Anyone afraid of not getting in?

  1. Hi all i'm trying to remain optimistic but i so scared of not getting into nursing school and having to wait another long agonising year.Don't want to have to do it all over again.Aynone else feel this way?
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  3. by   I RN A
    I have felt this way while taking my prereqs classes. But don't be discouraged, there is a hope. I have applied to 3 schools and got accepted to 2 of them. Although the school I'm going to now is 70 mi away from my house I don't look at this as an obstacle. My advice is to apply to as many schools as you can and to be open and flexible and you will get in.
  4. by   BSNtobe2009
    In a word....oh yeah.
  5. by   SummerGarden
    Don't be afraid. Your fear won't change the outcome of rejection or acceptance. Besides, I applied and was rejected the first time. I did not crumble up and die. I pressed on. I finished co-requisites, improved my application and points, started my RN-BSN pre-reqs and recently gained acceptance. Time flies when you are not sulking. :spin:
  6. by   tigress_8207
    Thanks but where i'm from we only have one school so i don't have the option of applying to others.
  7. by   squirtle
    I am right there with ya. I am applying to 3 schools for a May start in the program. I am worried sick. I know I need to be thinking about a back up plan in case I don't get in, but I don't want to do anything else!
  8. by   lisabeth
    I am starting to get a lot more optomistic. I will have several good references, and I can honestly say that I really feel like I have as good of a chance as anyone. I will have an interview and my gpa is good, so I have a lot of hope.
    I think confidence goes a long way, so try to have that confidence. Find out for sure what they are looking for, and do your best to get everything in order.
    Best of luck to everyone applying.


    By the way, I am in the same boat. I am only able to apply to one school also. Dont let that discourage you.
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I am starting to get a lot more optomistic. I will have several good references, and I can honestly say that I really feel like I have as good of a chance as anyone. I will have an interview and my gpa is good, so I have a lot of hope.
    I think confidence goes a long way, so try to have that confidence. Find out for sure what they are looking for, and do your best to get everything in order.
    Best of luck to everyone applying.


    By the way, I am in the same boat. I am only able to apply to one school also. Dont let that discourage you.
    I'm not afraid either because I see the "competition" every day....I am currently doing better than a foreign MD in my class, makes me scratch my head. How some of those people in my class expect to get into those competitive programs is a mystery to me. You should think that at this level people would take studying more serious. Once I have my prerequisites completed I'll jsut turn it over to my higher power since everything will be out of my control at that point. If for some reason my grades are not good enough then so be it! My life will continue, I am a fairly happy and healthy person so I am sure if the door on nursing school closes another will open for me elsewhere
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Nov 3, '06
  10. by   Irene joy
    I'm trying to remain optimistic, I only have one more class before I apply. Evan though I have a 4.0, I am not going to assume anything. In stead I have a back up plan to keep worling on co-requs and take a CNA class to get me comfortable in the clinicle setting. The timing of it all, I'm leaving to God.
  11. by   lisabeth
    Same here. I will take Microbiology next semester at night and take a CNA class during the day. It will last for about 3 weeks. :spin: I am so excited about it all. I can see things starting to really happen now. I am going to orientation next Friday for a volunteer program at a hospital and I am really excited about that.

    Quote from Irene joy
    I'm trying to remain optimistic, I only have one more class before I apply. Evan though I have a 4.0, I am not going to assume anything. In stead I have a back up plan to keep worling on co-requs and take a CNA class to get me comfortable in the clinicle setting. The timing of it all, I'm leaving to God.
  12. by   lisabeth
    Sure it will. I am sure your grades are good enough. Does your school have interviewing? I even feel good about that, but hey, the night before, lets see if I get any sleep. I am going to take a CNA class, so that will give me more opportunity to work while I go through. I will probably only work on weekends, but that will give me some good experience.

    Quote from stpauligirl
    I'm not afraid either because I see the "competition" every day....I am currently doing better than a foreign MD in my class, makes me scratch my head. How some of those people in my class expect to get into those competitive programs is a mystery to me. You should think that at this level people would take studying more serious. Once I have my prerequisites completed I'll jsut turn it over to my higher power since everything will be out of my control at that point. If for some reason my grades are not good enough then so be it! My life will continue, I am a fairly happy and healthy person so I am sure if the door on nursing school closes another will open for me elsewhere
  13. by   catzy5
    Quote from tigress_8207
    Thanks but where i'm from we only have one school so i don't have the option of applying to others.

    Oh yes I think about it everyday I won't be applying to nursing program until the fall, so far I am doing very well on my pre reqs but I have one more semester to go and anything can happen. I too only have one option for school where I live so that makes it all the more difficult so I am working my behind off to get top grades.

    But I still worry )
  14. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    Sure it will. I am sure your grades are good enough. Does your school have interviewing? I even feel good about that, but hey, the night before, lets see if I get any sleep. I am going to take a CNA class, so that will give me more opportunity to work while I go through. I will probably only work on weekends, but that will give me some good experience.
    The ADN program at our CC doesn't have interviews, but the BSN program at UT Health Science Center started conducting interviews.
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Nov 3, '06

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