Readmission to nursing program

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    Hi!

    Has anybody withdrawn from their nursing program and then applied for readmission a couple of years later and get accepted. I was accepted into a program and after one month I was doubting if I was nurse material. I have not really had any patient contact so I was a little freaked out and I withdrew. I have been thinking about nursing school and I am thinking of applying for readmission after I finish up my bachelor's degree at the end of the year. I am planning on volunteering at a local hospital over the summer.

    Thanks!
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    I am bumping this post to see if anybody has any input.
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    How far into your program did you get? Did you complete a full semester?
    Many schools have adopted a "1 chance" policy, meaning you have 1 shot w/ no failures and no withdrawals. Which is confusing to me, how does this address the current shortage? But that's another subject.

    Of course your schools Nursing Dept will have the requirements, but generally I'd say you'd have to send a letter to the Program Head. In my opinion, the letter should state the reason(s) you withdrew in the first place and how you have addressed these issues. For example: "I withdrew in January 2006 as I was expecting my second child and was placed on bedrest. Since the time of my withdrawal, my children have begun attending preschool-daycare, and I now feel that Nursing School will be a priority in my life. I have a supportive husband and family to assist as needed in the care of my children ..."
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    Why not apply to a different program?
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    I waited 2 years to be accepted into a program and when I finally got accepted into the program it was just a little overwhelming. I had never had any patient contact before this. After one month I decided nursing wasn't for me and withdrew. I now realize that nursing is what I want to do. I am finishing up my bachelor's in Sociology (I started in 1991 and it has been a thorn in my side) and I am going to get a PT job over the summer to work in a hospital to get more experience working in a medical environment.

    My school does have a readmission process - you have to write a letter stating what the problem was and how you have remedied it.

    I absolutely loved the school the time I was there. Financially, my choices for nursing school are few. I will try to get readmitted to this school and apply to a couple others.

    Thanks
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    Off the cuff, now you have a BA/BS degree, look for admission to an accelerated BSN program. It will probably take the same 2 years (+/-) as an ADN or diploma program.
    Best of luck!
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    Thanks for the info
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    Quote from nurse2btracy
    My school does have a readmission process - you have to write a letter stating what the problem was and how you have remedied it.

    So is your question how to go about doing this?

    What HAVE you done to remedy it? Why do you think this time will be different? how do you think that you have changed and are now ready for this? Have you had any patient contact in the meantime? why do you feel that you deserve a second chance?

    I would think of all of these questions- figure out if nursing really is for you- and, if it is, conquer these points in your letter to the nsg. dept.
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    Quote from neeniebean
    So is your question how to go about doing this?

    What HAVE you done to remedy it? Why do you think this time will be different? how do you think that you have changed and are now ready for this? Have you had any patient contact in the meantime? why do you feel that you deserve a second chance?

    I would think of all of these questions- figure out if nursing really is for you- and, if it is, conquer these points in your letter to the nsg. dept.
    As of right now I have not done anything since I have been working hard with getting my bachelors completed. After this semester I will be applying to local hospitals to get a part time job so I can get more accustomed to patient contact. I will not be reapplying until 2009 so I have some time to concentrate on getting back into nursing school.

    It is not a matter of deserving a second chance it is just that I went into this without think how much work it is. Now looking back I realize that I have to make an effort to work on my insecurities and move forward.
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    I'm in a similar situation...

    I was in a BSN program that started in Fall of 2004. Hurricane Katrina destroyed our school a few weeks into my senior year... classes were put off for weeks, we eventually started classes at a "temporary" site with incredibly small classrooms, leaky roof, bad lighting, etc... The devastation of my home town & the feeling of being uprooted at school started to freak me out & I ended up withdrawing 1 month before my preceptorship would have started.


    I initially felt relief, but now I regret it. I've since moved to a different state & have applied to an ADN program near my new home. I found out last week that I've been accepted and have been on cloud 9 ever since. I can't wait to get back to nursing!


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