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I was also curious about the program. The website mentions that they are accelerated in that you don't get the breaks between semesters - 16 weeks on, 1 week off, as someone else mentioned.
Is it accelerated in any other way? Or is the semester workload exactly the same as the traditional 2 year programs but only less breaks between semesters.
I'm curious because of the many comments I heard about it being more time-consuming than a traditional program.
Also, regarding their selection process... if you have a 4.0 in all prereqs, do you stand a really good chance of admission or are there a lot of students with high GPAs applying. I know they are the only ADN program in the region that ranks according to GPA rather than lottery.
It isn't any harder than the sac city main campus program, it's just faster, the work load is the same, in fact, it is an identical program, in my experience a 4.0 doesn't seem to matter so much with this program, however there was talk of going back to a grade based admission system.
As it stands you need a B in your sciences (A&P, microbio, etc) so not too hard.
The sac city main campus is a lottery, they put your name in a computer pool and maybe it gets drawn maybe it doesn't, the next enrollment period you get put in twice so your odds increase...I don't think your name goes to a 3rd round.
Your best bet is to contact the dean of nursing there and get the scoop from her.