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how hard it is to get into gloucester community college nursing program?

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I am a pre-nursing student from North Carolina. I am thinking to transfer to gloucester community college New Jersey this year. I already finished almost all the pre-requisite classes and earned a seat in spring next year for clinical part of the program at North Carolina school. I found myself in a dilemma since I have worked so hard to get into this program. If I just give up my seat in NC, I do not know what I am expecting in the new school (gloucester community college). I would appreciate any suggestion or comment from you about this transferring thing and this gloucester community college. This transferring thing really bothers me a lot and I have to make a decision soon. Help!!!!!!!

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I just graduated from GCC a couple months ago. To get into GCC, you must have all A's on the sciences that they look at when you apply. they want to see your grades for A&P I and II. They seem to take only those with A's first. Because 400+ apply, and they only accepy about 100, you must have good grades to stand out. If you have a good GPA, and great grades on your sciences, you should have no problems. Hope this helps. Best wishes.

I am a pre-nursing student from North Carolina. I am thinking to transfer to gloucester community college New Jersey this year. I already finished almost all the pre-requisite classes and earned a seat in spring next year for clinical part of the program at North Carolina school. I found myself in a dilemma since I have worked so hard to get into this program. If I just give up my seat in NC, I do not know what I am expecting in the new school (gloucester community college). I would appreciate any suggestion or comment from you about this transferring thing and this gloucester community college. This transferring thing really bothers me a lot and I have to make a decision soon. Help!!!!!!!

Lilian

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I just graduated from the program in May. I had A's in A&P I and II. I also got an 80 on the nursing entrance exam on the first try. Many people take the test two and three times to get a descent score, which is fine too. A lot of my classmates had A's and B's in their sciences and scored in the 70's-80's on the NET. You can go on the GCC web site for more info on the programs requirements. The applications deadline has allready passed for spring 07 start. You would have to apply for spring 08. Hope this helps.... Good Luck!

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I just got accepted into the program this spring. I begin it in the fall. I had A's in both A&P I and II, but I also know people in the program with B's. I also had scored a 95% composite on the NET. I know some that got in with scores in the 80's. The committee only looks at the Science scores and the NET (although they just changed to the HESI entrance exam). I don't think it's that much different thought. The bottom line is, if you have A's in your science and a score in the 80's on your HESI, you will more than likely get in. If you have C's in science and a 75 in the HESI, you prob won't. If your strong in one and weak on the other, it's a toss up, depending on how many more qualified have applied.

They had over 900 apply this past spring and accepted 130. Letters of recommendation are not used. They no longer accept advanced placement for transfer students, so you may have to take Nursing 1 over again if you had it already. You may want to take a look at the nursing application packet on the website. It has all the information you need. Go to www.gccnj.edu

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Make sure you apply to the other schools in the area. You have Camden County College, Our Lady of Lourdes, Burlington County College and I'm sure there are others. I don't believe there are waiting lists for these schools, it's all about how many clinicals they have available. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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They've gone over to a "just by the numbers" system. It's just your science courses and your HESI exam score. They let you take the HESI twice. No essay or letters of recommendation are needed (or wanted, apparently).

They do give preference for in-county residents, when they can do so.

Check out Our Lady of Lourdes, Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Cumberland County College, and Burlington County College. If money isn't an issue, check out Thomas Jefferson University's ASN/BSN program in Philly. It's nice because you can take your NCLEX after the first 2 years and then continue on for your BSN, or stop after the ASN. But it's pricey -- roughly $17,000 per year for the ASN component, and that's just the tuition.

One of the reasons GCC and other community colleges have such a huge pool of applicants is the fact that it is such an inexpensive education. So if you can afford more, try some of the other schools. Our Lady of Lourdes and Burlington are fairly inexpensive (at least if you are in-state, because Lourdes runs their program through Camden County College). Helene Fuld is darn expensive, IMHO, but not nearly as expensive as Jefferson!

I have a friend who is finishing her GCC Nursing degree this year. She told me they had some trouble getting enough clinical locations, and some students had to do their PEDS clinicals in pediatricians' offices, which seemed kind of lame to me. That's one of the benefits of doing a hospital program -- they give first priority to their own nursing students.

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