Published Nov 23, 2007
I would appreciate some information on this if anyone has it..
If you go to this link, it will give you a list of all of the facilities that DSON graduates have been hired at, and yes, Denver Health is one of them.
I hope this helps, and please let me know if you have any questions. I attend DSON and I am really enjoying the program, and would be more than happy to answer any questions.
I really appreciate the response and it was helpful. I will be starting at DSN in January and would love to ask some questions. Is there an "inbox" feature on this site, if so it would be great to send you a message with some of my questions?
If there is a response to a post a notification is sent to your email....I just found out about that this morning. Feel free to ask away, I would be happy to answer your questions. Congratulations for starting school in January!
Hmm..for some reason I am not getting the notification..
Here is my email: Ahamarq@yahoo.com
If you want have a chance to shoot me a quick email that would be great.
I am wondering about parking..book costs..the accredidation issue..etc.
Ok, parking. There is a parking lot across the street, but it varies from between $5-7 a day. You can find parking much cheaper a few streets down for around $1-1.50 a day. My advice, before you start classes take an hour or so and scout out the parking situation around the school just to get a good idea as to where you want to park, how far you want to walk, etc.
Books are expensive. The school is pretty good about getting a book list out before the quarter starts so you can hunt around for good deals. I use Amazon or Half.com to find mine used and it has worked out well for me. I spend between $200-275 on books, give or take. It depends on the quarter and what classes you are taking. I read all of my textbooks.....some students never take the plastic wrap off.....my advice, get the books and read them.
The school is still in the accreditation process. We had a meeting on it a few weeks ago and it sounded really positive. We have a few instructors who have been involved with accrediting boards and they feel good about the direction we are going. Our NCLEX scores are good (I think the last I heard it was 94% for the BSN class, around there),the building and lab are going through renovations, all in all it seems to be on the right track. It will still take awhile....maybe a year or more, so keep that in mind. Also, if the school becomes accredited AFTER you graduate, your transcripts will STILL reflect that you are coming from an accredited school thereafter. The school is very open and honest about the process, they are not trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes, and they are working hard to make it happen. Hey, its good for them too....they want to be accredited as much as we want them to be.
I hope that answers some questions....let me know if you have any more. :wink2:
I really appreciate the info.
Piling on here...I've looked at shooting for CU and I just don't have it in me to keep up this pace for another four years. (They don't accept any credits at all that are older than ten years, so nothing I took a billion years ago will apply.) I'm SERIOUSLY leaning towards DSON. I live hell-and-gone south of downtown, though...is there a lightrail station within walking distance of the school?
Thanks for taking the time to answer all these questions!
No problem! I love to share any info, as I used this website a ton when I was researching schools too. Any little bit helps. Yes, there is a light rail and many of us use it and the bus. Market Street Station is two blocks from the school, and Union Station about the same. Easy distance to the school from any one of those areas.
I applied at CU as well. I had a solid GPA from my previous BA(3.4) (first time around in college and I wasn't nearly as focused as I am now!),good GPA from my pre-req's (3.8), experience in health care and I did not get in.....I was discouraged, but it is a tough school to get in to, lots of applicants, etc.....after hearing about the wait lists at the community colleges I was getting really bummed, so I am glad I found DSON. I hear Regis and UNC are great schools, so those may be options for you as well. For me, I didn't want to have to wait for the applications deadlines only to find out months and months later that I didn't get in! With DSON I started alot sooner.
I hope that helps!
It helps a LOT! I'm so happy to hear that light rail is going to be a good option. The thought of driving downtown every day is just too much!
My only fear at this point is that wads and wads of people will finally figure out that DSON is here and I'll end up on a waitlist after all! ;-) I have two classes left to take for my pre-reqs, so I'm going to apply in March for the October start. How on earth we're going to afford it is something we haven't gotten to yet. ;-) It will work out the way it's supposed to.
Thanks again for the help, and best of luck in your studies!
Hello everyone. I have been reading this forum for a while and just now decided to register. Thank you everyone for sharing your information about DSON. It's very helpful.
I have one class left for my pre-reqs and I am planning to apply in January for July 08.
Ekat, how soon have you found out that you got in after you applied?
I found out a week after I applied. I talked with some other people today and it varied from 1 day up to a month......I am not sure why there was such a variance, maybe it had to do with the fact that all pre-req's were/were not complete? I have heard that the wait list is a little longer now, so perhaps that has changed a bit.
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