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Stupid question and a sane question :)

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by MissDA26 MissDA26 (New) New

Hey everyone. I was accepted into a nursing program (yay!) but I have to fill out a form that says I'm accepting the spot within 2 weeks, or they will withdraw my application. I just went to the post office to mail it and put it in one of those blue mail box things in front of the post office, but I realized that I put it in EXPRESS mail, not the other regular mail box! They looked exactly the same! I know that people who use express mail pay for it before hand, so do you think they will just realize I made a mistake and still mail it?? Or will they have to send it back to me??? I know it's sounds stupid but I'm just nervous because I want them to know ASAP that I'm accepting my spot into the program!!

And now here is my sane question :chuckle... I'm actually just curious. Who's still waiting on an acceptance letter? And if you have received an acceptance letter, when does your program begin? :nurse:

momof2*s

Specializes in Ortho and Transplant.

I askied one of the nurses that I work with now (she used to work for the us post offices) they will just put it in the regular mail and not send it out on the express truck,

I am still waiting on my letter; Im on the wait list at a cc and hoping for fall08' but that is just wishful thinking!

Yah for you and your acceptance!!!

Thanks! What a relief. ;)

I hope you get in for this fall! My fingers are crossed for you.

mybrowneyedgirl, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Room.

I think you'll be fine, but I have to confess. I made a copy of mine and mailed it twice just in case LOL. A lot of people laughed at me, but I'm ok with that. :)

coolpeach

Specializes in ER/Ortho.

Our EMAILS (they send emails not letters) go out sometime between this Thursday, and Monday...its getting so close.

When it was application time we all had the flu so I had to mail it. I sent it Fedex return receipt requested. I think it cost me about $10, but it was worth it. I could go online, and see exactly when it got there, and print a copy of the signature of the person who signed for it.

I think in the future for any really important mail where time is an issue I will use them again.

Music in My Heart

Specializes in being a Credible Source. Has 11 years experience.

Funny story.

We were fortunate... we were notified and able to reply by E-MAIL (I did check the Read Notification box, though!).

cokeforbreakfast

Specializes in Telehealth, Hospice and Palliative Care. Has 7 years experience.

I sent my acceptance postcard back to school today, Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. The postal employee was flabbergasted...he couldn't imagine what postcard would be so important that I would go to all that trouble and expense. (The card says right on it that if it is not returned, you forfeit your spot!)

Then, when I got back to work, I obsessed all afternoon that I'd checked the "decline" box instead of the "accept" box. So I just now finished e-mailing the receptionist as double insurance.

If I had it to do over I'd have taken a photocopy of the card BEFORE I sent it, just to reassure myself this week before orientation.

I know this is all so, SO crazy. But I want this more than anything and I don't want to screw it up!

Music in My Heart

Specializes in being a Credible Source. Has 11 years experience.

Yeah, it kinda brings back the old nightmares of walking into class, realizing that it's the final, and that you forgot to attend... or forgot to drop... or...

I sent application in Registered (or Certified), whichever was the most expensive way, the one where it's kept in a safe at the post office and checked in and out by each person handling it. The clerk also looked askance at me but I figured (and just finishing my first semester, still do) it was the best $15 I ever spent.

P_RN, ADN, RN

Specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89. Has 30 years experience.

Gosh back in the olden days, I interviewed with the dean, she asked a few questions and said OK; first day of classes is....make sure you pay your tuition...... and pick up your advisement papers. that was it.

I brought my letter of intent into the school and handed it to the nursing department secretary. I would have made myself nuts worrying about the mail.

This thread made me laugh so much! I did the same thing. I actually took my acceptance letter to the school, then bout had a panic attack because I was scared I might have marked the wrong space. These spaces are just so precious, makes ya kinda nutty!! At least I know I was in good company.

Hoping4RNin2010

Specializes in ICU. Has 3 years experience.

Yup, I hand delivered mine to the school...and then walked away and thought...what if the secretary misplaces it and it STILL gets lost?! *SIGH*

I did go to our first little orientation they had slotted and they had a nametag all ready and waiting for me, so I guess the secretary did not lose it...hahaha!

Kim

LOL!! I went to my school and the secretary was gone but they was a folder thing on her door to leave it in but I wouldn't--what if she didn't see it or someone took it so it would open up a space. I went home and emailed her to get permission to mail it to her--I ended up mailing it certified.

JENNisanRN

Specializes in Med-Surg.

I brought my letter of intent into the school and handed it to the nursing department secretary. I would have made myself nuts worrying about the mail.

Same thing here Misserella...I was so anxious and excited that I drove to the school to deliver mine in person, wondered why there were no cars in the parking lot and then realized it was Good Friday! I laughed to myself the whole way home. Then on Monday, went back and handed it in to the actual coordinator of admissions....I was so nervous just doing that! I just kept thinking about the part of the letter that said "failure to turn in the letter of intent by the requested date will remove your name..."

My school did two pools of applicants. I was in the first and they are finishing up the second pool now and will be done by the first week of June. So I have not received an orientation letter yet and of course am obessing about that! It never ends!

Same thing here Misserella...I was so anxious and excited that I drove to the school to deliver mine in person, wondered why there were no cars in the parking lot and then realized it was Good Friday! I laughed to myself the whole way home. Then on Monday, went back and handed it in to the actual coordinator of admissions....I was so nervous just doing that! I just kept thinking about the part of the letter that said "failure to turn in the letter of intent by the requested date will remove your name..."

My school did two pools of applicants. I was in the first and they are finishing up the second pool now and will be done by the first week of June. So I have not received an orientation letter yet and of course am obessing about that! It never ends!

HA - It never ends huh. Now I'm obsessing about everything else. I need to RELAX :bugeyes: Once fall comes I will be wanting my free time back. Good luck !

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