I received this email from an advisor today when I asked about a Spring 2012 class, FYI:
"Things are constantly evolving with nursing. Rumor was indeed circulating that there might not be a Spring 2012 class because nursing had indicated that they might not have one, BUT nursing has since updated their website with application dates for various starting periods. I suggest that you take a look at the Nursing website located at http://www.cscc.edu/nursing
and click on the link for Application Dates.
Things change so suddenly with nursing (and Advising Services sometimes finds out after the fact) that I hesitate to say anything is final. Just keep checking the nursing website for possible updates on a regular basis.
You will note that the next application for the traditional track as of TODAY on the nursing website says that the application on Jan 10, 2011 is for Spring 2012 and Autumn 2012".
I've been considering applying for the Mt. Carmel second-degree accelerated program as well. The cons with that is 1.) it costs far more than it does to go to CSCC and 2.) I would not be able to work while in the program. The pros are 1.) I'll have a BSN in less time than what it would take me to get an ADN at Columbus State 2.) Mt. Carmel is still a respected nursing program.
The only reason why I would take phlebotomy and EKG courses through MULT would be that it might help me get a job as a MST before I actually get into the nursing program. I agree that I wouldn't take other classes than that, however. I also plan on taking all the biology courses I can before the nursing program starts (if I still go through with CSCC).
I feel like I need so much guidance going into this! There just seems to be too many options, road blocks, etc etc. Thanks for all the help so far! This is a great community.