UWM nursing program - page 3

Hey! I am currently a pre-nursing student at UWM. I am curious if anyone has any suggestions on getting in the program. I apply this summer for the Spring 2012 program and I am looking for ideas to... Read More

  1. by   williams84
    I know a few people who didn't pass their classes the semester before they started nursing and had to reapply. The kids on the waiting list got their spots. I can't tell you how many, but I'm sure they have assigned you a number. You can ask them where you are on that list. If you're not in the top 5, I would suggest you look at your other options. I would watch out for schools like MATC and WCTC because they have a different way of accepting people into their ADN programs.
  2. by   Nurs23Student
    Yeah...I talked to a student who was number 4 on the waiting list and got accepted into the program. I also was thinking about going back to MATC in case I don't get in just because its so much cheaper and you can become RN even if its just an associates degree...only thing is....the programs a lottery system. You still have to petition but they pretty much pull your name out of a hat kind of deal, so they tell you. I honestly think they still want good students and so they pick those people first just because every student I've known at MATC that did well in all their classes....started the program right away. I was also told by my A&P and Micro teacher that he wouldn't be surprised if I was accepted into it right away. Either way its a lottery system so if you didn't do so well in a few classes...that doesn't mean you wont get in..just as long as you meat the qualifications. Because you go to UWM, most of your credits will most likely transfer. What's a plus too is that your classes are at University level versus some of the MATC courses you can take for their nursing degree but don't transfer....if that makes sense. For example, you could take A&P at MATC at a lower lever (doesn't transfer) instead of a higher level A&P that does transfer and get into the program. So having taken higher level courses it shows you can handle the material....if that even matters...cause like I said, its lottery based. I don't know. I thought of this through myself and I would hate to have to go back to MATC and get my RN there when I've worked so hard and have taken many more classes than it's required at MATC...where I'm so close to starting a bachelors nursing program. On the plus side, if you go to a community college and get into the program...I know that colleges like UWM will more than likely accept you into the Associates to Bachelors program. I know this because when I transferred to UWM...they assumed I was an RN already and were very excited about me going there till I told them I had only taken pre-reqs at MATC. Anyways I have to go but..working as an RN while earning your bachelors may be nice to have that extra money.
  3. by   SELnurse
    I just wanted everyone to know that I was accepted into UWM's nursing program today! YAY! =)
    I am so pumped for next semester to start to now that I know what where I will be going!
    Good luck to everyone applying!
  4. by   williams84
    Congrats! Be prepared for a lot pretty fast. I'm just finishing up my second semester. If you have any questions, let me know.
  5. by   jujubeee
    Quote from SELnurse
    I just wanted everyone to know that I was accepted into UWM's nursing program today! YAY! =)
    I am so pumped for next semester to start to now that I know what where I will be going!
    Good luck to everyone applying!
    Congratulations and good luck!!!
  6. by   Nurs23Student
    Yay! Congrats Although this response is semi-late but I knew you'd get in!! I applied in January for the Fall semester so I am still waiting back to hear whether or not I am accepted into the program. I found out that 177 people applied for the Fall semester and there are only 66 spots to fill. :/ Makes me worried. Did they tell you what you did well on? grades? statement?
  7. by   SELnurse
    My strongest component was the experiences I had (volunteer work, work, etc.). I feel like the only reason I was waitlisted was because of my GPA (3.3). Good Luck!
  8. by   Nurs23Student
    Okay thank you!! ill let you know how everything turns out for me also.
  9. by   Nurs23Student
    I received my letter of acceptance for the fall!! Thanks for all your advice and help! I couldn't be more excited.
  10. by   blue63
    Hi guys, what did you write about for the reflective statement about miscommunication? I'm struggling to think of a topic that doesn't make me seem incompetent or arrogant and tie it into the core values. Any comments are greatly appreciated!
  11. by   Angelsuzan
    Is anyone a current nursing student at Msoe? I just got accepted into the nursing program and am so nervous, I don't know anything about being a nursing student other than being a CNA. I like to know their work load and how the program works, is there a weekly test or exams you have to take in class or homework? Are the teachers willing to help you pass when you are having problem coping with any class or subject? Also I like to know what their graduation rate is. I will really appreciate any comment. Thanks
  12. by   rlynch2892
    Hey , i was looking into the bsn at Uw madison or milwaukee program. Any information helps . Can i get accepted if my science gpa is higher than my overall gpa ? Say its 2.8 and my science gpa is a 3.0 or higher i still have couple pre requisite to take .
  13. by   USA987
    I am not sure you would get accepted into Madison at all with a 2.8 gpa. It is extremely competitive...