Just because it's hard to get into and there are not many slots open does not mean one shouldn't apply... That's not a unique situation; hundreds of students are turned away from every nursing program
in the area each year. If nursing is what one wants to do then go for it! Wayne is a FANTASTIC school. I know I'm probably going to be flamed here but it SHOULD be hard to get into a program. Nurses hold people's lives in their hands. I am graduating in two weeks and I have LOVED every second during the program at WSU.
In fact I loved my experience there so much I applied and was accepted into a graduate program starting this summer. I chose Wayne even though the tuition is higher than other institutions because I know the high caliber of education I will receive from the school. There's a huge look of respect I get from people when I tell them I attend Wayne State's College of Nursing and I thrive on that. Their nursing program is highly regarded not only in the state but is nationally known as well. There are several of us who already have full time jobs before we graduate and others have been getting interviews like crazy. Apparently employers
like WSU and our students too
There have been AMAZING instructors, one or two who aren't my favorites but are ok (and you're going to have that wherever you attend school. Can't win the jackpot with them all).
I did the traditional option so I had summers off and had fewer classes a semester and more time to work. I'm not going to lie the second degree option is tough. You will pretty much live nursing and won't really have that much time to work. If you're focused for those 4 semesters you will be so thrilled at all you've learned and accomplished in that short of a time. What I really like about Wayne is it really is a diverse institution. The student body has a lot of diversity. My class was about 40% males which I appreciated and the diversity of ages, cultures, and ethnicities is unparalleled. I loved attending class in the city and has a very different feel than other institutions.
I don't think you could go wrong with attending Wayne. The new SIM labs and and the new SIM man dummies are great I wish we had the awesome new ones the whole time I was there instead of only the last year. If you have any questions just ask (though I admit to being openly biased in thinking that Wayne is great
) Have you visited the college for yourself?