HOW TO BECOME A COMPETITIVE APPLICANT?
Perform very well in all pre-requisite nursing courses (such as microbiology, chemistry, psychology, etc.)
Obtain up to Three Letters of Recommendation from faculty/staff who know you well and can speak highly of your work ethic and desire to pursue nursing (some programs do not require LORs)
Have strong clinical experience from volunteer or medical opportunities relevant to patient care and/or nursing
Plan out your extended plan for transfer or application requirements (2 year vocational RN, or 4 year BSN, or bridge to BSN program)
Be well rounded and show passion in non-medical opportunities shaped around community and leadership!
Create a unique personal statement which speaks clearly of your passion to pursue nursing. This personal statement should easily distinguish you from another applicant.
Practice proper interview skills and techniques
Seek the right counselors and mentors to keep you on track, motivated, and ready to become a Registered Nurse
The application process can be pretty tricky. University Doctor has all the info you need to get you started! Find the useful resource below to get you along your way into the Medical School of your choice. Be sure to contact one of our University Doctor Faculty/Counselor to help you every step of the way!
Students may pursue a registered nursing career by either earning an Associate Degree or Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Prerequisite courses vary by program and so you should check the course requirements for each program you are considering. Some of the most common required and recommended courses include:
- General Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy, Nutrition, Microbiology
Explore opportunities to gain practical experience in nursing settings such as through volunteer work in hospitals or clinics.
Request official copies of transcripts to be sent to you to aid you in filling out transcript entry portion of NursingCAS application
Contact potential letter writers
- Determine what types of letter writers (faculty, nurses) are required for each specific program
- Confirm the individual is willing to provide a letter of reference
- Provide them with description of program you are applying to, copy of your CV & personal statement
- Discuss NursingCAS deadline date with evaluator
Create NursingCAS account
Complete application through NursingCS
Complete biography, coursework, standardized test score (GRE), experience (employment, extracurricular, research, volunteer), achievement section
Request transcripts be sent from all schools attended to NursingCAS
Upload letters of recommendation into NursingCAS
Designate programs to apply to
Input standardized test scores (GRE)
Submit application fee
Print and REVIEW application for any errors or omissions
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It is never too late for anyone. There are numerous alternatives to nursing schools and paths that will allow you to still become a Registered Nurse. Whether it is seeking a competitive BSN program, or applying to a private nursing program for LVN or RN, we are here to help!