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question about liklihood of being waitlisted for ADN program

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hello I am a community college student who has always wanted to go into the healthcare field but felt intimidated. I ultimately have decided to pursue nursing as a career and want to get my ADN at elgin community college. I have taken many of the courses that are taken during the program such as, eng 101 with an b, eng 102 with a c, ethics with a b, into to psychology with an A, and currently taking bio 110 and I might get an low b or high c with how the course is going so far. I'm just wondering if I continue on with finishing the prerequisites and pass with c's opposed to b/a's how likely am I to be accepted into an ADN program and typically how long are waitlists? my biggest fear is just being waitlisted forever. 

just wondering what my options are and routes I can go and pursue

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Anecdotally, C grades do not seem to cut it with nursing school admission in this day and age.  You will probably be told this when you talk to a nursing advisor at Elgin Community College or any other RN program you consider.  Were I to advise you, I would say to consider changing your career goals to LPN.  Once you are working as an LPN you can relook at RN school via an LPN to RN bridge program.  By that time you can repeat your science grades for that required A grade (science course grades are usually only good for five or perhaps seven years).  As well, you might be able to repeat the other courses you got a C in in order to raise your overall GPA.  This will make you more competitive at that time.  As of today, you are not competitive, as long as you keep getting C grades.  If you look at other community colleges, make certain to find out whether or not they allow C grades to be repeated to raise the GPA.  More and more, today, you can't repeat a course in which you have received a passing grade.  Best of luck.

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