Hello! From reading the posts, I see that several people are starting in Bellarmine's spring 2010 ABSN program. I am working on my pre-reqs and I'm going to apply to the spring 2011 program. Would anyone who just started the 2010 program have some time to answer a few questions? To be honest, I'm stressing - I haven't been able to get a lot of information from the admissions counselor at Bellarmine regarding pre-reqs, when is the best time to apply, how can I improve my application, how to get scholarships, etc. I've been spending a lot of time researching options online but I would love some help from an actual Bellarmine student. If you wouldn't mind a few questions from a hopeful Bellarmine student, please PM me! If you'd prefer to discuss things on the board, here are some of the questions I have:
- Pre-reqs: when did you finish yours? I should be done by December 2010. According to Bellarmine, I don't need to be done until April 2011. Is this realistic, though?
- Application: It's not due until April 2011, but Bellarmine starts accepting them Sept. 1 of 2010. When did you apply? I'm worried that if I wait, the class may have filled up. If I apply in September, though, I may not have finished my CNA training and I will not have finished all the pre-reqs.
- CNA training: Where did you do yours? Bellarmine's next training session isn't until this fall, but I'd like to get mine done this summer so I can (ideally) work as a CNA for at least 6 months before the start of the program.
I do have more questions but I don't want to be a pest!!! Thanks to any advice you can give...like I said, I am stressed about getting into the program and trying to do everything right!