Anyone applying to the Kaplan RN ADN program here in Las Vegas beginning May 2013? I applied last year and was told it was quite competitive (one of the staff commented on 600 applicants for 40 spots...). I don't know if that number was accurate and/or if it is still that competitive for this upcoming class. When i took the KPT test last year, I scored I think a 83% and 89% for the Math and Reading, the two portions they review. With those scores, I thought I didn't stand a chance against "600 applicants", however I was selected! And was thrilled when I got the acceptance call! Unfortunately, I couldn't begin the program due to some other circumstances. But re-applied this year and crossing fingers again, lol
Anyone else out there applying for May 2013 ADN and/or have any experience as to the competitiveness of the program for entry?
Feb 11, '13
I am currently in the program at Everest, I only have 10 months left from a two year ADN program, it was a little difficult getting in, there was 140 applicants for 40 seats, and I was actually the first one accepted, if you're determined you'll get into Everest. either way I wish you good luck
Feb 11, '13
Just out of curiosity - because it has come up on so many posts lately - are these schools
informing you that most hospitals are rapidly moving toward a "BSN grads only" hiring policy? This is already the situation in most larger cities, but it seems that schools are not doing a good job of informing potential applicants. ADN grads are finding jobs in non-acute (LTC, Rehab, etc) environments.
Feb 11, '13
I've heard that often, but have also heard RNs comment that an RN is an RN, no matter what the education, and that the BSN is for management-level responsibilities. I'm sure there's a degree of truth in there somewhere. However, following the ADN Kaplan program I will be going for the RN-BSN after that. Become an RN, work while going for RN-BSN. CSN students spend practically 3 years time to graudate with a ADN. Then 2 more years of RN-BSN. That's a total of 5 years to reach a BSN! If reaching a BSN is important to you as much as it is for me, you can still do 18months of ADN at Kaplan, then 2 years of RN-BSN at another school or at Kaplan U, for a total of 3.5 years. I don't have my pre-reqs done and my education will be mostly paid for by the VA, so that time difference between CSN and Kaplan to achieve a BSN really shows its convenience for students in my particular situation.
Apr 24, '13
I initially was going to apply to the ADN program, However, Kaplans RN program is not Nationally accredited vs. their LPN program. Hence I chose to take the LPN program and bridge later at CSN. Since they are accredited credits. They are regionally "approved" since it is one of their newer programs. I spoke with the Nevada State Board of Nursing and NLNAC committee to get some insight. They have 0% NCLEX pass rate. They advised against their program, until it is Nationally Accredited. I also spoke with a few of the ADN students during the seminar.
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