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Waitlisted? Rejected? NEVER Give Up!

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by PacoUSA PacoUSA, BSN, RN (Member) Nurse

PacoUSA has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a PCU Nurse.

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This is so inspiring thank you for this! Over the past year I have felt depressed about getting into nursing school and virtually had given up. This post will make me keep chuggin!

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this is inspiring....very very! Considering that I was the 107th person out of the 100 that got in my school.

I was shocked because I have worked so hard for this dream and have also sacrificed a lot. But, it's all good!

Please, if you have an info on any BSN (generic path) programs out there for international student, contact me.

jennietobbie@yahoo.com I still believe in my dreams and I WON'T GIVE UP!

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Autumn_Owl works as a Student.

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Wonderful post! The first time I read this post was after my second time applying to an ADN program. I didn't make it the first time, but your words where encouraging! I'm happy to say, this morning I got an acceptance letter! I'm in my schools fall ADN program! :woot:

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PacoUSA has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a PCU Nurse.

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Wonderful post! The first time I read this post was after my second time applying to an ADN program. I didn't make it the first time, but your words where encouraging! I'm happy to say, this morning I got an acceptance letter! I'm in my schools fall ADN program! :woot:

Congratulations! Thank you for being yet another success story living the spirit of this article! :up:

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BuffaloGirl works as a Infusion nurse.

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Thanks for the words of inspiration..i'm currently waitlisted for both the ADN and LPN program..The ADN is waitlisted into neverland and LPN I hope won't be to bad as many people applied for both ADN and LPN. So hopefully they'll get acceptance letters for both and reject the other. We'll see. I'm holding out hope and trying to stay optimistic. It's just hard when you feel your dreams are so close yet far away. :\

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Congratulations to you on getting into nursing school!

I have been rejected by many schools this year and I still have one more to hear back from (which I'm hoping is a yes). Thank you for writing this - you truly have given me some hope.

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I don't know if this will help anyone, but what I have commonly observed students doing is taking too many classes at once and becoming overwhelmed. I understood from the begining that grades where going to be the most looked upon factor in determining wether or not I was accepted into a competitive program, such as a university. Knowing this, I took a bit more time to complete my freshman and sophomore years in college, why rush things knowing that if you take a few less units a semester higher grades can be almost guaranteed? Too often students are impatient, take a load of classes and end up hurting their chances of entering a desired program due to substandard grades. I followed my own advice during my attendance in junior college, leaving the last semester as the only semester I held a full schedule (13 units) so I could be certain of my study skills before entering a BSN program. Not all of us are super students that can ace every class with 18 units on the schedule, in fact few people are capable of this due to time, outside commitments etc, but many of us can accomplish the needed grades if there is a bit less on the plate. I followed this mantra and succeeded in getting accepted into the very school I wanted to attend on the first attempt. Mabye this is something that future nursing school hopefulls should consider.

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PacoUSA has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a PCU Nurse.

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I don't know if this will help anyone, but what I have commonly observed students doing is taking too many classes at once and becoming overwhelmed. I understood from the begining that grades where going to be the most looked upon factor in determining wether or not I was accepted into a competitive program, such as a university. Knowing this, I took a bit more time to complete my freshman and sophomore years in college, why rush things knowing that if you take a few less units a semester higher grades can be almost guaranteed? Too often students are impatient, take a load of classes and end up hurting their chances of entering a desired program due to substandard grades. I followed my own advice during my attendance in junior college, leaving the last semester as the only semester I held a full schedule (13 units) so I could be certain of my study skills before entering a BSN program. Not all of us are super students that can ace every class with 18 units on the schedule, in fact few people are capable of this due to time, outside commitments etc, but many of us can accomplish the needed grades if there is a bit less on the plate. I followed this mantra and succeeded in getting accepted into the very school I wanted to attend on the first attempt. Mabye this is something that future nursing school hopefulls should consider.

Good post. I, like you, took only the prereqs I could handle at once and did them well. You're right, sometimes it only comes down to grades and I don't even know of a school that actually looks at how long it took you to complete prior degrees or courses (except of course, sciences that have to be completed within last 5-10 years). If there is a school like that, best to look elsewhere! Nursing is very competitive these days, might as well go full force with everything you do!

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Thank you so much for those words. I have apply to five schools and got rejected. i have not given up because i know that this is what i want to do. i have apply to my current school for entrance this fall. I have to take the Hesi exam on friday. it is not easy to not dout after five rejections but i will keep my faith and your words have given my more strength. all am doing now is looking to God. One thing i know for sure is that i will get into my program.

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This is such an inspirational post :) I am also applying to a school that seems "impossible" to get into. I just keep reminding myself that its not the end of the world if I dont get in and try to find a way to de-stress myself while I wait :S

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Faith1218 works as a Executive Assistant.

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Very inspiring and motivtional post! I applied for this fall and i was told we would receive the letter this week. You can imagine my anxiety each day, and to see it's Friday almost the end of a business day and no word. and to add to my anxiety, i'm told it sometimes take longer, so count in another week.

I am freaking out! I know it's of my control, i just want to know the answer so i can see what my next step is. I have a lot of faith and will continue to work hard to reach my goals and dreams.

Thank you for reminding us all that there is always hope and good things come with its time.

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