NAU/MCCD or ASU/MCCD CEP program - page 2

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I am trying to find out which is a better program and which one is cheaper. I already have a BS in Family & Human Development so I have most of the pre-req's completed for the program. Since this second degree I will be paying... Read More


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    Wow, I don't know what I am going to do about it all. It seems like getting into a nursing program anywhere is just ridiculous anymore. I have a bachelors degree already so I have "most" of the classes completed. However, my science classes are not completed. I just finished BIO 201 and still have BIO 202, 205, HCR 240, and Chem 130 for ASU and FON 241 for NAU. So either way about 4 classes. I don't know why ASU is so expensive! I graduated from there and they are NOT worth that much!

    My husband is in the Navy and I had to move home to Ohio in 2011, I applied for the Nursing program there and I actually got accepted and was due to start in August. Well after not being with my husband for a year and a half, I couldn't bear being away from him for another two years to finish the program. So I never started the program. I was considered an out of state student but the school didn't charge different rates, so the program would have been about $16,000 for the ADN. If it comes to it I may just go home and go to school there. It's not much of a tuition difference from NAU and there's no wait.

    I check the nursing pool everyday and there are just more and more people who get on it. It seems nearly impossible to even start a nursing program. You wait 3 years and then still have another 2 before you even finish it. That's 5 years to do a 2 year program! Talk about crazy!!
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    What is with this site, I just wrote you a whole post and it froze on me!

    Lovebug,
    I originally was going to do the ADN but have since changed my mind after talking to current nurses. They tell me it is very hard to find work with only an ADN and also I want to go to Graduate school so I need a BSN. ANYWAY, getting into a nursing school anywhere is hard and long so figure out where you REALLY want to live and then go for it. The way I see it almost any degree in the Healthcare field is hard to get because not everyone is cut out for it and I think they always want to weed out the people that aren't "cut out for it."
    Why not take BIO 202 Chem 130, and FON 241 now (spring) and then do BIO 205 and HCR 240 in the summer plus whatever CU or AHi classes you need.
    This way you can apply for the CEP in October or September. Is your hubby still in Arizona? If you want to stay here I know you can do it. It won't be easy but you can pull it off!
    Last edit by CinDRnyc on Jan 6, '12 : Reason: edit
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    CinDRnyc,

    I want to go onto graduate school as well so I assumed that the ADN program was a start. I didn't know about the NAU program until after we got stationed in San Diego, and it's been hard to get any information on it since I am not in Phoenix. I am taking BIO 202 and Chm 130 online at Phoenix college this Spring and I was planning on taking BIO 205 in the summer, I have to come to Arizona for that since it isn't offered online and I will not take it at RIO, had nothing but issues with that school. I'm not sure I can handle bio 202, cm 130, AND fon 241 in the spring. BIO 202 is going to take a lot of work from me. Since I have a bachelors degree already I don't need to take any humanities classes, that's a plus!

    My husband and I are in San Diego, he is in the Navy. there is so much going on with the Navy you never know how long it will last these days. I already decided I have to work toward what I want because we never know where we will be tomorrow.
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    Lovebug,
    Can you read PM messages? I wanted to send you a message.
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    I'm not sure....new to all this lol
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    I tried sending you a PM but I don't think you can receive since you don't have a subscription.
    Last edit by CinDRnyc on Jan 6, '12 : Reason: mistake
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    I got your message, I replied, and I sent an email lol
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    Lovebug, I took CHM 130 and BIO 201 together and OMG I sooooo regretted it! I took them both in person but it was so hard to study for both. I did have a 4.0 before last semester and then doubled up on the science classes and ended up getting a C in BIO 201 and an A in CHM. Clearly I studied for one more than the other O_o Ugh. I may have to repeat BIO 201 so if I had to do it over again I would spread it out between the 2 semesters. FON 241 is easy though - it was a great class to take!

    Did you look into ASU's Bachelors to BSN bridge program? Last I heard it wasn't very competitive to get in at all because it was so new. It is for people that already have bachelor's and want a BSN.
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    I took BIO 201 by itself last semester because I knew it would be a LOT of work. And I managed to get an A but just barely. I am taking BIO 202 and CHM 130 online this semester but I also have my husband to help me with the chem so that might be the good part about taking those two classes together. If FON 241 is super easy I may end up taking it in the summer, I don't want to do too much with my science classes.

    I haven't looked into it, but my main problem is I will be paying for this degree out of my own pocket and I know that ASU can be expensive. That's where my first bachelors is from.
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    Good luck...I'm starting the NAU CEP program this summer and I went with it rather than the ASU program mostly because of the cost (yes, ASU is more than double the cost)...I'll let you know how it goes...
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