I really wanted to begin a thread about NVCC's Nursing Program due to begin in Fall 2013 (Applications are due May 2013). I am starting my pre-reqs in January, because I have been in school elsewhere. I know it will be tight to get them completed in time to apply, but I want to be considered in time for the Fall 2013 program.
For anyone who has applied and been accepted to NVCC's nursing program, or for anyone who plans to in May, will you tell me what your credentials were (GPA, TEAS score, any certifications etc)? As in, if you could describe the perfect nursing school
application, what would it include?
I want to do this right! Any support/insight is great.
Feb 5, '13
Admission to NVCC Traditional Nursing is very competive, pretty much along the lines NVCC describes. I got in Fall 2010 with a 3.8, for example. I don't recall my TEAS scores, but do know I passed them the first attempt. I also am a Fairfax County resident and have a BS in another field. It is a lot of work once you are in the program and I graduated in Spring 2012 with a 3.4. I currently work at INOVA Fair Oaks as an RN1 and am making almost $70K/year because I get a differential for being on the night and weekend shift, which was the only placement available to me as an ADN. The hospitals seem to give prefence to BSNs, but demand has been sufficient for more people in my class to still have been hired by hospitals than for any other type of job. NOVA nurses seem to have very good reputations with hospitals and it was not much work for me to get a job in one. I hope you find this information helpful and wish you the best of luck. NVCC is a solid program and I am finding the work rewarding.
Last edit by summer03 on Feb 5, '13