I graduated in May 2008 (in California) with a B.S. degree in Biology. I moved to New Mexico after. I just decided that I want to follow my "dream" of becoming a nurse. I will start taking my pre-requisites in Spring 2009. In order to get into University of New Mexico and New Mexico State all that is needed is 3 classes: I will be taking A&P I and II and Microbiology before applying.
I was told by someone at UNM that acceptance into the accelerated program 30% is based on science pre-req GPA, 30% is GPA of everything else, 10% for being a NM resident and 30% for the essay. I'm pretty sure I will be fine with everything as long and I do well in my pre-reqs. However, I heard of someone who didn't get accepted with a 3.4 pre-req GPA, 3.6 overall GPA and NM resident. I don't know how they did on their essay though. So I'm wondering...Is there anyone on here who got accepted into the accelerated BSN program either at UNM or NMSU? If so, what were your statistcs? I know that volunteering obviously increases your chances of getting in, but what else does?