Question about applying for nursing school


I'm in my first semester at community college doing prereqs, and should be finished with them all at the end of next spring or summer. However, many people are suggesting I go ahead and apply at a few nursing schools in my area. I'm in a metropolitan area of NY, and from what I've heard... these schools can get backed up, competitive and can take a while to get into / accepted. I understand this, but do I really need to apply early? I mean, how does that work? Especially with not finishing prerequisites as of yet?? Can they still consider you with no prereqs? OR do I need to wait until I'm finished with my prereqs?

So far, I'm doing pretty well, A's and B's in everything besides chemistry health, which is pretty difficult. I have a C in that class so far....


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Each nursing school is going to spell out its own admissions policies, so definitely check the websites of the schools you plan on applying to.

Many follow a formula of requiring classes A, B, and C to be completed BEFORE applying, but you can be accepted while still needing to finish classes D and E. That might be specific classes, that might be a certain number of hours, that might be within a certain time frame of applying, that might be within a certain time frame of the program starting... a lot of variables specific to each school.

Make a list of schools, and as soon as you meet the requirements for applying, apply. It can only help.


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Has 21 years experience.

zombie rain gave you good advice. good luck