Which nursing schools have open seats?
- 0Apr 1, '10 by Monster620I just read on AACN that there are nursing programs that do not have enough qualified applicants to fill their open seats. However, they did not mention which programs they were referring to. Does anyone know which schools they're talking about?
- 0Apr 2, '10 by jennylouwhoI know that there are some schools who do not have a waiting list, just from my research on them. For example, at CSU (Cleveland State) applicants apply before March for fall admission. If you are not selected, you're not selected - you'd have to reapply the following year if you hope to be considered again. On the same token, they had way more students apply then are accepted (close to double, I think) and the average GPA is about a 3.5 (3.4something). Again, just from my memory.
- 0No problem, Jenny. I appreciate the response anyway.
CNA Sam: How did you find out about their open seats? Is it posted on their website or is there a secret club or something? New Jersey actually wouldn't be too much of a stretch for me, as I live in DC and have lived in NYC before. I'm willing to do whatever I need to do to get into a program. I'm 35 and need to start making a salary sooner rather than later. The bills are piling up.
- 0Well what I decided to do is email schools and ask if there are open seats and they said yes. They immediately asked for my phone number, called me two days later and said ALL my credits would transfer! I didnt even apply yet! I was really excited until reality set in about how I would pay the 30,000 a year. They do have fall seats available too, but it is not accelerated.
I say email them and ask, go for it!
- 0Good idea, CNA Sam. I hadn't thought of that. Well, I just looked at their admissions requirements and I don't have Chemistry, Economics, or Bioethics, so that would delay my application by at least a year. I'm going to keep looking. I need to find schools that don't have a Chemistry requirement, as I would need to take another math course before I could even take chemistry, which again, would delay my entry into a program. I'm going to apply to Hopkins and Montgomery College (a local community college) right now, but I'm still interested in finding other programs that aren't so competitive. I can't afford to do what many others have had to do, like waiting 1, 2 or more years to get into a program. Insane.
- 0Apr 2, '10 by JBMmommy, RNMonster620, I certainly don't want to be negative and maybe there are others that would disagree with my opinion, but I think that if you still haven't fulfilled the math prerequisite to take chemistry, then you may have a VERY challenging time going directly into a nursing program. There are so many basics in introductory math and chemistry that are the foundation for many important aspects of anatomy, physiology, biology, etc. I completely understand not wanting to wait longer than necessary for starting school, but I can't imagine trying to start nursing school without a good general chemistry and biology background. Is it preferable to get in sooner and then struggle, or can you possibly work towards increasing your knowledge base before taking on nursing? Good luck.