I'm at the point where I just want to give up even though I shouldn't. Ok, here's my story: I graduated last year with a BA in psychology with a 2.5 gpa. I recently finished pre-reqs of Anatomy I, II, Microbiology, and English Composition II at NYCCT with grades of B-, A-, A, and B respectively.
I applied to a few nursing schools already such as Downstate, College of Mount St. Vincent, Marymount University, Edinboro, and University of South Alabama. I've been rejected at all these schools applying as a second degree student except for Alabama, I'm on the waiting list.
I'm thinking about taking Nutrition this fall since most other nursing schools require that as a pre-req. But I'm not sure if that's enough.
Here's the thing. I'm not sure which direction I should follow. Should I take the LPN route then take the LPN-BSN later? Or take the RN route and then take the RN-BSN later? Or continue applying for the second degree program?
It's very frustrating at this point. Essays, recommendations, other pre-reqs I haven't taken such as nutrition, ethics, religion, philosophy, computers, history, pathophysiology, pharmacology, organic chemistry, SAT scores required by few schools, interviews etc. Isn't a bachelor's good enough?! Apparently not! If anyone can prove me wrong, please do.
All I want is to be able to go in as a transfer student into nursing. See, the only school that I've found that requires a min 2.5 gpa, no essays, no recommendations, CPR certif., pre-reqs of A&P I,II, Eng I & II, Micro and Statistics was South Alabama. However, I remember specifically on my application that if I'm not accepted into the accelerated program that I would be considered for the traditional program which I do not mind. Now, I get a letter that I'm on the waiting list and that I would have to re-apply if I don't get in. Nothing mentioned about being considered for the traditional option. It's very frustrating
I would greatly appreciate any thoughts, comments and advice at this point. If there are any nursing schools that anyone knows of that can easily take someone like me, please let me know, please -Thanks