How many times did you apply to the Nursing Program? - page 2

I just saw a news article yesterday about how California is implementing the nurse to patient ratio. Yippee! But my local news station did a story on the nursing shortage that really bummed me out.... Read More

  1. by   shayraquelle
    I was lucky and was accepted the first time I applied. At my school, you have to have a 2.7 and a passing score on the NET. My GPA was a 3.4, but I scored in top 5% on the NET. They also take in consideration how many credit hours of prereqs were taken at the school and not transferred- and if u already had a degree in anything!
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    I've been an RN for 5 years and I got in on the first try . . .BUT it was the first year our nursing school had used a lottery system.

    I remember feeling happy that I got in but sad that I didn't get in on merit. It was all just a "toss of the dice". Not great on the self-esteem.

    There is no lottery system now . .thank goodness.

  3. by   VickyRN
    It doesn't matter if you have a 4.0 if there just aren't enough nursing instructors for the students. That's the problem at my cc. We turned down 7 out of 8 students who applied for the 2005 class (about to enter this fall). It is a shame. Had good applicants. Just not enough instructors (no one, not even BSN nurses answering our want-ads). A lot of prospective students are now waiting 2 or 3 years to get into our program. The state of NC is not helping much. The latest budget was "insult to injury" in terms of cc faculty salaries. (See my thread under Nursing Activism). This is what is REALLY happening behind the scenes.