Hi there! I will finally be graduating from Santa Ana this June! yey! But I know it can get frustrating when you're waiting. I waited a year before I got into the program and I was in the 300's or so and so when they mailed me my acceptance letter, you can imagine the shock and excitement at the same time.
Santa Ana RN program will stop accepting applications starting June 2009. This will allow them to go through the list, weed some people out that are already in another program or not interested, etc. and so its only a matter of time before you get in!
My advice to you (and other students waiting) is to KEEP BUSY! Meaning take a job as a CNA in a hospital in med/surg floors or ER. or volunteer or be a medical assistant,etc. Not only will you get familiar with the hospital and its workings (and possible future employment) BUT you will learn so much and help you A LOT in nursing school
. Save up when you're working at these places because once you get in, you will need to cut back on your work hours. Believe me, it's so hard to work full time and be in nursing school at the same time.
So let me know if you have more questions. Good luck! and remember: Keep Busy!
P.S. SAC Nursing Program is Board of RN Accredited