Got rejected from several nursing programs. What are your coping mechanisms? - page 2
Has anyone gotten rejected from a nursing program? What did you tell yourself in order to stay motivated? I've already gotten two rejection letters. At first, I took it in stride. But sometimes I find myself questioning if... Read More
- 0Mar 6, '13 by Jill2ShayThe local community college programs here aren't competitive. If you can make Cs in the prereques, you can get on the waiting list, which is about three years long now. They lose a lot of people who can't hack it, but many of the programs here have a 100% pass rate for the NCLEX.
- 0Mar 5 by GamerGalI just want to thank everyone for sharing these inspiring stories. I'm just finishing up my first attempts at applying to nursing school, and so far I'm 0 for 2. Still waiting for 1 more, but starting to feel real discouraged, especially after being rejected by my dream school (U of San Diego). I'm still crying in my cornflakes (after all, it's only been 2 days), but hopefully I'll get stronger each day and find the strength to keep going. Thanks again for sharing!
- 0Mar 5 by TLeeMI am in my first year of applications. I am trying to focus my efforts on entry level masters programs (I earned a BS degree in 1995). Unfortunately my undergraduate GPA is not very good, but with a lot of hard work and focus, I have improved my cumulative GPA to just above a 3.0 and both my last 60 units and my prereqs (for most programs) are a 4.0. Even with all that...my application to one school would not even be looked at because of my GPA from 19 years ago! Then another program would not consider me because my GPA was 2.98 at the time....they wanted a 3.00. Sigh. Even though I was bummed at something I could not possibly change, I had to keep looking for programs that would value my current work instead of dwelling on something I could not change. I am currently waiting on word from three programs. I just focus on what the next step is for each program. I have an interview this week for my first choice school. They look at my prereqs, most recent work and TEAS scores (which I made sure I nailed - needed it as another show of what kind of a student I am not versus 20 years ago). So what I can recommend is to do your research - find the programs that focus on what you have to offer. Do everything you can to get the best grades, highest test scores, appropriate experience (volunteer!) and letters or recommendation. Give each rejection 2 days of your time and then move forward.
- 2Mar 6 by RunBabyRunI applied to 10 programs my first cycle, and was accepted to 2. Plenty of rejection! Hence my casting of a wide net! LOL My grades aren't top-notch, so I expected a certain amount of rejection. I just had to have faith that the odds were in my favor, and I found my way.