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Pace ABSN program starting 2013

  1. 0 I know it's early, but is anyone else looking at Pace's ABSN program to start in 2013? I'm 90% finished with my prerequisites and just getting the pieces together to start the application process!
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  3. Visit  ABSN'14 profile page
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    Hi ARickli, I think I'll be applying to Pace's January 2013 CDP (in layman's terms, the ABSN) as backup. Pace would be my first choice if it were not for the price tag! The graduates from the CDP program seem to be very well prepared for the nursing profession.

    Last I checked, for the 2013-2014 school year, the CDP program will cost $16,048/semester. There are 3 semesters. 6 graduate credits are included in the program. I believe each graduate credit costs $1,103.

    $48,144.00 (3 semesters) + $6,618.00 (6 graduate credits) = $54,762.00
    This not including fees, books, etc...

    Am I correct? What do you think? Anything you can or want to share?
  4. Visit  clam151543 profile page
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    ABSN,

    Since the 6 graduate credits are taken within the 3 semesters, I would think that the $16,048 per semester would cover that. Therefore, I think $48,144 would cover the entire program.

    "The graduates from the CDP program seem to be very well prepared for the nursing profession."

    Why do you say that? Do you know nurses that went to Pace? I'm asking because I'm considering attending Pace CDP this September.

    Thanks.
  5. Visit  ABSN'14 profile page
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    Clam,

    Maybe you're right about the graduate credits being included in the cost. I'll have to ask at the open house (on May 21st in the evening, by the way, if you're interested!)

    I called Pace and asked about their NCLEX pass rate. It's 100%. That's amazing. Of course, this does not necessarily guarantee you will be a great nurse. But I would think it still say something about the program and about how the students are prepared. The CDP program at Pace sounds extremely rigorous, with students needing to pass clinical exams with a 90% in the beginning of the program, and a 95% towards the end, as well as needing to maintain a high GPA. I believe I read on the website that a 77% was considered a failing grade. Don't quote me on this (about the 77%) but I know I'm in the ballpark.

    Thoughts?
  6. Visit  clam151543 profile page
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    From what I hear, this program kicks out a lot of students because of failing grades. If that's true then I'm not sure what their NCLEX pass rate would indicate.
  7. Visit  ABSN'14 profile page
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    I've heard that too, but solely from reading posts on this website. My guess would be that if you can make it through a very rigorous program, then you are likely to do well on the NCLEX. Pace's Lienhard school of Nursing seems to hold its students to high standards. That's good, but I'm sure very stressful for students!
  8. Visit  jomajoma profile page
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    I am a pace grad..Please be very careful considering Pace, the DO kick alot of people out due to their 77% failing grade in just 1 class. Other schools have a 65% failing grade, and they will let you continue as long as you dont get another failing grade. But at Pace, you get one C, and you are OUT the program. If I knew this before, I would have not have gone to Pace.
  9. Visit  ABSN'14 profile page
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    Thanks so much for your post, jomajoma. IF you feel comfortable doing so, can you share with us:

    -When you graduated
    -Your former gpa upon admittence
    -How difficult the program is
    -If support systems were put in place for students to succeed
    -If you had a science background before beginning the program
    -If you believe students should be strong in math
    -How well prepared for the profession you and your peers felt after graduating
    -Job prospects/offers upon graduation for you and your cohort

    Anything additional you'd like to share would be welcomed. Thanks in advance, and congrats!!!
  10. Visit  jomajoma profile page
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    Hi ABSN, I graduated in May 2011. I had a BS in Biochem and MS in Biomedical Science prior. My GPA I believe was a 3.2, or a little higher (I dont really remember). The program is VERY difficult...but I finished, so its doable. After graduating in May, I got married in August, so I was busy working (I still worked as a clinical research coordinator during school) and planning for my wedding before I took the NCLEX in December. I just moved to Dallas just last week, have a couple of interviews for new graduate programs here.

    Pace is a good school, just make sure you study like no ones business. I believe all of us passed the NCLEX on the first try. It is what you make of it.
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  11. Visit  ABSN'14 profile page
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    Thanks so much for your response jomajoma. Congrats on getting married! I wish you the best of luck in Dallas.
    Would you happen to know how many of your peers were able to find work as an RN after passing the NCLEX exam at Pace? Has it been hard for them? Easy? A mixture of both?

    Thanks again!!
  12. Visit  jomajoma profile page
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    Well you know the market in NYC sucks big time!!! But a alot have got help upstate, either White Plains, Lawrence, and a hospitals in Creekskill/Hudson area. I started getting interviews at Trinitas, East Orange, and Hackensack in New Jersey, but declined them, since I was moving.
  13. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Quote from jomajoma
    I am a pace grad..Please be very careful considering Pace, the DO kick alot of people out due to their 77% failing grade in just 1 class. Other schools have a 65% failing grade, and they will let you continue as long as you dont get another failing grade. But at Pace, you get one C, and you are OUT the program. If I knew this before, I would have not have gone to Pace.
    To be fair Pace is hardly alone in "weeding" out those they think won't pass the NCLEX. Take a peek at the NYS website and you'll find more than a handful of programs that start with say forty students but only graduate about <20 or even <10. BMCC or was it City Tech recently went from near the bottom of NYC program passing rates to the top but only five or so students graduated and took the NCLEX.

    This trend is hardly isolated to NYC, as across the nation many programs are quite happy to "kick out" a decent portion of a class even if means only a handful graduate. Long as those handful pass the NCLEX in enough numbers to equal a rate >90% or even make 100% that is what these programs seems to care about.
  14. Visit  Ginamarie119 profile page
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    Hey guys... I cross-posted this on the 2012 bored because there doesn't seem to be a ton of action here. I hope that it gets more lively

    Is anyone else still listed as incomplete? I applied for the Spring Cohort in Pleasantville. I am concerned because the deadline was Saturday and I am still listed as incomplete. I am hoping that with the influx of paperwork maybe they just haven't recorded one of my letters of rec and my undergrad transcript. My grad transcript and the other letter are there (recorded several days ago on the status) , and they were all sent out at that same time over a week ago. WEIRD! I sent an email to confirm that I will still be considered, but now I am waiting on pins and needles. LOL.

    Good luck everyone!

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