How many attempts

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    How many attempts/years/tries did it take you to finally get into an R.N program? Will be attending edison state college this fall or spring, so im just curious since i dont have many prereqs to do!

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    It took me bout 2 years! I applied to 7 schools last few years and finally got into EVC in San Jose ca !!! I spent the last 6 years doing prereq; night classes and weekends while working and taking care of two kids! Good luck to you.
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    It took me two. I was waitlisted for my first choice nursing school and then was accepted 1 month before classes started. I had a baby the month before and would not have been ready in time to begin. I did not think I got in so I took the summer to get prepared to have the baby. I reapplied this year and was accepted first time around. Good luck to you!
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    Thank you both! The school I will be applying for does not have a wait list, you simply just re-apply each enrollment term, bleh. So I am crossing my fingers I get in withing a year or two!
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    At Holyoke Community College in Mass it took me 1st try It took me 5 years to do my pre-reqs (I have 5 kids so I took it slow).
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    The first time I applied to nursing school, I only applied to my first choice school and I got rejected. So I reapplied to that school plus two others and that time I go into my first choice (which does not have a waiting list)
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    I applied to 4 BSNs for this fall.... got rejected from 2, waitlisted to 1 & accepted to 1. I am allll for applying to multiple schools.
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    I applied to 1 got rejected went back to school for 2 years to redo prereq and a girl at church suggested I apply to a school that I never finished filling out the app when I applied to the other, I'm like blah ok no harm, took the entrance exam and failed on the last day to take it..., the school called me the next day and said we are giving it one more time next week and I retook it and passed! Waited a month then got accepted! Took me 3 years to finally get into a school from the first rejection to the acceptance! I'll say GOD planned that! Cuz if I got into the 1st school I'm sure u would of flunked out due to personal issues!!! Good luck!
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    Im applying to 4 different schools, well they are all the same "School" but different campuses. so it should help, I wouldnt mind driving an hour away for the program! im just not familiar with the area so im not familiar with any of the schools yet. Theres a university but I would see that being MUCH harder to get into! I guess I will just see how well i do with the science courses! I took honors anatomy and honors biology in high school and its def not my strong suit! mainly because its "boring" or maybe i just had boring teachers. I do have a backup plan JUST incase i dont get accepted, that way i can work on another liscense (LPN or EMT certificate) while i wait to keep myself busy and/or get a decent job while i wait. thank you all for your advice !
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    It took me three tries. However, I am now starting an ABSN program in the Fall. Perseverance usually wins out in the end.

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