Lonestar Spring 2013 - page 8

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  1. by   Jesbustos
    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?
  2. by   nataliea15
    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)
  3. by   Jesbustos
    Well in that case... Bring on the blue card!!!! Lol!
  4. by   Jesbustos
    Thank you for the reply
  5. by   ShockEmRN
    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.
  6. by   sapadgett
    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
  7. by   iamleeann
    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.
  8. by   sapadgett
    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!!
  9. by   hlc123
    Has anyone received any acceptance/denial letters? My nerves are getting the better of me!
  10. by   sapadgett
    Quote from hlc123
    Has anyone received any acceptance/denial letters? My nerves are getting the better of me!
    Nothing here yet. I've been a regular at the mailbox right after he comes! Lol I did speak with someone though that talked to one of the ladies in the office at Kwood who said that letters would go out next week at the latest. So I'm really hoping it's soon!
  11. by   iamleeann
    Today is the last business day of the month....so it is getting closer!

    I wonder why there are not more people on this board. There are only a few of us compared to the previous year posts. I hope that is a good sign.
  12. by   Jesbustos
    I'm hoping for the same thing lol.
  13. by   Jesbustos
    Anyone know about how many applicants they get for the quest basic?

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