I applied to FSU first and will find out in mid October whether or not I got in. If not then I will apply to UAB Fall 2012, mainly b/c that is where my dad & aunt went. My aunt is also a professor there in the masters program in nursing, so how could I not go, especially seeing that if I I could always go to her if I didn't understand or needed advice;0) Of course it would be out of state for me, but UAB is a very good nursing school!!! I don't think I would have trouble getting in seeing that they accept from 150-200 students each semester!!!
This program is maybe not considered accelerated, but it it way shorter than any program offered here where I live....most BSN programs that are not accelerated here are 4 years!! Mainly b/c you have to become an RN first then go another 2 years to get your BSN. So UAB is shorter to me even if it's not 12 months...it's only a year and a half long program
There are two programs from two different schools offering a standard BSN, but it's 2 years. So either way I would rather go to UAB than attend school several more months, especially with 3 kids!!