Yes, that is so true about ppl wanting to just go for their ADN degree. When I attended UT orientation a couple weeks ago, there were only about 25 of us there for the nursing school
compared to hundreds there for other schools
within UT. Personally, I just want to get my BSN so I can get into a CRNA program down the road.
Actually, I still have quite a bit of pre-reqs to take at UT in the lower division. Have you attended any info sessions for the nursing school there? (You can find info on UT's SON website) When I had attended that session, they stressed that they wanted transfer students to take the hard science classes there at UT to increase their chances of getting into the upper division. So, I took that advice and saved all my sciences till I got to UT except for anatomy. By doing that, it added on a extra semester of pre-reqs but that is ok if that will improve my chances for the upper division. Now I still have all this next year and fall 2012 to take pre-reqs before I can apply to the upper division.
As for volunteering, I volunteered at Dells Children for about 2 months last summer. I have been trying to get back in there but it is taking a long time to hear back from the volunteer coordinator. She told me they have a lot of ppl wanting to volunteer there for the summer. So now I am going to see if I can volunteer at this free clinic in Round Rock while I am waiting to hear back from Dells.
I did meet a couple students that had taken all the pre-reqs except for the required ones but I have no idea what their stats were. I know one girl said she had worked in a doctor's office but hated the sight of blood. LOL
So, I would say just to keep your GPA as high as possible and get some volunteer hours in and you will be fine to transfer.