Is it easy to get into nursing school anywhere??? - page 3

Just wondering if it’s easy to get into a nursing program anywhere (ASN)? Is it super competitive nationwide? Or are there programs in “less desirable” areas that are looking for students. I have now been rejected 3 times... Read More

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    Try more rural areas. My college admitted all who applied and met criteria last year

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    @ Austincb - Where did you apply/attend?
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    Never, never, never go to any school without checking to see that it is nationally accredited AND (and this is critical) that its accreditation is accepted in all states. There are programs that are accredited in the states they're in, and those state BONs will let you take NCLEX there, and if you pass they'll license you, but if you move to another state you can't get licensed there by reciprocity because you did not graduate from an accredited school even though you hold a license and passed NCLEX. BEWARE!!
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    Quote from christina731
    It may seem like a ton for 1 school but Southern Nevada only has 1 private and 3 public colleges/universities (that are accredited-there are a few more "diploma mills" that don't count) that have schools of nursing. The other 3 schools only take 25-30/YEAR so overall there aren't many that graduate each year. The program I'm in is TOUGH so some students can't hang. So they don't necessarily graduate 320 students a year...

    Prior to this semester that took in up to 300 applications for the 160 spots. This semester something happened (which I believe was the difficulty of the TEAS V) and there were only 123 applicants which really increased my chance of getting in.
    Thanks, I have actually looked into CSN and Carson city. One thing the Carson city campus has done is stopped allowing TEAS 5 scores not taken on their campus. My scores were good(79.3) but due to being taken at another testing center they will not be accepted. Not sure if Vegas has done the same but might explain the drop in applications. Both schools will allow me in state tuition and points as a Calif. resident though(calif does the same for Nevada residents). + the fact that I have all other GE done + EMT helps. So one of these schools are the logical choice.



    I am actually not eligible for either due to my math classes. Thinking of taking the required math (that isn’t required here) online so I can apply there. I got the highest grade in my last 2 math classes so not really worried about that.



    Thanks again for the help.
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    Quote from NorCalKid
    Thanks, I have actually looked into CSN and Carson city. One thing the Carson city campus has done is stopped allowing TEAS 5 scores not taken on their campus. My scores were good(79.3) but due to being taken at another testing center they will not be accepted. Not sure if Vegas has done the same but might explain the drop in applications. Both schools will allow me in state tuition and points as a Calif. resident though(calif does the same for Nevada residents). + the fact that I have all other GE done + EMT helps. So one of these schools are the logical choice.



    I am actually not eligible for either due to my math classes. Thinking of taking the required math (that isn’t required here) online so I can apply there. I got the highest grade in my last 2 math classes so not really worried about that.



    Thanks again for the help.
    They do accept TEAS scores from out of state at CSN. Here's some info about it, go to the 2nd page under "How will I receive my test scores?" for more info:

    http://sites.csn.edu/health/TEASexam.pdf

    I think the reason for the drop in applicants is that they are accepting applications who took the TEAS IV prior to Jan '11. There probably aren't many applicants who took it that long ago that are only applying now. From what I've heard, the TEAS V is harder than the TEAS IV (I can't compare, I only took V and studied my butt off and got a 76 on the second try after bombing the first) so therefore less people are passing it allowing less people to apply. This is a great benefit to those that can pass the TEAS V.

    Also, keep in mind that they require you to pass the reading section with an 80% and all other sections with a 60% regardless of adjusted total score.

    As for math, there is a very easy math class that you can take online. It is called "math 100b" and it is a health science specific math dealing with dosage calculations. I took it online in an 8 week summer course and it was a "work at your own pace" kind of class and I finished it in 4 weeks with a B. I took this because I could not pass intermediate algebra much less college algebra to save my life! This particular math class is non-transferable so I wouldn't take it unless you're sure you want to apply. What sort of math have you taken that makes you ineligible?
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    It's the opposite here!!! More rural areas are saturated with want-to-be nurses and programs are PACKED!
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    Quote from kplp1111
    I was in your boat at the begining of last year. I am a veteran and I am using education benefits to go to school but I didn't want them to expire so I moved 1900 miles to a location that has two excellent colleges, one with a BSN program (excellent program reviews!) and a community college that has an ADN program. I am applying to the BSN program in the spring (gotta get the most out of my benefits!). The program rarley has enough people sign up for admissions to the Nursing program they have a 100% NCLEX pass rate for the last two years. There ten year recored is between 95-98%

    It took me about six months of cold-calling nursing departments around the country to find this little gem. So they are out there. You just need to be willing to move to the midwest....hint...hint....I moved from Dallas.
    Any chance you'll tell us what your school is?
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    I don't know if I'm just being crabby but there is a reason these programs are so competitive.

    There is a FLOOD of people trying to go to nursing school and not enough spots in the programs obviously. This means the nursing school have the luxury of only taking top candidates. If you want to get into nursing school, become a top candidate and go to your school of choice. I dropped out of high school was always a horrible student and thanks to hard work and focus I have a near perfect gpa, teas score in the 90's, and volunteer work out the wazoo. I never was going to settle for getting in because I put in my application first, or because people dropped out. I want to be my nursing schools first choice. I want them to look at my application and say, we need her. Does no one else feel that?

    I feel like a lot of people on this site just expect congratulations for wanting to be a nurse and take the classes and the entrance exam and just hope they get in. I don't get it. If you want this, work hard and get it. Be better than everyone else. I would be mortified asking what school accepts anyone. I wouldn't want to go to a school that accepts everyone. Don't you want to go to a school that rewards hard work and gears their lesson to the driven student.

    I'm just ranting, I'm not trying to offend anyone, I just really want to know why not aim to the the best instead of aim to find the easiest?
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    Quote from Chelsea13
    I don't know if I'm just being crabby but there is a reason these programs are so competitive.

    There is a FLOOD of people trying to go to nursing school and not enough spots in the programs obviously. This means the nursing school have the luxury of only taking top candidates. If you want to get into nursing school, become a top candidate and go to your school of choice. I dropped out of high school was always a horrible student and thanks to hard work and focus I have a near perfect gpa, teas score in the 90's, and volunteer work out the wazoo. I never was going to settle for getting in because I put in my application first, or because people dropped out. I want to be my nursing schools first choice. I want them to look at my application and say, we need her. Does no one else feel that?

    I feel like a lot of people on this site just expect congratulations for wanting to be a nurse and take the classes and the entrance exam and just hope they get in. I don't get it. If you want this, work hard and get it. Be better than everyone else. I would be mortified asking what school accepts anyone. I wouldn't want to go to a school that accepts everyone. Don't you want to go to a school that rewards hard work and gears their lesson to the driven student.

    I'm just ranting, I'm not trying to offend anyone, I just really want to know why not aim to the the best instead of aim to find the easiest?
    I agree, and I never understood the mentality of wanting to get into whatever school accepts anyone with a pulse and money in their pocket. If you want to do something, work for it. Put in the time and dedication it takes to become what you want to become and get into a good, accredited school that makes students work for their degree and who strive for excellence in their future nurses. Looking for the easiest route isn't going to benefit anyone. Because if there is a nursing school that accepts anyone that applies, that's scary. And what's scarier is that students are actually seeking out a school like that.
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