Waiting Lists for MD Nursing Program

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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.
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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.
    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
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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 .
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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..
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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?
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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
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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
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    Quote from housecat717
    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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