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  1. Visit  jjlopez profile page
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    Do you know how long the program is?
  2. Visit  EROD09 profile page
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    To all new students, anyone going to the new student social september 17th?
  3. Visit  kbelle29 profile page
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    Hi all!

    I tried to apply to the Addison campus for the pre-licensure BSN program and have had the hardest time! I definitely wondering if anyone else has been in the situation that I'm in.

    I live out of state in Northern California and will be moving to the Chicago area soon so all of my previously completed nursing pre-requisite classes are from community colleges in California.
    Chamberlain states that your cumulative college GPA excluding developmental courses must be a 2.75, so my problem is that since my transcripts here in California include developmental courses in my GPA (and of course the admissions and records department refuses to give out official transcripts to Chamberlain with those courses discounted from my GPA) Chamberlain told me they will not accept my GPA and will include my developmental courses since my school does. Without those courses my GPA raises to about a 2.9 but with them included (my dumb 18 year old self did not obtain high grades freshman year) my GPA is below the required limit.

    It is so frustrating!!! Do the community colleges in the Chicago area discount those developmental courses from your GPA on your transcripts? Why can't Chamberlain decipher my GPA from my official transcripts if my college is willing to tell them what my developmental courses are. My counselor wanted to send them an unofficial transcript with the courses discounted and my revised GPA with her signature, but alas it was rejected by Chamberlain.

    I actually have had a great experience with my advisor, and she has been really helpful but I flew out for an interview after e-mailing my transcripts and was told that I could take the HESI exam the day of the interview. When I got there, I found out that my transcripts were now not acceptable and I could not take the HESI exam. It was a definite waste of a trip including my incredibly expensive plane tickets.

    For those of you who are wondering if Chamberlain will accept your transfer classes, I had 32 units/credits awarded which was basically every single nursing pre-requisite class that I have completed. Which is great!!
    Maybe Chamberlain isn't accepting me because that would knock about $19,000 off my tuition...

    jjlopez- The program is 3 years if you have not completed any of the pre-requisites. If you have classes that will transfer then the program will be shorter, it just depends on what classes you can basically cross out.

    Anyway, thanks for reading my loooong story. Sorry that I'm venting to you guys so much. All in all, Chamberlain seems like a great school (with a huge parking lot )

    Good Luck to everyone who applies!! Hopefully you'll have better luck than I did. I'll just continue to try and find a way around this...
  4. Visit  EROD09 profile page
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    OHHHH kbelle29I am so sorry!! Try Benedictine University and people on here have declined Chamberlain are going to Frances University, University of Chicago (I think they are delayed on good teaching, but I'm not sure)!! Keep trying don't give up!!!
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  5. Visit  kbelle29 profile page
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    Thank you ER0D09 for your kind reply!
    I looked into U of St. Francis and applied to the school. =) Thank you for your suggestions! Being from California, I am completely clueless about the Chicago area. I've actually only been over in that area once (when I flew over for my Chamberlain interview) and was only able to stay for one day so you can imagine how difficult this has been for me.
    I almost feel right now that everything has been against me in this process. If you guys think its hard to get into nursing programs in Chicago, you should see California! For the 8 ADN junior college programs in the area, we have over 2000 applicants for 30 spots each. Two of those colleges are not actually accepting enrollment this Spring, and ALL of the California State Universities are not accepting external applicants for their BSN nursing programs this year. The economy over here is a mess!

    I won't give up! At this point, I'm willing to delay my move to Chicago and go to just about anywhere in the US with a good program.

    Best of luck to you! =)
  6. Visit  EROD09 profile page
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    Well if thats what you got to do, do it. At least it would just be you moving right? I have four kids and a move like that would be too hard!!! When there is a will, there is a way!!!! Don't give up!! Much luck to you!
  7. Visit  EROD09 profile page
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    Whats up with everyone, how is everyone doing? Icechick am I going to see you in October? Vixgirl, jjlopez!
  8. Visit  icechick profile page
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    Hi all, I am sorry I will not be seeing you in October. I got off the waitlist at UIC the week before classes so I am there now. It was my first choice and I am so happy. It's been five weeks and I am still in nursing school so there is hope (even with four kids!) Good luck to all of you!!
  9. Visit  realhousewife profile page
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    Quote from icechick
    Hi all, I am sorry I will not be seeing you in October. I got off the waitlist at UIC the week before classes so I am there now. It was my first choice and I am so happy. It's been five weeks and I am still in nursing school so there is hope (even with four kids!) Good luck to all of you!!
    Congrats on UIC and good luck!

    Hello all! You all have helped me so much! I am starting my application process for Chamberlain. I have to study for that Hesi!
  10. Visit  EROD09 profile page
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    Quote from realhousewife
    Congrats on UIC and good luck!

    Hello all! You all have helped me so much! I am starting my application process for Chamberlain. I have to study for that Hesi!

    Hello R-H-W, will you be able to start this fall?
  11. Visit  realhousewife profile page
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    I am going to the open house at Chamberlain tomorrow. If all goes well, I will be starting school in March.
  12. Visit  starmickey03 profile page
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    Just wondering if anyone attends or is going to be attending the Columbus campus? I currently live in MI and have 2 young kids and will be graduating in May from Michigan State w/ a degree in Health Studies but my dream is to be a nurse. So I just want to know how the Columbus campus is and how is the city of Columbus? And for those of you who have kids but arent working because school is too time consuming, how do you make ends meet? Any help would be greatly appreciated
  13. Visit  Archie profile page
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    I applied to Spring 2010 in September but haven't heard anything yet. I know the application deadline was in Nov. 1, but I think the committee was meeting in October. Has anyone heard if they've been accepted for Spring '10 yet?

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