ASU Post Bacc - 2020

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Hi all! While the application deadline is a ways off, I just wanted to start a new thread for anyone planning to apply for ASU's PBCNP for this coming 2020 group. I've recently been accepted in to the Community Health major at ASU and am currently working on pre-reqs through Rio and my local college (residing in WA atm). How's everyone's progress so far? I'm really excited about this program and wish everyone the best of luck!

AngUnderwood

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Hi! I am thinking about applying to the 2020 program. I am trying to learn more about the student experience and hear from people who have done it. Have you spoken with anyone in the program? I have 3 kids, so I'm wondering if it is doable (we have so much family in AZ who could help).


Best of luck!

birdy95

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I am planning to apply for the 2021 cohort because I am still working on pre-reqs and only doing one at a time to make sure my gpa is high, while working and kids, blah blah. Anyhow, I am watching this thread to see others' experience with the application process. From looking at threads for prior years, it looks like it is getting more competitive! Thanks for starting this thread.

AngUnderwood

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It’s such a great thread. @birdy95 How are you feeling about tackling this program with kids? How many do you have?

i would love to hear from more people with kids- I do have a support system in place as far as watching kids, drop off.l, pick up etc. but how do you get it all done with the coursework/studying ? Do you see your kids at all?

Ventara

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Hey! Some things have come up on my end so I'll most likely be applying when birdy95 will in 2021. Getting into these prereq classes have been tough! So far I've only talked to one of the nursing advisor but have read through the previous years for an idea of student life. Definitely try and skim through those @AngUnderwood! From what it seems as long as you have a good support network doing the program is totally possible. I don't have any kids of my own but I'm assuming good time management is key. Hopefully we can get some more insider info from previous students.

birdy95

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@AngUnderwood I just have one at home who is in middle school (a couple older step-children that are pretty independent now - one from a prior marriage and one from current husband). Even though my daughter is not that little anymore, I am already struggling with mommy guilty when I am studying evenings and weekends instead of taking her for bike rides, etc. But I think setting this example for her is so important. I was a single mom for 6 years until last year, and could not have dreamed of going back to school full time without my husband, so I feel really lucky to have that support.

@Ventara That's awesome that we will apply at the same time! (And graduate together :). I started watching these threads in 2018 and 2021 seemed so far away, but now I am thinking about the TEAS next spring already and getting really excited.

emilyg0401

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I'm applying this year as well! I just got an MS degree from ASU but decided on a career change.

A little overloaded atm because I am taking A&P 1, HCR220 (already finished though), and CHM this summer term. Next summer term I'll be taking A&P 2, NTR241, and Microbio. All at a maricopa cc. I'm leaving development and pathophysiology pre-reqs for the fall term.

Was accepted to ASU as a comm health major and I signed up for the TEAS test at ASU in late July. There weren't any August dates available online?? Do you think they're being added later, or are they all filled? I def would move my test date back if I could...

AngUnderwood

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@emilyg0401 I believe they add more when it’s two months out? So I would check back in a week or so to see if August dates are added.

Im in Chem and HCR 220 now and planning on patho/NTR in fall. How are you feeling about the TEAS?

emilyg0401

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I'll check again! Thanks for the info!

I'm feeling fine about the TEAS. I had to take the GRE for my graduate program so the english/math etc should be similar if not slightly easier. The only new info is the anatomy/bio which will be super fresh in my head bc I'm currently in it!

Does anyone know if they're super strict on the CPR w/ AHA or can we do the Healthcare provider training through Red Cross instead?

CamMc

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I went to an info session for the post-bac about a month or two ago and because of finances and the fact that I already have a masters degree in a different subject had pretty much ruled the post-bac out. At the info session, the person doing the presentation had mentioned that ASU was hoping to have an Entry to Nursing Masters degree starting this fall. I had been waiting to hear any information on this before posting about it here, but on Friday I saw on ASU's website they have it listed for the fall. Curious if anyone else has gotten any information on that program? If I'm going to be spending a large amount of money on a degree, I'd much rather end up with a masters and I might be able to use a little more federal financial aid at the grad level than I would if I got a second bachelors.

AngUnderwood

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@emilyg0401 my advisor said they will be just accepting AHA this coming year and must have an in class component.

Ventara

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@CamMc I just got an email today that they will be doing info sessions! I signed up for the 8am on on 6/7 so we'll see how that goes. Since it's so new it seems like there is no prereq courses needed before admission, but they still need to be done before graduating the program. Because of that I'm absolutely going to try and apply for the Master's program, but we'll have to see how that goes.