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- May 27, '12 by paula1501Truly inspiring to me! I have worked hard to get to the A student I am today! I was just rejected from LPN school yesterday and I have to tell you I thought I was reading my death sentence! I have all generals done great TEAS test scores great gpa now and 6 years at the same nursing home as a CNA and still rejected! I felt I fit all qualifications all As and one B on required courses for the program but because some were repeats due to failure in my past and withdraws from science courses in my past I did not get in. I feel it is so unfair they are judging me upon what I did two years ago. That don't look at the fact I turned myself around back then I lacked confidence was dealing with depression a single mother of three no help from father working sometimes two jobs to survive and on top of that trying to fit school in. I had a teacher tell me since I had to repeat a and p 2 I would never be a nurse and that hurt. I took it recently at a better healthier point in my life and passed with a high A! I still you rejected and I think what if she was right? My employers say I'm smart and would make a fine nurse and my residents say the same my family and friends believe in me but the dean that did not accept me didn't as far as she is concernred I am just a piece of paper and a person with a past she doesn't see the fighter in me I will not back down because of a denial! I made appointments to attend seminars at other schools this week and I still plan on submitting a reconsideration letter because I want to prove I am worthy and they will not be disappointed if they let me in. Any more suggestions what I should do? So far I emailed the dean asking for an appointment so she can tell me in person what I need to do for reconsideration. I'm willing to fight! I want to be a nurse and nothing else and a denial will not stop me from dreaming big!
- May 28, '12 by Paco-RNNoticed that it has been a while since I posted on this thread, and I truly thank each and every one of you for your heartfelt posts. It gives me great pleasure to know that I have in some small way inspired many of you to follow my example and persevere.
About a week or so ago, I graduated from my accelerated BSN program with honors and was offered a new graduate nurse position at the university hospital to start in about a month. In the meantime, I am also in the process of preparing for NCLEX later this summer. I am extremely excited and grateful to God for allowing me to come this far.
I sincerely hope that those of you still waiting to start your careers realize your dreams as I am. Don't let one rejection or waitlist make you give up on everything. If there is a place in nursing for you, keep looking for it and you will find it!
- Aug 30, '12 by Paco-RNAnother update: I took my NCLEX this morning and did the PearsonVue Trick, got the good popup. Looks like I passed Hence, I have changed my username accordingly, at least the tail of it, I am still Paco! Good luck everyone, thanks for sharing my journey!
- Aug 30, '12 by EhKim86Congrats Paco-RN! That's GREAT news!
- Sep 4, '12 by kmzowuI legitimately found this story yesterday. Today, I got a call from my first choice accelerated bsn program informing me that I had been taken off the waitlist - I've finally been accepted! Thanks for the encouragement...even if it didn't need to take me very far
- Sep 4, '12 by Nursing2102Nicely written! I had applied to two schools nursing programs. When I heard back from the first school they said I didn't scored high enough on the math section of the TEAS exam and that I had to re-take it. I was pretty discouraged but started studying to retake it. I started feeling really discouraged though, so I never went to re-take the TEAS. When I called the second school to check the status of my application, I was told the nursing program was full and that I could move my application to the next academic year if I wanted to, so I did. Six months later I got my acceptance letter in the mail and it was the happiest time! If there was one thing I could change it would have been to stop feeling so discouraged just because I didn't get in immediately. I should have also re-taken the TEAS exam for the first school but I kept telling myself I wouldn't be able to pass. My problem was feeling like I couldn't do something before I even attempted to do it. I am thankful I got into a nursing program. I start classes tomorrow!
- Sep 4, '12 by Nurse2b7337Great job!! Good things come to those who wait!!! I too, have to retake the Teas. I don't have a choice though I have to retake it.