Anyone accepted or considering the new GCU program in Albuquerque? Anyone accepted or considering the new GCU program in Albuquerque? | allnurses

Anyone accepted or considering the new GCU program in Albuquerque?

  1. 0 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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  3. Visit  medicmatt44 profile page
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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."
  4. Visit  Devie06 profile page
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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
  5. Visit  OutOfStateKate profile page
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    Is this a 4 year program?
  6. Visit  guzzlingreentea profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  guzzlingreentea profile page
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    Also, it's a 20-month program
  8. Visit  Devie06 profile page
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    I would appreciate any info! Thank you! Cost? Pre-reqs? What does pre--licensurw mean?
  9. Visit  guzzlingreentea profile page
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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 =)
  10. Visit  motherduck profile page
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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.
  11. Visit  Devie06 profile page
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    Quote from motherduck
    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!
  12. Visit  Y.ORTIZ profile page
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    i have been going to cnm for the last five years doing all my pre-reqs for the nursing program, after being on a waiting list for 1 1/2 years i fanally started level one last semester, i was very disappointed with the program, there is just no help at all from the instructors. I did not pass and now i have to wait AGAIN for them to call me to retake the level. They got rid of the waiting list but now they have anoher one for students that are already on the program! i have been doing alot of research on the nursing programs that we have here in Albuquerque, Pima, Carrington, and now Grand Canyon. I was wondering if anyone call tell me if i would have any problems finding a job at another state if i was to go to Grand Canyon. I would like to go there since im just wasting my time waiting for cnm to let me know when i can start again. And FYI! CNM has increased their passing grade, now you have to pass with a 75%, two semesters ago it was a 71% and this is due to grads not passing their boards!
  13. Visit  medicmatt44 profile page
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    wow, sorry to post this so late in the thread. Guzzling Green Tea summed it up perfectly I could not have said it myself better!

    This is a blessing in many ways. It should open up the admissions process in terms of UNM vs GCU and more qualified candidates should be accepted (my impression is that plenty of qualified BSN candidates have been denied admission due to nothing short of a 4.0 in pre-reqs).

    I moved to ABQ from Buffalo, NY and the level of competition and low acceptance rates is VERY frustrating. There are 6 BSN programs and 10-12 ADN programs in the Buffalo, NY metropolitan area (MTA). Travel 150 miles away and there are 12-17 ADN programs and 5 additional BSN programs. In comparison, the Buffalo NY MTA is 1,135,509 vs ABQ MTA at 887,077.

    Just glad to see another horse in a previously one horse town.
  14. Visit  COr7 profile page
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    Hi! I know this post is pretty old but....I was hoping that you could help me out. When can I apply to the gcu program and is the cost still the same to your knowledge? I have the prereqs I would just love to get into a bsn program.... Did you attend the program? If so how was it? Thanks any info will help....Thanks!

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