I am looking at nursing programs in the Lansing area and I'm contemplating getting my ADN at LCC and then doing an RN-to-BSN bridge program through MSU or UM.
Anyone here have success at getting into the LCC ADN program the first time applying? I figured I'd apply to all the programs in the area, but I'm really hoping to get into LCC due to the outstanding reputation of the program (not to mention, the excellent tuition rate)
I've gone to the pre-nursing advising seminar and I've got an appointment set for March 16th with the Nursing Advisor to go over my transcripts, since I already have an Associate in Microbiology from another school.
Just wanted to hear if anyone has had luck getting in right away. I'm going to miss this year's deadline to apply, so I won't be applying until March 2013 for the Fall 2013 program.
In the mean time, I'm going to work on courses that will apply to the BSN. I've got to re-take a few of the pre-requisites because it's been over 18 years since I went to college. My current cummulative GPA is 3.75.
Is it better to do the RN-to-BSN route? Or should I concentrate on getting directly into a BSN program? Your thoughts?
Mar 1, '12
I got in the first time, but i know they have changed the point system quite a bit since then. Good luck!
Mar 1, '12
Good to know. I just went to the pre-nursing advising seminar and they gave us a break-down of the points sytem so we can get a rough idea of how many points we'll have before applying.
I stayed after the seminar and talked to one of the nursing instructors who works on the selection process. She was able to tell me what the point cut-off was for 2011. Once they've finalized the 2012 candidates, I'll have a better idea of how many points I'll need.
According to the 2011 numbers, I should have enough points based on my GPA & residency status alone. If I complete the co-reqs before applying, I'll get 46 additional bonus points. I'm hoping this will be more than enough to get into the program!
I'm going to apply to other programs in the area, too. But I really want to get into LCC's program since they have the best reputation in the area.
Jun 17, '13
I also got in first time applying but that was 3 years ago and the point system has changed so much that I don't think I would be able to get in now. Good thing I graduated! Good Luck to you and I hope you got into a program that was right for you!
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