I am new to this forum. I am switching careers (have been working in the financial industry for almost 6 years) and am interested in becoming a nurse. This site has been so helpful in my research and need some help from you guys. I am going to apply to Phillips Beth Israel school of nursing, Long Island College Hospital School of Nursing and St. Vincents. It sounds like the wait list and competition is high for the CUNY schools
, and even though I know it will be difficult to get into the 3 private schools I mentioned, I figure I have a better shot at possibly getting accepted into these 3 than CUNY.
Since the next admission process is for September 2007 I would like to take some science pre-reqs to get some of these out of the way since these schools accept transfer credits.
-Is this a good idea?
-Since all three schools have slightly different pre-reqs, which pre-reqs should I pursue taking?
-Also do all 3 of these schools have the same pre-entrance exam (NLN)?
-Would doing some volunteer work perhaps boost my chances of becoming accepted?
-Any other tips from current students or grads to getting in?
-Do many hospitals hire ADN RN's? I am planning to eventually go for my BSN also but will start out the ADN route but was wondering the chances of getting hired in a large hospital with just this.
I really appreciate the input...thanks in advance.