hey there - I've been at UCA studying Sociology for the last 4 semesters, but since the summer I've been thinking about doing nursing instead.
I think I'm going to apply to UALR's ADN program here in the next week and a half when they start taking applications. can anyone tell me how competitive they are? I have a 3.467 GPA, 42 credit hours in liberal arts, and a 32 on the ACT. I ended up withdrawing from last semester late so I'm not sure how good my transcript is going to look...though the 3.467 is *after* withdrawing, so I hope I might still have a shot. (if it helps at all I could write out a lengthy explanation of how my withdrawl was predicated by a room mate with a personality disorder, a death in the family, and the double murder on campus...). I've managed to wriggle my way into liberal arts programs in the past but I've heard that nursing school can have very competitive admissions.
how competitive is UALR's nursing admissions process? should I apply to Baptist Health too? if I get in to both, which would you recommend? I've had one nurse tell me I wouldn't like Baptist and another tell I'd be better trained if I went there - but also I think I could graduate in 18 months from UALR, which is much more attractive...
advice? suggestions? thanks!