Anyone accepted or considering the new GCU program in Albuquerque?

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    Hello all! I was beyond excited to hear about Albuquerque's newly aquired Pre-Licensure BSN program with Grand Canyon University and Presbyterian Hospital. I am attending the open house and information session on Tuesday the 12th. Did anyone attend either of the previouse information sessions held or get accepted into the program? I'm going crazy with excitement and would love to know more if anyone has information on it. I've not heard the best things about UNM's program such as poor NCLEX scores and CNM has so many requirements to petition for their program. I have an Associate's in General Education so it makes more sense for me to go directly into a BSN program since a MSN degree is my ultimate goal. Also, Pima and Carrington are out because they charge just as much as GCU would, but for an ADN program that does not have NLNAC accreditation. I was even considering moving to Phoenix just to attend GCU's program so it's the perfect fit. Hopefully this will be the program that I can be a part of. Thanks in advance for any info!
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    I am super pumped about the GCU BSN program. So excited that I can't sleep! I am attending the open house tomorrow morning also. GCU is accepting for the Spring 2012 start. This will be their second starting class, so it is exciting to HOPEFULLY be part of a new nursing program

    I am glad that there is another game in town. Currently, I am a senior at UNM attempting to complete my BSN pre-req's. My plan is to complete Patho 1 and 2, Therapeutic Comm for Nurses, Nutrition for Health Science, Healthcare Ethics, Nursing Pharm, and Stats at UNM.

    I received an email from one of the admission Counselors from the GCU College of Nursing tonight. The pre-req's are outlined. I am hoping that 1) they will accept students into their BSN program right away and 2) starting the program is contingent upon completing the pre-reqs.

    CNM is out of the question- they have more pre-req's than UNM and I would have to complete my A and P's and Microbiology again, even though I received A's.

    Carrington College is up for NLN accreditation. That being said, as of right now, it is rumored that UNM will not accept ANY coursework from Carrington or Pima. Additionally, if you were to move out of state, the possibility exists that reciprocity licensure could be denied (ie State A would not accept your NM license due to you completed your educational requirements at a non-accredited school.)

    Good luck to you and take advantage of the free "light refreshments."
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    Wait, what? I just now heard of this! Where can I find some more information? I also just want to say UNM actually has more pre reqs than CNM. For CNM, I just need Biomedical Ethics and A&P2. For UNM I need A&P 2, Patho I and 2, Stats 145, Eng 102, and Pharmocology. They change a lot, so it can bd confusing
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    Is this a 4 year program?
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    You can get the info at www.gcu.edu/nmnursing, though it's more of an introductory website so you'd need to contact them for admission info, but I do have most of the FAQ's from the session if anyone needs it.
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    Also, it's a 20-month program
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    I would appreciate any info! Thank you! Cost? Pre-reqs? What does pre--licensurw mean?
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    I would appreciate any info! Thank you! Cost? Pre-reqs? What does pre--licensurw mean?

    You bet! Pre-licensure means that you do not have to be an RN to enter the program. The total cost is $41,250 which is steep, but way cheaper than Pima or Carrington which are at around $50,00 for nationally UNaccredited Associate's programs. I also heard that Associate RN grads are having difficulty finding jobs without experience so a Bachelor's is becoming the requirement to remain competitive with other applicants. They also told me that in addition to financial aid, you are pretty much guaranteed one of their scholarships. The prerequisites are General Bio w/ lab or Bio for Human Sciences, Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Microbiology w/lab, Applied Nutrition, Pathophysiology, Intermediate Algebra, Introductory Chemistry, English Composition 101 or 1101, General Psychology, Biomedical Ethics or a course in medical related ethics, and Biomedical Stats or Intro to Stats, Prob and Stats or Applied Stats. They have an equivalency sheet for which courses at UNM, CNM, etc. will fulfill their requirement. The next deadline is September 15th for the January 2012 start. The Fall 2012 deadline is May 15th. You also need to take the Reading and Math sections of the TEAS. Admission is based on TEAS score and only the prereq GPA, not cumulative. I hope this info helps, if you have any other questions feel free to ask =)
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    I was interested in getting into CNM but one of my friends is a student there and she says its pretty bad, and there are a bunch of nursing teachers leaving. Thats too bad, it used to be a good place to go. I have been working on pre req's but not sure what to do now. Guess their board pass rate is pretty low too.
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    I was interested in getting into CNM but one of my friends is a student there and she says its pretty bad, and there are a bunch of nursing teachers leaving. Thats too bad, it used to be a good place to go. I have been working on pre req's but not sure what to do now. Guess their board pass rate is pretty low too.
    I have been researching so many schools, and you find that most are flawed in some way. CNM has a high rate of passing NCLEX actually, I know several people who are in the program or recent grads, they all say its great. Really you gotta find the best fit for you. Cost, time, schedules-all that fun stuff! Good luck!


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