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Waiting Lists for MD Nursing Program

  1. 0 I'm currently in MI and hating it like crazy. MI nursing programs are very sparse here, and there are not many at all. I would like to move back to MD, and I was wondering if there were long waiting lists at many of the community colleges and other universities. I have a general degree in science, and I've taken alot of the pre-reqs that I may need, but time is of the essence. I'm looking at the big 5-0 later this year and feel that perhaps I'm too old to get into nursing. My GPA is 3.77, but I still feel that if I don't get into nursing soon, it might be too late.
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    From 'Out Where The Buses Don't Run'; Joined May '05; Posts: 24; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  JessVanDyke profile page
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    I'm currently in MI and hating it like crazy. MI nursing programs are very sparse here, and there are not many at all. I would like to move back to MD, and I was wondering if there were long waiting lists at many of the community colleges and other universities. I have a general degree in science, and I've taken alot of the pre-reqs that I may need, but time is of the essence. I'm looking at the big 5-0 later this year and feel that perhaps I'm too old to get into nursing. My GPA is 3.77, but I still feel that if I don't get into nursing soon, it might be too late.
    I applied last fall to Montgomery College's nursing program, but have been put on a waiting list. With your GPA you have a pretty good chance of getting in. The lowest GPA accepted was a 3.71. Of course A's in your science courses are a huge plus.

    Hope this helps.

    Jessica
  4. Visit  BoonersmomRN profile page
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    The Community College of Baltimore County ( Catonsville/Essex) does not have a waiting list BUT it's also highly competitive. If you don't get in you have to reapply the next time around. However, I have heard that you lose points for not having taken any or the bulk of your classes there. Your GPA really good and if I were you I'd try UMAB .
  5. Visit  nurseabc123 profile page
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    Quote from LadyKLibra
    I'm currently in MI and hating it like crazy. MI nursing programs are very sparse here, and there are not many at all. I would like to move back to MD, and I was wondering if there were long waiting lists at many of the community colleges and other universities. I have a general degree in science, and I've taken alot of the pre-reqs that I may need, but time is of the essence. I'm looking at the big 5-0 later this year and feel that perhaps I'm too old to get into nursing. My GPA is 3.77, but I still feel that if I don't get into nursing soon, it might be too late.

    Where have you applied in MI? I didn't wait..
  6. Visit  rhapsodyRN profile page
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    Quote from LadyKLibra
    I'm currently in MI and hating it like crazy. MI nursing programs are very sparse here, and there are not many at all. I would like to move back to MD, and I was wondering if there were long waiting lists at many of the community colleges and other universities. I have a general degree in science, and I've taken alot of the pre-reqs that I may need, but time is of the essence. I'm looking at the big 5-0 later this year and feel that perhaps I'm too old to get into nursing. My GPA is 3.77, but I still feel that if I don't get into nursing soon, it might be too late.
    Where exactly do you live? I can understand they're sparse if you're in a very rural area, but here's a list of the schools in Michigan that offer various types of nursing degrees:

    http://www.allnursingschools.com/fin...=Find+a+School

    I'd say there's quite a few. But again, if you're talking about living in the UP or somewhere in northern MI I could understand them being sparse.

    BTW..there are a couple schools in MI that do not have waiting lists because they accept on merit only (point scale). Lansing Community College is one. I know I've heard of at least one more (as far as CCs go).

    Good luck either way you go!!

    Daphne
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    Quote from BoonersMom
    The Community College of Baltimore County ( Catonsville/Essex) does not have a waiting list BUT it's also highly competitive. If you don't get in you have to reapply the next time around. However, I have heard that you lose points for not having taken any or the bulk of your classes there. Your GPA really good and if I were you I'd try UMAB .

    Thanks so much for the feedback. UMAB sounds great but at my age, I really wanted to go to a 2-year college. Glad you told me about CCBC - I have all of my pre-reqs from another college but I might try there anyway. How far along are you in their program?
  8. Visit  LadyKLibra profile page
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    Quote from MSU_nurse07
    Where have you applied in MI? I didn't wait..

    Henry Ford Community College, Macomb Community College and Wayne County Community College. Many of the other CC's were not conducive with my travel commute.
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    Quote from rhapsody_93
    Where exactly do you live? I can understand they're sparse if you're in a very rural area, but here's a list of the schools in Michigan that offer various types of nursing degrees:

    I'd say there's quite a few. But again, if you're talking about living in the UP or somewhere in northern MI I could understand them being sparse.
    Sorry Daphne....I should have stated that there are waiting lists primarily for the cc's that I am willing to commute to. I have child care concerns and really don't want to venture out too far from my area - I'm in SE MI and most of the schools that are conducive to my travel sector have waiting lists. I appreciate your response but it looks as if I'm leaning towards Md, as I hope to move there next year. Thanks
  10. Visit  housecat717 profile page
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    LadyKLibra

    There are several "four year colleges" in Maryland in which you can complete your BSN in 2 years if you have the pre-reqs. You transfer in as a junior. UMAB is one of these colleges.

    Being older is not a deficency, but rather an asset. I would recommend that you visit UMAB's web site and see how many of their prereqs you have. It's worth a look. Johns Hopkins also has a similar program. Here are the links:

    http://www.son.jhmi.edu/academics/ac...nal/ugwobs.asp

    http://nursing.umaryland.edu/admis/bachelor/index.htm
  11. Visit  LadyKLibra profile page
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    LadyKLibra

    There are several "four year colleges" in Maryland in which you can complete your BSN in 2 years if you have the pre-reqs. You transfer in as a junior. UMAB is one of these colleges.

    Being older is not a deficency, but rather an asset. I would recommend that you visit UMAB's web site and see how many of their prereqs you have. It's worth a look. Johns Hopkins also has a similar program. Here are the links:

    http://www.son.jhmi.edu/academics/ac...nal/ugwobs.asp

    http://nursing.umaryland.edu/admis/bachelor/index.htm
    Wow!! I looked at the pre-req list for Johns Hopkins and I have all of the pre-reqs except for Chemistry (ugh). Thanks so much for the encouragement and for the links. I really thought that my age might be a detriment for starting out in a nursing program.
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    Quote from LadyKLibra
    Wow!! I looked at the pre-req list for Johns Hopkins and I have all of the pre-reqs except for Chemistry (ugh). Thanks so much for the encouragement and for the links. I really thought that my age might be a detriment for starting out in a nursing program.
    I'm glad your found them useful. I am 44 and starting at Hopkins in two weeks. All of my prereqs were done at community colleges, so they definitely don't hold that against you.

    When I began to look at nursing schools, I felt the same way that you did, that two year colleges were my only option because I didn't want to be in school for another 4 years. I used the www.discovernursing.com site to look for schools and discovered many with a two year "transfer" programs, although not all in Maryland. Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia has a similar program.

    I would encourage you to visit all of the web sites for schools in the area you are interested in living and see what they have to offer.

    Also, these days it is almost easier to get into a "traditional" college because of the huge waiting lists and numbers of applicants to community colleges. Also be aware that community colleges may have strict resident requirements in that they give preference to state and even county residents over out-of-towners.

    Good luck with your search!
  13. Visit  surginurse profile page
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    Villa Julie College, and Notre Dame both have evening programs, and accept transfer of credit.
  14. Visit  Mysister profile page
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    Hi, I just got accepted into UMAB for Spring '06. They have a new program for people who already have a BS in any field - it's an accelerated program (I think 18 months, but not sure) that gets you an MSN. They no longer offer a BSN if you already have a BS.
    I'm 49 and don't have a BS, am transferring from community college. I have a 4.0. They get about 900 applicants for about 200 seats each semester. I think it's easier to get into the MSN program.
    Hope this helps.


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