Help! I'm looking for a 2 year school....

  1. I am trying to get into nursing school. Last time my school accepted applicants I didn't get in because my prereqs were not complete. (The application processs is solely a points system from pre-reqs.) This fall the expected applicants is to rise from 200 to over a thousand. (Poor economy, many students are in re-training programs.) This is for a class of 35-40. Very competitive.

    I am afraid I will not get acccepted, and need a plan B. I am willing to move anywhere. Does anyone out there know of a 2 year program that is struggling for applicants? I know this sounds desperate, but I need an option. I am not willing to wait till my number comes up. I want to start nursing school...yesterday

    Thanks for your help.
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  3. by   pkmom
    nope, sorry, don't know of any program begging for applicants. Most of them say competition is fierce.
  4. by   StudentSandra
    here is a link for all accredited nursing schools in the us.

    your best bet i would think would be a small school, in a very rural area. my school uses a formula based on the:
    assett test - school placement test (4.2 high)
    gpa for classes that are part of the nursing curriculum
    1 point for an a in micro, a&p 1, a&p 2
    .75 for a b
    .5 for a c

    then they add the points, minimum for consideration 6 points, with nothing below a c in any core classes. (my curriculum is in the curriculum post) then it just goes by ranking, last year everyone that applied with a score over 6 was accepted. we started with 28, the max for the class was 30.

    send me a private message if you want to know more about my school. good luck.
  5. by   NICU_Nurse
    I PM'd you!
    Last edit by NICU_Nurse on Aug 28, '03
  6. by   essarge
    Sent you a private message
  7. by   remail99
    Thank you all for your help. The response has been amazing. I was feeling a lot of pressure trying to get into this one local school, but now I realize I have *many* options. I do realize none of the schools are going to be easy to get into, and that's not what I'm looking for. It will be easier when I don't put all my eggs in one basket though!

    Thanks again!
  8. by   cntrygurltndcty
    I recently started school at County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ. It is one of the bst nursing schools in NJ. They also have an aggrement w/ other Universities, so that all of your credits will transfer. I applied to the program in the fall and started in the spring. So, there was no waiting for me...but then again, I am in the evening program. That may be an idea for you. There are 60 students per semester......and by the way, I do not have all of my pre-req's. This message may be a little late and if you have already started somewhere then great for you. But if you want to try here, I can help get you info. And if you are not from here...I will be happy to help you out. The web address is I hope this helps!
  9. by   jobear
    Because of the shortage, Ohio is offering full ride if you can commit either one or two years of work. Check with the Ohio Board of Nursing to get a list of potential schools. Central Ohio Techincal College is expanding their two year program to get more people in. good luck, Stef
  10. by   frann
    Dang that sounds good. I've been out 10 years and I just discovered my loan has been miscalculated. I signed a agreement to repay over 144 payments. Well I only have a few years left to pay and have hardly paid any of my balance. I found out they thought I was repaying over 21 years! I don't think so.