Anyone else on the dreaded waiting list? - page 2

I"m so happy to find this site! :wavey: I've been on the waiting list for nursing school since Feb of 2004. I expect my # will finally come up in 9/06 at the current rate. Every semester... Read More

  1. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I'm staying positive! lol I have completed all of my pre-reqs & all of my support courses. It goes by GPA of the pre-reqs, firstly. There are 110 slots btw the main campus & the satellite school. (70/40, and I'm REALLLLLLLLLLY wanting the satellite school which is the one that accepts only 40 applicants. Although I will take either.)

    If 110 people with 4.0's apply, then I don't have a chance. They will get it no matter if they have 0 credits of the support classes or all 17 credits complete!

    For the last two semesters, the cut-off has been 3.77. For this Fall semester, the cut-off was 3.77 with 11 credits of the support classes finished.

    I have 3.77 with all 17 of the support classes completed. (I agree with you, I couldn't imagine having to do those with the nursing courses & clinicals & care plans &....&....&....lol)

    So, if it stays around the same, I have a chance. However, those who didn't get in were probably taking more of their support classes in the Spring.

    So, there's really no way of knowing. I'm sure there will be many with 3.77 and all 17 support classes finished.

    I made an A in Micro & and in A&P 2, so I'm hoping that will help me out!!! I spoke with one girl in my micro class (she was already in the program) & she said she made a C in A&P 2.

    The GPA of the support classes will go into account if there needs to be tie breakers. (Say 10 students have 3.77, and all 17 credits of the support classes finished, but there are only 5 slots left after accepting all the 4.0 applicants. Then they will look look at the GPA of the support courses for those 10 students to determine who gets in. (I have only 1 B in those seventeen credits. If I figured correctly, it's a 3.82.) But, if somone has 3.77 on the pre-reqs & has taken all 17 credits of support courses with a GPA or 4.0 on them, those people would get in before me.

    So, I don't know which is better, waiting list, GPA only or points.

    Anyway, good luck to you!
    Quote from Woogy
    Fun2Care:
    How do you feel about your chances? What is your admission/acceptance based on? How many get accepted?

    We get in based on the # of points we can acquire. They just changed the points avail. this app period which gives me a boost! They give 10 points if you already have A&P II completed. Well, our completion date is Nov. 1st and if you are in A&P II right now, it won't be "completed" by Nov 1, so those students don't get the 10 points. Stinks for me too though, since I'm in Micro right now and won't get the 2 points for it being done. But it's the last prereq I need, so...only NS classes from here on out! Don't know how these students could function getting into the program still having to juggle A&P, Micro and the 3 other courses that can be completed while in the NS program.
    I volunteer at a hospital (100+ hours will give me 2 points) and some of the girls I vol. with have applied. I don't think any of them have over 10 points to apply with, and I have (or will after the vol. is done) 24 points. I feel so much better now. I wish that we all get in, but it doesn't look good. I won't find out until a few weeks into Nov. Oh well, some things are worth the wait.
    Lisa
  2. by   MoMmY2Madison
    I too am on the dreadful waiting list! I just finished my last pre-req (Microbiology) this past summer (6 week course) I am a January 06' hopeful!! Wish me luck!
  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from MoMmY2Madison
    I too am on the dreadful waiting list! I just finished my last pre-req (Microbiology) this past summer (6 week course) I am a January 06' hopeful!! Wish me luck!
    Good luck & congrats finishing all of your pre-reqs. Your MicroSUX! was 6 weeks? Mine was 8 weeks, and my instructor tried to cover EVERYTHING in the book. It got down to the wire, & she realized she had to leave some things out..... I was outlining the chapters & realized every subtopic in each chapter was in her notes....I promise, 1 more week (which would have been 3 more classes) & we would have covered every little detail!

    Hope yours wasn't so hectic, even though it was a 6-weeks course!
  4. by   mary777
    Next week I'll receive a letter from one of the schools I applied to. I prayed today asking god that If this school is the one for me that I would believe that I will go there. But lets see how it all goes. Pray for me please I'm desperate to get into nursing school.
  5. by   Dublin37
    yeah, i have been on the waiting list since feb. 2003! i finally heard that i will "probably" be in, in the spring. sometimes the wait has been so frustrating, but usu for me, i have been relieved not to get in. i had a sister go through a terminal illness, and pass away, then the next year my mom was going through chemo for cancer. so.......... during those times i was pretty thankful, since i would've opted out and been thrown off the list. but i feel sad for you younger ones who are waiting. i'd say, start working towards your bsn while you wait. good luck all!
  6. by   Achoo!
    Quote from dublin37
    yeah, i have been on the waiting list since feb. 2003! i finally heard that i will "probably" be in, in the spring. sometimes the wait has been so frustrating, but usu for me, i have been relieved not to get in. i had a sister go through a terminal illness, and pass away, then the next year my mom was going through chemo for cancer. so.......... during those times i was pretty thankful, since i would've opted out and been thrown off the list. but i feel sad for you younger ones who are waiting. i'd say, start working towards your bsn while you wait. good luck all!

    where have you been girl?? good to see you!
    tracy
  7. by   Dublin37
    Quote from achoo!
    where have you been girl?? good to see you!
    tracy
    hi tracy! gosh, i was so excited to see someone's name i recognized, i am so darned happy!

    what's up with you? where are you in terms of nurs'g school etc.? pm me sometime. heather

    p.s. i'll pm you to fill you in on me
  8. by   cincin1
    Hi, I too am playing this game-my number is in the 300's. I plan to apply to two schools that have lottery selections, and another wait list school. You hang in there-but you know, doesnt it really suck that people will kind of forget a good deal of stuff they have learned in pre-reqs b/cuz they have to wait so long to get into nursing school????
  9. by   bethin
    I have all my prereqs done for RN and I've applied twice to the program. You can only apply once a year and there's no wait list. It's very frustrating and depressing seeing people I know that are truly horrible people apply and get in. I work as a CNA and I get so depressed seeing people pass me by and graduate before I do. I understand now why there's a nursing shortage. I have so many college credits(I take classes to fill my time)that I joke that in a year I can apply to med school!!




    Quote from Lynski
    I"m so happy to find this site!

    I've been on the waiting list for nursing school since Feb of 2004. I expect my # will finally come up in 9/06 at the current rate. Every semester there are 30-50 spots open and they've gone through about 100 names on the list to fill those spots. Between my prereqs, and the constant changing of those prereq requirements, I feel like I've been working on this forever! Well, I have I guess. So long that I have to retake the miserable A&P class because it's been over 10 years since I took it last.

    The waiting list has been hard. I'm 31 and trying to plan my family around when I *might* start school. Not easy, since I have infertility problems & recurring miscarraiges. I feel like I'm losing my mind right now becuase next month is the very last cycle we can get pg before I be pregnant when I start school. I'm such a mess!

    I'm wondering if anyone else is or has gone through the same thing, or is just waiting indefinately for that magic # to come up? I keep wondering how other people live their life around this wait. So much can happen in life in the space of 2+ years!
  10. by   boomerfriend
    I, too, am on the dreaded "list". They do the first round of selections next Tuesday (Oct 4th). I'm trying not to think about it too much. I've got a pretty high number and my chances are good but not that good. I've been waiting for one semester (6mos) and would really rather not wait another. Also, there's loads of people I know that will probably get in this January and I'd love to be in with them.

    The waiting is definitely a stinker.
  11. by   nitspring
    Quote from Fun2Care
    I'm staying positive! lol I have completed all of my pre-reqs & all of my support courses. It goes by GPA of the pre-reqs, firstly. There are 110 slots btw the main campus & the satellite school. (70/40, and I'm REALLLLLLLLLLY wanting the satellite school which is the one that accepts only 40 applicants. Although I will take either.)

    If 110 people with 4.0's apply, then I don't have a chance. They will get it no matter if they have 0 credits of the support classes or all 17 credits complete!

    For the last two semesters, the cut-off has been 3.77. For this Fall semester, the cut-off was 3.77 with 11 credits of the support classes finished.

    I have 3.77 with all 17 of the support classes completed. (I agree with you, I couldn't imagine having to do those with the nursing courses & clinicals & care plans &....&....&....lol)

    So, if it stays around the same, I have a chance. However, those who didn't get in were probably taking more of their support classes in the Spring.

    So, there's really no way of knowing. I'm sure there will be many with 3.77 and all 17 support classes finished.

    I made an A in Micro & and in A&P 2, so I'm hoping that will help me out!!! I spoke with one girl in my micro class (she was already in the program) & she said she made a C in A&P 2.

    The GPA of the support classes will go into account if there needs to be tie breakers. (Say 10 students have 3.77, and all 17 credits of the support classes finished, but there are only 5 slots left after accepting all the 4.0 applicants. Then they will look look at the GPA of the support courses for those 10 students to determine who gets in. (I have only 1 B in those seventeen credits. If I figured correctly, it's a 3.82.) But, if somone has 3.77 on the pre-reqs & has taken all 17 credits of support courses with a GPA or 4.0 on them, those people would get in before me.

    So, I don't know which is better, waiting list, GPA only or points.

    Anyway, good luck to you!


    Hi! My name is Chante. I have been having a problem with getting into nursing school as well. My GPA is 3.4. I have finished all my prerequisites. I applied to one school and did not get accepted. I don't have a clue as to why I didn't get in. I called the office of selective admission for the nursing program and the administrator stated that I should take Micro over because I got a C. Can you believe it. So now I'm taking a class that I passed already to try to get an A, at least my GPA will be higher. I have applied for 4 schools this time for Spring 06. Wish me luck.
  12. by   Dublin37
    Quote from bethin
    i have all my prereqs done for rn and i've applied twice to the program. you can only apply once a year and there's no wait list. it's very frustrating and depressing seeing people i know that are truly horrible people apply and get in. i work as a cna and i get so depressed seeing people pass me by and graduate before i do. i understand now why there's a nursing shortage. i have so many college credits(i take classes to fill my time)that i joke that in a year i can apply to med school!!

    i know what you mean. i was applying to two schools each semester, but then one of them changed the requirements, and i didn't have a high enough gpa to even apply. and i couldn't go back and take any of the classes again to get a higher grade because they won't let you do that unless you received a d or an f! so i had to just give up that school completely! :angryfire dang frustrating. luckily for me, the other school still had a waiting list. i've been told recently by counselors/staff that i should be in next sem. at the very least, i will be an alternate (they're the lucky ones because they can opt to stay or go without consequence). when i begin i will have been on the wait list for three years!!!

    i feel bad for you younger folk though who could've finished a ba, bs or other program! i've been home with my kids taking extra classes while i wait in no big hurry since i already have a ba from a hundred years ago. good luck all! heather

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