I have a BA from SUNY Stony Brook, graduating with a 2.98. I know I don't have impressive grades, but I do have great work experience along with outstanding recommendations from professors and supervisors. I've been told I interview well and have great writing skills (for the essay portion of nursing school applications). I applied to 6 different BSN programs in NY for Fall 2012 and have been rejected from all of them.
Where would you advise someone in my position to go from here? :
- Should I apply to January Associate programs and spend the next 2 years working on that, eventually applying to RN-to-BSN programs afterwards?
- Should I work on getting a CNA certificate and volunteering at local hospitals in order to re-apply for next year?
- Do certain schools have different standards (that you know of) where they appreciate work experience and essays over simply a high GPA?
Any words of advice would mean the world to me at this point in my life! I am ready to start my career but it seems that the acceptance letter I am looking for is harder to attain than I could have ever imagined!