So I've decided to switch my major from Biology to Nursing! It's a big step, and I'm glad to finally have some clarity with a specific profession in mind for where I want to go. I am currently about to enter my 3rd (and hopefully last) year at my community college. I wanted to get some community perspective for where I could go, and my chances at ending up at the colleges of my choice.
Right now, I am really considering :
CSU Long Beach
San Diego State University
CSU Los Angeles
San Francisco State University
I have taken 51.5 CSU transferable units at my community college, with a cumulative GPA of 3.592... I have taken Statistics and got a B, Critical Thinking Philosophy and got an A, Math 27 (Precalc and Trig) and got an A, and Chemistry 1A and got a B. I still need to take Microbiology, Sociology, Psychology, Anatomy, Physiology, Speech, and Food/Nutrition.
I am wondering on recommendations people have for nursing schools
in California, and how realistic my odds are of getting into my picks of schools at a 3.6 GPA basically. I have done lots of googling, but it's hard to find articles specific to schools when it comes to nursing as a major. I also don't really know where to look to find the best schools for nursing... though from what I have seen online, all that seems to really matter is that you get your BSN in the end.
Could anyone give me some tips and advice on schools? I really want to see my odds of getting in to the listed schools. I've done some reading on their averages for the nursing students accepted but can only find these averages listed for some of the schools. Is there any school that seems perhaps more realistic for a 3.6 GPA student if these aren't?
Aug 5, '17
Look, I know what it's like to feel like you've been at community college too long. I know what it's like to want to get a BSN the quickest route. I was on and off at my community college for around 6+ years figuring out what I wanted to do. When I didn't get into any BSN programs I was devastated. I put all my eggs in the BSN basket and it didn't work out. The next term I applied for ADN programs and boy am I glad that it worked out that way. The hospital I do clinicals at offered me a part time job last year so I've been working there while I get to make my own work schedule. I will be graduating with ZERO debt and a chance to be hired as an RN. Sure, it may be a slim chance, but since I'm already an employee there that just may help me out.
The point I'm trying to make is that you want to have options. If you go to a private school do you really want to end up in debt? My friend goes to a private school and is paying over $100k for her BSN. I, on the other hand, will have no debt and I plan on continuing to an RN-BSN program that costs around $10-20k. A BSN program would probably be more than the ADN program and a GREAT option, but don't limit yourself.
Last edit by nalie2 on Aug 5, '17
: Reason: clarification