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Questions - Banner Boswell/Mesa CC Vs. Glendale Comm College

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I have recently decided to return to school to pursue my Nursing degree. I have most of my pre-req's and co-req's already completed from 10 years ago (I really only need my bio classes). The only class I need to complete before I can apply for the nursing program, is BIO 201, which I plan on taking over the summer. I have a few questions about the Banner Boswell/Mesa program and the Glendale Comm College Program.

1. Is there any main differences between the programs or are they the same?

2. Do I need to meet with an Advisor from each school?

3. Do I need to apply to each? I read somewhere you have to apply to the Banner Boswell program in addition to applying at the community college.

4. I read that Banner employees and family members have "extra" slots available to them. Is this true? If so, is it true that the slots are available at both places? Does it pertain to family members or just Banner employees (my husband is an employee of Banner Estrella Medical Center)?

5. Any info you can give me about either program would be helpful!

I am so excited to start pursuing my nursing degree again. As I said before, I took alot of my pre-req classes when I graduated high school. Much to my regret now, I stopped pursuing my degree because I was offered an Office Manager job, making good money. Here I am, 10 years later, regretting my decision and returning to finish my schooling. Although I get so upset at myself for quitting school all that time ago, I feel I am 100% ready to return and feel I will get more out of it than I would have back then. As I told my husband a few weeks ago, nothing is going to stop me this time!

I went to both, first 2 blocks at Boswell, 2nd 2 at GCC. Did you get an answer to your ? , if not let me know and I can answer any ?s you may have...

I have recently decided to return to school to pursue my Nursing degree. I have most of my pre-req's and co-req's already completed from 10 years ago (I really only need my bio classes). The only class I need to complete before I can apply for the nursing program, is BIO 201, which I plan on taking over the summer. I have a few questions about the Banner Boswell/Mesa program and the Glendale Comm College Program.

1. Is there any main differences between the programs or are they the same? im sure they are the same although last semester was the start of the new curriculum so i dont know if say, you were to transfer to another maricopa college, it should be a smooth transition meaning you shouldnt be behind whatever topic they cover.

2. Do I need to meet with an Advisor from each school? its advisable to meet with an advisor. i currently attend the boswell location.

3. Do I need to apply to each? I read somewhere you have to apply to the Banner Boswell program in addition to applying at the community college. i go to the banner boswell location. when i applied, i applied directly at the boswell location. all they told me was that as long as i have the student info paper and trascripts at the main location, im good to enroll. but do talk to the advisor.

4. I read that Banner employees and family members have "extra" slots available to them. Is this true? If so, is it true that the slots are available at both places? Does it pertain to family members or just Banner employees (my husband is an employee of Banner Estrella Medical Center)? im not sure at gcc, but i can tell you at the boswell location, i got accepted while i was still an employee. they reserve 15 slots for employees. im sure they will put someone's family member in a slot. all the 15 slots that were filled were employees, so far. but say someone in your family is nurse or of a higher ranking personel over at the hospital, im sure youll get in quicker:D

5. Any info you can give me about either program would be helpful! i can only speak for the boswell location. at the boswell location, block one is not too bad. but with the new curriculum, block one students wont be doing clinicals at hospitals until block 2. their reasoning is that block 1 is pretty much intro to nursing and mostly cna stuff. so you will end up doing clinicals at the rehab center near boswell. you will have 2 wonderful instructors and both have their own ways of teaching the lecture. you will like it at boswell since its a small class size and everyone around you are nursing students and the faculty. nothing against gcc, but i think boswell has an advantage of having a campus of their own and the more one on one you get with instructors is very helpful.

I am so excited to start pursuing my nursing degree again. As I said before, I took alot of my pre-req classes when I graduated high school. Much to my regret now, I stopped pursuing my degree because I was offered an Office Manager job, making good money. Here I am, 10 years later, regretting my decision and returning to finish my schooling. Although I get so upset at myself for quitting school all that time ago, I feel I am 100% ready to return and feel I will get more out of it than I would have back then. As I told my husband a few weeks ago, nothing is going to stop me this time!

i wish you all good luck. whatever school you choose, im sure you will like it. if you have other questions, pm me.

My recomendation will be to talk to an advisor first. You said you had most of your pre-reqs done 10 years ago, but this classes expired after certain time ( I am not sure but I think after 8 or 10 years) so you may have to take them again, but don't quote me on this. Hope I could help.

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