Accelarated Programs

  1. Hi! I am new to this site but thankful I've found this! I have been trying to do research to locate some sort of accelarated RN program in the Valley. I already hold a Bachelor's in Biology and am trying to find something along the lines of a 1-year accelarted nursing program. Does anyone know if there is a school like this here in Phoenix?? Or am I totally crazy for thinking I could find a program like this?
    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks :wink2:
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  3. by   puresass
    try checking allnursingschools.com. it's a great place to start.

    good luck!!
  4. by   selaz
    Quote from sj6074
    Hi! I am new to this site but thankful I've found this! I have been trying to do research to locate some sort of accelarated RN program in the Valley. I already hold a Bachelor's in Biology and am trying to find something along the lines of a 1-year accelarted nursing program. Does anyone know if there is a school like this here in Phoenix?? Or am I totally crazy for thinking I could find a program like this?
    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks :wink2:
    Hi There,

    I don't know of any accelerated 1-year programs, but the Maricopa Community Colleges and ASU both have a couple accelerated options that are 16 months long. U of A in Tuscon also has a 14-month BSN program for those who already have a Bachelor's degree. Hope that helps some.
  5. by   Kabin
    A few weeks back an ASU faculty professor responsible for researching the ASU 2nd degree BSN program sent me an email request to complete a survey.

    You can call ASU to get the latest info but clearly ASU is behind the curve as the U of A has had this options for a few semesters. Here's some snippits of the email I received:

    Arizona State University College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation is exploring the possibility of developing and offering a dynamic and innovative baccalaureate degree in nursing curriculum designed specifically for non-traditional 2nd degree students.

    While a 2nd degree baccalaureate nursing program track option does not currently exist at ASU, the important information you provide by completing this survey will assist our efforts to plan for the future.
    ...
    And as was already stated ASU and others have accelerated traditional programs. ASU's is 16 months and could easily be trimmed back as there is significant overlap in course material. I understand ASU is revamping their curriculum as well.
    Last edit by Kabin on Sep 20, '06
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from Selaz
    Tuscon
    :angryfire
  7. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    :angryfire

  8. by   selaz
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    :angryfire
    Oops! Ha ha...sorry. It's TuCSon. Lived in AZ all my life and I'll never get it right.
  9. by   cardiacRN2006
    Yes, it was a bad day that day for me! Sorry about the evil flames...
  10. by   maverickemt
    Hi, Can you give me some advice? How competitive are the nursing schools in AZ? I am a male, 27 y/o, and a student who wants to pursue another career as a nurse (RN). i have applied to the U of A program but doubt that i will get in because they accept the top students (people with a 3.7). So good luck because i need some it also!
  11. by   selaz
    Quote from maverickemt
    Hi, Can you give me some advice? How competitive are the nursing schools in AZ? I am a male, 27 y/o, and a student who wants to pursue another career as a nurse (RN). i have applied to the U of A program but doubt that i will get in because they accept the top students (people with a 3.7). So good luck because i need some it also!
    Hi There --

    Both U of A and ASU are very competetive. ASU uses a point system as a means of admission. I believe a total of 7 points are possible: you get the point value of your GPA (3.7 GPA = 3.7 points), 1 point for your NET reading score, 1 point for your NET math score, and 1 point for an essay that you write on site after taking the NET. From what I understand, every year the point cut-off gets higher and higher. I can't remember what the cutoff point value was last time I asked (last year). You can find out from ASU, though. Make an appointment with an advisor (you'll need to fax your transcripts ahead of time). If you have the grades (find out what the cutoff was at ASU), I'd really recommend going that route because the MCCD (community colleges in the Phoenix area) have a very long wait. They accept all students that meet the minimum requirements on a first come first-served basis. Although, you can cover your bases by applying to the community colleges as well. If you have the dough, check out Grand Canyon University --don't think it is as competitive as ASU. Hope that helps!
  12. by   newstudent2007
    Quote from sj6074
    Hi! I am new to this site but thankful I've found this! I have been trying to do research to locate some sort of accelarated RN program in the Valley. I already hold a Bachelor's in Biology and am trying to find something along the lines of a 1-year accelarted nursing program. Does anyone know if there is a school like this here in Phoenix?? Or am I totally crazy for thinking I could find a program like this?
    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks :wink2:
    For someone who already has a BA degree, I'm beginning to think that MEPN programs might be the way to go. AN MEPN program, (Master's Entry Professional Nurse) allows a student with a BA degree to earn RN licensure while earning an MSN. They typically work like this: The first year is a "bridge" year, where RN eligibility is earned. The Student then takes the NCLEX-RN, and provisionally licensed in that State only. (after graduation it becomes full licensure). The next year to year and one-half is spent earning the MSN, in either Advanced Practice or a NP specialty. Advantages- you're not having to earn an ADN or BSN, and that saves considerable time. Disadvantages- None currently exist in AZ, but for students willing to relocate for school, it is a fantastic option. Students are admitted based on GRE scores, undergrad gpa, references and an essay. Some programs even offer the neccessary pre-reqs, for students with non-science BA degrees, in an intensive Summer Session, prior to Fall admittance. The good news? No wait lists, as students who aren't accepted must re-apply next year. There are excellent programs in Vermont, at the University of Vermont, and at Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (MGHIHP) in Boston. The Mass General program is especially noteworthy because of Mass General Hospital's reputation as a teaching institution for Harvard Med. School. A top shelf program!
  13. by   Multicollinearity
    How can a student take A&P I, A&P II, Microbiology, Statistics, Nutrition, Human Development, etc all during a summer pre-session?
  14. by   newstudent2007
    Quote from multicollinarity
    How can a student take A&P I, A&P II, Microbiology, Statistics, Nutrition, Human Development, etc all during a summer pre-session?
    Note that I said "necessary" pre-reqs. Some of the courses that you've alluded to aren't considered pre-reqs, but are built into the program, so in essence they aren't required to be taken beforehand. If someone has an interest, consult the individual program's websites for further info. The curricular plan of study is outlined there.

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