getting into nursing school - page 2
Has anyone did great on their prereq's and then had to be put on a waiting list to get into the nursing program? What is the likelihood of this happening to someone who does good on the prereq's?... Read More
Feb 26, '04I really think admission criteria for a lot of schools
depends a lot on how many spots are open compared
to how many people apply for those spots.
My school has a published set of criteria and utilizes
a point system. You get a certain number of points for:
- Each pre-req completed with a grade of C or better.
- Cumulative GPA of required Biology and Math classes
- Overall GPA of all classes taken
- PSB-Nursing School Aptitude Exam
You are ranked according to how many points you have.
(16 is the highest)
There are a lot more applicants than open spots in
our program, so the competition is tough. They do
consider residents of the area who have taken the
bulk of pre-reqs at the school over non-residents
when there are space limitations. They do this
because it's a community college supported by local
real estate taxes (and business donations - but that's
PSB-Nursing School Apptitude Exam tests on five
areas: , Reading, Natural Sciences, Total
Academic Aptitude, and Vocational Adjustment.
I need to find out what that last one is all about before
I take the exam.