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my name is rossella and i going to get an associate in art and science in april from a community college in michigan. i am planning to move to rochester in august. i am interested to get a bachelor in nursing but my gpa is 3.2 and i still have 3 prerequisites missing ( statistic, nutrition and lifespan development) . i have applied at suny brockport university to complete these prerequites.now, is it easy to get accepted in that nursing program? do you know any good nursing school in rochester (with "easy" admission criteria)? do you think after completing all the prerequisites it will be easy to get in a nursing program even if my gpa will be between 3.5 and 3.0? what kind of activities (like volunteer work) should i do to have a "good curriculum"? i feel so afraid to fail. ;-(

please help me!

thank you,

rossella

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Hi...I currently attend Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester and I graduate this May from their BSN program. I love it there as a student, the teachers are willing to go above and beyond to help each student especially transfers (which I was). Here is the info I got from their website about admission:

"If students come to Roberts without high school chemistry, they will be required to take a remedial chemistry course to prepare them for college chemistry. After being accepted in the College, students who have declared nursing as their major have the opportunity to establish an academic record at Roberts Wesleyan College. Generally after two semesters, nursing majors apply for admission to the Division of Nursing. At that time students must have a College GPA of 2.5, a nursing GPA of 2.5 and a science GPA of 2.5; they must meet a number of other prerequisites as well."

It can be competitive to get in because students usually have a higher GPA than the requirement but it is worth it. Now I must tell tell you if you like to party this is a dry college so no ETOH at least on campus.

SUNY Brockport from what I heard from my preceptor is that it can be hard to get into but with a good GPA it should not be too hard. It is also less expensive than Roberts Wesleyan. Other schools in the area are St. John Fisher College, Nazareth and Monroe Community College is an ADN school.

Here are the websites to check out the nursing programs:

http://www.roberts.edu/Academics/Divisions/Nursing/Tradition_undergradurate/Admission.asp

http://home.sjfc.edu/Nursing/undergrad/traditional/math.asp

http://www.naz.edu/dept/nursing/undergrad/4yrbs/

http://www.monroecc.edu/depts/nursing/prospective.htm

Good luck and hopefully you find the right school :)

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Hi Rossella, I don't think you will have a problem applying with a 3.2 as long as you have good references and a well written personal statement because I also applied with a 3.2 (my final GPA from previous college) and just recently got my acceptance letter!! :D I don't have any kind of volunteer work experience!! I was so scared that I would get rejected, but what a relief that is now huh?! After I got my letter, I read somewhere that ~300 students applied this semester!! GAHH!!! Good luck!

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VC09 congratulations!!! Are you attending Brockport or another college? What do you think about St. John Fisher? Do you really think that the personal statement letter is a determining factor? what about work experience in a health care institution(I do not have it)? Do you have any good tips for the personal statement? ;-) . Thank you so much, you are helping me a lot.

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Thanks. I only applied to SUNY Brockport, took a big gamble. I'm entering this field with no experience at all. Yes, I believe both the references and personal statement play a big role in this, but that's what I think because the grade I applied with wasn't up there. Since the reference forms was like a checklist, I think they call the referents. The information on the personal statement is in the application, its states, "Attach a personal statement describing your educational and career goals, and your reasons for choosing nursing as a career." Start writing a month or two before, I'm a big time procrastinator, so I started my draft two weeks before the due date.

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Did you get accepted at SUNY Brockport? Do you mind if I ask what your GPA was? My daughter did not get accepted and now we are trying to determine what she should do. She really wants to be a nurse.

We live in Rochester, NY. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Many thanks

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Keep up your GPA and you should be fine. SUNY Brockport is very competive. Many applicants with about 70 openings for Fall 2009. Remember just because you attend SUNY Brockport does not mean you are automatically accepted in the Nursing Program. Grades play a big factor.

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One year is passed since that first post. In december 2009, I applied at the nursing program at SUNY Brockport. Yesterday (March 5, 2010) I received a letter saying that I have been accepted!!!!!!!!!!I am super super happy. I cannot believe it is happened. Next fall(2010), I will start the nursing program at SUNY Brockport. I am too happy......I hope many other people are sharing this feeling right now!!!!

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