Starting my pre-reqs, any advice?
- 0Apr 8, '13 by JR02127So I'm about to graduate with an associates degree in Exercise Science and will immediately begin taking pre-reqs/co-reqs to get into a nursing program. I've already met with advisors for different programs and know what it is I need to do. I'm in Boston and I'm going to to apply for...
Bunker Hill Community College
Umass Boston (BSN program)
Roxbury Community College
Apparently these are all super competitive. Does anyone have any advice or personal stories for getting into these particular schools, or even just some words of wisdom and encouragement?
I have 3.75 GPA and will be doing my best to get A's in all of my pre/co-reqs.
- 0Apr 9, '13 by haiden304A 3.75 GPA is wonderful, seems like you're smart and that you work hard, so congrats! Like you said, I would definitely aim for all A's to increase your GPA even more. My experience w/ pre reqs has been amazing, all of my classes so far have been pretty easy. They will be boring sometimes, but you just have to stick with it because it's so worth it in the end. Everytime I start feeling a little bored and discouraged, I remind myself that in the end, I'll be doing what I'm supposed to do in this life- taking care of people and making them feel better. And that alone makes all the difference. It makes me feel happy everyday to go to school knowing I'm one step closer.
Good luck with everything!
- 0Apr 10, '13 by UVA Grad NursingBesides looking at the NCLEX pass rates, also look into the retention/attrition rate. How many people who start the program on Day One actually graduate two years later. It is not uncommon for ADN programs to have drop-out (or failure) rates of 25-50%.
I've been a consultant to Schools which seek to fail out a certain percentage of students each term just to keep the NCLEX rate high.
- 0Apr 10, '13 by Steph143All the advice so far has been great, and wish it was something I would have heard along the way. But something I've learned the hard way is do not leave your sciences til the very end. Maybe 1-2. Because then you pretty much back yourself into a wall, you know what I mean? Blend in the easier classes such as (Psych, Soc,P.E, etc) with the harder sciences. Also good luck and wish you the best in all your Nursing endeavors!