How many tries did it take you to get in to Nursing school?

  1. 2 Hi, I am looking for some hope and encouragement. Is there any one out there who kept on persisting even after being rejected once, twice, or more times from nursing school? I have applied once and been rejected, hope to apply this year but don't believe I will make it. I know by raising my GPA I will eventually get it, but I am looking for some similar stories...
  2. Visit  spindash profile page

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    Joined Sep '11; Posts: 4; Likes: 3.

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  3. Visit  jglover4168 profile page
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    I got rejected twice, I keep retaking and taking additional classes. I was finally accepted for fall 2012 on my third application. I have a GPA of 3.0.. keep at it!
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  4. Visit  Bobmo88 profile page
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    I got all Bs in my pre-reqs except for a C in Micro but had a 3.4 cumulative and paid work experience among other things when I applied and got accepted to nursing school. I was on a wait list for an ADN program but also applied to 4 different BSN programs and was rejected by each one. Decided to pursue a non nursing degree while on the wait list and was able to graduate. Due to irresponsibility, my application was withdrawn from the wait list because I hadn't taken the TEAS V by a certain date (took TEAS 4.0 in 2009 and signed a form saying I'd take the TEAS V). I took the TEAS V and did well then reapplied to a local BSN program. Initially they denied me but a spot opened up when an accepted candidate chose another program, I'll be starting school in less than a month! Keep your head up and don't give up!
  5. Visit  Nolli profile page
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    I had to apply to multiple programs to get a bite despite a decent GPA at the time. I had one school accept me, but not as a nursing student and try to sell me on a completely different major as if any healthcare related degree would fit the bill. I kept getting rejections in the mail and my school of choice rejected me which was the hardest of all, but in the end I came back with 2 acceptance letters, but only one real option since the one program was about to lose accreditation and I didn't know that when I had applied. It turned out ok as I love my current school (just not the cost). Keep trying and don't limit your choices.
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  6. Visit  k_girl153 profile page
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    Fortunately I got into all the schools I applied to my first time (1 ADN, 2 BSN). I was prepared to keep applying though if I didn't get in.

    Good luck!
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  7. Visit  chorkle profile page
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    Bobmo88--

    You personify persistence!

    or, in the current vernacular, You rock!, man.

    There's an awful lot to be said for, just keepin' on, keepin' on.

    Congrats!
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  8. Visit  daisygarten profile page
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    Inspiring stories! I am a few months away from applying-- hoping for the best, preparing for the long haul.
  9. Visit  Bobmo88 profile page
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    Quote from chorkle
    Bobmo88--

    You personify persistence!

    or, in the current vernacular, You rock!, man.

    There's an awful lot to be said for, just keepin' on, keepin' on.

    Congrats!
    Much appreciated!
  10. Visit  spindash profile page
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    Thanks guys. I try not to get discouraged by everyone else getting in right away, and I know if I keep trying good things will eventually come... even if it takes me a lot longer!
  11. Visit  ssv78 profile page
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    I got rejected and got the school to reconsider my application after completing some pre-reqs. Applied for fall, will try again for spring. Maybe you don't have I wait a whole year.
    If you have your mind set, apply, apply until they have to let you in!!
  12. Visit  jvanwoman profile page
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    I applied to a Nursing school where I will receive my BSN about a month ago and received my acceptance letter this weekend. I'm pretty stoked but was prepared to apply to multiple schools multiple times.
  13. Visit  anavelez23 profile page
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    I had Bs on Bio and A- in Chemistry, have a 3.5 GPA BUT I had 65 on my TEAS and still was put on a waiting list and when I was ready to reapply for the TEAS and Nursing Program, got a called I was accepted and it was a race to get everything done! now two wks and I will have my orientation...Good Luck and keep being persistent!!! You can do it!!!
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  14. Visit  elvislover74 profile page
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    I definitely know how you feel! I just applied for my first time, and was not accepted. I don't really understand why, because I met all of the requirements, excedingly. For example, I had a 3.75 GPA, I am finished with all of my pre-requisites, I passed the entrance exam with a 90%, and I already work in the field. Although I didn't get into the program of my choice this fall, I am continuing taking classes and I am applying to ALL of the nursing programs within a 50 mile radius of where I live. Don't give up. If nursing is what you truly want to do, then keep your head held high and keep on treking! If it was easy to get into a nursing program, then there wouldn't be such a high demand for nurses.


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