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Good private schools to attend in California for nursing.

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I decided to take the route of attending a private school instead of trying out for a state college or university. I know that this route will be more expensive, but sometimes I feel as if the odds of getting into a state/university is almost near impossible.

My question is: is it really that competitive to get into a state/university or is getting into a private school actually easier? How hard is it to get into a private school? Lastly, do any of you know some good private schools in Southern California to attend?

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It is pretty competitive to get into ca nursing programs. State schools are hard to get into unless you have near perfect grades and teas score if required.

I'm not so sure to say that private schools are easier to get into.. I mean you must check out what kind of applicant pool is within the process of applying to the nursing program and go from there. Like do they give priority to their own students who attended the school for prereqs over other applicants? There's little details like that to consider too!

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My grades were not the best so I knew my only way in was a private school. Now I'm in and get As and Bs! I go to west coast university (I think that's private?) but there are a lot of good private schools in Cali! Just look into schools deeper and you will find the right one.

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Hi, I was actually looking at West Coast University. How is that school like? I heard its really hard because it's accelerated. Is it true that if you fail 2 or more tests youre ticked out? Which campus do you go to btw? Thanks for your reply btw!

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The school is tough but it's possible!! The policy is if you fail twice you are kicked out but you can appeal it and get back if necessary. I have not failed anything so I know it's possible! It's accelerated but it's in terms so the crazy goes by fast! They also have you do pre reqs there unless you have some transfer over. It's expensive I can't deny that but in my case and many others it's worth it! I'm at the Ontario campus and about to graduate in August 2015!

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RunBabyRN has 2 years experience and specializes in L&D, infusion, urology.

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I would suggest still applying to the CSUs. Worst that happens is you don't get in, but if you don't apply, you definitely won't get in. How are your GPA, prereqs and TEAS score? Remember that each cohort is only measured against itself, meaning that each pool of applicants determine the minimum acceptable scores. One semester, it could be all people with amazing GPAs, the next it might be lower. You never know. Apply everywhere you'd consider.

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The school is tough but it's possible!! The policy is if you fail twice you are kicked out but you can appeal it and get back if necessary. I have not failed anything so I know it's possible! It's accelerated but it's in terms so the crazy goes by fast! They also have you do pre reqs there unless you have some transfer over. It's expensive I can't deny that but in my case and many others it's worth it! I'm at the Ontario campus and about to graduate in August 2015!

Congratulations on almost graduating! Do you know how long it takes to graduate if you already have your prerequisites done? That's really funny because I was looking at the Ontario campus! Do they do their clinicals in good hospitals nearby? it sounds like a good school

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The private school with a good reputation that I know of is Mt. St. Mary's College in Los Angeles.

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Thank you! It depends on how many transfer over! They are kinda fickle about it but 4 of mine transferred over and it's about 100 k. We have some good hospitals! Pomona valley, San Antonio, we have a bunch of riverside hospitals and some in LA.

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nurseprice specializes in Pediactric.

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west coast is good, just expensive :)

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nurseprice specializes in Pediactric.

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The school is tough but it's possible!! The policy is if you fail twice you are kicked out but you can appeal it and get back if necessary. I have not failed anything so I know it's possible! It's accelerated but it's in terms so the crazy goes by fast! They also have you do pre reqs there unless you have some transfer over. It's expensive I can't deny that but in my case and many others it's worth it! I'm at the Ontario campus and about to graduate in August 2015!

it's 1 fail and get kicked out. it changed april term...

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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Hi, I was actually looking at West Coast University.

You asked about good private schools in California to attend. When I think of good private schools with nursing programs, entities such as Loma Linda Univ, Mount Saint Mary's, Azusa Pacific Univ, Point Loma Nazarene, Loyola Marymount Univ, and others immediately come to mind due to their stellar reputations and nonprofit status.

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