Did anyone here go to the UNM SON? I just went over and talked to them about what classes I need (I'm currently at CNM) and it all sounds so exciting. I'm pretty confindent that I can get my BSN before I would my ADN. Please tell me about your expierences at UNM.
Feb 26, '07
by Elizabeth Hanes, BSN
I am currently in the UNM BSN program. Make no mistake, it's competitive to get in. Keep your grades as close to 4.0 as possible and do some volunteer work. Starting with the new, accelerated curriculum that began this past January, UNM expanded the BSN program to the Taos and Valencia campuses. At least this time around, students did NOT get to out-and-out choose which campus they wanted to attend. Some Albuquerque-area students were assigned to the Taos campus. So, keep this in mind.
All of that said, I am quite satisfied with the program so far. Yes, there are many frustrations with the program, such as the fact attendance is mandatory and some of the teachers just aren't cut out to be lecturers, but on the whole I am happy, very thankful to have gotten in, and excited to be just 14 months away from a BSN.
I know the waiting list for CNM's program is long. UNM does not run a waiting list; you have to re-apply if you don't get accepted the first time. However, their plan is to try to start a new BSN class 3 times per year: January, May and September. That means they will be able to accommodate a LOT more students per year, which makes your chances of getting in better.
Good luck to you!
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