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I am looking for a nursing program that I can get into ASAP. I can't go to Apollo's RN program because it is extremley far and unrealistic for me to go there. I don't care if it is a community college or a private program. I was thinking about becoming an LPN and then trying to get into Excelsior RN program but I don't know if that is such a great idea. Can anyone offer some advice please?!

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

If Apollo is far is Chamberlain? Its a pricey program but its an accelerated BSN

at the end, with built in pre-reqs. LPN programs have a short wait currently.

What part of the valley are you located near?

Excelsior has issues with the AZBON (need more clinical hours- you have to find them yourself) in order to sit for the NCLEX.

If Apollo is far is Chamberlain? Its a pricey program but its an accelerated BSN

at the end, with built in pre-reqs. LPN programs have a short wait currently.

What part of the valley are you located near?

Excelsior has issues with the AZBON (need more clinical hours- you have to find them yourself) in order to sit for the NCLEX.

I live in Gilbert so both are pretty far. I really wanted to go to rio salado since alot of it is online but they are ending the nursing program there. I just can't seem to find a program that works but I really don't want to give up on nursing.

AZMOMO2

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

Ah yeah so maybe Pima then? Thats over in your area. Its the cost of the private school route and has some hoops to jump through, BUT I think its faster to get into. Don't let the "test" scare you or the essay... they were easy! You have to go to their information session to get any info from them, but once there you can start the steps right away!

Yeah I already checked out Pima but I wanted to have a couple of different options. I am willing to drive, just not to westside phoenix for Apollo lol.

Ah yeah so maybe Pima then? Thats over in your area. Its the cost of the private school route and has some hoops to jump through, BUT I think its faster to get into. Don't let the "test" scare you or the essay... they were easy! You have to go to their information session to get any info from them, but once there you can start the steps right away!

sweetjen2006

Specializes in ortho, rehab, Long term care.

go to gateway!!!! lol. get into the lpn fast track program!!!! its a start and least your foot is in the door, and you bypass all those 2,000 waitlist for block 1 .

sweetjen2006

Specializes in ortho, rehab, Long term care.

dont go for apollo, their not accredited. eve if u graduate the program, who knows if u can pass the nclex-rn. its about good education, not just a nursing program.

yes if ur lookin for something more realistic i would say go for your lpn then get back into an rn program...like the 1 young lady said theres gateway,maricopa skill center and southwest skill center so try some of those. hope this helps

According to the AZBON website, Apollo grads managed to pass the NCLEX at a rate of 88%. This is actually a higher rate than the ASU grads.

dont go for apollo, their not accredited. eve if u graduate the program, who knows if u can pass the nclex-rn. its about good education, not just a nursing program.

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sweetjen2006

Specializes in ortho, rehab, Long term care.

According to the AZBON website, Apollo grads managed to pass the NCLEX at a rate of 88%. This is actually a higher rate than the ASU grads.

good for apollo, i wont even start on asu. lol. student who bypass everything for their rn like the bsn, they just arnt open to the whole levels of the healthcare team. so if the bookworms of asu dont pass the nclex, Sounds normal to me, because its more then getting a 4.0 to get into a nursing program, its the person, the heart of the person, to care for patients. i assume apollo is starting to get those people. thats a great thing, you go apollo grads!!!

So why don't you give the OP and the rest of us the benefit of your sage wisdom and tell us how we acquire this "good education"?

So far, you denigrated Apollo College's NCLEX pass rate which you were wrong about. Then you denigrated ASU (which I don't know about so I can't comment on). So instead of bashing schools, why not tell us which great school YOU went to so the OP can check that school out?

dont go for apollo, their not accredited. eve if u graduate the program, who knows if u can pass the nclex-rn. its about good education, not just a nursing program.

sweetjen2006

Specializes in ortho, rehab, Long term care.

So why don't you give the OP and the rest of us the benefit of your sage wisdom and tell us how we acquire this "good education"?

So far, you denigrated Apollo College's NCLEX pass rate which you were wrong about. Then you denigrated ASU (which I don't know about so I can't comment on). So instead of bashing schools, why not tell us which great school YOU went to so the OP can check that school out?

sage wisdom lol, im just talking, not be so offensive. geez. not like stats or anything can prove someone to be nurse. dont take everything to the butt. every school has its positive and negatives. its not all about the school, and its not all about the person, but mainly it is the person. but yeah. chill! if i said something bad of your school, sorry but its just my opinion. that is all.

So what school are you in now Sweetjen?

sage wisdom lol, im just talking, not be so offensive. geez. not like stats or anything can prove someone to be nurse. dont take everything to the butt. every school has its positive and negatives. its not all about the school, and its not all about the person, but mainly it is the person. but yeah. chill! if i said something bad of your school, sorry but its just my opinion. that is all.

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You have to decide what's more important, getting into NS ASAP, or getting into a school close to your house.

Since you mention Apollo, (and since I'm currently a student at Apollo) I can tell you that as a private school, as long as you score in the top 30 scorers of the NET test (I hear it's the HESI test now), you will be accepted. If you were to go to the Apollo RN orientation which I believe they have weekly, you may even be able to start classes by March 2010.

This should apply to most other private schools.

Any other non-private schools like a community college or a university like A will have a multi-year waiting list to get into school and not even into the Nursing program.

Just ask Sweetjen - she knows all about waiting lists.

And take a look at the NCLEX-RN pass rates for all of the AZ schools on the AZBON site:

http://www.azbn.gov/documents/nclex/RN%20NCLEX%20Quarterly%20Reports%20Q3%202009.WEB.pdf

It starts on page 9.

I am looking for a nursing program that I can get into ASAP. I can't go to Apollo's RN program because it is extremley far and unrealistic for me to go there. I don't care if it is a community college or a private program. I was thinking about becoming an LPN and then trying to get into Excelsior RN program but I don't know if that is such a great idea. Can anyone offer some advice please?!

sweetjen2006

Specializes in ortho, rehab, Long term care.

So what school are you in now Sweetjen?

well im in gateway's program, so go check asbon website, go go, bash bash, but just be waste of time, because i dont care, everything is opinion, you dont take to heart.

sweetjen2006

Specializes in ortho, rehab, Long term care.

You have to decide what's more important, getting into NS ASAP, or getting into a school close to your house.

Since you mention Apollo, (and since I'm currently a student at Apollo) I can tell you that as a private school, as long as you score in the top 30 scorers of the NET test (I hear it's the HESI test now), you will be accepted. If you were to go to the Apollo RN orientation which I believe they have weekly, you may even be able to start classes by March 2010.

This should apply to most other private schools.

Any other non-private schools like a community college or a university like A will have a multi-year waiting list to get into school and not even into the Nursing program.

Just ask Sweetjen - she knows all about waiting lists.

OH I DO, LOL 6 OF MY CLASSMATES WERE WAITING ON THAT MARICOPA RN PROGRAM WAITING LIST FOR 2 YEARS. ITS UNBELIEVEABLE

StayLost, BSN, RN

Specializes in CVICU, CCU, Heart Transplant. Has 5 years experience.

... i wont even start on asu. lol. student who bypass everything for their rn like the bsn, they just arnt open to the whole levels of the healthcare team. so if the bookworms of asu dont pass the nclex, Sounds normal to me, because its more then getting a 4.0 to get into a nursing program, its the person, the heart of the person, to care for patients. i assume apollo is starting to get those people. ...

Ugghh... sounds like SweetJen has a chip on her shoulder.

Edited by StayLost