I graduated at a University in the midwest. (4 years ago) It was tuff getting into nursing school. Our class started off with 10-15 more students than they usually allow. Are there a shortage of nursing schools? And is it too hard getting into nursing school?
I was lost for 4 years. I didn't know what I wanted to do. I was in a local community college. I spent a lot of time getting a general degree...a business degree...legal degree but didn't follow through with any degrees. I didn't have the interest in any of those degree. Than I decided to become a nurse. I was gong ho...and totally excited.
I went to the counselor at the community college. I had a 3.2 average. The counselor told me....even if I got straight A's...I would never get into THEIR nursing program or the local Univerity program. The only program I could get into was a University in a "bad area." That my mother would never let me drive to. I followed my heart and continued to finish my general degree. I got straight A's.
I went to the local university and applied. With my 3.6 or 3.7. And hooray I got in.
Did anyone else have difficulty getting into a nursing program? What kind of grade point do most nursing school require to get in? Do you think there's a nursing school shortage in your area? (I'm concerned with nursing shortage...we haven't been meeting matrix...supervision says it's due to nursing shortage)