Too Many Applicants Not Enough Seats

  1. Hello Everyone,

    I have some bad news back in March I applied to a ADN PreNursing Program at a Community College. If an applicant applies and gets accepted into the program and passes he/she would be garanteed an acceptance into the colleges ADN Program. Well, I recieved a letter today saying that I was not accepted because there were so many applcants and not enough seats in the class and that I could apply for the Fall 2004 semester next Spring. I am sooooo upset right now I could cry. I really want to get my BSN so I think that I will just continue to take my prerequisites for that program. I live in CT and their is stiff competion for the ADN Program here

    Carmen :crying:
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  3. by   Mkue
    Sorry you didn't get in Carmen, it is a good idea to keep taking classes you will need someday. Have you tried any other schools?

  4. by   Tweety
    I'm sorry to here that too. Agree, it's a good idea to keep taking the related courses and get them out of the way. Good luck.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am also sorry. I did not get accepted my 1st try, either. So I finished up my associate's and BSN requirements, and tried again the next year. And I got in, graduating in 1997. Don't lose hope. Maybe the time is not right. A lot can happen in one year. Hang tough.
  6. by   Cynthiann
    I know how you feel, I didn't get in this fall either. I plan on taking pre-reqs for my Bachelor's this fall while I try to apply for the spring.

    Just keep trying, you'll eventually get in - good luck.
  7. by   nimbex
    Back in 1992, I faced the same thing in Ny, I took bachelors pre req's and was accepted the next semester, it gave me more time to get straight A's to be a better applicant.

    stick with it, it's worth it
  8. by   2banurse
    As I also didn't get into the ADN program for this fall, I have decided to take the couple of extra classes and apply for not only the ADN program but also the BSN program at the State University. If I am accepted into both, I will probably go the BSN route.

    Good luck to you!
  9. by   Missig
    I know the feeling oh so well to not be accepted. I applied last semester and received the same response you did. I took some other classes to further myself along with an EMT class and applied for the Fall 03 semester and did get in. I was shocked, the competition is tough. Hang in there, and do take the classes that will benefit you. If you can of course apply to other programs, that was my next step. Depending on where you live though, you may not have that option. But good luck to you.

    If you just feel like crying your one step ahead of me, I did cry when I didn't get in the first time.

    Take care!

  10. by   pokey sn
    I'm sorry Carmen. I'm currently a student in the nursing program that I think you are talking about in connecticut. I think that it is best to put things into perspective: You applied to the prenursing program, not the actual nursing program. You would still have at least one year before you actually would start the actual nursing program. The most important thing to do right now is use this year wisely. There are other programs that you can start if you are certain a BSN is what you want. Goodwin College, from what I hear has the new RN program and it too offers an Associate degree and bridges with ST. Joseph's (?) if you want your BSN. Also UCONN has no waiting period for their nursing program. The prereqs are colege level Chem (one Year), anatomy and physiology, and College English (check with the coordinator for recent updates). Or perhaps you might want to utilize this year to get your LPN at New England Tech and bridge over into the community college (which by the way I really think is easier to do). I hope all this info was helpful. Believe me, I realize your dilemma. There definitely is alot of competition to get into the ADN programs here, especially at my college. There currently is a two year wait! Anyway, keep up with the prereqs, like you said and best of luck to ya'!

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