UWM nursing program - page 2
by SELnurse 9,364 Views | 34 Comments
Hey! I am currently a pre-nursing student at UWM. I am curious if anyone has any suggestions on getting in the program. I apply this summer for the Spring 2012 program and I am looking for ideas to put on my application to make... Read More
- 0Oct 24, '12 by soxgirl2008Nope I don't believe so. I would stay away from Alverno. I know a few students from UWM who transferred there and had to take a whole year of extra pre-reqs before starting clinicals, which is a big waste of money IMO.If you go to ccon.edu and go to future students and then transfer admissions there is a UWM transfer credit guide link which shows all the classes that transfer
- 0Nov 15, '12 by Nurs23StudentSELNurse,
I am applying to the UWM program also. I noticed you said you weren't accepted into the program and I am shocked! Everything you said you've done makes me wonder why you wouldn't have gotten in right away? If this isn't too personal, would you mind telling me why you didn't get accepted? Was it just too full?
- 1Nov 16, '12 by foxessb12nd degree, veteran, science gpa was a 3.8. I can't tell you why you didn't get in, but have you calculated just your science gpa? When I was applying they said that was a big number that they took into consideration. The program is heavily science-based.
All I can recommend is that you re-apply for the Fall. You probably won't have to change much in your application if you were waitlisted. It's definitely too late for them to have a grade for any retakes, but sometimes they like to see effort on your current class schedule. Believe me, there are still plenty of 20-21 year olds in my class to make me feel old.
- 0Nov 17, '12 by Nurs23StudentThanks for all the information!
I am not a second degree student. I did transfer from MATC (to cut costs), but I have received all A's and A-'s. I'm taking my final pre-reqs at UWM and so far I think I'm getting all A's as well. Hopefully being a transfer student doesn't weigh on their decision but I've maintained a high 3.8-3.9 gpa overall. I also have over hundreds of hours of volunteer work and while I do not have any healthcare related work (except for some of my volunteer experiences and CNA course), I have very good work history.
Even though I've worked so hard, I still am quite worried about getting in. Why do you think there's more second degree students?
- 1Nov 17, '12 by foxessb1I honestly think there are more 2nd degree students because UWM is one of the few schools in SE Wisconsin that will take credits from previous degrees. I know Marquette would make you start from scratch since they're a direct-entry program. Plus, once you have a bachelors in something, it doesn't make you feel as good to earn something less than that. Price is always good, too.