Would reapplying to a nursing school be frowned on?

  1. I am considering reapplying to the same nursing school that I attended before. I passed the first semester but I had to withdraw due to my father having a stroke. I know, I know, I kick my self all the time because I should have stayed! Anyhow, I would like to know if reapplying would be frowned on? Thanks in advance.:uhoh21:
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   augigi
    One way to find out - give the admissions office a call. Since there were compassionate reasons, they may be more likely. Depends on the local policy and admissions officer.
  4. by   MBARNBSN
    Definitely check the school's policy. You may not have to redo the first semester and thus will not be competing with a normal applicant pool! Most schools allow re-admits based upon his/her circumstances and have rules to determine which semester he/she can enter. Good luck. :spin:
  5. by   collegebound
    Please don't beat yourself up about dropping out to be with your father. I lost my father 2 years ago and would give anything to have been by his side! I also agree with the above posters that most likely due to your circumstance you will receive full consideration.
  6. by   allthingsbright
    I moved after my first semester, came back a year and a half later and my school put me right back in the program.

    Lots of people do it--stop beating yourself up about it and go for it! :0
  7. by   NaomieRN
    Family comes first, so stop beating yourself up. You did the right thing. If I were you, I would call the admission office and ask about returning. In your case, I think you have a good chance of been readmitted to the program. You had an emergency and hopefully they will understand. Good luck to you.
  8. by   Race Mom
    I attended nursing school in 2002. I had to w/d during 1st semester due to family (kids were too young). I waited too long to be reinstated, but I reapplied and am finishing up my 2nd semester! The timing is great this time around! Go for it!!!!! I don't see why it would be frowned upon.
  9. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    jl,

    I was in a similar situation as you. My father was dx with terminal lung CA while I was starting my second semester of nursing school. I dropped out so that I could spend time with him before he died and I have no regrets. I am now back in the program ending my 3rd semester (1 more to go). I can honestly say I was welcomed by the director of the program to reapply and as a matter of fact open seats are given to those who dropped out for family reasons first. So do not hesitate to reapply and explain your reasoning for dropping out. Either way know that you did what was best for your family, you can alwasy attend nursing school, but you could never go back with regrets that you attended school instead of tending to family! So I hope this helps adn that you reapply.

    Swtooth
  10. by   Aradien
    Just here to add my $.02. I dropped out of my program for personal family reasons. When I called them to see about reapplying, they were so happy! It seems that I made a really good impression when I was there over a decade ago! Think about "what's the worst thing that could happen?" They could say 'no' but maybe they'll say yes. I would say go for it, make the call, take the chance and you could be back in soon!

    Good luck!
    Last edit by Aradien on Dec 4, '06 : Reason: misspelling
  11. by   carol72
    I would start with a formal letter & follow up with a phone call. Their policy might not always be consistent. If you were well liked within the program the rules might not apply. Just try - but I would start with a letter.

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