I need opinions from previous nursing applicants

  1. Hello,

    I'm new to this board, and I need advice from previous nursing student applicants.

    I'm 24 years-old applied to nursing school this Spring, and discovered I am #82/239 applicants (pre-TEAS exam). There are 36 available slots in the program, with 5 alternates. Honestly, what do you think are my chances of being accepted to the program?

    The reason I ask is because I have a job opportunity at Kaiser Permanente Hospital for a full time position, at $25.00. While it isn't nursing money, I feel it is pretty good income for my age, plus full benefits, and the hospital is 5 minutes from my house. I was going to turn down the full-time position, and take a 16 hour a week position (no benefits), in the chance I got accepted. However, I have to decide this by May 1st.

    Back to the main question, do you think my chances of being accepted are slim? Would you take the full-time job?

    Thanks for the help!
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  3. by   CalStatePreNursing
    Congratulations on getting a nice full-time job Jbrhill!

    Certainly, I would say the chances do seem slim for the nursing school, but that does not mean you should give up hope!

    I'm only 20 years old but from what I can see, definitely keep the alternate spot at the nursing school. You never know, may a lot of the people who got accepted might give up their spots for reasons. Also, accept the job at Kaiser Permanente. Even IF you do not get accepted, at least you still have a job.

    To answer your question, the chances in my mind are a bit slim; but I would keep both the spot on the nursing school and keep the job at Kaiser.
  4. by   Jbrhill
    Thanks for the reply and advice!

    I decided to take the full-time job, and just decide what to do in the slim chance I get into nursing school. At least this way I can save money (silver lining).

    Good luck in your nursing career!