For all those that are prenursing now, What are your plans if you aren't accepted to a nursing program? Just thinking realistically of all the possibilities that may happen, such as doing poorly on the entrance exam, not enough seats available for you, grades weren't competitive, or what have you...
For me, I haven't given much thought on it until recently, as I had my heart set to starting clinicals for Fall 2014. Had my career and education future completely planned out for at least a decade, based on fact that I got into the nursing program. I didn't think I need to worry because I feel like I've worked very hard on my prereqs, and achieved a 4.0 GPA. BUT I know that's not the smartest thing to do, as ANYTHING can happen. So now, after some thought, I will find a fulltime job (not working now) just in case this doesn't pan out. And then reapply next semesters, and to other schools and LVN programs. Just as a realistic plan B.
Of course, I would be extremely devastated if not accepted, but planning all this out will lead to less disappointment and a less hurt.
What's everyone else's backup plan(s)? Or better yet, how would you cope with disappointment??