How many times have you applied?

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    I don't know if anyone still checks in here, or if everyone is busy with applications and classes, but I figured there must be someone else feeling this way!

    I just found out I got a 72/98 (my professor curves tests) on my first A&P 233 test. This completely threw me through a loop. The class average was 73, so I don't fee TOO stupid, but I am now majorly bumming as it sinks in. I got a 'B' in 231 and an 'A' in 232, but now my hopes of an A in 233 are dashed. So far I have three B's in my pre-reqs and was denied by Linfield this past app cycle.

    I just feel hopeless. It's taken me forever to get to this point (my last term of pre-reqs) and my grades simply aren't "good enough" for Oregon schools, I am afraid.

    So, I'm wondering how many times you all have applied and been denied (or accepted!)? I plan to apply to PCC, CCC, and MHCC in December, but I pretty much know now what the outcome will be. I won't try Linfield again until next summer, and OHSU is out with the $120 application fee.

    Sorry for the rant..I'm just feeling really sad and feel like nobody I know understands

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    I have been in the same position as you and I totally understand. I applied a few years in a row with the same results. My GPA was really good, but just not competitive enough. I just got accepted at George Fox University. I had some B's with my science/bio classes. You do have to have a year of chemistry and public speaking to apply, as well as taking the TEAS test. But, it might be worth a shot!

    Hang in there! You will get in somewhere!


    Quote from Sartorius1
    I don't know if anyone still checks in here, or if everyone is busy with applications and classes, but I figured there must be someone else feeling this way!

    I just found out I got a 72/98 (my professor curves tests) on my first A&P 233 test. This completely threw me through a loop. The class average was 73, so I don't fee TOO stupid, but I am now majorly bumming as it sinks in. I got a 'B' in 231 and an 'A' in 232, but now my hopes of an A in 233 are dashed. So far I have three B's in my pre-reqs and was denied by Linfield this past app cycle.

    I just feel hopeless. It's taken me forever to get to this point (my last term of pre-reqs) and my grades simply aren't "good enough" for Oregon schools, I am afraid.

    So, I'm wondering how many times you all have applied and been denied (or accepted!)? I plan to apply to PCC, CCC, and MHCC in December, but I pretty much know now what the outcome will be. I won't try Linfield again until next summer, and OHSU is out with the $120 application fee.

    Sorry for the rant..I'm just feeling really sad and feel like nobody I know understands
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    Thanks so much TN....and congrats!!
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    This will be my third year applying... I have felt pretty hopeless these past few years but I have brought my GPA up a lot since I last applied. I now have a 3.91 GPA and really hoping this is the year I get accepted. Its really discouraging to keep getting denied. Keep trying. If you are determined, you'll get there.
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    Hey, I applied two years in a row, was waitlisted and then accepted each year at MHCC, but I turned down the 1st year in order to take a year off and work to pay off debt so I wouldn't have to work during nursing school.

    Here are my stats: 3.6 cumulative, 3.85 pre-reqs only (which OCNE programs count towards points), all pre-req classes finished, no cna license or other experience that would add points to my application. After talking to other classmates, many of them were in similar positions as me as well. Now, I will also say that those of us with the lower GPAs also learned that none of got invited to even an interview at PCC.

    To get into PCC you will need a very high GPA and probably CNA experience. For other OCNE schools, I think more than anything, it is important to focus on your interview. I know there were people who were SUPER intimidating (made me feel out of my league), boasting about their perfect grades and heaps of CNA experience before the interview, but did NOT get into MHCC based on the results of the interview. Go to your interview and just be REAL. Life experience is incredibly important to them as this is adult education. It's so different from A&P and the rest of the pre reqs. It's not about being perfect, it's about being able to think critically and abstractly, to apply scientifically based knowledge into a dynamic range of circumstances. If you can display maturity and critical thinking skills, you'll be golden, don't stress it.

    That said, good luck to you. It wasn't too long ago I was in your shoes, and now looking back it seems a world away! We are now finished with our 1st term, and have learned so much and experienced so much between class and clinicals; and I'm lucky to be a part of the best cohort ever!
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    Quote from Sartorius1
    I don't know if anyone still checks in here, or if everyone is busy with applications and classes, but I figured there must be someone else feeling this way!

    I just found out I got a 72/98 (my professor curves tests) on my first A&P 233 test. This completely threw me through a loop. The class average was 73, so I don't fee TOO stupid, but I am now majorly bumming as it sinks in. I got a 'B' in 231 and an 'A' in 232, but now my hopes of an A in 233 are dashed. So far I have three B's in my pre-reqs and was denied by Linfield this past app cycle.

    I just feel hopeless. It's taken me forever to get to this point (my last term of pre-reqs) and my grades simply aren't "good enough" for Oregon schools, I am afraid.

    So, I'm wondering how many times you all have applied and been denied (or accepted!)? I plan to apply to PCC, CCC, and MHCC in December, but I pretty much know now what the outcome will be. I won't try Linfield again until next summer, and OHSU is out with the $120 application fee.

    Sorry for the rant..I'm just feeling really sad and feel like nobody I know understands
    Are you sure it's your GPA that isn't getting you in? Have you talked to the admission counselor at the school to look over your application? You might just have to retake 231 for an A. I don't think they care much about an A in 233 (i.e., B is okay). I don't remember where I heard that or if it is still true.... I think I got in with a 3.7 cumulative to the accelerated cohort. My undergrad GPA was dismal and I had to retake a couple classes at PCC but my essays rocked. Good luck!
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    I came across this post, and can feel for you guys. I am actually in the accelerated bsn program at linfield (started Summer 2012). My guess is that many of you do not already have a BS, so you are applying for the regular track. Linfield values diversity, education (teaching or research), evidenced based practice, and holistic nursing. If you are not familiar with all these terms, then google. The written portion for the accelerated was a little weird. It was a series of questions with very limited space to respond. If the regular track is the same, or more traditional two page essay, I would really try to work some of these concepts into your statements. Think about what your essay says. You want to help people, nursing is your calling, you had a sick family member and a nurse impacted your experience. Although these are all valuable things to communicate, does it set you apart? If you do not have stellar, spotless grades, are white and female...how do those responses set you apart? My guess is that they do not. This is just the reality. To give you some perspective...half of my cohort of 56 is male. Linfield is really trying to have a diverse student population to reflect the community it serves. So if you can hit on diversity (doesn't have to be ethnicity, could be religion, experience (military), education, teaching (as in you want to teach), and leadership in your responses it will really set you guys apart. If you guys need more clarification, shoot my a private message and ill see how I can help with your specific situation.
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    Hi
    I applied nursing program at George Fox University this year and need to take TEAS test.
    I am planning to take that test next week. How high scores do I need to get on that test?
    Anyone knows?


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