How long was the wait list for your program?

  1. If you had any?

    I'm working around the system to get in, but I was on the wait list for 3 years, and I start my clinicals next year. I'm going to a tech school, the first year is gen ed, second year is LPN clinicals, 3rd year is RN clinicals.

    Some of the wait lists in other cities in WI (where I live) are 5-7 years... Isn't that horrible? I'm already so close to being discouraged after waiting only 3 years!

    I'd love to move to another state and get in right away!

    Michelle
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   krissypoo
    i live in iowa and am also attending a tech school....same story, i have a year and a half wait. the good news is i will be finished with all my general classes and have clinicals only....bad news is the wait, anticipatation....decided i was going to try and score a job PT working in a clinic.....you should start your gens, can you do that? i am # 11 on the list AND AM LOOKING AT FALL 2005----YUCK. JUST GOES TOSHOW THE SMALL TOWNS ARE NOT WHERE ITS AT. GOOD LUCK-K
  4. by   CRNAsoon
    I'm in a four year program that requires students to complete the first two years of pre-req's before applying to the nursing curriculum, which is four semesters. I also had to wait a year after I applied to the formal nursing curriculum.
  5. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from luckymichelle
    If you had any?

    I'm working around the system to get in, but I was on the wait list for 3 years, and I start my clinicals next year. I'm going to a tech school, the first year is gen ed, second year is LPN clinicals, 3rd year is RN clinicals.

    Some of the wait lists in other cities in WI (where I live) are 5-7 years... Isn't that horrible? I'm already so close to being discouraged after waiting only 3 years!

    I'd love to move to another state and get in right away!

    Michelle
    My school doesn't have a waiting list. Just a lot of prereques and it's expensive. The community college down the street is cheap (I think about $60 a credit hour) and the waiting list is now 5 years. Rediculous! What are these people supposed to do while they're waiting??
  6. by   lehua
    wait list is 1-3 years depending on the community college and after the prereqs are completed. for now its only $18/unit. a local private school has no wait li$t-hummm i wonder why $450/unit. im choosing the private school so i can start working as an rn 1-3 years sooner.
  7. by   RedSox33RN
    All the schools I applied to didn't have a waiting list either. They all said there was just too many applicants to keep track of, so if you didn't make it in, you had to reapply every year.
  8. by   kathc
    Same thing here..no waiting list. You just had to pay the prereqs (enterance exam, references and interview) and hope there was a space. If not, you applied again the next time. There are quite a few schools in the area, so your chances -if you start early and pass the prereqs -are pretty good.
    This was for LPN school.
  9. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from lehua
    wait list is 1-3 years depending on the community college and after the prereqs are completed. for now its only $18/unit. a local private school has no wait li$t-hummm i wonder why $450/unit. im choosing the private school so i can start working as an rn 1-3 years sooner.
    I guess my $227.50 per credit hour doesn't sound so bad compared to yours. Although mine isn't a private school.
  10. by   RedSox33RN
    I'm going to be paying $615 per credit hour in September. I'm taking all the pre-req's I can at my current school, where it is $150 per credit. That's a mighty big jump!! But it's a private one also, so pretty much the norm for private schools in this area.
  11. by   lehua
    Good for you wannabe, take all the classes you can the cheapest route possible for 150. one day, that 150 will be a nice weekend getaway airfare to vegas!
  12. by   CaterpillarGirl
    Here in Washington they don't have any waitlists. I think it's a lot like the poster above, where they just don't keep track so you have to reapply every year. This is why I'm going to an out of state school where you start your program as soon as you finish your pre reqs.
  13. by   PennyLane
    No waitlist at my state university. But I hear there are long waitlists at local community colleges.
  14. by   Achoo!
    I am in Wis too. 2-3 years. I'm still waiting for my letter.

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