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A school with no wait list-Have you heard of it?

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On my community college campus, I noticed that this poster for this nursing school called the International Universtiy of Nursing they are accepting applications for students here in the U.S. to get a ASN or BSN degree.

The only thing is this school is located on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts (its part the british virgin islands) so this island is not to foreign culture wise from what you might expect. From what I know so far, this school functions the same way a school in the U.S. does. All the neccessary classes are the same. The nursing students attending this school are from the Caribbean island and the U.S. is.

As far as clinicals you would complete the first year of clinicals on the island and your last year of clinicals, wether your a ASN or BSN student, you would complete the the last year of clinicals in the U.S. at college that they have a partnership with.

The down part to this school that I noticed is a student who would normally qualifiy for FAFSA ( U.S. government grants for school) cannot get it because the school only offers loans as a way to pay for the semester AND when completing your final year at your clinical in the U.S. the schools are limited and it may not be in your state. (but you wouldn't have to wait to get into a school ounce year ready to transfer back to a U.S. school)

You would qualify to sit the RN exam and be able to work in the U.S. when done with the school. The good thing about the school is there may not be a long wait list like most of the schools here in the U.S. has. I believe it may be because the school is located in the Caribbean (not to many U.S. students would want to be away from their family for that long) and the school is only about 3 years old so not to many students have heard of it.

Anyway, I just wanted to know if anyone has heard any good or bad things about this school or the experience from students or graduates from this school. I'm interested in it, but would like to know more before making a move on this school...Thanks

(feel free to correct me on any information that I said about the school)

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puggymae specializes in OB, NP, Nurse Educator.

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Students from St. Kitt are attending a branch of our college in the Fall. And some of our instructors are going there in the Fall to teach on site. This is a legitimate program, but I do not know much else about it.

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MikeyJ is a RN and specializes in Peds, PICU, Home health, Dialysis.

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There are two programs here in Southern Nevada that have no wait-lists. They are both under provisional accreditation, but from what I have heard they will both be fully accredited within the next year or so. The downfall is that they both cost around $25 or $30K a year to attend. I don't know much about them, but if you go to the Nevada forum there are threads about them. There is a lady named Dee (I forget her actual screen name.. although her name Dee is in the screen name) knows a great deal about the schools as she checked them out. Go to the nevada forum and you will find her name there, and I am sure you could PM her. The two schools are USN (University of Southern Nevada) and Touro.

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Try Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HI. They are a private school, expensive but have normal federal loans and scholarships available. Probably does not have a wait list/

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Lisa CCU RN is a RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Cardiac, ICU.

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All nursing schools do NOT have waiting lists. I got into my school on the first try and they are a BSN program in Memphis, TN. there areplenty of others around and you don't have to go to an island to attend.

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I haven't heard of that particular school, but it sounds like a lot of extra work/cost to get what you could get locally. I haven't run across a school that has a waiting list. I got into three schools first try and know of many other people who did as well. It seems to me that in most cases, you have to reapply each semester and compete against the current applicant pool. If I were you, I'd do extensive research on your local schools before applying for something where you'd have to move so far. Nursing school is stressful enough without having to move and pay for all the costs associated with going so far.

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mixyRN specializes in Ortho/Neuro, Med-Surg, ICU.

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My school also does not have a waitlist and I got accepted first try.

They review applicants on points based system and then accept the applicants with the highest points until all the seats are filled. All applicants are put back into the mix of fresh applicants every semester, and again the top points candidates are selected.

It seems that there are many schools out there doing this and maybe there is one in your area without a waitlist?

Good Luck whatever you decide!

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cherokeesummer specializes in OBGYN, Neonatal.

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My school also did not have a wait list and I got in right away.

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winterluv. If you truely love winter, and want a school with no wait list than check out Mount Alyosius College in Cresson Pa. Go to mtaloy.edu. It is a catholic college, but you do not have to be catholic to attend. they require A & P 1, Algebra and you need to take the TEASE test. It is a difficult program, but what RN program isn't. They have on campus residence. The downfall is there is nothing to do near the campus if you don't have a car. I don't live on campus, but I do attend this college and so far, it's not so bad.

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LSU and Delgado/Charity in New Orleans have no wait lists. USF and Hillsborough Community College in Tampa don't either. They're all public, so relatively inexpensve, and you can apply any federal aid that you qualify for. I moved from NO to Tampa, and I dont know anyone in either city that had to wait to get into school. You just need good grades.

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Nurse-One specializes in future speciality interest: Nurse Midwif.

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wow thanks for the responses. When I was researching different schools in the U.S. most of them told me of some kind of "wait list" that you would have to be added on since there were so many applicants. All the schools near my state are difficult to get in.

I'm done with all my pre & co-req's, now I just want to apply to a school and begin my nursing courses.

I will check out the schools that were suggested here on this forum...

Any more schools I should consider?

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analee23 has 3 years experience and specializes in pediatric ER.

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I don't know if this is true everywhere, so take this with a grain of salt... but I think that it is the case most places. State Universities (or any BSN program for that matter) Don't have waiting lists, but they do favor people who have done their prereq's at that particular school. I did my prereqs at a CC and then went the the University for my nursing program, but there were a few classes I had to take at the U before getting in.

Call around to state universities close to you and you may find that there is no wait list. Worth a try at least... but again, University of Arizona AND Arizona State University do NOT have wait lists.

Best of luck!

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