Quote from NCphoenix
I emailed NCCU but have not received any information yet just the generic response stating they received my request. I also contacted Watts SON but Mt. Olive only offers an Associates in Liberal Arts not a bachelor's so there's no point in me going there. For the same amount of time, I might as well go to a school that is cheaper and still very high quality. It still seems that the best option is Durham Tech. Once I have an RN, I can go to Duke's RN to MSN online program. Since that's my ultimate goal, it doesn't seem necessary to get a bachelor's in anything. It just seemed like I should and could given the amount of credits I already have. I still need to go talk to someone at Duke but won't be able to until the end of the month at the earliest.
I'm sort of there with you. Still not completely decided on which options to pursue, but I'm making progress to move forward. Durham Tech is my top choice so far too. Just because it seems to have a solid program and is SO much more affordable.
A rep from NCCU did contact me back last week. I think her name was Melucian. We only talked via email but she was really nice and very open to me coming to campus and speaking with her. Of course, it took WEEKS to finally receive any contact from someone but at least I know now that the school didn't shut down! The head of the program also had her assistant respond to me too. So, as forewarning for when you do get a response, I will say that I was a little disappointed with how they present their curriculum, the requirements, etc. Both Melucian and the assistant sent me a couple attachments (can send them to you if you want...would just need your email address). It's not the easiest, straight forward documents to read and you'd think they would try to be as brief and succinct as Duke or as detailed and forward as UNC, since I would assume those programs would be considered "competitors". Go figure.
Anyway, I would definitely like to know how your visit to Duke goes. I had no idea they had an RN to MSN program that didn't require you to already have a BSN. Will have to check that out online. Thanks