Found out last week that I didn't get accepted into nursing school for this coming semester. I applied at Baptist School of Health Professions for the evening/weekend RN program. They only accept 20 students for this program. My NET scores probably weren't high enough. I met the minimum required, but my reading score wasn't all that high either. The thing is, two of my pre-reqs are going to be 5 years old by the Spring semester, and they want the pre-reqs to be no older than 4 years old. I emailed and called the advisor last week to ask if these two classes will still be valid by Spring 2010 semester, or if I'll need to take them over (which I don't want to do), and take the NET over. She hasn't replied to neither email or voice mail! If they will still be ok, I'm going to apply again for the Spring, but if not, I'm going to apply to SAC's nursing program, and maybe take those classes over. I also have another problem: I HAVE to continue working my day job for at least another year, and from what I understand, SAC's nursing program is only daytime. A lot of these programs for nursing or surgical tech (I'm also interested in the surg. tech. program) are day time! Should I just wait until next year when I can quit my job? My husband and I were really hoping I would have gotten accepted (the sooner the better), so I could begin the nursing program, and finish so we could move into a better neighborhood. Now this is going to set us back. I feel stuck and lost, and dealing with this is making it even more difficult for me to go into work every day to my crummy job!
The only evening nursing program I know of if the one I applied to, and Galen's (for LVN). I do not want to attend Galen, mainly because their program is very expensive and the evening program is long (21 months for LVN). I also do not want to become an LVN, because I hear there aren't many options for LVNs, and I'm afraid I won't have that chance in the future to go back to school for my RN. (I really had my heart set on going straight for my RN.)
I got in touch with another school (Academy of Health Care Professions) to get some info on their x-ray tech program, but the guy wouldn't give too much info over the phone except that they have an evening program, so I made an appt. to speak with him. Now it's to the point where I want to get in some type of program in the medical field that will satisfy me and pay decent money...if I want to save my sanity, I need to get out of my current job!
I'm just hoping the advisor from BSHP will tell me my pre-reqs will still be good for next semester...
Does this mean nursing wasn't meant to be? Now I feel that I'm not smart enough, and I'm so lost and depressed right now! I'm sort of afraid to even try again...don't have too much confidence in myself at the moment.
Any advice or suggestions are welcome...thanks.
Jun 2, '09
Thanks everyone for your replies! It's nice to know that I can come on here and express my feelings and get some good advice when I need to. I will call SAC, and also call BSHP again to check on my prereqs. If I need to take those two classes over again, I will and I'll keep trying!
Thanks again! :redpinkhe
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