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  1. how hard is it to get into the traditional BSN program at ASU? does anyone know the average gpa (both prerequisite and overall) that classes tend to need?

    also, how hard is it compared to univ. of arizona?
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  3. by   Kabin
    Quote from chuckcamp
    how hard is it to get into the traditional BSN program at ASU? does anyone know the average gpa (both prerequisite and overall) that classes tend to need?

    also, how hard is it compared to univ. of arizona?
    I can't tell you about the UofA, but ASU is fairly competitive. ASU's BSN entrance only considers GPA for pre-requisites and adds the NET math and reading comprehension scores for a theoretical maximum 6.0 score. That's to say if you aced both the NET math and reading comprehension sections you'd have a total score of 1.0 + 1.0 + your pre-req GPA.

    Last semester's cutoff was 5.11 and typical admitted GPAs were 3.3 to 3.5. Also, this next semester they will add a paper writing portion, worth another 1.0, so the new maximum score is 7.0.
  4. by   phxgoddess
    I was just accepted into the fall program.
    ASU opened more seats, but I believe there were also more applicants.

    My gpa was 3.59; my NET was 1.65 - giving me an "admit score" of 5.240.
    I barely made it. I know people with admit scores of 5.2 who didn't make it.

    It is VERY competitive.
    The "cut off" changes with each semester and I hear they are adding an essay with applications for spring.

    http://nursing.asu.edu/programs/unde..._admission.htm


    I don't know about U of A, or NAU, but I know some of the students who didn't make it into the ASU program are going to Grand Canyon University.
    They have a different application process.

    Quote from chuckcamp
    how hard is it to get into the traditional BSN program at ASU? does anyone know the average gpa (both prerequisite and overall) that classes tend to need?

    also, how hard is it compared to univ. of arizona?
  5. by   Kabin
    Quote from phxgoddess
    I was just accepted into the fall program.
    ASU opened more seats, but I believe there were also more applicants.

    My gpa was 3.59; my NET was 1.65 - giving me an "admit score" of 5.240.
    I barely made it. I know people with admit scores of 5.2 who didn't make it.

    It is VERY competitive.
    The "cut off" changes with each semester and I hear they are adding an essay with applications for spring.

    http://nursing.asu.edu/programs/unde..._admission.htm


    I don't know about U of A, or NAU, but I know some of the students who didn't make it into the ASU program are going to Grand Canyon University.
    They have a different application process.
    Yikes, ASU has so many applicants that it will continue to be more and more competitve.

    Last I remembered Grand Cayon's program was for LPNs and such going the BSN route. Am I off base or did something recently change?
  6. by   phxgoddess
    Quote from Kabin
    Yikes, ASU has so many applicants that it will continue to be more and more competitve.

    Last I remembered Grand Cayon's program was for LPNs and such going the BSN route. Am I off base or did something recently change?

    GCU's Samaritan College of Nursing

    http://www.allnursingschools.com/schools/ID69/

    I have to admit, I never looked into Grand Canyon - so I can only defer to the website. I never said it was easier to get into, I merely stated they had a different application process. It isn't completely dependant on GPA's.
  7. by   Kabin
    Thanks, I just checked it out and sure enough they have a regular BSN program as well as an accelerated RN to BSN program. Tuition is roughly the same as ASU. I bet their version of health care ethics has a bit of a bias.
  8. by   IWannaBaBabyNurse
    Quote from phxgoddess
    I was just accepted into the fall program.

    ASU opened more seats, but I believe there were also more applicants.

    My gpa was 3.59; my NET was 1.65 - giving me an "admit score" of 5.240.
    I barely made it. I know people with admit scores of 5.2 who didn't make it.

    It is VERY competitive.
    The "cut off" changes with each semester and I hear they are adding an essay with applications for spring.

    http://nursing.asu.edu/programs/unde..._admission.htm


    I don't know about U of A, or NAU, but I know some of the students who didn't make it into the ASU program are going to Grand Canyon University.
    They have a different application process.
    Hi! I'm currently a student at ASU, taking pre-reqs to get into the nursing program. I just read your post about your GPA and NET scores. I havn't taken the NET yet but my GPA is only a 3.3. From what you said it looks like I have no chance in hell of getting in? Thanks for any info you might have!!

    P.S. I think you started this Aug? How is Nursing school so far??Is it as hard as everyone says it is?
  9. by   phxgoddess
    Quote from IWannaBaBabyNurse
    Hi! I'm currently a student at ASU, taking pre-reqs to get into the nursing program. I just read your post about your GPA and NET scores. I havn't taken the NET yet but my GPA is only a 3.3. From what you said it looks like I have no chance in hell of getting in? Thanks for any info you might have!!

    P.S. I think you started this Aug? How is Nursing school so far??Is it as hard as everyone says it is?
    RE: your GPA, I would recommend going to see the advisors in the School of Nursing. (Talk to Cecila)
    They opened up more seats on both the main campus and ASU West, which is where I went. More seats makes it a little easier to get in, I believe.

    I am now in the accelerated program at ASU West.
    It is... very time consuming.
    The biggest job that I've had is simply one of organization.
    It helps to remember A & P and Pathophysiology. Chemistry comes back to haunt you in Pharmacology.
    And really pay attention to APA format, because almost all your papers will have to be in APA format.

    I'm really not sure how the ASU program compares to others. I didn't take the time to look into the other programs in town. I am determined to get my BSN as well as my RN, so I'll keep plodding along.

    Best of luck to you. Just keep your eyes on your goal and don't let anything get in your way.
  10. by   IWannaBaBabyNurse
    Quote from phxgoddess
    RE: your GPA, I would recommend going to see the advisors in the School of Nursing. (Talk to Cecila)
    They opened up more seats on both the main campus and ASU West, which is where I went. More seats makes it a little easier to get in, I believe.

    I am now in the accelerated program at ASU West.
    It is... very time consuming.
    The biggest job that I've had is simply one of organization.
    It helps to remember A & P and Pathophysiology. Chemistry comes back to haunt you in Pharmacology.
    And really pay attention to APA format, because almost all your papers will have to be in APA format.

    I'm really not sure how the ASU program compares to others. I didn't take the time to look into the other programs in town. I am determined to get my BSN as well as my RN, so I'll keep plodding along.

    Best of luck to you. Just keep your eyes on your goal and don't let anything get in your way.
    Thank you for answering all my questions!!
    As far as seeing an advisor.....I've been seeing Janice. I love her to death but I'm afraid she is feeding me info I want to here, rather then facts.
    I think I'm gonna hate pharmacology.....I struggled through CHM 113 with a "c".
    Was the ASU west program you first choice or did you get "stuck with it"?
    I'm praying that I get a main campus seat!!
    I currently work about 20 hours per week.....If I make it into the program do you think i'll be too busy with school stuff to work? How many hours outside of class and clinicals do you spend each week studying?
    Sorry I keep asking so many questions!
    :uhoh21:
  11. by   phxgoddess
    Quote from IWannaBaBabyNurse
    Thank you for answering all my questions!!
    As far as seeing an advisor.....I've been seeing Janice. I love her to death but I'm afraid she is feeding me info I want to here, rather then facts.
    I think I'm gonna hate pharmacology.....I struggled through CHM 113 with a "c".
    Was the ASU west program you first choice or did you get "stuck with it"?
    I'm praying that I get a main campus seat!!
    I currently work about 20 hours per week.....If I make it into the program do you think i'll be too busy with school stuff to work? How many hours outside of class and clinicals do you spend each week studying?
    Sorry I keep asking so many questions!
    :uhoh21:
    ASU west was my first choice because I wanted the accelerated program. The seats at Main tend to fill up first and are harder to get.

    There are people who have continued to work. I only work 10 hrs a week, but it is getting hard to keep up. The problem is more a problem of schedule. You have to be flexible because the clinical hours change and the... you just HAVE to keep flexible. I would suggest you save up and look into loans for once you get into the program. Or just live with the idea that you will be very busy and will go a little nuts at times.

    I don't spend enough time studying. I find I'm in "survival" mode and keep checking the different class calendars to only worry about what is due within the next few days.

    I'm sure you'll be fine. Work hard to bring your gpa up, if you can. And... study that NET book. Take the sample tests in the book. It will help. I blew that off as well and was sorry I did.

    Just stay focused.
  12. by   mendocino
    Phxgoddess -- thank you for poignant and sincere comments. Excellent perspective on what awaits those of us who are right behind you ... obviously, this isn't a cake walk, and the load only increases as you get deeper into the program. A few questions ...

    1 - you mention the need for time flexibility ... does that mean you'd suggest looking into minimal working hours to concentrate on studies and clinic requirements or keeping a job that allows for odd scheduling? In other words, speaking for myself only, having PT work is strictly optional and I'm wondering if it would be better for me to devote FT for nursing education or find PT work in a hospital while in the program ... thoughts?

    2 - which NET book would you recommend?

    Thanks!
  13. by   klone
    Quote from mendocino
    2 - which NET book would you recommend?
    Definitely get the "NET Study Guide" - it's written by the same people who write the actual test.

    It seems expensive, but it's WELL worth the price. I credit the book with how well I did on the exam (I did very well).
  14. by   ayndim
    Quote from IWannaBaBabyNurse
    Hi! I'm currently a student at ASU, taking pre-reqs to get into the nursing program. I just read your post about your GPA and NET scores. I havn't taken the NET yet but my GPA is only a 3.3. From what you said it looks like I have no chance in hell of getting in? Thanks for any info you might have!!

    P.S. I think you started this Aug? How is Nursing school so far??Is it as hard as everyone says it is?

    I heard the RN to BSN program was alot easier to get into. I am doing the CC route (ADN) first. First because I have to pay out of pocket and am a SAHM so the cc is cheaper. Second, the cc is random drawing basically. And your time stamp from the first time you apply is what you use for the next semester if you didn't get in first time. So there is a waiting list for those not selected. The most I have heard of is a 2 semester wait with most waiting for 1 semester. GPA and net scores don't influence your chances (not sure the gpa req but net is 50%) I have been told I have a good chance to get in ASU but I want the cheaper route. Let an employer pay for my RN to BSN!

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