Need help with a nursing school in CO - page 2

I have lived in Florida all of my life except for 5 years that I lived in Colorado (Denver-Broomfield areas) and loved it there. I returned here in 1996 with my now ex and I am strongly considering... Read More

  1. by   hope3456
    I'm not the expert on UNC admissions, but from what I have heard it is very competitive. A student I know who is going there told me that they admitted about 1/3 of all applicants this year.

    From my understanding, they don't really use waitlists - they consider GPA, past medical experience, and other factors. You get 'points' for each of their criteria - whoever gets the most points gets in.

    You do get 'more points' if you are applying for the 2nd or 3rd time.

    I know it is frustrating, alot of people feel this way.
    Last edit by hope3456 on Sep 27, '07
  2. by   sddlnscp
    If you're willing to live in a more rural community, there are several community colleges in the Southeast region that don't have wait-lists, or at least don't have much of a wait-list. Most only admit once a year, but usually you can get in at the next admit date once your pre-reqs are completed.

    The ones I know of are Otero Junior College in LaJunta, Lamar Community College in Lamar, and there is one in Trinidad - I believe it is Trinidad State, but not positive on the name of that one.

    Best of luck!
  3. by   northmoorgael
    another route is the FRCC-Larimer program for individuals with Bachelor degrees. The waitlist for this program is about a year, just enough time to get your pre-reqs done. The catch to get on the list is that you have to have a B.A. or B.S. and have completed stats. I went to an information session last November and got a waitlist number of 143 and yesterday I received a letter telling me that I am going to start January 21. not too bad.

    If the waitlist was any longer i would have just sucked it up and paid the money to Regis, CU, or Metro State. I just didnt want to go 40 grand in debt right out of the gate.

    Anyways FWIW
  4. by   core0
    Quote from sddlnscp
    If you're willing to live in a more rural community, there are several community colleges in the Southeast region that don't have wait-lists, or at least don't have much of a wait-list. Most only admit once a year, but usually you can get in at the next admit date once your pre-reqs are completed.

    The ones I know of are Otero Junior College in LaJunta, Lamar Community College in Lamar, and there is one in Trinidad - I believe it is Trinidad State, but not positive on the name of that one.

    Best of luck!
    Also take a look at Wyoming and Western Nebraska if you can move for a couple of years. As recently as last spring there was no wait list at several Wyoming CCs and in Scottsbluff if I remember correctly. In Wyoming the out of state tuition is almost the same as in state in Colorado.

    David Carpenter, PA-C
  5. by   registeredusername
    Quote from sddlnscp
    If you're willing to live in a more rural community, there are several community colleges in the Southeast region that don't have wait-lists, or at least don't have much of a wait-list. Most only admit once a year, but usually you can get in at the next admit date once your pre-reqs are completed.

    The ones I know of are Otero Junior College in LaJunta, Lamar Community College in Lamar, and there is one in Trinidad - I believe it is Trinidad State, but not positive on the name of that one.

    Best of luck!
    I couldn't wait any further for nursing programs in Colorado and the best decision I've made was to move to a place where they have majority of the college with ADN/LVN programs.

    I've moved to that place, in Southern California. Within the first semester of taking two required courses required for LVN program they accepted me in.

    My friends at community college of denver, also university of colorado at denver for her RN, just got their acceptance this year after waiting for many many many years. 3+.


    If I've moved to California earlier I'd be ahead of everyone I knew in Colorado. But even then, I'm still ahead and estimated to finish and pass Nclex all in May 08.

    I'm not bragging here, the long waiting list in Colorado is not worth the time. It is very time consuming and who knows when they would accept me.


    Thank you for the information. It is good to know the status from the past isn't as bad for some part of Colorado.

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