Which school should I go to? Questions? - page 3
i have a general associate's degree because i wasn't sure what i wanted to do. i've thought about nursing since entering college in 2007. the part that holds me back is the wait list and how... Read More
Mar 21, '12 by rystleQuote from SopranoKrisLooks like I need to become a patient care technician and volunteer, then get a 3.75 gpa or higher. Is there an admission's test? I can't do anything about not being a resident, I live in Oakland County.I just went to the pre-nursing seminar about 4 weeks ago. The point cut off for 2011 was 81 points out of 90. However, they just revised the points system so it's now a much higher scale. I believe the maximum possible score is 180 points. They haven't released the 2012 cut off number yet.
Here's a link to the file that explains the points system (it's on page 10 for the regular 2-year program):
Mar 22, '12 by SopranoKris, BSN, RNQuote from rystleNon-district residents get 5 points instead of 10 for being a MI resident. No admissions testing required. While they don't require you to have all the co-reqs completed before applying (e.g. Micro, Pharmacology, etc.), you get 46 bonus points for having them completed. Plus, you only have to take nursing classes once you're in, so it's easier to focus on your clinicals. And since it's so competitive to get in, you really don't stand a chance of getting enough points unless you've got them all completed. At the pre-nursing seminar, they highly emphasized that your GPA needs to be 3.5 or higher just to be competitive with your points.Looks like I need to become a patient care technician and volunteer, then get a 3.75 gpa or higher. Is there an admission's test? I can't do anything about not being a resident, I live in Oakland County.
The good news is the GPA is calculated based solely on your pre-reqs & co-reqs. So, as long as you're acing those classes, your application GPA could be different from your cummulative GPA.