I haven't been through the program but I did apply to the program for the Communiversity location this year. If you're anything like me, you're chewing your fingernails off waiting for letters to go out.
I've made a few phone calls, and as far as I know, the cost of the program will be about 25k...much cheaper than the others in the area. This includes books and the cost of uniforms and supplies (ie.stethoscopes).
From what I understand, the Communiversity location will be very competitive based on the fact that the nearest ABSN in the area next to it is Seton Hall, and that program costs about 55k.
I'm not sure how they're rating the GPA's. It said something about a 3.0 being preferred, but I'm not sure how strict that is. Most accelerated nursing programs
are pretty competitive because it's a different variety of students from different backgrounds. If the average GPA is a 3.5, then 3.0 probably won't get you far. IN the same token, if the averages are lower than 3.0's based on the students, then that might be a good thing.
Did you take your HESI exam yet? I did and from what they told me, they're looking for a cumulative grade of at least an 80 to stay competitive. I think that's going to play a major role in acceptance too.
If it's true that you do have a lower than average GPA, and it's from a few years ago, then scoring higher in your pre-req's will definitely show them you are a different student now with better study habits and such.
Hope this helps....let me know if you hear anything....