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    The daily trek to the mailbox, little by little, is getting more nerve racking. I know it is still too early but I keep thinking mabye I will see the blue card? I was pretending that I was cool, calm and collected...but I am not.

    Alexandria that is an awesome blog!! Good luck with all the work.
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    What does a blue card mean? I am a first time applicant to the lonestar nursing program. Can anyone explain the acceptance or denial process?
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    I am a first time applicant too, so I am not 100% sure on the whole process. However, reading some of the post from last year, applicants were receiving their blue card before the actual acceptance letter. I think the "blue" card is to get the fingerprinting done so that it can be run through the FBI system? Maybe Alexandria could shed some light on that for us. (how cute..new smileys)
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    Well in that case... Bring on the blue card!!!! Lol!
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    Thank you for the reply
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    The blue card is a card that you will receive in the mail from the BON (board of nursing) showing that you passed the federal background check. You should either bring this card with you to orientation or they will set a date before orientation to turn in all your nursing paperwork. Make sure you watch the mail carefully for this card and not accidentally throw it away with the rest of your junk mail lol. It'll be printed on blue card stock and about the size of a post card. They come at random times due to slow processing (could be before or after acceptance letters are sent) it really just depends on when you do your background check, obviously the earlier the better. I believe most students got their acceptance letters around late September, early October, but sometimes the schools can run a bit slow in sending out the letters....which gets realllly annoying. And they usually send out the acceptance letters first, then the denial letters. Hope some of this helps.
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    Quote from Alexandria8263
    The blue card is a card that you will receive in the mail from the BON (board of nursing) showing that you passed the federal background check. You should either bring this card with you to orientation or they will set a date before orientation to turn in all your nursing paperwork. Make sure you watch the mail carefully for this card and not accidentally throw it away with the rest of your junk mail lol. It'll be printed on blue card stock and about the size of a post card. They come at random times due to slow processing (could be before or after acceptance letters are sent) it really just depends on when you do your background check, obviously the earlier the better. I believe most students got their acceptance letters around late September, early October, but sometimes the schools can run a bit slow in sending out the letters....which gets realllly annoying. And they usually send out the acceptance letters first, then the denial letters. Hope some of this helps.

    Is the background check something we're supposed to set up ourselves? I didn't know this...so now I'm wondering if I'll get a blue card or not. Lol
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    Quote from sapadgett
    Is the background check something we're supposed to set up ourselves? I didn't know this...so now I'm wondering if I'll get a blue card or not. Lol
    I'm sure you turned it in. It was the FERPA form that was required to be turned in with applications. You signed giving the school permission to release your information to BON.
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    Quote from iamleeann
    I'm sure you turned it in. It was the FERPA form that was required to be turned in with applications. You signed giving the school permission to release your information to BON.
    Oh, yes I did. I didn't realize that's what that was I guess. Whew! I was thinking I had forgotten to do something!!
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    Has anyone received any acceptance/denial letters? My nerves are getting the better of me!


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