Bummed out... didn't get in! - page 2

Hey everyone, I just wanted to blow off some steam on here with some others taht might be able to relate. Today I just recieved my rejection letter from University of South Florida's BSN program for... Read More

  1. by   PhilB
    Well I went to central today to get somethings cleared up there today, and it turns out I have fallen short there as well. They told me that I am too low since the cut off was 3.6! I have a 3.57 right now. Just icing on the cake I guess. I must say this has been a real blow to me as I thought with my gpa I'd be plenty qualified to get into a program. As far as my pre req's go, I am pretty much done. Finishing this spring semester, I have all of my pre req's complete, except A&P 2, which I am taking summer A. What kind of options will I have for next fall? I will have my AA in health sciences, and no more classes to take. Any advice?
    Phillip
  2. by   Dublin37
    I'm sorry Philip, what a drag! Hang in there! Maybe you can transfer back later. Heather
  3. by   NurseBunBun
    Well phil .. im sorry this happened to you.. but im sure you had fun at central anyways :kiss
  4. by   Cynthiann
    Originally posted by 2banurse
    I don't believe the schools are necessarily being selective, but because of not having the faculty many programs have to have smaller classes. It stands to reason that those students that have completed all of their prereqs get in before those who haven't. What needs to be done is that some kind of funding is needed to increase class size. Until nursing instructors are paid are reasonable salary, most will chose to work bedside rather than in a school setting. Hospitals, IMHO, don't necessarily want to hire outside as it is more work for them, but nurses are needed and they will do what they need to in order to be staffed.

    Kris
    You forgot to mention clinical space too. Even if a school were to get more funding to hire teachers they can't increase the class size unless hospitals give them those clinical spots. At least that is what the director of the nursing program at my school says.

    I could understand how my school could be selective when there are only 20 spots and well over 100 people applying for those spots. I'm still anxiously awaiting my acceptance/rejection letter.
  5. by   kc_jellybean
    Will the BSN be your 2nd Bachelor's degree?

    UF has just announced an accelerated BSN program for those who already have non-nursing degrees. And, from what I have read, they only require 3 pre-req's: Anat, Phys, and Micro!
  6. by   2banurse
    Originally posted by Cynthiann
    You forgot to mention clinical space too. Even if a school were to get more funding to hire teachers they can't increase the class size unless hospitals give them those clinical spots. At least that is what the director of the nursing program at my school says.

    I could understand how my school could be selective when there are only 20 spots and well over 100 people applying for those spots. I'm still anxiously awaiting my acceptance/rejection letter.
    That is true for many schools I guess, but within this area of Florida, I don't believe that to be true. For our school, it is primarily a faculty shortage.

    Kris
  7. by   lab2004
    Quote from PhilB
    Hey everyone, I just wanted to blow off some steam on here with some others taht might be able to relate. Today I just recieved my rejection letter from University of South Florida's BSN program for fall 03. I'm a transfer student from a community college about an hour south of USF. What I don't get is how I got rejected?! I had a 3.6 upon applying, with most of my pre reqs outta the way. Looks like my 2nd choice is going to have to count now, which is University of Central Florida, which I've heard is not a super program. Oh well, it always stinks when you get your hopes up only to get smashed!
    Phillip
    It suxs how it's hard to get into nursing school.
  8. by   khrissi17
    Hey let me tell you what happened to me. Back in March I applied to FAU's nursing program and Stony Brook's PA and Nursing program. Well guess what? Neither accepted me :angryfire and I paid $150 for that PA application- I cried my eyes out ! I really thought it was the end of the world for me because I'm already a year behind and now this pushed me back another year. Well with prayer Stony Brook wrote me again in June with an acceptance letter to their Nursing program!!! :hatparty:
    So don't worry just pray- who knows they might write you back like me. I figured maybe someone dropped out of the program, beside it being one big miracle...but I do wish you the best, just hold on and look into other options- don't give up on your dream
    Last edit by khrissi17 on Jul 6, '04
  9. by   Rhoresmith
    -Phil find out where you are on their waiting list ? My two best study buddies were both on the wait list and found out one week before school started that they were in and now we have one semester to go

    Good luck
  10. by   khrissi17
    Quote from kc_jellybean
    These programs have the nerve to be selective when hospitals are importing nurses from the Phillippines and Nigeria???

    What's wrong w/ this picture??? :angryfire
    Lmao... Most of these schools are like that because they'll lose their accredation if their passing rates are low, so they figure its cause of low GPAs and I think that's bull! I think they're stupid because with these high standards the Nursing shortage will never go away and that means more patients for us in the future!

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