Hi, I am a pre-nursing student at LCCC, WY. I am trying to get some information about when to apply to the nursing program. Because it is so competitive, I want to make sure I apply at the right time.
I am currently taking A&PI, psychology, & history, and for Spring Semester 2013, I will be taking A&PII, Math 1400, and Nutrition. By the end of Spring Semester 2013, I will only have to take microbiology (which I plan to take Fall 2013) and then i will be completely finished with all of my pre-reqs.
I am unsure if i should apply this spring for the fall Semester or wait until the fall semester to apply for the spring 2014 semester. I feel that having almost all pre-reqs out of the way would elevate my chances of getting in because I would have more of an opportunity to excel in the program since I wouldn't have any additonal classes besides the clinicals and the nursing class. However, I almost feel that if I apply for the Fall semester 2013, i could get in a little quicker (I am on a time crunch because I am not working and would like to be employed quicker, of course). I have yet to take the Kaplan and will need to do that prior to application, I know. I am not sure when to take that either, since it has a lot of science on there...? I heard it had a lot of questions about geology and chemistry.... never taken those classes. I heard it was like the ACT....which i took back in highschool (2006) and totally did bad on it. That is a big worry ... the kaplan.
For anyone who is/was in the LCCC nursing program or another program similar, can you tell me when the best time to apply is?
just for an fyi... I have a B in A&PI right now and my current GPA is a 3.6
If I do apply and do not get in, I am considering looking at other colleges in WY and CO.
Thanks for any help!!