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rejected from nursing school- but still RN

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by labrador4122 labrador4122, RN (Member) Member

labrador4122 is a RN and specializes in Tele.

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How many of you were rejected from nursing school so many times- but you never got discouraged and kept pursuing your dream untill you became an RN today??

That happened to me, I applied to nursing school in 2003 and never got in, was rejected 5x untill I finally got into 3 other schools- and went to 1- and 2 years later- I had my license!:nurse:

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KellT1203 has 9 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in HH, Med/surg- liver & kidney transplant, ortho, ++.

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I applied to 5 schools last year and didn't get accepted to any of them. This year I got accepted to Clatsop Community College. It was the only college I applied to. I was in complete schock when I got my acceptance letter.

I had given up on getting into nursing school because of my GPA which is 3.3. I know that isn't horrible but I have heard from so many people you have to practically have a 4.0 in order to get accepted.

I think I just kind of gave up because of how competetive it is, my GPA and because I am getting married this summer. I figured once we got married we would start a family and get a house within a few years. I was comfortable in my situation. I am working as a medical assistant, which I love. So I think that is why I kind of just tossed my hands in the air and gave up. I really don't think I would have applied next year if it wasn't for me getting in this year.

The past few weeks I have just been on this crazy high and loaded with stress all at the same time. Lots of emotions. We have to relocate for me to go to school so things are going to be a little crazy.

Kelly

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I applied to 2 nursing schools while in high school. I was rejected from both schools because my SAT scores were too low. They told me that I would never make in through. I was devastated. All my friends were going away to college and I was stuck at home working in a book factory. Everyday in the factory I would dream about one day being a nurse. I was accepted in to an LPN program a year later. I worked a year on nights as an LPN and saved my money and applied to a very good diploma RN school in upstate PA. I was accepted and I graduated with the highest grades in my class. I have been a nurse now for about 29 years and I could not be happier.

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ann945n has 4 years experience as a RN and specializes in Nursing Ed, Ob/GYN, AD, LTC, Rehab.

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I applied and got rejected to so many nursing school I lost count. I did a blitz krieg approach to my applications. 3 years later I got accepted and now am happily an RN. Glad I never gave up!

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Congratulations to all the winners who never gave up....(and will never give up...)

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labrador4122 is a RN and specializes in Tele.

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those are very good inspirational stories! thanks for sharing!

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rjflyn has 23 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency.

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And are probably some of our best nurses too. Just think who do you want caring for you someone who has to work hard or the one who just slides right by.

Rj

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wlb06 specializes in Emergency.

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I applied to nursing school 1st time and got in 1st time, I guess I just got lucky

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Chaya has 15 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Rehab, Med Surg, Home Care.

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Yup, it aint over till you give up. You might NOT fit the requirements for admission to school one particular semester but that's not the final word. Find out what needs improving and give it another go. Or yours just might be the 51st qualified application they receive for a class of 50. True tenacity is one of the most useful qualities you can have to get through school, or to work on the floor after you get that RN, BSN or whatever.

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valkyria has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, Telemetry, neuro,research.

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20 years ago when i was in a near fatal car accident and i woke after 9 days in a coma and cried so many tears i had my own pool, i was told i would never go back to school again and i would never walk again and i would never talk "right" again. i spent 6 months in a wheel chair and fell over and over again till i did not fall anymore. i went back to college and failed english comp 2 once from a phd who thought that a tbi meant that i was retarded! i went back again and cried and went back again. then i got married and abused and divorced and went back again. i applied for nursing school because i wanted to give thanks to the profession that saved my heart. the doctors put my body back together but the nurses saved pieces of my heart and even though there are still parts missing, i am here because of them. i was denied because i did not have the grades and even though i wrote a "moving and inspiring essay, perhaps nursing school may be too much for me." sounded like the shrink who told me that i had to "re-evaluate what i wanted from life and how i did not have what it took anymore to go back to college." well, i had an aa so i got in to barry and broke my back and graduated with a bs and got inducted into the international honor society for the social sciences! i started in graduate school and got into the accelerated program at mdc. i went there for 2 semesters and i was having tachycardia, nightmares, when i did sleep and did not eat. i did not pass the second nursing theory course (74). i was in graduate school and trying to get pregnant with fertility treatments. i was blessed because, :heartbeatum called. i went to um for 2 years and got my bsn! i since have finished my ms in education and now i do research for tbi! do not ever let anyone get in the way of your dreams!:redpinkhe

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NewTexasRN specializes in Ortho and Tele med/surg.

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Well, I remembered when I first spoke to a nurse about getting into nursing school. She told me that I couldn't get in because I didn't have all my prerequisites. I got in and completed all my prereqs during my first year of nursing. Also, after taking a CNA course that the school requires before nursing school started, the instructor put us down. She told me that nursing would difficult for me. She she was wrong. I guess the biggest obstacle came when I attended a college a few years ago and dropped out because of mental problems. My GPA was less than a 2.0. I had to convince the school to take me and they did! Never give up on your dreams! I just completed and year. I have one more year to go.

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nelliethenurse2B specializes in hospice/geriatrics.

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thank you so much for this.... when you have dreams you should never let anyone deter you from them or your goals. you are an inspiration to pre nursing students like myself because you believed in your self and made it happen good for you:cheers::stdnrsrck:

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