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- Aug 19, '05 by housecat717Quote from LadyKLibraI'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.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.
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!
- Aug 21, '05 by surginurseVilla Julie College, and Notre Dame both have evening programs, and accept transfer of credit.
- Sep 26, '05 by MysisterHi, 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.
- Sep 26, '05 by PennyLaneQuote from LadyKLibraI graduated from UMB last year. There was a wide range of ages from 19-50s. I was 28 when I started and the younger students (19-21) were definitely in the minority. There were lots of students in their 30s and also in their 40s. Wide range of backgrounds, too, from ex-military, stay-at-home moms, and the business world.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?
- Nov 10, '05 by BernadetteRNBSNhello, i am a graduate of UMB (university of maryland at baltimore) not UMBC. Anyway I absolutely loved going to nursing school there. If you can hold out and try to get into UMB. It is well worth it. Well maybe not the research class, but everything else is great. UMB made me very proud to be a nurse today. any questions about the program, email me. b-
- Nov 10, '05 by MysisterWhy didn't you like the research class?