Looking for ways to finagle my way into ADN program ... - page 2

hello! i need some help and some creative ideas from you all. i am currently a pre-nursing student as a small college with an adn program in the midwest. i was admitted into an introductory nursing class this spring, but... Read More

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    my A & p prof said something today that didnt make sense to me.....he said if you havent already changed your major then you want to do so now...cause they are looking at apps and the first ones picked will be from a & p classes....i have applied for fall....and i am pretty sure the school knows i am taking a & p 1 this semester....i know the senior nursing advisor does cause i told him so in an email...
    is for people who say are in the liberal arts and are planning on swtiching to the RN program? this college lingo throws me sometime......

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    You will stories of students who "finagled" their way into programs, but the reality is...you cannot. Nor can programs add slots on a whim.

    At 42, I finagled my way into my community college program by getting a 4.0 in the prerequisites and scoring in the 99th percentile on the entrance exam.

    I guess those ADN PROGRAMS are a little more competitive than you thought?
    Last edit by 2ndyearstudent on Jan 27, '11 : Reason: trimmed quote
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    It would be special treatment if you were admitted into the program without having earned it. Where you are at is from decisions you have made. It would not be fair for you to jump in front of people that have earned their way into the program. I'm 28 and I feel your pain about getting older and wanting to have a career going, but unfortunately your just going to have to wait it out. Best of luck.
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    Keep studying! Something to consider---you said you got a 92 on your first test, well most nursing programs (at least around here) have a higher grading scale. In my nursing program, a 92 would be a B and not acing the test!

    Good luck on getting in!
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    Quote from momtojosh
    is for people who say are in the liberal arts and are planning on swtiching to the RN program? this college lingo throws me sometime......
    Our school will not accept you in unless nursing is your major. You cannot be considered regardless of the classes you take. Keeping nursing as the major costs more so some students wait to change the major. I didn't wait since I wanted to always be in the running. The counselors should know about this.
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    Quote from anpvk7
    At this point I need to get a real career and start real life ... I'm getting too old to be sitting around.
    I'm 41 and this is my 2nd year trying to get into a nursing program - I don't feel the least bit old, it's a shame you feel that way in your 20s. I worked my ass off to get the grades and test scores that I have and I plan to get in somewhere on my merits despite the competition. You have not demonstrated anything special in your credentials that merits getting special consideration into the nursing program. You're going to have to wait your turn just like the rest of us!
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    Thanks for all the encouraging words ....

    I am just going to do my best in my current pre-requisite and then re-take my TEAS. I did a little research and there is a ABSN program in a major city nearby that has rolling admission and starts a class this May. I will be applying to that soon. Maybe them rejecting me was a good thing ... I could get into this ASBN program instead and be in an even BETTER position by this time next year
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    Quote from anpvk7
    hello!

    i need some help and some creative ideas from you all. i am currently a pre-nursing student as a small college with an adn program in the midwest. i was admitted into an introductory nursing class this spring, but unfortunately not the actual nursing school/sequence.

    the average gpa of the students admitted to the program was a 3.44 with an average teas (version 4) score of 83%. my gpa is a 3.16 with a teas (version 4) score of 80.6%. there were 45 applicants to the school. they ranked us and took the first 34 applicants. unfortunately, i was number 38 on the list.

    i really, really want to start my sequence this spring. like, desperately. i'm pushing 25 y/o and i have yet to start a real professional job because i've been in one or another school forever. (already have a journalism degree). i already had to sit out last semester because of transcript/financial issues. i can't afford to wait another 6 months and reapply to the fall semester because i am financially, emotionally and physically drained.

    since it's such a small program do you think it's possible to appeal their admissions decision? i want to make an appointment with the program director and lay out my case. i am retaking the teas in february (and planning on acing it), and i have an excellent grade in our introductory class (just scored a 92 on the first test).

    i am more than qualified for the program, but the issue is that everyone is. everyone is my class either already has a bachelor's or better in an unrelated field or has prior medical experience.

    what kinds of things can i present to the director in a meeting to get her to add another seat to the class? is this even possible? i just feel like such a failure for not getting into this program. i know that medicine is a competitive field right now because it's the only field that's has some semblance of stability, but it's an adn program! it should have been a piece of cake for me to have gotten in. i feel too old to be stuck in limbo like this ...

    any advice or recommendations? words of encouragement? slaps in the face?

    thanks
    hello, sorry to read about what you're going through. but have you thought about going to a private institution?? they are expensive, but the waiting list are not that long, and it sounds like you got a good teas score, so i would look at some of those schools like keiser or kaplin.
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    Quote from lahana24
    Hello, sorry to read about what you're going through. But have you thought about going to a private institution?? They are expensive, but the waiting list are not that long, and it sounds like you got a good TEAS score, so I would look at some of those schools like Keiser or Kaplin.
    I think what you actually mean is a "for-profit" institution. Johns Hopkins University is one of the better known "private" universities, and admission to any of their programs is extremely competitive.
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    The average GPA of the students admitted to the program was a 3.44 with an average TEAS (Version 4) score of 83%. My GPA is a 3.16 with a TEAS (Version 4) score of 80.6%. There were 45 applicants to the school. They ranked us and took the first 34 applicants. Unfortunately, I was number 38 on the list.
    And yet you feel that you deserve a spot over 35, 36, and 37? Pfft...what a sense of entitlement!

    If you stats were above average, I could see why you'd want a reevaluation, but they are not. They are below average. It sucks, but you will just have to wait a bit. And not having a career at 25 isn't a bad thing...most people are JUST getting starting at the age of 25. Chillax.
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