Any colleges near Las Vegas with a waiting list?

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    Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum. I live in Michigan but may be moving to Las Vegas next year. I'm currently taking my pre-req's at a community college in Michigan. Does anyone know if there are any colleges in Nevada (mainly near las vegas) that has a waiting list instead of the traditional scoring by GPA/Test scores to get into their program?

    Also does Las Vegas have a community college? What are my options of schools for my RN degree? I've searched and all I can find is UNLV.

    Thanks for any info you can give.
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    yes we have a community college its just called college of southern nevada now. there are a few options for rn: unlv, nevada state college, and torro. there might be more but there is a start for you!
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    Quote from typhanie78
    Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum. I live in Michigan but may be moving to Las Vegas next year. I'm currently taking my pre-req's at a community college in Michigan. Does anyone know if there are any colleges in Nevada (mainly near las vegas) that has a waiting list instead of the traditional scoring by GPA/Test scores to get into their program?

    Also does Las Vegas have a community college? What are my options of schools for my RN degree? I've searched and all I can find is UNLV.

    Thanks for any info you can give.

    lots of brand new ones popped up

    on the top of my head...i can think of

    1) college of southern nevada (community college)
    2) unlv
    3) nevada state college
    4) touro
    5) apollo college
    6) university of southern nevada

    unlv goes by waiting list....rather, matriculation date....the moment u sign up for their program, that will determine ur spot on when u will get in.....

    most schools, like nevada state or apollo, go by gpa and exam scores....
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    another one is national college or university in henderson.

    Only UNLV and CSN has full approval from nursing board.

    others are on provisional approval, and they can loose that too in future.
    secondaly other colleges are so expensive.
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    pinkprincessRN who told you that UNLV goes by a waiting list? According to their website http://nursing.unlv.edu/prosp_admiss...ml#pre-nursing

    they go by gpa as well as the NET scores.
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    Quote from typhanie78
    pinkprincessRN who told you that UNLV goes by a waiting list? According to their website http://nursing.unlv.edu/prosp_admiss...ml#pre-nursing

    they go by gpa as well as the NET scores.
    i used to go to unlv until 2005..and thats how it was back then

    matriculation date...

    minimum of 3.0 gpa

    and they never asked to do NET tests

    maybe things have changed ever since i left.

    i was supposed to start nursing school there but had to "give up my spot" because i couldnt pass the darn anatomy class with a B
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    LOL, the people who suggested CSN as a community college must not go there! It's now an actual college it wasn't just a name change. It's a college simply because it is able to offer Bachelor's Degree programs, community college's can't do that. Just an FYI
    But it's reputably been a hard school to get into either way, and they don't have a waiting list, it is strictly based on GPA, NLN scores and other factors that give you points. Apparently Apollo has an immediate entry program for an Associate's RN and not many requirements, they also finish a lot sooner than the other schools, which is a definite plus. I've seen some graduates from Apollo post here stating their satisfaction with the school, so that might be an option.
    Also, University of Southern Nevada is a school that I don't believe was mentioned.
    Good luck!
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    Quote from DesertRain
    LOL, the people who suggested CSN as a community college must not go there! It's now an actual college it wasn't just a name change. It's a college simply because it is able to offer Bachelor's Degree programs, community college's can't do that. Just an FYI
    But it's reputably been a hard school to get into either way, and they don't have a waiting list, it is strictly based on GPA, NLN scores and other factors that give you points. Apparently Apollo has an immediate entry program for an Associate's RN and not many requirements, they also finish a lot sooner than the other schools, which is a definite plus. I've seen some graduates from Apollo post here stating their satisfaction with the school, so that might be an option.
    Also, University of Southern Nevada is a school that I don't believe was mentioned.
    Good luck!
    i would first hand know about apollo coz i graduated there...lol

    it was definitely easy to get into, but now they r making it harder...due to hundreds of people trying to get in...

    so they take in consideration of the gpa and an entrance exam as well.

    they r always doing little seminars about the school so definitely contact them if you are interested

    it is a small school, but i think it was better for me overall....coming from unlv...and a few months at nsc...
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    Quote from DesertRain
    LOL, the people who suggested CSN as a community college must not go there! It's now an actual college it wasn't just a name change. It's a college simply because it is able to offer Bachelor's Degree programs, community college's can't do that. Just an FYI
    But it's reputably been a hard school to get into either way, and they don't have a waiting list, it is strictly based on GPA, NLN scores and other factors that give you points. Apparently Apollo has an immediate entry program for an Associate's RN and not many requirements, they also finish a lot sooner than the other schools, which is a definite plus. I've seen some graduates from Apollo post here stating their satisfaction with the school, so that might be an option.
    Also, University of Southern Nevada is a school that I don't believe was mentioned.
    Good luck!
    oh...and i knew that csn does offer bachelors...i just wrote community college bcoz that was its former name...

    i shouldve wrote the word "formerly"

    if i remember correctly...csn gives u a point or so if you worked as a cna before too

    thank God for apollo coz i would have never met the criteria to get in school there
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    Hello everyone,
    A nursing program to consider is University of Southern Nevada. I am a student there now and am graduating in March 2009. It is a private university and is therefore more expensive, however, it is an 18 month bachelor's program. If you have plans of continuing on to get your masters then USN would be a great option. I know someone going to Apollo and they like it there, however it is an ADN program and is 22 months long. USN was just accredited this year by the NLN, so admissions for the next class (deadline for applying is August 1st) is more competitive, however if you meet the minimum requirements and demonstrate a passion for nursing in your interview, you should have no problem getting accepted. If anyone would like more information, feel free to PM me or reply to this post.
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