Please help me! Applying to UNF Nursing

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    I have been going to UNF. I am in my 4th semester now. My GPA is 3.67. I will have 63 credits after this semester is over. Also, I will receive my AA this August.

    I have been planning on entering the BSN program here, but it's really difficult to get into. What happens if I don't make it?

    If I don't make it, should I just go to a different school and get a 2 year RN degree? Will my 63 credits and two years of hard work be wasted if I did this?

    What are the differences between RN and BSN?

    What do you guys recommend?
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    Anyone want to give me advice? I REALLY need it.
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    This is really important. someone please answer.
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    This is a question answered a number of different ways on all nurses.

    Look at job postings in your area. Are they saying BSN required? In Florida that is a pretty common occurrence these days. Bachelors educated nurses are what many hospitals are looking for while nursing homes or long term care facilities are comfortable with Associate Degree nurses (ADN).

    An RN is not a degree but a title and licensure earned by examination (NCLEX).


    If you don't get in the first time, some people get a job as a CNA, some take electives, some continue working where they work currently and wait for admission. Not everyone can afford to stay in school full time while waiting for admission. Working during school is hard for some as well and thus, they work lots of over time and save that money for living expenses during school.

    Many people apply to several different schools so they don't put all eggs in one basket.



    No one can answer all your questions or tell you want to do with your life but you. Good luck.
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    Well, first of all, your AA and the classes you have taken so far are for sure not "wasted"!!! Education is never a waste UNF program is super competitive. Have you looked at the pre-requisite list for the BSN program? There is a list of 8 classes (I think it's 8?) that are required for entry to the program. It's those classes that they calculate the GPA off of. So if you've gotten As in Biology, A&P, Micro, etc then you would really have a 4.0 as far as the program is concerned. They do look to make sure you have a minimum GPA overall, but all of your English, math, etc classes don't necessarily matter - just that you took them.

    Not sure if you've been on the school of nursing's website, but they have a ton of information on there and the entrance requirements are all laid out. The other thing is the TEAS and there are plenty of resources. I recommend STUDY and PRACTICE so you get the highest possible score you can.

    If you're set on staying in Jax, your choices are FSCJ for an ADN or JU/UNF for BSN (or private schools but those are $$$). You could also check out UCF. They have a campus in Daytona as well as Orlando.

    Good luck!
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    Quote from Classical Saxophone
    I have been going to UNF. I am in my 4th semester now. My GPA is 3.67. I will have 63 credits after this semester is over. Also, I will receive my AA this August.

    I have been planning on entering the BSN program here, but it's really difficult to get into. What happens if I don't make it?

    If I don't make it, should I just go to a different school and get a 2 year RN degree? Will my 63 credits and two years of hard work be wasted if I did this?

    What are the differences between RN and BSN?

    What do you guys recommend?
    If I had listened to those who talked about how hard it is to get into UNF I would have given up a long time ago. I don't know yet if I am in or not, but I'm not sorry for trying. I've worked hard to be competitive and now we will just see what happens. {interview was yesterday}

    If you have a 3.67 overall GPA from UNF then chances are you are a hard working, smart student. Don't think worst case scenario, think best case scenario. UNF is hard to get into for nursing, but you sound like the kind of student they are looking for. The average GPA for those invited to an interview and admitted for their pre-reqs was about 3.7/3.8. the pre-reqs are as follows:
    SELECT One social science course
    Any PSYXXXX, SOPXXXX, or SYGXXXX is acceptable.
    DEP3054 3 Lifespan Developmental Psych
    DEPX004, DEPX054, DEPX000, DEPX414, or any Human Growth and Development across the Life Span may be substituted for DEP3054.
    STA2014 3 G(M)Elem Statistics-Health/SS
    STAX014, STAX023, STAX122, STAX022, or any Statistic course maybe be substituted for STA 2014.
    HUN2201 3 Basic Prin Human Nutrition
    HUNX201, NURX192 or any Human Nutrition course may be substituted for HUN 2201.
    MCB2010C 4 Microbiology
    MCBX010C, MCBX010/X010L, MCBX013c, MCBX013/X013L, MCBX000/X000L, MCBX004/X004L, or any Microbiology with lab may be substituted for MCB 2010C.
    BSC2085C 4 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BSCX085c, BSCX085/X085L, BSCX093c, BSCX093/X093L, or any Human Anatomy and Physiology I or Human Anatomy.
    BSC2086C 4 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    BSCX086c, BSCX086/X086L, BSCX094c, BSCX094/X094L, or any Human Anatomy and Physiology II or Human Physiology.
    SELECT Additional science course
    Any CHMXXXX, BCHXXXX, BSCXXXX, PCBXXXX, or PHYXXXX with a minimum of 3 credit hours is acceptable.
    The average TEAS V score was around 335/340 for those invited for an interview and admitted. Don't take this test lightly. Go to their web site and get the book and the online practice tests. Supplement with other materials. Here is a link for other comments on this same topic: http://allnurses.com/florida-state-n...349-page6.html


    If you don't get in there are other choices in the Jacksonville area. But I say go for it with all you've got. You've already got a great start. You can also re-apply if you don't get in, which a lot of people do.


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