DSN competitive?

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know if Denver School of Nursing is competitive, like the other schools in the area (CU, Regis..)? I am starting my second round of applications (denied and alternate the first round) and decided to apply to DSN. I would like to go to this school, but my only reservations revolve around the accreditation, which I've researched quite a bit. Thanks for any info you all have!

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    What reservations do you have? They are accredited according to their web site. Do you know different?
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    Just that they aren't CCNE accredited which is something the bigger league schools are.
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    Kerleigh,
    I think you & I are in the same position. I did not get an interview at CU, and am now applying to DSoN. I have talked to a couple people at the school and an upcoming March graduate about the accreditation. They are now nationally accredited and are supposed to be regionally accredited this Spring.
    On many forums DSoN graduates have mentioned there haven't been problems applying/getting into graduate programs.
    The school had pretty high NCLEX passing rates and good reviews...

    I can't put off school another year just to attend CU.
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    Quote from lisha4113
    Kerleigh,
    I think you & I are in the same position. I did not get an interview at CU, and am now applying to DSoN. I have talked to a couple people at the school and an upcoming March graduate about the accreditation. They are now nationally accredited and are supposed to be regionally accredited this Spring.
    On many forums DSoN graduates have mentioned there haven't been problems applying/getting into graduate programs.
    The school had pretty high NCLEX passing rates and good reviews...

    I can't put off school another year just to attend CU.
    I know neither can I. Maybe I'll get into Regis this time but you never know. I did not know they are supposed to receive regional accreditation this spring... That's great news! So which program are you applying for? I applied for the accelerated one starting next summer.
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    Accelerated, starting in April. If I do not get into that one, I will reapply for the July start.
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    Your original question was about how competitive it is to get into DSN. I know that because they start four times a year they donít have a waitlist. The next sentence is off of the DSN website when you click on Application Deadlines page and then click on the BSN Completion Option line. ďImportant note: This program has an admissions process where students are selected based on a number of factors including personal statement, previous health care and or volunteer experience and cumulative / science GPA (acceptance is not based solely on GPA).Ē I hope this info helps. I just found out one of my fellow BSN grads just got a job at University Hospital! That NLNAC accreditation is doing great things for the school and the graduates. Itís so exciting!
    Last edit by Nursedenver on Nov 1, '12 : Reason: It says {COLOR=#000000} what's that mean? I will remove it.
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    Have you considered UNC? They have a few extra pre-reqs but is way more affordable than Regis. We have a woman in our class who drives from Denver and it hasn't been a problem for her. There are various clinical sites in Denver too.

    If you have any specific questions about it, feel free to PM me.
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    So, do they turn people away? Does anyone know of someone that has applied and not gotten in? Still not truly sure if the school has competitive entry.
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    I have wondered the same thing. I am applying this February for the BSN completion program for the October 2013 start. My friends who are nurses have wonderful things to say about the DSN students/graduates. I am sure that getting the NLNAC will bring more people to the school.
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