Quote from chris_at_lucas_RN
Hi Chris at lucas RN,
My experience is only similar in that I didn't get what I wanted...I applied to a graduate entry program and was passed up!
Sure I later got into my second choice school but, it burned me up that I was passed over, (sure lots of other people were passed over too but, I only thought of myself, even got very down about it for a couple of days.)
Yet, sure enough, I LOVE the program that I am in. One of my classmates mentioned that she was at the other school and heard them discussing my application and that they passed me over because of me sharing my interest in earning a PhD.
Hmmm, so they passed me over this summer and I was sad, mad and dejected.
Yet, six months later and I am so very GRATEFUL that they did pass me up because I am in with a wonderful group in a wonderful program and will be finished a year ahead of the 'other' program AND to top it all off, I just got a job with another hospital that encourages its nurses to go for their PhDs.
So, bottom line, yeah, it sucks to get passed over, especially when you are so well qualified. Sometimes though, those who do the hiring or accepting or recruiting might just know when THEY are not a good fit for US, more than the reverse being true.
I am very sorry that this didn't work out for you and I hope something much better happens because you are not obligated to them!