Anyone afraid of not getting in? - page 2

Hi all i'm trying to remain optimistic but i so scared of not getting into nursing school and having to wait another long agonising year.Don't want to have to do it all over again.Aynone else feel... Read More

  1. by   BSNtobe2009
    Two of the schools I'm applying to does a strict point system. No interview or references. Which I can understand on some levels, but on others, it's a little unnerving.
  2. by   catzy5
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    Two of the schools I'm applying to does a strict point system. No interview or references. Which I can understand on some levels, but on others, it's a little unnerving.

    ya I know what you mean I am not sure if it would help or hinder me. my school does strictly GPA nothing else no points no interviews nothing. I have seen the points thing at the larger university that takes BSN but they also require the nursing entrance exam I am kind of happy I don't need to take that. They also have a huge list for the points which I guess makes it better for the "well rounded" student.
  3. by   casi
    I'm terrified I wont get in. I've already startted making "if I don't get into nursing school" plans.
  4. by   Galore
    Absolutely! Im applying to a few backup schools but there's only 1 that is really affordable and doesn't mean a complete life upheaval, so the pressure is on. At this point all I can really do is keep my grades up (last semester!) and hope for the best.
  5. by   lisabeth
    It is a great idea to have a back-up plan. I do have one myself. I am thinking positive though.

    Quote from casi
    I'm terrified I wont get in. I've already startted making "if I don't get into nursing school" plans.
  6. by   cad4296
    Of course! I think we are all terrified! At the school I'm applying to nearly 2,000 apply for 100 spots so even 4.0's get turned away! I've applied so now it's in God's hands. I just have to sit and wait.
  7. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    [font=franklin gothic medium]o yes! i do want to get in so bad, but my college only accepts once a year!..so hard. i'm just praying i get in..
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  8. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from catzy5
    ya I know what you mean I am not sure if it would help or hinder me. my school does strictly GPA nothing else no points no interviews nothing. I have seen the points thing at the larger university that takes BSN but they also require the nursing entrance exam I am kind of happy I don't need to take that. They also have a huge list for the points which I guess makes it better for the "well rounded" student.
    The point system legally protects the school. The point system doesn't know if you are black or white, single or married, children or no children, so if they go by that, they don't have to worry about someone standing up and screaming that they were not considered fairly.
  9. by   Butterfly3001
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    [font=franklin gothic medium]o yes! i do want to get in so bad, but my college only accepts once a year!..so hard. i'm just praying i get in..
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    "keep your words nice & sweet, because you never know when you'll have to eat them!"
    same here my college only accpets once a year but luckly there are 3 other cc's that are close by one being an hour drive but well worth it. so i have my back up plan ready to go just in case.
  10. by   Multicollinearity
    I am turning into a literal psych case. Only on an anonymous board like this - would I admit it. My family is sick of hearing about it. My friends don't understand why it's competitive to get into nursing school with the nursing shortage. I swear they think I'm exaggerating or something. They do try to understand.

    I'm applying to two BSN programs. One takes 1/6 applicants. The other takes 1/5 applicants. I'm getting on waitlists for a couple of ADN programs too. But the wait is 3 years for the CC in my city.

    Really I worry about this so much. I don't like uncertainty. It's hard to know what to do with the lease on my condo.

    I work so hard to maintain my 4.0. I've made myself sick too many times from lack of sleep. I work. I have to volunteer both in healthcare and in another sort of community service volunteer work. One BSN program nearly requires its applicants to be members of their snobby sorority-like pre-nursing club which requires attendance at meetings one night EVERY week. So help me G-d I'm about to snap. I think maybe I should see a therapist. Seriously. Thank goodness for the annonymity of the internet. I wouldn't say all this in person very easily.

    Today I had a flash in my mind that astonished me. I thought for a second...why don't I just switch majors to something like biochemistry and work in a lab. Chuck nursing. That terrified me because I've been 100% sure about nursing for so long. I dismissed the thought, but it just shocked me.
  11. by   dodo102
    go for it
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from multicollinarity
    I am turning into a literal psych case. Only on an anonymous board like this - would I admit it. My family is sick of hearing about it. My friends don't understand why it's competitive to get into nursing school with the nursing shortage. I swear they think I'm exaggerating or something. They do try to understand.

    I'm applying to two BSN programs. One takes 1/6 applicants. The other takes 1/5 applicants. I'm getting on waitlists for a couple of ADN programs too. But the wait is 3 years for the CC in my city.

    Really I worry about this so much. I don't like uncertainty. It's hard to know what to do with the lease on my condo.

    I work so hard to maintain my 4.0. I've made myself sick too many times from lack of sleep. I work. I have to volunteer both in healthcare and in another sort of community service volunteer work. One BSN program nearly requires its applicants to be members of their snobby sorority-like pre-nursing club which requires attendance at meetings one night EVERY week. So help me G-d I'm about to snap. I think maybe I should see a therapist. Seriously. Thank goodness for the annonymity of the internet. I wouldn't say all this in person very easily.

    Today I had a flash in my mind that astonished me. I thought for a second...why don't I just switch majors to something like biochemistry and work in a lab. Chuck nursing. That terrified me because I've been 100% sure about nursing for so long. I dismissed the thought, but it just shocked me.
    You know, it just baffles me how many people just don't have a clue about how competitive it is to get into nursing school, and what it is that we need to do to get there.....they look at you like you're crazy if you tell them. Another thing...if I share that I want to be a nurse the first thing that I am usually asked is..."Are you going for LVN?!?!? I answer, "No, I want to become an RN" then they go "Oooh...." Somebody here have an explanation for that one??? What's wrong with wanting to become an RN????
    Hey working in a lab as a lab technician may just not even be such a bad idea, one of our Community Colleges offers an excellent program and I may just jump on it if I don't get into nursing school Lab technicians do more than just dipping sticks in urine..... I have started to really like all that histology and I have become a good "microscope operator" during my A&P and Micro classes
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Nov 9, '06
  13. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from stpauligirl
    You know, it just baffles me how many people just don't have a clue about how competitive it is to get into nursing school, and what it is that we need to do to get there.....they look at you like you're crazy if you tell them. Another thing...if I share that I want to be a nurse the first thing that I am usually asked is..."Are you going for LVN?!?!? I answer, "No, I want to become an RN" then they go "Oooh...." Somebody here have an explanation for that one??? What's wrong with wanting to become an RN????
    Hey working in a lab as a lab technician may just not even be such a bad idea, one of our Community Colleges offers an excellent program and I may just jump on it if I don't get into nursing school Lab technicians do more than just dipping sticks in urine..... I have started to really like all that histology and I have become a good "microscope operator" during my A&P and Micro classes
    I can't switch from nursing. I was just shocked that the thought popped into my head. I may have to move to attend a nursing program that I really don't like - but I'll do it if I have to.

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