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MSU Denver ANO 2017 Start

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by bostonbaby bostonbaby (New Member) New Member

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Hi everyone! Is anyone thinking of applying for the Jan 2017 start at Metro for the accelerated program? I can't seem to find any recent posts about this.

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I have applied!!! Very nervous and excited at the same time. What are your thoughts? Their NCLEX pass rates are very good, my nursing friends say that is the key to a great school!

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Have you heard from other people about the rigor of the program?

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I meant to add more and then double posted

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Thanks for replying! It seems like there's almost no new activity surrounding this program. Yeah I'm really excited to see good NCLEX pass rates. This list ranks Metro 2nd in a list of top CO nursing programs Colorado Nursing Schools, Colleges and Degree Programs

I'm submitting VERY soon, I just need employer letters for verification of healthcare work. One of my classes (statistics) is still in progress but will be more than 50% complete by October 15th as per the MSU guidelines, I hope that won't hurt my chances too much.

How do you feel about the application process now that you're all finished?

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It was a lot to get everything together, but filling out the application was quick and easy. I believe they use a point system for evaluating each candidate. I'm assuming higher grades, higher scores on the HESI, healthcare experience, will all equal more points.

It will be an intense program, though, I did read a blog post from a few years ago that mentioned a part time job is manageable.

Have you taken a cultural diversity class? I haven't yet, I registered for a Native American religion class at Red Rocks for the fall. I think that will satisfy the requirement.

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Yeah, I took Africana Studies - Critical Race Theory as an undergrad. It's good to hear that a part-time job would be manageable, maybe something like home care with flexible hours and shorter shifts.

Do you know what nursing specialty you want to go into?

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I'm leaning towards dialysis, the renal system is very interesting to me. I worked on a telemetry unit as a CNA and a lot of my patients suffered from renal failure. Some illnesses caused renal failure and others were a symptom of renal failure. It's a very complex system, often overlooked, but vital to our health.

What about you?

As for part time work, I bartend. The $12/HR I made as a CNA isn't enough to pay bills. Working in a bar, I can make double that and work half as much. Just gotta get through school!!

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That's so cool, good for you! Yeah people generally don't realize how vital the renal system is until it stops working properly. I want to do pedi, but I'm 100% sure what area yet. I'm leaning toward NICU and oncology/hematology.

Are you from CO or are you from out of state?

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Hey guys!

I applied to both the accelerated and traditional programs at Metro for Jan 2017! I got my previous degree at Metro and loved it there, so I am really hoping to get accepted.

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I live in Colorado, I'm a transplant Chicago, I've been here over 9 years now. What about you? Is this the first nursing program you applied to?

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I'm happy to hear, from a graduate, that Metro is a great school!! I took most of my pre-req's at CCD, I really like the Auraria campus. Do you know anyone in their nursing program? What is your undergrad in?

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I don't know anyone in the nursing program, but I work with nurses that have graduated from Metros nursing program and they loved it. I got my past degree in health care management. What about you?

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