy! Thanks for responding. It's nice to know that there is atleast one other person waiting with me! ; ) I was accepted last year to Hampton University, but after getting more details about it, I decided it wasn't for me. I already have a B.S. in Psych, and the program at HU would have been quite a bit more credits than NSU. At this point, I just want to be a nurse already!! Also, HU is pretty expensive! It sucks when you compare it to the fact of how much an ADN program costs at a community college! Anyhow, I have a question maybe you could answer...besides tha 4 required classes (general math, alegbra, biology, and chemistry), and overall GPA, do you know what else is being taken into consideration? Like for people like us who (I'm assuming...) already have Micro, A&P I & II, etc., I wonder if we get more points towards admittance? Thanks! ~Tara
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    Norfolk state 2009 fall applicants

    Hi Cherry Blossom, Wich program at NSU did you apply to? I applied to the ADN program. Have you heard back? I too am anxious! Will let you know when I get the letter....
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    Norfolk State ADN Fall 2009 applicants?

    Wow! There is no one else in the Hampton Roads area that applied to Norfolk State's nursing program? I thought there would be more than just me! Well...I'm here...anxiously awaiting... : )
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