St. Margarets Nursing School - page 5

I plan to apply to St. Margarets SON (Pittsburgh Pa) next spring. I currently have a 3.7 GPA at CCAC with 2 classes to go before all of my pre-reqs are complete. I was wondering how hard it is to get... Read More

  1. by   kay0324
    FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVEN'T GOT IN PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP... DONT LET PEOPLE SCARE YOU!!! Rejection and waiting is horrible but giving up is the worst thing you can do. If you really want something then go for it! I was one of those people that didn't know what I wanted to do with my life right away and made mistakes spent years in college and years fixing my mistakes. When you write your essay make sure you address the mistakes you have made and how you have learned from that. Make sure you tell them your future goals and what you are doing to work towards them. It may not even be enough to get you in ( as in my case) but if you are persistant you eventually will get into a program. The best thing you can do is just apply to every program in your area and appeal it if you don't get in... if you still don't get in apply again. Also get a job as a nurses aid to gain some life experience (you can work as a casual employee and only work a few days a month if your time is limited) Yes its tiring but they will notice you if you are persistant. I know someone that has failed out of a nursing program 2 times and still got into another program before me so trust me I know it can be stressful! As for the person that said Mercy is the hardest program to get into I'm not so sure thats true... I know a girl that failed 3 classes and still got into their program. (but everyones circumstances are different) I honestly don't know exactally what it takes all i can say is to not give up even when you feel like all hope is lost. If you are willing to give up then you must have not wanted it that bad in the first place.
  2. by   PghRN30
    Congrats on finding your interest& path. And I do agree, do not give up on anything (I was not trying to say to give up in my earlier post if thats how it seemed) may have to change paths or plans to get where you want to go, but never give up on your end goal.
  3. by   kay0324
    Just wanted to update... I didn't give up because of one rejection. I just got my acceptance letter to CCAC yesterday and its evening program so I can work daylight. I am so happy and excited! Don't ever give up on your dreams!
  4. by   carbon86
    PGHRN30, I was just wondering did your cohort have any problems finding jobs after graduation?
  5. by   PghRN30
    Not that I know of. Many had jobs at
    graduation. Only a couple im not sure where they are or what they are doing. I took a while...started my job Jan 2nd....and I know one girl started last week.