Just wanted to pop in and encourage those who are trying to get into nursing programs
. Please don't listen to anyone trying to bring you down---if you want to be a nurse, then keep pushing for it. I do, however, think CCRI is a bit disorganized, and that everyone should look at all
of the options around them (not just one school).
I took Anatomy and Human Development at CCRI in 2006, and transferred to RIC for Spring '07. I am now in my 3rd year of the nursing program at RIC and will be graduating with a BSN next May. I did not
have a 4.0 or perfect grades....I have good
grades (3.32 overall) and I work hard. The program here is also very competitive (90 students accepted for Fall and 60 for Spring) but I kept plugging away, got accepted, and am learning a whole lot about what nursing really is. I am proud to be a RIC student nurse.
If you want CCRI's program...then stick with it
and don't back down until you get in. That is my attitude in life...to never let anyone tell me I can't do something. Sorry this all sounds like a corny pep talk but I really can't stand when other nurses are not encouraging to their future colleagues.
Keep working hard, and when you think it will never happen, you'll be pleasantly surprised... and even that much more grateful when it DOES happen.
Good luck to all! You can do it!