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.
Apr 17, '04
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!!
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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!
Last edit by Bruucebuff on Apr 17, '04