A little update on my previous conundrum between choosing to stay at Wayne State University or transfer to Schoolcraft: I've decided to go ahead with my transfer. I talked to academic counseling at Schoolcraft and they let me know that the waitlist is in fact currently about 4-5 years but that I'll probably be in the program in 2-3 years, which is on par with the rest of the schools in driving distance.
I really like the way that Schoolcraft treated the admissions and enrollment process better than Wayne State, as well. The counselor I talked to did some creative transferring of the classes I took at WSU and now all I have to take is A&P and the TEAS before I can apply to the nursing program. I'm feeling good about the choice I made.
Take the first half of AP and schedule your TEAS date immediately (the test dates fill up quickly). I started back to school in May of 2009, applied to Schoolcraft's ADN program in December of 2009 and got my letter a week later welcoming me to the Fall Class for 2013. Last year, I received a letter indicating that I had been bumped up to the fall of 2012, so I start in September!
In the meantime, I have been taking classes at my leisure that will count toward an eventual BSN/MSN bridge program I am shooting for after I get my license. I too have a full time 9-5 job (completely unrelated to anything in the healthcare field) and am a single parent to a preschooler, so I had to base my school choices accordingly. This fall and the 18 months to follow are going to be rough, but I felt that Schoolcraft has a long standing, well respected program, its affordable, and the wait list was not so much an issue as I finished all my prerequisites and some BSN classes (Micro, BioChem, additional Psych) while I waited.
I'm about to start Nursing 102 (Infomatics) in a week and will be taking Pharmacology starting in May. It seemed like a long time to wait in the beginning, but time flew by! I will be taking Fundamentals of Nursing in September all on its own, without the stress of any additional classes!
Congrats and good luck with your decision!
Last edit by Dharma21 on Jan 9, '12