Admission to EKU's Programs
- 0Jan 8, '09 by MissGwenI just discovered today that EKU bases their admissions for their ADN program on a points system. I have a BS in Psych from there, but honey, I need something more! LOL
Anyway, I inquired as to what the average number of points is for those who are accepted. I was told it varies every year and that one year the lowest score for acceptance was 54. The max is 100.
I am trying to figure out which program I would have the best shot at getting into. After I graduated, I inquired about the accelerated BSN program and was told they have not accepted anyone with less than a 3.8 in the past 3 years. What's the scoop on that?
There is also the traditional BSN program as well.
I have had nutrition, psych, soc, eng 101, eng 102, che 105, and the humanities elective. I would still have to take A&P and Micro
What do you all know about getting into each of these?
- 1Jan 12, '09 by ORTech2RNHI, I'm in the first semester of the ADN program at EKU. The cutoff scare, I've been told, ranges in the 50's to 60's.
I believe that my score was in the mid fifties to near 60. Are you applying for next Fall? The application deadline is March or April. One thing that will help you is your previous degree, a Bachelors degree carries ten points, so that's an advantage you will have over the average applicant. Also, you mentioned that you have most of the prereq's, what's your GPA? I was similar to you, except I had a BA and needed to take Anatomy, Nutrition, Physiology and Chemistry. I took those classes last year and was accepted back in November.
Even though I'm just starting the ADN program, I can tell you that it is pretty tough and demands plenty of time to do the assigned reading. Also, get used to a new grading scale. Once your admitted the cutoff score for a C to a D is 77 %. Although the program has a reputation for being hard, the faculty has really made a positive impression. It seems like they will bend over backwards to help students out.
I'm not sure about the BSN program. Since I have a previous degree, it made more sense for me to get the ADN and eventually "bridge" over to a BSN. Perhaps this will be the situation for yourself. Good luck, and if you have any more questions, ask away!
- 0Jan 16, '09 by MissGwen
- 0Jan 31, '09 by ekuRNstudent09If you have that many points why not go ahead and apply? I took micro and Physiology in the summer over a 4 week period!! you don't have to have micro finished until the 3rd semester.. so you could even that next summer if you needed to! With that amt of pts you would have no trouble getting in!
- 0Feb 4, '09 by MissGwenQuote from ekuRNstudent09Maybe I would get in, but maybe not. You just never know. Also, I think it is best for me to get my LPN, so I can start working early next year. It would be around 3 years before I finished my RN if I got in for Spring of 2010. I would also have to bump my gpa up a little bit. I wish I could get into the accelerated program. Maybe EKU for my RN.If you have that many points why not go ahead and apply? I took micro and Physiology in the summer over a 4 week period!! you don't have to have micro finished until the 3rd semester.. so you could even that next summer if you needed to! With that amt of pts you would have no trouble getting in!
- 0Dec 30, '09 by Jen87I had a few questions about EKU's programs from anyone who has been accepted. I have a B.S that i will be completing in April. I want to either apply to the accelerated BSN program or the ADN program with hopes to eventually become a CRNA. I withdrew from an ADN program this past fall because a member of my family became terminally ill, was put on hospice and I was the only one who could be her caregiver becaus both my parents work. My nursing professors filled out forms for my withdrawl from the program stating that "I was an excellent addition to the program, my grades were great and they wish to se me return to the program." I know a withdrawl from a program looks bad, but do you think this situation will prevent me from being accepted from either program? Thanks!