I need some commiseration. Who else is anxiously waiting to find out of if they got into nursing school
or not for this fall? Tell me where you applied, what the deadline was, and how crazy you're going LOL.
I applied to West Penn Hospital SON and UPMC Shadyside SON.
The first's deadline was April 16th or so, but they didn't get the last piece of my application - my final transcript from this spring semester - until May 18th or so. They told me that that was okay, but it's making me nervous. The admissions secretary told me that once they get all of your stuff, they will make a decision between 2 weeks to 1 month. It'll be a month soon and I still haven't heard anything about an interview yet, which is part of their process. I am feeling very pessimistic for that reason, which stinks because it was my first choice school and they don't admit in the spring.
The second's deadline was June 5th or so, and I'm not even sure if all my stuff got there on time. They required the PSB exam before you could even apply, I scored high enough on that and couldn't send in the rest of my stuff until after I knew that was the case, so I was scrambling towards the end of that deadline. It was a bit of a disaster. My Int. Algebra teacher, whom I've had for two courses, told me - as always - that he drops one test and replaces it with the next lowest grade. Since there are 4 tests (including the final), and I had a strong A in the class by the third test, I didn't try on the final. It wasn't a calculated thing, it was just a matter of that day being hectic and me deciding that I'd rather have groceries so I can eat than sit there and waste time on a test that wasn't going to affect my grade. Well, regardless of the A I received and the fact that my teacher apparently nominated me to be a student tutor for that course, he decided he would not fill out a reference form for me because I failed the final (nevermind the overall A and one of the tests that I actually scored 110% on, but I digress.) So... since I've only had 3 teachers in the last 3 years (including the Algebra teacher) and almost no work experience because I'm a stay at home mom, I had to resort to getting my former boss as a reference. This wouldn't be a bad thing because I was a very good worker and she likes me alot, but English is her second language. She hardly writes English well at all, and she wasn't even understanding the questions. So, yeah... I have (assuming they received everything, the admissions secretary there is notoriously unorganized) two letters of reference that should be very good, including one from my chemistry teacher. The last, I'm kinda worried about. I'm not feeling AS pessimistic about this school as the first, but I'm still feeling pessimistic.
How crazy am I? Hmm well, let's see - every day I wake up excited that I might have an e-mail that will indicate something. My heart rate gets elevated as I'm driving home from school everyday because I know the mail will be there and there might be something. I love checking my caller ID and voicemail, and love my mailman. I hate Sundays and holidays because mail is not delivered on those days.
Haha, I REALLY hope I'm not the only one like this!