Hi, I am a student interested in attending Charity school of Nurisng in New Orleans next spring. My profile score is a 80, Hesi score a 80, and GPA 2.5 and CSN 3.5. I am a little nervous about my cumulative gpa being so low. Will that affect my chances of getting in?
I'm not sure why I didn't get in the first time. Most likely my profile score was not competitive enough, as the fall semester (I'm guessing here) attracts many more applicants, and sometimes those who are not accepted do not reapply for whatever reasons. School is great so far for me, but I think the experience really depends on the individual. I would emphasize prioritizing your time more than anything else. You could probably get by without books (they provide lecture outlines and then detail them during lecture), and you could probably get by without having tools for a limited amount of time, but you can't get by without applying the information, so the priorities are to be comfortable with Blackboard navigation (have open access to a quality printer because the bulk of your knowledge base is going to come from lecture outlines), and practice, practice, practice application of information (clinical skills, patient scenarios, etc). Also, don't stress. I know that sounds like a misnomer, but the reality is the program will hold your hand because they genuinely want you to do well. So, stay curious, and be studious about lecture and application.
Last edit by TheBlackDogWaits on Jan 30, '13