I have applied to 2 nursing programs in Miami and my heart is set on the accelerated program. I already have a BS in psychology and I worked as a non-certified nursing assistant in SC for 1.5 years. I gained tons of clinical experience such as routine blood draw, hemocult, hooked patients up to the portable ekg machine and printed ekgs, did in and out catheters, etc. It was a neuro step down unit so I also have a lot of experience with trachs, NG tubes, pegs, suctioning, SCDs, and EVDs.
Having read through some of the threads, it seems there is negative view on accelerated programs. Some nurses say the new grads aren't as prepared, and some say its just too much for one semester. I really could use some honest feedback! I want to be successful and be prepared to work in a demanding environment. What do you guys think? Your responses will be very appreciated.