Quote from Rachanee
It's been quiet here the past few days. Orientation is only about a month away now! Any of our alternates or appeals hear any news yet?
Hey all... I meant to comment on this about 2 weeks ago... I wanted to write something inspirational as my final post
to this thread along with my appeal update but alas I never got around to that part and I'm a lot busier with TEAS prep and other stuff (see below) So I will just give my update.
I got my AP/CLEP transcripts in my hand (the reasons for my denial, I remind you) back on like October 3 or so, well past the September 28 appeal deadline. Looking back though, I later realized that when I had the denial letter opened, I was sad for about an hour, but came to discover that this was actually a blessing in disguise.
Why? First and foremost, my Spring 2013 denial saved me the notion of having to drive from SW Orlando to Tampa 3 days a week, due to the fact that my current apartment lease here ends 4/4/2013. Would have been murder on my car, as well as my time management.
Second and more importantly, this denial opened up the opportunity for me to apply to the Accelerated BSN programs at UCF, UNF, and USF, respectively. And what's even better is that they have both different and additional prereqs which I've already taken, and I have a 3.85 prereq GPA with them (vs a 3.52 prereq GPA at HCC) so I am in even better shape. The only problem is that UCF and UNF require the TEAS but I have bought some materials for that and will be taking it for the first time in December.
Nonetheless... the ABSN, assuming I get into at least one of the schools, puts me at a May 2013 start, a month after my current apartment lease ends. Therefore this is perfect timing for me because if I have to move for school I can. PLUS, I will graduate BSN in August 2014, putting me on target to join the Air Force (my whole reason for doing Nursing, oh man you girls would have loved me in my Scrubs first and AF blue uniform later, I'm sure... LOL) even sooner than I initially hoped had I done the RN - BSN later. That said I still plan to apply to HCC Fall 2013 as a Fall back but I'll be crossing my fingers for an ABSN admission at either UCF, UNF, or USF (in that order). Each have their perks: UCF: I live here in Orlando already (come say hi to me at Disney if you want, I still work there in addition to my current IT job, haha); UNF: their 4th and final semester is only 5 credits; USF also has a Fall 2013 ABSN start should I not get in their Summer 2013 one.
SO, that said... that is my story and for now I'm "sticking to it." I know each and every one of you are thrilled at your upcoming Nursing future and I am confident that each and every one of you will excel at what we are all destined to do. If you didn't have potential, you would not have been selected. Just promise me one thing... remember why you are there
. It should not be about the money to you, or the prestige in having the letters "RN" after your name. You are there to make a difference. While the doctors of the world may treat the diseases, for instance, it is the NURSE who will provide the majority of the comfort that patients need. Remember that it is YOU who can play a part in things like setting the broken arm of the boy who falls out of a tree so he can play with his dog again; it is the NURSE who can be the caregiver for the male Senior with the shots he needs or whatnot, so he can be strong enough to renew his vows with his wife of 50 years... etc etc, hopefully you know where I'm going with this.
^(Okay there's my inspiration for you, if that counts)
The point being: it is the NURSE who has enormous potential to Make a Difference.
That Nurse will be you. Farewell.