Rejected again...

  1. Today, my mailman brought me my 3rd "We regret to inform you..." letter for the ASN program this fall. I have 2 more to go and I am certain I will receive at least one more of these letters. I am getting really down here. I go on the 15th to take the PSB exam to try to qualify for the LPN program in fall. Since my alternate plans are not working out, I am going to the "alternate to the alternates" plan!!

    I guess I just needed to vent a bit, I cant tell you how each one of these letters hurts just a little more than the last. I scored low on the NET, which is KILLING me in the application process. As far as pre reqs go, I have a 3.5 gpa, with only 2 left. Guess I will finish those up and move on from there.

    Hints? Hopes? Prayers?
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   jenrninmi
    Lori,

    I just know at least one of the last two schools you applied to will welcome you with open arms! I'm sorry about any declines you've gotten, especially with your gpa! Edited realizing you live in Indiana. Good luck to you and please let us know!
  4. by   StudentNurseKelly
    Lori,
    I wish you Good Luck! I hope you do get into a program you really want!
  5. by   RedSox33RN
    Lori, I'm so sorry. Keep your chin up though. I was in the exact same place as you in January. I kept getting the rejection letters, even with a high GPA and being asked to join the honor society, etc. I truly thought I would NEVER get in. So I started making back-up plans: LPN school, CNA school, Surgical Tech program. I finally got my acceptance letters from the very two I thought I had no chance in getting into.

    I'm thinking lots of good thoughts and prayers for you!
  6. by   TinyNurse
    here i go.....
    I've been telling all who ask me about nursing school to go "straight for their BSN"
    Why???? if you are gonna spend 2- years on a waiting list you might as well get right into a BSN program......
    right now our community college has a 2-3 year waiting list for ADN. whereas you can get RIGHT IN to the local BSN program.......... why not?
  7. by   RNSuzq1
    Quote from LoriRN2B
    Today, my mailman brought me my 3rd "We regret to inform you..." letter for the ASN program this fall. I have 2 more to go and I am certain I will receive at least one more of these letters. I am getting really down here. I go on the 15th to take the PSB exam to try to qualify for the LPN program in fall. Since my alternate plans are not working out, I am going to the "alternate to the alternates" plan!! Hints? Hopes? Prayers?
    Hi Lori,

    I'm sorry you got one of those letters and know how sad you are. I received a similar depressing letter on Friday. I wasn't flat out rejected (they said I'm one of their alternates) but still - I'm guessing the odds of a slot coming open and me getting it are very slim and refuse to build my hopes up anymore. At least you were smart enough to apply to several different schools to increase your chances of getting in - I only applied to this one school. It's even too late to try and get into their LPN Program - for both RN & LPN they only start classes once a year (in the Fall).

    My plan (if I got in) was to take A&P over the Summer so I'd have that out of the way before school started Full-time in the Fall. Now however, I have no idea what to do. Do I spend the Summer and time away from my Family making the 80 mile round-trip 3 nights a week after work and spend 3 hours in an A&P Class knowing that if I reapply next February I still might not get in again? It's a hard decision to make and I'm sure there are plenty of us out there who are in the same situation... If it wasn't for all the waiting I'd go for it - I had really wanted to be on my way to a Nursing Career by this point in my life and now and it's hard to think I'll have to wait almost another year to try for this again. I'm 42 and if my dream of Nursing isn't going to happen for me I need to figure out what my other options are and head in another direction.

    Best of luck to you - really hope you get Great News from one of the other Schools. Keep the Faith!!! SusanNC
  8. by   kwagner_51
    Lori,

    Where are you in Indiana? Have you applied to Vincennes University? With your gpa you would be snatched up. I got in with a GPA of 2.8.

    If you need more info let me know.

    GOOD LUCK!!
  9. by   WickedRedRN
    Karen,

    Indianapolis here. I have been applying for the Ivy Techs, turned down at Indy, Muncie, Anderson, and Terre Haute so far (Muncie and Anderson use the same program, so one letter for 2 schools). I am 19th on the alternate list for IU Kokomo, so there is some hope. I am waiting to hear from Columbus and BLoomington. I may look into VU, but I have to take travel time in consideration.

    Everyone thanks for all the kind words and support You guys are the BEST!!
  10. by   or-nery
    I just recently got into nursing ADN program and I noticed that most people had ALL non - nursing courses done, including A&P and Micro. Since they take so few students, they have to make sure that people are ready to make it all the way the way....And they still have drop out.

    I know you are disappointed, but focus on general education. You may even be able to get your nutrition course out of the way. And the BSN advice is good!

    Don't be discouraged. I had my BS in biology almost done and took every non- nursing course, before even applying, because most people getting into our area nursing programs had everything done. The only courses I'm taking are nursing, so basically I'm going part time.

    Keep your spirits up!!
  11. by   ARmickie
    I really wish you the best, and I hope the letter comes in the mail that you have been accepted soon. I am going for an "interview orientation" tomorrow at my school, and the actual interview for the nursing program will be on the 15th. I am also feeling "too old" to wait any longer. My alternate plan is this: I am going to start school this summer, regardless. I'm planning on taking A and P and nutrition. I won't know whether or not I've been accepted into the LPN program until July, and summer classes start in June. If I do not get accepted, I'll simply register for all Gen Ed classes for the fall term. I'm not going to let a denial into this program hold me back. If I don't get in, there is a reason why God doesn't want me in that program at this point. I know that my ultimate goal is nothing short of an RN, if not higher.. and in order to reach that, I'll have to take basic Gen Ed courses anyway, at some point.. if I can't get into the LPN program, it might as well be now... But, I WILL start working on a nursing career path now, no matter what... Nothing will deter me, and you shouldn't let it set you back either if it's what you really want.. JMO... Good luck

    Mickie
  12. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from ARmickie
    I really wish you the best, and I hope the letter comes in the mail that you have been accepted soon. I am going for an "interview orientation" tomorrow at my school, and the actual interview for the nursing program will be on the 15th. I am also feeling "too old" to wait any longer. My alternate plan is this: I am going to start school this summer, regardless. I'm planning on taking A and P and nutrition. I won't know whether or not I've been accepted into the LPN program until July, and summer classes start in June. If I do not get accepted, I'll simply register for all Gen Ed classes for the fall term. I'm not going to let a denial into this program hold me back. If I don't get in, there is a reason why God doesn't want me in that program at this point. I know that my ultimate goal is nothing short of an RN, if not higher.. and in order to reach that, I'll have to take basic Gen Ed courses anyway, at some point.. if I can't get into the LPN program, it might as well be now... But, I WILL start working on a nursing career path now, no matter what... Nothing will deter me, and you shouldn't let it set you back either if it's what you really want.. JMO... Good luck

    Mickie
    I feel the same way now, but I wish I'd had your foresight last year. This year has been great, getting a lot more pre-req's out of the way. I don't know how I would have managed if I'd gotten in last year, and still had 16 credits of pre-req's to take.
  13. by   RN-BamaStudent
    If I had it to do over again, I would go straight for the BSN. Some friends of mine actually enjoyed nursing school by not having to cram like we do in the ADN program. We just had two students that came into our program with a 4.0 drop out with only 2 semesters left. Learning the material isn't the hard part, it's trying to "cram" it all in within a short period of time that is difficult.
  14. by   FutureNurse2005
    I'm so sorry! Is there anyway for you to take that test over again (NET I think you said it was?)?
    Keep trying! Good luck to you!

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