Will I ever be accepted?!??!!?!?!?!!!? - page 2
I'm so frustrated! I feel like i'll never get accpeted to a nursing program. I'm so depserate and i feel like i get turned down everywhere i go because i dont have A's. My grades aren't amazing,... Read More
Jun 18, '09Occupation: student Joined: Oct '07; Posts: 8; Likes: 3Oh my.......
The very first thing that I would do is to think about WHY you want to be a nurse....the touching?the listening?the helping?the rescue?..you get my point. Next I would explore every and any career that would fulfill that need WHILE you wait for Nurisng school. YOU WILL BE AMAZED at the relief and comfort this decsion will bring you.
I myself wanted to "give back" but was in accounting. I kept changing jobs until I finally worked for a "meaningful" employer..I kept the books for a non profit. That wasn't quite "enough" so I started volunteering for hospice...now I was getting close! So I the became a CNA..even closer! I am now starting Nursing school in August. Each job was fulfilling becasue I had defined what it was I needed. Your route my be an EMT or a counselor or a volunteer ..........
Bottom line..DON'T sit there being sick over this..life is way too short..do something NOW!
Jun 4, '11Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 2You are absolutely right. if there is anyone that has a doubt never give up if nursing is your passsion. you will make it with detrmination. good luck to you all.
Jun 4, '11Joined: Nov '10; Posts: 143; Likes: 8If it's possible to move to Arizona, do it. There are around 6 or 7 maricopa community college ADNacross the valley and it is NOT competitive. I was shocked when I heard this and made me feel a little worried what type of students were getting into nursing school but seeing how nursing school itself is diffcult I feel better about the process here. lol
Anywho, I found out that for the maricopa school's you pretty much just need to pass your science/math/pre-reqs with C's.... Get your fingerprint clearance card, cpr card, immunizations, and pass the hesi a2 and your automatically in. BUT... there is a 2 1/2 year waiting list right now. But hey, if you can't get in anywhere else, could be an option. Arizona's real estate market and cost of living is very low compared elsewhere around the country.
Jun 5, '11Occupation: yoga instructor From: US ; Joined: May '11; Posts: 5; Likes: 1I recently was accepted to the BSN program at my university. I had a backup plan if I wasn't accepted: I would change my major to biology and finish with my BA in 2 years, based on my pre nursing prereqs. Then, I would apply to the BA to BSN fast track, which would take me another 18 months and has fewer applicants, thus increasing my chances.
And there are a million other scenarios to becoming a nurse. My mom became an LPN at age 36, received her RN when she was in her 40's, and earned her BSN right before her 60th birthday.
Just don't give up. Good luck!
Jun 5, '11Joined: Feb '10; Posts: 132; Likes: 33I'm not sure your financial situation and how comfortable you are with taking out loans, but have you looked into private colleges?
The school I go to requires a 2.6 GPA and since it is a little more costly it is fairly uncompetitive.
The finances can be scary, but your chances are more improved of being accepted.
But even if you don't want to go to a more expensive private school if you retake some of your classes and work your butt off for an A you WILL get accepted. If nursing is your passion in life you will find a way to make it happen.