Just wanted to vent. I applied to 2 nursing program. I have been on the waitlist for the first one for a year and a half and I was supposed to be able to attend in fall. That is, until the program directors decided to add three classes as prereq's to getting in the nursing program starting this fall. Only one of the three classes are available as a summer class and the fall sections of the classes are already full so that means IF I took the classes in spring, I couldn't even get into the program until next fall at the earliest because not having the classes already means I am again bumped to the back of the waiting list.
The second program I have been waitlisted on until spring. That would be no big deal, except for the fact that I have all prereq's done, with good grades, AND the fall sections aren't even full!
I asked about it and they said they are saving it for POTENTIAL (read: one's who haven't even applied for retaking class) students who have failed LPN classes and want to retake it. I can understand wanting the chance to retake the class right away but they saved 18 spots (in a 50 spot program) for such students. Shouldn't they save less to give other students a chance? It was just frustrating!
The thing that compounds my frustration the most though? About two weeks ago (at the end of April), I decided to apply to a non-nursing health program for a fallback plan. So on a whim, I decided to apply to a med lab tech program at one of the schools that waitlisted me on their nursing program. AND...(keep in mind, all of my classes I have taken up till now have been pre-nursing classes) I got accepted to their FALL program! I applied only TWO WEEKS ago!!!!
I am BEYOND frustrated. I actually want to go into nursing to help people, aka: the money and job security are NOT the biggest draws to me, and have been a CNA for 4 years and love what I do and what I could do if I was a nurse, but other people who are only in it for the money (and yes people in those school's programs have admitted that the money is the biggest draw to the PROGRAM DIRECTORS) get into the programs before those who actually give a darn about patients.
And we wonder why we have nurses that are beyond awful.