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I have attended NKU for 2 years andAverageMechanical Engineering
I have attended NKU for 2 years and being a full time student with a MMET major (or any other engineering type major) is a struggle. The reason why is because all of your gen ed classes will be between the times of 8am to 2pm Monday thru Friday, but your major specific classes will only be on Monday's or Wednesday's from 6:15pm to 9pm. The other problem is (at least for me) that most of my professors were not American born professors. My chemistry professor was from France (those classes were on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:45pm to 9pm). Then 80% of my EGT professors were from Saudi Arabia or some other Middle Eastern Country, and about 50% of the Engineering students are from a Middle Eastern countries as well so when I say you can't understand what your professors says you can not understand them. Also some of your professors expect you to do group projects so you better know Arabic because they won't help with the project.
2nd Year Male -- Class 1922
University Resource Use/ spending: A, Innovation: F
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Regardless of what nursing program you attend, youQuite BrightNursing
Regardless of what nursing program you attend, you will find that most of the students believe they are rocket scientists for being accepted into the program, certainly happens at NKU. The instructors are no different in this way of thinking. In reality, the program does not consist of difficult material; it's nursing! If you have a good memory, can grasp the concept of basic science and basic math, then fret not; you will be fine. Especially with all the leniency, they allow to people once you make it into the third/ fourth semester. Also, many students will do the assigned work and pass it out to their friends, so no worries.

Some of the instructors are great, some seem to have untreated "emotional issues", some use their authority unfairly, and some don't think policies and regulations, especially for the students benefit are all that important. You will be told things that are not true or are inaccurate regarding things in the classroom and with regards to policies, etc., so always do your research.

Many of the students acted as if they had to develop the "mean girl" attitude to survive high school and then had to bring that high school mentality to college. Gossip, cattiness, attitudes such as "no, I'm first" or, " If I get to do it, then I am more important" were everywhere; just very childish and "lizard brain" thinking. There was always a "mother hen" of the various "groups", with her submissive little ducklings following behind. Group work was a joke. It was like all the girls would allow their "leader' to tell them everything they needed to do (they had no need to think), and if anyone else made a suggestion, the "evil eye" was given (nothing was allowed to be "fetch" if the leader didn't say so), regardless of how much better another idea or plan may have been (logic was not allowed). I guess this was the overall theme of the program and seems to be the theme of nursing in general. Understanding one's place in a hierarchy of student/teacher or employee/boss is one thing, but nursing takes it to another level. You will be submissive.The system of nursing needs to change in general, not just within NKU's program. Most nurses, from my clinical experiences, seem to be catty and very judgemental. Research even supports this as a career wide issue. So if this is your cup of tea, go for it, but otherwise, find another career; one where true talent can shine, or join the system to change it. For most, nursing is for those who are too scared to chase dreams, or their dreams fell through. After what I have witnessed, I will be finding a different career.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2019
Campus Maintenance: A-, Innovation: F
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Horrible university, everyone leavesBrightUndecided
Horrible university, everyone leaves on weekends. Everything closes. If you get "off campus' it doesn't even feel like a college! I would NOT recommend to anyone!
1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Perceived Campus Safety: B, Individual Value: F
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