How competitive is the acceptance to the U of U nursing program?
- 0Oct 29, '08 by impatientstudentI am contemplating going to the U of U for the nursing program but was wondering if anybody knows how hard it is to get in? I don't exactly want to waste my time there just in case I don't get in because then you have to wait a whole year to apply again vs. going to SLCC you have to get on the waiting list but they start every semester. Any info regarding this is appreciated.
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- 0Oct 30, '08 by MagsMomI am not familiar with other programs on a university level - but it is my opinion that the U is competitive. I am just finishing my pre-reqs for the U program and will be applying soon. I have a few friends who have applied to the U program but did all of their pre-reqs at SLCC. I have met many good friends since I started my pre-reqs and several of them are now applying elsewhere - in every case they have said that they don't feel that the U Nursing faculty is very supporting and the advising is inconsistent. I plan on going here but am very stressed about my chances of getting in -my grades are decent but not great. I hope that helps - please let me know if I can answer any other questions.
- 0Nov 2, '08 by impatientstudentWell the reason I can't really just apply to both is because one is an Associate program and the other Baccalaureate. For the U you must have 45 credit hours plus the pre-reqs done prior to being admitted vs. SLCC you only have to have the pre-reqs.
Thanks for the info MagsMom.
- 0Dec 7, '08 by roxycharmichalThe University of Utah and SLCC now have a unified program, meaning that if you work for the U, you can go through the SLCC program. It is a different program than the traditional SLCC program, it is organized by SLCC but you work for the U. The load is lighter because they make you work 20 hours a week and you owe them I think 2-3 years when you are done, but there is no waiting list and SLCC has a great nursing program!