Olivet Nazarene University Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing

1.74 out of 5 stars
(32 Reviews)
  • Bourbonnais (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $36,070
20% of 32 students said this degree improved their career prospects
25% of 32 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.3 out of 5 stars
OlivetABSN - 3/12/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"This is worst ABSN Program in the whole world. They are all about stealing your money. They make you run errands and waste all your time in this program. Almost all their faculty lack real world nursing experience and are completely out of touch with real world nursing. You should not be teaching core class unless you have experience as a hospital/clinic/nursing home unit nurse for at least 10 years. This faculty here just don't have it as many have not even worked full time on a unit for 5 years. Many got their MSN while working part time for 1 to 2 years so that they get cushy nursing faculty job and then they get in constant argument with students to relieve their ego and to make them look like experts. Worst school and program ever. Do not enroll here."
1.6 out of 5 stars
jinglebells - 12/17/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Tabaka is so controlling. Same thing with Brooke Piper (just became MSN coordinator). They are running the ABSN program at Oakbrook to make money for the school and do not care about the students. Run from this school as they have no religious believes. They are trying to rob students of their money"
2.4 out of 5 stars
ABSN student - 6/3/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"I can testify to the fact that all the comments below are true about the ABSN nursing program in Oakbrook. Please read them thoroughly before taking the risk to enroll in this program. I graduated in Summer 2017 after bouncing through many hoops the school throws at students here. Someone below posted about a student in my cohort, Joee, getting arrested after a court order was filed against him by a Professor who went after him by making up an academic integrity claim. I know him personally and heard about what he had to go through over past two years.........so sad. Imagine a school making a student spend time in jail for trying to better himself and destroying his student life just for trying to become a compassionate nurse. This is ONU for you. Avoid this school at all cost!!!!!!!!!"
2.0 out of 5 stars
nurse - 5/22/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"Olivet Nursing ABSN Program is akin to the burning cross they have in their University logo. They want students to burn and die at this school and only interested in their money. Staff are faculty are unsupportive and always complaining about things rather than helping students. They will create reasons to get you out if they do not like you. A classmate in my cohort was kicked out of the ABSN program for a random reason and for complaining about a Professor here for unfair treatment. He is in ton of debt now, living with depression, anxiety, and without a nursing degree. He was the most compassionate and caring person that I have met in my life and would have become a great nurse. I recently heard the school also filed a lawsuit and had him arrested for reasons he was not involved in. Save yourself money and time and go to a different school. Please take this seriously. DO YOU WANT ALL THIS TROUBLE FOR YOURSELF?"
1.8 out of 5 stars
RN - 5/17/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Olivet Nursing ABSN Program is akin to the burning cross they have in their University logo. They want students to burn and die at this school and only interested in their money. Staff are faculty are unsupportive and always complaining about things rather than helping students. They will create reasons to get you out if they do not like you. A classmate in my cohort was kicked out of the ABSN program for a random reason and for complaining about a Professor here for unfair treatment. He is in ton of debt now, living with depression, anxiety, and without a nursing degree. He was the most compassionate and caring person that I have met in my life and would have become a great nurse. I recently heard the school also filed a lawsuit and had him arrested for reasons he was not involved in. Save yourself money and time and go to a different school. Please take this seriously. DO YOU WANT ALL THIS TROUBLE FOR YOURSELF?"
1.4 out of 5 stars
Graduated student - 5/6/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I just want to start off saying that I have graduated this program and have gone through all 4 levels of the ABSN program. Often times on these reviews, I notice that the students who are saying that it isn't bad have not gone through the program entirely. The first two semesters are the easiest, which should be taken with a grain of salt because it is still very challenging. However, once you get to level 3 there are specialized classes along with Adult health II and 3 clinical's in one semester. Specifically for me, level 3 was challenging and because all of the professors and directors of this program always told us that this was the hardest level, I thought I had overcome the worst. But no, level 4 includes capstone, which is 180 hours and adult health III, which is the hardest class in the program. There are also two filler classes that include lots of busy work including essays due weekly. Level 4 is no joke, it is very difficult. I struggled with Adult health III, but luckily I was able to get the hang of it towards the end. This program is HARD and it is so rewarding when you finish, but there is absolutely no direction. The school will change policies in between semesters making it harder for the students who are currently in the program. Students who have terrible attitudes and make a point to constantly argue with professors never finish this program. Students who work while in this program are also more likely to fail a class or fail out of the program because there isn't enough time to study. The professors are not very helpful and it is important to read the book and really understand the material because there is no teaching in this program, there may only be some power points that are not very helpful. If you decide to come to this school (please don't), during orientation try to become friends with students who are in a higher level because they will give helpful tips on how to study/pass a class. If you fail a class in either level 1 or level 2, do not stay in the program, go somewhere else because it will be likely that you might fail another class. If you fail 2 classes, you are out if the program. Before you start any level, you will have to take a math test and if you do not pass with a 100% within 3 tries, you will have to sit out a semester while the rest of your class moves onto the next semester. I am not a student that slacks off, I was in the same boat as a prospective student thinking that the negative reviews from this program were from students who did not work hard at all, but I was wrong. This school sets people up to fail, it is not like other programs that will help students and ensure that they pass. I have seen some of the smartest people that I started off with have to retake a class because of one terrible exam that completely destroyed their exam average (77% or higher). Please consider this review when choosing an absn program, 16 months sounds amazing to get a bachelors in nursing, but out of the 50+ students that started out in my cohort, only 20 that I started out with graduated within 16 months."
2.5 out of 5 stars
NOT WORTH IT - 4/14/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I did like everyone else, and I read the reviews. I did not have any issues with the professors in the first quarter. I do want to say this, Olivet is very very expensive, the make you buy a book package of 1,000 bucks plus in the first quarter, plus other books (mind you these books are only for the first 2 quarters). They also make you pay to take exams every week, and not to mention the cost of the,uniforms drug, background, and physical, The school is already extremely expensive I think books and uniforms should be provided. I honestly would like to tell people to go to their community college get the ADN, and then work on the BSN in order to save money because Olivet's ABSN program is a financial nightmare!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Liza - 4/13/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I first attended Purdue in 2016 to acquire my RN-BSN degree, that was a fail due to the program lack of assistance and grading system. I transferred to Olivet and graduated in 2018. The program was easy to me, I was irritated with the lack of consistency with APA grading. I graduated with a 3.3 GPA, and that was with doing the minimum or you can say a lack of really trying. I wish schools offered the opportunity to take more than one class at a time, to accelerate the program. Yes, I do work full-time and have children as well. I am currently thinking about Olivet in pursuing my FNP; since I'm already established there with paperwork."
1.9 out of 5 stars
Student - 3/29/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"Do not go to this University. I am a student at the Main Campus. Professors are not clear with expectations. The administrators do not care about student success. Seems staff are openly prejudiced here. They do not like minority students here. The Dean of the program is openly prejudiced."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Awful process - 3/10/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Be careful with this school ! The admission office is a mess. I dropped a class because I was going through some personal issues, the office told me to stop any activities in the class, so I did, next thing I know they gave me a failing grand and disqualified me from the program, even though I sent all my paperwork not once but twice . I dont believe this is a Christian school bunch of liars"
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