Help with BSN Admission @ UIC
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- 0Dec 29, '04 by akcarmeanWhere are you from in Illinois? I live in Jacksonville, about 30miles west of Springfield, Illinois. Sorry not familiar with the college's initials. Ask the school directly their program requirements, and make a back up plan just in case. There are many routes that can be taken just need to be looked at.
- 0so what happened? did you get everything in on time? your gpa sounds fine to me. i'm not sure how they choose the students though. let me know if you have questions. if you go there, i'm sure you will have many, and there is no forum like this there to help you find the answers. perhaps i should suggest to people that they join this site...today's my first day on here.
- 0there is a wide variety of people in the program at this time. this is not my first time 'round in college, so i felt old when i started. as i met people in the classes, i found that not everyone is still under the legal drinking age. many are doing the second career thing, wanting to do more. i was surprised how many were married with families. how they are doing it, i'm not so sure. a little more than 10 percent are guys. i have no idea why this is still such a low number. the culture is changing, but very slowly. if you are not 19 with full support from your parents, i would highly recommend going through this program on the three year, part-time track. many of us have had to do this for one reason or another along the way. the program isn't really do-able unless you have absolutely no other commitments. it's hard to wrap my head around what happens when you start that first semester. i'm not trying to scare you away though. it's so so so worth it. nursing needs you. so, do it in three years and you'll be happier. i'm fine with it really. it's just that i wish i knew that in the first place. i was so dissappointed in myself that i couldn't go forward as planned. it's better to do it right the first time. i was in such a rush.
when i applied, it was a last minute, rush around thing. i decided i wanted to go to nursing school, got online to start researching, and found i had to have my application in by friday (it was wednesday) or wait another year. i ran around like a crazy lady, obtaining my recommendations and writing my essay. i drove to uic and turned in my application in person late friday afternoon. i was waitlisted, but i got in and started classes that fall.
p.s. andrea schmoyer is the contact for the undergraduate programs at uic's college of nursing. she's accustomed to answering the kind of questions you probably have at this time regarding applying. she was very friendly the day i ran in there with my application. all i had to do was introduce myself and shake her hand. she is busy though, so i recommend calling for an appointment if you'd actually like to sit down with her and have a conversation.
- 0Feb 2, '05 by dazzle256Quote from MaxsYour GPA sounds good but what about CLC for plan B?I am from Gurnee IL (six flags great america), and also if I were to make different plans the weird thing is, every school has different prerquisites and honestly UIC (university of illinois at chicago) is the only nursing school I can afford. So I don't have plan B. I have asked the school directly and all they tell me is the minimum cumulative GPA is 2.5/4.00 and science is 2.0/4.00 and I have 3.63/4=Cumulative gpa and Science gpa=4.00/4.00. I heard getting accepted to UIC isn't very easy, I heard it's really hard. I meet all their requirements and I have been taking all the classes they required every since. Why are they hard to get into and who are the kind of students who are accepted ? (i.e pharmacy majors who couldn't get accepted to p-school, ex-pre-med students, and etc, with sky rocketing GPA's? or actually people who they're first major was nursing? I don't know anymore.
- 0Quote from dazzle256also, if you're planning on moving to chicago for nursing school and a BSN is your goal, there's northeastern illinois, rush, loyola, and if you have a previous degree, depaul has some master's track thing going on. i didn't know about this until too late. however, i'm very happy with my decision to go to uic. note: these school's all have different prereq's.Your GPA sounds good but what about CLC for plan B?
- 0Feb 3, '05 by medpsychRNYour GPA sounds fantastic. I can't imagine why you would not be accepted at UIC. If for some reason, you're not accepted, you can attend a 2 year school, work at a teaching hospital and go to school. Usually tuition is free if employed full time. Work every weekend (considered full time where I work) and attend school during the week.