I didn't get in to the RN program and I thought I did.

  1. I turned in the last of my paperwork to the admissions secretary today and confirmed she received my background check and drug screen information. I THOUGHT I was all set to go...

    It turns out I'm actually an "alternate" and am not actually IN the program. I've gone and spoken to this woman several times and she even told me my schedule would be up "this evening" the last time I was in her office (about a week ago). I feel pretty let down, not to mention angry. She told me they accidently sent the wrong email out to each alternate, so I guess I'm not the only one in for a rude awakening. They also called and left me messages at work and at home saying I had been accepted and to get everything turned in quickly. I want to punch someone in the face! Any volunteers?

    Just venting
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  2. 36 Comments

  3. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Awww, sorry to hear that TurtleSoup. Have you thought about approaching someone higherup in the school, to argue that you were already informed of admission, and had started to make arrangements for such? I mean, when were they planning to tell you that you're an alternate? Thats not fair.
  4. by   Josh L.Ac.
    Your anger is justified. Incompetence in those that you really are depending on is the worst.



    I'll let you punch me in the face...although I might hit back.
  5. by   Soup Turtle
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Awww, sorry to hear that TurtleSoup. Have you thought about approaching someone higherup in the school, to argue that you were already informed of admission, and had started to make arrangements for such? I mean, when were they planning to tell you that you're an alternate? Thats not fair.
    I thought about a lot of things, but I want the admissions people on my side There is hope...I'm the 3rd alternate and there are 12 people who are likely to fall through. I was told 12 people have not turned in anything yet and they must have everything in by this wednesday at the latest. What concerns me is the unreliable source.:trout:
  6. by   Soup Turtle
    Quote from Josh L.Ac.
    Your anger is justified. Incompetence in those that you really are depending on is the worst.



    I'll let you punch me in the face...although I might hit back.
    You are not allowed to hit back! heehee:spin:
  7. by   OnTheRoad
    One of my good friends was on an alternate list and got the call the day classes started that she was in... so hope isn't lost... don't give up!
  8. by   moongirl
    5 of our alternates made it into the program. Dont give up just yet
  9. by   SuesquatchRN
    You're number 3? You're as good as in.

    Hang tough!
  10. by   allthingsbright
    Yeah, I bet you'll have a seat! Hang in there--nursing departments are notoriously disorganized. Ugh!
  11. by   BVFD 333
    Do not give up yet, life changes quickly and things come up to other students.
    Good luck!
  12. by   tookewlandy
    I was alternate #8 and i got to start last semester, i would definitely get ready to begin if i were you, you had a way better shot than i did and i got in. Its funny to cause i was worried but i just knew for some reason that i would get in, and then when i seen how everyone decided not to start, or they have different problem that hold them back and you see why they choose alternates. Even some of the alternates turn there spot down lol.

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!! we are all rooting for ya
  13. by   Soup Turtle
    Thanks for the encouragement everyone!!!
  14. by   KellieNurse06
    wow...sorry to hear this! That is so discouraging huh? I can empathize with you though...when I started my nursing program..I got the letter, and had to go to orientation with the other students accepted...turned in all my papers & everything just like you did......on the 1st day of school I got pulled out of class and was very snottily informed by the lady who is like the head secretary or something from our campus that I was not supposed to be there & I am on the waiting list for a different campus..and did I know there are other students that have been waiting etc etc blah blah blah....... I told her well I am not the one who screwed up & it isn't my fault that happened...and she cannot tell me after the fact that I cannot be there.....if it was before school even began then maybe I'd understand...but I even got into another school altogether and could of started a month earlier there but chose to go to this school instead.......Anyway my other half was fit to be tied & wrote up a letter threatening to seek legal action on top of getting all the money paid back to us that had been shelled out (about $2500.00) and that this was totally unacceptable........Well I didn't have to give the latter to that woman because I called the head of the nursing program & explained everything to the assitant to the head & also threw in that I am an adult of xx years old and do not appreciate being scolded like a 5 year old child........so the woman must of went and spoke to both parties and she called me back apologizing like crazy for that womans rotten attitude & told me the department head said foer me to just stay in and continue on as it was not my fault this error occurred. I can tell you I was sick to my stomach worrying that I was getting removed...heck I'd probably still be waiting right now........anyway it wasn't my fault & that's too bad.......that lady who was rotten to me has had a major snippy attitude to me everytime after that....but I just chuckled to myself & killed her with kindness to drive her over the edge.......too bad if people did their jobs correctly then it wouldn't of happened.....end of story!!!
    So the short of it..I'd go to the highest up person & explain my situation......don't let your hopes get built up just to be smashed down by someone because "they made a mistake"....it wasn't your mistake after all!!!! Good luck!!!!!

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