I have about a year left of pre requisites, and I know how competitive it is to be accepted into the actual nursing programs. Any tips on what I can do to prepare myself in applying? What is the number one thing they look at? Should i apply at multiple schools?
Best thing for you to do is to apply as quickly as you can. Believe me, you don't want to have to take more than one semester off just waiting around to start your program. I suggest you take a day off from work/school and go around to the different colleges to get information about their programs, and what pre-reqs each requires. Then apply to a couple of them so you can keep your options open for longer, if you receive an acceptance letter from both of them. Also, the number one thing they usually look at is GPA, and usually an excellent recommendation letter (so start sucking up to some teachers, NOW! lol).
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Research what schools you want to attend and double check their requirements. My school has a nursing adviser, if your school of choice have one, set an appointment with them. I met with my adviser every semester before I chose my classes for the following semester, just to make sure I was on track.
If a school requires an interview, start looking online for common interview questions.
Most important, GPA! Make sure you are giving 100% in all of your pre-reqs. And don't dump the info once the class is over because you will need it for you entrance exam!
Finally, don't be afraid to ask questions of everyone and anyone. The staff is there to help you, so take Advantage of that.
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