In the spirit of your "observed" acceptance rate study of UC on allnurses.com, here are a couple of denial posts: http://allnurses.com/pre-nurse-pract...392-page3.html http://allnurses.com/post-graduate-n...101-page4.html http://allnurses.com/nurse-practitio...ty-479836.html
Please keep in mind that there is a selection (participation) bias that occurs. Not everyone getting rejected from UC wants to log in and post about it. Although you may think the acceptance rate is "nearly 100%" by reading a few threads, you probably should not post things that are not able to be fully supported with either admission statistics documents or some other form of solid evidence. This is also a good idea for future clinical practice. I'm not saying UC is the best in the country, but it is far from the "diploma mill" you are making it out to be..
Also, from one of your previous posts:
"I'm very concerned with always providing the best care for my patients and so I want to go to a program where I will learn the most. It seems a lot of "diploma mill" type schools have opened for NPs, and I need help weeding them out!"
I applaud your concern for future patients, but as much as I would like to allow you to shape your post so that it makes UC's program appear as a diploma mill, I think there is strong evidence against this.
For anyone reading this thread, here are some highlights about UC Nursing:
1) First bachelor's degree program in nursing
2) U.S. News Best Grad Schools, ranked #64 (alongside Baylor, MGH, Texas Tech, USF, UTMB, Villanova)
3) Nursing Anesthesia, #32
4) Nursing-Midwifery, #35
5) #33 Best Online Graduate Education Programs (not nursing, but I doubt a public institution like UC would have one degree program that is a diploma mill and one that is highly ranked)
6) Pediatrics ranked #3 in the nation, along with all other medical school specialties in the top 50 (otolaryngology #18, neurology #28, geriatrics #29, cardiology #43)
7) U.S. President William Taft, Law Alumni, 1880
8) Inventor of Benadryl, George Rieveschl, Class of '37, '39', and '40
9) First emergency medicine residency program
10) First oral polio vaccine (Albert Sabin, UC Professor)
More at: UC Facts, University of Cincinnati
I am not a recruiter. I am seriously considering this school and take my education choices very personally. I know that when I was searching for programs, I relied heavily on the personal experience expressed on this board. I think that it is only fair that those reading threads like yours that may immediately think "nearly 100%" = diploma mill or low-quality education receive the facts.