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Getting into Nursing School: The most stressful time of my life.

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Striving2BG8 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Telemetry, SICU.

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Let me tell you the hell I've gone through over the last month. I have pretty much all my re-reqs done before starting at Delaware State University...micro, A&P...etc. So I only had six classes to take in pre-nursing. In order to use my financial aid I pushed five of my classes into the spring for full-time status and paid for one class in the fall.

By the time they were sending out preliminary acceptance letters I got an A on my class, 87.1 on my TEAS in the Fall plus my mid-term grades for the Spring were 4-As and 1-B. But I got a denial letter for two reasons: I didn't have English I and i didn't have a GPA. Apparently they didn't see the substitution form for my English class and because I took only one class in the fall it "doesn't count" GPA wise. Nobody told me taking one class would be a problem, mind you the person who counseled me when I 1st started was the Chair of the Nursing Dept!

So I got a meeting with the Chair, cleared up the English class issue but the denial letter still stood. Due to the GPA thing according to her, I could take a minor next year and apply again. She said they would be meeting again on May 11th for the final count and if some people that were accepted had poor final grades.....then they could re-evaluate me again. I was so ****** off, angry and upset beyond belief. When I calmed down I figured all I could do is make sure I got As in all my classes, which I did except one B.

Come May 11th the secretary called me and she said the chair wanted me to wait for the letter going out the following week. I took this to mean I would be getting a denial letter b/c the chair stressed that it would be cutting it close due to requirements due June 1st. But Wednesday I was a complete wreck and on Thursday I called again. The secretary said she find out from the chair but with graduation on Saturday she probably wouldn't get back to me until the following week. By this time I am going crazy with the constant waiting so I decide I'm going there next week no matter what and i wouldn't leave till they gave me the answer.

Unexpectedly the secretary called me today and told me I was accepted and that I would receive an official letter next week. I was worried about the stress of NS but after this I think I can handle it. :yeah:

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ICUchick specializes in Critical care.

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Congratulations... and I agree, just getting accepted IS a stressful process!

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strawberryluv is a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC, Med-surg.

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Congratulations! I'm glad everything worked out for you. Welcome to the Nursing School Express, next stop NoLifeville. Seriously, I am so ready to have no life when this summer is over and I finally start nursing school and clinicals!

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Striving2BG8 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Telemetry, SICU.

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If getting in is the most stressful thing ever... well... just wait, you'll see!

Good luck, it's a hell of a ride but worth every minute!

No, no, the most stressful "time" I've had. :)

I didn't expect it to be so all over the place! I figured as long as I got my grades it would be no problem. Then after they started throwing all those curveballs I started freaking out. I've been from school to school (This is my fifth and only have one associates) from career path to career path. I'm 28 and have been getting pressure from my parents, myself and everyone I know, to get a career.

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