how many tries? - page 4

I was wondering, for those of you who are in nursing school - how many times did you apply to the nursing program before you got accepted? I was wondering because I applied for the fall but was... Read More

  1. by   cna on her way
    At one of the local community colleges here in Winston Salem NC , the ADN fall program had a whopping 1100 students applying for a measley 84 slots. Its based solely on a points system and its a very competitive curriculum. So I have applied to two colleges. The other has a little over 80 applicants with 30 spots and they go on GPA. My GPA is 3.7 now so I am really crossing my fingers to get in. But who knows, some people will have better ones and with only 30 spots its still not even a 50/50 chance. Good luck to everyone!
  2. by   Cynthiann
    Originally posted by seewhiterabbit
    I will be applying for my third time to a BS-RN program this September for the Spring 2004 semester. The first time I applied I applied with a 3.2 and got on a waiting list. The second time I applied I had a 3.39 and all my pre-reqs were done and again I got on a waiting list. Now, I have retaken 7 classes that I got B's in and I have made straight A's in the 7 classes I retook and now I have a 3.7 GPA. I will be reapplying with a 3.7 and hopefully that will be good enough since a 3.39 was not good enough. I know other people that have had to retake a whole year's worth of classes to get into the program they want. Some people think I am wasting time. I personally do not. I want what I want and I will get it. Some BS-RN progrgams are just very competitive even though I don't think it should be, considering the shortage. Some people think I should just go for my AS in nursing instead of BS-RN, but they just don't get it! I already have 2 years of pre-req's behind me. I am willing to put in another 2 years to get my BS-RN and YES I know I will get paid the SAME as the AS-RN's but I can eventually go into administration if I choose to and I have my heart set on going to graduate school and I can't do that without my bachelor's. So anyway, there's my little story on getting into nursing school. I have worked really hard to get to the point I am at and I really hope a 3.7 will get me in. When I do get in, it will feel taht much better. I'm not going to give up on my goals just because of some stumbling blocks. I will reach my goals and set new ones as well.
    Wow you are determined!

    Is it that competitive at all the schools there?
  3. by   seewhiterabbit
    Well there are four programs here in Houston and I applied to two of them. Both put me on waiting lists with a 3.39 GPA. But like I said, I am ready to try again with a 3.7 GPA and that is a big improvement from a 3.39.
  4. by   ggfifirn05
    Cynthiann,

    I live in Jacksonville. Been here since '81, when my 1st husband and I moved here from south FL (Pompano Beach) to escape the rising crime rate and overpopulation, not to mention our interfering families! I'm from Chicago originally, but moved with parents to S. FL in 1970.

    What part of the state are you from?
  5. by   Cynthiann
    Actually I grew up there in Jacksonville. Moved here to Oklahoma 5 years ago. I do miss it there, I hate it here in OK. Miss being able to go to the beach every summer. In case you're wondering, I graduated from Sandalwood high school. What school are you going to right now?
  6. by   KristinWW
    You go, Susan!

    Straba, what were the 4 schools?
  7. by   straba
    I applied to Miami-Dade CC, and Broward CC, and didn't get in to either one. My wife is from Oregon, and has wanted to move home (at least for a couple of years) so I applied to Linfield College and Walla Walla College in Portland, and got into both!! So here I am for two years, in the wilderness of the Northwest, wanting so bad to be home (theres not exactly a large jamaican community up here)!! I will probably take my boards here, and transfer my liscence back to FL. I can't wait!!
  8. by   PennyNickelDime_RN
    Hi,

    Two years ago I decided to go to college for the first time at 46 years old. When I proved to myself that I could in fact do a good job I decided that nursing was what I wanted to do.

    I was at the University of WI and transferred as a pre nursing student. Students must apply then to the nursing school at the beginning of their junior year with no guarantees.

    I then looked into the ADN program here in my area. I was accepted only to find out that there was a waiting list for clinicals with no openings until January 2006! I figured that if I had to wait that long to finish up I might as well consider the BSN again.

    For the hell of it I applied to a private school here in the Milwaukee area as a transfer admission. To my surprise and delight I was accepted with a $15,000 annual renewable academic scholarship and the school offered me grants to cover the remaining expenses. What is unique about this school is that you begin as a nursing student from day one and you begin clinicals onsite your sophomore year. They have state of the art critical care labs and neonatal labs. They are very technology focused.

    Although I have most of my general education requirements satisfied, I am just beginning my science and nursing courses.

    I think that the ADN programs for the most part have waiting lists, there is a critical shortage of clinical teachers.

    Good luck to you, I'm sure all your hard work will pay off soon!

    Marcy
    http://www.msoe.edu/nursing/ (Link to the school I'm attending)
  9. by   Jen2
    I applied twice. The first time I did not have chemistry completed so I got denied. The second time I got in after my Chem was completed. We do not have a wait list at my school. Each year everyone who applies is considered whether you've applied once or 4 times doesn't matter.
  10. by   KristinWW
    I applied to Miami-Dade CC, and Broward CC, and didn't get in to either one. My wife is from Oregon, and has wanted to move home (at least for a couple of years) so I applied to Linfield College and Walla Walla College in Portland, and got into both!! So here I am for two years, in the wilderness of the Northwest, wanting so bad to be home (theres not exactly a large jamaican community up here)!! I will probably take my boards here, and transfer my liscence back to FL. I can't wait!!
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    Oh Straba, thought you meant a BSN program here. I laugh when I hear people say how easy it is to get into FL programs.
  11. by   rnnurse2be
    Kristin, after hearing you I wonder if my friends (who moved there this summer) applied to nursing, or a Univ hoping to get into nursing...

    Yikes, sounds like most schools are pretty tough to get into for nursing!

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