This is my first post on this site but I have been looking at it a lot lately.
I have a bachelors degree with a 3.0 GPA. I am just starting my prereqs but was very concerned about my changes of getting into Nursing School. I have some pretty good volunteer experience & have raised money for different non-profits on various occasions. My work experience has been nannying throughout my college career and working as a nursing assistant.
I plan to move to Denver sometime between June & August. I am really concerned about getting into nursing school. I am capable and i'm hoping with a 3.8-4.0 in my prereqs I will have a better chance of getting into the nursing programs. I have been looking at a lot but I am trying to stay in the Denver area. Doe anyone have any suggestions?
I've considered Emily Griffiths for an LPN & applying to an accelerated RN program while working on my LPN or not doing my prereqs this spring and starting them in Colorado in the fall (at University of Colorado in Denver) and then applying to the accelerated program.
I want to stay within 30-40 minutes from Denver. Any suggestions of schools or what I should do?
You do not need to take your prereqs at UC Denver, you can take them at a community college which is cheaper. I will be starting at UC Denver in Jan, and I had a 3.1 in my undergrad, but a 4.0 in prereqs, all at Community College of Denver, and they were all online. We had students from all over in my online classes through CCD. It takes a year to get your CO residency if you are looking at state schools.
There are quite a few BSN programs in the Denver area, but their prereqs seem to vary which is a bit frustrating. There is quite a bit of info on these boards for Denver BSN programs. You might want to look at all the schools, make a list of the prereqs, and start working on them and apply as you are able. I think UC Denver has the shortest list for 2nd degree students with 5 classes. I was able to complete them in two semesters.
Don't forget to also check out University of Northern Colorado in Greely, I belive they only use your last 45 hours in calculating GPA. It is a little further than you were looking to travel, but it is a state school.
Last edit by chyna016 on Oct 13, '11