LaSalle Achieve Fall 2013 - page 2
For years, I was reluctant to apply to LaSalle while finishing my pre-reqs at CCP. I guess I was intimidated, countless people told me to apply...but I put it off, fearing rejection. May 2012, I... Read More
Feb 28, '13Also, is there a specific date for the info session or is there a list of dates to choose from?
Feb 28, '13It took two weeks after I took the NLN to receive the letter. Yes, there are a list of dates and times for the info sessions.
Feb 28, '13Hi Angie-Baby...
It took 7 days after my NLN scores to receive my "favorable consideration" (September), and I had a 1:1 with the assistant director (*******) several days later. From what I've gathered they no longer have the 1:1 (but I could be wrong), I did attend an information session prior to even taking the NLN. I haven't been invited to one since going in August...but I've been instructed that more info should be coming my way soon (next few weeks). But everything is different for everyone. I guess it depends on alot of different factors.
However, as of today I have not recieved an offical accpetance. So I am in the same boat as you...anxiously awaiting some "good" news.Last edit by Esme12 on Feb 28, '13 : Reason: TOS/no staff names pls
Feb 28, '13***I had sent all of the other required documents prior to taking the NLN (child abuse, criminal background, transcripts, application)**
Feb 28, '13Thank you for the reply. I'm so nervous! I'm pretty much finished all my pre-reqs except for religion but I'm not sure if I have to take that since I have a BS (I've heard conflicting reports). Now the waiting game starts. Do you know if they tell everyone if they have been accepted at a certain date or is it rolling?
Feb 28, '13I emailed ******* to ask when we'd receive a decision letter. She told me two weeks after we attend the info session, so I'm assuming it's a rolling type thing.Last edit by Esme12 on Feb 28, '13 : Reason: TOS/no staff names pls
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Mar 12, '13Ashley_nicole,
They do a group info session and then they will call each of you individually into the office to "interview you" I remember being asked why I wanted to be a nurse etc. A bit of advice: Dress professionally ( not a suit, but not jeans) bring perhaps a resume and maybe a cover letter. This might help you stand out bit and show your seriousness. You have to stay on top of them, but in general you should be in. They will not say congrats you are excepted, but will tell you that final decisions will be made by early May/end of April and you will get a letter in the mail.
I was terrified I didnt get in. My science GPA was 3.75 and NLN was 137. (I got accepted without a problem)
Mar 12, '13I almost forgot!
Don’t worry about all of your clearances being done before the interview! Once you are accepted, you have to register with a website designated by LaSalle and they have to get all of the clearances over the summer before you start in the fall. A word of advice: the child abuse clearance takes about 6 weeks so def request that at the beginning of the summer (May time). Also you will need an up to date PPD, physical and will need medical insurance or insurance through the school. So you might want to start to think about that now so you are not running around all summer! ( La Salle provides the forms once you are accepted)
Mar 12, '13It's a new interviewing format this year. They're just doing an info session, which was like a group interview. We'll know of our acceptance/denial by Easter (atleast the ones who caught the March info sessions).
Mar 14, '13ok, I'm so confused right now. I have a 3.48 overall GPA, a 3.67 science GPA and I didn't get into the university. I know I got a 126 on the NLN but I thought I'd still get in. I know people who didn't even meet the required GPA or got lower scores on the NLN and still got in. What's the problem? When you looked into LaSalle, did anyone else find any other part time programs where I could still work full-time?
Mar 14, '13Hi Angie-Baby...
I'm so sorry to hear that you did not get into LaSalle. When searching for programs I looked at Neumann, they have (in 2012) an evening program. I don't know how it compares to LaSalle but I guess it's worth a look...and Cedar Crest College has one (but it's in Allentown).
Mar 15, '13Quote from Angie-Baby(HUGS) is there a chance you are able to get into the Spring session at Bucks???ok, I'm so confused right now. I have a 3.48 overall GPA, a 3.67 science GPA and I didn't get into the university. I know I got a 126 on the NLN but I thought I'd still get in. I know people who didn't even meet the required GPA or got lower scores on the NLN and still got in. What's the problem? When you looked into LaSalle, did anyone else find any other part time programs where I could still work full-time?
As far as other applicants, the reality is that nursing programs, such as LaSalle, and others, look at the "whole package"as well as have a mix of applicants that they choose to select in a program.
Please reach out to Holy Family, Neumann, Villanova, and I think Drexel have a part time program as well...Check out West Chest as well.
This may be a setback, however take it as determination to achieve your goal. I has to wait TWO years to get into this program, by other unforeseen setbacks...they saw this as a plus, and I am an alumni. It will happen!