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by salsaking salsaking (Member)

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I've completed all my prereqs for Nursing (even for BSN ) but I've been told by my college that the wait list is about 2 and a half years. MY GPA is good but not competitive enough to get in right away. I live in southern california and attend Cypress college.......does anyone know of any local schools with shorter/no wait lists? I was thinking of applying at the University of Colorado for their BSN programs, does anyone have an idea how bad it is out there? Thanks... I'm sure these questions have been asked to death. Gosh this is so frustrating...... I dont want to waste 2 years of my life doing nothing while I "wait" to get accepted......

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i waited two years to get accepted to my nursing program & it wasn't as bad as i thought it'd be... it gave me the opportunity to save money for school & really be prepared to start this fall.

you might try applying to programs while you're waiting? the worst they can say is no, but at least you'll have the fall-back of already being ona waiting list elsewhere.

good luck! :)

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Our local ASN programs admit via lottery. It took me a year and a half (applied 3 times) to get in. I also got myself on the waiting lists of 2 other schools that are not local..

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I got tired of the wait so we moved and in the west coast it was even a longer wait some 4-7yr wait. So we moved back to the east coast and I got accepted to a 12month tech college and I start in July 2007 it cost alot but it's worth it.

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My wait is a year and a half, but you can't even get on it the waiting list until AFTER you take API. I am also waiting to take the NET and there is still no date set up for the summer. It is a whole lot of waiting, but I am going to utilize the time to get in shape and take the 4 classes I need plus a HHA course which is also mandatory. Time flies so hang in there.

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MelodyRNurse has 3 years experience and specializes in ED, Rehab, LTC.

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I waited a year, but I had to move two hours from my home. I had to change my whole life, but the waiting list where I lived before was 3-4 years and I couldn't wait. I would probably still be on the waiting list. (I live on the east coast). I didn't have the opportunity to finish all of my classes first though, so I have been taking all my pre-reqs in the summers for the past four years. No break.

I would definitely call around, you never know what you'll find. Good luck.

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I've completed all my prereqs for Nursing (even for BSN ) but I've been told by my college that the wait list is about 2 and a half years. MY GPA is good but not competitive enough to get in right away. I live in southern california and attend Cypress college.......does anyone know of any local schools with shorter/no wait lists? I was thinking of applying at the University of Colorado for their BSN programs, does anyone have an idea how bad it is out there? Thanks... I'm sure these questions have been asked to death. Gosh this is so frustrating...... I dont want to waste 2 years of my life doing nothing while I "wait" to get accepted......

Hi...I also live in So Cal..I'll be going to Long Beachh City College and they said so far thers no waiting list....so try them!!! I have to do all my pre-reqs first too!! Oh and what about CSU LB??

Good luck!

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Why don't you contact the 4-year college you want to go to and get your general education classes out of the way.

For a BSN, there is WAY more than 2 years of non-nursing classes that will need to be completed.

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I've actually completed all the courses required for a BSN application as well (organic chem, statistics, developmental psych, etc.) I easily have enough units to get a general AA

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bekindtokittens specializes in Psych..

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Hello, are you enquiring about the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs? I live in Colorado Springs, and the talk I've heard is the wait to get into their BSN program is approximately two years, although if you're really interested in them, I'd call and get some concrete information.

Are you interested in attending a community college first and then transferring for your BSN? I do not attend UCCS, but I go to the community college here, Pikes Peak Community College. Their average wait to get into the RN program is 2-3 years, but starting in 2008, they say they will be having two RN sessions, one in Spring and one in Fall, instead of just starting one every Fall, so their waiting list is most likely going to shorten dramatically. I know that some people look down on community college as opposed to a university education, but I have had nothing but great experiences and instructors here so far, and our A&P classes/instructors have the reputation of being the hardest of all the schools here in town.

I'm a transplant to this area but I just love it here, and will probably make it my permanent home. It's beautiful.

Good luck, whatever you do!

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care4you specializes in ER, Trauma, Advanced Care.

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tansfer to a 4 year program and get your bachelors. most credits should transfer

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