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How many Nursing Schools should i apply?

by hayvan413 hayvan413 (New) New

How many Nursing Schools Should I apply to have a good chance of getting in?

adventure_rn, BSN

Specializes in NICU, PICU.

That depends entirely on how strong a candidate you are, and how competitive the schools in your area are.

Even if you're an exceptional candidate, I'd apply to at least 2-3. If not, I'd cast a very wide net and consider applying to even more, or plan to work on building your resume.

Kitkat222, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 4 years experience.

It really depends on your your resume, experience, and gpa. I couldn't really give you a set number of schools to apply to, because even if you applied to many school I'd have to know how competitive you are in relation to those schools.

If I were you I'd apply to a couple schools that have an average similar to your gpa, a few that are above your gpa (if they're of interest to you) and then a couple of "safe schools" aka schools that average below your gpa. This way, you'll have a variety of schools to hopefully choose from.

Good luck!

you need to apply to exactly 6 schools.

I only applied to one. I just made sure I was a competitive candidate first.


Has 1 years experience.

Like everybody else stated, apply to as many schools as you qualify for. Also, consider applying to BSN programs as well, if you are only applying to ASN programs.