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Pre-Nursing   (937 Views | 5 Replies)

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After taking my TEAS test twice, interviewing for a panel at Sumner and restlessly waiting to find out the answer, I was emailed a stock rejection letter.

*sigh*

I feel crushed. But I know I have to get back up and keep trying. Sometimes the avenues toward becoming a nurse seem a little convoluted. I guess I could go back to the community collage and finish my prereqs to go that route... That is gonna take forever. I think there is also Concordia to look into.

Any advise or words of wisdom would be so appreciated.

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Patience.....that is my advice....I was crushed when i got rejected my first application period (even though I kinda knew going into it that it was a long shot)....It feels like you will never finish.....BUT before you know it your first day of nursing school will be looming there in front of you......then graduation....then nclex.....etc.....

You just have to remember that things don't happen on your idea of the perfect time frame....Things work out how they are supposed to.....it may not be your time RIGHT now....but your time will come...(feel free to want to smack me right now for that....I know I wanted to smack my husband the million times that came out of his mouth when I got rejected....BUT looking back he was right....and I'm honestly in a better and more prepared place than I was last application period sooo I really do believe things happen for a reason...even if we never understand that reason).As for the best route for you.....I dunno....examine the acceptance criteria for the schools you are applying to.....see what you think could have held you back.....if it's grades....retake some courses....if it's lack of points...is there anything you can do to pad your points a little...entrance exam....can you retake it?....figure out where you could improve.....

I opted to apply to the ADN program closest to where I live and do a RN-BSN bridge afterward.....this was my best chance of getting from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time. I start the ADN program in January and I can't wait....so one rejection is NOT the end of the road....sometimes we just need a little encouragement to keep on going....or find a different path to get us where we want to be!

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Thank you so much for writing that. It really made a difference and I appreciate it. Well, looks like I'll do this the old way lol. I'm signing up at the community college to finish pre-reqs then I'll just enter their nursing program. It will take so much longer, but I think ultimately it will be best.

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HarleyGrandma has 2 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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Hang in there Chryssy, you got some great advice from TLizS!

I'm just starting this process, after a 30 year break, I understand how long the community college route can seem. I feel like I'm already so far behind that any delay is frustrating. We need to remember that every extra day now gives us the opportunity to study and expand our knowledge before we start nursing school. We will be better prepared and better able to succeed!

I'm trying to embrace the "fake it til ya make it" philosophy, can you tell?! LOL

We can do this :yes:

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Good Luck! Rejection only counts after you have given up.

One of the most famous home runs in baseball was when Babe Ruth struck out twice then pointed his bat to a direction followed by a home run hit to that same direction.

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Don't give up! One year, I was rejected by every nursing school I applied to (it was a total of three). I felt horrible and thought maybe nursing wasn't for me. I took some time to work a year, and I applied to nursing school again. I was accepted, and now I'm about to graduate next week with honors from a BSN program. Keep the faith, and apply again.

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