How many does your program admit? - page 4

After much debating with myself, I went ahead and applied for nursing school for fall semester. I have just got to take microbiology next summer. I was wondering, how many does your program admit... Read More

  1. by   Carleigh
    An average of 80 students apply for 30 positions in each new class. So my class is starting with 29 females and 1 male. I hope we have a good success rate. It's sad to see so many drop out by graduation.
  2. by   MelH
    Our program only allows 75 in. Last fall 75 started and there are now 30!!! Pretty scary!!!
  3. by   MelH
    Originally posted by MelH
    Our program only allows 75 in. Last fall 75 started and there are now 30!!! Pretty scary!!!
    :imbar
  4. by   Robbin M
    My program is an Associate RN program and 30 students a quarter get accepted into the program. I believe over 100 people apply each quarter. We are accepted based on gpa and health care experience.
  5. by   Robbin M
    oh i ment to say after just one quarter we have gone from 30 students down to 22. We lost a few students in the first week to not wanting to run around to watch videos and to read magizine articles weekly. Then we lost a student who watched her first video on pericare and got sick to her stomach!!! We lost 3 or 4 students who could had trouble with communication class. One woman was pregnant and wanted to enjoy her pregnancy so she is taking a few quarters off.
  6. by   det01
    I am not sure how many are let in to the actual nursing program per year. The college I go to also offers degrees in respiratory therapy, 3 different concentrations in radiography and a hospital management major. The entire school has an average of 500 students per year. That is for all years all majors. They do require a 2.5 GPA for admission. I am also not sure of how many people apply per year.
  7. by   epg_pei


    This year our university admitted 50-some students into a 4-yr BScN program, from an qualified applicant pool of 180 or so. Next year, with the double-cohort in Ontario, and the ever-increasing minimum entry requirements, it will be even more difficult. And I am not what I have heard one instructor call "the cream of the crop" applicant. High-school dropout, low GED score (who'd a thunk a GED score would actually mean something someday?!)less-than-stellar references, etc, etc, etc...

    After working in a technical field most of my adult life I wanted to do something that would really impact peoples lives positively. Not the behind-the-scenes stuff I had been doing. I didn't choose nursing for the money, I chose it because I really felt I was suited to be a nurse, I have the personal qualities I think are important. Number one being actually caring about peoples welfare, rather than seeing them as the "sheep" a former roomate descibed them as.

    I've come to the end of my rope. I've searched universities across Canada, and even into the US hoping to find one where I have even the slightest realistic chance of admission. Even two years in the US at an ADN school is affordable for me. At this point I almost believe I would be better off using my education funds to buy lottery tickets.

    Hey folks, sorry for the rant, I am just completely discouraged. Lemme ask you all something.

    "Would you like that supersized?"
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by epg_pei


    this year our university admitted 50-some students into a 4-yr bscn program, from an qualified applicant pool of 180 or so. next year, with the double-cohort in ontario, and the ever-increasing minimum entry requirements, it will be even more difficult. and i am not what i have heard one instructor call "the cream of the crop" applicant. high-school dropout, low ged score (who'd a thunk a ged score would actually mean something someday?!)less-than-stellar references, etc, etc, etc...

    after working in a technical field most of my adult life i wanted to do something that would really impact peoples lives positively. not the behind-the-scenes stuff i had been doing. i didn't choose nursing for the money, i chose it because i really felt i was suited to be a nurse, i have the personal qualities i think are important. number one being actually caring about peoples welfare, rather than seeing them as the "sheep" a former roomate descibed them as.

    i've come to the end of my rope. i've searched universities across canada, and even into the us hoping to find one where i have even the slightest realistic chance of admission. even two years in the us at an adn school is affordable for me. at this point i almost believe i would be better off using my education funds to buy lottery tickets.

    hey folks, sorry for the rant, i am just completely discouraged. lemme ask you all something.

    "would you like that supersized?"
    first of all, let me say and welcome! i am to understand you to say that you can't be accepted because you have a ged? i know there are some wonderful students and graduates who "just" have a ged and did well. please, i know it may seems discouraging, but don't give up. what about the option of another school/country? i do wish you well and keep the faith!
  9. by   epg_pei
    I understand a GED is ok for some schools. I'm just discouraged by the sheer number of people applying, and how I fit into the crowd. Although I knew applying was a "competitive process", I am just now realizing what it's going to take as far as academics and everything else goes, and the simple fact is I don't have it.

    Sometimes you follow a path to a dead end. Unfortunate, but thats how it is.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by epg_pei
    i understand a ged is ok for some schools. i'm just discouraged by the sheer number of people applying, and how i fit into the crowd. although i knew applying was a "competitive process", i am just now realizing what it's going to take as far as academics and everything else goes, and the simple fact is i don't have it.

    sometimes you follow a path to a dead end. unfortunate, but thats how it is.
    i do wish you all the best in your endeavors. don't let the academics deter you. it took me a while as it does others, but somehow the time passes quickly. we are here if you need a friend. stick around and join in the fun.
  11. by   MelH
    epg...how many more pre-reqs do you have? Have you started any? If you haven't could you take them this year and try for nursing school next year? That is what I did. Believe me, and I think others will tell you, that it's much easier to get the pre-reqs out of the way before you enter nursing. Is this an option for you? You say you want to give up but is that what YOU really want to do? Keep your head up :kiss try not to get so discouraged. Keep us updated!!
  12. by   Gator,SN
    My class usually accepts 30 students, however, after a generous grant was given, we are the first class to accept 40 students. At the end of first year we were down to 31, but 9 LPN's were accepted into the class for 2nd year. So, the class formally consists of 17 LPN's and 23 students. (ONE MALE in the whole class, poor guy!)
  13. by   epg_pei
    Originally posted by MelH
    epg...how many more pre-reqs do you have? Have you started any? If you haven't could you take them this year and try for nursing school next year? That is what I did. Believe me, and I think others will tell you, that it's much easier to get the pre-reqs out of the way before you enter nursing. Is this an option for you? You say you want to give up but is that what YOU really want to do? Keep your head up :kiss try not to get so discouraged. Keep us updated!!
    I started taking pre-reqs last fall, but I chose correspondence courses that didn't work out too well, the result being I need to go back to a local school this fall to do G12 Math and Chemistry. I have G12 English well in hand, just need to get off my butt and do it. I did G12 academic Biology this spring and scored 90%. I also did a special academic Human Biology course (pre-LNA biology) and scored 85%. But that last one wasn't accepted by either uni. (Not the right number designation, stupid huh?) Academically, I can score well enough to meet the requirements of the institutes I apply to. Not top of the list, but well enough.

    The biggest problem I have is with personal and professional references and work history. In my former career (generous term), if I didn't like a situation, my solution was generally to leave. Sometimes it was the right thing to do, sometimes not. I was never concerned about whether I'd need a reference, consequently I did not do the politicking and shmoozing you have to do. Eventually, you dig a hole for yourself that's harder and harder to climb out of. Which is where I am now.

    I'm going to the local uni part-time this fall. I am eligible to take two courses. It's better than nothing. And I may be able to persuade professors to help me out with my application between now and then. We'll see.

    I don't really want to give up, no. Because then I have to face the entire process of deciding what to do with my life, all over again. Dreadful task that is. And thanks for the kissee face, but I'm a guy

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