Metro Accelerated BSN

  1. I am looking for any information, feedback, opinions and thoughts on the Accelerated (13mo) BSN program that Metropolitan State College of Denver offers??? Thanks in advance
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  3. by   davwil52
    Hi, I'm wondering if you got any feedback about Metro's program. I'm waiting to hear back from them, and haven't been able to find out anything about their program's reputation, quality, etc. I have been accepted to Regis, but have to take 5 additional classes for them, which adds up to big bucks with their tuition. Thanks for any info!
  4. by   beetree2008
    Hi,

    I was accepted to MSCD for spring 2009 and I am also trying to find out some info on the school or get in touch with a past or present student. If you found anything out or decided to go there will you let me know.

    Thank you any info will help with my decision
  5. by   Yayamaya
    The only information I was able to obtain was on their website and the prereqs kept increasing and admission requirements changing. I heard it was a fairly new program so ended up going somewhere else.
  6. by   bano.bsn
    I just got into Metro for April '09 also. My problem: I've conditionally signed an agreement with Denver school of Nursing also. Now I am picking between the two. Both schools don't have that much info about themselves on their website and no students really talk about either that much as well. My basis for choosing:

    Metro: 13 months, $27,000(or so)
    DSON: 21 months, $41,000!

    I want to be a nurse as quickly as possible, so I am considering canceling my contract with DSON and going to Metro. It doesn't make me feel that good though when I don't know too much about either.
  7. by   kitsune01
    One of the nurses at my medsurg clinical site went to metro. I don't think she had any complaints about her education, but she told my friend she was up until 2 many nights just trying to finish her work and it was pretty stressful. On the other hand, she was done and working as fast as possible.
  8. by   bano.bsn
    I weigh my options on the grounds of eventually becoming the best nurse I can be. Is forcing a 12 month program more likely to negatively effect me when it comes down to actually working as a nurse?
  9. by   beetree2008
    I think that as long as you go into an accelerated program knowing that it is going to be a lot of work, fast paced, and a full time job I think you will succeed. I know that the accelerated programs are for me because I want to become a nurse as soon as possible and with so many accelerated programs I don't think it makes you any less prepared to become a nurse. I am trying choose between MSCD, Drexel and Linfield College. Keep me posted if you find out any other info. I did find the NCLEX pass rates for MSCD and they were mostly in the 90's%.
  10. by   cabanaboy
    Quote from bannon03
    I just got into Metro for April '09 also. My problem: I've conditionally signed an agreement with Denver school of Nursing also. Now I am picking between the two. Both schools don't have that much info about themselves on their website and no students really talk about either that much as well. My basis for choosing:

    Metro: 13 months, $27,000(or so)
    DSON: 21 months, $41,000!

    I want to be a nurse as quickly as possible, so I am considering canceling my contract with DSON and going to Metro. It doesn't make me feel that good though when I don't know too much about either.
    I see the $27,000 on Metro's website. I assume it if for in-state students. If you are from out of state, you may want to check into that. The difference between Metro and DSON may not be as much as you think.
  11. by   bano.bsn
    Quote from gj_chriso
    I see the $27,000 on Metro's website. I assume it if for in-state students. If you are from out of state, you may want to check into that. The difference between Metro and DSON may not be as much as you think.
    This is from the Metro website. Which does surprise me, b/c usually public schools do charge for out of state, which can be really expensive. Thanks for the thought!

    "The estimated cost of the 2009 ACNO is approximately $27,000, which includes tuition, lab fees, Metro student fees, health insurance, uniforms and some books and supplies. This is a cash funded program and receives no state funding; therefore the cost is the same for in-state and out-of-state students."
  12. by   cabanaboy
    I guess I should have read that again before replying. Good luck in your decision.
  13. by   davwil52
    I'm finishing up the Metro Accelerated program in May '09. I was accepted to Regis (too much $ for me, even shorter program) and CU, I chose Metro for the price and length of program. Metro's program is solid, and though I feel like it's hard to retain a lot of information when each class is only 6 weeks long, I think many nursing students are in the same boat with trying to learn all that information. I think the program does a good job of preparing students to pass the NCLEX. Most of the instruction is good to excellent, though there have been some bumps along the way. The pace is intense and you'll probably have no life for a year. I would say if you have a background in health care you shouldn't think twice about an accelerated program. If you're new to it, like me, you'll just have to work that much harder but it's still do-able.
  14. by   bano.bsn
    davwil52,

    Really helpful stuff and more motivation for me to go to Metro. I was at the campus today, checking it out for the first time (I'm moving from Ca). The nursing secretary said 36 people are in the program, so that's good it is somewhat small.
    One question I wanted to know: where do you do clinicals and when do those start? What have your experiences been like at the clinical sites.
    Thanks so much!

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