Accepted into LaGuardia 2010

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    I just got accepted into LAGCC's RN program (A.S.)for spring 2010.

    My GPA 3.91 and got B+ in anatomy This years cut off for RN was 3.87 So yah a 3.82 was rejected and put on waiting list. (numbers may change a bit cuz I have to confirm with Nursing dept over the next few weeks -yes stuff happens to people)

    LPN usually is 3.5 ish I will confirm.

    Ya ya I know broschure and website says 2.75 minimum or something but you don't stand a chance if your GPA isn't at least 3.8 for RN and 3.5 for LPN. Why? there's like 500+ applicants for 60 slots every year.

    Tip: taking more than the required 4 classes means you build a safety cushion should you get like a B+ in one of the key classes.

    Tip: take 1 class at a time and get A in all 4 key classes and apply but then you'd be unprepared for the fast paced and hard nursing classes. but hey u do what you gotta do.

    Required preclinical classes: KEY 4 - can apply with these 4
    English 101 (key) Chemistry (key) Anatomy & Physilogy 1 (key) General Pyschology (key)

    Required not key but you can take to up gpa. (This saved my ass)

    Medical dosage, anatomy 2, english 102, urban sociology, developmental pyschology, microbiology

    School and professors are decent, has free tutoring but good advisors are few and there's a line for them. I once waited 2.5 hours to see a nursing advisor and as a "pre" nursing student you're low priority. once you get in you'll get tons of support but your best friend is the student handbook and nursing handbook read it and the fine print too so you know what you need to do. Dont just depend on advisors cuz they're overworked and understaffed and might forget to tell you something

    Well good luck. I hope this info helps people if they're trying to decide something or another. Feel free to post questions about LAGCC i'll try to answer em.

    Heck feel free to post if you go in here too and your GPA

    Ella
    Last edit by Ella Nori on Jan 14, '10 : Reason: error info
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    Quote from Ella Nori
    I just got accepted into LAGCC's RN program (A.S.)for spring 2010.

    My GPA 3.91 and got B+ in anatomy This years cut off for RN was 3.87 So yah a 3.82 was rejected and put on waiting list. (numbers may change a bit cuz I have to confirm with Nursing dept over the next few weeks -yes stuff happens to people)

    LPN usually is 3.5 ish I will confirm.

    Ya ya I know broschure and website says 2.75 minimum or something but you don't stand a chance if your GPA isn't at least 3.8 for RN and 3.5 for LPN. Why? there's like 500+ applicants for 60 slots every year.

    Tip: taking more than the required 4 classes means you build a safety cushion should you get like a B+ in one of the key classes.

    Tip: take 1 class at a time and get A in all 4 key classes and apply but then you'd be unprepared for the fast paced and hard nursing classes. but hey u do what you gotta do.

    Required preclinical classes: KEY 4 - can apply with these 4
    English 101 (key) Chemistry (key) Anatomy & Physilogy 1 (key) General Pyschology (key)

    Required not key but you can take to up gpa. (This saved my ass)

    Medical dosage, anatomy 2, english 102, urban sociology, developmental pyschology, microbiology

    School and professors are decent, has free tutoring but good advisors are few and there's a line for them. I once waited 2.5 hours to see a nursing advisor and as a "pre" nursing student you're low priority. once you get in you'll get tons of support but your best friend is the student handbook and nursing handbook read it and the fine print too so you know what you need to do. Dont just depend on advisors cuz they're overworked and understaffed and might forget to tell you something

    Well good luck. I hope this info helps people if they're trying to decide something or another. Feel free to post questions about LAGCC i'll try to answer em.

    Heck feel free to post if you go in here too and your GPA

    Ella

    Thanks for the information. Well... I"m not too sure about the LPN. I mean for last years cutt off its actually 2.5 but this year there's more applicants. THere are 120 seats and there's only one candidancy for LPN. I currently have a 3.475 b/c of anatomy. It brought my gpa down from a 3.71. What do you think my chances are? 2 years ago the cut off for lpn was 3.44. I'm just nervous and crossing my fingers to get into the program. If only I've gotten that B+ I would've gotten a 3.58gpa.

    Well let me know.. I know for LPN this year there's about 250 applicants and that about 70 of them do no qualify b/c of their gpa being below 2.5.
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    Hey Honest! Good luck...to think...this time next week we will know whether we're in or not! I'm soooo nervous. I actually do not feel very confident ... Seems to me we've applied with a very strong pool of applicants. Everyone knows what's needed to get in and everyone is smart and on top of their game. I wish they would've mailed acceptance / denial letters home to the applicants. I think I will pick up my letter and bring it home to open it with family...or better yet by myself. No matter what happens, I know I've worked very hard and I'm proud of myself for getting this far. I'm proud of you too! I know what you've been through :-0) Good luck next wednesday and let's keep in contact.
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    I know I feel the same. I am not so confident myself. I just wanted to know what the nursing department told you. Did they tell you that they might not have 120 seats and that it'll be 100 seats? Did they give you any info on the people GPA that applied to the program. I'm so nervous.. how did you do for anatomy 1?
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    hi honest...i don't have private messaging priveledges yet...i haven't posted enough quality responses to posts...:-(

    I was originally told there were 100 seats and that the extra 20 seats depended on the hiring of an additional staff member. After about a month or so...up until last week...I was told 120. I was also told that after ranking occurs...seats are lost to students accepted but who are not citizens or residents. The LPN secretary told me that. She said 6-7 seats open up for that reason every year. so if 265 applied (she told me 265 applied) minus 70 for incomplete prereqs and minus another 6-7 for citizenship reasons, the total amt of ppl we're up against is 219-220. I ended with a C in AP1 which killed my GPA. As soon as I got my grade I went to the nursing dept and the lpn secretary told me i still had a really good chance. she said lots of ppl apply with 2.5-2.7 thinking they'll get in bc the handbook says you needa 2.5 to get in. she also said some ppl don't even go to the nursing dept to find out how this process goes...they just apply and assume they'll get in bcthey have a 2.5...which we both know is not very smart. I was going to apply to another school as a back up but have put it on hold ... monroe accepts applications until late in the summer as long as you have your prereqs. If I do not get in, I will take micro in the fall then transfer toa 4 yr RN program...I already have a good amount of it done.What r ur plans if u don't get in? I'm preparing myself for the worst just so I won't fall into a deep depression if I do not get in. We've been working so hard that not getting in could ruin us! Either way, I WILL BE A NURSE.
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    As for now I really have no back up plan. I'm not even sure of my next steps. Since you mentioned about many of the students applying for the program is now 220... then we still have a chance. To think of if if you subtract those with 2.5-2.7 gpa out of the 220 I believe we have like 180 something to go against. I think many of them probably have a GPA much lower than us. I'm hoping that there's not too many applicants with high gpa's this way it can reach to us and we'll get accepted.
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    Does it matter if you apply early or late for candidacy?
    I was told to apply during March
    Last edit by Monchat on Nov 18, '11 : Reason: Extra info
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    Moved to NY Nursing Programs forum for better response.


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