How many schools did you apply to?

  1. What is the number of nursing schools that I should apply to? As many as possible or only to the one that I really I want?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Gator,SN
    I only applied to one school, however, I did not have any other choice. (location, childcare etc.) I think that it would be a good idea to apply to at least 3 schools that are stong possibilites for you.
    Always have a plan B and make a list of pros and cons so that if you don't get your first choice, you will be able to redesign your long term plan!
    Good luck to you GraceyB.
    Gator
  4. by   cna on her way
    I applied to three schools this year because the applications are so high! So I picked three within a 40 minute drive and hope to get into one of them.
  5. by   JudithL_in_NH
    Hi, Gracey!

    By all means apply to more than one place, just so you have a back-up plan in case things didn't work out for the school you really want.

    I've applied to three schools:

    I'm still waiting to hear from my #1 choice

    #2 accepted me--so I *know* I have somewhere to go in the Fall!

    and #3 rejected me!

    Funny thing is, I *thought* I was a shoo-in for #3 . . . it's the school with the least stringent entrance requirements and the largest class--so I thought it'd be no problem to get in! My point being, you just can't be sure of admissions anywhere--so it's best to have that Plan B, just in case!

    Best of luck to you!
  6. by   justjenn
    HEEEELLLLLLLOOOOO Gracey,

    I applied to 3 and only got into 1. Case closed. So, although it is an hour away each way - I am happy
  7. by   Dionysus
    I applied to two, and got into both. Generally I tell people that are applying to college/university to apply to as many programs as you can afford. It's best to keep as many options open. If I could go back to when I was applying to different schools, I would definetely apply to at least 5.
  8. by   subec
    I applied to 4---was accepted at 2, put on the waiting list for 1, and the 4th lost two of my transcripts. Anyway, my point is apply to as many as possible---you really don't know what might happen.

    Good luck to you!!!!
  9. by   Rena RN 2003
    i applied to 1 and was accepted immediately. the backup plan makes sense though.

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