Okay guys,one last annoying question before I take the plunge!

  1. Hi again,

    For those of you who may or may not know, I am in the process of applying to LPN school. Another poster said her school was giving her grief because she switched high school,and they needed all the transcripts. Someone replied that as long as you have 15 college credits you sould be fine. Well,needless to say I didn't do exactly stellar in HS or college. I passed,but I only went to college for a year,and wasnt an honors student by any means. I really just want the chance to do this,to prove that I can. To feel like I'm finally an adult who can follow through..and now I'm worried they might not give me the chance. I do have a back up plan (to keep working as a medical secretary then get my CNA in a year or so) But I know I'll be devastated ifI get rejected. I guess I'm hoping the admission guidelines wont be as strict since its only a LPN program..like I don't have enough to worry about *sigh*
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  3. by   mixyRN
    Quote from fifi2323
    Hi again,

    For those of you who may or may not know, I am in the process of applying to LPN school. Another poster said her school was giving her grief because she switched high school,and they needed all the transcripts. Someone replied that as long as you have 15 college credits you sould be fine. Well,needless to say I didn't do exactly stellar in HS or college. I passed,but I only went to college for a year,and wasnt an honors student by any means. I really just want the chance to do this,to prove that I can. To feel like I'm finally an adult who can follow through..and now I'm worried they might not give me the chance. I do have a back up plan (to keep working as a medical secretary then get my CNA in a year or so) But I know I'll be devastated ifI get rejected. I guess I'm hoping the admission guidelines wont be as strict since its only a LPN program..like I don't have enough to worry about *sigh*
    you know, we all make mistakes in life esp. when we're young. don't be too hard on yourself and take pride in your willingness to commit to a brighter future. my first few years of college aren't too stellar... but I have turned it around and you can too. I don't think LPN is as competitive but I guess it also depends on where you live. I say don't worry about things that haven't happened yet, and give it your best shot. If you work hard towards your goal, you can make it come true. I have a back-up plan to attend my community college program if this school doesn't come though for me. One way or another I am determined to succeed and you should be too.
  4. by   AggieQT
    You typically have to send in your high school transcript to make sure you have graduated from a high school. They dont normally use your gpa from high school as a guidline for admittance but it also has your test scores such as the ACT and SAT on it.

    The local school near me is very competitive no matter if you are applying to the LVN or ADN program... dont let a dissapointment kill you... if you dont get in the first time around then try again!!! To be successful in life it takes determination... if nursing is what you want to do, then dont let being rejected stop you!!! YOU can do it if you believe in yourself... it just might take a little longer than you first plan...

    If you get rejected, then retake some courses to better your gpa and try again! Many people have to do this, and end up just fine!!!

    Good luck!!!!
  5. by   metfan
    I just wanted to say that the LPN school I am going to go to just looked at my High School transcripts to make sure I graduated. My grades were ok but I don't think they really cared. It was the NET test that got me in. The first step in going to my school was the test. This was before I even gave them my transcripts. I did pretty well on the test but it was tricky. I also wish I had taken things more seriously in High School. It feels totally different going to school at 39. I feel so ready for it. Colleen

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