Hey guys, been browsing this forum for a while, just signed up recently to leave some feedback. I had a few questions if you have the time! I am currently obtaining a BS in biology from WSU. I am halfway through the program(expecting to walk Dec 2010). I have been wanting to get into nursing for awhile but dont believe I can get into a nursing program without a wait. My plan was to finish up my BS in BIO and apply for the accelerated program at any of the schools
in michigan. Would this plan be more beneficial in the long run as opposed to trying to get into EMU or any other nursing school
right now? I have looked at PA, but believe I would like to take the path in Nursing. It seems that the amount of time spent in school would remain the same, if not longer in the nursing program. Also, would I be getting into thin ice with a GPA of 3.1 trying to get into an accelerated program, or PA, if I eventually decide to? I still have a bit of time to get my GPA up, but my first year of classes hit my GPA hard and I have been recovering ever since.
May 9, '09
I go to Wayne State and am in the nursing program. They do not admit 100 students a year per program. Fall 2008 they admitted 48 into the traditional and 48 into the CD2 program NOT 100 or more per program.
The accelerated program is competitive-- the lowest GPA admitted in fall 2008 for CD2 was high it was more competitive to enter the second degree program than the traditional program. You also do not have automatic admission if you meet the minimum requirements-- the website and a counselor will tell you this.
GPA is calculated based on your prereqs only-- they won't take other classes into consideration. They're doing new items as well for the CD2 program including reviewing videotaped interviews.
WSU offers early admission to CD2 students who have a minimum 3.5
gpa (not 2.5), all prereqs taken at WSU, and no repeats.
Please attend an info session; if you finish your degree december of '10 the earliest you will be able to start would be fall 2011 for a CD2 program. That gives you plenty of time to retake some of your prereq classes if those are the ones dragging your GPA down (though it might be to your advantage to not repeat; a counselor would be able to help you determine this). Please go to an info session and talk to an adviser; it's true WSU gives preference to their own students, but I know many people who took many (not all) of their prereq classes at WSU with 3.5/3.6s and did not get in the program. I am not sure how strictly they stick to those "groupings" either; I seriously doubt they would take someone with all Bs and Cs at WSU over someone with all As at WSU/a community college even if that's what the priority system says.
I'm not trying to be Debbie Downer, but I want you to realize it is competitive and there are many smart, talented, and qualified students who are not offered positions in the program each year. God is love made it sound like it's easy to get in the program, and it's not. It's not easy to get into ANY nursing program. I'm just trying to be realistic here-- talk to someone in the CON at an info session. If you have any questions I can answer I'd be happy to if I can. Despite my post I swear I really am friendly and helpful
Last edit by WayneStateKatie on May 9, '09