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Associates degree in nursing- any schools no waiting?

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I would like to obtain an associates degree in nursing but from what I have been reading here all schools have a waiting list? I keep looking for schools offering an associates degree, but there doesn't seem to be that many that do. Phoenix College- no longer offers (at least that's what their website says). So the only options are: Apollo, Gateway and Maricopa Community Colleges? Did I miss some? I live in Phoenix. Additionally, what is the tuition for each? Thanks. Ania

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KristeyK works as a Wife, Mama, Adolescent Psych RN- hopefully getting.

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There's also Pima Medical over in Mesa. I do not know if Chamberlain offers an ADN or not. (I'm in Tucson, so not a LOT of help for schools up in the Valley.)

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Pima Medical Institute has no wait. I don't want to put down Apollo, but I'm not sure they have the best reputation right now.

PMI is expensive, around 42K for 2 years. You'll have pre-requisites before they'll consider you, which are the same as what's expected at the community colleges. Math, science, chemistry, anatomy and physiology and psychology. If you don't have any of those, you'd do just as well to take the HESI, apply at the community college, and then take these classes while you wait. By the time you take them all, 2 years has gone by.

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Not for any public schools. You can pay $5k at a Maricopa Comm. College or $40k at private....I'm waiting, but I'm also a little cheap and don't want a ton of college debt :).

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I started wondering, myself, what the point was. If the education was superior (meaning employers snatched up their graduates before considering others) or if part of the tuition was the guarantee you'd have a job after (they place you), then maybe it would be worth it. But they are not offering anything more than what anyone else is offering. Plus, I don't think their course work can be applied to universities to work toward a BSN later. You'd have to go back to them. I'm not going to take them off my list of options, but I'm not going to rush in to it either.

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