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albpreemieRN specializes in NICU.

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I was also going to ask anyone who has attended or is attending currently, how are the nursing professors? I'm nervous about getting a "nurse ratchet" who's only misson is to make us all feel inferior and stupid. :no:

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graceomalleyRN has 8 years experience and specializes in Triage, MedSurg, MomBaby, Peds, HH.

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Hi Meaghan,

Denver Children's only hires BSN grads and will only hire BSN grads in the future according to the HR person in charge of their clinical placements with whom I spoke last year. This is due to their Magnet status.

University Hospital (also Magnet) hires only BSN Graduate Nurses as well.

IMO they are eliminating a lot of great nurses this way. But those are the only two in the Denver area that require a BSN. All the others hire ADN's.

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JettaDP specializes in no specialty! (have to graduate first!).

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Does anyone have any thoughts they can offer on this school? Do you know if they are reputable? They don't have a waitlist but the school is more competitive. I was told I would have a good standing in the competition because I have a 3.83 cumulative GPA and a 4.0 in the pre-req's. I really like the fact that I wouldn't have to be on waitlist for years but I also don't want to sell myself short by going to a school that does not have a good reputation.

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meaghan240 specializes in PICU.

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Thank you so much for the replies.. The last hospital I worked at achieved Magnet status when I was working there and I know there where levels the nurses where on and it depended on BSN or ADN or MSN and that determined there pay and if they had only ADN they could not get a raise without getting there BSN, so that is weird they will only hire BSN ?? Oh well. Does anyone else know any other hospitals that have PICU or Amy I am pretty sure CICU is the same thing ?? Right ?? That is really the only place I want to work, maybe a pediatric ER, but I could only do children.. If anyone has any ideas ??

Thanks,

Meaghan

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the instructors are not that way at all. in fact they are very down to earth and approachable (to varying degrees, like anywhere else) and most of them love to help students out and love students asking questions, discussing, etc...

so don't worry about that.

I was also going to ask anyone who has attended or is attending currently, how are the nursing professors? I'm nervous about getting a "nurse ratchet" who's only misson is to make us all feel inferior and stupid. :no:

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I was wondering if anyone was in the accelerated BSN program or at least looking into it. I am mostly interested to see what kind of grades you got in your first undergraduate degree and if that was taken into consideration during the DSoN selection process. I didn't do very well (GPA wise) with my BA but have so far received A's in my pre-reqs. Any thoughts?

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I was thinking about applying after I finish Spring 09 prereqs. How long does it take to hear of acceptance if you don't mind sharing?

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albpreemieRN specializes in NICU.

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the instructors are not that way at all. in fact they are very down to earth and approachable (to varying degrees, like anywhere else) and most of them love to help students out and love students asking questions, discussing, etc...

so don't worry about that.

Thank you for posting this! I think that's my biggest fear and I feel better now. :up:

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albpreemieRN specializes in NICU.

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I was thinking about applying after I finish Spring 09 prereqs. How long does it take to hear of acceptance if you don't mind sharing?

I heard within a couple months. J.J.(admissions director) actually called me when he received my application and talked to me about the school. He basically did an informal interview and wanted to make sure I understood everything financially. He is really good with e-mail questions too. I think the biggest obstacle for everyone is finding the $36k to pay for school since they don't have federal aid yet.

Hope this helps!

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Thank you so much for replying. yeah, ouch. maybe I should just stay at UCCS and wait it out.

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SuperSteff has 2 years experience and specializes in Operating Room.

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Hi everyone,

I'm also from California and considering DSON. For all those who have been accepted for the Oct '08 program, when did you start applying?

I have applied to a private school in LA, but I would like a Plan B... and if it means moving to Denver, so be it!

Thanks.

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albpreemieRN specializes in NICU.

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Anyone who is in the program or who has been through it.......

can you tell me when we take our pediatric rotation?

Thanks.

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