Denver Area Nursing Schools

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    I'm planning on starting my prereqs for nursing school this fall. I'd like to get some information on how difficult it is to get into local nursing programs. I already have a degree, but it seems like the accelerated second degree programs are few and far between. Has anyone been through this recently and have any info?
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    Hi Karen,

    I've looked into many BSN programs in the Denver Area; my two favorites being UCHSC (University of Colorado Health Science Center) and Regis University. As far as acclerated programs go, Regis does have one, but I don't think UCHS does. Regis is private and is expensive (around 30K a year), but UCHSC is considerably cheaper if you're a resident.

    Hope this helps a little!

    Michelle
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    Thanks for your reply. I guess I'm wondering how long it will take for me to get into a nursing program. I know the waitlist is around 500 for local community colleges, and there seems to be very limited space at accelerated programs. Has anyone who was recently accepted into a program locally have any info on how long it took them to get in. Thanks.
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    If I already had a degree and was able to go to school in Denver, I would take a good hard look at the UCHSC Nursing Doctorate program. I am a little out of touch with the latest news about the program, but they used to have a 4 year program for people with BS's in other fields that was excellent. The first 3 years were classes, but the 4th year was a paid internship.

    The ND degree is a graduate degree kind'a "in between" a Master's and a PhD in rank. It would only take 1 additional year of school plus the 1 year paid intership and it would get you a degree that would qualify you for a Master's level position plus a few that usually require a doctorate. It's a little more investment up front, but the pay-off is a lot higher.

    llg
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    Sounds interesting. I wonder what the requirements are and how hard it is to get in. I'll definetly check into it. Thanks for the reply.
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    Quote from karen#1
    I'm planning on starting my prereqs for nursing school this fall. I'd like to get some information on how difficult it is to get into local nursing programs. I already have a degree, but it seems like the accelerated second degree programs are few and far between. Has anyone been through this recently and have any info?
    I'm currently in an accelerated second degree program and will be finishing up a the end of September. From start to finish, it was 16 months with no prior nursing education or knowledge. As far as I know, ours was the last class at our school. Sorry I can't help you more! ACC (Arapahoe Comm College) had a couple accelerated programs, I don't know if they still do or not.

    Susan


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