How many applied to your school?

  1. Hey guys,
    I am doing a paper on the Nursing Shortage and I want to get a feel for how competitive the programs are across the country. Could you tell me how many applicants you were/are competing with to get into nursing school and how many spots are actually available.

    I am applying to the BSN program at Texas Women's University in Houston and from what I undertand there are roughly 1200 applicants for 80 spots.

    Thanks!
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  3. by   moonischasingme1
    I have heard anywhere from 600 to 800 applicants, with 60 spots? Not sure how true.
    I am at University of South Florida (BSN).
  4. by   atrice
    800+ applicants for 30 spots....CC in Texas
  5. by   Cherish
    I really don't know. I went to the open house earlier this month and this question was asked but we were only given 120 seats twice a year. But then again this school has rolling admissions for the nursing program so there really is no deadline. But I still wanted to find out, oh well...
  6. by   mixyRN
    Quote from LadyBug1029
    Hey guys,
    I am doing a paper on the Nursing Shortage and I want to get a feel for how competitive the programs are across the country. Could you tell me how many applicants you were/are competing with to get into nursing school and how many spots are actually available.

    I am applying to the BSN program at Texas Women's University in Houston and from what I undertand there are roughly 1200 applicants for 80 spots.

    Thanks!
    over 400 applicants for 60 spots (Fall 2006) , ASN program in Syracuse NY
    I was admitted for Jan 2007, which only has 30 spots, but not sure how many applied.
  7. by   jov
    BSN, Northern Illinois University (NCLEX 100% x 2 years yea!)
    1000 applicants for 70 slots
  8. by   RNinJune2007
    We have heard 500+ for 45 spots.
  9. by   Ayvah
    400 applicants for 70 slots
  10. by   yoginurse2b
    Hi,

    I applied to 8 schools in Los Angeles county and 2 schools in Ventura county in CA. Most of the schools I applied are community colleges. If i'm not mistaken, there are at least 400 to 500 students apply to each colleges and only 40 or 50 spots available. That's how competitive it is.

    It's sucks that we are shortage of nurses, and yet they don't make this easier for us to get into nursing schools. Most of the colleges require me to see a counselor or attend an orientation which I personally think was a waste of time. In fact, I knew most of the information given by the lecturer/counselor in those seminars/orientations.

    Most of the colleges are based on lottery system. That means, they have a cut score of, let say, 70 points of all your science courses (which means at least a "C"), and those who are qualified are put in a pool and randomly being selected. Can you imagine how many people get at least a "C" for those science courses? It's sad that most of the schools don't make it a GPA sysem instead.
  11. by   Natkat
    800 applications for 150 spots - North Harris Community College system that includes Montgomery and Tomball colleges in Houston. You've probably already heard that it's pretty competitive. I took me 4 tries to get in.
  12. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from LadyBug1029
    Hey guys,
    I am doing a paper on the Nursing Shortage and I want to get a feel for how competitive the programs are across the country. Could you tell me how many applicants you were/are competing with to get into nursing school and how many spots are actually available.
    *** No nursing shortage in this area (Wisconsin).
    The Wisconsin Technical college system operates on a waiting list system. Wait lists vary from none to 5 years depending on which of Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges you apply to. (No waiting for LPNs to be RNs)
    I think they should use a competitive system like the University of Wisconsin.
  13. by   smk1
    a little over four hundred who were qualified as applicants for 80 seats.
  14. by   BSNtobe2009
    Geez...one of mine is 150 students for 55 slots and 3 others I'm looking at is about 300 for 65 slots, but it's 3 times per year with rolling waiting list.

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