I was accEPTED TO DCN for MAY! Happy dance, happy dance!

  1. I can't believe that after 6 years of being on the waiting list at my local college, I am FINALLY going to nursing school! I tried not to get my hopes up, but now I am so excited! I got my acceptance letter 2 days ago, and was afraid to open it. I figured with the large envelope, that I was probably accepted. Now, all I have to do is find out how to get some grants or schlorships. DH and I made a deal that I can do the program if I come up with $10,000 or over in free money. I already have $2000 from my emplyer...so $8000 to go! And I already have my clinical site ready and waiting for me!

    Dh just rolls his eyes at me because I'm trying to plan how on earth I will do this program with 2 kids at home and 2 jobs! I'm already begging for a laptop computer!LOL

    Who else is starting in May? We will all be seeing eachother in MO in Jan 2005! How exciting!

    Doin' the happy dance!

    Lisa
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Amy P
    Hi Lisa - I'll be starting in May as well, so we'll be fellow students! I also have 2 small kids, but thankfully no job right now!! I'm trying to figure out how to pay for it as well. I hope I can get some scholarship money or something. We are one of those people that make too much for financial aid, but not enough to pay that hefty bill! I need a laptop too. I know my husband would love it b/c he says I'm always in front of the computer - haha! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

    Amy
  4. by   mona b RN
    Quote from ImaEMT
    I can't believe that after 6 years of being on the waiting list at my local college, I am FINALLY going to nursing school! I tried not to get my hopes up, but now I am so excited! I got my acceptance letter 2 days ago, and was afraid to open it. I figured with the large envelope, that I was probably accepted. Now, all I have to do is find out how to get some grants or schlorships. DH and I made a deal that I can do the program if I come up with $10,000 or over in free money. I already have $2000 from my emplyer...so $8000 to go! And I already have my clinical site ready and waiting for me!

    Dh just rolls his eyes at me because I'm trying to plan how on earth I will do this program with 2 kids at home and 2 jobs! I'm already begging for a laptop computer!LOL

    Who else is starting in May? We will all be seeing eachother in MO in Jan 2005! How exciting!

    Doin' the happy dance!

    Lisa
    Lisa,

    That is so great. You sound so excited and you should be.


    Congrats :hatparty:

    mona
  5. by   heatherbless
    Quote from ImaEMT
    I can't believe that after 6 years of being on the waiting list at my local college, I am FINALLY going to nursing school! I tried not to get my hopes up, but now I am so excited! I got my acceptance letter 2 days ago, and was afraid to open it. I figured with the large envelope, that I was probably accepted. Now, all I have to do is find out how to get some grants or schlorships. DH and I made a deal that I can do the program if I come up with $10,000 or over in free money. I already have $2000 from my emplyer...so $8000 to go! And I already have my clinical site ready and waiting for me!

    Dh just rolls his eyes at me because I'm trying to plan how on earth I will do this program with 2 kids at home and 2 jobs! I'm already begging for a laptop computer!LOL

    Who else is starting in May? We will all be seeing eachother in MO in Jan 2005! How exciting!

    Doin' the happy dance!

    Lisa

    is this the cost for just the LPN?? Clarification please and thanks/hty.
  6. by   mona b RN
    Quote from heatherbless
    is this the cost for just the LPN?? Clarification please and thanks/hty.
    DCN currently costs $415.00 per credit hour.

    mona
  7. by   MommyNurseSarah
    I am so happy for you. I did not get in for the Summer session, but am on the wait list and I will try again for the Fall session.

    I know I keep asking everyone, but what did you do to get in (good GPA, previous degrees)??? I have a good GPA (3.525) but no previous degrees.... I am just so anxious to get in... it may be my last chance at Nursing school for a while. I asked Deaconess to send me more information on the clinical sponsorships so I can present that information to the hospital, but they will not give me a definitive answer. Can anyone tell me when/how/what information they received or what they said to the hospital???

    Again, congratulations! I would like to hear back from other applicants on the Summer session wait list or that are applying for the Fall session.
  8. by   ImaEMT
    I didn't do anything special. I just submited my app and I had written a letter on why I wanted to be accepted. I already have an AAS degree with a 3.8 GPA, so I think that might have helped. I bet you'll get in for fall. Don't give up hope.

    I already work for a hospital and they were very aggreable to letting me do the clinicals here. I think I'll have to do some clinicals at a larger hospital though, because we don't have a peds unit. I'm not real sure how I'll approach them...probably with the materials from DCN.

    Good Luck!
    Lisa
  9. by   Amy P
    Hi - I didn't do anything special either. But I do have 2 other degrees that were cum laude, so I'm sure that helped. I think the school is just getting harder to get into because more people are finding out about it. I doubt it will be long before other schools start offering similar programs.
  10. by   Mrs.Yost
    Congratulations! I didn't do anything special to get in either, but that was 4 semesters ago (not as many applicants) and I also have a bachelors degree.
  11. by   Lisa C a Nurse2b
    HI,

    I am also on the wait list for summer 2004 if I don't get in I'll try for the fall. I can't wait to start school. I turn 29 in May and I think I am getting a little scared to be this old(I know I'm not really that old) and not to have started school yet. I have been homeschooling my three children and being busy in other things and overlooked my life. Now I am wanting to rush and get it started! Hope we both get in soon.
    Lisa C a nurse2b
    Quote from MommyNurseSarah
    I am so happy for you. I did not get in for the Summer session, but am on the wait list and I will try again for the Fall session.

    I know I keep asking everyone, but what did you do to get in (good GPA, previous degrees)??? I have a good GPA (3.525) but no previous degrees.... I am just so anxious to get in... it may be my last chance at Nursing school for a while. I asked Deaconess to send me more information on the clinical sponsorships so I can present that information to the hospital, but they will not give me a definitive answer. Can anyone tell me when/how/what information they received or what they said to the hospital???

    Again, congratulations! I would like to hear back from other applicants on the Summer session wait list or that are applying for the Fall session.
  12. by   JackieEMT
    Hi all, I also applied am have not heard anything from them. When is the dead line for Summer session? I also have three kids that I am homeschooling so, I am anxious to start to school also.LOL. I really am ready to know something.E-mail me.
  13. by   LTNurse
    Quote from MommyNurseSarah
    I am so happy for you. I did not get in for the Summer session, but am on the wait list and I will try again for the Fall session.

    I know I keep asking everyone, but what did you do to get in (good GPA, previous degrees)??? I have a good GPA (3.525) but no previous degrees.... I am just so anxious to get in... it may be my last chance at Nursing school for a while. I asked Deaconess to send me more information on the clinical sponsorships so I can present that information to the hospital, but they will not give me a definitive answer. Can anyone tell me when/how/what information they received or what they said to the hospital???

    Again, congratulations! I would like to hear back from other applicants on the Summer session wait list or that are applying for the Fall session.
    Hi MommyNurseSarah,
    I also got in for Summer and my GPA was the same as yours and I don't have a degree; I do have over 60 credit hours but no degree. Don't worry about beeing on the wait list because I was placed on it as well since I applied for winter but it was already full I had to wait.
    LTNurse
  14. by   MommyNurseSarah
    Quote from LTNurse
    Hi MommyNurseSarah,
    I also got in for Summer and my GPA was the same as yours and I don't have a degree; I do have over 60 credit hours but no degree. Don't worry about beeing on the wait list because I was placed on it as well since I applied for winter but it was already full I had to wait.
    LTNurse
    I talked to Erin Kelly at Deaconess and she said that I am 2nd on the wait list for the summer session Now I just hope someone has decided that nursing isn't for them or I get accepted into the fall session. Big SIGH..... I'll keep you posted because their decision date is March 30th.....

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