moving to Phoenix az


Hey I'm moving to az I'm a cna I'm wanting to start a good rn program asap I'm moving jan 2015 I'm very excited tell me any and everything about the nursing school there thanks


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Your best bet is through the community college system, unless you like wasting a ton of money on private school tuition. The downside is that there is a a 2+ year waiting list for the community colleges and that is AFTER you have completed the prerequisites and passed the HESI entrance exam.

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Thanks yea i don't want to be on a waiting list


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Have you taken any nursing prereqs? Like Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbio, Chem, Nutrition... just to name a few


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Specializes in ICU / PCU / Telemetry. Has 11 years experience.

Whatever you do, DON'T go to Everest College!

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Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.
Thanks yea i don't want to be on a waiting list

None of us do. Welcome to reality.


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If you don't want to be on a waiting list, private schools are your only option.. unless you qualify for one of the concurrent enrollment programs out there.. but I'm not sure those won't have wait lists.

I personally would never go to a private school. The tuition is too high, credits don't generally transfer and the nurses I know (including a nurse recruiter at one of the biggest hospitals in Arizona) have strongly advised against it.