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- Mar 18, '09 by NOLAstudent14Thanks for all of the help guys! I have actually met with the head of the CARE program,several times now. Last year there were no interviews and the top 50 people had a 3.67 or above and that's all that was looked at. So my 3.55 did not make the cut. I have a 3.7 now, but that's going to count for I think 20% and the interview was 30%. It seems like things are going to be a lot smoother this year, and I've heard from a friend that not many people had completed applications (actually the numbers look like they are about half as much as they were last year)! I feel a lot better about the interview. I hope you all do well,a nd let mw know if you need anything!
NOLAstudent14Last edit by sirI on Mar 20, '09 : Reason: please do not post names on the public boards
- Mar 18, '09 by beejayceeThere is a background check done on students but I don't know when it is done or how far it goes. If it is done ONLY on students (or students-to-be)... Gosh, I hope they don't call my boss. I'm self-employed and I know what a butthead I am! :chuckle
I do have a Plan B (and a Plan C, for that matter) so I'm a lot calmer about getting in. But I WAAAAAAAANNNNNA get in! I've applied with Charity for the Spring 10 class.
- Mar 18, '09 by beejayceeQuote from NOLAstudent14If the interview was 30% and our GPA is 20%, did she say where the other 50% came from?I have a 3.7 now, but that's going to count for I think 20% and the interview was 30%.
I must have misunderstood that the GPA was 40%. Or, given that you say there were no interviews last year, perhaps the grading is flexible. :thnkg:
- Mar 18, '09 by cpkRNQuote from NOLAstudent14This is my first time applying to CARE and a current student mentioned (before my interview) that there were 90 applicants interviewing. I thought that was a really low number. There were so many application requirements, though, I can see how someone might miss something on the application and be taken out of consideration. I must've gone over the list of requirements 50 times - checking and rechecking that I had everything together!It seems like things are going to be a lot smoother this year, and I've heard from a friend that not many people had completed applications (actually the numbers look like they are about half as much as they were last year)! I feel a lot better about the interview. I hope you all do well,a nd let mw know if you need anything!
- Mar 18, '09 by MiasMommy24NOLAstudent14,
Do you have any idea how many applicants we are up against? I heard there were a total of 80 -90 ish... and that came from the current student interviewers. Anyway, you also said that not many had completed applications, I'm hoping they were weeded out before the interview process. Because I beleive the website says only people with completed applications will be asked to interview.
One more thing, I'm kinda freaking out about the interview being weighted so heavily! I can't believe it's more than our GPA!
Well I guess all's we can do is wait. Write me back if you get a minute! I'd love to hear what you think!
- Mar 20, '09 by lsunursingstudent01When we ask the question "how do you deal with not getting an A" the answer we were looking for was that you gave it your all and you tried your hardest. The faculty and administration will say CARE classes lose most of their people because of the $$ situation. As a care student i feel that this is not the case. We lose people becuase of their grades and the stress that is associated when people dont always get their "A". Being this is a second round of school for you all, some have come into CARE with straight A's and have difficulty coping with getting a B, C, D or even an F on a test. It will happen. There is NO ONE in CARE that has a 4.0. By asking that question we were seeing what would happen if you didnt get that "A"?!
As far as the interveiws, if you were speaking true and not "putting" on a show, you did GREAT!
- Mar 20, '09 by MiasMommy24Just wanted to say thanks lsunursingstudent01!
I felt like that was meant for me to read! I've been so nervous about the interview, but the answer you said you all wanted to hear about "not getting an A" is pretty much the exact answer I gave. I was real and based on how nervous I was I think they could tell I was not "putting on a show". Thanks for your insight, it really calms my nerves a bit!
Have a great weekend!
- Mar 21, '09 by lsunursingstudent01no problem, feel free to ask any questions, i have 2 yrs of expirence with all the CARE FUN!
- Mar 21, '09 by cpkRNYikes! Thinking back, I think I might have sounded like too much of a perfectionist in my interview. That's definitely one of my more negative traits but I don't freak out if I get a low grade. Well, at least they saw my true self in there. I'm not going to stop freaking till I get the "yay" or "nay" in the mail! This thread has calmed me down a bit, though! Thanks everyone!
- Apr 6, '09 by cpkRNI just had to vent/freak out a bit here! My friend received her acceptance for the traditional BSN program today! Now I'm really antsy for them to send out CARE decisions!