Frustrated and Unofficial

  1. The title tells it all. Im frustrated and unofficially a nursing student. My school of interest has an awful weird process for nursing students and I'd like to know if anyone experienced the same. My school required you to pass the TABE (Reading, Math, and English Usage) with a 11 to get into the Practical Nursing Program and my scores were subsequently 11, 12.5, and 12.5. Next stop was the TEAS and you only needed a 55 to get in and I made a 76 (first attempt) and I studied my ARSE off so I'm proud of that score. Then we had to complete/update all of our shot records, do background screening, drug test, and a physical which to me was the most frustrating part of this process. I have completed all of the above and have been informed as of OCT 29th that I was accepted into the Nursing Program that starts DEC 11th HOWEVER you have to wait until you receive your ACCEPTANCE LETTER IN THE MAIL so you can register for classes and pick up your financial aide check..to pay for the program, uniforms, and books. BY THE WAY this school operates on a first come first serve basis so we basically have to fight for a spot. Once we get the acceptance letter we can register for class and they only take the first 24 students and 6 slots are already filled from the previous cohort. Fast forward nearly 3 weeks later and still no acceptance letter. After emailing and calling the Advisor and receiving no answer.. I decided to go up to the school in person today and was informed that they were hoping to get the letters out before Thanksgiving but now it won't be until after..and school starts in a little more than 3 weeks. This school is accredited and has great STATS but I'm worried about their process. Anybody else go through a major headache to start school? I'm stressed and just ready to be an official Nursing Student. Le sigh
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from It'sYaGirlK
    The title tells it all. Im frustrated and unofficially a nursing student. My school of interest has an awful weird process for nursing students and I'd like to know if anyone experienced the same. My school required you to pass the TABE (Reading, Math, and English Usage) with a 11 to get into the Practical Nursing Program and my scores were subsequently 11, 12.5, and 12.5. Next stop was the TEAS and you only needed a 55 to get in and I made a 76 (first attempt) and I studied my ARSE off so I'm proud of that score. Then we had to complete/update all of our shot records, do background screening, drug test, and a physical which to me was the most frustrating part of this process. I have completed all of the above and have been informed as of OCT 29th that I was accepted into the Nursing Program that starts DEC 11th HOWEVER you have to wait until you receive your ACCEPTANCE LETTER IN THE MAIL so you can register for classes and pick up your financial aide check..to pay for the program, uniforms, and books. BY THE WAY this school operates on a first come first serve basis so we basically have to fight for a spot. Once we get the acceptance letter we can register for class and they only take the first 24 students and 6 slots are already filled from the previous cohort. Fast forward nearly 3 weeks later and still no acceptance letter. After emailing and calling the Advisor and receiving no answer.. I decided to go up to the school in person today and was informed that they were hoping to get the letters out before Thanksgiving but now it won't be until after..and school starts in a little more than 3 weeks. This school is accredited and has great STATS but I'm worried about their process. Anybody else go through a major headache to start school? I'm stressed and just ready to be an official Nursing Student. Le sigh
    That does sound like a bit of a drag. I had a similar experience, but only because I was selected as an alternate. I had to do all of the same things you did, then just hope that somebody changed their mind about attending and a spot opened up. Luckily, it did.
  4. by   It'sYaGirlK
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    That does sound like a bit of a drag. I had a similar experience, but only because I was selected as an alternate. I had to do all of the same things you did, then just hope that somebody changed their mind about attending and a spot opened up. Luckily, it did.
    That's exactly how I'm feeling..like an alternate..I'm glad it worked out in your favor.. I'll be checking the mail like a mad man after thanksgiving.. Le sigh!
  5. by   It'sYaGirlK
    Update: Received my letter in the maillllll... now it's official.. I'm officially a Nursing Student ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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