Is it really so hard to get into a program

  1. I am an LPN from Michigan new to AZ. I actually stay in Surprise & I just wanted to go back to school to get my RN. So far it is discouraging. Ethel Bauer school of Nursing was talking about some outrageous tuition of $26,000 I'll be working the first 2 yrs just to pay for the school. Maricopa community college wants me to take about 6 prereqs before I can even apply for the nursing program. Is this the same story every where in AZ. Now I'm thinking I should have stayed in Michigan and endured the winter. But moving over 2,000 miles is very costly. I just want to be a RN. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   AZmom
    IMO MCCCD really cuts to the chase when it comes to courses required. There aren't a lot of nonsense courses thrown into their curriculum. Whatever they're asking you to take ----- I can't imagine you'd be exempt from them had you stayed in Michigan.

    What additional courses are they requiring of you?
  4. by   AZmom
    Wait a sec. Six courses for entry into the program doesn't sound right. All that's required is Chem, A&PI, A&PII, Micro, English, and Math. Surely you already took some of that for your LPN?

    I do know of other schools whose bare bones requirements for entry into the nursing program are less. However they're quite a hike from you, plus what's the point? You'd still have to take those same courses sometime, and it's not necessarily advised they be taken as coreqs.
  5. by   addie80
    Thanks for the information. I truly appreciate the comments. I just read that Estrella Mountain comminty college has just been approved for a nursing program. I'm going to check with them.Its in Avondale & not really that far. I have learn so much in the little time that I have registered with this forum. Truly appreciate all the help from the other nurses.Thanks Sherol:spin:
  6. by   sassiebaz
    Quote from addie80
    Thanks for the information. I truly appreciate the comments. I just read that Estrella Mountain comminty college has just been approved for a nursing program. I'm going to check with them.Its in Avondale & not really that far. I have learn so much in the little time that I have registered with this forum. Truly appreciate all the help from the other nurses.Thanks Sherol:spin:

    Just so you know, all of the program that are affiliated with the Maricopa community colleges will tell you the same thing as far as pre-req's go. They are all basically the same program just at different schools. I wan't sure if you were aware since you just mentioned Estrella mountain.
  7. by   pegasus12164
    I hear you and Im with you.
    I have been doing this for quite some time.
    Now I even started a thread lpn to rn.
    Keep me posted, we may be able to help each other one way or another.
    I live in avondale.
    here is my personal email: in subject line put "reply to thread allnurses.com" so my secruity does not boot you.
    Good Luck
    Pegasus
    LPN since 1986

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