I want to go to nursing school and I've been applying to schools for the past six months now. At the previous schools I've applied to, I met all the requirements but I unfortunately still got rejected for Fall 2011. Since a lot of nursing schools only accept applications in the fall, I will have to wait another year to apply for Fall 2012. My question is what can I do in the next year to spice up my application since my GPA hasn't been that high? Would an admissions committee for a school be more likely to accept me if I have a Medical Assistant certificate or if I am working at a hospital during the upcoming school year?