Pace University CDP 2011 - page 5
Hello! I just applied to Pace University's CDP program starting in fall 11. Ive read some pretty negative things on this website about the program but most of the posts were from 2010 and earlier. I was wondering if... Read More
- 0May 10, '13 by mscushQuote from als224hey ashley! Im looking to apply to pace uni. Nursing prigram in nyc.. What are the pre- reqs for the program?hi all!
I started the pace cdp program at the nyc campus in fall 2011, and am doing it over 2 years. So far, i have had a generally positive experience. The professors i've had up to this point, though occasionally a bit disorganized, are passionate and knowledgeable about both nursing and teaching. Many have widely varying experiences in nursing and their commitment to the nursing profession often serves to remind you why you have chosen the field for yourself.
There is a lot of pressure put on the students to hold regular study groups and really work together to learn the material. The information is made available, but it is certainly your job to know it, and know it well. Our small group of 2-year students (there are 4 of us) meets 1-2 times a week in addition to the scheduled classes, and it seems to be beneficial. All four of us hold part-time jobs. It's my opinion that it would be extremely difficult to undertake the 1-year program and work at the same time.
From first to second semester, we lost about 2 students of the original 21 or so. I know that at least one of those two has transferred to the program at pleasantville. The classes are not easy, but you certainly learn a lot of valuable information, and it is definitely interesting.
As far as pace university as a whole, like others have said, they're slow with admissions, slow with financial aid, and can generally be a bit of a pain in the butt, but i think that the nursing program faculty (at least those that i've worked with thus far) have made up for it.
I believe that if you come into the program prepared to work your butt off, you will succeed.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and i will answer them as best i can.