U Of M of Flint Nursing Program

  1. How long is the wait at U of M of Flint? Is the program competiitve as Baker college program? Why do more people want to go to Mott community college over U of M? I am thinking about transfering to U of M of Flint from Baker college and wanted to know if you can really apply your first semester? I do have all my pre reqs for Baker program but I only have a 3.6 GPA and that is not good enough. Any advice would help me out thanks..
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  3. by   JenniferRDH
    The one exception that Mott has to all other colleges in the area, is that they have a wait list. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements you are placed on the wait list, which last I heard was near 900. They take 160 per year, so you can guess its a looooong wait. All others are based on a points system, including a very high GPA, your nurse entrance score and other specific requirements based on the college.
    From what I have heard from practicing nurses as well as grads from U of M and Mott, is that Mott's graduates have excellent clinical skills. Practicing RN's prefer to work with MCC new grads because of this. U of M students have better theory but less clinical skills. All in all, I think all of the nursing programs are difficult. In talking with nurse instructors, this is what they have told me, every program is demanding. If time is an issue, I wouldn't suggest MCC just because of the horrendous wait.
    I am hoping to get into MCC this coming fall, I've been waiting for almost 2 years.
    Good luck.
    Jen
  4. by   BMW10
    Quote from JenniferRDH
    The one exception that Mott has to all other colleges in the area, is that they have a wait list. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements you are placed on the wait list, which last I heard was near 900. They take 160 per year, so you can guess its a looooong wait. All others are based on a points system, including a very high GPA, your nurse entrance score and other specific requirements based on the college.
    From what I have heard from practicing nurses as well as grads from U of M and Mott, is that Mott's graduates have excellent clinical skills. Practicing RN's prefer to work with MCC new grads because of this. U of M students have better theory but less clinical skills. All in all, I think all of the nursing programs are difficult. In talking with nurse instructors, this is what they have told me, every program is demanding. If time is an issue, I wouldn't suggest MCC just because of the horrendous wait.
    I am hoping to get into MCC this coming fall, I've been waiting for almost 2 years.
    Good luck.
    Jen

    I agree, there seems little difference amongst the programs since they all use the same hospitals for clinicals. But Mott is the most affordable and USED to allow you to apply before you actually complete your prereq's so you don't have to languish in idle-mode while waiting to get into the nursing program. Many 'on the list' drop out before their name comes up so hopefully you'll be enrolled pretty soon. Meanwhile, though, you could have already been half-way there had you jumped into U of M's program straight away. A four-year degree will take you farther and credentials from U of M give you added clout. Too many nurses fail to go on for their BSN or MSN once they start working. Anymore, in spite of shortages of RN's in the workplace, an ADN is just not enough. Oh, you won't have a problem hiring in to your dream position. In fact, employers prefer paying reduced wages Associate or Diploma grads. But you won't be able to get very far or have real impact until you can begin to put a few initials behind that RN. And by the time you finally get around to finishing your degree...well, it's like starting all over again. Good Luck to you!
  5. by   L&Dwant2b
    This is not completely true. At the hospital that I work at the BSN nurses only make a few cents more than the ADN nurses. And while it is always great to go back to school to further your education, additional initials mean nothing unles you mak ethem mean something. A perosn could get their ADN and do just fine in nursing. It's the BSN and MSN that allows a person the teach an some management roles. And impact in the field does not come from letters behind your name. It comes from the heart.
  6. by   MySimplePlan
    I agree with your discrepancies about BMW's post....BSN's and ADN's make about the same amount at most hospitals, eventually. The higher pay comes with a management position. Who wants to do that? Talk about a load of stress from the people above you and the nurses you supervise.

    Real impact?? LOL. How about a real paycheck? That's all the impact I'll need for a while.

    I love how she advises someone to 'jump into' UofM's program.....read the recent Michigan post about the girl who had straight A's in all of the natural sciences on pre-req and still got turned down by UofM. Jump into, indeed.

    Come down here where the air is clearer!

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