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 finally applied...studied for the NLN on-and-off the entire summer...received a high overall score on the entrance exam over 100... Sci. GPA of 3.25, Overall: 3.13. Received my "Congratulations/favorable consideration letter" from LaSalle in Sept (2012) and have been living vicariously through current students in the program now.
I have signed up for the last of my required pre-reqs at LaSalle so I can get a "feel" of their grading style and going to a large university. I know the official nursing acceptance letters won't go out until May 2013, and I shouldn't get my hopes up ...but I've worked so hard (and will continue to!) and hope that things will continue to work out favorably.
Has anyone else received their "Congratulations/favorable consideration letter"? Does that letter mean, if we continue on doing well and meet the required deadlines...that it "should" work out in our favor? Oh the anxiety...well I'll be practicing my conversions and studying.
Take away message: Don't get in your own way...and everything and anything is possible if you give it your all!
Intending Nursing, Fall 2013
Ashley_Nicole, I graduated in May 2012 and was from the class that ended in Fall 2011. Most of us passed the NCLEX the first try...LaSalle two campuses and has day and evening programs, the NCLECX scores can get relative....It only states who passed it the first try, that does not include those who have taken it AFTER September, so those stats leave a lot to be desired. I know several cohorts who passed the NCLEX in October. We have a FB pg where we posted and let people know when they passed the exam. We had 50 in our class, and I can honestly say I know of 45 people passing the first time.
The school prepares you greatly for the NCLEX...and once you get to the test, how YOU prepare is the only thing that matters, IMHO. You will see when you get there. Also, nursing school is what YOU make it.
I was at my job's nursing recruitment office and when I stated LaSalle and told them about the Achieve program, they stated that the program has a wonderful reputation, there are a few fellow ACHIEVERS in a lot of the area Magnet Hospitals including this one, and I know of two (who were in my same class) who are employees at the hospital. So know that we have a great reputation, most pass and we are prepared to become an entry level nurse.
Last edit by LadyFree28 on Feb 10, '13