Help!! Where to go for Nursing School???

  1. I have always wanted to be a nurse. I am 26 years old and recently married. My husband and I have plans of starting a family sometime in the near future. But, it'll depend on when I finish school. Right now, I am on my way to finishing my pre-reqs before I can apply to our local nursing school. I have 2 Anatomy and Physiology courses with labs and one Micro Lab left to do. The thing is that it will be another year until I will be able to actually start nursing school. I am looking at other options so I will be able to start my career right away. Does anyone know of any nursing programs/schools out there that'll accept applicants right away? My husband and I are willing to relocate as well. ANY information would be helpful.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter
    The Johnson & Johnson website, Discover Nursing , has a list of nursing programs around the U.S. that have no waiting lists. Good luck!
  4. by   droadracer
    Try Crouse Irving Hospital School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY. They are accepting applications for the fall...and I don't believe they have a waiting list. Keep looking.
  5. by   SaderNurse05
    As much as I appreciate your enthusiam, most programs that I am familiar with (in Texas) require the prerequisites in advance because once you start nursing school there is no time for them. Also you will get more out of your nursing education with a good foundation in A&P. Micro won't hurt you either. I would suggest getting on as a unit clerk or aide to begin the reality portion of your education. Good luck!!
  6. by   anne74
    Honestly, I don't know of any schools that will take you until you've finished A&P & Micro - they base your acceptance on your grades in those classes.

    Getting the timing right for nursing schools is tough, because many of the schools have different requirements and want different pre-reqs. Go the to DiscoverNursing web site as suggested above - those will give you different links to different schools and you can research each school's requirements. Do you already have a bachelor's degree in something else? Then you could an accelerated program which typically are 13 months.

    I think the best thing you can do now to ensure getting in somewhere is to get amazing grades. Many schools accept students based on your GPA in the science classes. That's how you can avoid being on a waiting list. I went to Indiana University, and it was based on the highest GPAs. You only got on the waiting list if your grades were lower.

    It's also a good idea to work as a unit clerk or CNA. That will provide a more valuable education than many of your classes.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Oops - I forgot about Maric College's RN program. The school is a private institution located in California's San Diego area. They have an RN program with no waiting lists or prerequisite classes. However, the tuition is horrendously expensive. Their RN program costs a staggering $60,000 altogether, but plenty of people select this option because they are tired of ending up on waiting lists.
  8. by   acel0777
    Thanks! I appreciate all your responses. I am doing research into the Crouse Irving Hospital School of Nursing as well as other programs. I am taking my A&P and Micro classes this semester and I have experience in Home Health so yes, I am determined to get into nursing soon. I think my biggest weakness is fear of failure so it has taken me awhile to finish and apply but now I can look toward getting over my fear soon and get into it!! Thanks and mahalo from Hawaii!!:spin:
  9. by   sunnyjohn
    I think folks here have said Ethel Bauer in Phoenix accepts students straight away. Do a search here. I know you can find it.

    Since you and hubby are willing to move, you might find something. If you ahve a previous bachelor's there are other options that start up this summer (May 2007)....

    (This is just a suggestion but have you looked into an accelererated class for those two A& P's? I took both sections of A&P over a 10 week period, and yes, I did retain what I learned.)
  10. by   jimbo_boy
    not really sure if this will help but try placement agencies like Light and Hope Overseas Placement Inc.. hope this helps ^_^

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