I am currently enrolled at Roane State and am hoping to apply for the the nursing program for Fall of 2012. As the time draws nearer, I am working to get things lined up and exams taken so that my application process will go smoothly; however, I am finding that even as I plan now, I seem to be doing so rather late. One of the concerns I have is that I need to take my pre-nursing entrance exam. I have looked at the dates for RSCC, yet they appear to have already passed for this year for taking the pre-exam. Concerned about this, I did a google search and found that the NLN (National League for Nursing) exam can be taken at UT Martin throughout this year and am prepared to schedule for this exam in June. Are there other places that I can take this exam that would be closer? I currently live in Knoxville, TN and am gathering that this exam is a national exam as opposed to isolated to a specific school, yes?
Next, I just signed up to this site within the past week and have been reviewing the discussion boards. In doing so, I've noticed that some students had been applying to several programs at once, whereas some only applied to one. Naturally, applying to more than one increases the chances that a person will get into a program rather than putting all of ones eggs in one basket. I'm interested in doing so; however, I'm not exactly clear on how one goes about doing this. Any ideas? I've already called and left a message with my advisor. Unfortunately, that was a week ago and I've not heard anything back and am to assume perhaps she is out for the summer. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for any helps you can offer. I greatly appreciate it : ).