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!