Waiting on acceptance/rejection letters - page 5

by tortia1

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I am a nervous wreck waiting on whether or not I am accepted to my school's nursing program for this fall 2013, and thought that starting this thread may be able to keep myself and others company......:nailbiting:....Please feel... Read More


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    Same! I just finished my next application (deadline feb 1). So relieved. Now it's just waiting for verification and the supplemental application.

    I'm just doing more schoolwork at school in the meantime (My backup plan is to finish my degree for Nutrition/Kinesiology and I'm also currently looking for possible volunteering at a local hospital.)
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    Quote from carakristin1
    What's everyone doing to keep busy? I should be taking BSN pre-reqs (two more to go) just in case the AA program doesn't accept me. Hopefully that won't be an issue, as my GPA and admissions test score were luckily pretty competitive. I am taking voice lessons for the sake of continuing to learn, saving like crazy for a new car that might actually last me through school, and hunting down scholarships.
    I'm taking classes towards the BSN while I'm waiting to find out if I'm accepted (Statistics & Chem). I'm also completing my phlebotomy externship at the hospital. It's great being in the hospital, drawing blood on inpatients & outpatients. I'm learning a lot and making some great future contacts.
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    I'm with you all. It's such a long time!!! Where is everyone from? I'm in upstate New York (Albany area).
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    Go SopranoKris! That's some good experience right there.

    Mandilee, I am in central Maryland, right between Baltimore and D.C.
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    The waiting game is rough! I've been there. I applied to several nursing programs. I was denied admission to the first few that I heard from. The last one I was waiting to hear back from accepted me! I had to wait almost two months to receive that letter in the mail, but it was so exciting when I did. I read it over and over. I am now in my 3rd semester of a traditional BSN program. I will graduate in May 2014. Nursing school is very challenging, yet so rewarding. I love it! As hard as it is to do, try not to stress. Keep yourself busy in the meantime so you don't dwell on the "what-ifs". If you don't get it, dust yourself off, reconfigure your "game plan" and try again! If you do, congratulations and prepare for the journey! I hope you all get in! Best of luck!
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    Quote from dsb_fam
    I definitely have had to streamline everything with 6 kids, job and school. I am applying to an ABSN and all my eggs are in one basket. I keep telling myself that if I don't get in, it's all in God's timing. However, this is easier said than lived at times. Our plan for school is a husband who will become Mr. Mom once I begin. As of next year, my two youngest will begin Kindergarten and my husband is a teacher. This gives him the same schedule as the kids. If I don't get in, I will have to wait for next application cycle and save money.
    How do you do it? I have 1 daughter and I feel soo overwhelmed and unorganized. At times I feel like I am such a bad mom, because I hardly have play time with her and when I do have a little time I feel so tired or too lazy to do anything....any tips?
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    I am playing the waiting game too! I just interviewed with my top choice nursing school! The interview went well and I had a heart to heart moment with the ladies. The committee was talking to me as if I would indeed be accepted...but idk that may be my optimism kicking in as well 😁 I will find out in two weeks- it feels more like two years!!! What can I do to make the time go by? I downloaded a bunch of nursing apps and I'm working, but that's not enough. I reallyyyy want this and I reallyyyy only have maybe an ounce of patience left haha

    Someone please reply and tell me a you're experience waiting to hear from admissions?

    Did anyone focus their energy on some quirky fun hobby or small project to make the time go by? Lol give me suggestions to pass the time 😎

    Thank you! Best of luck to all of you!!!😄

    Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
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    Tortia1, I have a one year old foster son who we will be moving to his forever home before summer. He is medically fragile and we just completed surgery, so he is very stable. My husband is amazing and helps in everything at home. I think that his dedication to my dream career is what makes this possible. Whenever I want to quit cause it's 11:00pm and I'm exhausted, he sits beside me and starts quizzing me. So, I guess it's only fair to say that I can have 6 kids, a part-time job and still be sane because my husband is very atypical when it comes to family. He is incredibly involved and picks up the slack when I can't.

    But here are some tips that have helped me;
    *Prepare everything for the day, the night before. Lunches packed, clothes laid out, etc.
    *Plan a menu and write it down each week. This has saved me a ton of time and last minute grocery store runs or fast food binging.
    *Take time to exercise!!! I know that sounds nuts, but I run 20 plus miles a week as a way to stay sane and to keep from dragging from exhaustion.
    *Talk to your kids about your classes and school. My kids are "helping" mom get great grades! When I get an 'A', they hear about it and I tell them that together we got an 'A'. This helps them feel a part of it and also they like to give me tips on how to study.
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    Quote from mandilee428
    I'm with you all. It's such a long time!!! Where is everyone from? I'm in upstate New York (Albany area).
    I'm in Texas.

    @NurseLeelaSmile I think a fun thing to do while waiting may be a DIY project? There are so many fun things to make.

    I, myself, am pretty busy with schoolwork..I have no idea if I should even begin to volunteer since they often want a minimum amount of hours per week or month or so and most of my time is used up by class then studying. I will have to see how many hours they want and if I can balance that with school and extracurricular stuff at the moment.
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    Quote from dsb_fam
    Tortia1, I have a one year old foster son who we will be moving to his forever home before summer. He is medically fragile and we just completed surgery, so he is very stable. My husband is amazing and helps in everything at home. I think that his dedication to my dream career is what makes this possible. Whenever I want to quit cause it's 11:00pm and I'm exhausted, he sits beside me and starts quizzing me. So, I guess it's only fair to say that I can have 6 kids, a part-time job and still be sane because my husband is very atypical when it comes to family. He is incredibly involved and picks up the slack when I can't.

    But here are some tips that have helped me;
    *Prepare everything for the day, the night before. Lunches packed, clothes laid out, etc.
    *Plan a menu and write it down each week. This has saved me a ton of time and last minute grocery store runs or fast food binging.
    *Take time to exercise!!! I know that sounds nuts, but I run 20 plus miles a week as a way to stay sane and to keep from dragging from exhaustion.
    *Talk to your kids about your classes and school. My kids are "helping" mom get great grades! When I get an 'A', they hear about it and I tell them that together we got an 'A'. This helps them feel a part of it and also they like to give me tips on how to study.
    ....I think i need to do the excercising part, because I need some way to release the stress and the feeling of being so overwhelmed.
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