I applied to ASU, Illinois State, University of Wisconsin, University of Utah and UIC (all 3 campuses).
I'm trying to take out as little loans as possible. So the out-of-state schools are a big risk but they offer a lot more than just a nursing program. I applied to UIC last year (2020) and they denied me due to GPA. So if I don't get in this year, I'm not going to wait another year again. Based off the available seats last year, and the number of interviews this year, I think only 10 students are not getting in....?
I looked at school with late acceptance but they are schools that didn't offer much or I didn't meet the requirement (I.e. missing classes)
Illinois State accepted me as a student and I picked Medical Lab Science. I'm already looking into being a traveling MLS so it's not that far off being a traveling nursing. Just less money, but Illinois State gave me a grant and I only need about $3,000 in loan per semester. Beside getting a BSN, another goal is to graduate with as little loans as possible.