Nursing School with High acceptance rate? (4 year programs)

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    Hello, I am recently graduated and I'm attending my local community college. I have wanted to become a (RN) for 4 years now. I have been searching with all my effort to find an RN nursing program which is 4 years, I would love to begin this upcoming fall. I will be considered a transfer student (36 college credits) in June. My current gpa is a 3.5 and it will stay that way once June comes along as well. My gpa in high school was very low though, it was about a 2.2. That is why I find it necessary to be a transfer student so colleges wont look at my high school gpa anymore, and they will only look at my college. I have been looking at Denver school of nursing, and I feel good about it because it looks like its possible for me to begin in the Fall. Is there any other 4 year nursing programs that I could potentially apply for and get in during the Fall and have a high acceptance rate? Please Help Thank you
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    Are you looking for where ever? when ever?

    if you have a college GPA, no one is going to bother looking at your highschool one anymore when you transfer.
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    Hello, I am recently graduated and I'm attending my local community college. I have wanted to become a (RN) for 4 years now. I have been searching with all my effort to find an RN nursing program which is 4 years, I would love to begin this upcoming fall. I will be considered a transfer student (36 college credits) in June. My current gpa is a 3.5 and it will stay that way once June comes along as well. My gpa in high school was very low though, it was about a 2.2. That is why I find it necessary to be a transfer student so colleges wont look at my high school gpa anymore, and they will only look at my college. I have been looking at Denver school of nursing, and I feel good about it because it looks like its possible for me to begin in the Fall. Is there any other 4 year nursing programs that I could potentially apply for and get in during the Fall and have a high acceptance rate? Please Help Thank you
    yeah I'm looking anywhere in the United States.
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    Oral Roberts University Tulsa, OK Nursing Major - Oral Roberts University - A Christian College, based in Tulsa Oklahoma.
    Oklahoma City University OKC, OK http://www.okcu.edu/nursing/

    You could apply to ORU or OKCU and get accepted. Your most likely to get accepted to ORU university and can start in the Fall. These are private BSN programs that accept everyone.
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    I'm currently in the OKCU nursing program and they will accept anyone with at least a 3.0, they require some classes that other universities don't require though. But they will let you lack 6 required credit hours before entering the program and you can take it anytime before you graduate.
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    My understanding is that a high acceptance rate correlates with high dropout/low completion rates as the weeding-out process takes place in the first couple terms rather than in the admissions committee's pile of applications. Go find a school's admissions and graduation stats, which should be posted on their Board of Nursing's website, before applying just 'cos their acceptance rate is high.

    Also, if you want to get in this Fall then you've probably missed the boat - like other departments/schools in college, admissions for traditional 4 year programs are usually done in the fall prior and are closed mid-spring at the latest. You should've sent out your apps last Fall with all the HS seniors attempting to make it in to 4-year schools. What you can hope to do now is figure out what prereq classes you can get out of the way now and do them at your local community college where they're both cheaper and easier. (I'll catch flack for saying the latter, "oh what do you mean my program wasn't hard/work/blah blah blah..." but I know from experience that it's true.) If you haven't picked up Chem I and II, Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology, you really should in the meanwhile.
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    The last post was years ago but this is April of 2014. It is still true that Oklahoma City University has open admissions to its nursing programs and yes it weeds people out as they go along. The school says it has over a 90 percent pass rate on the nursing licensing exam which means that they weed out people who are not good test takers. I have not attended Oklahoma City University. Oklahoma City University is affiliated with the Methodist Church which means that the school will give you the opportunity to be successful. A lot of community college nursing programs with strict admissions requirements are working hand in hand with public welfare programs and the unemployment office which means that those "strict" standards of other schools means that the schools save slots for people that graduate but might make terrible nursing. One such nurse arrived in Texas, received reciprocity, and during her 3 month new hire period proceeded to say that she had never given an injection, would not give one, and did not do any dressings or hands-on nursing requiring her to clean any time of bodily secretions. I would rather a nursing school accept students and weed the bad seeds out than accept them and let them arrive on my unit where I have to fight with them to train them. I am unsure how difficult admissions is to Oral Roberts University but it is well-connected and will give people a chance to prove themselves. This is an "old head" talking here who learned some hard lessons. Get into a nursing program and finish. Once you have the first degree, you can keep going up the levels of education until you graduate from a school that has stricter standards. The higher up you go in education, the easier to get accepted into other nursing programs. In the meantime, your biggest problem will be finding a job. Begin networking early so that when you graduate, you can get hired. Some companies hire nurses from other countries before they hire USA nurses. Nurses do all that hard work to become an RN then cannot get a job even if they have experience as CNAs or Techs. Someday the love affair that businesses have with foreign born workers will crash down upon them when those workers figure out how to use the American system to their advantage. Until that time, be smart. Get into a nursing program and finish. Do not let others push you off track. Nursing courses usually do not transfer. They may transfer as an elective but nursing programs want you to take their courses. One LPN/LVN left her young children with her husband, left Texas and went to Oklahoma to earn her RN. She returned to Texas and took a management job at her company. This is reality for those who want to become nurses today -- they must go where the openings are.


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