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Can anyone provide any insight on how the class schedules will be like at DSN? I have an interview next month for the Oct ADN program at DSN and I was wondering what the schedule would be like. And for current students who commute to DSN, how's the traffic? And is it hard finding a parking? Any response would be appreciated. Thanks.

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You may get an answer in the "Denver" thread. It's under the U.S. Tab at the top.

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Hello! I had just planned on lurking on this site, but your question made me start an account and everything! I know it's kind of a delayed response - sorry!

I am currently in my second quarter of the BSN program at DSN. My schedule for first quarter was Health Assessment w/ lab and Topics in Nursing. Most of the cohort had to take Pathophysiology as well, but I took that before I started the program, so I did not have to take it again (I would recommend doing this, if you have the chance). I was on campus all day Wednesday, from 7:30 am - 10:30 am in Topics, break until 2:30 pm and then in Health Assessment 2:30-5:30. I had lab on Friday 10-12.

I looked at the master schedule for this quarter to see if there was a current schedule for the Quarter 1 ADN, but they apparently did not have a cohort start this past start date. I would say, be prepared for anything! It looks like your course load is 4 classes, if you have not already taken Nutrition and Patho. That means 4 lectures and 1 lab period. Health Assessment lecture is once a week, + 1 lab session, Topics is once a week, Patho is twice a week, and I'm not sure about Nutrition.

Unfortunately, the schedule changes quarter to quarter, and cohort to cohort. It all depends on when they can build you in depending on your professor's schedule and classroom availability. Sorry I can't be more specific!

I know this post is already unbelievably long - but I'm almost done.

As for commuting - I commute from DTC and take the lightrail (when I'm on time). Taking the lightrail is an hour and 15 minutes from my door to the school's door. This generally gets me there 15 minutes early - DO NOT walk in right when class is starting, the teachers will destroy you. If you are driving, it all depends on where you are coming from and what day of the week it is/what time. There is no student parking lot, and the lot across the street varies from $8 early-bird all day parking (before 9 am) to $10 all day parking (after 9 am). Days when there is a Rockies game, it is $30. Meters are available for $1/hr (not really feasible for an all day on-campus romp).

I hope this information helped you, and feel free to ask anymore questions you may think of! Best of luck.

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Actually, it's "Colorado Nurse" - Denver doesn't have its own forum. :)

LOTS of threads about DSoN there!

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DenverNStudent, thank you. The info helps a lot. I haven't taken Nutrition and Patho yet so I'll be taking those classes at DSN. I guess I should just expect a hectic schedule my first quarter. I should be getting my schedule sept 16. I work part time right now and I'm thinking of putting in my notice.

I'm fairly new in colorado. My family and I came from Cali early this year. So the Lightrail will be a new experience for me. I live in the Lone Tree area so I'm trying to understand this zone thing and figure out how much it will cost and how long it will take to get to school. I plan on making a trial trip before classes start to get a feel of it.

As of right now, I'm tryin to get all of my financial aid out of the way. I submitted my FAFSA and since I know I will need a cosigner I asked a family member to help me out. I'm nervous though, the tuition isn't cheap but I'm willing to pay that as long I get my RN. How was the financial aid process work for you? Did you need a cosigner as well?

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