does a school with no wait list exist in AZ?

  1. 0 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 expensive, and it's a christian based school and Im not christian....HELP! Its been a couple years since I was in college, Ive ost touch on how things are done...responses are much appreciated
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    From 'tempe,az'; Joined May '11; Posts: 3.

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  4. Visit  Southern Magnolia} profile page
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    NAU and ASU have no wait list but it is competitive to get in.
  5. Visit  nervousjerk} profile page
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    I know NAU, but Im in chandler. I thought ASU did? You sure? Whats the requirements, considering it's competative...my highschool grades werent great, but thats because I was a jerk. Boy do i regret that. Anyhow, do you know any info for getting an edge?
  6. Visit  AZMOMO2} profile page
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    Central Arizona College which is a Community College is a points based entry program. They say they do not keep a waitlist. You can look into it.
  7. Visit  Southern Magnolia} profile page
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    Your title said AZ (not Phoenix metro) so that's why I suggested NAU. I would just check Asu's web site. Typically, BSN programs don't have wait lists b/ c admission is based on gpa in prerequisites, exam scores and such - where community colleges admit anyone that has met the minimum requirements. If you haven't taken your prerequisites that will be your first step once you decide on a program. As for an edge - get the best grades you can in prerequisites.
  8. Visit  chanks} profile page
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    I am in Tucson, just starting at Pima. I have some previous college credits and need 4 classes (chm, bio, both a/p) before applying for the program. I figure there are other classes to take while I wait, like Spanish. I'm counting on a lot of people losing patience with the wait. Time goes by fast.
  9. Visit  Zphreaky1} profile page
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    Quote from nervousjerk
    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 expensive, and it's a christian based school and Im not christian....HELP! Its been a couple years since I was in college, Ive ost touch on how things are done...responses are much appreciated


    You should check into GCU. Some of your information is incorrect. Make an appt and go talk to someone there.
  10. Visit  azmtnbkr1} profile page
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    Quote from AZMOMO2
    Central Arizona College which is a Community College is a points based entry program. They say they do not keep a waitlist. You can look into it.
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    Which campus?
  11. Visit  KristeyK} profile page
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    There's only one campus for Central Az. It's just outside of Coolidge. I have a friend who's starting her RN program there in the Fall and also said there's no waitlist. However, those who live in Pinal County are given precedence, and I don't know how competitive it is to get in.

    I was one who gave up on the eternal waitlist at Pima CC and ended up going to Pima Medical Institute. I am SO GLAD I did!!! I'll be finished before I even get off the wait list at PCC. YAY!!! (And yes, it's $$$, but I LOOOOOVE the education and attention we get from our instructors vs. what the PCC students have told us.)
  12. Visit  hilzaberry} profile page
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    Quote from nervousjerk
    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 expensive, and it's a christian based school and Im not christian....HELP! Its been a couple years since I was in college, Ive ost touch on how things are done...responses are much appreciated

    DO NOT GO TO GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY!!! They got bought out by Apollo and screwed me over putting me in the same shoes after their program's accreditation was stripped.
  13. Visit  AnneMcnamara} profile page
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    I am the Dean of Nursing at GCU and I will share with you that your information is not correct. We did not get "bought out" by Appollo and we have national accreditation for our nursing programs. Our NCLEX scores for the December graduating class was 100% and as of today, we are also at 100% pass rate for our May graduates.

    We accept students from all faiths and backgrounds, so students do not have to be Christian to attend our program. We have rigorous standards for admission and I suggest that if you are interested in a BSN program, you set up some time to meet with an enrollment counselor. To do so, just go to www.gcu.edu and let us know how we can help you get started toward your goal of becoming a RN.

    Anne McNamara RN, PhD
    Dean & Professor of Nursing
    Grand Canyon University
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  14. Visit  hilzaberry} profile page
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    OH and I worked in their office...if you actually attempt to Google up information on them that IS NOT on their actual webpage you will notice that people such as "the nursing dean" manage to pop up in EVERY comment threat over flowing the comment boxes with positive GCU BS comments to flood out any negative ones. They were sued for fraud for a reason and I put ALL my money into that school only to be forced to take 5 irrelevant classes (when I SHOULD have been in nursing school), have 2 loans dumped on me and then suddenly placed on a 2 year waiting list unless I had allowed myself to be blinded by a cash=class school. Sure the school WAS great back BEFORE Apollo came around but now it's crap and they are liars to say otherwise.
  15. Visit  eggleton68} profile page
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    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......


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