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- Oct 28, '10 by Penny82Thanks for all of the info on both sides of the spectrum. I don't think this school is a good fit for me. Good luck to those in the program.
- Feb 10, '11 by ~Mi Vida Loca~RNThanks Summit for directing me here. I will be getting my RN from Front range which is an accredited school. I am only looking at CCR for the RN-BSN program. I talked to the gal today and she said that church attendance is not required. But that their classes are Christian based. (which I expected since it's a christian university) but since I am already going to be an RN I am more concerned about just getting the actual BSN degree since a lot of jobs are starting to want to gear that way. When it comes to that aspect, the BSN degree is just as good as getting your BSN at UNC or Regis isn't it? I mean it's a BSN from a legit college correct? (asking seriously because I don't know the ins and outs about that aspect)
I graduate from my current college in May and will be able to take my boards for the RN right after that.
UNC just changed a lot of the requirements for their RN-BSN program so I might look back into that but so far I am not impressed with the lady running it. I have sent her 4 emails over the past year and she has never replied to one of them. I had 4 other people in my class tell me the same thing. It looks like UNC is no longer requiring Organic Chem and Inorganic Chem. I already have those classes done though.
- Feb 12, '11 by Penny82Definitely check out UNC. My final decision is to go there for their second degree program after meeting with an adviser there. It's an awesome school. They have a 100% NCLEX pass rate and ~99% student retention. If a student leaves it's more likely to be due to a family emergency rather than not making it in the program. I'm a little biased because I'm a UNC alum, but I think it's worth the time to go visit the school and meet with an adviser. The adviser spoke a little bit about the RN-BSN program and it sounds pretty awesome too. She was a no nonsense type of lady and laid everything out there.
- Sep 7, '11 by moe85Hi IBCLCLittletonJenn! I was wondering how your nursing classes were going? Could you tell me a little bit more about them, like what hospital you are at, how the clinicals are set up, is it really fast paced? Are you able to have a job or anything like that. I'd love to hear about your experience! Thanks
- Sep 8, '11 by AkeosQuote from IBCLCLittletonJennThere are 18 asn programs and 11 bsn programs all within an hour of Denver, you really think 29 nursing programs isnt enough?!?!If there's 300 people applying for 30 spots at some schools or whatever the percentage is...it doesn't seem like there are enough nursing programs-I know there are too many graduates for the market though.
We don't need that many nurses, some people are either just going to have to wait to "follow their dream" or find a new one. Plus who cares how fast you graduate when you're still going to be competeing with thousands of other nurses, a lot who already have experience, who can't find a job either.
Congrats on getting into the school you want, but the LAST thing Denver needs is another nursing school, there's a reason community college of Denver discontinued their asn program
- Sep 11, '11 by kat10I attend CCU and love it. They do not require you to be a Christian. They are open to all faiths. In the online classes, when you have a discussion, you can post your opinions which apply to your own faith, whatever it might be. I have read other people's posting who are not Christians and everyone seems to want to learn what they have to say. It is a great learning environment.
The only trouble I have is the tuition. I receive only a small student loan and so the rest has to come out of my pocket. Right now, I am paying $950 a month for tuition. As with any nursing school, you have books, fees, uniforms, etc. which you need to be prepared for. This semester, my books ran close to $900, but some of them carry over to other classes. Overall, it is the best school I have ever attended.
- Oct 24, '11 by hellosandypHi ! I am looking into this school, and I was just wondering:
Can you work full time and do this program? Are the clinicals on weekends?
I work a 10-5 and this program sounds too good to be true.
Any information would be helpful. Thanks !
- Oct 27, '11 by IBCLCLittletonJennHi there,
We take our Med-Surg I final tomorrow and I've been super busy. They do not recommend working, but most do work-many full-time. Clinicals can be scheduled on the weekend. My Med-Surg I clinicals were on Sunday and Monday but only for 4 out of the ten weeks and then they are over. At the beginning of a course we usually go in every Friday for the first few weeks before clinical start (a all day thing). They definitely need flexibility from us and so far it's worked really well for me.
- Oct 27, '11 by hellosandypOh wow. Thanks !