Pace University CDP 2011

  1. 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 anyone is currently enrolled in the NYC cdp program and if so, what is your experience like? Please help!!
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  3. by   als224
    Hey NYC.

    I also recently applied to the Pace CDP program and was a bit unnerved by all the negative comments found on here. I am hoping a little bit that some people were unnerved enough to not apply, and I will have a better chance of getting in!

    Despite the disapproval I've found here on allnurses, I'm still anxiously awaiting a reply. My last recommendation was received 5/25, so I'm hoping to hear from them in the next few weeks.

    Have you applied anywhere else?
  4. by   banana44
    I applied as well. Any word from them?
  5. by   msnee
    any news?
  6. by   MMGB
    Hi! I was accepted earlier this month. Is anyone else here planning on starting the CDP at Pace this fall?
  7. by   als224
    Haven't heard anything yet. As others have already been accepted, I have a feeling I won't be. :-(
  8. by   MMGB
    You never know with rolling admissions! Give them a call, and see if you can get some answers one way or the other.
  9. by   als224
    Got a call today and it seems I've been admitted! They said I should be getting a letter next week. Anyone else hear from them?
  10. by   MMGB
    Congratulations! That's great news. I met with an academic adviser at Pace last week to register for the fall semester. It's a full load of classes to be sure, but I'm really excited.
  11. by   als224

    Have you had an opportunity to speak to any current students? All those negative comments still scare me a little, but it seems like they may have just had a bad year. I looked at NCLEX pass rates, and there was one year where only 8 people took the test! Besides that, they've had wonderful pass rates with around 45-55 people taking the exam.
    I'm really looking forward to getting my packet in the mail next week. Do you currently live in NYC, or will you be moving there? What sort of educational and health care background do you have?
    Oh, and what classes are you signed up for first semester? So excited with so many questions!
  12. by   CT1225
    I just got accepted too for Fall 2011! And am so excited! Would love to talk to other people that are going to attend the program. I have been in touch with someone who is currently in the Pleasantville program. She says its really hard, but worth it.

    Its the only program I applied to, so I will definitely be attending. My sister went through the program 5 years ago, but I think it has changed a lot since then. The negative comments scared me a bit, but I need to take this chance and go for it. I think its going to be a TON of work, but its only a year. We will survive.

    I made a group on Facebook for us to get in touch with each other. Search for the group
    Pace University - Lienhard School of Nursing - CDP Fall 2011
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  13. by   MMGB
    I've read all the negative comments, but I'm with you guys. I think it's the right program for me and the right time to do it. The fact of the matter is that any nursing program is going hard, and an accelerated one is only going to be more so. So here goes nothing!

    als224: To answer your questions, I don't have a background in health (I have a BS in journalism), but I do come from a family of nurses. I've lived in the city for six years -- I've actually been taking my pre-reqs not so far from Pace at BMCC. As for classes, it's pretty much exactly like the curriculum worksheet. But when you meet the adviser, it's a good opportunity to ask a bunch of questions one-on-one.

    CT1225, I joined your Facebook group! I look forward to getting to know you guys.
  14. by   als224
    Hey guys! Just requested to join the facebook group. Super excited to meet you and the others in the cohort. I've got a lot to do in the next 2 months. To you guys happen to know how large the class is?