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Alverno DEMSN 2021

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I’ve recently been conditionally admitted to Alverno’s demsn program, slated for Summer unless a spot opens up in Spring. The conditional being that I finish the labs for the prerequisites and two psychology courses as I’ve only finished the didactic portions in a marathon 9 week section.

Does anyone have any experience with this program, or Alverno in general? Any advice would be much appreciated.

That’s so exciting! When did you submit your application? How long did it take you to receive your admittance? I submitted my application for the fall 2021 term and can’t wait to hear back

8 minutes ago, futurenp12664 said:

That’s so exciting! When did you submit your application? How long did it take you to receive your admittance? I submitted my application for the fall 2021 term and can’t wait to hear back

Well, you can’t really metric by my situation. I was waiting for approval to excuse a foreign transcript for 1 math class that I took while living overseas that wasn’t a apart of any degree.

They were pretty zippy overall. Great to deal with. They helped me iron out all of the issues in my application while I was doing all the didactic science prerequisite coursework through straighterline. But when I actually was able to submit to committee it took them less than 10 or so days to get the email approving me.

I've heard if spots open, which tends to happen every 2 weeks from what they have told me, you can get into an earlier cohort. Maybe we will end up attending at the same time!

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Thank you for sharing and CONGRATS on your acceptance! I doubt I’ll get into an earlier cohort as I’m still completing my bachelor’s degree. I graduate from undergrad in May 2021!

Just now, futurenp12664 said:

Thank you for sharing and CONGRATS on your acceptance! I doubt I’ll get into an earlier cohort as I’m still completing my bachelor’s degree. I graduate from undergrad in May 2021!

Hmm. They have a Summer 2021 start so there’s a chance. Congratulations! What was your major?

My major is Cell and Molecular Biology. How about yourself?

1 minute ago, futurenp12664 said:

My major is Cell and Molecular Biology. How about yourself?

Oh my, what a delightfully interesting field! I’m surprised you aren’t going for MD or DO. I had thought about doing the BS in Biochemistry at Carroll and applying to Medical College of Wisconsin.

I majored in Religion at Liberty. Hence why I had to eat about 5000-6000 pages of books in a big hurry to qualify for entrance. I had no background in the sciences, though I did have a background outside of University in computer programming and advanced electronics design.... so, not totally unfamiliar with scientific principles, mathematics, etc. I loved detail on the underlying chemical processes in Prescott’s Microbiology. You are so lucky to have studied something as fascinating as cell biology!

I am a current student. Please choose another program it is not what it seems. 

19 minutes ago, nurse511 said:

I am a current student. Please choose another program it is not what it seems. 

Unfortunately, I don’t really have that luxury. I’ve almost wrapped up my labs and am set for a January start; though I may push it out to the Summer. 

hostilebisexual, CNA

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I have just applied to Alverno and they are reviewing my application for fall 2021 DEMSN. I have heard such mixed reviews about this college and I don't know what to think. Have you been in touch with any current DEMSN students? Anything I should know?

I have had no contact with alumni, but as with any nursing school I think online reviews are a mixed bag. I’m looking forward to starting in January. 

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

On 10/14/2020 at 9:17 PM, nurse511 said:

I am a current student. Please choose another program it is not what it seems. 

When I lived in Milwaukee in the 80s, I only heard great things about Alverno. Seriously, everyone who did student teaching there or attended there would get this dreamy look in their eyes when they talked about Alverno's educational model and its support of women. I did see they do accept men for certain programs. Can you summarize what is going on with the DEMSN program now?

I taught at Columbia College and I just read Alverno bought the college. I can't figure out why -- to eliminate the competition? To enlarge the nursing program, get clinical sites at St. Mary's ? Or to consolidate the Catholic ownership of both programs?

Katoo

Specializes in NHP.

Awesome ! I submitted my application about a week ago for the Summer 2021 session. I would love to know more about the program from the Alumni. I live in Illinois, I'll be moving to Wisconsin if I get accepted. When did you start clinicals ? Are the professors fair to all students ? We're you able to keep a full time job ? Did you get a contract with a Assisted living/hospital after completing your 1st semester ?

 

 

Thanks,

 

K

Katoo

Specializes in NHP.

I got my acceptance letter yesterday for the Summer 2021 cohort. I'm on the waitlist. If there isn't a spot, I'll start for the Fall 2021 cohort. My admission was with the condition I take abnormal psychology.  I'm going to register for it this weekend. Are you taking your labs with them? Or, with Portage college? I saw my psychology class being almost 300 dollars cheaper at Portage college. I've been looking for alumni to ask questions abt the program but, I can't even find one. The comment the actual student put in this forum isn't enough. I live in Illinois, I need advices about the program before considering Alverno.

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5 hours ago, Katoo said:

I got my acceptance letter yesterday for the Summer 2021 cohort. I'm on the waitlist. If there isn't a spot, I'll start for the Fall 2021 cohort. My admission was with the condition I take abnormal psychology.  I'm going to register for it this weekend. Are you taking your labs with them? Or, with Portage college? I saw my psychology class being almost 300 dollars cheaper at Portage college. I've been looking for alumni to ask questions abt the program but, I can't even find one. The comment the actual student put in this forum isn't enough. I live in Illinois, I need advices about the program before considering Alverno.

Alverno will accept Coopersmith as well for abnormal psych FYI. $150 plus the book. It’s a one shot proficiency test; all or nothing. Like a CLEP. Not an easy test, but I did well on it after reviewing their crash course video 2x and reading the assigned book. 
 

I just started at Alverno. 

Katoo

Specializes in NHP.

OK. My enrollment advisor didn't give me Coopersmith as an option though. Here are her suggestions for abnormal psychology course, online option.

- Alverno College – PSY 250

- Portage Learning at Geneva College - PSYC 210

- Purdue University Global – PS 440

- University of Phoenix – PSY 410

 

I will ask her if I take Alverno will accept the course from CooperSmith. It will make a huge difference in price.

 

Thanks for sharing Damianus. How do you like the classes so far? Are the professors fair? bias ?

12 minutes ago, Katoo said:

OK. My enrollment advisor didn't give me Coopersmith as an option though. Here are her suggestions for abnormal psychology course, online option.

- Alverno College – PSY 250

- Portage Learning at Geneva College - PSYC 210

- Purdue University Global – PS 440

- University of Phoenix – PSY 410

 

I will ask her if I take Alverno will accept the course from CooperSmith. It will make a huge difference in price.

 

Thanks for sharing Damianus. How do you like the classes so far? Are the professors fair? bias ?

They may have cut me some slack on using Coopersmith for that class because of my undergrad and grad performance (4.0, 3.83). 
 

‘We *Just* started, and so far I am very encouraged. 

Katoo

Specializes in NHP.

Nice. Are you able to work ? Part-time? Full-time?