Sac State and CSU Stanislaus launch ABSN in Stockton

  1. 1 Just wanted to get the word out there that Sacramento State and CSU Stanislaus are launching an accelerated second bachelor's program for nursing. The first class is supposed to start August 2011 and the program is 15 months long. Classes are supposed to be held in Stockton. The downside is that the cost is $35K. You can register your interest on the CSU Stanislaus extended learning website.
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  3. Visit  LG1137 profile page
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    $35k????!!!!
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  4. Visit  xInspiredx profile page
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    ^Exactly my thoughts! Thirty-five thousand is a lot. Perhaps they have more resources for the students?
  5. Visit  LG1137 profile page
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    If they do, it's not worth that kind of money.
  6. Visit  slrberry profile page
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    I have been in contact with CSU Stan and was considering this option, but considering all of the RNs in the area who are having trouble finding jobs, I cant stomach the idea of having so much debt and not being able to find a job. I have decided to go the community college route to save money, then complete my MSN online, since I already have a BS degree in a non nursing field.

    They also told me that you are not allowed to work while in the program, which seals the deal for me, because I cannot afford to NOT work. I am interested in finding out, how many students are considering the program though. The price is in line with other ABSN programs, so its good that we will have this option in the area.
    Last edit by slrberry on Jan 30, '11
  7. Visit  slrberry profile page
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    I think this thread should be moved to CA nursing schools. Im sure many potential students would be interested in knowing this info
  8. Visit  oaktown2 profile page
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    How long did it take for someone to contact you after you expressed interest? I have some questions about the program that I am hoping they can answer!
  9. Visit  CaliHapaGirl82 profile page
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    Quote from mxmestiza
    Just wanted to get the word out there that Sacramento State and CSU Stanislaus are launching an accelerated second bachelor's program for nursing. The first class is supposed to start August 2011 and the program is 15 months long. Classes are supposed to be held in Stockton. The downside is that the cost is $35K. You can register your interest on the CSU Stanislaus extended learning website.
    Awesome...but $35K???? That's too much ! I wonder why it would cost THAT much?!!
    I'm trying to get into any ADN program just the fact it's a lot cheaper....but if I have no luck getting in...I'm going to apply for the ABSN programs out there....

    Are you considering going into that program instead??
  10. Visit  oaktown2 profile page
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    @CaliHapaGirl82 - this program is run out of extended education, just like CSUSM, so they receive no support from the State and are more expensive because they are self supporting.
  11. Visit  Enthused RN profile page
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    oh hey again oaktown! CaliHapaGirl, oaktown is right. it looks like Sac State and CSU Stan are modeling their program based on the ABSN offered by CSU San Marcos. Since extended learning doesn't receive state support like all the other programs that the CSU campuses offer, they need to charge more in tuition to cover the expense of providing an acceptable education (nursing programs are some of the most expensive programs to sustain, you need to pay for instructors, equipment, and practice mannequins). there are many grants and scholarships geared towards nursing students anyways to help you cover (some of) it. also, i plan to join the air force after graduation so there are some loan repayment options out there although i am aware the job market has taken a nosedive right now for new grads.
  12. Visit  oaktown2 profile page
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    @msmestiza - we have similar paths! I am looking at joining the Navy. So what is your first choice school?
  13. Visit  Enthused RN profile page
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    my first choice is sac state but i highly doubt that i'll get in. i'm just putting the finishing touching on my application right now and i'll drop it off tomorrow. i want to stay in sacramento because this is where i'm from but really i'll go anywhere for a program. what programs have you applied to/planning to apply to?
  14. Visit  oaktown2 profile page
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    I'm hoping that I can apply to Sac State. I may just submit my app anyway. (It's possible that they could consider me as having two science pre-reqs right now.) But my first choice is probably the Stanislaus/Sac ABSN - mainly because it is 15mos. Also applying to CSUSM and then a couple of out of state schools, but that really increases the fees, so unlikely that I will go. Don't know if you know, but the Stanislaus/Sac program goes up for the final approval on 3/10, so there will hopefully be more info after that. How about you? Any others besides CSUSM and Sac?


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