I'm considering applying to Dixie State's nursing program. Does anyone have any advice they can share regarding admissions, competition, tuition, NCLEX passing rates, or other information that would be helpful? I will be applying to SLCC's program at the end of the month, but am looking in to other programs that I may be able to get into more quickly. Brief education background: I have an associates degree from SLCC and all prerequisites will be complete by mid-December. My overall GPA is roughly 3.4, however, my prequisite GPA is likely a 3.8 or higher. Any pointers to help this confused momma is appreciated. By the way, I should mention I have 3 year old twin boys. Will that be simply too much to handle? How many days per week is nursing school typically?
Dec 12, '10
I was accepted into Dixie's program for Spring 2011. For this upcoming spring semester, they had 147 applicants with 40 being accepted. To be competitive applicants should have a 3.5 GPA in pre-req classes. However, a person with a 3.35 was accepted because they had a high essay and TEAS score. The schedule so far looks like classes will be on Tuesdays and Fridays, and labs/clinicals will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The program has high NCLEX pass rates (if I remember right, I think its in the high 80's) and also has high graduation rates. Tuition for the three semester program id estimated at around $8,000. Dixie has a very informative website about their nursing program; you might want to check it out if you havent already. Hope this helps some.