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ABSN programs in California???

jjao925 jjao925 (New) New

Hi guys. I'm expected to graduate with a health science B.S. Degree (from CSUEB) next year in the spring 2016 and am interested in doing the ABSN program after. If not, 2 year RN programs are ok too. My end goal is to be a nurse lol. The thing is my stats aren't up to par.

I'm currently looking at Samuel Merritt (San Mateo or Sacramento) because they only look at the last 60 units. An admissions counselor at Samuel Merritt told me I also need to retake at least one science class since I currently have a 3.0 in my science courses. I yet have to take the teas test. My experience: I volunteered at UCSF Hospital for a year but that's about it.

I plan on getting my CNA certificate by doing the 3 month program. And work as a CNA as much as I can before I apply next year.

what do u guys think? Is it worth getting my CNA certificate in the fall? Considering I'm also still trying to take my classes to graduate next year.. I will have a really big workload. On top of that, I have a one year old so I don't want to leave her too much.. CNA training hours are long and will require me to be gone often. Idk if it's totally worth it.. and if it will actually help my chances of getting into a program.

also I don't know much nursing programs in California.. Other than Samuel Merritt. Do u guys know any other nursing programs in California - preferably the easier ones to get into?