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- Jul 5, '10 by Texas247365There is the lovely nurse disposition. But I guess I would be angry if I were 29 w/o a career and two kids, gosh I cant get around how hard that must be.Last edit by Texas247365 on Jul 5, '10
- Jul 5, '10 by racquetmomWow! This was quite the thread. I just want to point out all schools have different requirements and so who are we to say 3.02 will not get in. Also, some people excel in clinical and patient care over books and so can we discount a student based on book grades only as they both are very important. Some are able to apply and do rather than test well.
- Jul 5, '10 by L&DRegisteredNurseI am a 29 year old mother and wife and very proad of that. My sons are both my husbands, I don't know were that even came from. I'm very blessed to have a husband that works so hard so that I can stay home and be with our boys, I am not the least bit ashamed of that, shame on you for writing such horrible things you really need help.
- Jul 5, '10 by tnbutterflyseveral posts have been either deleted or edited due to their rude nature. we promote lively debate. this means you are free to disagree with anyone on any type of subject matter as long as your criticism is constructive and polite. our first priority is to the members that have come here because of the flame-free atmosphere we provide. there is a zero-tolerance policy here against personal attacks.
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i suggest that some of you step back and chill out for awhile.
- Jul 5, '10 by blondielocksTo the OP - I want to apologize, in advance, if any of MY post came across as rude or mean. Not my intention at all. I understand 100% that you want to ask questions and get help and I completely support that. I am a pre-nursing student too (can't remember if I posted that in my previous post).
At any rate - do you have a nursing student advisor at your current college? I would suggest getting in touch with her/him if you do, and if not, get in touch via phone or email with the nursing student advisors at your prospective colleges. They are going to be your BEST resource in terms of cost/pre-reqs/and competitiveness of a program. Most of the pre-reqs should be similar, so if there is one school that you feel you might be a better fit at (say, a school that takes into consideration if you have done any volunteer work, and also has an interview portion of the admissions process) - I would try to fit your pre-req plans with them. If you have a low GPA because of your sciences (I'm talking B- or maybe a C+ - if you have a C, C-, or D grade, I honestly would suggest retaking them) you might be able to still get into programs that do interviews. I know a lot of schools are going this route because they are recognizing that some students have difficulty with math and science courses, yet will make amazing nurses, and thus should have the opportunity that those who test easily and are strong in math/science do.
Again, I hope I did not hurt your feelings or come across rudely. If you have any more questions or just need some support, feel free to PM me.
- Quote from mjmoonTexas247365's post was far more readable than the OP's. I think that was the intent of their post.Seriously? This sentence has more than one problem.
I've put in bold some of your own misspellings and abbreviations. I also want to point out that you have plenty of sentence structure and grammatical errors yourself. Perhaps you should practice what you preach?
- Quote from Texas247365Fantastic post!!I know that my grammar is not perfect (although I am working on it, I have more of a scientific mindset), and will never claim it to be otherwise, but I am not sitting on a 3.02 GPA and no Vol work. I can afford a few mistakes, for everything else is on the up and up. I was merely pointing out that a 3.02 requires alot of polish.
And iluvpatho, who said I was female, you have some issues if you think only females can be nurses. "God knows how much time?" Ha maybe it would take you a great deal of time to bust out 5 steps of text, but for the normal person it takes seconds. I know it came off harsh, but guess what, life is harsh. It is better that the OP get this in her or his head so that they can improve and get into nursing school. There is too much coddling and ignorance of the truth on this website and it is not helping people. Encouragement is great, but to tell someone that everything is going to be ok when it is not is doing them a dis-service.
But you guys and girls win. I take it all back. OP, you and you application are just perfect the way God made you, and it is certain that you will get into Nursing School with a 3.02, poor grammar and no volunteer experience because I now see it is wrong from me to attempt to help you improve. It is infact down right mean of me to to anything but encourage you to continue along your chosen path. It is your path, who am I do try to make it easier for you down the road when you may not have the energy to tackle issues you can take care of now.
- Quote from HighschoolfuturenursNot so, I know plenty of 4.0 students who haven't gotten in to any program they applied to yet.Not part of this arguement but this whole flame war was quite pointless. If Texas could have just said "I'm Sorry I'll be nicer" from the begining, then this would have been avoided. You didn't post anything positive, yes the truth is necessary but no need to be rude. Another thing, no need to brag about YOUR accomplishments. She's feeling as bad as it is with her 3.0. It makes it worse when someone else says YEAH I HAVE A 4.0 AND I MIGHT NOT GET IN. We both know that you can get in anywhere with those grades how about trying to be a little more humble?
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- Quote from racquetmomI guess it depends on the area, a 3.02 wouldn't come close to being accepted in my area.Wow! This was quite the thread. I just want to point out all schools have different requirements and so who are we to say 3.02 will not get in. Also, some people excel in clinical and patient care over books and so can we discount a student based on book grades only as they both are very important. Some are able to apply and do rather than test well.
- Jul 6, '10 by SheepakIt really depends on your school and also if they have a waiting list or not. If they do have a waiting list, then your chances are less. But you never know, go ahead and apply. Look into grants and scholarships, thats what I did to pay for my nursing school. Get your associates first before you go for your bachelors. IT is much cheaper