Admission Anxiety


Hello! My name is Tori and I am applying to a few nursing programs to begin in the fall of 2015. I am completing prerequisite classes in the spring, however, some program deadlines are before my classes will have completed. Does anyone know how this can effect my admission? Should I wait until all of my prerequisites are completed? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


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Specializes in MCH,NICU,NNsy,Educ,Village Nursing.

What does the advisor at the schools you are applying to say?

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JBudd, MSN

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Specializes in Trauma, Teaching. Has 42 years experience.

Most schools are used to getting applications from people still completing their pre-reqs. Admission will be conditional on completion of the final courses and grades. I was accepted, in the spring semester of my pre-reqs, and was required to take one more psych course during the summer (the 9 credit hours I had, some 400 level, weren't specific enough lol).


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My prerequisites will be completed by the application deadline for one admission, but not for the other two. I have an appointment to meet with an advisor, bit not until after the holidays as they were pressed for time. I was just hoping to get some insight before then!


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Depends on the school. Some want them completed before the program starts and some want them before admission because they use it as part of the screening process. Some will accept you with a contingency. Mine doesn't require completion at the time of admission.


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Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

Take a look at the schools' websites. Often, they will say whether or not you can have outstanding prereqs and how many. Most will accept one outstanding prereq, but each program will have their own policy. If it's not stated on the website, call the program's main number and ask.


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Has 1 years experience.

Thank you for your advice! I really appreciate it.

Specializes in Prior military RN/current ICU RN.. Has 16 years experience.

This is a question you need to discuss with the schools you will be applying to. They can tell you what you need to do to apply. Schools vary greatly on admission requirements.