I went to the informational session today. One hour of great information, 2/3 of which had to do with the traditional route to nursing school
at ASU. Long. But eventually, he covered the 2nd degree and I'm going to share what I got
Already discussed in another thread, the 9 prereqs:
No TEAS test required for 2nd degree students.
12 month program which begins each summer. All of the above classes must be completed prior to the end of December to begin the program the summer of the following year (so if you wanted to go summer 11, then all 9 classes must be completed prior to December 31, 2010). This program only starts once per year in the summer. More may be added later.
Science classes cannot be more then 5 years old. So if you took Micro in 1999, it is no longer good. They may waive that rule if you are working in that field of study. A scientist may not have to repeat all the science courses, or may be able to use some of them even if the credits are more than 5 years old.
For now, the program is not competitive. Anyone who fits the criteria up to the max number of people allowed in the program will get in. Does that mean first come first serve?
The cost? You're looking at roughly 30-35K (wish I thought to ask if that figure includes getting the above 9 done, or if it's just for nursing). He said that all in all, it's only about 3K more than the traditional 4 year, but it's still expensive. He also said it's new and there is not a lot of support yet, so I wonder if we can expect the cost to go down any time in the future.