My last nursing school interview is tomorrow....

  1. The final one. My final chance. I'm putting way too much thought into my clothes and shoes and purse for tomorrow, but I worry about being judged on the "whole" package. I feel I have to do something different than in previous interviews, since obviously those ones didn't pan out too well.

    On a side note, I did get my application for LPN school and an email from the Surgical Technologist program. They only have 2 spots left for the ST program, so I have to get my app in right away. And I'll have to take the NET test for the LPN program, since they don't take my NLN scores. Blah!

    And in case NOTHING goes my way, I sent in an app for a CNA course, but have no clue when it starts. I'll be doing that through the Red Cross. But if that is the case, I'll just finish up my pre-req's, though I only have 3 left, and keep trying!
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  3. by   FutureNurse2005
    I just want to wish you all the best!!! Relax and be yourself!!! Please let us know how it goes!!
  4. by   glopop11

    Don't sweat the interview, just be yourself. From what I've heard, Rivier isn't that hard to get in, as long as you meet their requirements. Did you take the NET yet? How'd ya do? If you get "stuck" going to LPN school, Rivier takes 34 credits from that, and the required achievement tests for advance placement in the ADN program are already included in the LPN curriculum.

    Good Luck Tommorrow!
  5. by   manna
    Good luck, and let us know how it goes! I can relate to your stress level - I'm going for a scholarship interview Saturday morning that could make/break my ability to go to school this fall, so I'm a nervous wreck too!
  6. by   RedSox33RN
    I had my interview yesterday. All-in-all, it went very well. They had all of my information and were pleased with my straight A's so far. That was a big plus, so you won't hear me saying grades don't matter! LOL

    BUT.......(isn't there always one of those!), they were concerned about the Math section of my NLN test scores. It was 3 points lower than what their cut-off is. I did tell her I was thinking about taking it over, because I had just gotten out of the hospital the day before, and still wasn't feeling well. In fact, I pestered my doc to discharge me specifically so I could take the exam. She said that was good to know, and noted it in my file. She said possibly they could accept the scores because I had been ill, or maybe I could appeal and just retake the Math portion.

    Anyway, as I was leaving, the scores came up again, and I mentioned that I had taken the NLN in 1993, and my scores had been much higher, so I knew having been sick was a huge factor. She asked if I had those results with me, which I didn't, and asked if I could fax them to her when I got home. I rushed home and then to my father's office to use his fax. BTW, those test scores, though not still on file with NLN, were WAY higher - I was thanking God for my good filing and keeping all that "old" stuff!! LOL

    I just received an email from her that they indeed got my fax, and all is now approved!! YIPPPPEEEEE

    So now I will either be accepted or definitely on the waiting list! I'm so thrilled! I have worked so hard to get to this point, and am so thankful it has finally paid off.

    She did say yesterday that they do go by application dates, which was 1/9 for me, so I may very well have a spot.

    Thank you all for your support and kind words!
  7. by   glopop11

    Congrats Whitney!!!!
  8. by   RedSox33RN
    Thank you!

    Wow! The good news just keeps on coming......

    No sooner did I write that post, than the tech college I got the rejection letter from last week from calls. They are increasing their nursing spots by 100%, from 16 to 32, and want me to come back for an info session on March 2nd. It's not an acceptance, but......

    She told me that they had such a high number of very qualified applicants that they went and asked the state to approve more nursing spots, which they apparently got the okay for.

    I may have to actually CHOOSE now! I NEVER in a million years, after all the rejections, thought I'd be in that kind of position!