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  • May 23 '11

    Please don't beat yourself up about this! Getting rejected doesn't mean there's anything wrong with your personality. It just means that you had stiff competition.

    I think you're very wise to take a CNA course and get a bit of experience. Having served on an admissions committee for a BSN program, I can tell you that CNA experience can be an asset and can help put you over the top. If you have any deficiencies in your GPA, take coursework to improve your grades. Good grades, especially in the sciences, will help.

    If you think you're weak in personal skills, do practice interviewing. Have a friend help you conduct mock interviews. Think about the questions that might have made you stumble and how you will do better the next time.

    And keep applying! If one program turns you down, there are others. Yes, it is expensive to apply to multiple schools and it can be a real hassle to get your letters of recommendation and applications in order. But it increases your chances of getting admitted.

    I do know how you feel. I got a rejection letter last year for a grad program I wanted to attend. I cried for days. I totally did not expect to be rejected and felt ashamed. I felt like an absolute loser. I tried to figure out why I wasn't accepted and came up with three reasons: one, there were better qualified applicants; two, I was nervous and blew the interview; three, there really weren't any faculty who were experts in my area of interest who could serve as mentors. I came to realize that the program wasn't really the best one for me and eventually I found one at a more prestigious school that is very strong in my particular area of interest. I ended up getting accepted to the second school which is a far better fit for me.

    I hope things turn out well for you!