Hi Everyone. I was wondering if anyone can give me any information about what nursing schools
to apply to. I will be finished with all of my pre-reqs next semester and will start applying in Feb. Does anyone know anything about William Carey's program in New Orleans? I was looking at Our Lady of Holy Cross, Nicholls St, and Southern University. I am currently enrolled at Delgado but I didn't want to wait until next Jan to get into their school. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
Jan 6, '09
I believe ap1 is now a requirement to apply. I personally believe you should take it to increase your chances of admission, because a grade here is indicative if you can do well in harder sciences, and it will help you determine if this is career path for you... a lot bit of people change their mind post ap1, and more post ap2. Ap2 is a real kicker for a lot of people. The TEAS is required to apply and the just raised the minimum score from a 64.something to a 70, I do believe. Check that.
I wouldn't aim that low anyway... it doesn't make you competitive.
LSU does accept the AP credits for the BSN transition, however you're correct.. not midstream... as in start Charity then up and decide you want to do LSU prior to finishing the ADN.
For Charity... its highly recommended that you finish all related courses prior to beginning nursing classes.. basics & pharm. Taking ap2 with pharm seems mad.
A professor of biology & AP at DCC, is a great person to consult with in regards to allied health programs. I had him for ap2 and he was fantastic. He really helped me and was honest with my questions. He really is a "no b.s." person... very straight up.
Personally, I just don't see the point in me needing a BSN straight out of school. I know I'm going to be working bedside.. how are "theories" and "nurse management" going to help? **not trying to pick a fight!!!!!** but to me.. it seems more logical [for me] to get my ADN... begin working.. then transition over to a BSN while I am working. I've inspected all the local RN BSN transitions and it only takes about 3 semesters... Holy Cross is fully online!
And on that note... online is great & convenient to help me get the BSN in case I want to take my nursing career further... however, how is an online degree going to help with beside nursing.....? There's no hands on there... just food for thought...
I love the hands on approach to Charity and their emphasis on clinicals and being in the hospital and experiencing it fully. I want to feel confident and able to make logical and skilled decisions as a graduate nurse, and I fully believe Charity will provide me with that.
I think people considering schools should really physically go investigate the school, don't just go off the website.
Last edit by sirI on Jan 6, '09
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