Need advice on nursing program admission procedure(s)

  1. Hello to everyone,
    I was informed that in some Nursing schools, if Science pre-reqs were taken during the summer session, getting accepted into the school's Nursing program would be more difficult than expected. The reason for this is because the school's admissions office have this notion that courses taken during the summer are easier than when taken during regular sessions. Has anyone heard of such a thing? I am planning to take a chemistry course during the summer, as well as Anthropology and Statistics, all of which are pre-requisites for Columbia University's Nursing program. The only reason why I'm taking the Chemistry course during this session is because I would like to finish all of my pre-reqs early so I can start on the nursing program in 2006 if I get accepted. Any other information regarding the matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
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  3. by   EMTtoRN
    Wow I have never heard of that!!! I personally think cramming a semesters worth of info into 4-6 weeks is a lot harder. I wonder why they would think that. Maybe the issue is paperwork and giving enought ime to give credit for the classes you take in the summer for the fall. For instance if you took allthose calsses in the spring and applied to get in the fall there is more time to process all the paperwork etc.

    BUT I would contact the college directly and see what they say. Sometimes it has all to do with dead lines!
  4. by   klone
    I've never heard this either.
  5. by   NursePru
    I'm applying to a BSN program this month and I have never been told that.
  6. by   manna
    Never heard that myself, either. I've taken quite a few summer/short-intensive sciences and never had a problem (I'm starting a BSN program this summer)
  7. by   southerngirl
    The only problem I've heard of is there may not be enough time between final grades and application deadlines. What I mean is that if there is not enough time there may be a problem getting the grades to count towards admission into the program. Ususally science courses are more difficult during the summer because there is so much information packed into a short amount of time.