please make this make sense - page 2

Hi, guys. I'm not yet a student nurse, but I wanted feedback from those of you who are. I am really in the need for some advice, or some "hey babe, been there" stories. First, my story (bear w/... Read More

  1. by   FinallyORrn
    Quote from ShockerGirl07
    hmm.. i dont know much about that one, im at WSU and I got in the first time i applied, and had a pretty good gpa, one c and all the others were b's and a's. We just had to take the TEAS test, and that was pretty much it for getting in the program. have you applied other places or are you wanting to stay in that area?
    I cannot leave the area. Besides owning our home and 10 acres, my husband & I have 8 children between us.

    At Baker, if you are good enough you will be selected to interview. It's an achievement just to get that. Then it's the praying game. If you don't get in one semester, you tell them to put you on the list for the next. This doesn't mean that it's a "waiting list". You will take your chances w/ everyone else "left over" plus the new applicants that did well enough for interviews. You only interview once. It's very difficult to get in. There are a prestigious few who get in right off the bat -- those will 4.0, or pretty close. I thought w/ a 3.62 (all As, 2Bs) that I fell in to the "pretty close" category. I have never considered anywhere else, as I've dreamed of this school and their incredible program for 15 yrs.
    Last edit by FinallyORrn on Oct 11, '06
  2. by   rags
    8 kids WOW! Let me be the director of that nursing program... I'd let you in just for the experience in PEDS alone!!!

    Good luck to you. I hate the way that the nursing programs have turned into such a competitive thing. The anxiety kills you and then you get in, do all the classes and clinical, graduate and then... then... that dreaded final... THE NCLEX!

    I went back to school (for the first time since graduating from High School) when I was 35 and believe me, you are going to realize how much life experiences help you though. DO reapply and if you don't get in ~ Apply again! Keep applying until they let you in for persistence if nothing else!!! Dedication means a lot in this field.
  3. by   FinallyORrn
    Quote from rags
    8 kids WOW! Let me be the director of that nursing program... I'd let you in just for the experience in PEDS alone!!!

    Good luck to you. I hate the way that the nursing programs have turned into such a competitive thing. The anxiety kills you and then you get in, do all the classes and clinical, graduate and then... then... that dreaded final... THE NCLEX!

    I went back to school (for the first time since graduating from High School) when I was 35 and believe me, you are going to realize how much life experiences help you though. DO reapply and if you don't get in ~ Apply again! Keep applying until they let you in for persistence if nothing else!!! Dedication means a lot in this field.
    Thanks so much. Encouragement can really take the sting out for a little while.
  4. by   rags
    Your welcome, but I meant every word!
  5. by   firstyearstudent
    Quote from mrsGMC
    I cannot leave the area. Besides owning our home and 10 acres, my husband & I have 8 children between us.

    At Baker, if you are good enough you will be selected to interview. It's an achievement just to get that. Then it's the praying game. If you don't get in one semester, you tell them to put you on the list for the next. This doesn't mean that it's a "waiting list". You will take your chances w/ everyone else "left over" plus the new applicants that did well enough for interviews. You only interview once. It's very difficult to get in. There are a prestigious few who get in right off the bat -- those will 4.0, or pretty close. I thought w/ a 3.62 (all As, 2Bs) that I fell in to the "pretty close" category. I have never considered anywhere else, as I've dreamed of this school and their incredible program for 15 yrs.
    If this school is your only option I'd redo some pre-reqs to improve your grade (if you can afford it). This is not necessarily a waste of time if it's been a while since you've taken a course. (Some schools even has recency requirements -- for instance you must have taken anatomy within five years -- because it's important that this stuff be somewhat fresh in your mind). I'd also do volunteer work. Then, most importantly, I'd have a face to face with someone potentially supportive at the school and tell them how much you want to get in and that you will do whatever it takes to get accepted. So tell me what that is and I'll do it.

    I'm sorry it's been so difficult for you to get into a school.
  6. by   kkorso51
    All I can tell you is there are lots of people who are successful today who were rejected many times. You seem to me to have the drive and 15 years is a long time for you just to give up now. I've been in school 5 1/2 years and am not even close to graduating. I just now made up my mind that I want to be a nurse. I lost so much time and energy going to classes that I didn't care about. But quiting now is not what I want to do. Besides when you finally do get in you and your family will appreciate that you didn't quit.
  7. by   bkthicklady
    Reading your story reminds me of myself a year ago . I was frustrated with applying to nursing schools and not getting accepted. I had completed all of my prerequites and my gpa was a 3.5 I knew it was not high; however, I was still hoping that I would get in. I recieved rejection letter after rejection letter, I fell into a deep depression. My family and friends told me dont give up, just apply for sept 2007 easier said then done, all I could think about is a wasted year. In early september my friend mention to me a LPN school in NJ, I went online and did a search for all of the LPN schools in NJ. I found three that were accepting applications for January. I studied my tail off, took the entrance exam and ace all three and got accepted to all three. I start January 22nd . getting my LPN wil be my stepping stone to my RN. I wish you all the luck!!! Dont give up!

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