I'm not a nurse or student, but my wife has been an RN for many years. I'm curious as to whether the new generation of prospective nursing students have experienced being put on a waiting list for their nursing schools. If so, is this a common occurrence for those looking to get into a nursing program? and by nursing programs, I mean the RN programs.
I would appreciate any and all of your comments and experiences.
Jul 19, '11
Yes. Some programs have waitlists and some programs have competitive scoring that determines if you are accepted. It is not like most other programs where you declare a major and can start classes. I was accepted the first time around because my grades and I met the requirements but it really depends on the school.
Jul 19, '11
The school I'm at does not have a waiting list but does have an alternate list in case someone admitted decides not to attend. The list of those accepted is based on a scoring system. I guess in essence though, there is a waiting list of sorts b/c people that want to get in have to keep applying.
Jul 20, '11
Yes, there was a very long wait list.
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