How many of you had to wait on a waiting list for nursing school? - page 2

Right now, I am frantically looking around at my state's community colleges for some AAS, or ADN nursing programs. I am working on my pre-reqs right now, and I was told that once I finish the... Read More

  1. by   Gerry1888RN
    If you live in Arizona, I would advise you to apply for Yavapai College. There is no wait list whatsoever. I got into the RN program in the Verde Valley YC campus after completion of my pre-reqs, and I now have less than one year before I graduate. Requirments to get into Yavapai include a GPA of atleast 2.0, and completion of the following pre-reqs: ENG101, College Algebra, BIO156, BIO201, Chemistry, and a Nursing assistant course or being a CNA. Also, the college will take your science GPA into consideration, the amout of co-reqs completed such as BIO202 and Micro, and your score on the HESI entrance exam.
  2. by   Chapis
    in my cc there's no waiting list, every student wanting to be in ns needs to apply each semester, and i'm glad that starring fall '09 they have more seats available, they're going to have a capacity of 120 students per semester!!! the qualifications are pretty much like the post above mine, just a gpa of at least 2.0 and some classes they do require to have completed, and of course they look at gpa, classes completed, and the hesi overall grade.
    btw-i'm in texas
    good luck
  3. by   aabdelhadi88
    Another thing just popped into my head.

    How can I find out if these schools are accredited by the Nursing board or not? I read online that I have to be careful in choosing some of these schools because not all hospitals or employers will accept degrees from these places.
  4. by   MystyqueOne
    Quote from asayed88
    Another thing just popped into my head.

    How can I find out if these schools are accredited by the Nursing board or not? I read online that I have to be careful in choosing some of these schools because not all hospitals or employers will accept degrees from these places.
    In Arizona, go to azbn.gov and under the resources tab, go to Education. Then click on the "Approved nursing schools in Arizona" (or something like that). It will show what accreditation they have and if they are provisional approval or fully approved. YOu can also look up the NCLEX pass rates for each school (currently UoP has the lowest scores).

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