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  1. Mr Wright

    Army ROTC nursing cadet with questions

    Thank you Rusty!
  2. I know quite a few people in class with me now that were on the waitlist so all is not lost. One guy didn't find out he got in off the waitlist until a week before classes started. With so many applicants to the program WSU can afford to place so much emphasis on GPA. While GPA doesn't ensure someone will make a great nurse, the school views past academic performance as a good indicator of future success in their program. I hope to hear that you get in.
  3. If you open up the mailbox and find a thick package....your golden! It will be so nice not to be the new guys anymore.
  4. Hello, I am an ROTC nurse cadet in my first semester of nursing school slated to graduate May 2013. I just have a few questions directed at current Army nurses as I have yet to speak to one. What do you like most about nursing in the Army? Why did you choose Army? Is it what you expected? What was it like as a new grad if you joined right after school? Would you do it all over again? What don't you like about Army nursing? What is your specialty and could you tell me what your normal day is like? Best piece of advice you would offer someone in my position? Well I guess that's more than a few but I am just excited to hear from anyone who would reply. Thank you all for your service :) Wright
  5. Hello and congratulations on your interviews! To have gotten this far is quite an accomplishment and you should be proud. The instructors and staff here who will be interviewing you are pretty much amazing! The advice given above has been spot on. I am currently a J1 student with Amnstokes so it wasn't long ago that we were in your position. Be prepared to talk about why exactly you want to be a nurse, significant challenges you have overcome, tough decisions you have had to make and the process used to make them, and other general questions that will give the interviewers a chance to see who you are as a person and not just a name on an application. I'm so excited for all of you. Good luck and feel free to ask any further questions no matter how silly you might think they are. Thomas PT was great Amnstokes!
  6. Mr Wright

    Do I even have a chance at nursing school?

    The above posters have said all the important stuff but I just wanted to chime in and say that there is always hope. At worst you will not get in on your planned timing but if this is what you desire I'm sure you will make it work. Just don't doubt yourself
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    Do all programs require TEAS?

    My school (a 4-year public university) did not require any sort of testing and checking out this section of the forum was the first I've heard of such tests to get into a nursing program. I wonder if this is a growing trend in nursing education.
  8. I recently got accepted into WSU's nursing program and it was crazy competitive getting in. My GPA was 3.95 and I still felt the process of getting an interview was hard. With so many applicants these days schools can afford to be super picky. Some schools weigh GPA heavily while some take more of a whole-person approach as was touched on in previous posts. It was crazy being in college anatomy and chemistry classes with people retaking the class because they needed to get higher than a 3.4-3.5 to be competitive.
  9. WSUTCNS, Congratulations on getting into the program! Now the fun begins Enjoy the Summer and take care. Thomas
  10. Congrats Schayla on getting in! Reading about your interview was touching and I am happy all worked out well. Being at the Spokane campus I hope I am able to be a student ambassador for future candidates. The student that showed my wife and I around was great and definitely put me at ease before my interview.
  11. I took chemistry at Eastern and I must not have had this so called easy professor. The professor I had was no joke and he was not liked very much but I thought he was fair. I sat next to girls that texted and talked constantly during class and they were the first ones saying that his grading wasn't fair and that they were going to leave bad feedback on him for the class evaluations. All is definitely not lost Cmiles5219. The timeline to reach your goals may take a little longer than expected but when you get there it will have been worth it Amnstokes is my hero by the way. Thomas
  12. Have you spoken to anyone at the school regarding your application since receiving the news? I'm sure they would know more than anyone the reason why and could offer the best advice on how to improve. Is that 3.4 GPA your overall or just specific to nursing prerequisites? Thomas
  13. I'm human like everyone else. I do like to do my best at the parts of the process I can control while trying my hardest not to worry about the things I have no control over. I also like to help others in my shoes because the only thing better than achieving a goal is helping someone else achieve their goal It's so awesome the things that have been brought up in this thread and I wish this was around when I was searching for information. I even made a friend who overlooked the fact that I wore a flight suit....lol Exciting times are ahead and I am just happy to be here. I think the kids that have the greatest advantage in getting into the program are those that did their prenursing at WSU/Pullman. I think their students get the lion's share of slots since they are the lead school in the consortium and supply most of the faculty. EWU and Whitworth, being part or the consortium, each would have about 20-25 slots each reserved. I'm tired from studying and can't remember exactly but I think there are ten spots reserved for transfer students. Army ROTC nursing students from the three consortium schools are guaranteed slots in the program as long as they meet minimum admission requirements and I am not sure if those numbers count against each school's quota or not. I hope all is going well for whoever reads this. Take care. Thomas
  14. My average was a 3.95. I planned on taking three years to do my prereqs as I did not want to take Chemistry and Anatomy concurrently and that helped me a lot. I know quite a few people that interviewed but I don't know what their grades are. I figure if you got an interview you had grades adequate to get into the program and that the interview is what would make or break your application. If they had a lot of people that did well on their interviews then of course it would fall back on grades to be the deciding factor. The three ladies I interviewed with were amazing and after my interview I just knew I rocked it. After my interview was over I went to the front desk and asked for the names of my interviewers because in all the excitement I blanked their names out. I then looked them up on the WSU, College of Nursing faculty directory and sent them individual thank you cards for taking the time to interview and consider me for admission. No matter what you are interviewing for this is always a nice gesture. I'm not sure if someone on the wait list would have to reapply. If I was on the wait list and had these questions I would definitely be calling Ms Bayne, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and asking her these questions personally. Letting them know that you really want to be there may just help as more spots may likely open up as people decline admission for whatever reasons. http://www.spokesmanreview.com/pf.asp?date=050204&ID=s1515280 The above link is an article I found a while back while trying to find out more information about the school. In it a, girl with a 3.5 GPA was put on the waiting list and she tells of how she was calling the admissions office every week. In early August she finally heard news that she got in. I am sure the people in admissions got the idea that she wanted to be there. Hope this helps and if you find the answers to the question about having to reapply please share here as I'm sure this can help others in the future with the same question. Thomas
  15. GREAT NEWS! Just got my acceptance packet in the mail! I am here in Spokane so if you are outside of the city there is good chance news is headed your way! Good luck to all! Thomas