Although I didn't want to attend R for the cost I have now entered their enrollment process to start in July. I didn't get into the school of my choice so now I feel like I have no other choices I could either spend another year or two or five trying to boost my GPA up or get straight into the Rasmussen program. I have a past that wasn't so great in my early college career because of having to balance two full time jobs kids, health issues, car accidents and my grades took a beating in harder classes. I ended up with a couple of Ds some Ws and a F and its so embarassing but it happens. I have currently enrolled back into school turned myself around at SPC and now my current GPA is a 4.0! My culmative is a 3.0 however and when I am up against people with higher GPAs and no bad college history I don't stand a chance, atleast I didn't at SPC, so basically I was looking around and ran into Rasmussen, no waiting list, and as long as you have all of the qualifications transcipts, passed TEAS, up to date immunization, current mantoux and results, taken the college's STEP test and passed, and have an up to date CPR certification you are good to go! Luckily for me I was able to get everything done in a week because I am that dedicated! I already had te TEAS test done since this April so that was easy, but I already have an interview with the dean and I have only been through this process 6 business days and they told me nobody has ever been prepared as quickly as I was in one week lol I told them I want to do nursing just that bad, its my passion and just because one school didnt believe in me or want to give me a chance I was not going to give up and stop there. You have to be proactive about what you want in life. But for the girl with the degree in public health and epidemiology I would reccommend a place like St. Catherine's University you can probably get into any school you want with that degree under your belt and as long as you have a pretty good GPA. I am excited to start Rasmussen next month and it may not have been my first choice, cheaper, or 8 minutes from my house like SPC you just have to take what you can get I will be done at Rasmussen in a year because I completed all of my generals and from what it looks like most of them will transfer so I dont have to take courses I have already taken. Not to mention Rasmussen has a 90% pass rate on the N-Clex and well qualified teachers.