how many tries?

  1. I was wondering, for those of you who are in nursing school - how many times did you apply to the nursing program before you got accepted?

    I was wondering because I applied for the fall but was rejected. I plan on applying again for the spring program, I will have a much better chance since I am taking A&P right now (with an A average so far!) My school goes by the point system and the minimum points people get in keeps getting higher and higher every semester. Last year the minimum was 105 points, so I though I had a chance when I applied with 108. Well the cut off was at 119. I will have 124 by the time I apply again, I'm just hoping the cut off won't raise much more...
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  3. by   marilynmom
    Cynthia- I think you should have a much better chance next year and if you dont *I* will start to worry about me getting in as well! I am going to apply for the Spring (though I doubt I will have enough points to get in, Im just going to apply anyways) but surely by next fall I should get in- I will have 130-something points!

    Good luck. And way to go with an A in anatomy! That is great!

    Marilyn
  4. by   Cynthiann
    Thanks, we took another test today and I made a 94.

    It's hard not to think about how the minimum cut off keeps going up every semester. If I don't get in for spring, it will take me 4 years to finish an ADN. All I can do is hope for the best, can't do much more at this point as far as points.
  5. by   Cynthiann
    Is there no one here in nursing school to answer?
  6. by   Jennerizer
    I got accepted on the first try.....but I did have all of my pre-req's completed. I have heard now that the waiting list is backed up to 2005....so I feel quite lucky to have gotten in when I did. I'm sure you'll make it on the next go around now that you'll have anatomy out of the way. I really think it is smart to try to get all of the pre-reqs out of the way. Not only do you use what you learn in those classes, but you also will have more time to focus on the nursing classes. Good luck to you!!!!!!
  7. by   pokey sn
    I got in the first try as well but I also have a B.S. already and had all my prereqs done. It depends on the school I guess. At university (alot of them but not all), there is no waiting period to get into the nursing program. You either get accepted or you don't. Your high school work is taken into account not prereqs. But most of the two year programs here, often have lottery systems(where it does not matter if you are a straight A student) or require you to have all prereqs done with a min. grade of C. I don't think connecticut schools use point systems. I'm sure this probably doesn't help you out------but anyway, good luck to you in the future!!! Pokey SN

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  8. by   NurseAlmost
    I got accepted to all three schools I applied to on the first try-one of the schools didn't even make me take an entrance examination. But hey, I guess that's Canada for you-this place is thirsty for nurses....
  9. by   mspringer
    1st try, but I already had another B.S. degree and the majority of my co-recs where done.
  10. by   KristinWW
    1st try but already went the B.S. and M.A. route. Interesting thread, will enjoy reading the responses!
  11. by   kbstudent
    I got in on my first try but had all my pre-reqs and other non-nursing classes out of the way. That was my plan all along to get all my ducks in a row so all I had to concentrate on was my nursing classes.
  12. by   rnnurse2be
    With the school I am hoping to get into, they go by Priority Points based on grades. You have to apply over a YEAR in advance and HOPE YOU GET IN. They do have a waiting list. You just DO NOT KNOW if you will get in, or what your chances are until you get the letter. I believe I read they have 178 positions and over 200 applicants.
  13. by   Ortho_RN
    1st try, but I also had all my pre-reqs done...
  14. by   Cynthiann
    Originally posted by rnnurse2be
    With the school I am hoping to get into, they go by Priority Points based on grades. You have to apply over a YEAR in advance and HOPE YOU GET IN. They do have a waiting list. You just DO NOT KNOW if you will get in, or what your chances are until you get the letter. I believe I read they have 178 positions and over 200 applicants.
    You guys have it easy - 178 positions and over 200 applicants. At my school it's about 20 spots with over 100 applicants.

    Thanks for all the responses everyone. I just realized that it will be a little different between the BSN and ADN. If I finished all my BSN pre-requisites and applied I'm pretty sure I would get in on the first try. Since I'm applying at my local CC ADN program, it's much more competition. I haven't finished every single one of my pre-reqs either. I'd rather only take the nursing classes once I get in but to get my financial aid I need to be full time. So I will have to take extra classes while in nursing school regardless.

    Hopefully I will get accepted into the spring semester....

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