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. The local colleges offer nursing programs but the programs is short handed. Even though there is a nursing shortage they are putting students on a wait list to get into the local programs. They interviewed a girl who is still trying to get into Fresno City College but has been turned down because there is not enough room. They say that for each semester 300 who qualify apply and only 80 are accepted because of the lack of space. They say it can take 2 years to get in!
I met a girl who has finished all her prereqs and applied at different college but was turned down because they base it on your GPA, meaning those who are higher get in first. They told her they couldn't even guarantee she would ever get in. This really bummed me out. So my question is how many times did you apply before you got in?
Jul 3, '03
At the school I attend you needed a high grade point...I applied once.
I forget the exact grade point but I know it was above 3.5. Majority of the nurses that got in were well above that grade point...a few were actually below. (but they need to meet a quota)
Whichever way you look at it...you needed an especially high grade point. I think mine was a 3.7 and I wasn't nearly one of the "high" grade points.
Last edit by askater11 on Jul 3, '03
Jul 3, '03
took ME 2 times. guess i am one of few who it took more than once.....oh well....i know why if you are intersted:
my 1st attempt was rejected cause i lacked a couple prerequisite courses. It was certainly NOT GPA, since mine was 4.0 and certainly NOT ACT score, cause mine was 28.
get your pre-req's knocked out if you want to get into nursing school. simple as that.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jul 3, '03