We met the Albuquerque campus' nursing director a couple months ago, and she seems really great! She toured our campus and spent a couple of days observing the classes.
Be prepared to study A LOT!! Of course, that goes for any nursing program, but it seems like most of my time out of class is spent with my nose in the books. The nice thing is that the teachers really care about you and want to help you graduate!!! They are always there when you have questions or need extra help, which I didn't find when I was in the community college.
I'm in my 2nd sequence now, and I absolutely love the program!!! We start clinicals in 5 weeks, and I can't wait!
Oh, just a comment to some other posts about the cost at PMI. Yes, it's $36,000...but that includes all your books, uniforms, and nursing supplies (such as stethoscopes, scissors, etc.). At community colleges and universities, you have to buy your books separately, as well as your own stethoscopes and such, and you pay for your uniforms separately as well. I have a large collection of books for school already...over 25 books, most very large, very new, and VERY expensive! So I figure with the cost of books at other colleges' bookstores, I probably have a minimum of $2500 worth of books!!!! And by the time I finish, I guarantee there will be at least double that amount in books! So if you figure in $150-200 in uniforms, about the same for nursing supplies, and over $5K in books that are included in the tuition, it's not really as high as it seems!!!!! Plus, you get what you pay for! I have gotten a great education so far at PMI, and soon we will be accredited with NLN, because the first class just graduated and is now taking their boards. So I think it's worth every penny!!!!!