Lower chance of admittance for a 3rd year student applying for 4-year nursing program

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I'm currently a 3rd year science student hoping to go into nursing. I'm hoping to gather some information about my chances of admittance into a 4-yr nursing program. Even though a lot of nursing schools say on their website that they do take university transfers, I have a feeling that they don't take in a great number. For example, the 4-year nursing program at McMaster University only take in approx 10 students with university background.

Also, do you guys think that it would be wiser to just finish my Bsc and apply for one of the advanced/2-year nursing program?

Thanks!

Fiona59

8,343 Posts

I've never heard of a student being admitted to 3rd year of the BScN. The university transfers are usually limited to courses required such as English, Psych and the required Arts credits.

Even experienced working LPNs with additional college credits in the Arts and Social Sciences are only admitted to year two of the BScN because of the need to complete specific nursing content courses.

Only you and an admissions officer could make a valid decision on this.

green_tea

64 Posts

Maybe my wording was a bit confusing. I didn't mean to say that the 3rd year student getting admitted to 3rd year nursing program directly. I meant to say the chances of a 3rd student getting admitted to a 4-year program where he/she starts from yr 1 in the program once he's accepted. :)

8jimi8ICURN

231 Posts

Specializes in Flight RN, Trauma1 CVICU STICU MICU CCU.

most transfers usually allow 60 credit hours to be applied to your new degree plan. This usually gives you enough to carry over all your basic core courses, plus some electives.

Don't waste your time getting a bachelor's right now. Get into nursing while it is still "recession proof." hospitals all-over are already experiencing hiring freezes.

If you can, go for an ADN program. If you already have your Anatomy, phsyiology, micro and a few basic psychology, then you are well on your way to finishing with a work ready degree. You can always do an RN bridge to master's later (and without using up all your pell grants and federal student loans.)

To boost your application, start looking for work as a nurses aide, CNA, or patient care tech. Even a unit clerk in a hospital is great experience to start you off in the hospital and make you more attractive to nursing schools. Good luck in whatever you choose.

:)

Fiona59

8,343 Posts

most transfers usually allow 60 credit hours to be applied to your new degree plan. This usually gives you enough to carry over all your basic core courses, plus some electives.

Don't waste your time getting a bachelor's right now. Get into nursing while it is still "recession proof." hospitals all-over are already experiencing hiring freezes.

If you can, go for an ADN program. If you already have your Anatomy, phsyiology, micro and a few basic psychology, then you are well on your way to finishing with a work ready degree. You can always do an RN bridge to master's later (and without using up all your pell grants and federal student loans.)

To boost your application, start looking for work as a nurses aide, CNA, or patient care tech. Even a unit clerk in a hospital is great experience to start you off in the hospital and make you more attractive to nursing schools. Good luck in whatever you choose.

:)

You don't understand the Cdn. educational system. The only route for RN education is via the BScN degree. PN education is becoming a two year route. Patient Care Tech's don't exist in our country.

Our nursing schools are more focussed on marks than time spent working in non-nursing jobs.

8jimi8ICURN

231 Posts

Specializes in Flight RN, Trauma1 CVICU STICU MICU CCU.

i had no idea we were talking about canada

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i had no idea we were talking about canada

Interesting... this thread was posted in the Canadian Forum...

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