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Southern California nursing programs?? (ADN) - page 2

Hello everyone, I'm a pre-nursing student, still working on my pre-req's at Los Angeles Harbor College. I was hoping to get into the nursing program at my current school, but I'm a little... Read More

  1. Visit  atoms profile page
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    I applied to 11 schools. Got accepted by 3 schools and waitlisted by 2. The schools I applied to were: LACC, LAVC, LAPC, LAHC, CERRITOS, CITRUS, RIO HONDO, ELAC, PCC, LA County College of Nursing, and GLENDALE. Like somebody mentioned, it was a lot of work but worth it.
  2. Visit  krisy1217 profile page
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    Has anyone gotten in the RN program at Cypress college? how long did you wait for? I am waiting to get in the RN program; I been in the chronological list since 2011 and now it's 2014, I hope I get in soon. Can you guys give me some pointers here.?
  3. Visit  faymaa profile page
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    Are those schools all based on lottery? Also, how did you do on your sciences? Has anyone ever gotten a B or C in a&p and was srill able to get into any programs?
  4. Visit  ShannonKelly profile page
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    Quote from faymaa
    Are those schools all based on lottery? Also, how did you do on your sciences? Has anyone ever gotten a B or C in a&p and was srill able to get into any programs?
    Citrus and Goldewest use the multi criteria points system and the highest pts then get places into programs. (If the # of eligible students exceeds the number of spaces available then it become lottery out of those eligible)

    Pasadena and Cerritos are more lottery based. They have certain requirements that should be met but if you meet the requirements then you all get placed into a lottery for placement (so someone with a 4.0 could technically get passed up by someone with a lower gpa)

    I applied last year to pasadena and citrus and was rejected. This year I applied to pasadena, cerritos and goldenwest (was going to do citrus) but I already heard back by goldenwest that I was accepted.

    I had a 3.5 core class/prereqs gpa and hold 3 associate degrees, got a mild score on the teas (proficient) of 74.7% and have healthcare setting employment experience
    My pre req grades were:
    English - A
    Anatomy - A
    Micro - B
    Physio - B
  5. Visit  krisy1217 profile page
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    So....what bout if a person has a 2.57 Gpa overall because it's 2.5 Gpa requirement for all college courses. And what if I have a 3.0 on all science classes. All Bs for anat, physio, and micro. And finish all the requirement classes. Do I have a chance to get in citrus u think?? And have 4 yes Lvn experience?? How do they pick students. I think they should be fair to everyone. I Mean Soo If All 24 Students Had 4.0 Or 3.5 They Just Pick Those? What bout those students that have 2.5 or 3.0 and have experience and have completed all their requirements they get disqualified? ? Why did citrus college? Did they give u a reason why they rejected u?
  6. Visit  excited1 profile page
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    A lot of programs are on a "lottery". As long as you meet the programs minimum requirements (usually a 2.0 GPA and minimum TEAS scores, you have equal chance as some one with a 4.0 and high TEAS.

    Some schools in CA go by a point system and admit only the students that have A's and maybe one B. Is it really fair for you to be chosen over someone that has higher grades when grades are the only criteria? No. Everyone should have an equal shot, yes. And that "shot" is to get the best grades possible. We all have to take the same classes and tests to be considered. Until they start requiring other factors in their processes (which some schools do), they have to go only off of grades.

    To make the playing field more equal, i wish all programs had an interview process. This gives everyone (including the applicant) a chance to look beyond the grades. Im certain there are straight A students out there that are really good at nursing and some that are not. Same goes with the 2.0 GPA crew. If the true passion is there, it would show. That is why an interview should be required with selection processes.

    Unfortunately, in a state like CA, it is difficult to interview 400 qualified candidates each semester. They have to streamline the process some how and I'm not sure of the best way.

    Again, all you can do is your best. If you did your best, then there is nothing more you could have done differently.

    At the end of the day, its about patient care and practicing safe nursing, not a perfect GPA. My advice is do the best you can and be proud for making it this far! Apply everywhere and your time will come! Always be thankful of where you came from, where you are and where you are going.
  7. Visit  krisy1217 profile page
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    Very true.
  8. Visit  ShannonKelly profile page
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    Quote from krisy1217
    So....what bout if a person has a 2.57 Gpa overall because it's 2.5 Gpa requirement for all college courses. And what if I have a 3.0 on all science classes. All Bs for anat, physio, and micro. And finish all the requirement classes. Do I have a chance to get in citrus u think?? And have 4 yes Lvn experience?? How do they pick students. I think they should be fair to everyone. I Mean Soo If All 24 Students Had 4.0 Or 3.5 They Just Pick Those? What bout those students that have 2.5 or 3.0 and have experience and have completed all their requirements they get disqualified? ? Why did citrus college? Did they give u a reason why they rejected u?
    Citrus did not give a reason for rejection last year but honestly since they use the multi criteria grading system...and although you'd qualify to apply you most likely wouldn't have the higher tiered points overall to get in (as they admit the hugest overall points) similar to goldenwest. Now usually with those multi criteria systems (depending on the school) you get points for degrees you hold ( a certain amt for associates and a higher amt for bachelors) you can also gain pts by either working or volunteering in a healthcare environment setting and sometimes being multi lingual also can gain you points ...it depends on the school and their multi criteria system they use. But as I said with multi criteria the higher the pts the more eligible you are to get accepted (if there are more students eligible than are spaces in the program then they just do a lottery at that point of those eligible)

    For schools solely based on lottery once you get past their basic qualifications/eligibility (like cerritos or pasadena) ...it's more a matter of chance instead of needing the highest points or grades to get in.
  9. Visit  krisy1217 profile page
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    So Pasadena is lottery? And cerritos?
  10. Visit  ShannonKelly profile page
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    Pasadena and cerritos both have their minimum requirements to apply. If you meet those ...then yes it's a lottery based system.
    Although cerritos did not request your cumulative gpa. Only your gpa on the prereqs. And they also only wanted only the transcripts from the school where your classes were taken. (If you took other classes at other schools that don't count towards their app) they didn't want those transcripts...
    Whereas pasadena did request all previous schools transcripts ...and also wanted to know your cumulative gpa in addition to your pre req gpa.
  11. Visit  krisy1217 profile page
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    Really. That's good to know. And how many they accept each semester.? I am applying for lvn to rn tho
  12. Visit  ShannonKelly profile page
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    Quote from krisy1217
    Really. That's good to know. And how many they accept each semester.? I am applying for lvn to rn tho
    I'm not sure how many any program accepts per semester. And definitely not familiar with the competitiveness of applying from the LVN RN bridge ..sorry


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