Quote from JKCMom
My dh and I are considering a move to Cary, NC, this summer. I was planning on entering the nursing program here (WY) in the fall of 2005, and know I will have no problem getting in without an additional wait. Can anyone tell me what the waiting lists are like UNC-Chapel Hill, or any community colleges in the area? Thanks!
I live very close to Cary so maybe I can help you out a bit. Nursing Programs
at the closest Major Universities are UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke, from what I've heard both are difficult to get into because the schools are so well known and have loads of qualified applicants. I don't know about their accelerated BSN Programs - they might be easier to get into if you already have your 4 year degree behind you. Unfortunately, NC State (right next to Cary) stopped their Nursing Program quite a few years back. My Son is in their Engineering Program - it's an excellent school.
There are several Community Colleges in the area - Wake Tech, Johnston Community College, Wilson Community College and others further out - I checked into all 3 this past year. They don't use "waiting lists" - as in, you qualify but won't be able to attend until Fall 2005, etc. JCC and Wilson each have approx. 500 applicants per year and only admit 40-50 students (per year). Wake Tech also has at least 500 applicants - but has a Spring and Fall Session (that is the closest school to Cary). For each school - if you don't get in this year - you have to start the entire admission process all over again the next year. All 3 have websites - so you might want to check them out.
Funny thing about CARY - about 15 years ago when all the big computer companies were being built in Research Triangle Park - tons of people from up North moved down for the computer jobs and most of them seemed to end up living in Cary. It actually ended up being mostly "Yankees" living there and the joke was - CARY stood for "C
rea for R
ankees", ha, ha... I guess I laughed too hard at that one because they're running out of room in Cary and now moving to Clayton where I live. We used to honestly be like "Mayberry" - decent priced homes, NO TRAFFIC and now it's all Golf Course Communities with houses going for over 1/2 million (OUCH) - that hurt... Just so you know - I'm not poking fun at all the Yanks - I'm a Boston Yankee, only living here because this is where my husband is from.
Sorry for the length, hope some of this helps. If you want to know anymore about the area, just ask me I'll be more than glad to help you out. Take Care, SusanNC