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  1. hi everyone:) i am planning on doing the early application for fall of 2011. i was hoping you guys could fill me in on some things. Does anyone know how essential it is to have experience volunteering or working at a hospital to get into UIC because i am having a lot of difficulty volunteering at any hospital. they have waiting lists and i am not a CNA or anything. has anyone been accepted without that experience? i do have a 3.8 GPA, finished with most prereqs at one of the city colleges, and can write some good essays but is that enough? are there any transfer students here who got accepted into the program or who are going to apply? also, has anyone here tried applying for early admissions and got pushed to regular admissions? and if so, were you accepted in regular admissions? Is anyone else applying for early admissions? thanks! Good luck to everyone who has applied for fall 2010 and to everyone who will apply for fall 2011
  2. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    wearing makeup to work?

    So I am about to start nursing school and I am a girly-girl who likes wearing makeup. If any makeup is allowed this is what I would use and recommend: BareMinerals because it looks very natural and doesn't make me break out, any under eye concealer if you have serious dark circles like me, Almay water-proof mascara because it looks natural and will last all day, natural blush, natural looking lipstick like Clinique Long Last lipstick in Creamy Nude or your favorite lip balm, a taupe or nude colored eye shadow with little to no shimmer. If you love doing your brows just fill them in a bit but that's definitely extra and I highly doubt I'll be doing that very often. If you like eye liner and your hospital allows it try not to make it look too dramatic. I guess I would recommend the no makeup- makeup look if that makes sense. I give props to those who love their faces au naturel so these are recommendations for nurses and future nurses like me who want some extra help to look awake, radiant, natural, and professional. If all else fails just get a good night sleep. I hope this helps any nurses out there. :redpinkhe:heartbeat:D
  3. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    Need scrub and shoe recommendations please!

    Hi KGMM, So I'll have clinicals in the fall. From the research I've done on shoes I'm looking to try on Alegria, Asics, Dawgs, Nike Shox, Quark Pro Air II (all white), and Earth Shoes. Those are just some I thought looked good and from what I read online they all seem to be very comfortable too. Good luck on your search!
  4. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    Applying for UIC College of Nursing BSN program 2011

    Hey uicbsnprospect and bullielover! I am getting a little nervous about orientation too. It's coming up soon so I think we'll be gettin some info on what time to be there and other important info. I'm thinking by email. Bullielover, thank you for all this great info. It really helps a lot because now I know a little more of what to expect. Did you have any sort of medical experience before the program? Do you think it helps if you do?
  5. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    UIC Fall 2010 BSN Admittance!!??!! Who has GOTTEN IN??????

    To apply you do not have to have all of the prereqs finished but you do have to have those 3 science classes completed before applying for early/reg amissions. If you are accepted you have to finish all of the prereqs before you begin the nursing program. I would recommend finishing as many prereqs as you can before applying because it makes your application stronger and it could help increase your GPA. They did accept me for early admissions without having completed all of my prereqs. I still needed to complete 5 prereqs when I applied. Regarding the waitlist, I believe you would be on the list only for the term you were interested in, and if not considered, you would have to reapply for the following year. You could possibly be chosen off the waitlist for various reasons and I'm sure people are on the list in some kind of rank or order. If you have any other questions about applying I hope I can help. I wish you the best of luck when applying and I hope you get in!
  6. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    Applying for UIC College of Nursing BSN program 2011

    Congrats! Yeah, I also got accepted for early admission! I found out 2 days before Christmas and it was one of the best gifts ever. lol. I'm so excited and nervous. Well it'll be nice to meet you at orientation
  7. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    Chicago Nursing Schools BSN... Need Info Please...

    Hi there! UIC is very competitive and I was discouraged to apply but I did and I've been accepted for fall 2011 so it's not impossible. It never hurts to try! Truman is the best ADN program of the City Colleges. There is also a BSN program at Resurrection University. Tuition is expensive but it's a 16 month accelerated program. All the programs require different pre reqs. North Park University is supposed to have a great nursing program as well. Good luck on your decision!
  8. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    Considering "Crossing that Line"

    Even though you have a BS in education you would end up doing about a year or two of prerequisites for any nursing program. I would recommend working slowly on all of your pre reqs and go for the BSN program. BSN or ADN are both two year programs so thats why I decided to pursue the BSN instead. Also, having a BSN may make you more marketable. Since you already have a degree you may be able to get into accelerated BSN programs as well. Good luck!
  9. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    Applying for UIC College of Nursing BSN program 2011

    Hi! There are 80 people admitted to UIC and 64 admitted to Urbana. Regarding UIC, they are taking 40 people for early admissions and 40 for regular admissions. There were around 800 applicants last year so the odds of getting in aren't great but if you work hard and do a lot of volunteer work I'm sure you'll do fine =). I'm currently waiting for the early decision in late dec/early jan. I'm also going to apply to Resurrection University (formerly West Suburban) because the pre reqs aren't much different, just a few extra classes. A plus is that their program is accelerated. Other BSN programs are offered at North Park and Loyola. You have a lot of time to decide and plan:rolleyes:.
  10. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    Calling all Truman College Nursing Students

    So, what exactly is the minimum percentage required on the HESI exam to be able to sit for the NCLEX? And if it's not being done away with then why is there an amnesty for students who previously took the HESI and weren't able to sit for the NCLEX?
  11. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    Wait List for UIC BSN program

    Thanks for the words of encouragement. I haven't really thought about NIU but I might look into it. I may just apply to Truman as well. I will keep hope alive for UIC though and I hope to see u next fall too Hanna! =)
  12. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    Wait List for UIC BSN program

    hi! I am currently in the process of applying to UIC for fall 2011. I was wondering if u could please tell me what ur stats were? how much volunteer experience did u have, GPA? also how is truman's program? cuz i don't have high hopes for getting into UIC so i may apply there as well. Thanks!
  13. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    UIC transferred Nursing students Please help!!

    thanks! you gave me some hope =) what do you think about applying with only two months of experience volunteering at a hospital?
  14. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    UIC or North Park?

    hi, so i dont know much about north park's program but here are some stats about uic. the nursing program is ranked 3rd in the country. the avg gpa for the fall 2009 class was a 3.8. they accept about 80 students (800 applied for the 2009 class!). when applying they consider gpa+essay+work or volunteer experience in a hospital/medical setting+2 letters of recommendations. there are a lot of pre requisite classes but you can take them at any college. hope this helps:nurse: p.s. Loyola has a nursing program too.
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    UIC transferred Nursing students Please help!!

    hi, i currently attend wright and i am applying for early admissions to UIC. if you don't mind me asking, what was ur GPA? did u have volunteer experience? if so how much? and did u use 2 academic recommendations? i am really stressing about gettin into this program .... Thanks!
  16. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    Searching for Good Nursing Schools

    hi!! so it may take you 1 yr or so to finish the pre reqs if you're trying to get into a city college nursing program for your ADN. If you're trying to do a BSN program it may take longer depending on the school. hope this helps. what nursing program are you trying to get into?
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    UIC transferred Nursing students Please help!!

    Hello, I am not in the program but I will be appyling in the fall for the 2011 class. I am currently a student at a city college so I will be transferring as well. Here are some stats for you that I received from going to the UIC CON info session: 80 people are admitted to Chicago campus 64 admitted to Urbana up to 40 students are accepted during early admissions 35% of the class is from UIC 65% from other colleges The main things they are looking for: GPA writing ability/essays letters of recommendation experiences (volunteering/working in a hospital) You can apply into the nursing program. You don't need to be a UIC student. Hope this helps:nurse:
  18. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    UIC Fall 2010 BSN Admittance!!??

    Thanks meganSt and harrynuts, i appreciate the feedback. Congrats and good luck in the program:nurse:
  19. StyleNurse, BSN, RN

    UIC Fall 2010 BSN Admittance!!??

    hi everyone, good luck to all of you who applied:) i am planning on doing the early application for fall of 2011. i was hoping you guys could fill me in on some things. Does anyone know how essential it is to have experience volunteering or working at a hospital to get into UIC because i am having a lot of difficulty volunteering at any hospital. they have waiting lists and i am not a CNA or anything. has anyone been accepted without that experience? i do have a 3.8 GPA, finished with most prereqs at one of the city colleges, and can write some good essays but is that enough? are there any transfer students here who got accepted into the program? also, has anyone here tried applying for early admissions and got pushed to regular admissions? and if so, were you accepted in regular admissions? thanks!
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