Bummin' Out

  1. Wow, really down in the dumps but trying to remain faithful. The adviser I had spoken with for the WEC program I applied to was very confident this past year about me getting in as my GPA is nearing 3.6 and my sciences are almost straight As. I had to finish my prereqs right now to to be eligible to get into the program this Fall if I got accepted. So I had to end up taking Micro and AP2 together. Mind you, I have, like many on here I am sure, 3 kids (6,4, and 2), I am trying to sell a house (so trying to keep it in pristine ocndition) and trying to keep my grades at the A level. Anyway, I find out that I am on the waiting list. They have no idea where I am on the waiting list however right now. He said it should be near to the top but, frankly, after his "confidence" about me getting in straight away I am not really feeling 110% about things. Anyway, the thing that totally bums me out is that the people who got in where chosen firstly on the fact they attended the university. I can totally understand this situation as they should give some weight to that. The thing that was heartbreaking was that many of them had a lower GPA (even some around 2.75) and got in purely b/c they have the geographical advantage (I am currently in another state). I didn't apply elsewhere b/c they ar ethe only ones with a Weekend and Evening college and I don't want to have my youngest in daycare. I know it sounds like sour grapes (b/c it is, lol) but it just breaks my heart. I hope that I get into it through the waiting list. I've worked so hard. It just tears me apart that if I would've been able to take a course with them I would've made it in easily as my GPA was "exceptional" (what he said) among the candidates. Anyway, thanks for listening to my ramblings. I know my calling is to be a good wife, mother, and a nurse. So God will take care of it but it was a bit heartbreaking. I am just going to keep trying to work hard! hard! hard! And hope I make it in. Anyone else out there in the same boat?
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  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    You put the best admissions package together you could.

    There's nothing you can personally change to make it better.

    So, worry will not help you.

    Keep the faith.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Feb 26, '07
  4. by   GottaGetIn
    I just wrote you the longest reply in AllNurses.com history and I lost it!:uhoh21:

    Here we go again, in a condensed version:

    It's terribly hard to cope when you work so hard towards a goal and it doesn't go quite as planned. I have also tried to prepare myself for this reality, but I really don't think anything can prepare you for rejection. I wish that these admissions committe would take into consideration the dedication, blood, sweat and tears put forth by the applicant....but we all know that will never happen.

    Try to look at it this way....They could have said "thanks but no thanks", instead they said "YES, we want you, but hold your horses for a bit"

    I've applied to 5 schools and have heard from one so far and I am also on "the list". I won't know where I am either until the end of this week. I am either #2 or #9. Will you be told where you are on the list at some point? In reality, most applicants apply to many schools and many of the spots do open up from students choosing other paths.

    Keep your chin up and don't give up on your dream. I bet you'll be starting your clinicals this fall!
  5. by   GottaGetIn
    And I just stumbled across this great quote by Nelson Mandela:

    "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. "
  6. by   BlessedMom
    You guys rock. I haven't been worrying much anymore just a bit melancholy. ! In the summer I will be figuring out where I am on the list. We shall see. I am so glad that you guys totally understand. It helps my heart!

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