I think I need to get in for nothing else of the fact that you and I would keep each other sane :-). All my grad school professors (one being the one who wrote one of my reco letters and he was the head of a cardiac unit at a hospital at one point), classmates, and friends keep asking me why I think I wouldn't get in, but for me I just magnify the bad grades and think why would they accept me? I'm just a year older than you and its awesome that you got accepted into Nursing right away, though I am thankful I've had this little not break, but I am working and doing my grad program so it kind of mixes things up.
I've been in to see the admissions office and spoken with the assistant director of admissions multiple times through both phone and e-mail. I could hear the annoyance in the guys voice at grad. admissions every time I called and he heard who it was... woops. But its nice to know someone else has been bothering them as well :-).
If I get in, I think (this is my plan right now) I'm going to stay living in NJ (yes I go to school in connecticut but I only have classes one weekend a month). I am planning on moving in June right by a train station and its a lot cheaper to live here. Even with the commute it is going ot be far less and I'd like to minimize my loans. I commuted to school for two years in undergrad and its less than an hour on the train. Plus, I have a whole support system here... so I think that is what I am going to do, but we'll see if I get an acceptance letter and more information that may change! Esp. with 7 am clinicals... but again, we shall see... one step at a time.
Thanks for chatting with me though, it eased my anxious heart as I keep stalking the post man... did they send it to you through mail or e-mail?
And I know the feeling lost in getting started, but i think that is how every grad program makes you feel.
I also agree about the med school route... my profs have asked me why not finish up the few classes I have left and apply to med school. I like the looking at the whole person approach that nursing brings :-). The only thing with nursing programs
is I think the ones who don't require more chemistry should. Other than that I love the nursing approach!