I was picked in the lottery!!! - page 4

by Chasngmydream

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O M G, I am soooo happy right now! Out of 585 applications, my name came up in the first 100, which means I should get into Spring 2014 at CCSF (they pick 50 for fall; 50 for spring). Nothing's set in stone until I get the... Read More


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    Congrats OP on getting picked for a lottery!!!


    FYI, MOST nursing schools, including merit based ones, look at the "total package", lottery or not.

    My GPA was a 2.62 with a science GPA of 3.0, scored 92 percentile on my entrance exam. I passed the NCLEX the first time. This was after I failed nursing school the first time due to anxiety issues, went back into a PN program, passed and was a successful LPN. I am sure I got picked over a few more "academically sound" people; however, I am a success story that a particular school of thought may think I'm "not suitable for being a nurse because of having low grades" perhaps.

    There are MANY nurses who have bipolar, BPD, depression, PTSD (like myself...I am also a DV survivor) that are excellent nurses, are leaders in the community, are blazing pathways in our profession.

    For those who are still waiting on waiting lists, if possible, cast those nets wide if you can, purposefully and intellectually. There are so many of us that have faced many challenges, we are the future of nursing. There are scholarships and need based programs like the Sunshine Program for DV survivors and HRSA scholarship programs that will pay for you to go to Nursing school, so if you research AB qualify, apply to that BSN program, and go for it!!!

    Stay determined. These situations in life can make you question your interfere in terms of desiring a goal; also, you never know what others are going through...that C+ nurse may be the "expert" on the nursing unit...make sure you run your own race in your career. I waited three years (not by choice) to get into a RN program. The challenges made me getting my BSN much more victorious! I hope for all others the same in their nursing career.

    From one whose setbacks have made a better nurse, colleague, and individual...IMHO.
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    Quote from mperal10
    But you can't make blatant statements such as "people with C grades wont make it through the nursing program." I did question your motives because you seemed incompetent (no offense) and your hard facts are linear at best. Try finding different paradigms to back those "hard facts." I'm not trying to be an ass, just feed you some perspective.
    Never once did I blatantly make the statement that people with C grades won't make it through the nursing program. You're putting words into my mouth, and I don't like it when people do that, so it makes me sharper. I don't mean to be an ass, either xD.

    I'm definitely not trying to say that ONLY A students can make it through the program. I just think we're talking in extremes here. There are a lot of well-intentioned people who cannot handle the nursing program. There are a lot of academic elites who can't handle the profession either. It takes a certain kind of person to be a nurse, which is I guess why we're one of the most trusted professions everywhere.

    And for your original point, I never said having to wait on a lottery would deter me from being a nurse. I said I would never try a school that did it that way.
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    Quote from Amnesty
    Never once did I blatantly make the statement that people with C grades won't make it through the nursing program. You're putting words into my mouth, and I don't like it when people do that, so it makes me sharper. I don't mean to be an ass, either xD.

    I'm definitely not trying to say that ONLY A students can make it through the program. I just think we're talking in extremes here. There are a lot of well-intentioned people who cannot handle the nursing program. There are a lot of academic elites who can't handle the profession either. It takes a certain kind of person to be a nurse, which is I guess why we're one of the most trusted professions everywhere.

    And for your original point, I never said having to wait on a lottery would deter me from being a nurse. I said I would never try a school that did it that way.

    I paraphrased your quote because i was too lazy to go back and read it over again, but since we're getting into semantics of the argument, here it is.

    Quote from Amnesty
    All the good intentions, warm and fuzzies, and feel-goods in the world won't help somebody who struggles to get Cs actually make it through the nursing program.
    I didn't put words in your mouth. I just re-phrased them.
    Your second paragraph comes from a side I relate with more. I think that's great insight. Regarding your first sentence on that, I'd like to comment that your reply to my original post prompted some tounge-lashing, which in turn made it out to seem extreme.

    My original point was that if people really want to become a RN, then they'll do whatever it takes. Even if it means waiting a year - or more.
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    I am number 136 sooooo close! I called and they said I have a pretty good chance...What do you guys think? This is my second time applying !
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    Congrats!!!!! I also applied to CCSF, I am in the #120s so I was close.

    What do you think my chances are?

    I guess I'd have to hope that 20+ people don't qualify somehow, or decide to go elsewhere huh?
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    oh then congrats lauraline! you have a better chance than I do! They select 100 people and out of those people 50 for each semester. Therfore they go through it and check who is qualified and who isnt! So you might have a chance. Did you apply anywhere else? I applied to SFSTATE, Domincian and San Mateo
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    CONGRATS TO YOU!!
    Quote from Chasngmydream
    O M G, I am soooo happy right now! Out of 585 applications, my name came up in the first 100, which means I should get into Spring 2014 at CCSF (they pick 50 for fall; 50 for spring). Nothing's set in stone until I get the official letter, but I'm still going to celebrate!!!
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    Quote from volleygrl89
    I am number 136 sooooo close! I called and they said I have a pretty good chance...What do you guys think? This is my second time applying !
    Thanks and congrats to you lauraline & volleygirl too!!! If you look early in this discussion, someone in last year's lottery said they were offered a spot this January and they're number was in the 300s, so I think you are definitely getting a spot. We might even be in the same class :-).
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    OMG I sure hope you are right! That would be a dream come true and all my problems would be solved! Haha! I can't wait to find out for sure.
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    Oh well thats good to hear Thanks chasingmydream Same for me lauraline!!! I have been trying to get into schools for 3 years!!! This would be awesome! now
    we play the waiting game...and i thought I was 136 but im actually in the higher 130's so maybe a better chance !
    Last edit by volleygrl89 on Mar 15, '13
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