Direct Entry Programs- How hard to get in? - page 25

Thanks for all of your responses to all of my previous posts. As you probably assume, I'm evaluating all of my options including ADN, BSN, and Direct-Entry MSN. The direct entry programs look... Read More

  1. by   ChrisA
    *sigh* still nothing in the mailbox from UCSF. I could have *driven* down to pick up a letter at this point. Hmph.
  2. by   max6well
    I had a lab class tonight. noone has heard from MGH (there are two other people in there who applied).
    I was just looking at the MGH website (again) and I dont know if i just hadnt noticed it or if it is updated with more clear curriculum info for the different specialties.
    Jess- Maybe this "waiting time" is just causing you to have some doubts- I know it is for me. I am starting to question if this is what i really want- but i think that is for me some sort of protective mechanism or something if I do not get in.
    keep the faith!



    Quote from future nurse jess
    Yup- me and Jen (NP-to-be ) and also max6well should all get our letters on the same day. I'm at home during the day though- so I will probably be the first one to the mailbox! I will certianly post as soon as I have envelopes in hand!

    I had a dream the other night that I got into MGH- that's wishful dreaming for you! I've been praying a lot about these schools- both to get accepted as well as trying to get some guidance on where it is I'm supposed to go. It's funny because I just have this dead-end feeling about BC- I think that may mean that either I'm not going to get in or that it's not where I'm supposed to go for some reason. I don't have a strong feeling when I pray about the other schools positive or negative- so that's strange too.

    In some strange twisted way I kind of hope I don't get in this year- because then I won't have to make the childcare decision that I'm dreading. I had my 2 yr old in pre school 3 mornings a week and I just pulled her from the program due to some issues that I had with how it was being run. It's easy for me to do thatnow because I don't need her to be there, you know? It would be a lot harder if I had class the next day and no other childcare options.

    sigh.

    -Jess
  3. by   smile123
    Quote from ChrisA
    *sigh* still nothing in the mailbox from UCSF. I could have *driven* down to pick up a letter at this point. Hmph.
    Keep the faith ChrisA! I'm sending good karma your way!

    Smile123 :-)
  4. by   Jess RN
    Quote from ChrisA
    *sigh* still nothing in the mailbox from UCSF. I could have *driven* down to pick up a letter at this point. Hmph.
    LOL! sooooo frustrating! I hope your letter comes tomorrow!

    -Jess
  5. by   Jess RN
    I think this only really applies to Jen and me- but maybe there are lurker BC applicants reading this as well. My friend from my A&P class got a rejection letter from BC today. So- the letters are in the mail! We should get them either tomorrow or Sat I'd assume. He lives in Dedham so I'm surprised he got his before I did (Watertown).

    -Jess
  6. by   Jess RN
    Quote from max6well
    Jess- Maybe this "waiting time" is just causing you to have some doubts- I know it is for me. I am starting to question if this is what i really want- but i think that is for me some sort of protective mechanism or something if I do not get in.
    keep the faith!
    You know I've wondered this as well. The waiting game does crazy things to you!

    -Jess
  7. by   Gennaver
    Quote from future nurse jess

    I just have this dead-end feeling about BC- I think that may mean that either I'm not going to get in or that it's not where I'm supposed to go for some reason.

    In some strange twisted way I kind of hope I don't get in this year- because then I won't have to make the childcare decision that I'm dreading.

    sigh.

    -Jess
    Jess,

    You have been so helpful and encouraging this whole thread. Hopefully this response from me will be acceptable.

    I think that your concerns and thoughts above might be worth wondering about.

    Superficially they look like negative thinking but when you read deeper you have a lot to consider.

    On the flipside, I think that they may also be as incorrect as thinking we've failed a test until we get the graded exam back with a big 'ol A+ on it.

    Let me explain about my first statement. These critical assesments of yourself seem like you are really basing things in a strong self-awareness. That is good Jess, not bad.

    Yes, it is going to be tough and you truly seem to have a realistic expectation.

    There is a lot riding on these choices and a little self-doubt to make sure of what you really want seems to bring perspective, (but, keeping it in perspective may be the key).

    Whichever you choose to do I am pretty sure that you are going to make the right choice, (for you and your family).

    Gennaver
    p.s. time for us all to go and have some fun, forget about waiting for letters, get on with the here and the now and see when the mail comes, (this IS all we have)
  8. by   NP-to-be
    Quote from future nurse jess
    You know I've wondered this as well. The waiting game does crazy things to you!

    -Jess
    Oh my goodness !! I live in Brighton ... practically down the street from BC !! Where's my letter ?!?! This may throw a kink in my weekend traveling plans ... hmmm.

    Jess, based on your mail today, I may have to make a pit stop at home before hitting the road
  9. by   Jess RN
    Quote from NP-to-be
    Oh my goodness !! I live in Brighton ... practically down the street from BC !! Where's my letter ?!?! This may throw a kink in my weekend traveling plans ... hmmm.

    Jess, based on your mail today, I may have to make a pit stop at home before hitting the road
    If I were you I would definitely go home and check mail before leaving for the weekend! I'd go crazy thinking about the letter that could be sitting there in the box!!

    I have no idea why my friend got his letter before we did- I would think it would be the other way around- unless maybe they mailed out the letters in different batches?!?

    If I don't get my letter today from BC I'm seriously going to lose it!!!

    -Jess
  10. by   NP-to-be
    Quote from future nurse jess
    If I were you I would definitely go home and check mail before leaving for the weekend! I'd go crazy thinking about the letter that could be sitting there in the box!!

    I have no idea why my friend got his letter before we did- I would think it would be the other way around- unless maybe they mailed out the letters in different batches?!?

    If I don't get my letter today from BC I'm seriously going to lose it!!!

    -Jess
    Where does your friend live (sorry if I missed it before)? Maybe the sent out rejection letters first ... wishful thinking on my part I think :chuckle

    I think I will absolutely check the mail before I leave
  11. by   Jess RN
    Quote from NP-to-be
    Where does your friend live (sorry if I missed it before)? Maybe the sent out rejection letters first ... wishful thinking on my part I think :chuckle

    I think I will absolutely check the mail before I leave
    He lives in Dedham- that's why I think it's so weird he got his first.

    -Jess
  12. by   Jess RN
    Quote from Gennaver
    Jess,

    You have been so helpful and encouraging this whole thread. Hopefully this response from me will be acceptable.

    I think that your concerns and thoughts above might be worth wondering about.

    Superficially they look like negative thinking but when you read deeper you have a lot to consider.

    On the flipside, I think that they may also be as incorrect as thinking we've failed a test until we get the graded exam back with a big 'ol A+ on it.

    Let me explain about my first statement. These critical assesments of yourself seem like you are really basing things in a strong self-awareness. That is good Jess, not bad.

    Yes, it is going to be tough and you truly seem to have a realistic expectation.

    There is a lot riding on these choices and a little self-doubt to make sure of what you really want seems to bring perspective, (but, keeping it in perspective may be the key).

    Whichever you choose to do I am pretty sure that you are going to make the right choice, (for you and your family).

    Gennaver
    p.s. time for us all to go and have some fun, forget about waiting for letters, get on with the here and the now and see when the mail comes, (this IS all we have)
    Thanks Gennaver! I think I really do need to have some fun! Iam going out with friends for brunch in the AM and that should be a welcome diversion!

    My husband thinks I'm crazy and that I will get into at least one of these programs. I think he underestimates the competition for these spots. I think as it becomes more real to me that I may have to make some real decisions shortly it kind of freaks me out. In a way it would be easier if I didn't get in and the decision was made for me, you know? I could spend another year on prereqs just like I've been doing- and I think because that is a known scenario- it scares me much less. I feel so torn. Becoming an NP is totally what I feel I am called to do- but being a mom is who I am too. I know many people can do both- but I'm just freaking out about it a little and worried I won't be able to do either particularly well if stretched too thin. It's such a weird thing and I definitely am not one for strict gender roles- but I would doubt very much that men struggle with this (balance of kids and career) as much as women do. I know my husband didn't think twice when going back to work after taking a week off after each baby. But then, he knew it was me home taking care of the kids (not daycare, nanny, etc).

    The moral of this story is- do as much schooling pre-kids as you can@!!!!

    Thanks Gen, for the support!

    -Jess
  13. by   dream2nurse
    Hey everyone!

    Congratulations to those who have been accepted, and for those still waiting hang in there!

    I heard an interesting news report last night... Apparently a hacker tapped into Harvard and Stanford's computer system and on a separate website posted the status of their applicants online. So students were able to find out about their status before they sent out notifications. lol

    Does anyone know a good hacker? J/K!!!

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