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I am doing my last prerequisites this Jan to may which includes anatomy II, sociology and human development. Pls I need to know when to apply for nursing school for 2017 sessions and the best schools to go for with my current GP 3.05. I have done anatomy I, psychology, English119/120, microbiology, introduction to biology, America govt and nutrition. I reside at Detroit,attending wcccd.

Thank you for your guidance.

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You need to apply to the school you want to get into, then apply to their nursing program. All schools have different requirements in order to apply into the program including an overall GPA and science GPA. From my experience, I applied to a California State University in the fall of 2011, I received my acceptance letter in March 2012. I transferred to my new school in August 2012, then applied to their Fall-2013 nursing program in January 2013 and received my acceptance letter in March 2012. I ended up taking the private school route in 2013 and it was as simple as applying to their program and sending transcripts. I completed all of their paper work during the summer and I began the nursing program in September 2013.

I appreciate your time and effort to help me. I am new here wish to stay Michigan looking for schools in or around Michigan.

Didn't you have to take chemistry?

Hey did you make it through the program? I have heard nursing is dog eat dog... ? or maybe it just depends on the program

Seriously, brother, don't waste your time going from zero to BSN. Go to a cheap community college, and get it done. Pass the NCLEX. Then work, get some experience, and do your BSN online like I did. BSN is a boring waste of time, but hospitals "prefer" you to have one. Come to California! Tons of jobs here. Or travel nurse. I put up a resume on Indeed and got ten replies for travel jobs in one day. I'm divorced and have no kids though. I feel like the world is mine. Time to see it firsthand. Just my opinionated opinion :)

It's not dog eat dog. You have to pass muster though - especially in clinical. If you are having a tough time with the hands on patient care, or you hide every time the instructor comes around, you will attract attention. Be assertive and ask questions in clinical. Volunteer to go the extra mile. Challenge yourself. Tell the clinical instructor you want extra IV practice, for example. Talk pathophysiology with the instructor. Ask to do extra rotations in the ER or ICU if you can. I did all of the above, and after time, my clinical instructors rarely checked up on me during clinical. They loved it. Critical thinking and being pro-active will really help you bring it home. Being a guy helps sometimes, as well ;)

Seriously, brother, don't waste your time going from zero to BSN. Go to a cheap community college, and get it done. Pass the NCLEX. Then work, get some experience, and do your BSN online like I did. BSN is a boring waste of time, but hospitals "prefer" you to have one. Come to California! Tons of jobs here. Or travel nurse. I put up a resume on Indeed and got ten replies for travel jobs in one day. I'm divorced and have no kids though. I feel like the world is mine. Time to see it firsthand. Just my opinionated opinion :)

See, this dude gets it....

LessValuableNinja

Specializes in Cardiac (adult), CC, Peds, MH/Substance. Has 8 years experience.

Each school has their own requirements and timeline. You'll have to buckle down and do a whole lot of reading. I made a spreadsheet with requirements and timelines for each school I was looking at. Fortunately the state of Michigan has made it easy for you to get started by listing all approved programs. LARA - Nursing Education Programs

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