"ssaarraahh" Hi there, Thank you for your words of encouragement and congratulations to your achievements in nursing. I'm sure you will be an influential person in this career. I have a question for you since you graduated at USF. I just applied for Spring 2014 and here are my attributes:
I have a 3.06 GPA overall, I've been emailing with ------ ever since july/august, and also have talked to her on the phone. I thought at first that she was a counselor, and I told her everything about me, school, gpa, work what classes I have taken. I asked her questions like If I should retake Psychology 1 since I got a C, she said no, its fine and just to take an articulation agreement and get an A. So I took Philosophy 2 and got an A. Then I found out that she was the director of admissions for nursing specifically. I ran every step past her, even the fact that I have 2 C's in science. She said its okay, as long as my essay is strong. Thankfully I'm a writer and feel strong about it. I included in my essay that I sponsor a 5 year old child in Ethiopia through World Vision, a non profit Christian organization. Through World Vision we run half marathons and raise money for clean water in Africa. I also wrote about my journey and how I started writing a book about the social distractions within our generation through the lenses of faith in the good of people. My letter of recommendation is from an Author, whom I met at a retreat as she was keynote speaker. Along with a letter from my speech teacher. I ran my recommenders past ---- as well and she asked me of my relationship with the author and our interactions. I let her know that we email each other, and she is a mentor for me. My GPA is not strong, but I have specifically asked -----about that and she said that as long as my essay and letters of recommendations are strong then I am in fair game.