wait list for the R.N. program - page 2

:( :o :o I am very upset, disappointed and angry. I did everything as told by my counselor and school guidelines. I completed my pre-req's passed all my classes with A's and B's except for my... Read More

  1. by   FutureNurse2005
    I'm sorry that you did not get in! I agree with the others that said you should re-take the classes you got c's in. Especially if they are bio and chem!!
    For the college I plan on applying to, they list a minimum grade required, but, they also have a cut off requirement! for bio and chem the minimum grade is 60%, but the cut off is 80%!!! Huge huge difference!! So, if you dont have the 80%, you wont get in! Its just THAT competitive now.

    Re-take them (second time around will be a lot easier for you!) and you'll be fine!

    Hugs to you and best of luck!!!
  2. by   nessa1982
    I waited almost 2 years to get into a CC Rn program. All nuring prgrams in my area are like that. Even at Cal State Univeristyies teh Nursing major is impacted. My GPA didnt have anything to do with getting on the waitlist. You just had to have certain GPA and then wait. At our school the wait list is about 300 people long and it only takes 36 students per semester!
  3. by   VickyRN
    Just a thought (and not at all to minimize your pain or frustration), if they PAID nursing instructors more (at LEAST what their graduates make), then PERHAPS there would not be such a shortage of instructors and more slots would be available for students.
  4. by   dosamigos76
    3kidsmomma,
    You've received some excellent advice here. I highly recommend retaking your science classes. Second time around it won't seem so foreign to you and I bet your grades will be way up there. Besides the fact that you'll learn more this time around, you'll also be showing a lot of incentive and that will be noticed. I had quite a few people in my A&P classes that were taking them for the second time so that it would raise their GPA. Good luck.
    Cheryl
  5. by   nursered
    Hi, I have the same problem as you do. When I registered at the college, I was told that I could get in as soon as I took my prerequisites. So, I started my first quarter and then found out that the nursing program is booked up until 2006! I was so angry....

    I am still at the same college but seriously looking into Excelsior. I am too old to wait until 2006, I just want to get this done, so I think that I am going to get some more classes under my belt and go ahead with distance learning.
  6. by   tonicareer
    Even with a 4.0 in prereqs it is nearly impossible to get in. Schools in my area don't have wait lists, you have to reapply and compete for a slot each year. Meanwhile the classes you have taken get old and they won't accept old credits. It is amazing how if you are related to someone you get in tho. Often the young students get in because they are on financial aid and the instructors feel sorry for them. Then they don't show up for class and drop out.
  7. by   sagelola
    Here in town we have a state university (Cal State) and a CC. The CC does the lottery system, and A LOT of people don't get in. It really isn't fair, though, to those who work their rears off to get really good grades, and still are not accepted. Also, the CC has a program called the Paradigm Program, which accepts only people who currently work for hospitals. I don't know how many they take, but they have certain slots just for them.

    The state university goes by your gpa. They say if you got a 3.2 or higher in your 9 pre-reqs that you have a pretty good chance of getting in. Of course, they only take 55 students each semester. I chose this route, because 1.) I eventually want a Master's and I will have to have a BSN anyway, and 2.) I worked hard for my 4.0...I'll be darned if I am not going to be accepted into the program!

    As far as re-taking those pre-req courses...check first how many they will let you re-take. I know at my school they have a limit (although I can't remember how many).

    Or, like someone said above, maybe you could look into other areas of healthcare...

    Good Luck to you!
  8. by   GPatty
    Here's my 2 cents...
    I am going to do online classes with Excelsior. I can't afford to take time of work for traditional classes, adn I don't want to wait year after year and keep re-applying with no certainty of ever getting accepted!
    I wish I could go the traditional route, I think it would be easier for me. But under the circumstances, I don't think it's feasible right now.
    Best of luck with whatever you do!
    Julie
  9. by   KrisRNwannabe
    I wish I was 12 on the waiting list. I would consider yourself lucky, I am number 465 on the waiting list. So me and my 4.0 gpa well just hang out untill our number is called
  10. by   iliel
    Originally posted by KrisRNwannabe
    I wish I was 12 on the waiting list. I would consider yourself lucky, I am number 465 on the waiting list. So me and my 4.0 gpa well just hang out untill our number is called

    WOW, I don't know what to say about that!!!!
  11. by   PennyLane
    Those on the waitlist--hang in there! I can't imagine how frustrating that would be.

    Incidentally I saw an ad for adjunct (?) profs at a local CC in a neighborhood paper. It listed all the departments that needed instructors, then next to nursing it said "Critical Need!"
  12. by   VickyRN
    Incidentally I saw an ad for adjunct (?) profs at a local CC in a neighborhood paper. It listed all the departments that needed instructors, then next to nursing it said "Critical Need!"
    They better come up with something better than a "Critical Need" want-ad. The average MSN nurse can make at least $20,000 MORE yearly out in practice than in teaching in an ADN program. I have a BSN and lost $10,000/year from leaving a staff nurse position to teaching.
  13. by   nekhismom
    When i applied to nursing school, i didn't need any pre-reqs, only gen. ed. classes. I was told i would be wait-listed, but I was permitted to take the RN entrance HESI exam for the program. LOTS of people failed, I can't remember how many right now, but I got in. Come to find out, our school had a 2 year waiting list ( A CC), but many couldn't make the grades on pre-reqs or pass the HESI entrance exam. Also, the year i was accepted, they dropped some of the pre-reqs like Calculus. So, it just so happened that I was in the right place at the right time. Now, our school once again has a 2 year waiting list, and the school is on probation because they only graduated one nurse in the fall semester. There were only 3 people in that class, and 2 of them didn't pass the HESI for that semester, so they didn't get to atttend the graduation. Lots of people don't get in, then lots of people fail and waste spots for others. Number 12 isn't the worst spot to be, but I know it is still frustrating!!!

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