I just registered on here, but have been following the board for a while. I just recently graduated with a BA in Psych and Gerontology. Early on this past year I discovered that nursing was actually an option for me and that I just needed to complete a few remaining prereq's. I quickly decided not to go into Clinical Psych (discovering that it just wasn't for me), and that I would take the science courses I need. I am currently taking Microbio (really interesting) and Gen Chem (which is pretty awful). Most importantly, I wanted to get some input from people on here who maybe have more experience with the application process and could possibly tell me what they think my chances so far are of getting into a school. As of right now I plan on applying next fall to UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, Curry College, University of Southern Maine, NYU, University of Rochester, College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Johns Hopkins, and University of Virginia. In my previous degree I graduated with a 3.82 and with honors. I volunteered and did research for almost two years with a group of elderly individuals at an assisted living facility, and also volunteered as a peer counselor on my university campus for a year. I am also a male applicant, who has had to deal with difficult life circumstances for most of my life (losing my mother to breast cancer at the age of 9, and coming to terms with and embracing my sexuality). As far as my prereq's go, I have an A for Statistics and an A for Life Span Development. Still working on the science courses, but they seem to be going okay. Based on what I have under my belt so far, what do you all think my chances are? I know these kind of posts end up on here all the time, but any encouragement is really helpful in easing the mind when you're spending hours of your time and energy, and thousands of dollars on classes. Thank you for your input!