Great to know, thanks! I've actually been talking to Emily, the Program Coordinator this morning. She looked at what I plan on taking through KCKCC and said everything will transfer fine. I did ask her though, about the traditional track, how long it would take someone who already has a bachelors, and here's what she said:
The TR takes everyone the same amount of time regardless of whether they already have a degree or not. It may take students differing amounts of time to complete the pre-reqs, but once in the program, everyone takes the same courses in the four semester sequence. Does that make sense?
So I interpreted that as it would take the 4 years, just without the pre-reqs, but that the nursing courses are only offered in sequence, so it wouldn't be able to be completed in 2 years. What do you think? I was hoping that the traditional track would be doable in 2 years for me, also, but now I'm not sure.
I too looked at other surrounded BSN programs but I can't do a 45+ minute commute every day, and couldn't imagine doing that for an ABSN. USM is expensive, but I think it's the best option if I can get in :-)
That's really great to hear about KCKCC. I'm registering for Anatomy + Lab and Human Development for this Spring. Taking one online and the other in Leavenworth. It is so convenient. I did look at doing USM's pre-nursing program, but I can't swallow the $13k it would cost for pre-reqs alone. Paying out of pocket for classes at KCKCC can't be beat.
I'd love to connect with you outside of the forums. I can't send PMs yet but feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. It'd be really nice to know someone who is headed in the same direction.