How long to get into school?

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    wellllll, I finished my application and will mail it off today. Im a bit discouraged already though as I have heard it is really tough to get into nursing school from some. Others I work with say it was easy and seems like they got right in. Whats the real deal? How long from when you applied til you got in?

    A girl I work with told me she is in a pre health studies course at the Nashua VocTech....that a girl there has been waiting for 2 years. Ack....Is two years the norm? How easy was it? I guess the Nashua VocTech is full for 2004 and they are filling for 2005. Im sure St. Joes is full but Im still applying anyway. Should I also apply in Manchester for the Tech college if Im applying for the Nashua campus or is that not necessary?

    My story is that Ive been out of highschool for 17 years, raising a family. My mom was diagnosed with breastcancer in 2002 and I decided that I want to become a nurse once my children were all in school. My littlest one will be in first grade come fall so Ive started the journey.

    Any one?
    Thanks...
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    Most of the colleges are full for 2004. I was accepted into the Nashua Tech this year for their 2004 nursing program, but decided not to attend there, but Rivier instead. They only had 16 spots available at first, and 1 week after I got a rejection letter, I got a phone call saying they had approval for 16 more spots, but these would have to be evening students. Since I already had my acceptance for Rivier also, it took me a while to decide (especially the difference in tuition!), but ultimately I got a nice scholarship from Rivier and really wanted a day program, which they offered me.

    But to answer your question, most of the colleges, especially the community tech's, don't have waiting lists. You need to re-apply each year, though the Nashua tech (which is a sister school with Claremont) said they would put me on the waiting list for their Keene program, which is just getting off the ground. I've been attending NHTI in Concord for over 2 years, and applied twice. They are very hard to get into, and want ALL of your pre-requisite courses done before you apply. Pretty stingy.

    It's amazing that all of tech college, even though related, have different requirements for admission. My NLN scores were not high enough to get into Manchester this year, but NHTI, Nashua and Rivier thought they were fine. Go figure.

    It's frustrating, but my advice, having gone through it several times, is to apply EVERYWHERE. I also decided if I didn't get into a program this year, I would apply to LPN programs and even go to the Red Cross to get my CNA. I also was going to apply to the Surgical Technician program in Concord, but ultimately didn't because I did get my acceptances.

    Good luck to you! Don't give up!
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    Thanks for that info Whitney!! So from the sounds of it there *is* a good wait to get into the tech schools. But... i work at an assisted living facility and many of the nurses had gone to St. Joe's...a couple are very recent grads...(one also went to Riviere and one is working on her RN at Riv). All of the nurses who went to St. Josephs tell me it was a piece of cake getting into the program there. They apply and get it....so that is different then from the tech schools, I guess?

    So then...the tech schools..those that are all related...if you apply in Manchester, does that make you eligible in Nashua or vice versa? Or you apply to those seperately?

    :-)
    Thanks so much :-) Congratulations to you!!







    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    Most of the colleges are full for 2004. I was accepted into the Nashua Tech this year for their 2004 nursing program, but decided not to attend there, but Rivier instead. They only had 16 spots available at first, and 1 week after I got a rejection letter, I got a phone call saying they had approval for 16 more spots, but these would have to be evening students. Since I already had my acceptance for Rivier also, it took me a while to decide (especially the difference in tuition!), but ultimately I got a nice scholarship from Rivier and really wanted a day program, which they offered me.

    But to answer your question, most of the colleges, especially the community tech's, don't have waiting lists. You need to re-apply each year, though the Nashua tech (which is a sister school with Claremont) said they would put me on the waiting list for their Keene program, which is just getting off the ground. I've been attending NHTI in Concord for over 2 years, and applied twice. They are very hard to get into, and want ALL of your pre-requisite courses done before you apply. Pretty stingy.

    It's amazing that all of tech college, even though related, have different requirements for admission. My NLN scores were not high enough to get into Manchester this year, but NHTI, Nashua and Rivier thought they were fine. Go figure.

    It's frustrating, but my advice, having gone through it several times, is to apply EVERYWHERE. I also decided if I didn't get into a program this year, I would apply to LPN programs and even go to the Red Cross to get my CNA. I also was going to apply to the Surgical Technician program in Concord, but ultimately didn't because I did get my acceptances.

    Good luck to you! Don't give up!
    Last edit by Bruucebuff on Apr 17, '04
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    You have to apply to each of them separately. They all use the same looking application form, but you just have to fill out one for each campus (checking off on the front which campus you're applying to), and send in a $10 app fee for each (or maybe it was $25 each?? I can't remember!). I say apply to all that you are willing to drive to. Unfortunately I'm an hour from Concord, Manchester, Claremont and Nashua, so I just applied to all of them. I thought being in the General Studies program in Concord with a 3.85 GPA would give me a good "in" for the nursing program, but nope!

    As far as I know, and you should check with the schools you apply to, they don't keep any "formal" waiting list. I was told by all that I applied to last year that I had to reapply this year, so I did.

    I've heard St. Joe's is a great program also. Good luck to you!
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    Quote from Bruucebuff
    wellllll, I finished my application and will mail it off today. Im a bit discouraged already though as I have heard it is really tough to get into nursing school from some. Others I work with say it was easy and seems like they got right in. Whats the real deal? How long from when you applied til you got in?

    A girl I work with told me she is in a pre health studies course at the Nashua VocTech....that a girl there has been waiting for 2 years. Ack....Is two years the norm? How easy was it? I guess the Nashua VocTech is full for 2004 and they are filling for 2005. Im sure St. Joes is full but Im still applying anyway. Should I also apply in Manchester for the Tech college if Im applying for the Nashua campus or is that not necessary?

    My story is that Ive been out of highschool for 17 years, raising a family. My mom was diagnosed with breastcancer in 2002 and I decided that I want to become a nurse once my children were all in school. My littlest one will be in first grade come fall so Ive started the journey.

    Any one?
    Thanks...
    I am at NHTI in Concord and I applied in deceber of 2002 and found out April of 2003 that I was in for the school year 2004. Anyone that applied this past Spring got in for the 2005 semester and if you apply now I am sure it will be for the 2006 (fall) semester. I got in right away but a lot of people did not get in. I was 1 of 16 people to be accepted the eyar I applied. (there were over 150 applicants) and this year I hear out of over 200 applicants only 24 were accepted. It is tough but apply to more than one school. ST. Anslems in Manchester, NHTI's all over Nh and St. Joes and other places in NH that have it. Even dartmouth. I would have loved to be at Dartmouth but it is too far away fro me to drive to classes and I have a family to tend to so taht woudl not have worked for me. Do not apply to juts one school if you feel that it may be hard for you to get in somewhere. Good luck!
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    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    But to answer your question, most of the colleges, especially the community tech's, don't have waiting lists.
    I can tell you for a fact that NHTI in concord has a waiting list. I know many students that told me this past weeak that they were wait-listed. They may have to reapply every year BUT they are placed on a wait list in case people drop out of the program and the wait listed people could take the place.
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    [QUOTE=wannaBEanRN]
    I've been attending NHTI in Concord for over 2 years, and applied twice. They are very hard to get into, and want ALL of your pre-requisite courses done before you apply. Pretty stingy.

    QUOTE] I did not have all my pre-reqs done when I got accepted to the 2004 Nursing program at NHTI-Concord. It is tough to get in but you do not always have to have all the pre-reqs done. I still have a bunch to finish up and I start my clinicals this fall. It will be tougher on em to try to get those done while also in cliniclas but my point is taht not everyone that gets accepted were required to have them done. I do have to say taht all the classes I took (about 4) when I applied, I had all A's in. I had a 4.0 GPA when I got accpeted.


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