Should I apply to more than one Nursing Program

  1. I will be finishing my last pre req in the Spring of 2018, once I'm done I will apply to the nursing program (TCC). I've heard that the program usually has a lot of applicants and the space is very limited. Should I apply to other schools in the area?
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Simplistic
    YES!!! Dont put all of your eggs in one basket!
  4. by   Capa Jensen
    Quote from Simplistic
    YES!!! Dont put all of your eggs in one basket!
    Exactly what I was going to say haha
  5. by   futuretxnurse
    Thank you! Let me start researching now! I'm so excited!
  6. by   sfwant2beRN
    Quote from futuretxnurse
    Thank you! Let me start researching now! I'm so excited!
    hi futuretxnurse, curious...what city are you in?
    im in san francisco and the nursing programs here are severely impacted and have been ever since 15 years ago when I was going to school for my undergrad.

    Yes, definitely apply to as many schools as you can. good luck!!!
  7. by   futuretxnurse
    I'm in Mansfield (Texas) which is between Dallas and Ft Worth. I will be applying for a school in ft Worth.....but now I will be applying in Dallas, Denton and Corsicana. All are about 45 minutes to an hour away.
  8. by   Joseizking
    I'd say yes of course! It gives you a bigger chance of being accepted into a program. Just make sure that you check the other schools requirements because every school is different. For example, one school may require the teas, the other may require a Hesi 2A test, or one might require some classes, while the other requires some other different classes. Definitely look up their requirements and check their point system to see where you score best.
  9. by   futuretxnurse
    Thank you Joseizking,

    I will get started on that today.
  10. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from futuretxnurse
    I'm in Mansfield (Texas) which is between Dallas and Ft Worth. I will be applying for a school in ft Worth.....but now I will be applying in Dallas, Denton and Corsicana. All are about 45 minutes to an hour away.
    Online University | Online Degree Programs | WGU has a prelicensure program in Texas you might want to look at.
  11. by   lehaley1989
    If you can, absolutely! It really stinks to find out you didn't get in somewhere and not have any back-ups, trust me.
  12. by   futuretxnurse
    Quote from lehaley1989
    If you can, absolutely! It really stinks to find out you didn't get in somewhere and not have any back-ups, trust me.
    How many programs did you apply to and how many were you accepted in to?
  13. by   anabellausa
    Yes. Use all your options. Good luck to you!
  14. by   lehaley1989
    The first time I applied to nursing school (about 5-6 years ago), I only applied to the school that I was already attending. Was wait listed and ended up completing a BS in a different area instead of continuing to pursue nursing. When I decided to go back to school, I only applied to one program and was accepted right away.

    So if possible, do as I say and not as I do. The second time around, I really wasn't in a position to relocate for school. I also wasn't willing to pay $60,000+ to attend the other program in my area. If you are able to apply to more than one school, I would definitely recommend it. The admissions process is much less stressful when you have back-ups.

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