And now we wait!!! - page 3

Well, after a year of studying my backside off and accomplishing a 4.0 GPA, I have finally applied for nursing school. This is my dream, and I have waited a long time to finally have the privilege of... Read More

  1. by   Elizabeth Hanes
    Although my advisor assured me we'd be notified "within a month" of the application deadline (which would make 10/15 the notification date), my instructor told us yesterday that she was told the application committee isn't even meeting until the end of October, and that letters aren't usually send out until nearly Thanksgiving. Oh, well. That's pretty much what I figured, anyway. If any university tells me something will happen within a month, I always take that to mean 3-4 months. :spin:
  2. by   NRSNFL
    I applied to my program on Sept 15th, got a letter last Thursday that I'm an "alternate"....which do have a tendency to get picked up for the semester.....and then immediately the next day went to an earn as you learn info session/interview for my local magnet status hospital, if they get me into their program, I'm automatically starting nursing school then this spring. Got a call today for a second round of interviews......eeeekkkkk. I'm getting nervous. I've heard about people getting "the call" a week before classes start.
  3. by   DesertRain
    Hey if it makes any of you "waiters" feel any better:

    My application deadline is March 1st for Fall 2007 and guess what?
    Nobody finds out ANYTHING until mid summer!
    How's that for waiting!

    Good Luck to all of you! :icon_hug:
  4. by   Jilaweez
    Hey if it makes any of you "waiters" feel any better:

    My application deadline is March 1st for Fall 2007 and guess what?
    Nobody finds out ANYTHING until mid summer!
    How's that for waiting!

    Bummer!!!
  5. by   Spill
    Well, we are supposed to be notified for spring 07 by the 15th. I couldn't take it anymore & called the admin ofc. --they are getting mailed out today, so that means I should know tommorrow or Sat.----YIKES (((biting nails))))
  6. by   futurepro*rn*
    I just got my acceptance letter today! I'm in. Good luck to everyone.:spin:
  7. by   BabyRN2B_09
    Quote from Spill
    Well, we are supposed to be notified for spring 07 by the 15th. I couldn't take it anymore & called the admin ofc. --they are getting mailed out today, so that means I should know tommorrow or Sat.----YIKES (((biting nails))))

    Thanks for calling to find out when the letters will be sent out. I applied to El Centro too and am so anxious to find out if I am in or not.
  8. by   Spill
    Quote from BabyRN2B_09
    Thanks for calling to find out when the letters will be sent out. I applied to El Centro too and am so anxious to find out if I am in or not.
    no problem! I am quick to pick up the phone to find answers!!!
    Good Luck to you Baby!:spin:
  9. by   JaxiaKiley
    Gah! I was hoping we might find out today
  10. by   janepearson
    Does anyone have any statistics or war stories on just how long a pre-nursing student can wait to get into nursing school? I have a B.A. and can probably transfer a bunch of pre-req credits.

    But, I am debating whether or not its worth it if I'm going to be put on a waiting list forever. Is it months, years? :uhoh21: The big issue is, I need to work!

    Also, has anyone gotten work in another healthcare field (to pay the bills) while waiting to get into nursing school?

    Any information would be very much appreciated!
  11. by   RN1263
    Quote from janepearson
    Does anyone have any statistics or war stories on just how long a pre-nursing student can wait to get into nursing school? I have a B.A. and can probably transfer a bunch of pre-req credits.

    But, I am debating whether or not its worth it if I'm going to be put on a waiting list forever. Is it months, years? :uhoh21: The big issue is, I need to work!

    Also, has anyone gotten work in another healthcare field (to pay the bills) while waiting to get into nursing school?

    Any information would be very much appreciated!

    i'm a senior nursing student of an adn program and i can say it depends on the school as to how long you wait. i was originally on a list at one school that wanted me to wait 2 1/2 yrs. & as i got closer to getting my pre-reqs done i heard of another school w/ a shorter wait. so, i transfered to the other school and got in a year earlier, even though i had to do 2 extra classes for their program.
    as to your other question.... some people in my class work as a cna, but they find it difficult to find time to study. the program is very difficult (i had a 3.8 GPA going in & every semester since i've started the program it has fallen), but once again it depends on the program. i've heard SOME people on these boards say "i didn't think nursing school was that hard"....and all i can say to that is they must not have been in a very demanding program, because we've already lost 1/2 of our original class from either dropping out or failing (about 20 people). if it's what you really, really want, then you CAN do it though!

    i will add that before i started the program i didn't have one grey hair, wrinkle or bag under my eye, but now it's a whole different story! i look like i've aged 10 yrs. in 14 mos.!
  12. by   janepearson
    Thanks for that.
    I have to take a bunch of pre-reqs, so perhaps that will take up most of my time on the waiting list! And, congrats to you for making it thus far. You can see the light at the end of the tunnel now!
  13. by   Cherish
    I'm also waiting on the letter for Fall 07, or Spring 07. Its my first choice school, with great NCLEX rates, and no school/clinicals in the summer. The school has not filled the amount for Spring yet so admissions said if everything is good they will bump me up for Spring. I sent my packet off last week just need to do the criminal background check and test, and then will get an answer 4 weeks after that clears so I will know by beginning of december. I'd rather go in Fall because if I get the Spring that gives me one month to get ready instead of starting in August which I kind of wanted. Oh well, I just want to get accepted period I'll figure out which semester after the acceptance. Best of luck to all.
    Last edit by Cherish on Oct 16, '06

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