I Did Not Make It In :(

  1. 0 Hello Good People,


    I did not make in to LVN school (Hacienda La Puente). The notice said that my scores were high enough for entry into the psych tech program. I don't know if that is what to do or if I want to try for the LVN program again (starts in June). From what I heard psych tech= more job opportunities + less pay and LVN= less job opportunities + more pay.

    I know if I had to do over again, there would be somethings I would do differently such as: dress professionally, submit transcripts from attended colleges and university, leave home 2 to 3 hours early, to make sure I would arrive on time and devise a better study plan for all of the quizzes.
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  3. Visit  Puddin2day} profile page

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  4. Visit  x_factor} profile page
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    What was their reason for why you were not accepted? Was it your test score, GPA... ? If you plan to re-apply, I would find out why you were not accepted and then take steps to correct the problems (raise your GPA, test score, ect.) and then apply again.
  5. Visit  sharpeimom} profile page
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    I'm sorry you didn't get into your program. How about another idea instead? Have you considered taking some prereqs at a community college and applying for admission to an associate degree RN program instead?

    I'm not putting LPN/LVN programs down, you'll have more options available to you in the future. Please don't jump all over me! Just look at this as a temporary setback. Whatever you do, you'll be great at it.
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  6. Visit  elegant.lil.lady} profile page
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    I'm so sorry you weren't accepted!

    I definitely recommend asking them why you were rejected. When I first applied to nursing school and was rejected, I asked them what areas of my application were weak and what I could have done to make myself a stronger candidate. At one school, the Assistant Dean had a phone call with me. She was so nice and sincere.

    If your grades and scores were high and competitive, maybe get some healthcare experience? Even just volunteering at a hospital and getting that floor experience can really help. I spent my summer becoming a CNA, volunteering at a hospital, and taking a medical terminology course. They were definitely impressed at my next applicant interview and could tell that I really wanted this. (Since I got in!)

    Good luck!
  7. Visit  Puddin2day} profile page
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    I was not accepted due to my scores not being high enough. There were over 100 potential students that had taken the assessment test and was allowed to take the pre-lvn class. For the pre-lvn class, they grade the applicants on everything: how you are dressed, if your hair is styled according to the handbook, if you are late, did you bring in all the A&P quizzes, scores for the big A&P quiz and handbook quiz and answers to interview questions (in addition to any transcripts or related work experience).
  8. Visit  Puddin2day} profile page
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    I would not jump all over you. LOL. The only reason that I am going for my LVN an not my RN is because I am currently off work (laid off 10/2011) and I am trying to do something while I have the WIA funds and I am off work. I have some prereqs done but not enough to apply and wait for entrance into an impacted RN program.
  9. Visit  x_factor} profile page
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    I know if I had to do over again, there would be somethings I would do differently such as: dress professionally, submit transcripts from attended colleges and university, leave home 2 to 3 hours early, to make sure I would arrive on time and devise a better study plan for all of the quizzes.
    According to your above statement, you dressed unprofessionally, failed to submit transcripts from prior colleges, were 2-3 hours late for the interview, and did not adequately study for the required quizzes? Is all this true? If so, this is likely why you were not accepted. Again, I am only going off what you posted.

    Either way, I would devise a plan to change whatever issues were a factor in being denied into the program, and either re-apply, or as another poster suggested, look into taking pre-reqs at a local community college and go for your RN.
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  10. Visit  Puddin2day} profile page
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    I was not accepted due to my overall scores not being high enough. If you read one of my replies, you will understand what I mean.
  11. Visit  Puddin2day} profile page
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    No, I did not dress unprofessionally, I was wearing a nice blouse and pair of pants, I did not wear a suit. I never said that I was 2 -3 hours late, I said, "I would have left home 2 to 3 hours earlier", meaning so I could endure the traffic and bad weather. The scores were based on everything, test scores , how you dressed , hair groomed , nails done, paper work completed, experience in the heatlh field, etc. The highest scores got in.
  12. Visit  Puddin2day} profile page
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    I do look at this as a temporary setback. I have to take a step back, evaluate what I did wrong and think about how I can do better next time and /or explore other options such as the psych tech program or another LVN program.
  13. Visit  AZMOMO2} profile page
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    Wow that sounds like a tough selection process! Good luck with whatever you decide. I am not sure alot of us would have made it through something like that the first time.
    mz.snuggly1 likes this.
  14. Visit  rnmama999} profile page
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    Nursing school entrance exams are usually basic English, basic math, basic chemistry/biology and etc. If you are already struggling now then you may not make it through nursing school (which requires critical thinking). My advice is to review the content of the test and also assess your test taking abilities before you pursue another school. Good luck!
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  15. Visit  Puddin2day} profile page
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    Hi RNmama999,

    The program that I was trying to get into is the most highly regarded LVN program in Southern CA. Any student that graduate from this program is employed quickly. This program has over 1,000 applicants each term. First, there is the assessment exam. Applicants must score a 12th grade level or higher. Applicants that score 12 grade or higher are then invited to the Pre-Lvn Course. This course costs $25.00 and the 30 highest scores are picked for the actual LVN program. The two tier selection process is like this to weed out the top candidates.

    I have good test taking skills. It is not just test scores that determines who enters into the program.


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