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    I currently am in Chem but am thinking of dropping and switching to Physio. All I need for this one college is to complete Physio and I can get in to the Nursing program. But I will continue in Chem if it is needed for the NCLEX. Does anyone know?

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    It's interesting to get all this input because initially I was under the impression that it does not matter and it's a personal choice to go for a Bachelors and to specialize, however more and more people I run into in the industry or students whose mothers are BSN are telling them that to be hire-able one needs to be a BSN. I know it also depends on the hospital, but if 8 BNS were apply an 2 ADN's were applying for the same position all just graduated with 2 years experience, they would choose by grade. Right? Because being in L.A. I think the competition with lots of BNS and ADN will be the norm - I'm just trying to find a way to set myself apart and be hirable (especially since I am older).

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    Does anyone know if it makes a difference when you apply. Are BSN's hired over an ADN?

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    What is the test comprised of? Is there a place where I can see some sample questions. And how soon can one take the test after graduating.

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    I'm hearing that one should get the BSN to get paid more, and others tell me that is not true. Clearly you need your BSN if you want to further your career and specialize, but maybe status comes into play for some people. But 50% of the people tell me the pay is the same, and 50% of the people tell me that BSN's get paid 50% more - who do you believe?

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    Does anyone know if the NCLEX test has lots of math and chemistry. I am applying to a school that does not need chemistry. The two classes I have left before transferring is Chemistry and Physio, but I think I can go straight to physio without Chemistry.

    However if the TEAS and NCLEX have chemistry and math, I will start from the beginning and strengthen up the algebra, take chem and physio.

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    oh one question - do they choose by GPA or just first come first serve?

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    Honestly I am so burnt out from the classes because I did not have bio 1st. I had to put in that much more time trying to understand my classes. Can you believe I started with Micro first, then Anatomy and Physio because the counselors said start with what ever fits into your schedule. And I just completed physio in 5 weeks. Man what a challenge. I could use the rest if I don't have to take chem.

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    I'm ready to apply if they don't need chemistry. So I am in chemistry now. Congratulations on starting the program. So you applied last spring?

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    I just spoke to someone at El Camino today and they told me its a two year wait, however the nursing counselors do not share that with you. It's really confusing. I think they get paid per applicant so they just recruit. I hear some lots of people were accepted and suppose to start in Spring and then they were contacted and said the dept made a mistake and instead they were placed on a priority waiting list.

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    I just talked to El Camino today, and they said the wait list is 2 years. Last month they told me the wait was one or two semesters. And I know that in December all the people that were accepted were called and told the Dept made a mistake but now have priority on the waiting list. I think they suddenly got bombarded with applicants and there is a wait list now. More applicants than seats possibly.

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    Dienne
    How long was it before from the time you applied to the time you got accepted. I am hoping to go there but I hear the wait list is 2 years.

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    I know I'm jumping in on a conversation, however I called County and the gal said they take in, I think if I recall correctly 75is students from about 400 applications. So I think your high grades is what got you in the door. That consultant said that if the next set of applicants have higher points they will go first leaving me on the list till whenever. So points, which is mostly GPA does count a lot I believe.

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    Thanks for the words of encouragement. I am applying nonetheless and taking the tests each school requires for entrance. That will at least let me know if I am up to their requirements. I do have a BS in Sociology so some of those classes credits will be useable, like the stats you mentioned and lots of math as I also have an AA in Accounting. ECC the other college I was also applying to NOW as of this week posted on their website that there is a 1 to 3 semester wait. I just saw a counselor 10 days ago and she said there is no wait list. Hum - things change.

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    I just check with County, and they take about 60 to 120 students and they have 400 applicants. You could be on the waiting list for ever because they keep taking the top points. This is what the person on the phone said. I guess that's out for me.


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