University of New Mexico..Anyone, Anyone at all?!!! - page 2

Hey guys, i've been on this forum for a month now maybe...and i am yet to come across anyone from my school which is pretty bad...i there anyone at all that attends, is planning to or... Read More

  1. by   Meredith09
    My understanding is that there used to be an essay, but right now, I KNOW there is no essay (i filled my app out in about 20 minutes on Christmas Eve, lol). So no worries there; but on the other hand, I wish they did have an essay to give you a chance to show your true personality, interests, philosophies as they pertain to nursing. I'm meeting with one of their advisors next week--I'll give you the scoop when I get back!
  2. by   Rimzy
    Thank you Meredith, i really do hope you get in, and thanks on the scoop i'll definitely need it...I know that they require the immunization records...i am an international student and am not quite sure about them....i asked my mum and she said i got all of them, but i figured i could go to the SHAC and make sure i have all of them before hand...You think it is a good idea?
  3. by   Medic09
    There are few of us out here. I'm a UNM CON 2nd degree grad from a while back. JBudd just finished her MSN there. There's a few others, but I don't recall screen names at the moment.
  4. by   danielaldis
    Have you thought about commuting to Santa Fe and trying the ADN program at Santa Fe Community College? Other than what I have read here- I have no idea what the pre-reqs are at UNM, however, from what it looks like they aren't as stringent. I am currently at SFCC finishing pre-reqs and have just applied to the accelerated ADN for people that already have a BA/BS.

    Most ofmy Gen Eds were done from my BS. Ijust had to complete A&P 1&2, Microbiology, and a CNA class. Unfortunately I had to do a Speech and technical Writing class because I didn't have that in my B.S....

    Anyway- check out Santa Fe is only about an hour from ABQ. There are quite a few folks from ABQ in the nursing program up here.
  5. by   Rimzy
    They are actually very strict and choosy.... The advisor i went to see on friday sad that since acceptance is based solely on GPA, that they look at students with gpa's ranging from 3.5-3.8, she said those students have a better chance.
  6. by   Meredith09
    Update: I should be hearing from UNM next week in the form of some mysterious email from the admissions committee... they didn't really say what kind of info this email (that they said I may or may not get) would contain, but at any rate it's supposed to be the first point of contact with them! We're supposed to have the final word by March 15. oh, p.s. on your earlier question about the essay, my app (2nd degree) did not have an essay, but apparently the basic applicants had to do a short one-page essay for their app. What are you up to these days? How are classes going?
  7. by   Rimzy
    Yay! Meredith, I figured classes were pretty busy, i hope school is going well for you, I am taking patho 1 and it is going great, so far, my instructor is awesome, i'll be applying in the summer, lots of students have theories about "what you need to do to get in" and i really wish they would read the info on the website, some say that you need to have a CNA license, others say you need to volunteer, others say you need to have experience. Butso far school is going great, thanks for the update and goodluck.
  8. by   jobo.84
    UNM nursing school is actually a very poor institution. Their NCLEX passage rates is in the low 70%, where nation wide for BSN programs it is well into the 90%. That is horrific. The program thrusts a lot of junk tasks that have little to no value. The UNM program provides very bad prep for the NCLEX and for nursing in general. It is likely one of the worst BSN programs in the nation either statistically speaking or from content. It is a "busy work" school lacking any form of substance. The school ought be avoided; many of the community colleges offer a better overall education. It is a rather pompous and ineffective school...and I know as an unfortunate graduate of the place. Avoid! And, I did attain the accelerated BSN. It was a waste of money.
  9. by   jobo.84
    avoid UNM. the school is a joke. crappy facility and instruction. the local community college is much better location for nursing instruction. by the way UNM has one of the worst nclex passage rates in the nation for bsn programs. it is crap.
  10. by   Devie06
    Meresith and Rimzy, did either of you get accepted? If so, how is it?
  11. by   hopefulkim99
    Any newer graduates of this program care to offer any insight ??
  12. by   JBudd
    5 year old thread.... might try opening a new topic if you want up to date responses. Finished my masters there in 09, liked UNM quite a lot. Did it online, but the times I did go to campus the faculty were very helpful.
  13. by   hopefulkim99
    Quote from JBudd
    5 year old thread.... might try opening a new topic if you want up to date responses. Finished my masters there in 09, liked UNM quite a lot. Did it online, but the times I did go to campus the faculty were very helpful.
    Thank you!