I just submitted my nursing application and my school does the lottery system. I forgot how many times I've applied to this program... 3? 4? I don't know, but I know more than twice. I've read their statistics and mentioned that people that are applying for the 7th
time are part of the selection pool. I just thought that was ridiculous and I would thought that by then those people would be frustrated by the 5th application. I know I sure as hell would and I know for a fact I would be depressed losing hope. I've also opted to apply for the LVN program also and then later on go to the LVN-RN program. I'm also looking into other careers in the health industry, which I hate to do because I've always wanted to become a nurse but I don't want to wait til i'm 40 to get into the program (im 27).
I just want to be a Nurse already.
I've heard somewhere in one of my classes (medical dosage class) told me that your name goes in twice the second time around and so on to better your chances on getting in, but if you skip an application process, you are back to just one name. I don't know if that is the case now though. I really think my name is just buried with the other 1100+ applicants that are either in there for the incentive, really have the passion, have or don't have what it takes in the job industry or whatever reason it may be.
Counselors are not sure how it really works and the Nursing dept. always point me to their website. Next time, I will go to their seminars and explain that it is not explained on their website and to fill me in.
I don't know if i'm just wasting my time. I really don't want to opt for private institutions and pay $50+ grand and start my nursing job in debt.
Does anyone know how your lottery system works at your school? Did you see a counselor? Nursing seminars?
Soxgirl, I see your point as well.
As I have explained on a previous post that I knew someone with some great grades and couldnt handle the real deal and vice versa. I believe the multi-criteria system sounds fair to be qualified to apply. You get points based on GPA, degrees, low income, as many times as you applied..etc. as long as you meet at least a certain number of points, you are considered qualified to apply.
Last edit by Derls on Oct 25, '12