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CU College of Nursing welcomes new undergraduates

Class is 'top notch'

1/12/2012
CU College of Nursing welcomes new undergraduates

AURORA, Colo. - The CU College of Nursing welcomed 90 incoming students to the Anschutz Medical Campus for Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) New Student Orientation. On Jan. 10, students learned about the college through various presentations and campus tours.

Among the new students are those enrolled in the traditional and accelerated programs. The welcome program offered specific presentations for the students based on their individual programs. To help initiate students, they picked up their new scrubs and visited booths with information on nursing student organizations, parking, the library, the Office of Diversity, and more.

“We receive approximately five times more applicants than we can admit,” says Julie Aguilar, senior admissions coordinator for the college. “The 90 students joining us this week (30 accelerated and 60 traditional) represent our maximum capacity for spring admission.”

This is the last class of undergraduate students in our legacy curriculum. The new bachelor’s curriculum will begin with the summer 2012 admission cycle.

“This incoming class of students is 'top notch.' Their enthusiasm to join CU’s CON is infectious,” says Amy Schlueter, assistant dean of student affairs and diversity. “The orientation program was a great way to welcome them to our community.”

(Photo: CU Student Nursing Association representatives Kirsten Siegele, Kelsi Hertzler and Alex Park manned the CUSNA booth during orientation.)

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