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- Oct 11, '11 by not.done.yetActually the price of ADN and then bridge is thousands less Especially if you are able to get employed as an RN after graduation from the ADN program - frequently then the employer will cover the cost of finishing BSN. But also bridging with a community college program to a university that is partnered sometimes lets you continue that bridge at the same tuition cost as the community college. The cost per credit hour is hugely different. Getting into the ADN programs is actually more competitive than the BSNs due to the cost.
That being said, in DFW there is a huge push for BSN only in hospitals and ADNs are feeling the squeeze. It would be wise of you to do BSN all right up front, either through a BSN program or via an RN to BSN bridge.
- Oct 11, '11 by avidrunner"I am trying to get my ADN... ..., i was definitely looking into brookhaven because a review I read for El Centro was pretty bad.. but I can't believe their aid dept is that bad, I bet they get an abundance of complaints.."
veronicarenae, According to the BON, El Centro has a 95% average pass rate over the past five years, which is actually considered very good. (very similar to ACC) It's located in the Paramount building downtown, which is also very nice. Overall, I find it pretty awesome. Additionally, El Centro is fairly close to Parkland Hospital which gives one insight on what to expect there. The only negative I can think of is that parking costs $5 each day. ...which they offset by giving dart rail passes.
TWU is awesome as well. Baylor's nursing program is great, located at the other end of downtown, and costs $73,000.00 more. (though rolling compound interest on a student loan is pretty bad, that is, if you're looking at student loans)
best of luck
- Oct 24, '11 by RegisteredNurseRichThere is a sponsorship-type-thing available through El Centro via the Methodist campus. You would need to volunteer for at least 6 months and have 100 hours of service, but if you get in the program and agree to work for them for 30 months (or thereabouts) they will pay for tuition and books and supplies. Check out their website for more info, I'm hoping to get in this coming January.
- Oct 24, '11 by veronicarenaeAwesome, that's exactly what I was looking to get into.. thanks..
- Oct 28, '11 by sdlaneWhat about WGU Pre-licensure program in DALLAS ? Does anybody attend?
- Feb 5, '12 by RegisteredNurseRichQuote from RegisteredNurseRichThere is a sponsorship-type-thing available through El Centro via the Methodist campus. You would need to volunteer for at least 6 months and have 100 hours of service, but if you get in the program and agree to work for them for 30 months (or thereabouts) they will pay for tuition and books and supplies. Check out their website for more info, I'm hoping to get in this coming January.
Methodist Health System
FYI, guess who got in... (me)
- Feb 10, '12 by thomasphanHi there,If you get into the El Centro program, you will be automatically admitted to the bridge program at UT Arlington. Hope that'll help.
- Apr 26, '12 by flowerpowernowQuote from RegisteredNurseRichHey- any advice on the volunteer option with Methodist? I'm thinking of doing this same thing. On the website it's not accepting volunteer apps for "nursing students" right now but they are accepting for regular adult volunteers. Can any volunteer do the El Centro partnership deal through Methodist as long as you're accepted into the school? Any shared knowledge you've acquired through the process comes greatly appreciated. Thank youFYI, guess who got in... (me)
- Jul 14, '12 by lhendersonlpnIm a LPN moving to Dallas, Texas. Looking for a good reasonable accreidted RN program to bridge. Any Suggetion?