Just recieved my rejection letter...

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I applied to Northern Illinois University in September '10 for their nursing program, I just got the rejection letter last night. I have to admit I'm feeling kind of lost! I don't know where to go from here. I have three associates degrees, four years of patient experience and am now a CNA, still I didn't get in! The day after getting a letter really stinks!!:crying2:

I'm sorry to hear this; it's so disheartening to hear this as someone who would also like to apply for nursing school. I think you are more than qualified to be a RN. Have you tried applying to other schools besides this one? Have you ever thought about doing PA (Physicians Assistant)? I know that PA schools look for candidates with your kind of experience in healthcare.

Edit: I'm really sorry; I didn't mean to say try something else. I just meant to make a suggestion since you said that you have plenty of healthcare experience. I didn't mean to offend. Sorry again.:(

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inpatientlywaiting

inpatientlywaiting

Specializes in Med Surg, SSU, ED, P/NICU, Epilepsy. Has 9 years experience. 85 Posts

I've been in similar situations. May still be, I'm an alternate. The last thing you want to hear is "try something else" if being a nurse is what you really need to do. I'm planning on finishing a bachelors degree. Then you may be able to try a masters program. If you have the option, try a different state. If nursing is not what you want to do, then you should go another route. It's so hard to do if you just are doing it because you cant think of anything else... Good luck to you

SugarNSass

SugarNSass

140 Posts

Getting a rejection letter is hard when you've got your heart set on something, so I'm sorry you're going through this. What I would suggest, though, is that you let this part of the experience open your eyes and mind up a little bit.

When I started taking my pre-reqs I was not considering ANY programs other than the one at the school where I was taking my pre-reqs. I felt like I was a competitive candidate: great grades, a degree in another field already, volunteer experience with one of the hospitals this school uses as a clinical site...and still I got a rejection letter. I had applied to other programs on a whim and when I got this rejection letter I felt like life as I knew it was simply over. Well, I took some time to research those other programs I applied to, and it turns out they are better set up for my needs right now, so here I am holding out hope and thanking the stars above for forcing me to open my eyes and look for other doors to open after that one door closed.

Don't give up. Expand your options. Take off any blinders you might have on. Don't take "no" for an answer. I'm sure you will find yourself exactly where you belong.

NurseEric81

NurseEric81

65 Posts

Thank very much for your comments!! Very much!!

IbinNemer

IbinNemer

16 Posts

Don't let that letter stop you from doing anything you really want to do! Consider it a boost to push you further in getting in. :up: