IF.....I get in.....

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by NRSNFL NRSNFL Member

Specializes in Ortho/Neurosurgical.

okay so i'm a bit stressed out, those of you who have read other threads like "waiting on the letter" know i am stressed out, but i need some interpretative assistance. anyhow, my work (a children's hospital) makes our schedules a month in advance, with that being said, an advisor for the health services at my local cc where i applied for rn program told me we would get our schedules (for class/clinical) at orientation. i emailed her and below i've copied and pasted the exact responses, and what i wrote her. tell me how you would take her response.

hello-

they are making the schedules for july and august here in my department. do you know the date(s) for orientation so i can ensure i have that off should i be accepted.

thanks

heather

orientations will be held june 21, july 13, and august 10. thanks.

okay, so just out of curiosity, if accepted students would not be notified until june 30th, how can there be an orientation prior to that? do i have reason to be concerned since i haven't received anything yet? it's too late for me to request july 13th off (they do schedules a month in advance here at work), so if i am accepted, can i "opt" to take my orientation on august 10th?

heather, we have ten health programs, so our june 21 orientation is not only for nursing. we have other students attending that were already on our waiting list, etc. they are still processing selective admissions applications and will make their decision as soon as the process is complete. yes, if you are accepted, you may attend the august 10 orientation. thank you.

okay so that is it.......i guess when she typed if it makes me nervous and do they realize class starts on august 21st. this just seems like a completely not coordinated effort, or i am not in. not sure which.

helppppp:uhoh3:

moonischasingme1

moonischasingme1

Specializes in ICU. 532 Posts

Hmm, that is incredibly confusing. I'm sorry they are making it so difficult/stupid for you.

As a side note, I recently got an email from a friend who goes to SPC. She was making vacation plans, but changed them because she found out that SPC won't be telling people until end of july or so since they got so many applicants? I am not sure how true this is, but that is what she said.

Also, my OTHER friend has not heard anything either!

I think it's making it even harder since people apply on paper instead of online.

:uhoh21:

NRSNFL

NRSNFL

Specializes in Ortho/Neurosurgical. 397 Posts

I think you are right and do you know WHAT KIND OF RELIEF you just brought me. Knowing other students are in the same boat and stressing out as much as I am, on the flip side, knowing that many people applied is also equally stressful and concerning to me. See the director of admissions told me "hopefully by June 30th both denial and acceptance letters would go out" and then the lady I copied and pasted above told me the end of July. Keep in mind, this is within the same week that I was told this. So it's kind of like, who has a grasp on this?

moonischasingme1

moonischasingme1

Specializes in ICU. 532 Posts

I think you are right and do you know WHAT KIND OF RELIEF you just brought me. Knowing other students are in the same boat and stressing out as much as I am, on the flip side, knowing that many people applied is also equally stressful and concerning to me. See the director of admissions told me "hopefully by June 30th both denial and acceptance letters would go out" and then the lady I copied and pasted above told me the end of July. Keep in mind, this is within the same week that I was told this. So it's kind of like, who has a grasp on this?

I think everyone is confused as hell over there, especially with the new selective admissions process. It's a mess!! How annoying!:angryfire

I mean, end of JULY--that is so late? Some people would need to make certain plans in advance and that only gives less than a month. Ridiculous.

barbnyc

barbnyc

Specializes in CWOCN. Has 9 years experience. 90 Posts

I find that most of the nursing admissions processes are extremely inconsiderate, insensitive and at times unprofessional.

I have learned the best survival tool for me is to plan the priority needs of my life, knowing if I need to, I can change my schedule if I need to.

I would plan your schedule for next month (since you have to accommodate your job). You have to wait for the letter. When you get your acceptance letter, you will figure out how to adjust your schedule at work.

Many of the people who manage admissions processes say the same comments to everyone who calls. They don't want to address the hardships and life circumstances that people need to navigate.

Think positive. Don't assume anything negative. They didn't give you the information you wanted when you called, but it doesn't mean you won't get what you want eventually.

I recently got accepted into a private program. When I interviewed, I got the sense I had an impossibly slim chance of getting in (the lack of enthusiasm of the interviewer). I got the letter one week later.

I originally wanted to go to the local community college, but they wait until the last possible minute to notify candidates. I learned today at the local college you have to pick up your acceptance/rejection letter in the main lobby and then an orientation meeting is the next day!

Hang in there and keep the faith.

NRSNFL

NRSNFL

Specializes in Ortho/Neurosurgical. 397 Posts

I am keeping positive, I also stumbed across a school in Tampa called Galen, it's private and pricey but they offer and RN program as well. I just want the school I go to to be accredited because at some point I may go for my masters and want to transfer my education credits. I plan on calling them tomorrow morning, it's purely a nursing school, maybe they have their act together. See, my work is hanging on this but also my husband is. He's put his life on hold for me to seek my dream and he is just as edgy about this whole process as I am. Understandably so.

meb1118

meb1118

31 Posts

I totally understand...as you know I have been the mailbox stalker. Well, broke down and called the school today and they told me they are still waiting on the background checks to come back. Well I have to give my work notice...so I asked when they were planning on starting the pharmacology class (which you take before school starts) and they said in July. Why do they cut it so close and then act like we're idiots for being concerned?????:uhoh3:

moonischasingme1

moonischasingme1

Specializes in ICU. 532 Posts

I am keeping positive, I also stumbed across a school in Tampa called Galen, it's private and pricey but they offer and RN program as well. I just want the school I go to to be accredited because at some point I may go for my masters and want to transfer my education credits. I plan on calling them tomorrow morning, it's purely a nursing school, maybe they have their act together. See, my work is hanging on this but also my husband is. He's put his life on hold for me to seek my dream and he is just as edgy about this whole process as I am. Understandably so.

What about HCC? Since you're considering other options, but you probably still have a great chance at SPC.

NRSNFL

NRSNFL

Specializes in Ortho/Neurosurgical. 397 Posts

Yeah, I will consider all options, I've never been one not to do so......but I think after all is said and done I will go to check out this other school and CLEARLY if I get into SPC that is the route I will take....but if I don't then we'll see....especially with it being as chaotic as it were. I know out of the points system I have 90/100, which isn't too shabby, but it only takes like what 60 other people to have 91 points to crush me like a grape. We'll see, I think I will apply to the private school (I think the next start date is August) and then if I don't get into SPC, I will have a back up.

3rdgenRN2B

431 Posts

What a sucky reply. But look at it this way. I'm sure she's being bombarded with emails from prospective students right now and has no clue who you are or what the status of your application is. I'm sure it's almost an automated response at this point so don't take it personally. Chin up!!!

moonischasingme1

moonischasingme1

Specializes in ICU. 532 Posts

Do you know how the point system works? My friend applied and she would like to know.

NRSNFL

NRSNFL

Specializes in Ortho/Neurosurgical. 397 Posts

Yes, 60 points are designated towards pre-reqs and how many you've completed (I have done all so I automatically have 60 points, I will say I don't know HOW they are allocated if you haven't finished them). The other 30 points are based upon your pre-requisite GPA. I have a 3.12 for those classes, so I have like 31 points (so I was told by the director of admissions), so I have a total of roughly 91 points or so. I hope this helps.

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