I've been reading over all the posts here and I remember exactly how you feel.
I'm going into my last semester of the nursing program at CCRI this fall. It's been the fast almost 2 years of my life and I can't believe I'm going to be graduating in December.
I just want to give a word of encouragement to those of you that have been rejected.
I know it's hard to keep trying when it feels like you are just spinning your wheels. The people that make the admissions decisions could care less about how students feel. They have the absolute worst attitudes and never have any answers. It's like a never ending vicious circle and you feel like you're always chasing your tail.
To be completely honest, it doesn't get that much better when you get into the program. The professors and faculty who run the nursing program can be very unorganized and you often feel like they don't listen to their students.
All this being said, I am so happy that I stuck with it and went to CCRI. The actual teachers are for the most part really awesome. Some of the clinical instructors can be tough, but they are fair, and really challenge you to be the best nurse you can be.
I have made some AMAZING friends in the program that I know I will have for life and I hope to work with someday.
My long winded story broken down is....don't give up. I know it can feel hopeless and it's a real drain on the emotions. In the end...it's all worth it. CCRI really does have a great program, and I'm glad I'll be able to say that's where I got my degree.
Best to all!! :-)