Will the shortage affect admissions??? - page 2

Hi everyone.... I know this is a weird question, but I was discussing this with a few friends and none of us are sure if our conclusions are correct: We all know that there is a shortage of... Read More

  1. by   DenaInWyo
    My CC admits students to the program based on a "score sheet". The minimum GPA to apply is 2.3 (!). You earn a certain number of points for higher GPAs, whether you graduated highschool or got a GED, and what grades you earned in *core classes* (e.g. an A in A&P = 3 points) ..not the classes you took before you knew your major, or before you changed your mind, like I did. They add up the points, then take the top 64 scores. Sounds fair to me! Yep, there are probably plenty of people with an overall higher GPA than me, but those A's might have been in primarily unrelated classes. I got my A's in the classes that count.

    Edited to add: Even with my past history of not so stellar college performance, I am carrying a 94% for midterm in my fundamentals lab/lecture class. Guess that means I'm where I'm supposed to be
    Last edit by DenaInWyo on Oct 11, '04
  2. by   futurenursingstudent
    those (such as myself) applying straight out of high school are sort of in a crunch because it would take me 2yrs (general ed,prereqs) before even getting to apply to the 2 yr AS program at the CC,my college GPA would have to be A-B range.i don't think a first-time in college student could take all that on..i would not want to screw up my chances of ever getting into a program or spend 5 years trying to get into a 2yr program because my GPA wasn't high enough,it just wouldn't be worth it.the LPN program here is less competitive,theres no pre reqs,all you gotta have is a HS diploma or GED ,so i've decided to go that route.my ultimate goal is to have a BSN,but right now 4 year programs are costly and overly competitive.i dont think GPA is the only thing that matters, i've worked my butt off (especially in math) for the GPA in high school i have right now.
  3. by   cherokeesummer
    I don't know how competitive our school was...I didn't have any problems getting in but mine is a diploma program and I don't think they are as in demand as the ADN's. The local ADN is fairly competitive from what I understand.

    My grades and prereqs were good so that could be why i didn't realize the intense competitiveness but i have heard stories about the adn and bsn programs!

    I already have a AA and a BA degree so I will hopefully bridge later to get the BSN and MSN.

    Good luck everyone!!!!
  4. by   okie2
    Here in OK all programs are competitive. Most only accept 30% of applicants.

    The community colleges go by a point system, you recieve points for classes completed, entrance exam scores, work experience, etc. The bsn programs use a traditional method of grades, courses, interviews.

    Although, two major universities here have received grants to create BS -to- BSN programs. They are 14-18 month long and also offer scholarships to students who agree to stay & work in OKC area. Both these programs are small, but hope to have 50 spaces available in the next few years. Overall, i agree with the shortage extending to instructors too. I know that one university here decreased it's bsn class for 2004 nearly in half due to limited instructors.
  5. by   Maggie in NC
    It's extremely competive here in NC. At the CC, there is a point system for pre-reqs, GPA, interview, residency, and HOAE Test. There WERE 36 slots and over 200 applicants. We're not sure we'll have a nursing class in the fall. (see other post)

    I, too, am a nontraditional student. I've elected to do the LPN thing if they decide not to seat a class in the fall because I HAVE TO get a paycheck within a year. My ultimate plan is to get a BSN then an MSN, then go back and teach. It's a long range goal which will take me A LONG time but, it's a goal and I'm not stopping 'til I get it!
  6. by   All_Smiles_RN
    Whitney, that's how it is here in FL too.
  7. by   kimhaw
    Here in AR. We have one diploma nursing program that accepted 320 students this fall. They had around 400 applications. Almost everyone who applied who had took A&P1 and Col. Alg. got in. The adn proram I attend go by quality points and accepted around 120 applicants. The avg. gpa was probably around 3.0 although they say min. gpa is 2.5. The program I attend also have a 99.9% nclex pass rate. I must say this is not the school I wanted to go to b/c I heard how tough it was but my local school was even more picky avg. gpa for admitted students was about 3.4 even though they also have a min. gpa of 2.5. I do unerstand how tough it is and it makes you wonder why isn't more done to admit or train more instructors. I also don't wants the market flooded with nurses when I graduate therefore not being able to find a job. Just my 2 cents.