I am currently in second semester, started last February. If you look back in this forum you will find my old thread. Have you already taken the PSB test? How were your scores on that? How hard they are to get into, I'm not exactly sure. I don't personally know anyone that was regected, so I do not know where they draw that line short of failing to meet requirements, though I do know they don't just accept everyone that meets minimum requirements. I know they say they are picky, and accept people they think can succeed, and be good nurses. They have rolling admission, so its not like they are ranking you with everyone else, they are really looking at you individually and deciding if you are someone they want in the program. Even if you are in a group which there are not enough spots left for the next admission date, they don't pick the best ones and reject the rest, if they want you in their program they but there is not a spot they will give you a spot for the next admission date, if you are willing to wait. (Feb and June)
I do know one girl in my class was initially rejected but she went back and appealed it and got in. It was based on when she first started school she didn't care, didn't have direction, and failed some classes. She appealed, and told them, I know I screwed up, I have straitened myself out since, my new grades are proof....I think they told her to get one more semester of prereqs finished that she was almost done with and they would decide....something like that. Someone else told me about a friend that was rejected on not having enough life exeperice or something like that......I'm not sure of the whole story. I just do know they do sit down as a commitee and look at your whole application, your essay, references, everything. I know somewhere like CCAC looks at grades only, St Margaret does not. They do look at you as a whole person. If you have good solid background, good references, you should be good.