Is anyone currently a student in this program or taking prerequisites now to apply?
I'm in the latter boat. Taking A&P I and micro now, applying by Sept 15 for the Spring 2007 class. I already have a degree in English.
I would love to find some others who either are in this program already or are planning to apply.
Sheesh! I really need to pay better attention to where these forums are posted! Ok, I am a student who is currently in the Accelerated program. After summer session I'll be DONE! Yay! I had a degree in English Education (was a teacher for 12 years), and it's sure come in handy as there is a lot of reading and writing of papers. I really have enjoyed the program, and I've learned a lot. The short time really makes it somewhat stressful, but all in all it's been great.
Last edit by tencat on Mar 3, '06
Hope no one minds my bumping this back up to the top as I am thinking about this program. I have a degree from UNM and actually did 2 years of BSN prerequisites before changing my major (kicking myself because it was easier to get in back then than now....):selfbonk: .
I am (hopefully) moving back to Albuquerque next year.
I am wondering about admissions criteria too. I have been a sahm for 7 years now (well I work as a med transcriptionist for now so I guess that makes me a wahm) and am wondering about letters of recommendation and whether I should start volunteering somewhere so I have a rec/eval from someone even remotely related to healthcare instead of from, say, someone like my neighbor. My cum gpa at graduation was a 3.74 and my nursing prereqs gpa was higher than that, so I hope that my grades would be high enough.
The two courses I had left to take were Patho 2 and Pharmacology, so I definitely plan on taking those. I was so looking forward to Pharm and still am. I also liked Patho (yeah call me crazy).
Gosh, I hope that changing majors right before applying to get in way back when won't reflect poorly on me.
Beyond getting in, how is the work itself in the program? It appears that they have made the program a bit longer than it was a couple of years ago when I first looked at it. How many hours/days per wk are clinicals (wondering because its an accelerated format)?
Thanks anyone for any feedback on this.
Last edit by work4choc on Apr 3, '06