Getting accepted stress

  1. I'm applying at my community college oct 7. It's highly competitive. I have a 3.8 GPA and I must make a 120 on NlN to even be considered. I'm also taking A&p 2 lecture-lab, micro lecture lab, nursing 101, intro arts. I'm so overwhelmed if I don't get in this next semester what is my game plan.. Other colleges around me offer other programs so should I be looking into just in case I don't get accepted or wait? The nln exam has me so scared.. I've bought the book and been practicing when I'm not studying. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!!
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  3. by   LadyFree28
    First, BREATHE.

    The NLN book generally has the information to prepare you for the exam. I did extremely well-above 90th percentile to be accepted in my program that I applied for.

    The NLN does have time constraints, so keep in mind of practicing how many questions you can answer within a time period.

    If you feel as though you need another book, look into finding another NLN book as well, it will only help.

    If there are other nursing programs you are interested in, apply for them; keep you options may score that 120, but still get on a waiting list. If you are a good candidate for other programs, apply to ones that you feel are a good fit for you; interview and go over their curriculums and potential preceptorships and electives.

    Best wishes!
  4. by   erica1223
    Is the study guide similar to the test?