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by Ms Jyde Ms Jyde (New Member) New Member

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Im moving to the tampa bay area and noticed there are a few schools that offer nurses programs. Im going for and RN two year program. I found a school called Galen College that is a school specifically for nursing. I was wondering if anyone has been there and what do they think? I dont really want to go to a university cause there are too many students, i have ADD, and get distrcted easily. Any hints, tips, or ideas would be great! Thanks!

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I called Galen - their nursing school is actually in St. Petersburg. The good thing is, there is no two year waiting list like their is for a lot of other local schools. The bad news - it costs $36,000 for the RN program. I'm still debating my options while I brush up on my math skills.

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UM Review RN is a ASN, RN and specializes in Utilization Management.

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You know, I've heard for years that St. Pete College has a two-year waitlist, but I've never actually heard of anyone that was stuck on it, so I can't help but wonder if it's just a rumor.

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This is true, Angie. I would certainly recommend that anyone looking for nursing schools go and speak with a counselor for every school that they're interested in, to get an accurate picture of likelihood of admission. One thing I would ask is, how many people applied last year, for how many spots?

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I go to galen www.galened.com, it is a great school, no waitinglists or anything, iam in their LPN program they also have a Rn program, i love it!!! Great school!! the downside is, it costs $14,000 for LPn and another $14,000 for RN.

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many people in my class did their pre-reqs at SPC and after a long wait decided to go to Galen, cause of SPC unorganized waitinglist, iam the type of person that would like to know when i can get into a program , So i went for Galen.

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Danish is a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in vascular surgery.

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I did the same. I actually got an Associates in Liberal Arts while doing my pre-reqs for nursing. I did all of my BSN pre-reqs for USF as well and got tired of waiting for SPC to accept me. (I had a 3.86 gpa and still was waiting). I am attending Keiser college and will finish my LPN in October. Then I plan to do a bridge program. Keiser is right next to Galen and I hear good things about Galen as well. There are plenty of schools to choose from in the Pinellas/Hillsborough/Pasco counties.

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