EKU ADN Acceptance
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Amy

Waynesburg, KY

#1 Nov 1, 2010
Hey everyone. Just wanted to talk to other people who have gotten accepted into the ADN program at EKU starting in January 2011. Just a few questions to ask. :)
Co worker

United States

#2 Nov 2, 2010
I graduated in 91 from the program
Amy

Somerset, KY

#3 Dec 6, 2010
How did you like it?
lol

London, KY

#4 Dec 6, 2010
91 im sure lots of things have changed in 19 yrs lollol
Ann

United States

#5 Dec 6, 2010
It is the hardest nursing program in the state. Why people go there and kill themselves getting thru is beyond me. I had friends go to other schools --UK--KSU--Morehead--and did half the work I did and their degree counts just as much as mine. I would go elsewhere. The failure rate is huge. Good Luck
Ashley

United States

#6 Dec 6, 2010
Very hard program. Go somewhere and get the same degree fot a third of the work. Few that start finish.
Amy

Somerset, KY

#7 Dec 8, 2010
I will just be honest with you all.... I pulled out of EKU's program yesterday. I have applied to the Somerset Community College nursing school that they are starting in January. The reason I pulled out of EKU was mainly because I was going to have to take my chemistry, nutrition, microbiology, and socialogy all while in nursing school. I have been going to Somerset and they do not require the Chem, nutrition, or socialogy or else I would have already taken them. So if anything, I may reapply for fall at EKU and just go ahead and knock all those extra classes out. :)
EKU nursing program tops

Richmond, KY

#8 Dec 8, 2010
The hardest nursing school in the state, produces the BEST nurses and just possibly leads to MORE job opportuniites. For those of you who "withdrew" because it was too difficult , I hope my nurse graduated from EKU, if your idea of becoming a nurse is taking the easy way out. Where your health is concerned you better be wanting the best of the best taking care of you.
Amy

Somerset, KY

#9 Dec 8, 2010
I just did it so I could knock out my other classes and then start in the fall. I look forward to the challenge of going there.
Ann

Winchester, KY

#10 Dec 8, 2010
EKU nursing program tops wrote:
The hardest nursing school in the state, produces the BEST nurses and just possibly leads to MORE job opportuniites. For those of you who "withdrew" because it was too difficult , I hope my nurse graduated from EKU, if your idea of becoming a nurse is taking the easy way out. Where your health is concerned you better be wanting the best of the best taking care of you.
I have no doubts they produce outstanding students. At the facility where I work they bring great students for clinicals. With that said the facts are that the average ADN student is looking for a way to make a decent living in a short amount of time, they are often single mothers and bearing big student loans. They just want a way to provide adequate nursing care, make a living and survive. I am sure it would be great if all nurses could make it at EKU and graduate but that is an impossiblity. There are 5500 vacant nursing jobs in the state of Kentucky and with the average age of a nurse today that will increase greatly in a few short years. So the point I am making is it would be wonderful if everybody could stand the rigors of that program but not everyone can nor do they have the luxury of taking a greater chance of failing. As far as opportunity goes I do not believe being an EKU graduate assures anyone of a better job. Facilities need staff and a community college nurse will get the job as quickly as an EKU nurse. The nursing professors would like the public to believe that because it is a great program your degree will mean more. All it really means is you are intelligent and willing to suffer thru more. That is certainly two good traits but it is quite pompous to believe there are not good nurses from other programs. They all take the same boards so if they are that much worse would they not fail the board examination? Bottom line is go somewhere that gives you a fighting chance to be successful for the time and money you have put into a two or four year program.
Rachel

Richmond, KY

#11 Dec 12, 2010
Ann wrote:
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I have no doubts they produce outstanding students. At the facility where I work they bring great students for clinicals. With that said the facts are that the average ADN student is looking for a way to make a decent living in a short amount of time, they are often single mothers and bearing big student loans. They just want a way to provide adequate nursing care, make a living and survive. I am sure it would be great if all nurses could make it at EKU and graduate but that is an impossiblity. There are 5500 vacant nursing jobs in the state of Kentucky and with the average age of a nurse today that will increase greatly in a few short years. So the point I am making is it would be wonderful if everybody could stand the rigors of that program but not everyone can nor do they have the luxury of taking a greater chance of failing. As far as opportunity goes I do not believe being an EKU graduate assures anyone of a better job. Facilities need staff and a community college nurse will get the job as quickly as an EKU nurse. The nursing professors would like the public to believe that because it is a great program your degree will mean more. All it really means is you are intelligent and willing to suffer thru more. That is certainly two good traits but it is quite pompous to believe there are not good nurses from other programs. They all take the same boards so if they are that much worse would they not fail the board examination? Bottom line is go somewhere that gives you a fighting chance to be successful for the time and money you have put into a two or four year program.
Well Said. Run from their program and go somewhere else. It is a heartless place.
graduate

Richmond, KY

#12 Dec 12, 2010
I agree to disagree. I do the hiring at the facility that I work for and I do look at what school you have graduated from. I want the best nurses available to take care of the patients and I feel that I get that from an EKU graduate. It is not what the professors want you to believe, it is true that EKU has the best program. However, it doesn't mean that I won't hire from another college but I do look at the school. You are correct when saying that we all take the same boards however, I'm greateful for everything that I learned in the ADN program and the BSN. It got me the position that I have today. It is very hard work and you basically give up your social and home life to do it, but in the end, the paycheck is well worth it. Good Luck, wherever you go.
Either Way

Somerset, KY

#13 Dec 12, 2010
I would be proud either way to have my RN :) I just got accepted to Somerset Community College's new ADN program starting up in January! It is so much closer to home and this is worked out great for me. I sent EKU an email telling them I would not be attending their program in January. SCC is a much closer drive for me and I am very blessed!
Ann

Richmond, KY

#14 Dec 12, 2010
graduate wrote:
I agree to disagree. I do the hiring at the facility that I work for and I do look at what school you have graduated from. I want the best nurses available to take care of the patients and I feel that I get that from an EKU graduate. It is not what the professors want you to believe, it is true that EKU has the best program. However, it doesn't mean that I won't hire from another college but I do look at the school. You are correct when saying that we all take the same boards however, I'm greateful for everything that I learned in the ADN program and the BSN. It got me the position that I have today. It is very hard work and you basically give up your social and home life to do it, but in the end, the paycheck is well worth it. Good Luck, wherever you go.
Again I say it is a great program but everybody does not have the luxury of taking the chance of not being successful just to say they graduated from EKU. Many people are in need of being able to make a living as quickly as possible to support themselves and children. If a person is able to get a better chance of finishing somewhere else why take this chance? Folks are insinuating that EKU grads make far more money than others. I am sure when you are selecting someone for an entry level position in your organization you don't give the EKU graduate (if they have the same experience) more of a wage. I am saying an EKU degree in nursing is WONDERFUL but there is not enough difference to justify what is expected of the students and the high failure rate. Also, if you are going out of state, do you really think an organization will hire an EKU grad before a UK grad? I think not. Most people would consider the UK name much more prestigous. Let's all just be grateful we have a job and made it thru what is a difficult program anywhere and stop downing fellow programs.

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#15 Dec 12, 2010
I have to agree, eku may be the best, but it is harder and takes A LOT of commitment!
I am currently working my way into the program. I have one more semester before i have enough credits for the program itself.

I have also talked with a lot students who are currently in it and one of my closest friends graduated last spring. They all agree it is hard, and they do try to scare you out of the program. But if you have your mind set on it, then you will succeed!
good

Richmond, KY

#16 Dec 12, 2010
Ann wrote:
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Again I say it is a great program but everybody does not have the luxury of taking the chance of not being successful just to say they graduated from EKU. Many people are in need of being able to make a living as quickly as possible to support themselves and children. If a person is able to get a better chance of finishing somewhere else why take this chance? Folks are insinuating that EKU grads make far more money than others. I am sure when you are selecting someone for an entry level position in your organization you don't give the EKU graduate (if they have the same experience) more of a wage. I am saying an EKU degree in nursing is WONDERFUL but there is not enough difference to justify what is expected of the students and the high failure rate. Also, if you are going out of state, do you really think an organization will hire an EKU grad before a UK grad? I think not. Most people would consider the UK name much more prestigous. Let's all just be grateful we have a job and made it thru what is a difficult program anywhere and stop downing fellow programs.
I was not downing any program. Just gave my personal opinion. Nursing school is hard no matter where you go. I chose EKU. Good luck.
graduate

Richmond, KY

#17 Dec 12, 2010
Sorry, I usually change my name to the subject at hand. Forgot to change it back.
question

Irvine, KY

#18 Aug 6, 2011
How do you all know that EKU's program is harder than others? Did you start at EKU and then go to another??

Anyways, what's the guidelines for getting accepted? Do they go by a points system? If so can anyone tell me more about that. Do you get any points for having a degree?
Mel

Stanford, KY

#19 Aug 6, 2011
question wrote:
How do you all know that EKU's program is harder than others? Did you start at EKU and then go to another??
Anyways, what's the guidelines for getting accepted? Do they go by a points system? If so can anyone tell me more about that. Do you get any points for having a degree?
One way you know is by asking what the percent is of students that begin the program actually finish the program. I think you will find the failure rate to be quite high at EKU and that is very sad if you owe lots of student loans and do not have a degree to show for it.
Right Thing

United States

#20 Aug 8, 2011
My sister & I both are nurses & have been for quite a long time.She went to EKU & graduated at the top of her class.While I went to another college & graduated with high honors.Back then my nursing program pass rate was 1% higher than EKU.So yes EKU has a great program but others are right up at the top.Just do some research & find out all about the nursing programs in this area.Best of everything glad to have fresh faces & fresh feet mine are tired HaHa!!!

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