I'm a junior in high school, I want to go to Great bay community college and get into their nursing program. I was wondering what the requirements there is for getting into that school and what steps I must take to get in. is there any classes I should take in high school to prepare myself and make my chances of getting in higher? I am currently in a Health science class (Getting a good grade too) in another school for people who want to get into the health field such as nursing. Will this help me in the long run? Thanks
Dec 6, '10
Quote from Contractor2RN010
Keep on with the health science classes, they certainly won't hurt you. I'd suggest taking all the science and math you can handle. You'll have to take the PAX-NLN test. GBCC offers workshops occasionally with test taking tips for this exam, I'd suggest taking one. Most of my classmates rank in the 90th percentile or better with the occasional low math or science score. You're gonna hate hearing this, but... Realistically, you might consider taking A+P I in the accelerated summer semester, followed by A+P II in the fall to get the 20 bonus points for having completed these classes when you apply in the spring. I'd knock out all the electives and science classes you can before you enter the nursing program. It's intense, and I wouldn't want to take more than one class while taking a 9 credit nursing class. The classes are by no means impossible, and the faculty want to see the students succeed. IMHO it's really a three year class, because most of us complete the science classes before applying. I actually don't believe anyone was accepted this year who had not previously completed A+P. Good luck with this, faculty and students here are very approachable, and there are many at the college willing to answer your questions.
Where would I take A&P 1 in the summer? At my school? If so My school doesn't have classes in the summer or summer school. I might be able to take A&P 1 next semester then take it my first semester Senior year? would that be fine or would I miss the deadline? Another thing sorry for bothering you. When and were would I take the NLN test
Last edit by JulielovesCody on Dec 6, '10