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How many times did you apply before you got accepted?

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For those of us who were NOT fortunate to get accepted on the first application, please share your experience to help give the rest of us hope. How many times did you apply to the same school, or to different programs before you got that acceptance letter?

I applied the first time and I got in!:yeah: However, I applied to 4 schools (ADN program), 1 of them I was denied because the school said I did not follow the application procedure. I'm still waiting from the other 2 schools I applied to. I'm not worried anymore since I got in at one school. This is after 1 year of pre-requisites while working full-time. It wasn't easy as most RN schools nowadays are very competitive. At the school I got accepted to, in order to be competitive, you must have 3.0 GPA or higher, 80's above on TEAS. You get more points if you speak another language, experience in med field, etc.

Congrats on the acceptance Nivlac! How exciting!

I'm hoping to hear from others who have applied multiple times, and have been trying for two or more years to get in.

this won't really answer your question but maybe you should consider applying to some not as popular, out of state programs? I applied last minute to a program ADN and got accepted because I was rejected at a BSN program. Good luck, I'm sorry to hear that :(

this won't really answer your question but maybe you should consider applying to some not as popular, out of state programs? I applied last minute to a program ADN and got accepted because I was rejected at a BSN program. Good luck, I'm sorry to hear that :(

I'm not aware of less popular out of state programs. Any suggestions?

well it depends on where you want to go. In my area, Arkansas we do have a couple programs that are still accepting applications if you are willing to move to a whole new area and stomach the out of state fees :( If you are interested in this hick state, lol! Obviously, AR isn't a hot spot and it's not to say we don't have a lot of competition here, but if you have a decent GPA, good grades you might have a shot. I know in places like CA, there is stiff competition. But I've read that some people apply 3 or even 4 times before they get accept. Thats another year or 2 wait if the schools accept a cohort every semester....

Here in Arkansas are a few that I looked at and was thinking of applying...

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is accepting BSN applications until the 15th so get a move! You will have to apply to the school and also to the nursing school. They also offer an ADN program and accept until May 15th. But you have to take the NLN-PAX, and I'm not sure if they want you to take it here on site...which would make it difficult. I'm in Little Rock and I was going to have to drive there to take the test..but got accepted to a different school.

Also, Arkansas State University - Jonesboro has a couple of ADN programs in various areas and also a BSN program where applications aren't due until June 15th.

Either way, maybe you should look at surrounding states or smaller states and go ahead and apply if you really want to get in. I was so lucky I got in. I applied after the application date because I was sure I wasnt' going to get in to the BSN (too much competition, 460+ apps for 160 spots) so I applied to my ADN program and got accepted three weeks later, whew! Anyhow, good luck with your nursing applications!

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

I got in the first time, to my first school of choice. However, there are people in my class who applied more than FOUR TIMES and finally got in.

jnkrek2006

Specializes in CNA, MedTech, Phlebotomy. Has 5 years experience.

I applied to the same school 3 years in a row. the four year I applied at the same and one other. I got in at the school that I had tried 4 years to get into, but not the other. Good luck to you. fyi...it's a 2 yr school

I applied to the same school 3 years in a row. the four year I applied at the same and one other. I got in at the school that I had tried 4 years to get into, but not the other. Good luck to you. fyi...it's a 2 yr school

Fortunately my number on the waitlist is coming up, so it looks like I'll be starting in January. If I had no waitlist certainty, and had to depend on the lottery, I don't know that I would hang in there for four years. Congrats to you, and best of luck.

I applied last year and didn't get in and spent the past year working on pre-reqs while working at a medical clinic as a secretary which taught quite a bit. And I got in this year. Hopefully it works out for you in the end! Good luck!

First time. However, I was originally going to apply at the 2-yr college I had been attending, which had a stack of nursing applications to the moon and back. I ended up applying at a 4-year private school and got in. I'll be graduating with a BSN for the same amount of time that it would have taken for the 2-year associates. Sometimes it's all about timing! Just for the record: 90 students - 86 females, 4 males. Call me crazy....I like the numbers. ;)

i got in the first time..but only got into one of out of the two schools I applied to..both BSN, and both SUNY's.

A little flustered as I have been attempting for about 1 year now and 4 different schools and 5 rejections later... no dice, still. My grades are average... 3.7 for overall but 3.5 for my sciences. TEAS was above national average but still, embarassingly, not great. Then to top it off... schools keep changing requirements or adding things so I go back to school and take MORE classes. Is this a Southern California problem because we are saturated down here with RN hopefuls? Wondering if I have a better chance at a school out in the middle of a corn field in Iowa. Goodness!

LPN709

Specializes in LTC.

I only applied to one school and got in the first time. Don't give up!!

First time to a private school bsn program who gave 1st priority to their own pre nursing freshman. I didn't get accepted. I'm glad I didn't. Too expensive for me anyways.

Second time I did get in to a local cc ADN program.

You must follow all the requirements and please apply on time don't wait till the last moment to.

The teas test is super important it seems it doesn't matter if it's bsn or adn program . seems to be a lot higher for getting acceptance into bsn.