Does anyone know inside details about RIC's nursing program - page 2

It is my 4th year at RIC. I have applied once to the nursing program. I was not able to get a seat because they couldn't accommodate me. I have everything finished, I mean everything. I have more... Read More

  1. Visit  cjcsoon2brn profile page
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    Quote from GreenEyesRI
    On another note, transfers that are applying to RIC's nursing program need at least 45 credits AT RIC or else your chances are slim to none. This was said by the dean herself.

    I transferred to RIC from Suffolk Univ. in 2006 and I have somewhere around 60 credits at RIC alone.
    Woah really? That sucks! I transfered to RIC in the Fall of 2007 from CCRI and now I have about 24 credits and a 3.668 GPA (A in Chem 106, A- in Human Development and a C in Anatomy.) I guess that means my chances of getting in aren't too good if thats true.
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  3. Visit  RhodyGirl, RN profile page
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    StikyNoteRightr....Sorry to get you down, but it's just reality. I've already been rejected once with a good GPA. They put transfer students literally at the rock bottom of the list. I have an A in Human Development, B in Anatomy, B+ in Physiology, A- in Chem 106, and B in Microbiology. It completely stinks that we have to go through this. I am not saying you have NO chance of being admitted, but please don't get your hopes up like I did!
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    Quote from GreenEyesRI
    StikyNoteRightr....Sorry to get you down, but it's just reality. I've already been rejected once with a good GPA. They put transfer students literally at the rock bottom of the list. I have an A in Human Development, B in Anatomy, B+ in Physiology, A- in Chem 106, and B in Microbiology. It completely stinks that we have to go through this. I am not saying you have NO chance of being admitted, but please don't get your hopes up like I did!


    Thanks for the reality check. Wow I really thought I was doing well and had a decent chance of getting in but its looking bleak. Now if you don't mind telling me, how many of those classes did you take a RIC? I took Anatomy & Physiology at CCRI and the rest at RIC, I was just wondering if that plays a part or not. I have the following grades:


    Cumulative GPA - 3.668

    Human Development - PSYC230 (A-)
    Basic Principals of Biology - BIOL108 (A-)
    Anatomy - BIOL231 (C)
    Physiology - BIOL335 (B)
    Chemistry II - CHEM106 (A)


    I really do appreciate you telling your story it will definitely help me prepare for what's to come if I don't get in, thanks again.
  5. Visit  RhodyGirl, RN profile page
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    I did not take Anatomy at RIC. I took the BIO 108, Chem 105, Chem 106, Physio, Micro and Human Devel at RIC. Taking any of the prereqs, etc.. at another school is frowned upon, and I wish I had known that or else I would have also taken Anatomy at the college. Right now I only have my core 4 left to take so if I don't get in for fall I am going to be pretty frustrated! Basically, students who are not transfers are given priority. I am hoping that since I have been there almost 2 years, have a solid GPA, applied once already, and have nothing left to take except C4 that I have a decent chance. BUT....you never know. Nursing has become a major that many people are going into for the money, thus mega competition to get in. It is truly sad. I wish you the best of luck StikyNoteRightr, and PLEASE let me know what happens when you get your letter in a few weeks!!!
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  6. Visit  pondmom3 profile page
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    hey guys - I found out the letters are going out wednesday. good luck.
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    thanks for the heads up, pondmom! good luck to you and everyone else here!! wow...im so nervous
  8. Visit  cjcsoon2brn profile page
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    I just got my letter in today. I was accepted! I am so stoked. Good luck everyone!!

    !Chris
  9. Visit  RhodyGirl, RN profile page
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    I am SO SO SOOOOOOOOOOO happy! Finally starting in Fall 2008!
    The hard work has paid off.....
  10. Visit  crazensweet profile page
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    congrats!!!!
  11. Visit  suzy253 profile page
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    Quote from StikyNoteRightr
    I just got my letter in today. I was accepted! I am so stoked. Good luck everyone!!

    !Chris
    Congratulations, fellow RI'er
  12. Visit  kerickson37 profile page
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    i got in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! woooo
  13. Visit  LaLa783 profile page
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    Congratulations to all of you that got into the program!! That's great. I unfortunatly couldn't get a seat. So do you have any advice for me? I am a 2nd degree candidate and have only taken 1 class at RIC (Micro) and I got a C. My GPA from my other school/coursework is about a 3.1. I'm going to apply again but I'm still very bummed! I've taken everything so I'm not sure where to go from here to get my GPA up. Any advice would be appreciated!!
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    Quote from LaLa783
    Congratulations to all of you that got into the program!! That's great. I unfortunatly couldn't get a seat. So do you have any advice for me? I am a 2nd degree candidate and have only taken 1 class at RIC (Micro) and I got a C. My GPA from my other school/coursework is about a 3.1. I'm going to apply again but I'm still very bummed! I've taken everything so I'm not sure where to go from here to get my GPA up. Any advice would be appreciated!!
    Howdy Lala, let me just say welcome to AllNurses.com and I'd be happy to help you. I have talked to a bunch of Nursing majors who have gotten in and I have pretty much figured out how its done. First of all, would you mind posting what grades you have for the following courses listed below as well as where and when you took them and your overall GPA at RIC please.

    General Psychology -
    General/Organic/Bio. Chem. I -
    Human Anatomy -
    Human Development -
    General/Organic/Bio. Chem. II -
    Human Physiology -
    Microbiology -

    Although these are not all the courses that you need; they are the most important ones that the Nursing department looks at, especially Human Anatomy, Chem. II and Human Development. I will say that the Nursing department really prefers you take most of the your sciences at RIC, have at least a 3.0 or above and have no more then one C on your transcript for any of your classes. I know that seems really tough but it is possible. Have you scheduled your classes for the fall semester yet? If not we can help you come up with a good schedule to help you out.


    !Chris
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