I'm so ready to give up. I have been working on pre-req classes for over a year now. Now that I will be finishing ALL of them (including the BSN pre-reqs!) with a good GPA (only 1 B/all A's in nursing pre-reqs, I think I will finish up with an overall of 3.7 or possibly 3.8) I was feeling really good about applying in February.
Then I read about SCF requiring not only a CNA license, but it has to be from a 120 hour program. Well, they are all at least
$1,000 in my area, plus the costs of getting TB test/flu shot/titers for chicken pox/physical/background check. So, more like $1200. Okay, I thought no biggie, if
I get in, I'll do the CNA program. Well, now I hear that they want it BEFORE YOU APPLY!!
This gives me very little time to get it done in time to apply for fall. Not to mention, what if I don't get in the nursing program? I just paid a thousand dollar application fee. A lot of people at SCF are talking about how they started out pre-nursing, but changed their major because of all these hoops we have to jump through, or going to Galen College of Nursing in St. Pete. (Is that a good school? Should I consider it?)
So I thought whatever, I want a BSN from USF anyway (I already have a bachelor's from USF, so I'd go the ABSN route). Since I already graduated from there, and have great grades I thought I'd be a shoe-in. So I googled USF on this board and found a thread saying applicants have a 10% chance of getting in.
I am depressed and discouraged. I guess I have to apply to RRT and radiography tech for a back-up plan, but I read there isn't much demand in those fields. Not that there's a great demand for nurses, but they are getting jobs in my area.
Please tell me everything will be okay, and I haven't wasted the last year of my life busting my butt on these classes for nothing.
Thanks for reading.