Been lurking, ready to chat!

  1. Hello!

    I'm Chelle, and I've been lurking on this site for about a month now, and decided this looked like a really friendly, supportive group!

    I'm married, and mom to Conner (2 1/2) and Skyla (10 months). I've considered becoming a nurse for about a year now, and after being inspired by the AWESOME nurse that helped me deliver my daughter and a lot of soul searching, I've decided to go for it. I'd like to become a L & D nurse, but I'm planning on going through school with an open mind in case I find some other area of nursing I like better.

    I've been admitted, but haven't registered for my fall classes yet. They are just pre-req's to get into the nursing program. I'm a little worried about getting into the program because I was told that applicants were chosen by lottery. I have to apply a whole year in advance, so I'm really scared of passing my pre-req's and being approved for the program and then not getting in simply because of a little bad luck in the lottery.

    Anyways, I can't wait to get to know you all!

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    Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 78


  3. by   mark_LD_RN
    good lucky with every thing! I would hate the lottery method it is just plain unfair. the person most qualified and with best gpa should be considered first. lottery method gives no reward for hard work and effort
  4. by   subec

    You're right, this is a very supportive group.

    What I like so much about this forum, is that there are so many people in different stages of their education. So, there is always someone going through the same thing you are.

    Good luck to you, and again welcome.
  5. by   Mkue
    and welcome Swiftee,

    I agree with Mark, the lottery method seems unfair. Many students work their butts off during prereqs.

    Don't give up Swiftee, keep the faith, there is a lot of support here at

    Have a Good Day !

    Marie :wink2:
  6. by   studentdeb
    Welcome and Good luck with your prereqs. I don't think the lottery method is fair either. Although my school does do a lottery for getting accepted into the program, they do a lottery to determine clinical sites. I don't think that is fair either, but what can you do.

    I too am interested in working in Labor and Delivery. I thought all the nurses were great when I had my children. But you never know where school might take me.

    I too have small children (4 and 1 1/2). You will enjoy this site as it is very informative and helpful.
  7. by   moni rn
    welcome, swiftee!

    i agree with the others. the lottery method sounds horrible!

    good luck with your prereqs!
  8. by   colleen10
    Hi Swiftee!

    Congrats. on starting your Journey. I agree that lotterly doesn't sound very fair. I don't think I've ever heard of a school doing that.

    You will meet a lot of great people here and I'm sure you'll learn a lot too.
  9. by   delirium
    Welcome to the board and good luck in your education.
    My school is the exact opposite... they base everything on your GPA and ACT score, and don't even have the courtesy to conduct interviews. Oh, well. Luckily I got in when I was ready to.
    There are lots of folks here in the same stage of education as you... I remember when I was just starting and now I only have 2 semesters left. Time flies!
    Nice to meet you!:roll
  10. by   Robin61970
    Welcome to our family as alot call it.....we often fight like siblings,lol........lucky here our school does interviews and uses a point system for prereqs and NLN scores.......I will finish prereqs in December and plan to start nursing in January.......
  11. by   Beach_RN
    Chelle Welcome and Good Luck with your pre-req's

    In my program you also have to apply a year in advance, seats are filled on a first come first serve basis.. regardless of GPA's as long as the GPA is not below 2.5... so Go figure!

    I discovered this site back in May when I started my working on my pre-req's and I LOVE THIS SITE!

    I Hope to enter the program Fall 2003

    Keep us posted!

  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    chelle, and welcome! to the board. all the best to you. we are here if you need to vent, laugh, and cry.
  13. by   Hooligan
    Hi Chelle

    Welcome to the board! This is a great place to come for support and information! Everyone here has been wonderful!! Keep us posted!

  14. by   Rena RN 2003

    i agree, that lottery thing sounds awful! but you shall get tons of support here.