OHSU acceptances/alternates - page 2

As OHSU had just sent out all their letters, I thought I'd start a thread about it. I am a 27 year old student who figured out a little later than some that I wanted to go into nursing and have... Read More

  1. by   yayforscience
    I got accepted to both RCC and OHSU (Ashland). I will be declining OHSU tomorrow since RCC is my first choice. So one of you on the alternate list is surely getting my spot soon. Good luck to everyone and all you people on the alternate list, please do not lose hope!
  2. by   Reid
    Okay, so, I'm just going to put this out there...

    Don't think less of me for it...

    Here it is...


    That is a ridiculously cool screen name.

    Congrats on getting in to your program!
  3. by   buttercupp85
    Congrats yayforscience! And thanks for the update

    I'm crossing our fingers for us all.

    Someone on another thread said that someone who was rejected got called last year and told there was a spot for him. I'm assuming that would only happen if all the alternates were already called. So I think there is hope for all of us
  4. by   yayforscience
    Thanks for not thinking of my screen name as "nerdy", Reid!!!
  5. by   yayforscience
    Hi Buttercupp85- Thanks for your msg...:spin:
    I had also heard some very interesting admissions stories. For example, last year, almost 20 people from the alternate list were able to make it to the RCC program. There have also been instances when people were called up on the first day of classes to be told that a spot has become available for them. So there is always hope. And if things don't work this year, there is always next year… I believe if nursing is truly your passion, you somehow make your way into the program one way or another.
  6. by   buttercupp85
    Anyone hear anything about when OHSU will start calling people? I'm guessing after May 25th because that's when people are supposed to have mailed their decision in by
  7. by   Reid
    I would suspect a little bit after the 25th to allow for postmark dates. They may also make phone calls to people who don't reply by the deadline just to make sure. That would still put notifications around the first of June, so I'll start getting antsy around then.

    That said, it seems like there was a longer delay for the accelerated program between the original notification and the first day of phone calls. I hope we don't have to wait much into June, but ya never know.
  8. by   lastchance56
    Applied to ABSN/OHSU main pdx campus and 3 year Klamath Falls, Westminister in Utah, Oklahoma City University in OKC [where i happen to be right now, checking out the school], Delaware and local Chemeketa. Didn't get into ABSN/Pdx due to too low gpa: hey who knew when you were out on your own at 18, working 2 jobs to survive and going to school, getting 3.28, that it would come back to haunt you 25+ yrs later? First BSN was 3.52 and current is 3.92 at Chemeketa where I did my nursing pre-reqs. Was accepted at Westminster, OCU, and....surprisingly, OHSU Klamath Falls! Haven't heard from Chemeketa yet. It is SWEET to have a CHOICE! I also looked into Univ of Penn, Duke, Columbia, etc. but gosh it costs a fortune and honestly, when the rubber hits the road, I'm not sure an RN or BSN from a more expensive 'prestige' school will affect salaries right now. There are just too many people looking for work, willing to take lower salaries. Now, if you want to move up into a master's, NP or such, then yes, probably helps.
    I've decided, once I've seen the schools, to base it on cost, accessibility of the staff and ratings on the web. Unlike probably 90% of you, I'm an older student and I don't have 20 years to pay back loans. Due to job lost/house foreclosure, I don't qualify for a lot of government loans so have to resort to commercial lending and dreading the thought. But still, $25-$30 I can live with. If I do the 3 years, I can work in the summers and probably part time to help out.
    It's been a tough 2 years since the lay off, once I began my pre-reqs while working full-time, knowing my grades would determine my last career. Thank the Lord I have a choice, but, I'd have gone wherever I got in, if I only got into one school and figured out the money later.
  9. by   lastchance56
    oh and the lay off has turned out to be a big blessing in disguise. I finally am able to fulfill my childhood dream. I've done the CNA and loved it so know I'm on the right path. And the house foreclosure/Deed in Lieu cleared my debts. So I don't own much but I don't owe anything yet. Truly a blessing.
  10. by   buttercupp85
    I talked to my advisor today, and she said alternate students got their calls from OHSU about right when school ended here. So around June 15th or 16th. So I'll stop stalking every phone call from a 503 number...for now.
  11. by   Reid
    Time to settle in and enjoy the wait.

    Thanks for the info!
  12. by   buttercupp85
    So this morning... I got a call from OHSU! They offered me a spot in Ashland. I'm so freaking excited! Good luck to everyone else and don't give up hope!
  13. by   portland medic
    So Im sitting down to watch Prometheus at the theatre today, a movie I've been waiting for for over 3 years, as i am a huge fan of rhe alien films. And just as I'm about to turn my phone off, I get a call from a 503 number I don't recognize. I decided to answer, and oh how happy it made me. OHSU offered me a spot on the Portland campus and I accepted. Wooooohoooooo!!!!!! Soooooooo excited!!!!!!!!