Samuel Merritt ELMSN-FNP 2010 - Sacramento Applicants - page 14

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  1. by   jd2nurse
    Quote from mickeydoodle315
    hi everyone,
    I found out last week that I'm #9 on the waitlist. Congrats to those who have been accepted ! Hoping I'll be one of your future classmates as well ! Hang in there all you waitlisters ! I'm with you guys in the same boat !
    Good luck, mickey!! I hope we have a great group starting in January! Erik
  2. by   fg84
    Hi everyone,
    I am glad that we are already working together and supporting one another in our goal to become a FNP. I was lucky to not have to wait for that call because I was an early admit this year, but I know the stress of waiting since I was waitlisted the past year. I wish to congrat all the accepted people so far and to wish goodluck to all waiting on the waitlist. I also wanted to tell everyone that even if you don't make it this year that you should never give up on your dream, that with hard work and determination you will make that dream a reality.
    Thank you.
  3. by   2bgr8nurse
    fg84- congrats on getting in! You must be so excited to start. What number were you on the waitlist last year?
    That must have been very frustrating, but you stuck with your goals and now you are going to be in SMU. Did you apply anywhere else while you waited? All of the city college deadlines are coming up soon and I have to start reapplying there in order to have a backup plan in case my number doesn't come up.
  4. by   jd2nurse
    Quote from fg84
    Hi everyone,
    I am glad that we are already working together and supporting one another in our goal to become a FNP. I was lucky to not have to wait for that call because I was an early admit this year, but I know the stress of waiting since I was waitlisted the past year. I wish to congrat all the accepted people so far and to wish goodluck to all waiting on the waitlist. I also wanted to tell everyone that even if you don't make it this year that you should never give up on your dream, that with hard work and determination you will make that dream a reality.
    Thank you.
    Awesome! See you in January!! Good for you for sticking with it; perseverance is a valuable asset! Erik
  5. by   fg84
    2bgr8nurse,
    Last year I was number 9 on the waitlist.
  6. by   mickeydoodle315
    oh my....guess being number 9 is either a good or bad thing......
  7. by   pphmd
    fg84,

    What steps did you take to improve yourself between last year (waitlist) and this year (being accepted)?
  8. by   fg84
    pphmd,
    Well since I applied last year I just continued taking courses at my local community college, and worked as a science teacher.
  9. by   2bgr8nurse
    fg84- do you have a lot of writing assignments in the ABSN program? I haven't done much writing since I returned to school from a long break and now I'm realizing that maybe I need to work on it if we will have papers due.
  10. by   2bgr8nurse
    Sorry fg84 that question was supposed to be directed to someone else.
  11. by   EternallyOptimistic
    So I heard that orientation is November 19th, that should be a good indicator for us waitlisters! How is everyone else holding up, I know I'm in suspense :grn:
  12. by   nursingimomma
    Good Luck to all that are anxiously waiting.. You all have given very good advice . I was wondering if anyone had information about paying for tuition, as far as scholarships or grants. I know financial aid will be in the form of loans but was wondering if anyone had any information about other alternatives.
  13. by   jd2nurse
    Hey, everyone! I just got off the phone with Liza. Over the past several days I've been deliberating between the ELMS-FNP and the ABSN program (I was lucky enough to get admitted to both of them). After long (and, I hope, careful) thought and after talking to several students (current and alum), I told Liza that I am opting to go with the ABSN. The two main reasons are that: (1) my wife and I are trying to get pregnant; and (2) my parents are elderly and I'm their primary caregiver. I have no way of knowing how those two things will affect my ability to be in a high-pressure program for even one year, let alone 3. So, I figured that rather than obligating myself to the whole 3 year haul right now, it would be wiser to slam out 1 year of hell, get a degree, and then come up for air and take stock. At that point I would still be able to apply to SMU for the post-professional FNP or I would be free to just continue on as a BSN-RN. That's the kind of flexibility that seems best right now. So, I'm sad that I probably won't see you FNP'ers in class, but I'm sure I'll be seeing you on campus (and probably at orientation in Nov). In any event, those of you on the wait list should be happy! See you soon!! Erik

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