Rejected to Accelerated BSN program, should I consider an Associates? - page 3

by enfermera2b | 18,893 Views | 28 Comments

Hi Everyone, I have a BSN in Communications and have been doing Marketing and PR for 6 years. I recently applied to University of Colorado in Denver for the Accelerated BSN program but unfortunately got rejected. I am still... Read More


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    Definitely consider an ASN program! That's what happened to me, actually. I got waitlisted at my local ABSN program and didn't want to wait another year to possibly get accepted. Money has also been tight recently, so this is also the cheaper alternative. I'm just finishing my first semester of an ASN program and in the fall, I can start taking BSN level classes while I'm in the ASN program. There are so many different ways to get to your goal.
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    You could also do a generic BSN program.
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    First, off, I apologize for being negative, gosh, it wasn't like me.
    I think no matter which route you take you will be happy. Associates seems to offer just as much for a new grad as a BSN (these times are an exception). Good luck to you, I am sure you will succeed and end up finding your new career a very rewarding and promising one.
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    Has anyone else applied to the University of Colorado-Denver program? I am from Idaho and have my B.S. degree in Microbiology and I am looking preferably for an accelerated program to get my BSN. I'm trying to decide whether I should shell out $65 to apply to this program. I have a 3.53 overall gpa and even higher pre-req of the 4 required for the accelerated program. I would like to know where I stand in trying to get into the program. I have heard you need a 4.0 for the traditional way, but the accelerated takes into account the question and your gpa. So let me know if you have any advise for me? Also, will it be a lot harder since i'm from out of state? I would love to do a sponsorship through one of the hospitals in Colorado, is that available to out-of-staters?

    Lara
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    Quote from muffingirl
    ok, then have fun in nursing. I still think its a poor career change, and yes, it is just a job no matter what you tell yourself.
    I'm trying to figure out what your deal is? Are you a nurse, student or what? Not sure why you would come on a nursing forum that is meant to support and help people just to say that it's a bad idea. I for one find it strange.
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    Quote from Laraloo
    Has anyone else applied to the University of Colorado-Denver program? I am from Idaho and have my B.S. degree in Microbiology and I am looking preferably for an accelerated program to get my BSN. I'm trying to decide whether I should shell out $65 to apply to this program. I have a 3.53 overall gpa and even higher pre-req of the 4 required for the accelerated program. I would like to know where I stand in trying to get into the program. I have heard you need a 4.0 for the traditional way, but the accelerated takes into account the question and your gpa. So let me know if you have any advise for me? Also, will it be a lot harder since i'm from out of state? I would love to do a sponsorship through one of the hospitals in Colorado, is that available to out-of-staters?

    Lara
    Laraloo,

    There is a long discussion under the Colorado Region section about CU. People who have been accepted or denied (me, for one) share their GPAs, so you will have an idea and can make an informed decision. I don't know of any hospital sponsorships in CO, so I can't help you there.

    Good luck!
    ~SD
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    I am also tryng to figure out a career change into the nursing field. If I have a degree already would I still be able to transfer into a 4 year BSN program and have classes transfer with me?
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    Quote from Cassandraann
    I am also tryng to figure out a career change into the nursing field. If I have a degree already would I still be able to transfer into a 4 year BSN program and have classes transfer with me?
    Yes. You apply to the BSN nursing program after being accepted to the school. The school will evaluate your transcripts and award you credit for the courses that will fulfill requirements for the general education portion of the BSN. There might be a course here and there, for example, statistics or the sciences, that you will have to take in addition to the nursing courses. If your science courses are too old, you may have to repeat them before being admitted to the nursing program.
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    You are incredibly negative muffingirl. The entire economy is bad right now, but that shouldn't be a determining factor in deciding to do something you are passionate about. Nursing is a great profession with a lot of possibilities, more than other professions. It is never too late to go back to school. Education is the best thing you can do for yourself.
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