Hey, everyone! I always seem to stumble across this site whenever I have a question about nursing school and I always see great answers, so I figured I would become a member too
WELL. Where to begin...
I am currently a pre-nursing student (I have enough credits to be considered a junior) in Georgia with a 3.26 GPA. I took the TEAS for the first time in January 2012 and got a 68.7% as my adjusted individual score (no good). During that same spring semester, I applied to 3 nursing schools so that I could be accepted for the fall. By summer, I had finished all the prerequisites I needed. Unfortunately, I was rejected from 2 and put on a waiting list for one. My problem was that my TEAS score was low and that instead of taking Chemistry, I took Biology as a prerequisite. This is because my advisor had told me to take this freshman year, and she never told me that basically all other nursing programs only accept Chemistry
. (I got an apology for that 2 years too late.) So, I basically spent all of fall 2012 doing volunteer work and recuperating from a surgery I had. Now, I am planning to take my Chemistry sequence course during this spring semester and summer. I also retook my TEAS 2 weeks ago and I scored an 82.7% (HUGE improvement). This semester, I am applying to 7 BSN programs (this would be my second time applying to the 3 schools that rejected me last year), but I'm scared that I will face rejection to all of them (not because I don't think I have a chance, but just simply because of the fear that everything will replay like last year).
If this happens to me again this fall, I will LITERALLY have nothing left to do. I have no other classes to take and I have to be careful, because I know these nursing prereqs are only valid for 5 years. Plus, if I go over a certain amount of credit hours, HOPE will no longer pay for me and I do not have the money to pay for school. For now, I am just going to concentrate on applying to these schools, do well in Chemistry and continue to do my volunteer work.
So, what do you guys think my chances of getting into a BSN program are now??