Quote from Almc12
Im just wondering if any one here has graduated from FSU'S Nursing Program or knows anyone who has. I will be applying in the summer for the Spring 06 semester and im just wondering exactly how hard it is to get in.
I know they only except somewhere around 60 students each semester!! Whats a good GPA to be going in with and what would you recommend doing to increase my chances i.e. volunteer work, job experience. I heard that just having good grades is not enough unfortunately !! THANKS A BUNCH !
I graduate from the FSU School of Nursing this April. A lot has changed since I was admitted, but I'll try to share what I know.
They admit about 60-70 people every fall and spring. I have heard rumors that they are going to start requiring an entrance exam of some sort and that they are going to be looking much closer at grades in science courses. There has also been talk of looking at the number of times someone has taken a science course in order to receive a better grade. I was talking to a professor today and she told me that admissions are going to be very selective in the future. I don't have any idea if volunteer work or job experience will improve your chances. I would suggest you call the school and ask to speak with one of the academic advisors. They can answer a lot of your questions.
NCLEX pass rates at FSU have been pretty low over the past couple of years and they are actively trying to improve this. The passing grade for all classes is now a 75% (it used to be 70%), and you can only fail two course before you are asked to leave the program. They have also started incorporating HESI tests (a set standardized tests for nursing schools
) into just about every course. They are suppose to be good indicators of NLCEX success and also good preparation for the exam itself.
Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.