Illinois ADN programs

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    Last edit by prenault on Jun 29, '06
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  3. by   Jolie
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    Hi,
    I'm a Chicago native who's been living in California for the last two years. I might be moving back to IL this summer, and am wondering what the ADN nursing application numbers are looking like... I'm already an IL CNA and am nearly finished with my gen ed/prerequisites (Micro, etc.)...The nursing schools out here are pretty impacted, and I'm wondering if IL is in as bad of shape...From what I've read about COD's program 1000 applied for 120 spots? Anyone know anything else about various Chicago-area programs' numbers? From the research I've done, it seems most programs use a culmulative GPA to determine eligibility (most CA schools use the last 30 semester hours)...is that right? I've got a BA already, but my GPA is pretty average (3.0/4.0), due to a severe lack of studying freshman year....
    Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks!

    To the best of my knowledge, most of the ADN programs have lengthy waiting lists. I have a friend who is still waiting after 2 years to get into Joliet Junior College's program, and they have added a number of slots recently.

    Since you already have a Bachelor's Degree, what about an accelerated program? I wonder if that would be a quicker way to go.

    Good luck!
  4. by   prenault
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  5. by   Jolie
    There are a number of nursing programs, mostly BSN, in the surrounding suburbs, mostly private, but at least one state school. Trinity Christian College in in Palos Heights, Lewis Univ. in Romeoville, Univ. of St. Francis in Joliet, Aurora Univ. in Aurora, Northern IL Univ. in DeKalb, Rockford College in Rockford. I don't know what the costs would be at these schools, but maybe with financial aid, it would be feasible without as long a wait.
  6. by   jitters
    Another thing that you might want to consider when entering a ADN program in Illinois is if your in that school's district or not. They give preference to students in district first and with the amount of application being sent in many schools are turning away a good amount of qualified students who are in district. You may not even be accepted based on the fact that you are out of district student. Just though you might want to know.

    I'm in COD school district and I have been placed on their waiting list for 2005. I've tried to look into two other schools for their ADN programs and have been told by students attending those schools - it's just a waste of time since they have so many applications of students in district being placed on their waiting list.

    Good luck in whatever school you choice.

    Quote from prenault
    Hi,
    I'm a Chicago native who's been living in California for the last two years. I might be moving back to IL this summer, and am wondering what the ADN nursing application numbers are looking like... I'm already an IL CNA and am nearly finished with my gen ed/prerequisites (Micro, etc.)...The nursing schools out here are pretty impacted, and I'm wondering if IL is in as bad of shape...From what I've read about COD's program 1000 applied for 120 spots? Anyone know anything else about various Chicago-area programs' numbers? From the research I've done, it seems most programs use a culmulative GPA to determine eligibility (most CA schools use the last 30 semester hours)...is that right? I've got a BA already, but my GPA is pretty average (3.0/4.0), due to a severe lack of studying freshman year....
    Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks!

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