Anyone waiting to apply for a 2008 start!!!

  1. hi, i'm waiting, and it's so hard. my schools nursing ap dealine is feb. 1, 2008. letters go out the first week of may following the deadline. i'm turning my ap in sometime this fall. its my first time applying. what are my chances of making it the first time around? any suuccess stories of making it the first time around? or any advice while i wait? help i need a support group
    Last edit by Jeannai on May 6, '07
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    Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 26
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  3. by   jrwoodall79
    I am also waiting to apply for Fall 2008. My application period is from August-October, and I should find out whether I am accepted in December. In the meantime, I am just trying to take all of my non-nursing classes so that when (if) i do start in Fall 2008, I will only have to take the nursing courses.
  4. by   3rdgenRN2B
    I'm also waiting to apply. My application period is from Nov. 1st to feb something...I'll find out 1 year from now.
  5. by   Sugarcoma


    Hi Jeannai,

    It is hard to answer your questions without knowing the specifics of your situtation. How does your school rank applicants? GPA only? GPA + entrance test? What is your GPA, how did you do on your entrance test?etc. As far as making it the first time you apply, it is very possible. I was accepted the first time I applied. My suggestion to you is to do everything you can to make your application competitive. Keep your grades as high as possible. If you need to take an entrace test give yourself plenty of time to study for it and also purchase a study guide specific to the test you will be taking. If your school offers information seminars for nursing make sure you attend one, I didn't and I found that the students who had already had answers to many of the questions I had about applying. Finally, ask a counselor or someone from the nursing program what type of GPA, test scores, etc. others who have made into the program had. Many times they give you this info at the information/application meetings. The waiting is the hardest part. I would suggest taking any courses you still need to complete and studying for your entrance exam if you still need to take one.
    Good luck!
  6. by   Kina21
    My application is sept 15 for spring 2008 (January) admission. I'm taking my last two prereqs this summer and then I have the fall off to work work work and save for when I can't work during nursing. Some classes at my CC make you agree not to work. I'll apply in the fall and then wait to hear back. I'm getting nervous because I don't know what to do if I don't get in.
  7. by   catzy5
    Quote from Kina21
    My application is sept 15 for spring 2008 (January) admission. I'm taking my last two prereqs this summer and then I have the fall off to work work work and save for when I can't work during nursing. Some classes at my CC make you agree not to work. I'll apply in the fall and then wait to hear back. I'm getting nervous because I don't know what to do if I don't get in.

    Our applications are also due september first for a spring 08 admission. I have 2 more weeks of my pre requisites then I am all done till next spring, hopefully I won't get accostomed to the easy life of 8 months with no school. <big grin>
  8. by   livinglighthouse
    I have to wait until February to apply as well......I only have Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology left to take. I figure if I don't get in the first time I'll still go to school and take some of the additional pre-reqs for the BSN in case I ever decide to take that route. At least I won't get out of the "school" habit and I'll feel like I'm still working toward my goal.

    I am very nervous about not getting in the first time, and since we wok on a lottery around here I know I have to prepare myself to not get in the first go-round........but I just keep praying it all works out.
  9. by   MrsBradyMom
    I'm waiting to apply in August (after I finish 3 summer pre-req's) for a January 2008 start. Letters go out the beginning of October.
  10. by   3rdgenRN2B
    I need to change my previous post....I won't be starting in 08, I'll now be applying in 08...I guess that means I'll be starting in 09 (hopefully). I'm a brand new mom and need to take classes 1 at a time. I thought I'd try to take an intensive summer class this summer (speech) but realized I'd be headed for a breakdown....so I'm putting it off for yet another year...
    oh well.....no rush.....i'll get there....
  11. by   DreamyEyes
    I'm right there with ya! I can't apply until the end of October for Fall '08 :uhoh21:

    P.S.- Are you a nursing assistant working in pediatrics? (Just glanced at your info below your username) If so, you're very lucky! I would love to work in peds.
  12. by   wugfun
    Wow - I though I was the only one waiting for my Fall 2008 . . . I can't wait to apply!!! I really hope to get in first time round as well. Hope everyone else does too. Then we can all celebrate together!
  13. by   stephanie811
    I will be applying in August for Spring 08. It seems like I have been waiting forever to apply. I am getting all my paper work together, took the HESI and CPR, and getting my shots. It is exciting.
  14. by   DebsNTX
    If everything goes right I will be applying Feb 08. Lord PLEASE help me get in my first try.

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