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Class of 2016 Nursing Admissions!!

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Replies to: Class of 2016 Nursing Admissions!!

  • downtoearthdowntoearth Registered User Posts: 3,298 Senior Member
    D got accepted to UNC and St A's deferred at UVA. she was not upset except it messed up her streak.
    question on UNC do you mean that once you are there they take 90 percent IS into nursing? because it is not direct entry I am wondering.
  • charlieschmcharlieschm Registered User Posts: 4,282 Senior Member
    To clarify what I meant for UNC, across the board, they only accept 10% out of state for undergrad.

    I simply meant that SOME public universities reserve most of their nursing seats for in-state students, so it might be even worse than 10% out of state for nursing seats, when they are picked. I don't have any first hand knowledge about UNC's process.
  • downtoearthdowntoearth Registered User Posts: 3,298 Senior Member
    Well that is a concern for me that we will have to investigate for sure if she goes in that direction thanks!
  • fiveteensfiveteens Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    UNC is not direct entry? If so, I would think your D has so many fine other choices that would be better. Interesting question (what percentage of seats for OOS), but I wouldn't care to experiment and find out! Congrats, once again, downtoearth!
  • strecostreco Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Hello everyone! Sorry to sort of join randomly here... I just joined the website because of this forum. I was reading, and wanted to get some insight, perhaps?

    I'm a senior in high school who initially had no clue what she wanted to do. I applied EA to seven schools (I know... yikes!), but only applied into two nursing programs because it was just an interest at the time. After the EA process, it really started to hit me that nursing was what I wanted to do. As a result, my academics were a bit unprepared...

    GPA: 3.73 (weighted), probably has risen since the start of my sr year
    SAT: 630 CR 650 M 780 W = 2060
    All honors classes (including Calculus), APs are US History, Psychology, Literature, and Physics
    Acceptances to 6/7 - Suffolk, UMass Amherst, URI, UTampa, U New Haven, Hofstra U
    Waiting on: UConn.

    As you can see... the only schools that matter at this point are UConn and Amherst, haha. If I had been more prepared and less afraid of biology because of a bad teacher, I would've taken AP Bio, A+P, etc. Regardless... anxiously awaiting UConn, but braced for the harsh reality that it is likely I won't be admitted.
  • downtoearthdowntoearth Registered User Posts: 3,298 Senior Member
    Not sure but I know the schools I talked to wanted calculus , so that is good. Your gpa and sats are good. others may answer and give your their insights. it might be helpful to call the school and inquire.
  • charlieschmcharlieschm Registered User Posts: 4,282 Senior Member
    The Ivy level schools often are used to seeing that calculus was taken by most students. However I haven't seen calculus on a list of recommended courses in high school for any nursing schools. They mainly recommend as much science as possible.

    I also haven't seen calculus on the curriculum of any nursing programs. Many nursing schools require statistics as part of their college curriculum, so I think that is a much better use of your time and energy in high school than calculus.
  • Coll2011Coll2011 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    My daughter is a freshman at Penn in their nursing program. She did not take Calculus in high school. When we went to Georgetown the admissions officer told her her chances of admission were greatly reduced if she did not take calculus but she got into Georgetown Nursing as well as UVA and many others. She did take Bio and AP Bio, Chem and AP Chem as well as A&P in high school. Calculus is not a necessity.
  • charlieschmcharlieschm Registered User Posts: 4,282 Senior Member
    Last year, I read a report from UVa's nursing school saying they expected a 100% yield from the nursing students they admitted. I didn't believe that was possible. You've proved they didn't get at least one.

    Yes, AP chem or AP bio or a high level anatomy class will look much much better on a transcript than calculus.
  • charlieschmcharlieschm Registered User Posts: 4,282 Senior Member
    FYI - the instate tuition and fees for nursing and other health fields at U. of Pittsburgh is now up to $20k a year. They add on a $3,000 surcharge above the base tuition. Penn State also charges more for nursing.

    That is a national trend - to charge higher tuition for majors that are in high demand, such as business and nursing.
  • strecostreco Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Accepted to UConn's nursing program!
  • downtoearthdowntoearth Registered User Posts: 3,298 Senior Member
    I was just relating what the schools told me. I asked statistics vs calc and they said calc. I was suprised as I did take stats in nursing school.
  • downtoearthdowntoearth Registered User Posts: 3,298 Senior Member
    so any decisions? We are still working here but expect soon!
  • fiveteensfiveteens Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    D is still wavering between UMass Amherst and University of New Hampshire.... waiting for UNH's admitted student day and the financial aid before she makes the final decision.
  • downtoearthdowntoearth Registered User Posts: 3,298 Senior Member
    We are also going to admitted student days. Looking forward to hearing what everyone decides.
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