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I'm applying to the nursing program at PJC in January and am wondering what my chances of getting in are. I have 95 points on a 100 point scale, but I don't know if that's good enough. Has anyone on here gotten in (or known someone that has gotten in) with fewer than 100 points?

I'll have 100 points if I apply next January (I'm taking Nutrition this spring), but I'm really hoping to get started this time around. Any and all information is appreciated!

Can't really say 95 is good but it depends on how many slots are left open,which depends on how many for the LVN class are going forward. 70 slots total I think.So if 65 go forward that leaves 5 from outside their LVN program, that is how it has been in previous years.

Oh, I'm not doing the LVN to RN bridge. I'm applying to the regular nursing program.

Also, I found a way to get the class I need before applications come out. I'll have 100 points this January after all. Yea! =) If anyone knows the answer to the original question, please answer. I'm sure there are many people out there in the position I was in.


I was also thinking about applying to the LVN program in January. How do you know how many points that you have? Is their some table or something to help you calculate your scores?

Thank you for your time.

Admittance to the PJC nursing program is based on a 100 point scale. You get points for having certain classes completed, for your GPA and by providing letters of recommendation.

Here is the break-down of the point system.

A&P I - 10 pts.

A&P II - 10 pts

Psych. - 10 pts.

30 possible pts.

The ten point classes have to be completed before you can apply to the program.

Nutrition - 5 pts.

Pharmacology - 5 pts.

Developmental Psych - 5 pts.

15 possible pts.

These classes must be completed (not "in progress") to receive the points, but are not required to apply.

Points are given for your GPA. I can't remember the all of the exact ranges, but to get the max number of points (50) your GPA has to be between a 3.6 - 4.0. (50 possible pts.)

A letter of recommendation from your employer or a professor is worth 2.5 points and a personal letter of recommendation is worth 2.5 points.

(5 possible pts.)

Hope this helps! If you have any more questions let me know...I've been looking into this program for what seems like forever! =)

Thank you student 005,

That information has helped me out alot. They sent me the description of the program, but that just explained the classes pretty much. I just found out about the school, and it seems like a great school. I'm going to apply to about 5 different nursing school, but Paris is my first choice on which school I want to attend. Looking at the breakdown of the points I probably have about 90-95 points because my GPA is about 3.5. I have completed all of my classes including the classes to continue on after the LVN portion is concluded. So I'm very anxious to apply, and hopefully get accepted. Oh I have one last question does the grade you made in the pre-req classes effect your score or is it just the fact that you have the classes completed? Good luck with getting into the program. Again, thank you so much for your help.

pjc definitely has a great program. their nclex pass rate is very, very good. the gpa points aren't based on your entire collegiate gpa, but on the gpa you carry for your pre-req's only. (i think they refer to it as your "nursing gpa".) you can contact the nursing department and get an "admission criteria worksheet". (or you can pm me your email address and i'll scan a copy and email it to you.) it makes it very simple to see how many points you have. that's where i got all of the information i've given you.

at the end of the spring, i will have completed all of the lvn pre-req's, rn pre-req's and all the core curriculum for the bsn program. i'm so ready to apply and get an acceptance letter! =)

Sorry student005 I don't know how to send a "pm". I'm new to this site. I really appreciate all of your help.

Thanks again!

I became an LVN through PJC in 2006. A good school.

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