Hi, I am currently in the MEIN program. I can answer two of your questions:
1. The MEIN program does actually give you a BSN at the end of the first year. For the prereqs: you need to take one chemistry class. I took chem 111. If more than one course number is listed, it means that you could take one of those listed.
3. Cost of Quinnipiac: Considering that a lot of grads are having trouble finding jobs, and a starting salary is around $50k, I would say that Quinnipiac is not worth it unless you get a lot of scholarship
. To be honest, I question whether the MEIN program is worth $24k. I have spoken to a nurse manager at the hospital where I have clinical, and the community college programs are actually quite highly regarded.
The biggest issue I have with the MEIN program is that the academic instruction is extremely weak. We bought our books, we have our syllabus with about 200 pages of reading every week, but the classroom time is not focused on that, and there is no Pharmacology course!!! That still shocks me; it is all self-study. I wish I had looked into two year programs; it is better to take the time to learn the material well, in my opinion.