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Can anyone tell me a little about Western nv nursing program ? Is it hard to get into ? How many programs are offered each year ? Any info will be helpful.... Read More
Dec 4, '10 by WanderingSagehenJust an update on WNC.... Only those with 18 or 19 points got in and one of the 18's was on the wait list. Do the math from the nursing department program and figure out for yourself how many points you have, don't listen to the advisors on everything as they are used to other programs where it is not so competitive to get in. I know of some who were accepted this year with 17 points (wait list persons) but have not heard any with lower points. If you can't get 17 points based off of GPA, Science GPA and all pre-reqs completed then don't get your hopes up for WNC right now. There is just too many people applying to slide in with 12 points as the previous years did.
The program is a lot of work and a huge time commitment. Even after getting in you might find it is not your cup of tea. So far I love it but that doesn't mean it hasn't been totally stressful and challenging and down right overwhelming at times. WNC has a great pass rate for the NCLEX so that is something you will want to look for when selecting a school. You also want to go to a school where the grads are considered competent upon graduation or you won't get a job too easily and that might account for some of these nursing grads not getting jobs in California. Some schools are properly accredited or if they are they don't have a good reputation. Ask the professional which grads they like to work with. You might find out some interesting things about your nursing program.