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I am curious if anyone knows anything about the accelerated program at NMC. It is one of the only ones around that I can find who will accept you with an associates degree. How competitive is it to... Read More

  1. Visit  anurseatlast profile page
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    I graduated from the ACE program in 2007. I didn't have evening classes but you do have to pre-lab (go to the hospital and get information about your assigned patient) the evening before clinical but you do not have to go at an assigned time. What time does his daycare open? You have to be at clinical early in the morning - I think we had to be ready to start at 7am but you have to allow time to park, etc.

    With your husband deployed, you will want to arrange for some backup help. Inevitably, children get sick when you have clincial or a test. Not having a plan will make it very stressful. Do you have friends or family that would be willing to step in and help you? If you can arrange for backup, you should be fine.

    Feel free to PM me if you would like.
  2. Visit  alisha2081 profile page
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    Thanks @anurseatlast! My son's daycare opens at 6 or 6:30am so hopefully that is early enough to get to clinicals by 7. We do have a great military family that would be willing to step in if needed while my husband deploys. I am just trying to find the program that will best fit within a day schedule to avoid having to get someone on a regular basis. I am also looking at UNMC and Creighton whose recuiting contacts both say that they try to fit everything within normal working hours, however, the contact at Methodist said that the typical schedule is 8am-7p, which I was a little concerned with. It is possible she is over estimating to allow for certain situations. I am interested in Methodist because I like that the program is completed in 15 months rather than 12 like the other local schools, so I was a little puzzled at why the hours were longer. Anyone else been in the ACE program recently? Was your typical daily schedule 8-7p?
  3. Visit  HelloKitty123 profile page
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    I got accepted to the ACE program at NMC Jan 2011...anyone else going there or currently attending?!

    Actually, for the interview, they just had me fill out a list of "consultation" questions and email it to them. I didn't have to take any tests? or go to a formal interview.
  4. Visit  iop123 profile page
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    hi hellokitty123! congats...im about to urn in the last for my application (due aug1st) what was your GPA and how strong were your essays? trying to get a feel for my chances! also how long did it take to hear back/when did you apply? please fill me in! i HOPE so much that i get in!!! thanks!
  5. Visit  FutureCruzanRN profile page
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    Hey Everyone, I was also accepted into the ACE Program for Jan 2011 ! Woohoo !
  6. Visit  HelloKitty123 profile page
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    Quote from knwgolf
    hi hellokitty123! congats...im about to urn in the last for my application (due aug1st) what was your GPA and how strong were your essays? trying to get a feel for my chances! also how long did it take to hear back/when did you apply? please fill me in! i HOPE so much that i get in!!! thanks!
    I turned in my app end of May...heard back finally beginning of July. My GPA was low, just under 3.0 but I believe my essays were pretty good. I'm glad I got in.....let me know how it goes, good luck to you!!
  7. Visit  iop123 profile page
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    so it looks like it takes about a month to hear back....i have completed my application and now need to undergo the painful waiting process.....id be moving out from san francisco so i want to here back so i can start apt. hunting etc....that is if i get in....i have a 3.5 in pre reqs and a 3.3 gpa from my bachelors at uc berkeley so hopefully that will be good enough to get in.....i am just worried that there are not too many spots left for the fall deadline applicants!!! eeek! again congrats to the two of you who have already heard back! ill keep praying that in a few weeks i can write the same thing and then meet all of you this january!!! ps..do you know if NMC has a wait list? thanks
  8. Visit  anurseatlast profile page
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    Congrats to those of you who have been accepted! I think Methodist has a great program. If you have any questions about the program or Omaha, feel free to PM me.

    knwgolf, it is really not difficult to get an apartment in Omaha but NMC does have apartment dorms which are adjacent to the campus. I have not actually been in one and am not sure of the cost but I have heard they are very nice.
  9. Visit  FutureCruzanRN profile page
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    Hello anurseatleast,

    I am not able to send you a PM, but I have questions about paying for the programs. As someone with a previous degree, I am unsure of my ability to pay for the program. The financial aid department is also really horrible. They seem to be back logged and have not sent the award letter out as yet. It is making me concernec whether or not the program is a good choice for me.
  10. Visit  anurseatlast profile page
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    Quote from FutureCruzanRN
    Hello anurseatleast,

    I am not able to send you a PM, but I have questions about paying for the programs. As someone with a previous degree, I am unsure of my ability to pay for the program. The financial aid department is also really horrible. They seem to be back logged and have not sent the award letter out as yet. It is making me concernec whether or not the program is a good choice for me.
    I think cost is a realistic concern. When I went (I graduated in 2007), I think the tuition was about $27K with a couple thousand more for books, uniforms, etc. I think most people borrowed money since there is no way you could work enough to pay for the program while you are in the program. Have you tried calling the Financial Aid people? It may be that they are focusing on those who will be starting the various programs in August (and figure they can do the Jan students after that) but they may be able to give you information if you call.

    I am not sure what the max is for student loans right now but the program spans 2 academic years (so you could borrow more than the yearly max if you want to). I generally do not borrow money and was not excited about borrowing for this program but decided it was worth it to finish my degree (and hopefully get a job!) in a short time. Methodist is well thought of in Omaha and I think their grads can generally get a job when they graduate. Many of my classmates had jobs lined up before we finished (often as a result of their preceptorship).
  11. Visit  HelloKitty123 profile page
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    I got my financial aid letter..I don't have enough fed loans to cover the whole thing, I will have to take even more private loans
  12. Visit  anurseatlast profile page
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    Quote from HelloKitty123
    I got my financial aid letter..I don't have enough fed loans to cover the whole thing, I will have to take even more private loans
    That is too bad but may be necessary to reach your goal. Try to figure out the finances ahead of time so you are less stressed over that while you are in school. It is great that you were accepted! I think it is a good program and that you will succeed there if you apply yourself. You will be amazed at how much you can learn in a short time! Just think - two years from now you will be a nurse!
  13. Visit  FutureCruzanRN profile page
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    Quote from HelloKitty123
    I got my financial aid letter..I don't have enough fed loans to cover the whole thing, I will have to take even more private loans


    Wow. I am still waiting on my financial aid from Methodist.. Every day that passes I get a bit more sad while waiting.


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