Accepted into Methodist College of Nursing Peoria Accelerated BSN Program

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    Hi guys,

    Wanted everyone to know that I got my letter in the mail...So excited!! Starting the program in Jan. 2010...What a great way to start off the new year!!!:heartbeat

    Does anyone know anything about the college and there program? Is anyone planning on going to the Open House at the end of the month??

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    Hey congratulations! I remember a few of your other posts in the IL forum. I live near Peoria and have heard that the MMCI program is very good. Good luck.
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    thanks so much....What is it like living in the peoria area..I am thinking of just staying on campus because I do not know anything about the area.I will be coming from out of state.
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    Be glad to answer questions. I didn't know they even had dorms anymore...the ones I'm used to seeing have been torn down, but maybe rebuilt somewhere else?

    I'll be honest, I wouldn't live off campus in that area. The dorm would have security, correct?

    The area near Methodist is industrial and those few residences that are still there are in a very sad state of disrepair. The big hospital in the area (level one trauma center) is right across the street: OSF Saint Francis.

    There is bus service but it is slow and cumbersome from what I know. I live about 20 miles outside of town and most everyone does drive. You want to make sure you have covered or garage parking in that area. Shopping is about 5-7 miles up the road (I-74).

    I-74 is the interstate that bisects Peoria. Caterpillar and the hospitals are the biggest industries here.

    The weather has been unseasonably cold and rainy - its only 50 degrees today! So...bring winter clothes.

    Hope this helps....feel free to PM to if you have questions.
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    Thanks so much for the information. I will live on campus. They do have 24 hr security. The program is 2 nights a week and also weekend classes. I will have to probably get a job. How is the job market in Peoria?
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    Slim to none. However, maybe MMCI would have something?
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    A girl in my mircobiology class just got her letter in the mail as well. I live in Bloomington, which 32 miles east of peoria. Like TraumaRUS said, living on campus would probably better. I've heard methodist is a good program and wouldn't mind going there, but l don't want to live in peoria.
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    What about commuting? I do my call in Bloomington and its <1 hour from Peoria.
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    I applied to Methodist as well and they are waiting on one other transcript Im applying for fall of 2010, but she asked if I would be interested in January, but that is too soon considering Im coming from out of state Congrats Vanasd...Where are you coming from? I know nothing about peoria either
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    I'm actually in Chicago at the moment for the IL Society of Advanced Practice Nursing conference but it is sleeting here and I understand the weather isn't any better in Peoria.

    Bring warm clothes - lol!!!

    If I can answer or help you all, let me know. I worked for 10 years at OSF in the ER (the hospital right across the street from Methodist) and live just a little south of Peoria.

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