New requirements for nursing school - page 2

Apparently in an attempt to weed out some applicants and to make more money many schools are changing the admission requirements. Some will accept no transfer credit. Others will only accept... Read More

  1. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by tonicareer
    Others will only accept science credit that is 3 years old! (Meaning that the credit may expire while waiting to get into the program).
    This is the first time I've heard of 3 years. wow

  2. by   essarge
    If your major is from the same college, they don't accept classes from another major from that college?
  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    It is because of changing and rediculous requirements like this that I attended college for 6 years, have 127 cr. hrs and only have an AAS in nursing.
  4. by   AmyLiz
    Yikes.

    I'm just starting at my community college (I'm in Ohio). At my school they don't accept science credit transfer that is more than 5 years old. (which is why I'm taking chemistry right now)

    Other classes can be transferred, like English, humanities, etc. but some have a time restriction...like for some they can't be older than 10 years.
  5. by   kimy
    Originally posted by Hellllllo Nurse
    It is because of changing and rediculous requirements like this that I attended college for 6 years, have 127 cr. hrs and only have an AAS in nursing.
    Don't feel bad, i'm in the same boat. i started college when i was 16 (28 now) and have almost 90 hours....still NO degree. I had to retake "college algebra" at the school i'm attending now b/c where I originally started college (in another state) the name was elementary algebra. they have since changed the name to college algebra, but the course description remains the same. they even sent me the printouts of the course description then and the course description now but the current college refuses to accept it (even tho i've taken higher levels maths...) i think it's just a ploy to make more money as if they aren't getting enuff already.

    oh well, i'm just sucking it up and making the best of the situation. i'm up to my eyeballs in student loan debt already, what's one more class

    oh yeah, i forgot all about this....don't know if it's the same everywhere, but the school i'm attending now REQUIRES that a student be enrolled in 12 semester hours during the fall semester (even if they have completed all other requirements....it's how they maintain their funding)
    Last edit by kimy on Apr 28, '03
  6. by   nursing 101
    Kimmy,
    sorry to ask but in what state are you?
    I think your college took the first prize! Mandatory amount of credits full time! So they don't accept part-timers? Not very adult friendly.
    I just hope I finish school by the time olther schools hear this one!
  7. by   renerian
    Gosh I paid 6K for my degree in 1986. They told my son his would be around 15k now. AS far as schools trying to generate more money I have always said they make you take some "crap" courses or retake classes you already took just to make money.

    renerian
  8. by   LeesieBug
    This is one of the reasons I decided to go with a BSN program. At our local University, as long as your courses were taken at an accredited school, there is no time limit. I got credit for 9 year old science classes, thank God!

    Also, it is a little less competetive to get into this program. It doesn't involve jumping through hoops: personal interviews, references etc.

    And YES they are all definitely out to make a buck!
  9. by   kimy
    Originally posted by nursing 101
    Kimmy,
    sorry to ask but in what state are you?
    I think your college took the first prize! Mandatory amount of credits full time! So they don't accept part-timers? Not very adult friendly.
    I just hope I finish school by the time olther schools hear this one!
    I'm in I'm in Mississippi, unfortunately....As soon as I graduate, I'm headed to California (I'm not from here, my bad luck just brought me here)!

    This is EVERY fall semester that you are in the ADN program, even if you have ALL other pre-req's out of the way and nothing else to take but the Nursing Sciences.

    I went the other day to register for this fall. This will be my first semester out of the four semester program. Well, I got some advice from a friend of mine that just finished her second semester. She told me just to take basic math online b/c it's so easy and you don't need the added stress of a tough course the first semester. That's exactly what I did. Get this, the counselor tried telling me that I'd probably be dropped from the class b/c I've already taken higher level maths (now they notice....AFTER I paid for and took their college algebra). No where in the catalog or anywhere else does it say that you can not take a course if you've completed a course of higher level in that subject. I figured there would be no way they'd drop me.....They always seem like they're out for money. If they try to I'm going to give em hell! Can't take a lower level class....what's that all about?
  10. by   kc_jellybean
    Originally posted by tonicareer
    The school I was applying to for an ADN will now not accept my over 10 year old credits in speech, english comp, psychology and other basic general classes. You can not take clep tests either. My feeling is that this makes more money for the colleges (you have to retake classes). Also it weeds out many nontraditional older students who have previous degrees or have taken classes over the years.
    The comm college I'm going to (St Louis) for my pre-req's has an allied health program and will not accept math/science >5 years old. As if I'm going to RE-TAKE calculus, gen chem, gen bio, etc! However, I have found that specialized "2nd degree" BSN programs are MUCH MORE generous w/ regards to previously earned credit.

    I don't know much about programs in Indiana, or if you are in a position to relocate, or even if you are close enough to the border(s) to drive into other state(s), but there are more and more of these specialized programs being introduced. :roll U of Pittsburgh is currently putting theirs together, and U of FL only recently announced the start of their program - I believe the 1st group starts this summer.

    Best of luck to you!

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