How long did it take you to get into nursing school? - page 3
So, I just applied to SFSU for a 2nd bach in Nursing and I am GOING crazy. :uhoh3: :eek: My friend (who just graduated with a BSN last year) said she would be surprised if I got in on the first... Read More
Mar 15, '07Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 41,761; Likes: 48,082First try - and the first (and last) year they did a lottery. Made me very mad that I didn't get in on my merits.
Mar 15, '07Occupation: PCU Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in PCU/Hospice/Oncology ; Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 395; Likes: 184I waited 2.5 years myself. Had enough time to get my entire AS in nursing AND all the extra chem/math/bio id need for a BSN program. I then started an EMT program after I got my AS. I finished that and went to my local LPN program who has a 2 year waiting list. They let me use my EMT to clep the first term and the 2 year waiting list, and I started as a 2nd term student. Ive been in love with the hospital since! Its my second home! I graduate in oct and hope to be in an RN program by january! Keep it up, youll get into a program. Just work hard, and dont loose faith.
Mar 15, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in OR, Robotics, Telemetry ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '05; Posts: 45; Likes: 21I was accepted on the first try, as were most of my classmates. We do have a wait list, a looooong one, but those on the wait-list are reconsidered each semester.
I attend a 4 year where you are not allowed to apply until the semester that you are finishing your last pre-reqs. All pre-reqs must be completed with a C or better or currently in progress with a good review from your current instructors. There are about 50 spots available each semester, and over 150 applicants each semester with two classes every year.
It is a merit based system, and I have been told by my advisor the average GPA to get in is a 3.4, although a 2.0 is the minimum requirement. I do know several people who got in off of the wait-list.
It seems that the wait-list is re-organized each semester based on merit as well because I know people who were accepted off of the wait list in the same semester they applied and others that have been on the list for many semesters.
I will graduate in December 07 :mortarboard:, while I am very excited about this I also find it a little scary . Anyone else a bit nervous about graduating and being out on your own?
Mar 15, '07Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 37Hi every one am new and also persueing Nursing. Could anyone give me more information. Do nurses actually work overtime or is it mandatory. Thanks.