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droop, no harm, no foul :)

Homework and school-work is a good thing. It allows you apply what you learned prior to an exam on paper (reduces the probability that you get an F on your exam). It trains you to look for specific areas that the instructor wants you to know... (I learned this from my previous University instructors).

Home/school-work is a type of teacher-to-student feedback tool. Taking away homework actually makes it much harder on the student. It makes one directionless in terms of what to study.

Whether or not courses are easy is irrelevant if its difficult to absorb the material. I don't want to be passing my courses, then finding out that I haven't learned anything.

A school's passing rate doesn't account for any after-school tutoring centers the student takes.

For a non-Korean like me, I'm afraid of losing out on opportunities that the school has (i.e.group tutoring, study sessions, etc).

Thanks for the advice, looking forward to completing the program.

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Hi Gentlemen (extrastinky and droop),

I was told that the tuition does not depend on how many units you take. The school told me they charge by the semester, so even if I take 11 units a semester, I would still have to pay the full price for the semester, as if I were taking 15 units. Have you heard anything like that before?

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Thanks for sharing. I saw the $76,900 price tag and it made my decision for me about this school.

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Thanks for your kind help, "Extrastinky", I guess private nursing schools are no different from used car salespersons- find the fool who is willing to pay the most for the least...AAAArrrrrrrrrHHHHH!!!!

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caliotter3, keep in mind, this doesn't include other costs that may incurred (admission, library use, etc).

Are you deciding not to go because of the cost? Your alternative is to be on waiting lists in different schools...

kayipster, lol. Thats why I don't buy cars from dealerships.

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I'm looking at WGU, where six months of tuition is only $4250, and one comes away with a BSN. Seems to be a better alternative, although I could see this school being reasonable at half the cost if there were not a less expensive opportunity out there.

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Well, you can always take your GE classes at your local community college and transfer the credits to Shepherd University. It makes it way cheaper.

WGN looks like a nice school, however its exclusively an online school...How would one get internships.

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WGU offers clinical placements at five or more facilities in the greater Los Angeles area, one of them being Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

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X-tra Stinky : Do you mind telling me what classes are transferable to their ADN program? I have just finished my prerequisites this quarter at a community college and I called them this afternoon, a Japanese lady with strong accent was helping me. So did you say all the teachers are Korean? I am surprised! They told me they have BSN program. Do you know how long is the LVN and the ADN program?

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As long as you've taken some college courses, its much easier to get into the school. You might have to take the TEAS Entrance Exam, but who knows, I could be wrong.

The vast majority of the staff and the instructors are Korean. Its kinda intimidating, but just but not impossible to get things done. Just be patient.

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jojodordor, first look at the classes/price list I posted here.

Any classes on the year 1 list are transferable. As long as you've taken some college courses, its much easier to get into the school. You might have to take the TEAS Entrance Exam, but who knows, I could be wrong. If you already have a bachelor's degree like me, you're exempt from the exam.

The vast majority of the staff and the instructors are Korean. Its kinda intimidating, but just but not impossible to get things done. Just be patient.

The person you should speak to is Kyle M. Cho (Director of International Student Services) (213)481-1313 he's one of the most coherent, English speaking admissions staff that will guide you step-by-step through the process. Hurry up though, Spring semester starts January.

Thanks for the information! I am interested in their LVN and BSN program at Shepherd. I don't have a bachelor's degree in other field but I am taking TEAS test in January (haven't started studied yet! >_

Jojo

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Any time! :)

Like you, I was thinking about just getting LVN certified, but there are other cheaper schools that finishes faster (i.e., Palladium Technical Academy in El Monte has a 15month LVN program). I don't want to keep going to school my entire life, so a direct path to RN is what I want.

If you're getting a BSN, you might as well work for a M.S.N and become a teacher. If you're able to take courses at your local cc, save some money and do it. Then transfer to Shepherd.

In my opinion, the only reason to get anything higher than a ADN would be that you want to teach, work in the federal/state government, or some fancy private facility.

I have no idea on what the clinical rotations are...You should call/go in person and ask.

Good luck jojodordor and hope to see you there soon.

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