I'm hoping ya'll could help. I need advice. I'm looking for imput from experienced nursing students.
I have a A.S. and B.S in Business Administration, then I realized my dream is to be a nurse. I'm currently finishing my last pre-reqs to get into the OSU-OKC Nursing program. I've read MANY posts and they don't really apply to me.
My issue is that I'm concerned about not being accepted or put on a waiting list (if they do that). I'm applying for Fall 2011. My GPA went down when I decided to go back to school from a 3.75 to a 3.36. I'm working on getting that back up this semester. I've taken A/P I (OCCC), Micro, Chem (Rose State). And I am taking A/P II (OCCC), Nutrition and Sociology (OSU-OKC) now. I will be taking the HESI 2 test as soon as financial aid comes thru.
So my questions, if you can help-- Do they determine the GPA by when the application is submitted or after the current semester is over?
What is the likelyhood I will be accepted?
I don't have a backup plan, which is why I'm aksing... I don't have another choice but to attend a University because of my already having degrees (financial aid). And the other avenues are rediculously expensive or will take years for me to get close to applying anywhere else.
I left my job in August 2010 to come back to school and with 2 people and minimum income, it's not feasible for me to keep going if I'm not going to get anywhere. The ideal would to be done May 2012. I've talked to many people and one told me that even if I get in, it's a full 2 yr program even with the pre-reqs done. Others make it sound like it's harder to get into nursing school than it is to get into Harvard Law.
Do you know when the acceptance/rejection letters go out for the Fall semester?
What do you think? I've been working on this non-stop since before I left my job, and I've just become overwhelmed and quite frankly, discouraged. I don't have previous medical experience. I was a licensed pharmacy tech, but that has since expired.
What are your thoughts/advice?