Is three times too many?

  1. Hi all,

    I am a recent graduate of college and I was not a nursing major. I realized I wanted to become a nurse and have been applying to programs. Problem is, there are very few ABSN programs that I fit the bill for (I am lacking some prereqs that some colleges require). I have applied to a school twice and have been waitlisted twice. What are the chances I could improve if I applied a third time? Or is it just too much? Should I just apply to my other 3 or 4 choices?
  2. Visit vandydani profile page

    About vandydani, BSN, RN

    Joined: Jan '13; Posts: 76; Likes: 26
    from US
    Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience


  3. by   HisKids37
    Are you working on prereqs in the meantime?
  4. by   vandydani
    I have most prerequisites done but some require organic chem which I don't have. I'm currently interning at a hospital and volunteering.
  5. by   16mm
    Knock out that o chem
  6. by   stephanne
    i agree to do the organic chemistry as you will most likely need it anyway.
  7. by   Idiosyncratic
    I also agree to do the organic chemistry. I don't know how your program is, but I know out here having EVERY pre-req, or co-req done will put you in a better position than not having it done.
  8. by   stephanne
    *^ yep
  9. by   Alisonisayoshi
    Do the OChem, it's not the monster it's made out to be.
  10. by   akulahawkRN
    My advice is simple: do the prerequisites that you don't have, and apply to every nursing program that you are qualified for in the meantime. As you become qualified for more programs, apply there too.
  11. by   RHill9919
    There are tons if absn programs. If you don't want to do the o-Chem, find an absn that doesn't require it. I'm applying to 6 or so school all over the east coast, all fully accredited, & none of them require organic chem.
  12. by   GaGeek
    I wouldn't try that one again without starting that organic chem! But as you said, you have a few other choices. I'd work on those in the meantime :-)