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... Read More

  1. Visit  hillarypf profile page
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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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  3. Visit  queserasera profile page
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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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  4. Visit  x_factor profile page
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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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