does a school with no wait list exist in AZ? - page 2

:dzed:GAH!I cant wait 2 years just to START school....does a no or much smaller wait list exist in the pheonix metro area of arizona? I found GCU but I hear bad things about them, they are suuuuper... Read More

  1. Visit  hilzaberry} profile page
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    Quote from eggleton68
    Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Az goes by a point system. An advisor told me that to get into the program, you need to have at least 64.5 points. I currently have 62.5 and don't know if I should even bother. To be accepted, you have to have a current C.N.A license. If you are like me, I took the C.N.A. course 2 years ago and my license has lapsed. The Arizona Nursing Board will not remind you that you no longer are licensed and the license is not good for two years. It actually expires on your birthday of the year it is suppose to expire. If that makes any sense. I think I'd rather go the Fast Track L.P.N. route at Gateway. Does anybody know if there is a wait for this program and if it is worth it? Also, does anybody know if you take the HESI exam agin, do you get to keep the highest score or your most recent score? That's the only way I will get enough points to apply for the CAC program. I'll have to get 95% on A&P and Math......
    It sounds like the CNA license works kind of like the paramedic one did when I had it back in California...I don't know if this will work for a CNA re-cert but it's worth a shot. There are a BUNCH of positions (at least here in Phoenix) listed around for CNAs in hospitals and other major care centers...because you have already had a prior certification (and would be in a care facility where interning takes place regularly) there MIGHT be a possible way for you to arrange a "work while you re-cert" situation (per proving basic knowledge via an initial pre-hire paper test). Never hurts to ask! I've had quite a few friends who've done it

    I had a couple of friends who had expired licenses
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  3. Visit  eggleton68} profile page
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    Wow, thanks for the suggestion. I will start calling on monday!
  4. Visit  hilzaberry} profile page
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    Quote from eggleton68
    Wow, thanks for the suggestion. I will start calling on monday!
    No problem! Remember I am not 100% sure but it's still worth a try...Also if your interested in continuing your schooling to become an RN and getting a position in a hospital (or other place that pays for school) DO NOT MENTION YOUR INTENT TO CONTINUE BEING A STUDENT!!! The reason there are so many EMT, Phlebotomy, CNA, PMT, and other support position jobs open right now is BECAUSE everyone is swamping the nursing field. When you go into an interview for a position they REALLY are looking for someone who is in it for the long run rather than someone who is looking for a time filler position but sadly those of us who are high and dry on wait lists don't have many options. It sucks there is a stigma but it's true...

    OH and if your also not getting luck in AZ I know for A FACT that California is much better to their health care workers so if your open to the idea of moving west it may be a good idea to take a road trip to do some homework! I lived and worked in Redlands California (near Palm Springs on the road to LA). It was out of LA so no traffic, near the mountains but not IN them and was REALLY great for medical stuff since it was near the military base AND Loma Linda Medical School! Then again you'd pretty much be okay as long as you stay the hell away from down town LA...

    Once again GOOD LUCK! I hope this helps medical jobs and stuff are hard to figure out without finding people who've actually gone through the EXACT SAME THINGS you have.
  5. Visit  ASHR} profile page
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    Quote from eggleton68
    Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Az goes by a point system. An advisor told me that to get into the program, you need to have at least 64.5 points. I currently have 62.5 and don't know if I should even bother. To be accepted, you have to have a current C.N.A license. If you are like me, I took the C.N.A. course 2 years ago and my license has lapsed. The Arizona Nursing Board will not remind you that you no longer are licensed and the license is not good for two years. It actually expires on your birthday of the year it is suppose to expire. If that makes any sense. I think I'd rather go the Fast Track L.P.N. route at Gateway. Does anybody know if there is a wait for this program and if it is worth it? Also, does anybody know if you take the HESI exam agin, do you get to keep the highest score or your most recent score? That's the only way I will get enough points to apply for the CAC program. I'll have to get 95% on A&P and Math......
    You are aloud to take it up to three times. I am a CAC student and I didn't get in because I am not a Pinal county resident which counts for 5 points.
  6. Visit  Arizonachic} profile page
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    ASHR,
    Can you tell me about the Hesi test @ Cac?
  7. Visit  bratmobile} profile page
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    Did you check out CAC? my niece may be starting this Fall but she is technically Pinal County in QC. When I called about their RN refresher program they said if I was Maricopa County they just wouldn't let me in..!
    Last edit by bratmobile on Dec 13, '11
  8. Visit  jwalsh} profile page
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    Brookline College in Phoenix is fully accredited and has no wait list!!
  9. Visit  kdrm} profile page
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    Since you're in the Phoenix Metro area, consider the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) with the Maricopa community college system and their partner universities (currently ASU, NAU & Univ of Phoenix, more coming).

    There is no wait list for the CEP; it is competitive entry. You do have to be on Maricopa's wait list to apply for the CEP, but you get on the wait list as soon as you've completed only four classes:
    • CHM130 w/lab or one year of high school chem
    • BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • PSY 101 Intro to Psychology (or PSY 240)
    • MAT 120 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)

    To apply for the CEP, you do need to complete additional Maricopa co reqs

    • CRE 101 Critical Reading (or test exempt on placement test)
    • ENG 101
    • ENG 102
    • BIOL 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO 205 Microbiology (with lab)
    • any humanities elective

    AND the partner universities additional prerequisites, which vary. For ASU (which does not allow HS chem for application to the CEP) you only need two more:

    • HCR 240 Human Pathophysiology
    • MAT 142 College Mathematics (or higher)

    Compare that to ASU's requirements for direct admission to their BSN. All of the above, PLUS:

    • HCR 210, 220 & 230
    • NTR 241
    • statistics
    • another psych (requires both PGS101 and CDE232)

    Most nursing programs require those first four courses at least. Registration is still open for summer classes. At only $81/credit hour, it's a significantly cheaper way to get your prereqs done for any program you end up applying to later anyway.
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