"used to be" class of 2006! waaaaah

  1. Okay, I got the bad news last week, but did not have the heart to come back here until I licked my wounds a little. I got my rejection letter, and an answer to an email from the nursing counselor telling me, it could be 2-3 semesters more before i get accepted!!!! I first applied in Feb. 2003, and they are just now getting to the feb.2002's. If i was a straight A or mostly A's, I could've gotten in right away, but alas i am not. Anywhere from 200-300 students apply to the nursing program each semester, with only 30-40 being accepted. Half of them are taken by highest grades (in the impor. pre-reqs), i have C's and one A. the other half are from the chronological list, which is what i've been shoved on. I'm soooo bummed, because when i first started taking classes, there wasn't that much interest, so i could've gotten in as soon as i was finished with my pre-reqs! Now it's totally impacted.

    Anyone out there like me? I will continue to take classes, so that i keep fresh, but i am feeling discouraged. Any words of wisdom/encouragement from anyone, I could really use it!
    Heather
    Last edit by Dublin37 on May 19, '04
    •  
  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   agent
    Count me in..

    I had better get in for class of 07 since i have high marks.
  4. by   manna
    I'm so sorry, Heather (and Agent)! That stinks!

    It's a miracle itself that I'm getting to start this fall...

    I'm pulling for you two guys! Keep us posted as the acceptances come rolling in next year! And just think, when I'm miserably struggling along this fall, you guys will be enjoying yourselves! :chuckle

    Okay, so maybe that's not very comforting ... what do you plan on doing in the meantime? Do you have any more pre-reqs to take? Or could you retake some and maybe bump up your GPA? Or will you just chill out and take off of classes for a bit?
  5. by   AmyLiz
    The only way I'll be able to claim to be in the class of 2006 is if by some miracle I am accepted into the program in January. Then I will graduate in December 2006. Which is just BARELY in 2006, but I'd take it! It looks like I'll most likely get started Spring quarter next year, which will have me graduating sometime around March/April 2007. Hang in there. The wait is long, but we'll make it. I first applied in 2003 as well & am still on the waiting list. And I have all A's, except for 2 B's.
  6. by   manna
    Wow, you guys' stories really makes me grateful that my school doesn't keep a waitlist! That really stinks!
  7. by   RedSox33RN
    I'm so sorry, ladies. I, too, got the rejection letters last year, but kept plugging away anyway.

    Can you have a backup plan? I also figured I'd apply to an LPN course, and a Surgical Tech course. If those didn't pan out, I'd take a CNA course, and start from there.

    I know things look bleak now, but please keep your chin up. You may have to take a more roundabout route to becoming an RN like I am, but you will get there. Don't give up!
  8. by   HyperRNRachel
    Is there anything you can do to improve your grades? Maybe re-take classes you made a C in?
  9. by   tuppence
    I'm in sort of a similar situation. I was hoping to get in for this fall, but I'm on the waiting list. They offered me a spot in next year's class, though, so it looks like I will be in the class of 2007. I only have two non-nursing-classes left to take, because I tried to get as much done as possible this year in preparation for starting in the fall. Oh well!
  10. by   agent
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    I'm so sorry, ladies.
    Speak for youself -- guy here LOL!

    Manna- I plan to complete my bachelor's at DePaul if I get accepted starting soon. Then next fall I should start ADN.

    Oh and you know about the divorce :angryfire
  11. by   Energizer Bunny
    I'm sorry ya'll. How about an LPN program? Or even a CNA program to at least get some training in and feel like you are doing something towards your future goals?
  12. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Definitely find another way!!!

    The best (IMHO) would be to take an LVN/LPN course, then enroll in Excelsior College for the RN program. It will take about the same amount of time (or shorter, or longer, depending on how you manage the EC part--I did mine in about 4-1/2 months and am now just waiting to do the clinical exam), plus you can work once you get the LVN part done!

    Mostly, don't give up! You can do it!!!
  13. by   Dublin37
    (quote from manna)
    i'm pulling for you two guys! keep us posted as the acceptances come rolling in next year! and just think, when i'm miserably struggling along this fall, you guys will be enjoying yourselves! :chuckle

    okay, so maybe that's not very comforting ... what do you plan on doing in the meantime? do you have any more pre-reqs to take? or could you retake some and maybe bump up your gpa? or will you just chill out and take off of classes for a bit? (end quote from manna)


    no, i have been done with my pre-reqs for a while now, and they will not allow us to retake classes to get the grade higher, unless it was a d or f. of course mine were c's! i was only 14 pts. from a b last sem. dang it! i don't think i will just hang back since i'm afraid i'll forget too much. i'll keep taking classes that will help me in nursing ~ even though it will not help me to get in. at least the classes will count at other community colleges, but i am on the waiting list there too. it's like this everywhere in s. ca.

    thanks for your encouragement. and good luck to you manna, i am so proud of you! hang in there agent, with high marks, i'm sure you'll get in next time! heather
    Last edit by Dublin37 on May 19, '04
  14. by   Dublin37
    Quote from chris_at_lucas
    Definitely find another way!!!

    The best (IMHO) would be to take an LVN/LPN course, then enroll in Excelsior College for the RN program. It will take about the same amount of time (or shorter, or longer, depending on how you manage the EC part--I did mine in about 4-1/2 months and am now just waiting to do the clinical exam), plus you can work once you get the LVN part done!

    Mostly, don't give up! You can do it!!!
    I guess i haven't wanted to do the LVN program because it takes about the same amount of time as the rn program, and i feel like i just can't do that to my kids for 2 years, then do it again with 2 more years for the RN prgram. Could you send me info or link to excelsior college? thanks! Heather

    and P.S. I NEVER give up!!!

close