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Class of 2016 Nursing Admissions!!

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Replies to: Class of 2016 Nursing Admissions!!

  • aglagesaglages Registered User Posts: 2,633 Senior Member
    I think the days when nurses simply changed dressings, emptied bedpans and held hands is long past. With the technical and complex equipment and procedures required by today's nursing professionals the bar needs to be set fairly high in regards to academic requirements. Unfortunately standardized testing is the best current method to level the field between different high schools. Until something better (fairer?) comes along I think SAT and ACT scores will continue (rightfully so) count very highly in the selection process.

    I'd like to point out that MDs have been selected by a competitive process for many years. While I realize their jobs are different than nurses, is no one concerned about whether they have sufficient concern/caring for patients or do we just want the best and brightest?
  • gingerlemongingerlemon Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    Are you in NH? I was accepted to UNH, but not the nursing program. I'm out of state. Would you mind sharing her stats? GPA, SATs, etc.
    I did get into UVM and Drexel though.
  • cel589cel589 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    I was accepted to:
    West chester
    Bloomsburg
    York
    Drexel
    Quinnipiac
    University of Pittsburg
    Penn State Main Campus

    with a 3.8W and 1860 SAT's

    I still have to hear from
    NYU
    The College of New Jersey
    Scranton
    University of Delaware

    My top two choices are Penn State and Delaware but I'm leaning towards Penn State and since I already got in main campus I think I'm going to commit soon! Is that a good choice? Between Delaware and Penn State? Delaware I wouldn't hear until march/april and it is over 10,000 more.
  • fiveteensfiveteens Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    Hi gingerlemon. My D is out of state as well, her stats are:
    GPA 3.9 (4.2 weighted)
    HS rank: top 5%
    5 APs, lots of science/math
    ACT: 26 (standardized tests are a struggle for her)
    3 varsity sports (captain of all 3)
    NHS officer
    works as a YMCA lifeguard/swim instructor
    tutors
    band/chorus
    lots of volunteer (including a hospital summer volunteer program)

    Good luck with your other applications, and I hope UNH calls you back with a spot in the nursing program!
  • fiveteensfiveteens Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    Congrats cel589! It sounds like Penn St. is a great opportunity, and I think the $10K/year is a great reason to choose it if you're already leaning in that direction. I spent a week on the main campus (with my D) last spring and really enjoyed the campus, town, and atmosphere. I graduated from a Big 10 school (Iowa) and wouldn't trade my experience for anything. Best of luck to you!
  • gingerlemongingerlemon Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    fiveteens - wow! i'm not surprised she got in!
    thank you! thankfully my top choice is also my safety so i'm not too concerned about getting in.
  • downtoearthdowntoearth Registered User Posts: 3,298 Senior Member
    When does villanova notify?
  • qdogpaqdogpa - Posts: 2,417 Member
    Are you RD at Villanova? If so, it was March for D1 ,who currently is in her second year there
  • iluvhorsesiluvhorses Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    I got into UVM and Colby-Sawyer for nursing, and NEC and UNE for PA!
  • downtoearthdowntoearth Registered User Posts: 3,298 Senior Member
    EA for Villanova
  • qdogpaqdogpa - Posts: 2,417 Member
    D1 was deferred from Nova when she applied EA, got in RD...many applicants will see this happen,so don't lose faith if deferred
  • pocketsizedpocketsized Registered User Posts: 39 New Member
    3.87 UW
    660 M 700 CR 700 W (2060)
    SAT IIs: 730 US History 660 Literature
    1,000+ volunteer hours

    Accepted:
    Pitt Nursing (with conditional acceptance to their graduate program)
    Case Western (with $27,500 per year scholarship)

    Will Attend: Case Western
  • BluebirdMadridBluebirdMadrid Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    Congratulations Pocketsized!
  • fiveteensfiveteens Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    Congratulations pocketsized!!
  • cecilturtlececilturtle Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    PocketSized, gotta tell ya, I'm totally impressed!!
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