Should I wait to apply?


I just changed my major to pre-nursing this year (fall 2013). And at the end of this semester I'll have all of my prereqs completed; however, I won't have any healthcare related volunteer hours (and my school suggests 75 hours). They are not required, but I don't know anybody who has gotten in without the volunteer hours completed. Do you think I should just wait to apply for the spring semester?

pmabraham, BSN, RN

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Good day, nandosport:

Ask your adviser if you would be penalized in any way by applying now? Ask if you get rejected, then what?

Thank you.


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You'll have to contact the program. Some schools are more strict about volunteer hours. I didn't have any, but I had other things working for me, and my school isn't fanatical about volunteer hours.