So here is my plan - to finish my prereqs this spring and start nursing school in the fall, compliments of a scholarship
from our local hospital. Sounds good, huh?
Here are the problems I'm having! I can't apply for our nursing program until I finish the spring semester in May - I will have exactly 10 days to get my application in after the class is over. No guarantees, except that they say it isn't full as of now and they "encourage me to apply".
Bigger problem - I need a 3.0 GPA to apply for the scholarship, but I only have a 2.6, thanks to some (non required) classes I flunked WAY back in the day (pre-1991). I can get an academic renewal, but not until I finish 12 credit hours of recent classes, which again, will be after the spring semester. Of course, the deadline to apply for the scholarship is in March! So I am trying to get ahold of someone at the hospital to see if I can get an exception since I will be able to get the GPA I need as of May (I have a 4.0 in all my prereqs). So far though the hospital hasn't returned my call, so I need to decide whether to call back, e-mail, or write a letter to see if I will even be able to apply.
I just hate all the uncertainty of my life, I like to have it planned out! But it could go many different ways - IF I get the scholarship, I might not get into the nursing program, and THEN I would have to wait a year. IF I get into the nursing program but don't get the scholarship, THEN I will have to take out student loans. If I get don't get the scholarship or get into the nursing program, well, I'll be really depressed!
Well, just venting, I guess! Thanks for reading!
Jan 7, '07
It seems the only real problem is your timeline. Sure go ahead and see if the stars align enough to make it work this time around.....but also prepare for applying again on the next cycle. Specifically for the scholarship
....I imagine that the scholarship is very competitive.....why on earth would they extend the deadline when they probably have folks lined up for it already? It's fine to have a plan, but then life happens and you need to adapt.
If you altered your "plan" for next admissions cycle.....then you can apply for academic renewal, the hospital doesn't see your less than stellar grades and neither does the CC.
Trust me, I understand about having a plan.... I'm the queen of plans......but sometimes, the smartest thing about having a plan is knowing when to change it. What is that old saying again....something about Man plans and God Laughs
Last edit by CuriousMe on Jan 7, '07