Struggling Pre Nursing Student

Nursing Students Pre-Nursing


I am currently a pre-nursing student at my local CC in New Orleans. So far, I have been denied about 4/5 times from BSN programs in my state. I have tried reaching out to some nurses that I know about some advice on how to get in and how to better prepare myself for the day I'm finally accepted but none have been too helpful. I know that entry into nursing school takes more trying for some than others. I really just need some advice on how to better my chances to be accepted and how to better prepare myself for what I'm about to get into. I have taken every pre-requisite that the school requires. At this point, I take classes to better my grades.

p.s. I have a two-year-old son and I am 22 years old and work part time at 2 jobs.

Have you ever reached out to those BSN programs that you applied to? If you can, I would definitely recommend it. Many programs are happy to give feedback on applications and would probably be willing to talk to you about your strengths, weaknesses, and how to become a stronger applicant in the future.

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

What is your GPA? TEAS/ HESI score? What is the typical accepted student getting on those two metrics?

You need more data so you can target your interventions instead of just hand-wringing. Don't just talk to 'nurses you know' talk to the actual schools. They are the only ones who know why you have not made the cut.

Specializes in Neuro.

Meet with an adviser of the programs you are trying to get into. Have them look over everything & give you feedback. They are probably the only ones who can tell you what you'll need to do to improve your chances of acceptance.

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