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LSU CARE 2015

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by Nolabulldog28 Nolabulldog28 (Member) Member

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I turned in my application on Jan. 15th so it is probably too early to hear back anything, but I wanted to start a thread anyway. This is my 2nd time applying to the CARE program (missed Statistics the first time). I think I have a pretty strong application (all A's and B's, good recommendations, 6 years working as a Patient Care Technician, etc) but I am worried about one thing: at the last nursing school I attended, I got kicked out for cheating. This was over 5 years ago and I obviously wasn't in the right frame of mind--I had recently gotten out of an abusive relationship and I was living in a state with no family or friends or connections. I also chose to work full-time and I didn't have a car. All of these things were obstacles when I was at the other program. I was about 2 weeks in before the incident. I sent in the the ineligibility letter and also a statement to explain what happened. I am hoping they will show some mercy for this past mistake.

Anyway, enough about me :) Has anyone heard anything? Good luck to everybody!

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Hi!!!

I actually was planning on starting a thread for this as well, so thanks for doing that!

It sounds like to me you're a perfect candidate. I wouldn't worry about what you did in the past--they say they don't really care about your previous degree's GPA (only prerequisite GPA), so it seems to me that the same rule would apply to previous experiences. I wish the absolute best for you!!!

I too turned in my application on Jan 15th, but I'm hoping we hear something about interviews soon! :)

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Thank you for the words of encouragement, mkh319! *Fingers crossed* that we both get an interview. I called the SON today and they told me applications are still being processed. If you are qualified, you will receive either a phone call or an email to schedule an interview--so watch out if you get a letter in the mail!

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Big props for going for CARE! I hope you both get in and are able to stay focused. I hear it's quite intense. :3

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Hey everyone! I applied to the CARE program for 2015 as well! I was told we would hear about interviews if we are "deemed eligible" sometime in February. Anyone heard anything back yet?!

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Nope, I haven't heard anything yet! Frankly, I am trying NOT to think about it. Good luck to you, aamede3 :)

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I haven't had my cash checked but I did get an email for an interview today! Woooo!!! Check your emails guys!!!

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I didn't get an email today. I will be expecting a rejection letter soon due to my academic past.

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Hello everyone,

I applied to the CARE program as well and received my interview email today. I'm scheduled for the 19th. Nervous is an understatement! I wrapped up my BS in biology in May and have been shadowing an ID doc in that time, working on a case study. Hopefully that helps me!

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Also, don't worry. I heard that they stagger out the rounds of interviews.

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I thought they gave you a choice of two interview times in the email and those were the only times they scheduled interviews? I don't know. I just don't see LSUHSC SON forgiving a cheater, although I was honest in my application.

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