I am reviving this thread, as it is a few years old. I wanted to seek advice from more recent applicants and see what the applicant pool has been like. I know it varies from year to year, but I just hope to see how competitive I will be.
I've taken General Chem, A&P 1, A&P 2, Lifespan and came away with 4.0s, except for getting a B in Chem since I took it early during my undergraduate career where I didn't have my priorities figured out yet. Currently, I am taking Micro and I am doing well in it (knock on wood). So by the time I apply, all I will need is: Nutrition, Stats, and Organic Chem.
I hope to get a strong recommendation from my RN supervisor and my first degree was in liberal arts, so I feel confident that I'll be able to do well with my personal statement and the proctored essay. Sometimes, I actually prefer to write a long essay, than take a multiple choice test.
I've been a CNA at a local hospital for 2 years on the float pool, so I've been exposed to a myriad of nursing specialties. I worked in student government during undergrad and serve as an adviser for a leadership development program for underclassmen by the time I was a senior. This included community service throughout all four years. I also became involved with student government at the Graduate/Professional level as well. Lastly, I was the Vice President of a Southeast Asian student commission and now serve as an Alumni Adviser.
Anyway, any comments or advice that I can get on the application process will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!