KCC or UHManoa application

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    Hello! I'm trying to get into Kapiolani Community College ADN program or University of Manoa BSN program. I applied but got denied for Spring 2011. I'm not sure what I should do, but I'm thinking of retaking classes to get those A's. For KCC I did all my prerequisites with 1 B for Anatomy & Lab. As for corequisites I was missing one class (i'm taking it right now) but finished the others all A's except 2 B's (Psychology 100 and Microbiology 130). My composite was a 118. I attached my CNA certificate as work experience as well. As for UH Manoa I had 3 B's for my prerequisites and had a 84%Math, 57%Science, 61%Verbal for the NLN.
    Since I didn't get in for spring2011, i'm going to retry and apply for Fall 2011.
    In the meantime, I think I am going to retake Anatomy & Lab during spring 2011 to bring that grade up to an A. I'm thinking of retaking Psychology 100 or Microbiology 130 as well to bring those to an A to help me for KCC's application.

    Any suggestions???
    What should I do? Does anyone know anyone that got into KCC or UH Manoa with similar scores as mines?? If i retake Zoology, Microbiology, and Psych I think my prereq and coreq GPA will rise for KCC and Manoa. But at the same time I'm really wishing to get in for FALL 2011. If not, I will retry for Spring 2012.
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    Whoops, I mean I'm trying to get in for Fall 2012...If not, I'll try again for Spring 2013 :/
    This is so much reapplying for me, I'm not sure what to do. The NLN is such an issue for me since I passed the 50% but I guess it's not "good enough".
    Math 80something%
    Science 60something&
    Verbal 50something%
    Composite 118

    Prereq for KCC- 1 B , rest are A's
    Coreq for KCC- 2 B, finishing last coreq this semester

    Prereq for Manoa- 3 B's, rest are A's
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    Moved to Hawaii Nursing Programs Forum for more of a response.
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    I know of two students who got into KCC's program with ~120 NLN scores. They were both alt listed and eventually accepted. One had a 4.0 and the other had a 3.8. Both had nurse aide training. On the other hand, I know of another student with a ~150 score and 3 unfinished co-reqs + nurse aide training who didn't get in. Your chances of getting in will improve with a higher NLN score, but it doesn't guarantee anything. I think if you ace at least one section (>90th percentile), your chance of getting into UH will improve. By default, your overall NLN score would improve, increasing your chance of getting into KCC also.

    Overall, it depends upon the applicant pool and how your scores compare against the other applicants. Talk to a counselor for suggestions to strengthen your application and to weigh your options (perhaps applying to the LPN program also?).
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    I know of two students who got into KCC's program with ~120 NLN scores. They were both alt listed and eventually accepted. One had a 4.0 and the other had a 3.8. Both had nurse aide training. On the other hand, I know of another student with a ~150 score and 3 unfinished co-reqs + nurse aide training who didn't get in. Your chances of getting in will improve with a higher NLN score, but it doesn't guarantee anything. I think if you ace at least one section (>90th percentile), your chance of getting into UH will improve. By default, your overall NLN score would improve, increasing your chance of getting into KCC also.

    Overall, it depends upon the applicant pool and how your scores compare against the other applicants. Talk to a counselor for suggestions to strengthen your application and to weigh your options (perhaps applying to the LPN program also?).

    Thanks!
    Yeah a friend of mine had a 116 NLN, 4.0 prereq and coreq and got in (made alternate list first). Another friend of mines had a 117 NLN, 1 B prereq, all A coreq and got in (made alternate list first as well). They both had CNA certificates attached. The only difference for me is that I have 1 B prereq, 2 B coreq, didn't finish 1 coreq at the time I applied, and a 118 NLN. I also attached my CNA certificate.
    I spoke with Brian from UH Manoa and he said that I needed to improve on my Verbal & Science percentiles. The NLN is really killing me because I've taken it twice already. I think the same questions I got wrong the first time are the same questions that I got wrong the second time around because I got similar scores the second time around.
    I'm really thinking of retaking Zoology 240, and at least one of the coreq classes that I received a B from. I also plan to retake the NLN although I really don't know how to study for it since I really am getting similar scores everytime I have taken it so far. At the same time, I do plan to apply for Fall 2012 with the same NLN scores and same GPA/pre req and coreq classes I applied with for Spring 2012. Hopefully the pool of applicants won't be too competitive for Fall 2012? :/
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    cha12m are you planning on applying for Spring 2013 for UHM?


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