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Has anybody did the Two-Year Tuition Deferral Program at Baptist?

If so, how does it work? And ,can you also do loan foregiveness program at the same time?

Is there a pay difference, for those who don't do the Two-Year Tuition

Deferral program?

Thanks:specs:

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I'm doing the 2 year deferral now. The semester before your clinicals start(Foundations course), they will send out an email for applicants. You then sign up for an interview appointment on the sign up sheet in admissions. Your interview will be a panel interview. I interviewed with Ms. Steptor (instructor), the CNO at Baptist Memphis, and another Nurse manager from the hospital. I was pretty confident about the interview because I knew that it wouldn't make or break me. With or without it I'm finishing nursing school. :pumpiron:So I wasn't nervous at all. Then they mail out letters informing you if you were selected. They will have an information session for any questions, and you will sign your contract at this time.

1.You will get a reimbursement check :w00t:for tuition of any nursing classes that you have already completed at that point (usually Health Assessment,Pharm I, and Intro to Prof Nursing).

2.You must agree to work at ANY Baptist facility for at least two years for the tuition to be forgiven. You must not be specific about were you will not work. With the shortage of nurses though, you will have your pick of were you want to work.

3.The Tuition Deferral covers tuition ONLY ( credit hour charge, technology fee, assessment fee). All of that is the bulk of your charges anyway. You will still have the student health fee, professional insurance, parking and books (a few hundred dollars).

4. The deferral program GUARANTEES you a job, once you pass boards. Also you get preference when applying for the nurse tech positions at Baptist. And from what I hear other nurses say, Baptist has the highest paid nurses. I work at Methodist and our nurses don't make as much.

5. You still get any financial aid that you qualified for outside of the tuition deferral. Pell grant, loans, Scholarships, TSAC.....it will all be refunded to you :balloons:each semester after fee payment. The tuition deferral amount will appear on your student acct as a credit which deducts the total of your tuition, leaving only your fees to come out of any of your financial aid amounts.

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I am interested in the night/weekend program at BCHS, as well. Currently, I do not have the option of not working but I really do not want to do what I am doing for the rest of my life. Hopefully, my application/admission process will go smoothly and I will be a step closer to becoming a nurse.

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Is the nights and weekends program a full time load like a day time program would be? I was just wondering because I have to work, so I can pay off the student loans I have already aquired getting a degree that I no longer want to use. Anyway, anyone that can answer this for me, thanks in advance.

JLD

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The night & weekend program IS full time once you start you clinical rotations. Our clinical rotations are like this... from Adult Health I forward, the classes are 6 weeks each, thats 2 clinical classes in ONE trimester. Our clinical classes are on a progression plan. Only one evening/weekend clinical class is offered at a time. The people you take Adult I with for six weeks (5 credit hours), will be the same people you take Adult II (5 credit hours)with the next six weeks...that's at least 10 hours for each trimester. When you add on the other classes like Pharmacology (2 credits) or Nursing Leadership (3 credits), you will be a full time student. Most of the students in my class work full time day jobs, and have been able to maintain school and work so far.

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The night & weekend program IS full time once you start you clinical rotations. Our clinical rotations are like this... from Adult Health I forward, the classes are 6 weeks each, thats 2 clinical classes in ONE trimester. Our clinical classes are on a progression plan. Only one evening/weekend clinical class is offered at a time. The people you take Adult I with for six weeks (5 credit hours), will be the same people you take Adult II (5 credit hours)with the next six weeks...that's at least 10 hours for each trimester. When you add on the other classes like Pharmacology (2 credits) or Nursing Leadership (3 credits), you will be a full time student. Most of the students in my class work full time day jobs, and have been able to maintain school and work so far.

Thank you so much. I am planning on applying here for Fall 2008. I already have a BS in something else and this seems like a program that I can get in and stay in. Thanks again.

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Is the Baptist Nights and Weekends program 3 years. i received their packet and it looks like it is only 3 years. I am applying for Fall of 2008 program and was just wondering thanks.

JLD

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From start to finish the overall program is four years if you follow the suggested curriculum, full time. For transfer students, of course it's shorter than that, it all depends on how many general education credits you transfer in with. Outside of your gen ed courses, the nursing courses are 2 years start to finish...full time, 3 trimesters per year. If you chose to not take the full course load, of course it is longer. Good Luck!

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Thanks for you post, which are very helpful. I'm about to take Health Assessment, Intro to Nurs, and Medical Terminology. Would you recommend my to take Pharm I instead of Medical Term? Also, I' very interested in the deferment program, so what type of questions would the panel be asking? Anything would help out a lot. Thanks in advance!!

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Yes you can. I am an evening weekend student at baptist about to graduate and have worked the whole time.

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hey im a senior in high school and im really considering bchs but i have heard that the test to get in is hard and i dont know the requirements? but the question that i cant seem to find the answer to id do bchs have suites or dorms? and are that nice ? it woudl be nice if it could be answered fairly quick thank!!

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Yes I believe they have some kind of dorms because I had a friend go there and she stayed on campus. Also the entrance exam is just basic math, english, science, ect. Similar to the ACT. I don't think it's very hard!

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