Yes, this course is included in the tuition. In fact, Kaplan Nursing is used throughout the entire 15 month accelerated program and I definitely felt that it was helpful to practice NCLEX questions throughout my studies.
Most people finished their finals on the last Thursday in April. Those in the dual degree program finished the masters level class on the second Tuesday in May. Those taking other non-nursing electives finished their classes sometime in the second week of May.
Graduation was during the third week (Grad Alley – Tuesday evening, Yankee Stadium – Wednesday morning, Nursing breakfast & Commencement – Friday morning). My sister also surprised me getting sending me an iPad for graduation (and yes, I’m using it right now to type!). 🙂
The following week we did the 180 question diagnostic. And 3 question trainers. And we reviewed every single question.
The last week of May, we attended 4 days of 10am to 5pm classes where we focused on answering 60 questions per class to master the “decision tree”.
Since then, I’ve been doing 50 questions a day, reviewing medications (2 pages a day since there are about 70 pages in the RN Course book to remember!). Tomorrow, I’ll take another exam.
So far, NYU sent out the information to New York State at the end of May so hopefully by mid June, I will receive my ATT, or ‘permission to test’ and I will be able to register for the NCLEX for mid July.
As for job searching (since a few readers have reached out to me for me to write about this topic)- I haven’t sent out applications yet. As for my classmates, some who have done externships in NYC have a job and will begin orientation in July. Others in Michigan, Texas, and upstate New York already have a job for them as well. However, the vast majority do not have jobs yet. But I am confident that we will soon!
A few classmates have also decided that going into the Masters program for their NP was a priority. One will attend PACE University for the Family NP program and another will attend Columbia for the acute care NP program.
I hope that by writing this, it will help you gain some insight into the NYU accelerated nursing program. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at jesschang07 @gmail.com.