Did not get accepted?

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    Just got my letter today and was not accepted. My undergrad GPA is 3.4, I have a BS in Biology and according to the LSU advisor all parts of my application and interview were great. She told me that I was "simply outranked" by other applicants. Is this common for first time applicants with degrees?

    Also, what is this examination that is required for next year? Any info. or study guides around?

    Thanks
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    Quote from LSU1
    Just got my letter today and was not accepted. My undergrad GPA is 3.4, I have a BS in Biology and according to the LSU advisor all parts of my application and interview were great. She told me that I was "simply outranked" by other applicants. Is this common for first time applicants with degrees?

    Also, what is this examination that is required for next year? Any info. or study guides around?

    Thanks
    Did you already complete all of the prereqs. that are required?? I didn't get accepted last semester and I had a 4.0 and was finishing up with prereqs but they didn't accept me because I wasn't already finished. I finished them one week after I got rejected. Monique
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    Thanks for the reply! I have a degree in Biology, so I would assume that covered all prereqs? During the application/interview process I was enrolled for a Micro Lab and nothing more. I was told numerous times (called numerous times to make sure) that being enrolled would not lessen my chances of getting in. Finished the class with an A!

    Thanks
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    Quote from LSU1
    Thanks for the reply! I have a degree in Biology, so I would assume that covered all prereqs? During the application/interview process I was enrolled for a Micro Lab and nothing more. I was told numerous times (called numerous times to make sure) that being enrolled would not lessen my chances of getting in. Finished the class with an A!

    Thanks
    The micro made a huge difference!! That's the class I was taking when I got rejected. They don't tell you that until after you're rejecete though. They base applications on a point system and the # of prereqs not finished subtracts points from your overall score. This is what I was told by a member of the APG committee when I was on my interview for this semester. I got accepted this time because I was already finished prereqs. I had a 4.0 and didn't get in because of Micro so don't worry, you should get in next semester. Did you take micro at UNO??? What teacher did you have?>
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    If you guys didn't get accepted with those GPAs then I'm in trouble lol

    I got a 2.8...ouch
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    Quote from msjoseph
    The micro made a huge difference!! That's the class I was taking when I got rejected. They don't tell you that until after you're rejecete though. They base applications on a point system and the # of prereqs not finished subtracts points from your overall score. This is what I was told by a member of the APG committee when I was on my interview for this semester. I got accepted this time because I was already finished prereqs. I had a 4.0 and didn't get in because of Micro so don't worry, you should get in next semester. Did you take micro at UNO??? What teacher did you have?>

    I had all prereqs, EXCEPT a 1 CREDIT LAB for micro biology. Thanks for the info. makes me feel a little better.

    Degree from UNO, 1 credit Mirco Lab from Delgado (didn't want to, but it's close to home)

    Thanks
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    Quote from LSU1
    I had all prereqs, EXCEPT a 1 CREDIT LAB for micro biology. Thanks for the info. makes me feel a little better.

    Degree from UNO, 1 credit Mirco Lab from Delgado (didn't want to, but it's close to home)

    Thanks
    Don't feel bad, there is a good chance that you'll get in next semester. I don't know how true it is, but I've heard that a lot of people with high gpa's who are rejected the first time get in the second time, because they're usually finished their prereqs. the second time around. You are at an advantage, though, because you've already been to an interview so you'll know exactly what it will be like next time. My two interviews were with different people but were pretty much the same. Also, I think your odds are better because you have a degree. You may be in the small pool of people with previous degress who get chosen for the CARE program. I have two friends who applied with me this semester and they both got into that program because they already have degrees. As a matter of fact, one applied last semester with a 4.0 gpa but wasn't finished with the Micro class and she got rejected right along with me. We were both shocked, but they put a lot of weight on prereqs, especially science ones and like I said I got my rejection letter one week before I finished the Micro. I was pretty upset :angryfire but I was already warned that my chances were slim because of the Micro. Anyway, I'm only rambling on about this to make you feel better because I needed someone to tell me these same things when I was rejected. Believe me, the time between now and the next application deadline will fly by. Until then, you should try and take some of the CoReqs. to get them out of the way before you start the program. Good Luck
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    Thanks for the contiued help. Still, I'm just a little shocked. I was told that I needed the Micro Lab credit and that it would not effect my application. If what you are saying about getting rejected while taking a class, they should tell you that you can't apply till all prereqs are filled.

    Oh well, I know it will pass fast, just waiting....now!

    Thanks

    Quote from msjoseph
    Don't feel bad, there is a good chance that you'll get in next semester. I don't know how true it is, but I've heard that a lot of people with high gpa's who are rejected the first time get in the second time, because they're usually finished their prereqs. the second time around. You are at an advantage, though, because you've already been to an interview so you'll know exactly what it will be like next time. My two interviews were with different people but were pretty much the same. Also, I think your odds are better because you have a degree. You may be in the small pool of people with previous degress who get chosen for the CARE program. I have two friends who applied with me this semester and they both got into that program because they already have degrees. As a matter of fact, one applied last semester with a 4.0 gpa but wasn't finished with the Micro class and she got rejected right along with me. We were both shocked, but they put a lot of weight on prereqs, especially science ones and like I said I got my rejection letter one week before I finished the Micro. I was pretty upset :angryfire but I was already warned that my chances were slim because of the Micro. Anyway, I'm only rambling on about this to make you feel better because I needed someone to tell me these same things when I was rejected. Believe me, the time between now and the next application deadline will fly by. Until then, you should try and take some of the CoReqs. to get them out of the way before you start the program. Good Luck
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    Quote from msjoseph
    Don't feel bad, there is a good chance that you'll get in next semester. I don't know how true it is, but I've heard that a lot of people with high gpa's who are rejected the first time get in the second time, because they're usually finished their prereqs. the second time around. You are at an advantage, though, because you've already been to an interview so you'll know exactly what it will be like next time. My two interviews were with different people but were pretty much the same. Also, I think your odds are better because you have a degree. You may be in the small pool of people with previous degress who get chosen for the CARE program. I have two friends who applied with me this semester and they both got into that program because they already have degrees. As a matter of fact, one applied last semester with a 4.0 gpa but wasn't finished with the Micro class and she got rejected right along with me. We were both shocked, but they put a lot of weight on prereqs, especially science ones and like I said I got my rejection letter one week before I finished the Micro. I was pretty upset :angryfire but I was already warned that my chances were slim because of the Micro. Anyway, I'm only rambling on about this to make you feel better because I needed someone to tell me these same things when I was rejected. Believe me, the time between now and the next application deadline will fly by. Until then, you should try and take some of the CoReqs. to get them out of the way before you start the program. Good Luck

    wow this is really great info! thanks you guys!
    i just got rejected from LSUE, so i scheduled an appointment to see Tasha Torrence @ LSU to see about transferring. i have a bachelor's so i'd like to look into the CARE(Fast Track?)Program.
    its really tough to get into LSUE because they only go by GPA mainly. i work with the girl who got 6th alternate. she has a 3.4 & she's a paramedic! i had a 3.238 so i probably wasnt even close, lol.
    but a good friend of mine in the nursing program @ LSU told me that he was accepted with a 2.8 so that gives me hope of getting in over there.
    anyways, thanks for the heads up!
    -Sue
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    One thing that was really important for getting into my program -- something they didn't tell us upfront -- was having at least one letter of recommendation from an RN (as opposed to a PhD in another field, or an MD/PT/OT/SW, etc...). Someone very professionally active (ex. management, leadership of some kind). Applicants with nurse recommendations had an advantage over others.

    All programs are fairly competitive now. There are many applicants applying to nursing school who already have at least a bachelor's degree, and this doesn't guarantee acceptance. My school had a formula applied to each candidate -- points were given for gpa, letters of recommendation (or interviews), personal essay, and prereqs (separately calculated from general gpa). Having a prior degree looks good, but doesn't go into the formula (though it may give a candidate a slight edge over someone with an equivalent score).
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