I am helping my 3rd find her way to college.
We recently entered the world of nursing schools. I had no idea they were so competitive! We have a master spreadsheet and are comparing all kinds of data. We realized that our flagship state school is a reach for the nursing program. Data on here says they have 1400 applicants with 275 accepted to enroll 50 to 60. I’ve seen the GPA cut off to be 3.8 on 4.0 (? if that is accurate).
Can you give me ideas nursing direct admit safety schools for her? We do have a direct admit list. It is just hard to gather the nursing schools stats.
Here are here stats:
weighted GPA 4.17, unweighted 3.7 on a 4.0
ACT 28 (taking again in Oct, confident she can raise to a 29 or 30, should be received by 11/15 deadlines)
Broad range of extracurriculars (sports, band, language club officer, NHS, has a job) and silver and gold awards for volunteer hours
AP/IB classes, very competitive HS which doesn’t rank but she is likely in the top 15%
Since her discovery of a nursing career is new she does not have volunteer hours in a nursing related position.
We are looking for schools where she could likely get merit aid. The dream being a cost of less than $30,000/yr.
Thank you for your thoughts.