What Steps Should I Take After Getting Rejected to Nursing Schools

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Hello everyone! I am new here in this community. I want to reach out and connect with other members on some advice regarding about what steps should I take after getting rejected to nursing schools. Please feel free to reply as I would greatly appreciate your comments/help!

First and foremost, I have completed all of my nursing prereqs as well as the TEAS exam (took it 3 times). However, I got accepted into an out of state nursing school for this upcoming fall 2018. Unfortunately, I truly felt that the school was not for me due to other last-minute prereq requirements the school wanted, so I withdrew from the program. At this time, I am currently applying at my local community colleges as well as my CSU to return to school. I have scheduled to re-take my TEAS this September to improve my score in hopes that my nursing points will increase. This decision of mine will delay me in applying to nursing schools for the following year as I want to re-take my anatomy classes to get a better grade. I plan to apply to as many CSUS and private institutions after I re-take and complete some classes as well as the TEAS. Before, I was not focused on applying to schools and so it limited me to apply. The consequences of that were multiple rejection letters. Now, I honestly want to learn from my mistakes and do better. Am I doing the right steps? Should I feel embarrassed that I withdrew from the out of state program? Should I feel bad for myself that I am delaying another year to improve my nursing gpa and points?

The best thing to do is consult with a representative of the program you're interested in and ask how you can best improve your chances. Every school has different criteria, so it's impossible to say whether or not you're doing the "right things". Some schools don't count retaken classses, for example. If you're school is one of them, you could be wasting time and money.

I agree with Sour Lemon. Double check the requirements and rules for each program to ensure you are maximizing your time and money.

I can't really weight in on your decision to pull out of the out-of-state program because it'd really depend on how good the program was and what the exact situation was, but I do think that you shouldn't feel bad about having to wait the extra time to get into nursing school. It's better for you to make the mistake, learn from it, and improve now than it is to do it while in the nursing program. Feeling bad about yourself doesn't help anything. Moving forward and working on it is the best option instead.

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