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  1. I was wondering if anyone has heard about Denver school of nursing BSN program. I start in July and I am soooo excited, just wondering if anyone else is planning on going to school there or anyone going to school there now.
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  3. by   66busdriver
    I started in January of this year. It seems to be a really good school. All of my teachers are really top notch and take the time to chat about any concerns.

    I will say to you though that it is really time consuming, challenging and a bit stressful. But I would be disappointed if it wasn't.

    Good luck to you.

    Craig
  4. by   cyn2224
    I find out in March, if I will be accepted for the October start date. Craig, you mentioned that it was time consuming, etc. Would you mind elaborating on those statements?

    I will be commuting from the Loveland area and I am curious about the class schedule and if any of the classes are, or will be, offered on-line.

    Thanks.
  5. by   66busdriver
    Time consuming. Classes Monday to Friday. Monday, Thursday and Friday are all day long. Tuesday and Wednesday are only half day labs. I have lab in the afternoon with half of the class and the other half has class in the morning.

    There are no classes online. Attendence is required for all class. It ends up being about 19cr hours. There is one person in class who took pathophysiology before attending DSoN and she does not have to take it now. I think this would save alot of time.

    I study every night, or do a project every night related to school. In all honesty though, I probably am not the most effective studier. I think most people would agree in my class that studying takes most of our free time. I dont mind the work though. Everything I learn now will help me later.

    Some people work and go to school. Some people have small children. They seem to make it work.

    Let me know if you have more questions.

    Craig
  6. by   cyn2224
    Thanks for your reply, Craig. I thought I had posted a reply awhile ago, but didn't see it. Hmmmmm

    I think I am going to try and take Pathophysiology online while I am waiting to hear whether I made it in for October.

    Have you heard what the subsequent semesters are like, as far as how many days required at school and difficulty? Do you get any breaks during the day between classes?

    Just curious, where do you commute from?


    Cynthia
  7. by   66busdriver
    cynthia

    Next quarter I will have three days of classess and two clinical days. The clinicals wont be every week, but a total of 10 days totalling 120hrs. I think. I dont think that I will be totally clear on that until I actually do it.

    We have breaks between classes, which is lunch for about 1hr20min. The instructors also give us about ten minutes every hour to stretch and P etc...

    I am commuting from south Denver. Lone Tree area. I take the light rail every day. It takes about 40min. The light rail is awsome. I can sit and study/flashcards and glance at the poor souls driving. There is 0 stress on the light rail. Hopefully the rail will go north soon.

    Craig
  8. by   aprila1
    I am so excited about starting in July, I just hope the next two months go by fast because these last 3 pre-reqs are stressing me out. Not because they are too hard but because these classes needed to be passed by ME inorder to be able to go to nursing school.

    Anyway, speaking of doing classes. I took 2 Health Care Management classes at metro and I think one of those classes goes towards one of the classes at DSON which would be great because that would be one less class to have to worry about. I wish I would have known about the Patho class because I probably would have done it ahead of time as well.

    Anyway, are things going smoothly for you at DSON does it seem they know what they are doing? I think any information is good info because it gives us a little peak in to what to expect.

    Thanks for everyones input well at least the two people who have been responding to this forum.

    April :smiley_ab
  9. by   meaghan240
    Hi..I know this thread was a few months ago, but does anyone go to the Denver school of nursing now?? I heard they sold and I am supposed to attend next year! !! Also I was wondering if anyone knows anyone who graduated ?? Could they get a job easily??
    Thanks,
    Meaghan
  10. by   tlackey
    Hi -

    I just graduated from the ADN program at DSON on June 22nd; took my boards this past Wednesday and passed (yea!). As far as I have heard, everyone in my class except one has passed, and most people stopped at 75 questions, which is the minimum. Everyone I graduated with had jobs lined up before we graduated, primarily at the places where we had our final capstone. I know several people who got jobs at Denver Health, and a few at Littleton Adventist, one at St. Anthony's Central. I don't know of anyone who had any difficulty finding a good position.

    The program was very intense, it seems now like it really ruled my life for two years. But I did get a good education there, and made some lifelong friends too. Good luck!

    -Tracy:spin:
  11. by   meaghan240
    Hi Tracey-
    THank you so much !! I am very nervous about starting and finishing. I just talked to the nursing advisor there and she said last class for the ADN of all the girls who took the NCLEX they had a 100% pass rate I felt releived on that part. Do you know if University of Colorado will take accept Denver nursing school credits if I wanted to finish my bachelors there?? Also I herad Denver CHildrens does not hire ADN nurses>??
  12. by   tlackey
    One of the girls in my class contacted CU about a year ago to see if they would take our credits, and they said that yes, they would. However, I don't know of anyone personally who has gone on to finish out there BSN there yet.

    As far as Children's goes, our instructors told us directly that they pretty much only take Bachelor's level nurses. Evidently the hospital won't admit this, but the BSNs are always preferred there from what I have heard...which is strange considering some of the ADN classes at DSON (mine included) had clinical rotations at Children's. Some people in my class were interested in getting jobs there, but were highly encouraged to save time and money and just wait to apply until after getting a BSN. But maybe things have changed by now with their move to Fitzsimmons.
  13. by   studentnurse3
    Quote from meaghan240
    Hi Tracey-
    THank you so much !! I am very nervous about starting and finishing. I just talked to the nursing advisor there and she said last class for the ADN of all the girls who took the NCLEX they had a 100% pass rate I felt releived on that part. Do you know if University of Colorado will take accept Denver nursing school credits if I wanted to finish my bachelors there?? Also I herad Denver CHildrens does not hire ADN nurses>??



    I heard the same thing about University of Colorado Hospital--does anyone know if they too only hire BSNs or will they hire ADN? Thanks!!
  14. by   Penny8611
    I'm really interested in this thread...I just have a BILLION questions about DSON and getting accepted. I'd love to hear about the experiences of people who have applied and gotten in...if you want to post them here or email me that would be awesome.

    I am SO not in the mood to spend time on waiting lists, and my understanding is that DSON has a short one. Is that true? I have three more pre-reqs I need to take. I can apply at DSON when I've whittled that down to just one class, correct?

    Have any graduates had any issues regarding the school's accreditations status? I was very surprised to see the number of nursing schools in the metro area that AREN'T accredited.

    Oh, just fire away. Any info you have on this school and your experience with it will be most welcome. Thanks so much!

    Penny

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