Quote from Big_Al
My mistake on the 4 threads. My comp wouldn't submit it so I clicked it a few too many times. I should've known better.
So is nursing school difficult to get into? I've talked to a few people and they said most schools have waiting lists. They also said that it's tough to get through. I'm concerned because I've never been to college so I don't know what to expect.
If you want to get accepted into a typical RN program, first you will need to take prerequisite classes such as algebra, chemistry, microbiology, and anatomy & physiology. If your grade point average on these prerequisite classes is above 3.5, then you have a decent chance of being accepted into an ADN (associate degree in nursing) program. If your grade point average is lower than 3.5, you will encounter difficulties in gaining acceptance into most nursing programs
. Also, you were right when you said that nursing programs are hard to get into due to long waiting lists.
What I did (which may or may not appeal to you) is complete a 1-year LVN program. If you have your LVN license, then all you need is one additional year at the community college in order to complete your RN. They are called LPN-to-RN bridge programs. Once you have your LPN, you take an additional 30 units to become an RN. Basically, you get to bypass the first year of RN school and attend the second year. Then you are eligible to take the state boards that allow you to work as an RN.
Good luck to you!