Wow 2-4 post bacs? If I had known that in the first place I wouldn't have applied because probability of acceptance is so low.
I looked into UW's MEPN program and was definately interested but it was not in my budget. After tuition expenses, fees, etc... the cost is nearly 40k for the first 5 quarters. My lender is not willing to give me that much and the school does not offer fellowships/TA/RA positions during the first year to compensate for extra costs. Even after extensive reseach into scholarships
I realized I would not be able to afford the MEPN program.
It was pretty much the same problem with SU. It's just too expensive because its a private school.
My hopes were riding on UW because it was within my budget and I will have met all their program requirements (all 6 courses) by March. This would give me time to work for a while before starting the program in the Fall.
Now, I am applying to Lake Washington Tech and Shoreline. Unfortunately, this means I will have to take another quarter of course work (CNA courses) in order to meet their requirements. That pretty much kills my ability to work more hours at my job this spring before classes start in the fall (I teach so I need to find other work in the summer). In addition to wanting to get into the BSN program, I really needed to work this spring, so this UW decision was kind of huge for me.
Hopefully, Lake Washington and Shorline won't hold my post-bac status against me like it appears UW did.
Thanks for the info! Are you in a nursing program in WA currently?