Will I ever get in!

  1. I am so frustrated. I've gone back to school to pursue nursing as a second career. I currently have a 3.6 GPA and an 89 HESI score. I am currently retaking Micro and Dev Psych to get A's. I have been turned down from 3 schools already and I just can't figure out why!
    If I don't get into a nursing program by the Spring, I will seriously need to figure out something else to get my bachelors in.
    I'm 37 and I have a 3-year-old. when he starts school at 5, I need to be ready to get into the workforce. I can't hold up my life waiting to get in. I'm hoping retaking these classes will change my luck.Just venting
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    Joined: Feb '18; Posts: 21; Likes: 9
    from TX , US
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    If you can't figure out why, you should consider contacting a representative of each program and asking how best to improve your chances. I got into my ADN program with a 3.7, but only as an alternate. Good luck!
  4. by   Devon Rex

    I was in a very similar situation with the exception I had no kids. Community colleges are typically the cheapest ones and thus the most competitives to get in (even with an excellent GPA). Private schools are (a lot) more expensive and easier to get in. One thing you need to be smart about is to ensure the institution is accredited by ACEN and that you can afford the program. Otherwise, employers do not care where you graduate from (though Ivy League schools give you bragging rights).

    My GPA was 3.4 and TEAS score was 89... I got in to Herzing University without problems or delays. However, their tuition was like $700 per credit hour at the time (2011). My ADN ended up costing me $40K. My online BSN was only around $9K.

    Hope this information helps!
  5. by   PartyTheNightAway
    Try applying to less competitive schools in your area. Your stats are average.
  6. by   RainbowSprinkles
    It took me two years to get into a program. My family kept encouraging me to get my masters instead of pursuing nursing. I stuck to my guns and I can not be more happier.
  7. by   Michelledflynn
    You are so young. I'm 37 and just finished. I started in 2010. 8 years. You can do good things in a short amount of time. And there is so much variety in nursing. Please continue.
  8. by   Michelledflynn
    That's a lot of money. I waited 3 years to get in but I also paid 27 bucks a semester!!! And that was for parking or something. They get ya though. ATI and NCLEX alone was expensive. Community college. They also hire ADNs at the hospital.
  9. by   Adiajoliver
    I got in to an ADN program. Finally! Lol thanks guys