I just started to recall how hard it was for me to get into a nursing school!!!!!!!!!
After graduating from high school, I had a difficult time trying to get into a college nursing program. The colleges that I applied to only had enough room for only 120 students each school year. A great deal of students that tried to get into the program were turned away. I was one. They went for the students that were on a waiting list to get into the program. The list was over 600 applicants long.
This was not uncommon. The next college I transferred to only accepted so many applicants as well. I can not recall the NUMBER, but I know it was EXTREMELY LOW!!
Yet again, I was turned down. And it was not for the grades I had obtained through highschool or from my other college that I was turned away. There were just not enough spots in the program. WHY, WERE there not enough spots?????????
My QUESTION is how many other frustated students out there have experienced this same problem? How many of those fustrated students gave up on nursing because it was too hard to get into and moved onto another field????????????? If there are a great amount of people out there that have been turned away from obtaining a DEGREE IN NURSING, NO WONDER WE HAVE A NURRSING SHORTAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does anyone have a similiar story???
May 22, '01
Last edit by Chuckie on Jan 18, '03