Does anyone have any insight on Dominican University's nursing program? I'm interested in going there, and my main question is if it is any easier to get accepted into Dominican than other nearby schools. I'll be applying to at least 8 nursing schools in the Bay Area. I know that SF State, USF are ridiculously competitive, not to mention the depressing lottery systems in the CC's, but I haven't heard much about Dominican's stats on their enrollment process/acceptance besides what is listed on their website. I feel that I am fairly competitive with a projected overall gpa of 3.6+, a science gpa of 3.25, and volunteer work... but I'm not sure if Dominican considers supplemental criteria.
What is your experience with applying for this school, whether you got in or not?
Not sure if anyone is following this thread anymore, but I figure I can answer it in case it helps anyone...
I am currently a senior in the nursing program at Dominican University. I am a traditional student (which means I came straight from high school) so when i applied back in 2011, i got accepted into the school as pre-nursing and did all my prereqs with dominican. So long as I passed all my prereqs, I was guaranteed a spot in the program and started the program the next semester, immediately after i was done with the prereqs. So I didn't have to enroll in to the program because they already "saved a spot" for me once prereqs were done. For transfers, you should have already have all your prereqs done so if you got accepted as a transfer, you're in the program.
But if you are talking about just being accepted into the school, I don't think you are accepted into the program. I also mentor sophomore 1s (nursing students in their first semester of the program) and they informed me that it is no longer structured like the way I had it. From what i heard, being accepted into the school, even as pre nursing, doesn't mean you will or are already accepted into the program. Because the school actually accepts more candidates than the program can hold, I heard there is a separate enrollment that you have to do for the program. So basically, one enrollment just to get into the school, and a second one to get into the program. Hope this makes sense.
You can always call the admissions office at the school to clarify. Hope this helped somehow!
Last edit by k011408 on Jan 25
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