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."