I just thought I’d chime in with my $.02. One important thing to note about the post-bac program at St. Kate’s is that prerequisite completion is built into the nursing program—you do not have to have all your prereqs completed to apply to the program. This is rare for a nursing program and in my opinion, extremely advantageous. You already know that you’re in a nursing program when you begin your prerequisites! Plus, it’s an evening/weekend program, which is helpful for those who might not be able to quit their day job quite yet.
I think that their application deadline is coming up fast for Fall 2009, but I think it’s worth a look. The Associates program at St. Kate’s is also accepting applications for an extremely limited time, and I think that’s worth a look as well. The Associates program is set-up in a somewhat similar manner—you can apply without having any prerequisites done, and you spend a year doing your science classes, and then you start the two-year nursing sequence.
If you’re interested, I just got this email about the Associate’s program at St. Kate’s:
Learn about the process to become an associate nursing student at the College of St. Catherine:
Application process, deadlines, and requirements!
Associate of Science in Nursing program Information Session
Friday, March 6th
Room 360, Minneapolis campus
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is required!
Hope that was helpful! J I also looked at the MN program at the U, but since I have no science background, I would’ve spent 2+ years taking prerequisites and wouldn’t have known until the very end that I got in. St. Kate’s just seemed like a safer bet to me, and I really liked the vibe I got when I went to information sessions for both programs.