And I am not even in the nursing program yet!!
I am actually sorta new here, my name is Janice and I am looking to enter the ADN program at a community college in Arizona in the Spring of '05. Finishing up some pre-reqs. I work full time and am getting really frustrated just researching and trying to get a hold of people that can help me with the process. Advisors are so busy, they can't even return my calls, but there are deadlines to the process, and I really want to meet them to atleast make sure I am entered into the "database" effective Spring 05.
Anybody familiar with the Arizona school nursing process and how long of a wait I can expect after submitting my application. Frustrating because I have to take so much time off work, just to find out what I need to do. They won't even talk to me over the phone!
Any advice is appreciated!
May 5, '04
Don't know anything about AZ, but I had the same experience when I first went back to school to start on my pre-reqs. No one would talk to me...not even the counselor or advisor who was assigned to me when I started school. And when I did talk to her, she was no help at all as far as telling me EXACTLY what to do to make sure I met nursing application, and NET deadlines. Have you talked directly to the people that are IN the nursing department? I finally skipped everything and started calling them directly, and they were more than happy to advise me on what I needed to do, and sent me different packets that outlined the admission process, dates and deadlines. If the nursing dept. is giving you the run around...hmm, I have no idea what to tell ya. Good luck, hope you get the answers you need
Last edit by Truly_Blessed on May 7, '04
May 6, '04
Do not deal with the counselors outside the nursing department. Ask for an information packet to be sent to you. If time is a problem, go pick it up directly. Our school sent us information packets with everything we needed to know and all of the pertinent applications together with an invitation to a general informational orientation session. We had an opportunity for Q&A and were directed to the people who could advise us. The counselors outside of the nursing program are clueless.
Last edit by wonderbee on May 6, '04