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Definitely check out UNC. My final decision is to go there for their second degree program after meeting with an adviser there. It's an awesome school. They have a 100% NCLEX pass rate and ~99% student retention. If a student leaves it's more likely to be due to a family emergency rather than not making it in the program. I'm a little biased because I'm a UNC alum, but I think it's worth the time to go visit the school and meet with an adviser. The adviser spoke a little bit about the RN-BSN program and it sounds pretty awesome too. She was a no nonsense type of lady and laid everything out there.

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Hi IBCLCLittletonJenn! I was wondering how your nursing classes were going? Could you tell me a little bit more about them, like what hospital you are at, how the clinicals are set up, is it really fast paced? Are you able to have a job or anything like that. I'd love to hear about your experience! Thanks

Melissa

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Akeos has 2 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics, Home health.

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If there's 300 people applying for 30 spots at some schools or whatever the percentage is...it doesn't seem like there are enough nursing programs-I know there are too many graduates for the market though.

There are 18 asn programs and 11 bsn programs all within an hour of Denver, you really think 29 nursing programs isnt enough?!?!:uhoh3:

We don't need that many nurses, some people are either just going to have to wait to "follow their dream" or find a new one. Plus who cares how fast you graduate when you're still going to be competeing with thousands of other nurses, a lot who already have experience, who can't find a job either.

Congrats on getting into the school you want, but the LAST thing Denver needs is another nursing school, there's a reason community college of Denver discontinued their asn program

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I attend CCU and love it. They do not require you to be a Christian. They are open to all faiths. In the online classes, when you have a discussion, you can post your opinions which apply to your own faith, whatever it might be. I have read other people's posting who are not Christians and everyone seems to want to learn what they have to say. It is a great learning environment.

The only trouble I have is the tuition. I receive only a small student loan and so the rest has to come out of my pocket. Right now, I am paying $950 a month for tuition. As with any nursing school, you have books, fees, uniforms, etc. which you need to be prepared for. This semester, my books ran close to $900, but some of them carry over to other classes. Overall, it is the best school I have ever attended.

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Hi ! I am looking into this school, and I was just wondering:

Can you work full time and do this program? Are the clinicals on weekends?

I work a 10-5 and this program sounds too good to be true.

Any information would be helpful. Thanks !

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Hi there,

We take our Med-Surg I final tomorrow and I've been super busy. They do not recommend working, but most do work-many full-time. Clinicals can be scheduled on the weekend. My Med-Surg I clinicals were on Sunday and Monday but only for 4 out of the ten weeks and then they are over. At the beginning of a course we usually go in every Friday for the first few weeks before clinical start (a all day thing). They definitely need flexibility from us and so far it's worked really well for me.

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"Also, that there is no Chemistry req is a bad thing."

How's that? MUSC's accelerated BSN program has no chemistry pre-req and has a 95-100% pass rate.

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