Quote from Cari001
Thanks Dinah. I'm going to attend an information session next month so hopefully that'll help. I only have a 3.3 gpa but the advisor made it seem like I have good chances. I also have a B.A degree. I don't need to work during the program... but since I have pre-reqs etc. completed, I may only be nursing classes for a little over a year? Does that sound right? Thanks again for your response.
DO NOT worry about your GPA- St Kate's has a an open enrollment policy- what does this mean?
It means on a day ( usually in October) they have application day- you stand in line and if you have a spot in line before the cutoff ( around 90 I think )with all of your completed paperwork, app, and transcripts in hand you have a spot in the program
Once in there, it's up to the student to keep their grades up and not get kicked out- th eprogram is HARD- my cohort started out with 90 people, and of those 90, only 50 or so made it straight through without failing and having to re-take classes
If you fail a course ( and failing is anything below a 78% average of your test scores) you can retake it, but your name goes on a waiting list to retake the class- this is bad bad bad, because you could potentially be on the list for a year just to pick up where you left off- suddenly a two year program turns into a three or four year program
You can fail classes two times total (two total, not two times for each course) before you are permanently kicked out
so in short, make sure to pass all of your classes the first time around,
To my knowledge this is the way they do it still, but you will know more once you go to the session.
Your nursing classes will take two years , four semesters- unfortunately there is no way to speed this up due to constraints of faculty availability and clinical site availability- each class is only available once a semester, and the semester is split into two classes, each lasting seven weeks
There are 8 nursing classes- does this make sense?
You can start in Day, which only starts every September, or night, which only starts every January
So, say you are starting the program in Winter semester- this is what your schedule looks like
February- mid march= Nursing 1000
End march- mid may= Nursing
September- mid october= Nursing 2100
End October- mid December= Nursing 2200
February- mid march= Nursing 2400
End march- mid may= Nursing 2450
The last semester is two, semester long courses that you take concurrently
September-December= Nursing 2800 & 2810
Feel free to ask more questions, I enjoy mentoring people in regards to St Kate's program!