I'm from upstate NY and applied for the fall semester nursing program, I just received my letter and I didn't get in. I'm completely ok with not entering the nursing program this fall - it will actually allow me to knock out all the "extra" courses so I can concentrate solely on the nursing classes next fall.
Here's my question, what can I do to make myself a more competitive candidate? I obviously recognize excellent grades are a top priority but what else?? I currently have a 3.75 GPA and will continue to strive for excellence. What has me completely baffled is that there were several people who I thought would get into our program and didn't - hardworking individuals with straight A's plus all their pre-req's done. I really want to stand out from the crowd next year and make it into the program. Any suggestions??