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    I'm getting ready to finish up my pre-reqs at Owen's this coming semester and am trying to figure out where to go from here. I know there is no way i'm sitting through a 3 year wait list for my ADN at Owens. I've spoken to someone at BG and it looks like w/ another three semesters of pre-reqs I would more than likely get right into the nursing program (the last few years there has been a 3.27 GPA cutoff which I would make). So I would finish my BSN in the time it would take me to get my ADN at Owen's w/ the wait list.

    I'm just trying to figure out if there is a quicker way around things.

    I have an e-mail into the ADN program at UT to see if there is a big wait list there, but being so close to the holidays i'm not anticipating a quick response so I thought I'd see if anyone here had any info.

    What about Mercy's ADN program? Do they have a big wait list does anyone know?

    TIA!
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    I just graduated from the Owens LPN program, and start the regular RN program (not the LPN bridge) next week at Owens.

    I was in a similar situation as yours. I had a 4.0 GPA in all nursing pre-reqs and overall GPA of a 3.9. Since I'd worked so hard, I thought opportunity would be there. I want to eventually be a nurse practitioner, so the last thing I wanted was to wait years to get into an ADN program. I did look into schools in the area, but really wanted to go to Owens due to its nursing reputation, flexibility of classes (my ADN will be almost all online), and affordablity.

    In between all the talk about Owens having "years" of a wait list is the fact that Owens now weighs GPA and other factors. For me, I applied in August '07 (feeling I'd be waiting years to get in), but got a letter of acceptance for Sept. '08, which is exactly one year. In my research, I'd learned of the great patient care experience and the excellent program of the LPN program. Something pushed me in that direction, especially since I believe in experience to be so valuable toward becoming a good NP, and I applied for the LPN too. I got in for that Jan '08 class, and asked to defer my RN acceptance to the next semester so I could finish the LPN program. Knowing what I know now, I'd not have done it any other way. Regardless of the judgement made toward LPNs by many RNs (which is a lesson in and of itself), I think I'll be a better nurse through my entire career because of my LPN experience. Plus, I'll be working each step of the way as a nurse, gaining tuition money and experience.

    Anyway, just thought I'd share that you need to focus on what YOU have to offer, get out there, apply, talk to the people who make the decisions for getting your information, and most importantly, look for ways to add to your particular goals (and this isn't always the traditional, as I've learned).
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    I'm currently a UT student in my last semester of the BSN program at UT. I'm not sure if you are aware of the fact that BG doesn't have a nursing program, instead their student come to the program at UT (but it's still thru BG). I chose to apply to UT (and transfered my prereq from a univ in MI) instead of BG because tuition is cheaper at UT. Our GPA cutoff, in 2007 was 3.4.
    Good luck!
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    I'm a BG student in my third year of nursing so I am currently at the UT Health Science Campus, as the person above stated.

    I chose BG because it is smaller and slightly closer to my hometown. In the end, the real nursing classes are the same as UT since we're put together. I think it can be VERY unorganized but its getting the job done. I've noticed that BG students really get the run around like they forget that we aren't UT students...I wonder how long BG students will even be part of the program.

    I know that isn't what you asked but just a little insight. I don't know of a shorter way to do things.
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    Those of you who are attending or attended the UT nursing program can you give a little insight into your experiences? I would really appreciate it! Thanks!


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