Discouraged and need opinion

  1. I was just rejected by another nursing program. I am wondering if i was not meant for healthcare field at all. My grades were good though. I was originally in nursing (BS program) at Univ of MO St. Louis for 2 semesters and doing fine until i had some personal problems/depresson r/t death of mother, etc). I was let go from the Program and reapplied and was not reaccepte into program.

    I also applied at Barnes-Jewish college of nursing but was not accepted as well as SLU. I think i was rejected from those 2 schools because of being kicked out of program at UMSL.

    Right now i am finishing up program as medical assisting program/diploma program in st louis. Nursing is still in my heart. I work pt now at Cardinal Glennon as unit secretary.

    I just wanted to get opinion from others.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   lisabeth
    I am sorry about your problems. I guess I am lucky I wasnt in the program when my mom died about a year and a half ago. I was also dealing with a divorce and several moves. I hope someone can give you some good advice. Good luck.

    Quote from carlarenee02
    I was just rejected by another nursing program. I am wondering if i was not meant for healthcare field at all. My grades were good though. I was originally in nursing (BS program) at Univ of MO St. Louis for 2 semesters and doing fine until i had some personal problems/depresson r/t death of mother, etc). I was let go from the Program and reapplied and was not reaccepte into program.

    I also applied at Barnes-Jewish college of nursing but was not accepted as well as SLU. I think i was rejected from those 2 schools because of being kicked out of program at UMSL.

    Right now i am finishing up program as medical assisting program/diploma program in st louis. Nursing is still in my heart. I work pt now at Cardinal Glennon as unit secretary.

    I just wanted to get opinion from others.
    Last edit by lisabeth on Jan 19, '07
  4. by   erin1205
    I haven't yet made it into nursing school, but I can empathize with your discouragement. My advice is to keep applying if you feel that nursing is truly in your heart. If you are willing to relocate, apply to as many programs as you like, and just don't give up! There are going to be lots of hurdles throughout your experience, some bigger than others, but if you keep on it, you will succeed! :spin:
  5. by   Roxy625
    Hi, i also empathize with you, im from New York, 39 and is also having a hard time getting in a program, my grades run from c+ and up and of course everybody keeps telling me that can be a big deal as well, i got turn down from several schools myself, but what u have to do is find a loop somewhere, do research, find a steppin stone.. listen, my point, i also have a compassiate to become a nurse and i will do as much as it takes to get there, dont give up!!! when theres a will, theres a way!! I wish you luck, Rosie.
  6. by   BeccaznRN
    Having something negative on your record, such as being dismissed from a nursing program, will not look good to other nursing schools. Nursing schools want students who will complete their programs, graduate, and pass NCLEX. With so much competition to even gain admission to nursing school, schools have the upper hand in choosing who gets in and who doesn't.

    If you are serious about becoming a nurse, there are other programs in the St. Louis area you can apply to. All the community colleges in St. Louis, plus SIUE, have nursing programs. Apply to all of them. Once you've exhausted all of your options, you'll either be back in nursing school or you'll be finished with your MA program. Plus you are still employed with Glennon - doesn't sound at all like you weren't meant to be in the healthcare industry. You just may not end up where you thought you would.

    Keep your head up, and I wish you all the best.
    Last edit by BeccaznRN on Jan 19, '07
  7. by   caliotter3
    Are the two semesters you completed at least 50% of the nrsg component of your program? Why not contact Excelsior and find out if you meet their criteria? Excelsior could be your nrsg school of last resort. Or, perhaps, after exhausting all the possible RN programs in your area, you might find an LPN program that will take you. You might gain another avenue at getting into an RN program in the future. Or, as you say, you can not give up on nursing, LPNs are nurses too. Good luck and don't give up.

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