Hey everyone, just thought I'd chime in...I just started the January 2011 class and love it so far!! Biggest thing I've noticed is it's more intense that you will think. Clinicals and class time are equal to a full time job, plus all the studying outside of class. They mean it when they say no chance of working during the program. The first semester you have class mondays and tuesdays all day, and clinicals wed/thu or wed/fri depending on what rotation you are in (long term care, OB, or school screenings). Second semester is class mon/fri, and clinicals t/w/t with rotations being psych, pediatrics, and med/surg. The last 7 weeks or so of the program is your preceptorship, which follows the schedule of your preceptor, so anywhere from 3-5 days/week depending on shift type.
Easiest way to find out if program is full is to contact the recruiter E. She's very helpful in the application process. Also, keep in mind they offer waitlist people spots all the way through the day before orientation, so if you are close to the top it's good to have all you immunizations/transcripts/fin. aid stuff ready to go just in case.
DLRosen- I came from Sacramento! (folsom/citrus heights technically). I moved here without visiting first so I had a hard time choosing where to live. A lot of students chose River Park Apartments in Council Bluffs, IA..it's about 5-10 min from campus. Seems like an ok area. You'll want to avoid anything North of campus at all....very rough neighborhood (just had a clinical there last week, it's the third most violent zip code in U.S.!!!) Most other areas are fairly decent. Downtown seems nice enough...a lot of people live between 30th and 72nd (school is at 24th st). I wouldn't really worry so much about being really close to school, the most you are there is 2 days a week anyway...clinicals are all over Omaha.
Creighton is an amazing school so far and I'm loving my experience. It's only been just over 2 months, and the amount of information I've learned already is crazy!! If anyone has any questions, feel free to PM or comment!!