Wait list for KC area nursing programs

  1. I have a friend who wants to get his ASN degree. He would like to get into a program in the KC area. Does anyone know the expected wait time for most schools from the time you apply, until you can actually get started? He is trying to find a program that he could start relatively soon, versus having to wait 2 years or more. Any suggestions??

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  3. by   hospitalstaph
    I think that PVCC has a 2+ year wait. I think that KCKCC has a shorter wait, particularly if you are a wyandotte county resident. NAU does not have wait lists, but they are also much more expensive.

    Hope this helps,

    TL
  4. by   shoegalRN
    Have your friend considered a one year acelerated BSN program? If so, he can apply at Research/Rockhurst College of Nursing. I don't think they have any waiting lists for the acelerated option. They are expensive, but they offer to pay for the year's tutition if you agree to work 2 years in a HCA hospital. Maybe he may consider going that route.

    I know the community colleges (Penn Valley in particular) have a waiting lisit of 2+ years. Also, I hear PVCC is not accepting any more nursing applications at this time because they are restructing their nursing program. I don't know if that's true, but that's what I've heard.
  5. by   cjandmama
    Quote from Medic74
    I have a friend who wants to get his ASN degree. He would like to get into a program in the KC area. Does anyone know the expected wait time for most schools from the time you apply, until you can actually get started? He is trying to find a program that he could start relatively soon, versus having to wait 2 years or more. Any suggestions??

    Thanks...
    There is also Park Univ. They should be enrolling in March. You have to test into the program. They only take the top 30 people. The test to get in is similar to the NCLEX-PN. Classes start in Aug and graduate in May. Price is comparable to everywhere else. I think it's about $16K. Not sure though. I am going thru Excelsior College online where it is only costing me $6K and I don't have to slow down on work or family to complete my program. It will take me 13-14 months from start to finish. It's worth it to me. Hope that helps!
    Mama
  6. by   mgnmfrc1
    I know the community colleges (Penn Valley in particular) have a waiting lisit of 2+ years. Also, I hear PVCC is not accepting any more nursing applications at this time because they are restructing their nursing program. I don't know if that's true, but that's what I've heard.
    That is the correct status of the program at PVCC. They will probably start accepting new applications around June 07' after they announce the changes, if any.
  7. by   allthingsbright
    I am in the program at PVCC and spoke in Dec. to a department head and the freshman instructor who said that the spring class had 10 seats open and ready to be filled, but there were no applicants who had their paperwork together or their pre-reqs completed--I don't know if they filled those spots or not. My point is, there are seats available to those who have all their stuff together. I don't know where all this two year wait info comes from, but from EVERY instructor I have spoken to, it is not accurate.

    I also haven't heard much about any restructuring--they are moving some classes around in the sophomore year I think? But I will ask my clinical instructor about it today. I am a class officer and a junior so sometimes I have the inside scoop...
    Good luck!
  8. by   mgnmfrc1
    Any tips on how to not go crazy with from all the "support" from the faculty? I'm about ready to pull my hair out.
  9. by   blondegenes
  10. by   Nurse2bducky86
    one of the spokes people from PVCC talked last semester at my CNA course and they said that there is no waiting list persay however it is a first come first serve situation and they have quite a few people waiting "in line" they purged most of those however so they might not have such a long line.

    also they are restructuring there is a new entrance test that has to be taken with more prereqs to be completed. basically what they are doing are trying to deter people from applying so they dont have another major bottlenecking like they did

    nurse ducky
  11. by   blondegenes
    We have a few students who obtained their LPNs locally and then came in on the accelerated ADN program.
    In doing so, they avoid the mind crushing Med/Surg section, because they had already taken it in their LPN program. They are extremely qualified and well trained. The plus is that they also avoided the torture. Nursing education doesn't have to hurt to be effective.

    If you're so inclined, getting your nursing degree by small bites isn't a bad idea. You can work at each plateau. We've had CNAs and CMAs, and we can work at tech II's after completing the second semester.
    If I had to do it all again, though, I'd go for a bachelors the first time around.

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