LVN program

  1. i'm feeling really nervous today because i found out that my school only has lvn programs once a year and they only accept 30 to 35 people a year..and she said about 100 apply. my gpa is high..but i dont' know if thats even a sure deal..i'm still doing my prerequistes, so i'm not like there yet..but its a bit discouraging...anyone out there with the same info?

    amy
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  3. by   MadamMermaid
    For the current program I'm in there were 40 accepted and almost 400 who applied. Yikies. However, I didn't have pre reqs. Instead it was an entrance test (which I took twice, I passed the first time but I wanted the best score I could get and was allowed to do it 2x). The interview/reference letters/personal letter/entrance test were crucial for me. Lots of ppl will have a good GPA (not to say that it isn't a big factor). They want to see reasons to believe you'll be devoted and professional with no excuses. So many ppl want in and you need to let them see that you're truly ready to dive in.
  4. by   catzy5
    Quote from nurse2b_amy
    i'm feeling really nervous today because i found out that my school only has lvn programs once a year and they only accept 30 to 35 people a year..and she said about 100 apply. my gpa is high..but i dont' know if thats even a sure deal..i'm still doing my prerequistes, so i'm not like there yet..but its a bit discouraging...anyone out there with the same info?

    amy
    hi amy,
    i think many of us are in the same boat, i am very limited to my options here and i am doing ok so far in my pre reqs, everytime i start thinking about my options what i should do what my chances are etc.. i get really overwhelmed i actually dropped out for a semester because i was so discouraged, but now i am back in business with my nose to the grindstone and i am not going to think about the big picture i am just going to get thru each semester as it comes. its good to have a basic plan of what you want but don't get discouraged by the numbers at the very least you will have your pre reqs done and hopefully by then other options will open up or something will "just happen"

    cath
  5. by   Jules A
    Hi,
    I would make an appointment with the Director of the program to find out exactly what is involved in their selection process. Go dressed professionally because getting a little face time in won't hurt either. For my LPN program they took 40 out of 400 students but it was all based on gpa from pre-reqs and how we scored on the entrance exam, no references, interview or anything else. I figured what the heck and threw my hat in the ring and was pleased to get in so give it a shot. Good luck, Jules
  6. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    i appreciate all of the encouragement...
    it was discouraging to hear that news..but hey..what will i get if i dont' try right? so i'm going to push forward and take alot of advice and just do my best..i appreciate you all...thanks

    amy

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