oh how encouraging...NOT! ( program entry)

  1. I went to a meeting about the nursing program tonight. I only have 4 pre-req's to go, and have applied to the program. I found out due to the waiting list, the soonest I can start the program is January 2006, and that is on a wish and a prayer. How depressing!!! More than likely it will be 2007
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  3. by   FutureArmyNurse
    Quote from Achoo!
    I went to a meeting about the nursing program tonight. I only have 4 pre-req's to go, and have applied to the program. I found out due to the waiting list, the soonest I can start the program is January 2006, and that is on a wish and a prayer. How depressing!!! More than likely it will be 2007
    Dear Achoo,
    I was in the same position and now I'm scared because at first it seemed sooooooo far away....now it's coming up fast and my savings account isn't nearly as big as it should be. Need to find a less expensive apartment too, time is running out. Think of it this way, you will have more time to save money and more time to complete all your general Ed classes. if you really want to do this you will find it worth the wait.

    Coming from a fellow waitlist-nailbiter, hang in there. It seems a decade away but will be charging your doorstep before you know it...

    Best of luck!
  4. by   Achoo!
    Thanks for the encouragement. I have been working at pre-req's for 1 1/2 years already and due to poor counseling couldn't apply until now. It will be fine, my kids will both be in school full time by then etc... I just want to get started already. This 2 year program is more like 6 LOL. I just needed to vent a bit, it's so frustrating.
  5. by   tmiller027
    Quote from Achoo!
    I went to a meeting about the nursing program tonight. I only have 4 pre-req's to go, and have applied to the program. I found out due to the waiting list, the soonest I can start the program is January 2006, and that is on a wish and a prayer. How depressing!!! More than likely it will be 2007
    I had a similiar situation here, but I looked at a smaller private school instead of the community college. So far, I've been admitted into the school itself, but not the nursing program yet, thats a separate process. BUT their ADN program has no waiting list. Mostly because it costs twice as much and is harder to get admitted to. The good thing is, I'll get through school quicker, and they're more prestigious and would look better on a resume than the community college. Not that their's anything wrong with a comm. college, I just know there's sometimes a stigma with them. At least with ours.
  6. by   Achoo!
    Yeah I know I can get in quicker at a private college, but the funds won't allow it, plus it isover a hour away. I'll just have to wait and see. Sometimes people sign up for 3 different locations, so when their names comes up, it takes them off of the other 2 lists etc...I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I come up sooner.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from tmiller027
    I had a similiar situation here, but I looked at a smaller private school instead of the community college. So far, I've been admitted into the school itself, but not the nursing program yet, thats a separate process. BUT their ADN program has no waiting list. Mostly because it costs twice as much and is harder to get admitted to. The good thing is, I'll get through school quicker, and they're more prestigious and would look better on a resume than the community college. Not that their's anything wrong with a comm. college, I just know there's sometimes a stigma with them. At least with ours.
    Tim, Good luck to you in your schooling. You should do well........
  8. by   Gompers
    Good luck, and I really hope things work out for you faster than they say. It's so depressing to me that I see soooooo many hopeful students out there and so few spots in nursing schools. How in the world are we going to attack this nursing shortage if we don't grab all of you now and get you going? Instead many of you are being turned away or told to wait a few years, and it just makes me so sad because there are so many people on this board who are so excited at the thought of being a nurse! I wish all of you luck and please stay motivated as you fight to get into school!
  9. by   MryRose
    (((((Achoo!))))

    I understand! I will be eligible for the Nursing program next Spring, which will be 2 full years of pre-reqs. Once eligible, I will be put in the lottery for a spot in the program. Last year I was told that if you were waiting for 2 years and had not been selected, then you would automatically get a spot for the following semester. Meaning you would have a max of 2 1/2 year wait. Now I hear it may have changed and you just have to wait until you are "picked". I am hoping this will not be the case!

    The only other program in the area is thru the State University. I will need only 5 extra classes to be eligible for the BSN program. So I am preparing for both! Whichever I can get into first will be my goal.

    I really just want to get working with patients. I'm 44 and frankly my ADN is all I really want.

    Hugs!
    MaryRose
  10. by   MryRose
    (((((Achoo!))))

    I understand! I will be eligible for the Nursing program next Spring, which will be 2 full years of pre-reqs. Once eligible, I will be put in the lottery for a spot in the program. Last year I was told that if you were waiting for 2 years and had not been selected, then you would automatically get a spot for the following semester. Meaning you would have a max of 2 1/2 year wait. Now I hear it may have changed and you just have to wait until you are "picked". I am hoping this will not be the case!

    The only other program in the area is thru the State University. I will need only 5 extra classes to be eligible for the BSN program. It also is a lottery pick. So I am preparing for both! Whichever I can get into first will be my goal.

    At 44, I want my ADN now so I can start work and get some experience. Eventually I want my BSN and perhaps MSN. Teaching appeals to me. But I want to get started now! lol

    Hang in there!!

    Hugs!
    MaryRose
  11. by   Achoo!
    Quote from MryRose
    (((((Achoo!))))

    I understand! I will be eligible for the Nursing program next Spring, which will be 2 full years of pre-reqs. Once eligible, I will be put in the lottery for a spot in the program. Last year I was told that if you were waiting for 2 years and had not been selected, then you would automatically get a spot for the following semester. Meaning you would have a max of 2 1/2 year wait. Now I hear it may have changed and you just have to wait until you are "picked". I am hoping this will not be the case!

    The only other program in the area is thru the State University. I will need only 5 extra classes to be eligible for the BSN program. It also is a lottery pick. So I am preparing for both! Whichever I can get into first will be my goal.

    At 44, I want my ADN now so I can start work and get some experience. Eventually I want my BSN and perhaps MSN. Teaching appeals to me. But I want to get started now! lol

    Hang in there!!

    Hugs!
    MaryRose

    Ugh, that is awful too!!! They say here that if your credits are over 5 years old you need to take them again. By the time I get in, some will be over 5 years old! LOL

    Good luck to you also!!

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