Are those who started at a four year university/college as freshman given more consideration when applying just before the junior year to the Nursing School there?
I have 36 s.h. with University of Maryland from several centuries ago ;o) So....I am a non-trad, in the midst of retaking many pre reqs. I initially thought I'd get as many pre req's as possible done at the community college, then when I had two remaining pre-reqs I'd apply as a transfer student at the state college nearby with a great BSN program, and then apply at that Nursing program
Someone recently told me that I would be 'scored' lower being a transfer student than other students with appx the same pre req gpa, volunteer/work experience, testing scores etc when the committee began looking at the NS apps for that upcoming year.
Anyone have info concerning this sort of situation? I intend to apply simultaneously to the AN program at the community college as well, but have my heart set on the BSN if I get that opportunity.
Thanks ahead of time,
- yes many schools reserve as much as 75% of thier nursing seats for thier own students and then the 25% is for outside applicants. Given that info... it is definitely to your benefit to take the prereqs at the same school where you intend to apply.
I did the prerequs at community college, applied got in and finished ADN and now will start the rn-bsn in summer. SUffice to say had i applied to these schools back then i'd not have qualified. Now after the ADN I had my pick of 2 schools with one of them my dream school so do consider the alternate paths to RN and such. Just make sure to continue the BSN because many places are requiring the bsn. ADN = can work 2 years earlier than bsn yay for pay check! GOOD LUCK!
Last edit by Inori on May 1, '12