College student - Accelerated RN program tips?

  1. Hi all,
    My name is Kim, I'm a junior at the University of Denver...molecular biology major, chem/leadership minor. I've had over a dozen surgeries and am no stranger to hospitals. My desire to attend medical school kinda of faded away with in the past year or two. I've been looking at attending the University of Colorado Health Sciences in their accelerated RN program. I must hold my degree for a year before attending...(you apply the summer you graduate). I've been offered a non-medical job for that year off with The denver Childrens Hospital foundation, where I've been working for the past 6 months. I've heard it's real real tough to get into accelerated programs...is this true? My friend's sister is encountering long waiting lists to get into these programs! Any helpful information from past experiences would be great! Thanks!
    Kim
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  4. by   danu3
    Quote from DUPioneerGal
    Hi all,
    My name is Kim, I'm a junior at the University of Denver...molecular biology major, chem/leadership minor. I've had over a dozen surgeries and am no stranger to hospitals. My desire to attend medical school kinda of faded away with in the past year or two. I've been looking at attending the University of Colorado Health Sciences in their accelerated RN program. I must hold my degree for a year before attending...(you apply the summer you graduate). I've been offered a non-medical job for that year off with The denver Childrens Hospital foundation, where I've been working for the past 6 months. I've heard it's real real tough to get into accelerated programs...is this true? My friend's sister is encountering long waiting lists to get into these programs! Any helpful information from past experiences would be great! Thanks!
    Kim
    I don't know how tough it is to get in... but what is tougher is getting out. Nursing school is tough enough, and at an acclerated pace, it is going to be even tougher.
  5. by   ICRN2008
    I will be finishing the first semester of an accelerated BSN program in one week. From what I understand most accelerated RN programs do not have waiting lists, just very competitive admissions processes. My program had an acceptance rate of about 30% when I was admitted.

    Have you checked out what classes you need for pre-requisites? You may be able to finish some of those during your senior year in college. Also, I highly recommend making an appointment with the admissions counselor for the RN program to find out what criteria they use when admitting students. Each school is different; for example, mine based their decision solely on the pre-req gpa.

    Good luck You can pm me if you have any more questions.

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