I live in Newark, currently I am studying for a professiona license required by the job. I will be done in the Summer, I wish to go into nursing program in September. But I heard there is naturally average 2 -year waiting list for nursing programs
? I am really worried.
I have a BA in other field already. I am thinking going to a community college ASD. Those acceralted programs requires full-time, and is not possible for me. Tuition is also a big issue, I cannot afford to go to private schools
like Seton Hall, Bloomfiled, nor public schools like Rutger. Also I worked during the day, so I cannot go to Essex County College either, they only have day program.
My question is: I mostly interested in Trinitas Hospital school of nursing. Anybody know any waiting list there at Union County College?
BTW, I need to take almost all the pre-rquisite courses, so if there is a waiting list, can I take these pre-requisites during waiting time? or do I have to wait to take these courses too?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Mar 7, '04
I just graduated from Trinitas this past January. Trinitas is a great school...it's a really hard program and we complained a lot while we were going through school, but in the end, while I was taking the NCLEX I was sitting there thinking "Wow, these questions are easy compared to the ones we had at school". They prepare you really well for the NCLEX.
As far as the pre-requisites, I recommend taking those first before you take the nursing classes. With NURE 130 and 131, you could possibly take some other classes with it, but once you get into 132 there's no way you can take any other classes. It's a LOT of work. Some people can do it, but I personally wouldn't recommend it. Also, try to do really well in your pre-reqs because Trinitas offers a scholarship for when you start 231. If your GPA is over a 3.0, your tuition for 231 and 232 will be paid plus they give you $500 for books from the bookstore (you can buy anything that has to do with nursing). I did hear that there is a waiting list to start, but I'm not sure how long the waiting list is, though...
Hope this helps a little bit. Good luck!
Last edit by chellevrn on Mar 7, '04