I applied at John Tyler and got the run around with them for a similar situation, but it was my math AND english... I took college level math and 4 years of high school math and even though one of the nursing professors (my advisor) told me it would meet the pre-req requirement they mentioned in my rejection letter that it didn't. In addition, I took 4 years of high school English and 2 english classes at a 4 year university and they told me the english I took didn't apply... Tell me how two semesters of a 4 year university english class somehow don't meet the requirements of a community college?? It's a bunch of crap.
I also applied at Bon Secours. I had a good chance but had a similar mix up with my GPA and we weren't able to get it fixed in time.
I am attending Southside Regional Medical Center's nursing program in Petersburg starting on the 30th. It's an 18 month program (I will have completed the program and taking the NCLEX by May 2012). I would recommend applying there if you are interested in applying to a number of schools. I have been more impressed with Southside than with the other schools. They are much more down to earth and friendly in my opinion. They want the best for their students and their patients. It's also fairly cost efficient and they offer scholarships
. As much as I wanted to go to Bon Secours, I am glad I went with Southside. I'll be done at Southside a good year before I'd be done at Bon Secours and I plan on spending that year getting my BSN online and getting a year's worth of working experience in the meantime. Then after another year, I plan on applying to ECU for their MSN program because I want to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and eventually work at MCV in their NICU.
Good luck for all who are applying to the schools in the area!!