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the program you are in or entering this fall? Did you apply to a whole load of different schools? Or, was there one in particular you were just dying to get in to? I only applied to one program. There are 2 LPN programs in my area and there is one that is alot closer, but I really wanted to get into the one that was further away. I wanted to get in for these reasons: the program is well known in the area because of how much they are involved in the community(volunteer work). It's known the instructors are tough cookies(I think you learn more from the strict instructors) Also, the NCLEX-PN pass rate for the school is 97%. Why did you choose your school?

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jschut has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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I chose my school because it is in the same town and is one of the highest rated nursing schools in the USA.

Indiana University!!!!

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maire has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Adult Med-Surg and Rehab.

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1) It's 20 minutes from my house

2) It doesn't cost a whole heck of a lot (and financial aid paid it all anyway)

3) Has an outstanding record for first-time pass rates on the NCLEX-RN (99%)

4) They accepted me :D

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At first I was considering applying to 2 schools. Then, I met with both of them and fell in love with the one I will be applying to!

My decision was based on: location, retention rate, clinical opportunities, RN exam pass rate, school reputation, schedule flexibility and class size (program size).

To be honest, the factors that made me change my mind about the other school were 1) they assigned clinicals by lottery (I DO NOT want to have to drive for 2+ hours each way!!) 2) schedule flexibility (I did not want to be in class until 10 or 11pm!! (not to mention i'd have to come home at night through a very bad neighborhood!!) 3) class size (the other school had huge classes...I prefer a smaller group)

I have visited my intended campus several times now, and I cant wait to start!! It feels like home to me (and i'm not even a student there yet!)

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maire has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Adult Med-Surg and Rehab.

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Oh, almost forgot - chose it also because it had an evening program!

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I applied to three differnt schools. one is 45 min away, the second is 30 min away and the last one is 5 min away. The only one I got accepted too (1st try) was the one 30 min away. The other two had lotterys and I didn't get picked. Oh well, at least I made it into a program :p

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Well mine is 2+ hours away and the clinical site is even worse. But I had very few options...I'm just glad to be in somewhere. This school has a 97% Nclex-PN rate as well. Good luck e-1:)

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I applied to 2 schools. One was in-county and one was out-of-county..the latter would have been more expensive for me to attend. I chose to attend the CC that is in-county. It is more affordable, 10 minutes away and the NCLEX passing rate has been 98 - 100% for the past 9 years.

Fatima

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:uhoh3: [color=#4b0082]ok, don't laugh, but i had applied to 9 schools. one being 2 hours away. i had gone so crazy, because everyone was telling me how hard it was to get accepted into the school i was going to. from the very start of my first class, everyone from counselers to students, told me it was impossible to get in. so, i planned for the worst. of course, as the school year went on, i realized 5 out of the 9 including mine wanted an entrance exam. and i didn't have the time to run to all 5 and take exams; let alone pay the $25-$45 fee. i mean i had already paid $10-45, just to apply. the next problem was they all required diffrent entrance requirments. some requried 2 chems first, 2 algebras or nutruition etc.. so by the time i was done, i had only 3 schools that i was actually waiting to hear from. luckly, the school i wanted the most, accepted me (after initial being rejected). however, i don't regret applying to all nine. it was horrible to see, fellow classmates who worked as hard as i did and not get in, and had no other option, because they didn't apply to any where else. :o it was just so heart breaking. anyway thats my story.

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I chose the school I am attending because it is the only ADN program within 3 hours of my house.

I wish I could say it was because of the wonderful NCLEX pass rate, or the outstanding facilities, but that is not it. I applied there because it was my only option. Luckily the school DOES have a great pass rate and all of the instructors seem wonderful.

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Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

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1) It's 20 minutes from my house

2) It doesn't cost a whole heck of a lot...

3) Has an outstanding record for first-time pass rates on the NCLEX

4) They accepted me :D

All the above.

And willing to transfer in all other program courses (only required A & P I and II) from my prior education. Hence, only have to take the nursing classes.

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Achoo! is a LPN and specializes in Urgent Care.

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Close to home, cheapest route, good pass rate. Bad.... 2 year waiting list. I could drive farther and pay 10,000 more a year and get in right away.

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