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Any one from Wilkes-Barre area?

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I am just wondering if anyone is in the Wilkes-Barre area. I am applying to College Misericordia for the Fall because they have a women with children program. I am just curious what the competition for nursing program admissions is in that area. I know it varys by area. I don't have the strongest academic history - and I am going for an interview this Thursday - Just curious if I have a shot. I am already accepted to a program for the fall here, but kind of wanted to go the Misericordia. Does anyone know anything about whether there is usually a waiting list for that school.

Thanks for your help

Originally posted by apoole77

Hi

I am just wondering if anyone is in the Wilkes-Barre area. I am applying to College Misericordia for the Fall because they have a women with children program. I am just curious what the competition for nursing program admissions is in that area. I know it varys by area. I don't have the strongest academic history - and I am going for an interview this Thursday - Just curious if I have a shot. I am already accepted to a program for the fall here, but kind of wanted to go the Misericordia. Does anyone know anything about whether there is usually a waiting list for that school.

Thanks for your help

Nice to see someone from NE PA. I am originally from Hazleton but haven't lived up there since 1965.

I am from Williamsport, pa. it is about an hour and a half from wilkes barre, and probably an hour from misericordia, I think. Misericordia has a good nursing program from what I understand, so I can understand your wanting to go there. I'm sure it is very competitive. I've heard a lot of nursing schools are now more competitive than they used to be, esp. since the economy kind of sucks. I personally know the school in williamsport had like 500 applicants last year, and only took 50, which is amazing when you think about it. that many people wanted to be nurses? That's what I said, trust me. The school I went to in Williamsport closed its program, mostly due to a crap heap of politics by the administration of the program. So in essence, the only school left in williamsport got all the other one's applicants. so you can see why it is more competitive also.

Let me know if you have any other questions. I'm always looking to meet other nurses from near where I am.

David

I live in the Pocono's... less than a half hour from Wilkes Barre [alright, about 20 minutes, depending on how I drive]. Nice to meet everyone!

I live between Hazleton and Wilkes Barre and work in Home Health. Over the last few years, Wilkes Barre has become quite the shoppers paradise. Unfortunately the nursing salaries in this area are quite low compared with the Allentown and Phila. area, the excuse being that the Medicare reimbursement is less d/t this being a "rural" area. Lots of nurses choose to travel to those areas on a daily basis which is also tricky with the bad weather up here. Many of the nurses who've graduated from "Misery" have done quite well despilte this area's poor economy. Nice to hear about fellow upstaters.

Glad to see you are interested in nursing school. I am originally from Scranton PA and I attented College Misericordia. Unfortunately I dont have a lot of good things to say about the nursing staff at College Misericordia. I went there on the second degree program. I have my BS is Biology from Alliance College. I am not an A student and I didnt find it hard to get into the program. My advise to you is find a different program to go to. Good Luck

Just wondering what you did not like about the program. I am going there mostly because of the women with children program. I am about to move my little family there and take a huge jump. Feel free to PM me with any specifics. I appreciate any imput.

Thanks

Amanda

To Whom It May Concern:

Ten Years Ago I Returned To College Miseracordia For A Bsn. Due To A Learning Disability, It Has Taken All This Time To Try To Finish This Degree. I Was Never A Nurse Before, And This Will Be My Second Career. I Just Wanted To Warn People Out There Looking To Get Thier Bsn At College Miseracordia, Its A Tough Program And Very Expensive. And If You Have A Learning Disability As I Do Go Somewhere Else. The Nursing Department Is Not Helpful In This Area. Unless They Provide Me With The Proper Tutoring, I May Be Forced To Change My Major To Teaching.

I Am Almost Finished And Just Need To Do My Clinicials However, The Nursing Program At College Miseracordia Is More Concerned About Weeding Out, Than Creating Nurses.

I Have Just Paid Out In Full My Tuition Over $28,000.00 With No Assistance Of Any Kind. The Attitude There Is You Make It Or You Don't. The Nursing Department There Would Rather Students Recieve High Grades, Doesn't Matter If Your Good On The Floor Or Not. I Have Met Some Students Of Any Age Group Who Are A Students And Cannot Hold A Conversation. That Does Not Mean That They Will Be A Better Rn Than I.

Good Luck, I'm Still Trying!!!!!!!!

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