Nursing School ?'s

  1. Hi everyone! I'm new to the board and have a few questions that hopefully some of you can help me with. I'm 20 years old, getting my AS in Science degree in May, and just got married to the most wonderful man in the world...who just happens to be in the US Marines. So needless to say I'll be moving in June...not sure to where yet (I'll find out in 2 weeks I think). So that makes applying to nursing schools a little hard......we pretty much have it narrowed down to 2 places though...So. Cal. or NC. I have applied at CSU-San Marcos and UNC-Wilmington just recently. So not sure if I've been accepted into either one yet. I'm looking at entering into the nursing program in the Spring of 2008 and finishing up the prerequisites in Fall of 2007. Of course this is only if I get accepted to the school where I will be living....I guess my worry is that I won't get accepted to the school because I applied so late...and that I won't be able to get into the nursing program because they seem to favor students who completed the prerequisites at those schools. Does anybody know anything about how many students are usually admitted into a nursing program? Someone also mentioned to me that they thought some schools offered a BS in Nursing online while you did clinicals at whatever city you lived in (and this wasn't for an RN-BSN program either)....but I haven't been able to find anything like that. So this is much longer than I wanted it to be, but I hope that someone has some advice. Thanks so much!! :spin:
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  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from cass1135
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the board and have a few questions that hopefully some of you can help me with. I'm 20 years old, getting my AS in Science degree in May, and just got married to the most wonderful man in the world...who just happens to be in the US Marines. So needless to say I'll be moving in June...not sure to where yet (I'll find out in 2 weeks I think). So that makes applying to nursing schools a little hard......we pretty much have it narrowed down to 2 places though...So. Cal. or NC. I have applied at CSU-San Marcos and UNC-Wilmington just recently. So not sure if I've been accepted into either one yet. I'm looking at entering into the nursing program in the Spring of 2008 and finishing up the prerequisites in Fall of 2007. Of course this is only if I get accepted to the school where I will be living....I guess my worry is that I won't get accepted to the school because I applied so late...and that I won't be able to get into the nursing program because they seem to favor students who completed the prerequisites at those schools. Does anybody know anything about how many students are usually admitted into a nursing program? Someone also mentioned to me that they thought some schools offered a BS in Nursing online while you did clinicals at whatever city you lived in (and this wasn't for an RN-BSN program either)....but I haven't been able to find anything like that. So this is much longer than I wanted it to be, but I hope that someone has some advice. Thanks so much!! :spin:


    Good luck to you and congrats on the marriage and finishing your AS.

    I live near Pendalton, (socal). San Marcos I believe only starts their nursing programs on the fall semesters. I am not sure how many students they accept but its a very good school, if I didn't have 3 kids I needed to look after I would be choosing that school too, but as it is their clinicals would be too far from me. Will you be living on Base? If so there are a couple community colleges also close by you could consider.
  4. by   purplemania
    Don't know if this is true at every military base but the one in our area offers some classes on base (cheap) and has resources regarding area schools. Not in the military but there is evidently someone whose job it is to help servicemen/women settle in to the community.
  5. by   elisabeth
    Just make sure you have catalog descriptions and official transcripts from the school(s) where you took your prereqs.
  6. by   S723B
    https://www.excelsior.edu/

    This program is completely online. From what I understand, you purchase the books, read and study, and then pay $200 to take the exam when you're ready. You can retake the exam up to 6X. If you take each exam once and add in other charges from teh school, the entire degree will cost you $5,000. This is the associate program; however, you can get that and then get the BSN after. They are accredited and they have a high NCLEX pass rate.
    -Good luck

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