sigh...applying

  1. so I'm applying for an accelerated program that starts in June and am REALLY hoping to get in. apps are due Feb 1st, there are 30 spots, and I called the other day to talk to the advisor about the process. she explained to me how they calculate scores for ranking, and then told me they had already selected 10 students from the fall pool! I was totally shocked, so that only leaves 20 spots. well, I freaked, and then calculated my score (11.3 out of 12 -- she told me fall pool went down to about 10.8 or so) and I felt better for about 10 seconds. last night while going over my information I realized I had calculated my GPA for my five science courses (one of three scores they look at)...only to realize they don't use the five science courses, they use three, plus psych and english, not chem or organic chem...well, I took those classes 15 years ago and got B's in them...and got an A in both chem and organic. so my points go down even more to a 10.94. I am so bummed, I know I am going to be right at the cut off, but I feel so discouraged. I also know I should be very thankful that I am pretty much guarenteed a spot in the regular program, but I am looking forward to having another baby asap, and getting on with my life! I just needed to vent a little. and, again, like dh keeps saying, I don't even know, I MAY get in...ah well...
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  3. by   DesertRain
    I know how you feel as my CC goes by points as well and based on the selection criteria for the last class I am also right at the cut-off. I wish I had some advice to give you but I think you already have it on the right track. If you don't get into this program you are guaranteed a spot in the other one and that's how it is for me only mine is if I don't get in for fall, then I am guaranteed for spring. And I also have kids that I would like to get on with my life with so I can get back to spending a little more time with them but we are doing the best we can. Honestly, here's something to think about- some posters on here don't have another option if they don't get in, so we should consider ourselves lucky for having "plan b". Good luck and I hope you do get selected for the accelerated program!
  4. by   stpauligirl
    applied today....sigh, Everytime I talk to someone things are figured differently...the newest thing is that anyone graduating after 2008 will also be required to take Intro to Sociology. I am glad that I have that class under my belt from a previous degree plan, and that I made an A.(had no idea at that time I would attempt nursing)
    I already know that I won't get in for FAll 07 at my CC because I am still short Ethics and Human Growth which I am taking this Spring....there were 1300 applicants last semester for only 150 seats. My B in Chemistry is hurting me It's just too darn competitive at my CC. B's keep you out.
    I ordered a study guide for NET/HOBET so that I can prepare and apply at other schools in our area. At one school I have until June 1 to apply for FAll 07, gotta find out when the test date is. Will be on the phone tomorrow morning. Something will have to work out!
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Jan 4, '07
  5. by   lisabeth
    I went and picked up my application today.

    Good luck to everyone.
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I went and picked up my application today.

    Good luck to everyone.
    Well, I guess it's time to light that little angel candlel of mine again :angel2:
    I do when I feel overwhelmed....things need to be turned over to the higher power once again.
  7. by   lisabeth
    Thank you. Light that prayer angel for all of us. :spin:

    Quote from stpauligirl
    Well, I guess it's time to light that little angel candlel of mine again :angel2:
    I do when I feel overwhelmed....things need to be turned over to the higher power once again.
  8. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    Thank you. Light that prayer angel for all of us. :spin:
    I will,....I hope peace and an acceptance letter will come over us :angel2:
  9. by   lisabeth
    That would be awsome!!! the only year that would beat 2007 would be 2009. :spin:

    Quote from stpauligirl
    I will,....I hope peace and an acceptance letter will come over us :angel2:
  10. by   jesa
    thanks everyone for your replies, I know I'm not alone!

    just out of curiosity, if CC are harder to get into why do people choose them? I know I am not applying to any because of the lottery system, and at the state university they go strictly on grades, so I will be able to get in there. if I wanted to go to the CC I would have to fulfill a whole bunch of other requirements...and I'm already at a state university so I wouldn't even think of reapplying and starting that whole process over again!
  11. by   cad4296
    You are definately not alone! I have already applied (In October actually but the deadline isn't until Jan. 15th) for the BSN program that I really, really, really want to go to and the ADN program at my current school. I don't even think I have that much of a chance! It sucks because I've finished all the courses for the BSN program and am just waiting, waiting, waiting with nothing to take my mind off of it in the meantime. I have a 3.4 GPA and the school I'm applying too got 140 applicants with 4.0's last year! There's 130 seats and roughly between 1800-2000 applicants per year. Needless to say I need a miracle from God to get even...probably to even get my application looked at! It's depressing to think about. But at least you have a for sure spot in your plan B! Right now my plan B is the CC and there's no guarantee there either! I definately know how you feel about wanting to start your life and have more babies! I have decided to put off babies until school is finished, but at the rate I'm going I might not have my first one until I'm 30! I'm 23 now and if I get in to the BSN program (or ADN program) I will finish when I'm 25. But if I get into the ADN program I am going to want to immediately bridge over so that will put it off even longer. Then I still want to get my career established too so looks like little ones are out of reach anytime this decade. Okay I'm totally rambling now but just wanted to put it out there that I totally feel your pain and understand where you are coming from! Best of luck to you!
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from jesa
    thanks everyone for your replies, I know I'm not alone!

    just out of curiosity, if CC are harder to get into why do people choose them? I know I am not applying to any because of the lottery system, and at the state university they go strictly on grades, so I will be able to get in there. if I wanted to go to the CC I would have to fulfill a whole bunch of other requirements...and I'm already at a state university so I wouldn't even think of reapplying and starting that whole process over again!
    I think it's because CC are cheaper...private schools and universities charge higher tuition.
    The reason why the entire universe is applying at our CC nursing program is because they have an examplary ADN program which ranks 6th in the State or so.......
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Jan 5, '07
  13. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    That would be awsome!!! the only year that would beat 2007 would be 2009. :spin:
    2007..... 2009 Life comes at us FAST, I swear I am running out of time, I'll be 48 this year and you'll be lighting candles on my grave because I will get accepted the day after I die in 2020+....my tombstone will read: "she tried so hard to get into nursing school but that darn B in Chemistry killed her dream and ultimately her......." LOL
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Jan 5, '07
  14. by   DesertRain
    You know, as much as I realize that the things we're learning are important, I find that getting into nursing school is way too competitive for the lack of nurses are country is facing. I'm sure people with the 4.0's are going to beg to differ but all the nurses I have spoken to (including my mother) claim that you only really start learning what nursing is when you begin to work. I have one friend who says he hates when the new grads come and because they graduated with honors and passed NCLEX with flying colors they believe they know everything and he says it is those nurses who aren't really prepared for what nursing is really about. I know not every 4.0-honors-NCLEX-passing-with-high-score nurse is like that, but this is just what I have heard. There really should be other options and criteria for those who have given their all and don't get in.

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