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

by Honeybunny6275

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 than 90 credits. I only have the... Read More


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    I agree with Pondmom3 on this. I am a nursing student who transfered from CCRI to RIC in the Fall of 2007, right now I have a 3.668 GPA and I have worked my butt off all semester, I spent almost everyday in the library reviewing notes and studying with study groups and although my GPA is high I have been told there is a chance that I won't be getting in for the Fall of 2008.

    As for Honeybunny6275, while I can understand your situation, you have to remain positive and realize that although you have had a lot of unfortunate situations that you have to deal with you cannot expect to receive special treatment for your ADD or for your race. One of my friends has a complicated medical condition that frequently affects her academic life and her mother died during her freshman year off college. My friend is 22 years old and was told she would have to retake most of her freshman year classes to improve her GPA and she did, she has been at RIC for almost 5 years now and was accepted into the Nursing program in the Spring of 2008. So it is possible but requires a lot of hard work and dedication. As far as the discrimination thing goes the Nursing department chooses people based solely on GPA and I believe that is fair. While I can understand you have been at RIC for a while and have some things going on, I don't believe you should be picked to be in the program before me if my GPA is a 3.66 and yours is a 2.7 or 3.0, I think GPA takes away any trivial issues such as race or gender. And while being Hispanic does make you a minority in Nursing, I am a man and I can assure you that I am considered a minority in Nursing too (which on a another note, I don't know about you but I would feel somehow cheapened if I knew I was only accepted because I was a minority but thats just me.) So anyways, good luck to you and I hope things work out well for you.


    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Please post on here when you get your letter in a week or two.
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    Yeah, I'm thinking a 2.7 isn't going to get a person into that program. There are so many other people with great GPA's that are getting rejected. As for me, this is my second and final application for nursing. A "no" this time will be the last. I'm done living with constant stress and worry, nevermind being pushed back when I should have already graduated. Right now I have all the courses I need for my BA in Psych for May along with a BS in pre-occupational therapy....then onto grad school. I refuse to let the nursing school issue ruin my life........I've always wanted to be a nurse.....but I'm certainly happy that I have a good backup plan. Good luck to all of you.
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    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.
    Last edit by RhodyGirl, RN on May 24, '08
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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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    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.
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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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    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
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    I just got my letter in today. I was accepted! I am so stoked. Good luck everyone!!

    !Chris


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