Denver School of Nursing July 2016 start

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by kroaks (New) New

Hello, I just wanted to touch base with any prospective students that have applied for the July 2016 start. It should be getting close to people hearing things if they haven't already!

katiemarie75232

5 Posts

I also submitted my application for the July 2016 start. Should be hearing from them sometime soon but I haven't heard anything yet!

Daniellerose237

11 Posts

Hi! I also applied for July 2016 start date. The only thing I have been contacted for was to verify something on my transcript. Feb. 12th will be exactly 6 weeks since the application deadline. I hope we hear something soon!

cc1234

10 Posts

I've applied to the July 2016 start! I heard from them last week about coming out for an interview! I'm from New York so I'm nervous about possibly moving so far away but also very excited! Has anyone else heard anything?

Daniellerose237

11 Posts

Hi! Yes I have my interview on March 15th. I live in California so I would be moving as well... But not as far as you! Would you be moving by yourself?

cc1234

10 Posts

Yes if I get in! My interview is in April, but from what I've read the interview process is very casual. I've also read very positive posts about the school in general so if the interview goes well I will move there. Do you need to take their entrance test/have you heard anything else about the program and interview process?

Daniellerose237

11 Posts

I do have to take the HESI since I only have an associates degree. I have the practice book that I have been studying and I also have to take the TEAS for California. From what I have heard the HESI is easier than the TEAS and it is just basic math grammar and English. I also heard if you get an interview at DSON your pretty much in as long as you can afford it and pass the test.

cc1234

10 Posts

Yup I heard the same thing, just trying not to get my hopes up. I took the TEAS test and it's not bad. My test was online which I wasn't expecting. I like paper tests better but just be prepared to look at a screen just in case the HESI test is like that. I have a bachelors degree so I believe I do not have to take the HESI. Also Jeff didn't mention it in his email to me - hoping I don't have to. If you get into Denver will you be attending? I was looking at schools in California too but I didn't have all the prereqs for majority of the schools.

Daniellerose237

11 Posts

Same here! I have the paper format for the teas and I am taking it this week. I think the HESI is online though. Yeah you don't have to take it since you have a bachelors! Sounds like you have a great chance of getting in!! I would love to attend Denver if I get accepted. I am just trying to figure out how I am gonna pay for it and find a place to live. Do you plan to work and do the program?

cc1234

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Yeah I'm concerned with that too! I was thinking to definitely take a loan out for the school and possibly a personal loan for housing and everything else I'll pay out of pocket. I have a full time job now so it will definitely be difficult not having an income but every nursing school advises you to not work. If I feel like I can balance nursing school and work then maybe I'll try finding a PT job. Maybe waitress? But planning on not to work as of now. Housing I have no idea about. The school is in Denver so ideally would like to find something in the area, but I read posts about others taking the light rail so may be cheaper to find something in a surrounding city and commute. Jeff also mentioned that because I'm out of state they can help find a roommate and it seems like nursing students live together which would definitely be nice! What were you thinking?

Daniellerose237

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I am going to need to get a loan for sure. I do not qualify for financial aid right now so I have a feeling I probably won't for Denver either. That is a good idea for housing to take out a personal loan, I will have to look into it. I would ideally like to work during the program to have a cash flow and I have heard that waitressing during nursing school is the best since the hours are flexible. I have been looking on areas right outside of Denver as well, I do not want to drive more than 30 min. or so to commute though. My fiancé and I are planning on moving and he will come out with me when I do my interview so we can check out what we are looking at for rent. Rooming with nursing students would be helpful though so we would have a study partner!

cc1234

10 Posts

Definitely understand and completely agree! Have the same concerns as you. The only thing with working is, I'd be nervous to commit to a job when our class schedules constantly change. I'm also concerned that I don't know if I got accepted or not yet and if I find out in April I got in, I'll only have 3 months to figure everything out, yet alone move across the country!