I am about to graduate from college with an undergrad in psychology. I am a male that has been in the IT field for 10 years, and I am very burnt out by the superficiality of the field. I am very interested in nursing, but I know that getting into a nursing program is very difficult.
I am a male with a 3.69 GPA and I am in several honor societies. However, I do not have any medical experience besides observation (shadowing) and a little red cross volunteer work. I want to enter into the Georgia State University accelerated BSN program after I graduate. On average, they have 600+ applicants for 56 slots each year 2x a year.
Are there any books that help with the application process, such as how to write a great essay and how to get the best letters of recommendations? I looked on amazon
and the closet book I found was "how to get into any PA school."
Thank you for all of your help and I hope to be a nurse one day!
Nov 29, '05
Well, the fact that you will soon already have another degree will make you look better, especially being in honor societies and having a very good GPA.
If you want to make yourself even more appealing, become a CNA before applying. Some hospitals have training programs, or you could go to school. Check the want ads to see if there are any places that offer training on-site.
Also, they have volunteer programs at hospitals. Check the websites of hospitals near you, and participate!
If you look online for "getting letters of recommendation" and "writing personal statements," you'll find plenty of stuff. Google it.
Another thing: if you go to the library and look up grants for financial aid, you'll find a lot of scholarships
for males going into nursing. Since you are considered a minority as a male, you have an advantage. You are already very well qualified, in my opinion, but I think it helps to be male. Get someone else to pay for your education!
Last edit by Cute_CNA on Nov 30, '05