Questions regarding Maricopa CC's Nursing program - page 2

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  1. by   sassiebaz
    Just hearing everyone talk about pre-reqs and wailists....I have no patience at this point for either. I am just gonna go the pricey route and go to Ethel Bauer. Maybe it's not the right thing for everyone especially those of you thathave worked so hard on the difficult pre-reqs. Im not sure I could handle all of them. Those are difficult classes. Not to say the program itself will be a breeze or anything. I just don't want to get burnt out. It looks like I will have to wait until Oct. of 2007 but I am fine with that.

    It would be nice if there was a solution to the shortage of programs and instructors but the truth is, even in california it's rediculous. In my home town there is 1 program for about 7 cities. Their system is a lottery and they do take into account your GPA. It is very tough to get in.
  2. by   AZmom
    You're not exactly going to get around taking those same difficult prereqs by going through EBSN. I can't imagine even a diploma program not forcing some courses in A&P and Micro on ya.
  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    How much does EB school cost? Would is take you longer to pay off the school debt than it would waiting to get into MCC?
  4. by   AZmom
    26K according to a thread down below.
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    Oh my!
    Has anyone considered the Diploma program in town? Do they have a waitlist?

    I imagine it will take longer than 2 years to pay off that debt of 26k! Wouldn't it be better, finacially to wait it out on the list?
  6. by   sassiebaz
    Quote from AZmom
    You're not exactly going to get around taking those same difficult prereqs by going through EBSN. I can't imagine even a diploma program not forcing some courses in A&P and Micro on ya.
    Oh, you are right, they incorporate them into their program.
  7. by   peeesh
    wow thats alot of money for that school... i wonder if its really worth it... i might as well just wait lol
  8. by   Knit1Purl2
    Sassie, I was just reading your post on Ethel Bauer and not starting until Oct.07. Do they have a wait list at their cost of tuition? Does Pima and Apollo the other pricier schools have a waiting list? Thanks for your replies.
  9. by   NewJA
    Quote from sassiebaz
    Just hearing everyone talk about pre-reqs and wailists....I have no patience at this point for either. I am just gonna go the pricey route and go to Ethel Bauer. Maybe it's not the right thing for everyone especially those of you thathave worked so hard on the difficult pre-reqs. Im not sure I could handle all of them. Those are difficult classes. Not to say the program itself will be a breeze or anything. I just don't want to get burnt out. It looks like I will have to wait until Oct. of 2007 but I am fine with that.

    It would be nice if there was a solution to the shortage of programs and instructors but the truth is, even in california it's rediculous. In my home town there is 1 program for about 7 cities. Their system is a lottery and they do take into account your GPA. It is very tough to get in.
    What is it about this Ethel B school of nursing that makes it worth the 600% increase in tuition over M.C.C? There must be some sort of big incentive, or noone would pay it. You said you would rather go there than MCC, why is that?
  10. by   Miss Chybil RN
    I looked into MCC for the ADN. By the time I added up all the time it would take to take the pre-reqs to the pre-reqs and then take the pre-reqs, I realized I could get my BSN in that amount of time at ASU. So, that's where I'm at. There is no wait list at ASU. You either get in, or you don't. I apply to the program next semester. We'll see what happens...
  11. by   AZmom
    I came across this tonight:

    http://healthcare.maricopa.edu/researchandeval.php

    Some good charts which show enrollment, placement, time spent waiting to get into the program. Spans the last ten? years or thereabouts.
  12. by   peeesh
    Quote from Miss_Chybil
    I looked into MCC for the ADN. By the time I added up all the time it would take to take the pre-reqs to the pre-reqs and then take the pre-reqs, I realized I could get my BSN in that amount of time at ASU. So, that's where I'm at. There is no wait list at ASU. You either get in, or you don't. I apply to the program next semester. We'll see what happens...
    so what happens if u dont get in? i mean there isnt enough spots for everyone... how do they deal with placement there? i kno its about grades and the net and stuff.. but what happens to all the people who dont get in...do they try to apply in the maricopa nursing school or what.. hmm i kinda wonder about that...
  13. by   Knit1Purl2
    I agree. The wait would not be bad at Maricopa CCs if they would just open up some more classes that you can take while waiting. Ethel Bauer would be worth it if it meant getting into the workforce a year and half or two years earlier. I don't know it's so frustrating. I look at the placement list at Maricopa CCs and I see some that have waited a year plus and some who have waited a week. Who knows.

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