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Direct nursing program with possible softball playing

Kd77Kd77 0 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
Hello, I have a freshman in hs. Looking into the near future, she wants a direct nursing program, with the possibility to play some level of softball. Any suggestions of schools? Tia
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  • jcd716jcd716 137 replies3 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Fairfield University in Connecticut. Nursing program is top notch and has a softball team.
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  • Momof3kidzMomof3kidz 109 replies1 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    This list could be very extensive. You need to provide more information on terms of academic level, location size, D1 vs D3, etc. My D17 is a nursing student and varsity athlete. Some D1 schools would not even allow a nursing student to play a sport or only permit it for the first two years (which really means they hope you change your major) while others said it would be manageable. I truly question if a student could really manage nursing, clinicals and the travel of a D1 school. I would not recommend it
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  • ordinarylivesordinarylives 3164 replies43 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    I think it'd be tough, regardless of the level of play, once clinicals start. Softball has considerably more games than other sports...double headers, tournaments...you can see that even in the high school athletic schedules. Softball games, due to being outside and needing some daylight, are also scheduled more often during the day, necessitating the student miss more school. Clinicals require the permission/cooperation of the clinical site. How many times do you think an instructor will make arrangements with the site and go himself or herself (possibly) to supervise for a student who has to make up clinical due to a softball game? Clinicals often don't start until junior year, so it may be possible to pay for the first half of the college career.
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  • LGmomof2LGmomof2 3 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    would you share where your D17 attends school? My D , a HS Senior is looking at a D3, with a large roster, that allows softball for nurses.
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  • LGmomof2LGmomof2 3 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    The best bet is to look at schools your D is interested in that have Direct Entry to the Nursing program, and look at the softball roster. That is what we did not my D, who has yet to make her final decision to do both. IF you are looking at D1, D2, I would not suggest nursing, but rather choose a major that nursing prereqs can me taken, then apply for a 18-24 month Masters in nsg or accelerated BSN after undergrad degree is obtained.
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 22418 replies14 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    There are a few division 2 schools that have nursing and softball. Florida Southern, Regis (Colorado) and Wheeling Jesuit are some. You'd have to ask them how they make it work.

    I know that Florida Southern had 7-8 nursing majors on the lacrosse team. They were national champs or runners up for the last few years and these players all made the conference honor roll and a few were All Americans.
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  • ordinarylivesordinarylives 3164 replies43 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    LGmomof2 wrote: »
    IF you are looking at D1, D2, I would not suggest nursing, but rather choose a major that nursing prereqs can me taken, then apply for a 18-24 month Masters in nsg or accelerated BSN after undergrad degree is obtained.

    I would not advocate planning on 6 years of schooling to become a nurse, especially a plan where the actual nursing prep is post-back and most likely full pay.
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