I am in my second/senior year of UNC-Chapel Hill's 24-month program. I also have a degree in another field. I considered applying for the Accelerated Program, but I am glad that I decided to stay with the 24-month program. Any program in nursing will be strenuous, but the Accelerated program is really tough. However, many people have gotten through it.
For me, I needed a program where I could have a little more time and it is still tough. I had a 3.4 from my previous degree, but I did very well in all of my pre-requisite courses. I know people who had lower and higher GPAs. They truly look at the entire package. My class is a mix of traditional and second-degree students.
Due to the fact that interest in nursing programs
in at an all time high, I would highly suggest that you apply to multiple schools
. Overall, I am very satisfied with my program although it is very challenging. Send me a private message if you want more information.