Wayne State Nursing Program Question

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Hello,

I'm currently attending HFCC, and I have completed a year of pre-reqs. I took my NET exam a few months back and I was put on the waiting list for the program. I received a letter a few days ago stating that I would have to wait 2 or more years now since there are too many applicants ahead of me and they don't accept people based on GPA (I have a 3.5 and thought I'd get in fall 2010). So I'm thinking of transferring to Wayne State. The only pre-reqs I have left to take if I transfer to Wayne are Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology. If I transfer for fall 2009 or winter 2010 and complete these last three courses, what are the chances that I would be able to get into the nursing program in fall 2010?

ejcl68

263 Posts

You can easily get those three done in time to apply for Fall 2010. The application deadline is June 1st. Those are three tough courses but you can do it. I would advise taking two of the three in the Fall and save A & P for the winter term. I had A & P at Wayne and its very difficult - about 50 % of the students failed it. Marty Spranger is the prof and he is a very good teacher - but hard as hell. The key at Wayne is to make sure your science GPA is as high as possible. I would suggest you attend a informational session. They are all very nice at Wayne's SON. Good luck!!!

mariasmomma

25 Posts

Just to add something. I think the actual application deadline is in March sometime, but the application FEE isn't due until June 1st. Make sure you attend an info session, they are usually once a month. Wayne State is a great school (if I do say so myself...lol)...I know preference is given to applicants who have taken all of their pre-req's at WSU, so it can't hurt to have taken a few there. A&P with Spranger is tough, but you can do it. Micro is also tough, but chem is not too bad. They have chemistry (inorganic and organic) for med students and for health professionals. Pre-nursing students take the health professional chem, and it's a lot easier than the med student chem class. Good luck!

ejcl68

263 Posts

Thanks for the clarification mariasmomma, you are correct - the application deadline is March 31. All pre-reqs, application fee, final transcripts are due on June 1. Bella - You should apply now so you can have your transcripts evaluated and you will then have your own application page on the SON website - this is important so you can track your progress and what else you need to complete. I'm applying for Fall 2010 so good luck to you!!! I will just tell you that the advisers are all very nice and want to help. Go to an informational meeting and you will see that they are really organized, etc. That being said, I know a few people who did not get in with good GPA's - so make sure you do well in your remaining classes. I think there is preference if you take all your science classes at Wayne so you may want to consider that. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH OF US AND ANYONE ELSE APPLYING.

livingk

22 Posts

Hi there,

Did any of you end up attending Wayne State's 2nd career program? If so, I would really love to hear from you about your experience. I am considering this program for the fall. Thank you!

faith2011

13 Posts

Hi there,

Did any of you end up attending Wayne State's 2nd career program? If so, I would really love to hear from you about your experience. I am considering this program for the fall. Thank you!

Its a good program. The teachers are knowledgeable, of course you have some teachers that aren't as good as others but overall it's good. They really prepare you for the NCLEX. From my graduating class everyone succeeded on passing the NCLEX. Plus it helps when looking for a job, in my opinion. Hospitals around the Detroit area seem to like graduates of Wayne State.

livingk

22 Posts

What hospitals did you get for clinicals and is that where you got hired? Did you find the second career program to be really intense and difficult? Do you think you get as much clinical experience as a traditional program would? Thank you so much for your help!

faith2011

13 Posts

I had clinicals at DMC Receiving, Children's, Hutzel; Beaumont in Royal Oak, St John Macomb. Other hospitals are Oakwood, Karmanos, and Henry Ford, so you get your fair share great clinical experience, the same as you would through traditional. The first semester seems pretty hectic, but it's because you don't know what to expect, but as you continue through the program it gets easier because you get used to the pace. It's definitely not an easy program, I wouldn't say it's intense, you do have to work your butt off though, BUT it's definitely doable.

mariasmomma

25 Posts

Yeah we did work our butts off didn't we?? I second what faith2011 said...we were in the program together. I am still finishing up my last semester because I got pregnant during the program. Great program, about 50% of the teachers are wonderful, WSU needs to get rid of a few of them though. Clinical experiences are priceless. Good luck!!

livingk

22 Posts

Thank you so much for the advice. I am having a hard time deciding...I think U of M is a little less pricey and it is 4 months shorter, but I think the clinicals sound better at WSU....

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