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Are my community college credits transferable to other community colleges?

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This is probably a question I should be asking an advisor, but thought I'd just go ahead and ask it here too.

I am at Pima Community College now working on my nursing pre-reqs. After finding out that there is about a 2 year waiting period I have decided to look around the Phoenix area for some CC nursing programs and have come across quite a few.

I'd like to know that if some of you transferred Community colleges before, did you have to take their own seperate admissions test and what not? Or were you exempt from it?

I am going to Phoenix early next week to attend ASU's BSN info session and several of the other CCs around the area as well.

Any input is appreciated, thanks!

Your courses are fully transferable (depending on the difficulty of the classes).

There's a site below where you can check out whether your classes are equivalent with university standards here >> https://az.transfer.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Admin_CEG

When you apply to ASU I don't believe you need to take a test, they just accept your admission money, form, and transcripts to see if you're meeting their standards. Same goes for CCs. Now if you're speaking in terms of nursing school, there is the HESI and NET test. I would check around with certain colleges to see what they require. Also, the Maricopa CCs have a 2 yr waiting list as well. The only colleges with no waiting list are Grand Canyon University and Chamberlain - both located in Phoenix. Good luck on your journey! :)

As far as the waiting lists go, I have heard that there are ways around it. Is the waiting list ordeal a for sure thing? I've already created a topic on the general nursing board about how I am going to be done with all of the pre-reqs by Spring of 2010 which leaves me a year of doing nothing.

Is the Grand Canyon University accredited by the state board? Is it a private university or a public university? Same question goes to Chamberlain.

Thanks.

As far as the waiting lists go, I have heard that there are ways around it. Is the waiting list ordeal a for sure thing? I've already created a topic on the general nursing board about how I am going to be done with all of the pre-reqs by Spring of 2010 which leaves me a year of doing nothing.

Is the Grand Canyon University accredited by the state board? Is it a private university or a public university? Same question goes to Chamberlain.

Thanks.

There are no ways around them from what I hear. As far as GCU goes, they ARE fully accredited and they're a private Christian University. They're very expensive- that's one of their downfalls. The nursing program will probably cost you around 70k (that's excluding books, insurance, uniforms, etc). As for Chamberlain there are a few downfalls for them. They're partially accredited b/c they haven't had a graduating class (and if you search Chamberlain College of Nursing in the search bar above you'll find some shady things about them from St. Louis- like pass rates and shady practices) . I can't attest to ANY of that info, but if you look on the AZ Nurses board there are a few threads about Chamberlain and so far so good. Chamberlain and GCU are both 3 yr programs. Chamberlain is 9 semesters long (with built in pre-reqs- so you could get credit for the pre-reqs you've already taken) GCU is five semesters but requires certain pre-reqs prior to entrance (look on their site I'm not sure what exactly they are). Chamberlain will cost you about 73k (that's basically uniforms, tuition, etc.) Be aware that YOU NEED proof of health insurance before applying to either program and your health assessment, tither, and Hep shots. I hope you find the program that's best for you. I've narrowed my search down to GCU and Chamberlain.... DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR ANY PROGRAM AND BE SURE IT'S THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU:)

HJS27

Specializes in Med/Surg/Tele/Acute Rehab.

Actually, there are ways around the waiting list for MCCD nursing programs. See the attached links.

http://www.bannerhealth.com/Careers/Education/_Nurse+Fellows.htm

For the following link, click on "Program Options", this will download a pdf document, " once you open the document scroll down to "Educational Program Service Partnerships" to see information regarding ways to get around the waiting list.

http://nursing.maricopa.edu/ProspectiveStudents.php

Best of luck to you.

skyblue77

Has 3 years experience.

Sorry posted in wrong thread.

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