Metropolitan State Denver ANO 2012 applicants - page 3

Hello there, Just creating a thread to see if anyone who has applied to the ANO program wants to talk about it. I've looked around and haven't found much on it but was wondering if anyone wanted... Read More

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    I added you both as friends and requested to join the group don't be concerned about the random girl adding you on Facebook please!

    Luckily I work for a school now so I've been able to ask a lot of questions but still am looking at private loan options as well. I looked at WF and Chase, must say I feel more comfortable with Chase but I'm going to also explore credit unions next week!

    Good to meet you Meredith

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    Hello everybody,

    Glad to see people are utilizing this thread and have taken it a step further into the wonderful world of facebook! The immunization records are kind of a pain but you should be able to work through it. As far as FAFSA goes, I received my amount and it's not providing much financial freedom. The interest rate is 6.8% which will hurt but I suppose it's one of our only options. Anyone find a better rate at a local credit union? Also, coming from Detroit, I need to find new health insurance. The health insurance provided by the school is around $150/month but it looks pretty good. Anyone know of a good insurance provider in Denver that's reasonably priced and has descent coverage? I feel a little handicapped because of my location and I apologize to keep asking questions I could probably figure out with hours of research but we're all in this together and would appreciate some advice. Thanks and looking forward to meeting all of you! -Mike Barrett
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    I graduated from the program in May 2012 and I thought I'd share a couple of things that annoyed me with the requirements, although it might be a little late. When I started the program, the school health center had some extra immunization requirements that weren't on the list that the nursing program sent us and we didn't find out about them until orientation. So we had to go back to our doctors to get the extra shots and/or documentation. They also didn't tell us until orientation that we need scrubs for lab, which meant a lot of us had to run out and get some because we didn't have any. The ones you order during orientation for clinicals won't come in until several weeks into the semester.

    The nursing kit or whatever it's called is just lab supplies. They have you order it on your own because it would be too much work for them to get it approved as a program fee. Of course for what the tuition costs, you'd think the stuff would be included.
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    Thanks so much for the information. I've actually taken classes at Metro and didn't realize that they had additional immunization requirements. Can you let us know what you thought of the program overall? Have they mentioned if they've taken the steps necessary to have their NLN accreditation reinstated?

    I have a million questions about the program. I'm super excited, but they haven't been exactly forthcoming about what our schedules will look like once we start. Also, if you'd like to unload some text books, let me know.

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    The program had its ups and downs. The faculty was extremely supportive and really wanted us to succeed. They really prepared us well for the NCLEX - my class had a 100% pass rate on the first try.

    My primary gripe is they didn't give us any support at all with finding jobs. They did a huge disservice by telling us not to work while we were in the program. Most of us found out when it was too late that the hospitals hire their employees first for the new grad spots, so if you are working as a CNA (you can get your license after the first semester), you have a huge advantage in getting a job.

    Also, we had no input at all into our clinicals unlike at other schools. This was especially annoying for the senior practicum when they kept telling us that everyone would be doing med/surg so it didn't matter, but then quite a few people ended up in peds, ICU, or other specialty units and no effort was made to give those spots to the people who were really interested in them. I had a classmate who did peds and he wasn't interested in it at all while others who really wanted to do peds didn't get the chance. And everyone who was working at a hospital did their practicum at that hospital.

    Our schedule the first semester was lectures on Monday/Wed/Thurs and labs on Tues/Fri.

    I don't know what's going on with the accreditation. They went through the reaccreditation process with the site visits and such while I was there and they told us that they passed everything.

    The only books I have left are assessment, med/surg, and OB. If they are still using the same ones, I'd be happy to sell them to you cheap. PM me.
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    I am very happy I found you guys! I am getting ready to apply for this program. I would love any information that I could get including stats, housing, intensity, quality, etc!!!!
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    I am currently finishing the last few courses I need to apply to the ANO program.

    I only have a GPA of a 2.9 in my undergraduate work and have a GPA of 3.8 in my math and science courses. I have volunteer experience in the ER but no additional medical experience.

    For those who have been accepted to the program, can you give me some insight as to how difficult the acceptance process was and if the numbers I've provided above might give me a decent chance at being accepted? Any information on the application process is greatly appreciated!


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