I am currently in the nursing program at AACC going into my second semester and I am in the hybrid program. I LOVE IT! It was the only option for me to be able to go back to school after having my son and still needing to work. There are 16 slots in the hybrid program and they split us into two groups of 8 for labs and clinicals. It makes the entire experience more intimate and I have formed life long friendships with my fellow nursing students as well as an AWESOME study group! They have completely changed how they are accepting students both into the program and into the hybrid section, so I am not sure what to tell you about your chances of getting into hybrid. Last semester was the very first semester they started this- we are kinda the guinea pigs! And they chose the top 16 GPAs to be in it. However, they did say that this time around they may base it off of the TEAS exam score (just rumor-not sure if true). I have alwasy done well in online courses and I like being able to move at my own pace. It's hybrid, so you still meet once or twice a wekk with your group and have labs and then on the weekends you have clinical. The first semester you meet twice a week in the evenings from like 5-8pm and then have clinicals from 7-2 on Sat and Sun. The exams were on Monday mornings but they have since changed that so that exams are in the evenings as well to better accomidadte a night and weekend program! This semester it appears that we only have one lab class the first week of classes and then the rest is evening exams and clinicals.
It is a self-directed program, you have to be motivated enough to do the necessary work on your own, or you will not do well. However, it seemed this past semester that the hybrid students preformed at the same level or even above that of the on-ground students- so it just matters what you feel better doing. We had to attend one class on-groud and I was trying not to fall asleep! ahh it was aweful and all they did was read the power points. But some students will just be on ground and not have any other option.
is what you make of it anyway and you have to put the work in. Belive me, even if you go to on-groud traditional classes you will still have to come home and study and read., If you are online, you have to do the same you are just having class on your own time.
Good luck to you both and if you have any other questions feel free to ask!