My advisor told me things very last minute & out of order, so throughout the process, I was confused! I passed my HESI & he then casually told me that I needed to write my purpose statement. He told me it had to be 1-2 small paragraphs max. I wish I had the entire page! He then sent me two math placement tests that I had to take within the next 1-2 days (mind you, I was out of town & did not have access to a computer), so it felt unorganized. I didn't know why I was taking a placement test before knowing whether or not I had been admitted.. it seemed odd. I felt it would've been a waste of time if I didn't get in.
I'm from LA - many people told me to try West Coast University & I have a handful of friends who have attended. I did apply to West Coast in 2011. I was accepted, but decided not to follow through because of tuition. Mind you, their tuition is almost $150K. My friend has her BS in Health Science, and was only able to transfer 12 units, and had to retake all of her science courses.
I'm 27 and I actually moved here a few months ago with my boyfriend - I'm in the Henderson area right now, but I work at an assisted living an exit away from Chamberlain. The summers here are brutal, as expected. I know the summers in Sacramento are brutal too, so I think you'd be OK
I absolutely LOVE the area that we live in right now. Our complex and the surrounding area is still pretty new, and the cost of living compared to California still blows my mind til this day. Also, I'm not sitting in traffic for 1.5hrs to drive 20miles away. Sadly, we do plan on moving closer to Chamberlain, since we are literally on the opposite side! Chamberlain is on the Northwest side of Vegas, but my family lives in the Southwest. I have heard it's a great area to live in, so that is where we are looking.
I was originally planning on applying to Roseman where their program was 18 months. Roseman doesn't offer pre-reqs & I have been trying to take Microbiology for the past couple years now at local CC's in the LA area. I kept getting waitlisted in the #30-50 spot, so there as no way I had a chance of getting into the class. My cousin encouraged me to try getting into CSN, where I was actually waitlisted #3, but still did not get in. I was tired of wasting time trying to get ONE class just so I could apply to Roseman, so I decided to give Chamberlain a try & I liked what I saw. Everything happens for a reason, I guess!
I am excited too!
Keep me updated w/ your decision!