Anyone heard from Deaconess about summer start admissions? - page 3

I just wanted to see if anyone has heard from Deaconess regarding whether they were accepted or not for summer? I put my application in back in February and was told I would know something on... Read More

  1. by   Kelly2004
    Quote from Rhogade
    I just want to let you know my GPA was lower than a 3.5 and I recently got accepted to Deaconess. So don't get depressed. There is still hope!
    Your sweet to tell me that! What do you think may have made the difference for you? Could it be your location in reference to the clinical sites?
  2. by   StudentNurseMM
    No, I haven't accepted one of the local programs yet. I have until the end of April before the deadline for one of the programs (the other two aren't until the middle of May). I have until then to send my money in to hold my spot. If I miss the deadline, they will take an alternate.
    I think having clinical sites already lined up does help one out at Deaconess. I'm sure it is a much easier situation on both the school and the student if one can lock in a clinical site before admission. If your in St. Louis, I wouldn't worry about admission at all. I'm sure you won't have a problem since you live near the school and the hospital.
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you on Tuesday Good luck and let us know when you know.
    PS. When I sent in my application I had the choice of summer, fall or spring admission? Maybe I was told the wrong info too?


    Quote from Kelly2004
    I am so impressed that you had contracts signed before you were even accepted. You would think that demonstrated your level of commitment. I really appreciate the support. Did you go ahead an accept one of the local programs yet or are you still hoping that April 12th might be bring you good news?
  3. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from FutureDCNNurse
    Don't get depressed, until they tell you "no", you still have a shot. Maybe they are just picky, I don't know.
    Not to my knowledge are there any hospitals in this area that allow Deaconess students. I contacted a few hospitals on my own and were turned down for each. However, I had already had enough contracts signed with clinics and doctors offices to carry me for the first year (the PN portion). I was going to complete the PN portion, sit for the license, and then recontact the hospitals about finishing the second half of the program with them (since this was the hospitals' suggestion anyway). I guess they are looking for people who can carry the full two years without stopping for the PN Nclex? I don't know. (Deaconess told me you have to apply for a leave of absence after the third semester if you want to sit for the Nclex-PN. You weren't allowed to go straight to the fourth semester since they said you needed time to study. I can see their point).
    Anyway, don't give up hope. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you
    I just have to ask this....hearing about your trials going through Deaconess...it sounds like as much work and hassle (even moreso) than if you just went through a traditional PN program, for a fraction of the cost.

    How did going through Deaconess rather than a traditional school make your life easier?
  4. by   Kelly2004
    Quote from LPNtoRN
    I just have to ask this....hearing about your trials going through Deaconess...it sounds like as much work and hassle (even moreso) than if you just went through a traditional PN program, for a fraction of the cost.

    How did going through Deaconess rather than a traditional school make your life easier?
    I can't speak for anyone else but I did look into a couple of PN programs, one at the CC only starts once a year in January so I missed this by a couple of Months...I know Jan 06 isn't that far off, but the PN program takes a full year at the CC and after it you can only get credit for one semester of the RN program rather then the full year you put in. Another PN program that I looked at was also a year long and they wanted the same amount of money per credit hour that DCN wants. Neither of these were options for me. I have tried to look at this from every angle that I can think of. Thanks for the suggestion .
  5. by   fry.girl
    Quote from LPNtoRN
    I just have to ask this....hearing about your trials going through Deaconess...it sounds like as much work and hassle (even moreso) than if you just went through a traditional PN program, for a fraction of the cost.

    How did going through Deaconess rather than a traditional school make your life easier?
    I would not be in nursing school if there were no Deaconess...I cannot stop working to go to a traditional school, because I am the sole source of income for my family.

    With Deaconess I have been able to work fulltime, go to school fulltime, and be home to put my kids to bed each night. Worth every penny to me.

    Cheri
  6. by   sheliamd1
    Quote from cbarnett2
    I would not be in nursing school if there were no Deaconess...I cannot stop working to go to a traditional school, because I am the sole source of income for my family.

    With Deaconess I have been able to work fulltime, go to school fulltime, and be home to put my kids to bed each night. Worth every penny to me.

    Cheri
    Cheri..I'm just curious...did you have all of you prereqs completed? A degree in a different area?
  7. by   fry.girl
    Quote from sheliadee1
    Cheri..I'm just curious...did you have all of you prereqs completed? A degree in a different area?
    Sheila,

    No, I did not have all my prereqs done...I was missing Nutrition, Micro, Chem, and A & P because the competition to get into those at my community college was just as bad as getting into the RN program. I knocked out Nutrition and Micro the summer before my first Deaconess class as well as finding a clinical site.

    I do not have another degree either...my GPA was 3.2, this is because my GPA from 1995 was 2.8, but current classes were all A's and one B. They accepted my SATs from 1992, I think I scored 1400. I did already have my CNA, but have never been state certified or worked as a CNA, so I am not sure if that was a plus.

    The program became very popular the semester after I applied so I may have had trouble making the cut for this fall if I was applying this year...I have heard it is more competitive now than it was last March.

    I wish you all the best and I am rooting for you all to find your place this year.

    Cheri
  8. by   StudentNurseMM
    Well, yesterday was April 12. Did any of you hear anything regarding your admission status? I emailed the admission rep yesterday, but haven't heard a thing yet.
    Thanks!





    Quote from Kelly2004
    I called DCN today was told that they wouldn't know anything until after April 12th. I am starting to get a little concerned because of the other deadlines that you guys have mentioned that have come and gone.

    Kelly:wink2:
  9. by   carly0313
    Quote from FutureDCNNurse
    Well, yesterday was April 12. Did any of you hear anything regarding your admission status? I emailed the admission rep yesterday, but haven't heard a thing yet.
    Thanks!

    I called yesterday 4/12 in the afternoon was told that the admission office would be contacting everyone one way or the other today 4/13 either by mail. A friend call early that day and was told that they would be contacting people by phone between the the time of 9am to 7 pm so who knows, I am not sure what the hang up is or why. I am getting really discouraged though and very worried I have talked to my place of work and I have been told I can do my clinicals there as they are a teaching hospital and other nursing schools around the area have students there also so I won't have a problem finding a place to do clincals, all I need to do is get accepted, I just feel so sad right now
  10. by   sheliamd1
    Quote from carly0313
    I called yesterday 4/12 in the afternoon was told that the admission office would be contacting everyone one way or the other today 4/13 either by mail. A friend call early that day and was told that they would be contacting people by phone between the the time of 9am to 7 pm so who knows, I am not sure what the hang up is or why. I am getting really discouraged though and very worried I have talked to my place of work and I have been told I can do my clinicals there as they are a teaching hospital and other nursing schools around the area have students there also so I won't have a problem finding a place to do clincals, all I need to do is get accepted, I just feel so sad right now
    I feel ya'. I too have contacted them this morning, but was told that there has been no decision yet. So--I really don't know what to think at this point. This is the "only" way that I can earn the nursing certification..... Still waiting to hear from them.
  11. by   StudentNurseMM
    Well, all I can say is atleast you two aren't alone in this area. I think we are all feeling each others pain at this point
    Keep us posted and I'll do the same.


    Quote from sheliadee1
    I feel ya'. I too have contacted them this morning, but was told that there has been no decision yet. So--I really don't know what to think at this point. This is the "only" way that I can earn the nursing certification..... Still waiting to hear from them.
  12. by   Kelly2004
    I called yesterday afternoon and was told that the Dean of Admissions was out of the office and that the committe hadn't met yet. If you don't get accepted for Summer 05, who here plans on applying for Jan 06?:wink2: Kelly
  13. by   StudentNurseMM
    I know we have all talked about this before (spring, summer and fall start dates), but I might reapply for fall. I don't know. It depends on the reasons they would give me for not being accepted. If it is because of clinical sites, then maybe I would reapply for fall while I worked to secure a new site. I had already had plans on attending a local hospitals nurse extern program for the clinical site, but I missed the deadline to apply to that since it has taken Deaconess so long to decide about my admission status.
    I'm already accepted to three other programs, though not as convenient, atleast I could hold a spot and know I would be set to go on "x" date with one of them.
    Hopefully we are ALL accepted and we get to go back and laugh at this (our time of being uncertain) during our summer clinical skills validation trip to St. Louis



    Quote from Kelly2004
    I called yesterday afternoon and was told that the Dean of Admissions was out of the office and that the committe hadn't met yet. If you don't get accepted for Summer 05, who here plans on applying for Jan 06?:wink2: Kelly

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