My son is a junior in high school, and intends to go to college for nursing. I am just starting to wrap my head around direct-admit, vs. not for nursing majors. I understand that UB does not have direct-admit (except for kids admitted into the honors program).
So, my question is, what do kids do if they don’t get into the nursing program after their sophomore year? Is there still any avenue to get a degree in nursing? What percentage of kids intending to get a degree in nursing actually do?
I have a friend whose daughter went to Brockport for nursing, didn’t get into nursing in her junior year, graduated with a related degree, and then was admitted into nursing at Brockport as a secondary degree. So, the net impact was that she got the nursing degree she wanted, but it took her 5 years instead of 4. Honestly, I could live with that if I knew that up front…i.e. you kid can definitely get a nursing degree in 5 years if he/she is accepted, maintains a certain GPA, and graduates with a related degree. However, it seems crazy if there are kids who get accepted, maintain decent grades, and still aren’t able to get a nursing degree.
Thanks for any information!