Alright so I've read a lot of posts on this website and I've spend quite a while doing research on the chances of getting into the nursing program.
I applied to 3 schools and I thought I had a chance but statistically speaking, I don't. My gpa is a 3.2/3.3. (1 D ruined it all) I wrote an essay that doesn't stand out; mediocre. My SAT scores suck. I'm a transfer student. BUT. I did take all the pre-reqs and I have about 12 classes in total. (Not including the 5 I'm taking now.)
Note: The following information are assumptions.
Colleges get about 400 applications a year. THIS IS NOT FOR EVERY COLLEGE. I'm just averaging it out. There are some universities where they only get about 200 apps a year and other universities can get almost 600 (maybe even above.) I'm gonna go with 400 since it's a pretty good number. Out of 400 they will only accept about 50-60 students. I'll just say 60. That gives me a 15% of getting in. But I will eliminate the bad apps. Out of the 400, 100 will have a GPA lower than a 3.0. And let's assume they base this mostly on academic GPA. So now I have a 20% chance of getting accepted. Out of those 300. I will assume that 100 has at least a 3.5 GPA. But only 50 will have their prereqs done. So that eliminates another 50. Now it's down to 250. I have a 24% chance of getting in. OUT OF THOSE 250, 40 wrote extremely bad essays bringing the number down to 210. Now I have a 28% chance of getting accepted. I am now competing with 210 applicants. Out of those 210, 5 will take courses unrelated to the nursing program. That brings me up 1%.
With 205 left, I'm assuming that at least 25 applicants have a better gpa than me. That brings my chances down to 17%. Now there are only 35 spots left. Another 5 is gonna be filled with outstanding students, which brings me down to 14%. 30 will go to the people ranging from 3.0-3.5. 5 spots will be given to students with great recommendations and mediocre GPA, which eliminates me since I don't have recommendations. I now have a 12% chance of getting in. 10 will go to mediocre applicants with good essays and a good SAT score. That brings me down to 7%. Well I don't feel like doing the rest of the math but I came to the conclusion that I have a really slim chance of getting in! Getting into the nursing program is tough work and I'm just not cut out for it. I felt like writing this because now I'm going to STOP HOPING FOR NO REASON and move on and think about other careers. Nursing isn't my only option.