Just wondering about application processes out there. I've read where people are accepted and can enter the program after finishing pre-reqs. Is this a typical practice??? I wish I could do it!
At the CC where I'm doing my pre-reqs, I cannot apply to the nursing program (ADN) until all pre-reqs are met. & there are no waiting lists. You must apply each semester for entrance (they start a new group in sept. & jan). The admissions are done on a point system and there is no interview- it's done strictly by the numbers. pts are awarded for : GPA, science courses, previous degree, LPN license, and scores on NET & COMPASS. I can also earn extra pts by getting my CNA (2pts), & taking medical terminology
(2) and pharmacology(2). Since I want to enter in fall 06, I can actually do these extra classes.
just curious---good luck to all!
Jan 1, '05
We have to have the prereqs completed. It actually states to wait until your grades are in for all of them. Then, we apply.
We have to have A&P 1, English, Pyschology, and College Algebra. It goes by a ranking system. So, the higher the GPA, the better chance you have to get accepted. Currently they are accepting GPA's of 3.77. If more than one person has the same GPA, it goes by the GPA of coreqs, which is A&P 2, Microbiology, Speech, and an upper level elective such as English.
I have an A in Psych, B in College Algebra, A in speech, and a B in an upper level English. I am currently taking (retaking) English, and will take A&P 1 starting Jan. 18th. I plan to take A&P 2, and Micro in the summer, but hopefully will be accepted before then, although I won't know until, I believe, October!
(I made a B in English the first time around 13 years ago. To raise my GPA, I am taking it again.)
Good luck to you all!!!
Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Jan 1, '05
Jan 1, '05
wow! thanks. Ours is hard but, I'm glad they don't go strictly on GPA ranking- my first years in college were rather rough
But by the time I apply I will have completed 22 hours. Nutrition, A&P I and II, Micro of Infectious Disease, Pharm, Med Term, & math for health careers. not all of these are required as pre-reqs, but with so many applicants- and only 50 slots each semester---ya gotta do as much as you can to beef up the points. And I have the time to do them.
One of the local CCs is so competitive that they require all these as pre-reqs and 3 letters of recommendation, plus an interview- jeez!
Here is the run-down of the basic requirements and preference points for my school:
GPA minimum 2.50 (yeah right!)
eng 1113, bio 1314 (A&PI) (but this course has a list of pre-reqs of it's own), nutrition, math for health
COMPASS score minimum 86
points: previous degrees AAS/AS = 1
BS or above = 2
Science courses (max 3pts) B or better = 1/ class
w/B or better = 1
Overview of Nursing (1 credit hr) = 1
Pharmacology = 2
GPA > 3.75 = 3
3.5-3.75 = 2
3.0-3.5 = 1
COMPASS reading >92 =2
writing >91 = 2
math >45 = 2
NET >72 = 3
LPN = 2
CNA, CMA, PCA = 1
The maximum pts would be 24. I'll lose a few on the GPA (hopefully my new classes will help) and I'm not an LPN- but I won't do too badly point wise.
Last edit by okie2 on Jan 1, '05
Jan 1, '05
At my C.C, there are 2 points of entry. Day time students can only start in the summer session of each year. Evening students are part time and can only enter their program in odd number years of the winter term for ADN students and even years of the winter term for PN students.
To be eligible to apply, you must take the COMPASS test, and apply before the NOV 1st deadline.
Applicants are selected on:
#1, G.P.A ( ranking the highest of course), but the minimum states you must have at least a 2.5
#2, Your Compass scores
#3, your high school & previous college transcripts.
They select 75% of their applicants for the day time students in Dec (Got mine Dec 15th! :hatparty: ) 15% are selected in March and the last 10% are selected 2 weeks-1 day before the program starts.
Last edit by S.N. Visit on Jan 1, '05