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Hey everyone!

I'm thinking about applying for the traditional BSN program at ASU. Right now I am taking prerequisite classes at Chandler Gilbert starting in August. Looking on the forums it seems like it's really hard for transfer students to get a spot in the program because preference goes to students at Arizona State. It even says something like that on the website. Does anyone know if this is virtually impossible or what kind of GPA you would even need? As of right now I don't have any college credits so I'll be starting fresh and shooting for as high grades as possible :nurse:

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Apple-Core has 1 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN.

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Hey everyone!

I'm thinking about applying for the traditional BSN program at ASU. Right now I am taking prerequisite classes at Chandler Gilbert starting in August. Looking on the forums it seems like it's really hard for transfer students to get a spot in the program because preference goes to students at Arizona State. It even says something like that on the website. Does anyone know if this is virtually impossible or what kind of GPA you would even need? As of right now I don't have any college credits so I'll be starting fresh and shooting for as high grades as possible :nurse:

Why not consider the CEP program with CGCC and ASU? That would give you the best of both worlds. plus save you money.

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I personally don't want to take online classes. And the ASU classes are expensive either way, so I would rather have the community feel and education in person -- I feel I would get better grades that way as well. I recently read on this site that the Maricopa programs might not be able to give every student a preceptorship which to me is a concern. I think it's an important learning experience for any nursing student. And when I went to speak with an advisor at Chandler Gilbert to check if my schedule would complete the prerequisite requirements, he didn't know and had to google the requirements to his own school's program which wasn't very assuring.

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I personally don't want to take online classes. And the ASU classes are expensive either way, so I would rather have the community feel and education in person -- I feel I would get better grades that way as well. I recently read on this site that the Maricopa programs might not be able to give every student a preceptorship which to me is a concern. I think it's an important learning experience for any nursing student. And when I went to speak with an advisor at Chandler Gilbert to check if my schedule would complete the prerequisite requirements, he didn't know and had to google the requirements to his own school's program which wasn't very assuring.

He was likely not a nursing advisor, he was likely a general college advisor. For nursing school you need to see a nursing advisor, the other advisors don't have much insight on the nursing program.

For what it's worth, I agree with Union Jack about doing the Maricopa/ASU CEP. You likely will have to take at least some online classes eventually, even if you go ASU full time. It's the way of the world nowadays.

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I personally don't want to take online classes. And the ASU classes are expensive either way, so I would rather have the community feel and education in person -- I feel I would get better grades that way as well. I recently read on this site that the Maricopa programs might not be able to give every student a preceptorship which to me is a concern. I think it's an important learning experience for any nursing student. And when I went to speak with an advisor at Chandler Gilbert to check if my schedule would complete the prerequisite requirements, he didn't know and had to google the requirements to his own school's program which wasn't very assuring.

Preceptorship is a requirement from the Board of Nursing. You have to have it, or you can't license as an RN. The CC's have plenty of placement - trust me.

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Mrs.Bookworm has <1 years experience.

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It's very competitive I've hear/read from this site. You would have a better chance if you started taking classes at ASU now. They take their students over transfer students.

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You definitely have a chance to get in at ASU. I was a transfer student and I graduate in December from ASU's nursing program.

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