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- by NeoNPtoB Dec 30, '09I have decided to pursue my BSN starting next fall. I have applied to numerous colleges and have been turned down by a few. I am afraid I won't get into a local program. I do not want to waste my time in an ADN program when it will take me just as long to get my BSN (as I already have the pre-reqs). My GPA is about 2.9, but I believe the reason I have been turned away is because I withdrew from a developmental Psych class twice (I am re-taking it this spring semester). I am in no way a bad student, and all of you who have taken this class know it is nothing compared to A and P or Chem, I was just struggling financially at the time and had to withdraw because I could not afford the tuition. I feel my GPA is low because I have been working 40 hrs a week since starting school.
Overall, my question is this... does anyone know what nursing programs (BSN) in the Chicago Area are easy to get into? I do not want to get stuck without somewhere to go next fall.
- Jan 3, '10 by girly8208You could look into St Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in Peoria. It's a couple hrs outside of Chicago, but the cost of living is cheaper. I was turned down by a number of schools in CA and finally decided to apply out of state and I got in here. They accept 90 students each semester opposed to the 30-60 they accepted each semester in CA. I'm not sure how it is in Chicago. You have to have the first two years of prereqs done before you apply though, and the next semester they are accepting applications for is for Spring 2011. Good luck!!
- Jan 4, '10 by prinsessaWhat about Chicago State? I'm pretty sure they have a nursing program. Not sure how hard it is to get into. Good luck!
- Jan 5, '10 by purplerabbit2012Have you looked into Chamberlain?? It's kinda expensive but it's pretty easy to get into.
- Jan 6, '10 by OasisRNNursing programs in cali are impacted.
- Jan 14, '10 by NeoNPtoBTo be honest, I have looked into Chicago State but they require you to take a semester course before even starting the nursing program. That semester you take a class which is intro and in that class you apply for the nursing program. I can not rely on the fact that I will be accepted.
As far as Chamberlain goes, it is not accredited. I plan on pursuing my graduate and need to be sure I attend an accredited BSN Program.
I will look into St Francis, but I was looking for something closer to home as I actually live in the heart of the city.
Thanks to all for responses
- Jan 21, '10 by luvs637What do you mean Chamberlain is not accredited? Not accredited by who? How are their students taking the NCLEX then?
- Jan 21, '10 by purplerabbit2012I'm not an expert on accreditation but according to the Chamberlain website the BSN program in the Addison campus is accredited by CCNE
- Jan 26, '10 by NeoNPtoBI looked on the website and saw that it is accredited. My academic advisor told me it was not. Go figure.
- Jan 31, '10 by melissap67chamberlain is not accredited by nln (national league for nurses). it is accredited by aacn under kaplan college because it is a division of kaplan.
i am not positive but, this is what their website says-
"chamberlain college of nursing is accredited by the higher learning commission of the north central association www.ncahlc.org one of the six regional agencies that accredit u.s. colleges and universities at the institutional level. the associate and bachelor's degree programs in nursing at the columbus and st. louis campuses are accredited by the national league for nursing accrediting commission (nlnac). the bachelor's degree program in nursing at the addison, columbus, phoenix and st. louis campuses is accredited by the commission on collegiate nursing education (ccne). accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met. "