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Old 07-31-2009, 08:23 AM
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What's important is that the school is accredited, and it looks like it is (regionally by SACS). The only difference I see is the tuition, at $290 per credit hour at FHCHS versus $150 per credit hour at UCF (in-state resident, that is), that could be considerable. I don't know if there's a difference in admission requirements considering UCF is a university, and if there's any waiting list at either programs. But if that's where you want to go, then good luck with the program! All nurses take the same board exam, whether you took a 2 year degree program or a BSN. So regardless if where you get your nursing degree, you need to pass the exam to get your RN. Having the BSN qualifies you to move up in management versus staying as a nurse on the floor, though you may obviously know that already. Nursing is in big demand right now, so you're certainly going into the right field. Good luck to you!
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:02 PM
Location: Heathrow, FL
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You have to write a essay stating why you want to become a nurse, the prereq are the same except for a couple of religion classes....average gpa is 3.35. There isnt a lot of people at the school, because it is a private school and it cost a little more, so as far as being accepted....if you got the grades you should be fine. check out the schools website fhchs.edu
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:30 AM
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Talking FHCHS Nursing

The on campus ASN does not include any Radiography coursework:
Associate Degree Nursing Requirements | Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (http://tinyurl.com/n5yt9a - broken link) FHCHS is a private school, so it is going to cost more for your AA, but there are no waiting lists like UCF has.

After you get your RN, they have their BSN 100% online- and here is the link to their coursework: Online BSN | Nursing School Online | Nursing Online (http://onlinenursing.fhchs.edu/bsn-online/ - broken link)
Its a challenging program, but definately worthwhile especially if you are planning on going on to get your Masters or teach at your location.

FHCHS is a really great school for nursing. They sent out the video of thier pinning ceremony this past christmas and it was so nice:
Diploma Nursing Schools |Registered Nursing Degree| BSN Degree Schools (http://onlinenursing.fhchs.edu/pinning/ - broken link)
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