Quote from newstudent2007
I'm trying to decide the best option for nursing programs. I have a BA degree in Liberal Arts, but I am lacking some of the science prereqs. I am a single male, older, re-careering student. Does anyone have any information on the Grand Canyon or NAU Accelerated BSN programs? THe GCU website wasn't much help. Thanks in advance for the info!
I have an idea for you, depending on how many pre-reqs you still have to do.
I can tell you what I am doing. As of this semester I will be on the waitlist (or whatever we want to call it) for Pima Community College's ADN program. They are accepting students to start apprx 2+- years from now. I probably won't go to Pima though. I'm just keeping my options open. During these next 3-4 semesters I will complete all the pre-reqs for the traditional BSN program, plus all the other bachelor's degree requirements. I'm applying to NAU also. Either way - I have several options open.
Anyway, my idea is that it might be worth it to get yourself on a an ADN waitlist and then continue completing the aBSN pre-reqs in a seamless manner. Just a thought - I'm all for giving yourself as many options as possible. The pre-reqs for NAU's aBSN program have alot of overlap with MCCCD's ADN program. I know that GCU and ASU have different curriculum sets and different pre-reqs. It's easier to start ADN pre-reqs for MCCCD which are greatly in common/match with NAU and UofA's pre-reqs.
I guess what I am trying to say is this: since the ADN programs have fewer pre-reqs...do those first. Then get yourself on an ADN waitlist. Continue on with your aBSN pre-reqs in a seamless manner. By the time you complete the aBSN pre-reqs your wait on the ADN waitlist may just be up - and you could begin the ADN program OR start the aBSN program. You can do what is best for you at the time. It also gives you insurance and a plan B if you are rejected from the aBSN programs. Since the aBSN programs are crazy competitive to get into - a plan B is a good idea.