UCONN Anyone?

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    Hi There,

    I am very interested in attending UCONN School of Nursing. The advisors at my current community college say that it is virtually impossible to get in. Not only do you need a 4.0 average but there are only a small handful of slots open to transfer students. Does anyone have any insight?

    Thanks so much!
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    I graduated with a BS in Human Devolpment from UCONN after first initially majoring in Nursing. I don't know how it is now but in 2000 the min GPA needed was a 2.5 with a C plus in General Chem and in A and P. I say apply and see what happens. You could always get your ADN and then go there for their Bsn to Msn program. They also have the Graduate entry into practice for people with a bachelor's degree already. Anyway, good luck!
    Pokey RN
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    Thank you to everyone for the advice and support!



    Quote from goodmojo68
    Hi There,

    I am very interested in attending UCONN School of Nursing. The advisors at my current community college say that it is virtually impossible to get in. Not only do you need a 4.0 average but there are only a small handful of slots open to transfer students. Does anyone have any insight?

    Thanks so much!
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    I believe pocky is right. I knew a friend that went there in 2004 and she either just needed a 2.5 or a 3.0. I think the c+ was for all the sciences. I would just apply too. GOOD LUCK! BUT if I was you I would look at other school I know a couple of people that didn't like their program. I would look at Northeastern. SOrry just my opinion (it 5yrs instead of 4) but I hear wonders form their program. GOod luck
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    Entrance into UConn has definitely gotten more challenging in recent years (as had entrance into most nursing programs). For the 2007 entering class of freshman, UConn received something along the lines of 900 applications, of which they sent out between 150-200 acceptances, and they are hoping for a final class number of less then 100.

    I can tell you with pretty darn near certainty that I wouldn't have been accepted into the program had I applied right out of high school. Instead I went to UConn majoring in "undecided" (which I was at the time) and transferred in when I realized that nursing was my goal. I'd taken some of my required classes (the math, english, history, biology) and at that point I didn't have any problems with the transfer, as I'd definitely performed far better in college and had a decent (not perfect!) transcript to back me up.

    I encourage you to apply. If UConn is what you want, go for it If you remain concerned about the acceptance process, one suggestion is to call UConn and ask to talk to someone in the admissions office. Ask them what they are looking for in a prospective student, some ways that you can make yourself more appealing to the admissions office, options for if you don't get accepted right away, etc. I liked my time at UConn, and would even consider applying back there in the future for their NP program if I decide to go that route someday.
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    hi there I believe in anything in life, if you want it that bad it will happen. If I was you I would go to the nursing dept and walk around and if you can talk to anyone do so. Is not always how good your grades are but who you know and if you are a familiar face that helps even better. Believe me I know from experience. I have done this at medical schools and boy do they love me haha! But Nursing is my route now. good luck
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    I'd encourage you to look at other programs in the state that are also going to give you a BSN. Historically in the past few years UConn has done terrible with their nursing program and has almost lost their accreditation. There shouldn't be a reason a well known school was barely making the 80% pass rate the State mandates for seniors. There are other schools both BSN and ADN that have much higher pass rates and better tuition rates as well.
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