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There is a university in my town that will do an early acceptance. That means that students right after high school wanting to pursue a career in nursing will be guaranteed a spot in the nursing program as long as they make OKAY grades (2.75 GPA) and a minimum of passing scores on the TEAS exam OR a minimum of 27 on the ACT. How many universities do this? Doesn't this sound unfair? I know the difficulty is different for everyone, but I've talked to some students who graduated from there, and was surprised to hear from them that nursing school was not as hard as they thought. A girl I know told me she worked 30 hours and was able to hang out with her boyfriend and friends when she wanted to and go out on the weekends, and that most of her classmates did as well. Except for this girl I know that was in the accelerated track program that they also offer (finish in 13 months instead of 2) which sounded ridiculous to me, but she said it was manageable because she was fortunate enough to not have to work.

I was not serious about school or knew what I wanted to do when I graduated high school, so I am trying to catch up on my GPA. I am currently trying to pursue this ADN program at a community college. They look at TEAS scores and A&P, Eng 1, and Psych. My chances of getting in to the program solely depends on my TEAS test results.

I guess at this point I am just ranting because people don't take community colleges as seriously as large universities.

Edited by humboldt13

There is a university in my town that will do an early acceptance. That means that students right after high school wanting to pursue a career in nursing will be guaranteed a spot in the nursing program as long as they make OKAY grades (2.75 GPA) and a minimum of passing scores on the TEAS exam OR a minimum of 27 on the ACT. How many universities do this? Doesn't this sound unfair? I know the difficulty is different for everyone, but I've talked to some students who graduated from there, and was surprised to hear from them that nursing school was not as hard as they thought. A girl I know told me she worked 30 hours and was able to hang out with her boyfriend and friends when she wanted to and go out on the weekends, and that most of her classmates did as well. Except for this girl I know that was in the accelerated track program that they also offer (finish in 13 months instead of 2) which sounded ridiculous to me, but she said it was manageable because she was fortunate enough to not have to work.

I was not serious about school or knew what I wanted to do when I graduated high school, so I am trying to catch up on my GPA. I am currently trying to pursue this ADN program at a community college. They look at TEAS scores and A&P, Eng 1, and Psych. My chances of getting in to the program solely depends on my TEAS test results.

I guess at this point I am just ranting because people don't take community colleges as seriously as large universities.

When I hear stories like this, I KNOW, without any doubt whatsoever, that there is more to the story than this.

Early assurance programs (which is how they are known, not early acceptance, which is usually something else) are typically for a small number of high-achieving students, for whom a place is kept in a freshman nursing program provided they meet all the requirements both at time of application and at time of admission. It is never for the poorly-performing, or merely adequate student. It can be a big university or a small college, that's not relevant. What IS relevant is the competitiveness of the program itself. Now, if the school is a 'For Profit' entity, they will undoubtedly be happy to take anyone's money; "qualified applicants" are not considered "qualified" by the greater majority of other schools. But....money is money.

Early Decision and Early Admission programs have varying requirements and regulations, depending on the school.

Bottom line is only worry about what pertains to you. The quality of your program will determine whether you will pass the NCLEX; the expensive program that does not meet quality standards will not benefit those students in the end. Heck, CHEAP programs that don't meet the standards they should will also find failing students in the end. Worry about yours, and yours alone ;)

And good luck to you!