1. I didn't get in to PCC although I expected that. I am an alternate so who knows I still have a chance and I applied at other schools so I'll find out soon if I get in this year. I'm just dissapointed I had it all planed out but it never works quite the way you hope it does. It's two weeks into the term and I'm allready stressed out. I need to take a deep breath and relax. Anyway I have to write a persuasive paper does anyone have any topic ideas for me? I was thinking about doing a paper on cloning for medical research but I don't know.

    Thanks, Kat
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  3. by   Jennerizer
    Sorry to hear you didn't get in. Hopefully one of the other schools will come through for you. Nothing ever seems to go as planned for me either....guess it's life's little way to teach us patience.

    I don't have any ideas on a persuasive paper...just be sure it is something you are genuinely interested in. Good luck.
  4. by   RNIAM
    Yes, that would be my advice also. Make sure to pick a topic you care about. something that interests you is going to be much easier to write than something that is boring. good luck on it.
  5. by   Genista
    Hi Kat-
    I saw your post & remember the feelings of waiting to get into nursing school like they were yesterday (it was 7 years ago). I will keep my fingers crossed for you to get into the school you really hoped for (PCC)! I know being put on the alternate list feels like the kiss of death, but I have a story of hope for you:
    I was 6th on the alternate list to my #1 all time favorite nursing program. Lucky for me, I was actually accepted to my 2nd choice nursing program, and greatful at all that I was even going to start nursing school. I was actually attending the pre-program orientation meeting at school #2, when I got the call from family that I was accepted to the 1st choice school after all, the very last person they accepted off the alternate list.I was #6 on the list that year! Happy day! I dropped everything & made haste to attend the 1st choice school. I absolutely LOVED that college, just like I knew I would. So, be flexible, you might not get into your 1st choice, but you never know! ;-)

    Anyway, glad you have some other options, but I will think happy thoughts for you.

    As for your research topic- cloning would be a timely topic. Another one off the top of my head would be the debate about vaccinating the public with the small pox vaccine. There are some strong arguments on both sides of that one, too.

    Good luck!
  6. by   Kat4you25
    Thanks for the replys. I'm so excited I just found out today. I am the 4th alternate so I have a really good chance of getting in. I would love to go to OHSU but I don't think I could pay for that and an apt. If I get my associates at PCC I can get a job as an RN then transfer to OHSU and finish my bachlors.