I'm starting this thread for people interested in the Denver School of Nursing. I'm starting the BSN program in Oct 2006, and I'm going to try and post regularly to give new/prospective students an idea of what to expect.
What I know so far:
The first quarter schedule is INTENSE. My schedule is:
Weds: 9-5 (This is an ALL DAY lab.)
Every day has an hour for lunch scheduled, but otherwise no breaks between classes. The classes we're taking are: Basic Pharmacology Concepts (I've been warned this class is really hard), Pathophysiology, and Foundations of Nursing/Lab. The quarter is 11 weeks long. We don't have clinicals the first quarter.
They want us to buy four books. After I get them I'll post how much they cost (I'm probably going to Big Dog textbooks like everyone else.)
Our orientation is Sept 25th from 9-1, and it is mandatory. I'll post again if I learn anything useful.
Hi Cynthia (and everyone else),
For the Denver School of Nursing (19th and Market), I didn't have to write an essay or submit letters of recommendation. I just completed my pre-reqs and had an interview with an admissions counselor. I honestly found it very easy to get in. Jeff Johnson (the director of admissions), essentially told me that as long as you've fulfilled your prerequisites and can swing the tuition, you'll be accepted as soon as there's space. (Right now there's a very short to no waiting list because the tuition is so difficult to finance.)
I also applied to the CU-Health Sciences Center (I didn't get in.) They do require an essay, and the school is VERY competitive. (I realize this is off the subject of this post, but it's still about nursing school.) They don't advertise this, but CU DOES care about where you went to school (my husband is a professor there.) How they admit people is that they a) score each application, and then b) make a cutoff point and accept people who score above it. However, CU has a multiplier that affects your score depending on where you did your pre-reqs. For example, let's say your application is given a score of 83%. If you went to Metro, your score would be multiplied by .80, CU-Denver, 1.0, and Harvard, 1.2 (therefore effectively raising or lowering your score.) (I'm not saying those are the actual multipliers, it's an example.)
Good luck applying! Feel free to PM if you want.
Last edit by mbw5680 on Sep 16, '06