Post # 1
So….I didnt get in. I didnt even get waitlisted. I know this happens to alot of people, but I’m honestly feeling so unbelievably low. I dont have any credits left to take, I’ll have to come up with some crap classes to take up time so my student loan payments dont start….
I know I’m going to apply again, but I feel hopeless. 🙁 At least I still have the wedding to look forward to….
Post # 3
I’m so sorry. I know how hard it is. I know that you feel so low right now, but you will be fine. Your story is exactly how my story went, except replace “nursing” with “pharmacy”. When I was in undergrad, I was certain that I was going to go to pharmacy school. It’s the only major I ever had, and that was the track that I was on. Like you, I didn’t get in. I didn’t get waitlisted. Heck, I didn’t even get an interview! I felt HORRIBLE. I remember getting the rejection letter in the mail, and just driving around town by myself, crying in the car, eventually parking in a Wal-Mart parking lot and bawling my eyes out. No one seemed to understand why I was so upset, but it was truly devastating at that point in my life. This was my plan, and it totally didn’t work out!
Please believe me when I say you will be fine. If this is something you want, there is a way to do it. Figure out what kept you from getting in, and tackle it. If it means re-taking some classes to get some grades up, do it. If it means getting some type of internship or clinical experience, do it. Be proactive and set up a meeting with someone from the nursing school…figure out exactly what you need to do. Don’t give up!
It was eight years ago that I got that awful rejection letter. I used the anger, sadness, and frustration to fuel my ambition and fight harder than ever for what I wanted. Today, I am very happy in my pharmacy career. You can do it!!!
Post # 4
Thank you for the encouragement! My advisors made it sound like I had a really good chance, so I didnt apply anywhere else….Like you, I wasnt even waitlisted. We dont do interviews, so I dont know.
One of the schools in my state (although still 3 hours away…) is offering a round of late admissions, i dont know if they got enough qualified applicants. Thats my hail mary, otherwise I’ll just have to wait until the next application period :/
Post # 5
Going through a similar life job crisis right now!
How much experience in health care do you have? I know if theres a point system it helps to get a job in the field to increase your chances! Instead of taking more coursework, I would consider getting more experience ( can you become a CNA – or follow a different path like LPN to RN to BSN?
Post # 6
I’m a CNA, I’ve worked for three years. I also am partially fluent in Spanish, and am an international student from Canada. I was ‘partnered’ with my hospital, which was supposed to be a big boost for my applicant status. I also took most of my credits at the school I applied to, which was supposed to give me preference as well…. I guess I’ll just have to work on my science GPA. (3.25) :/ Overall gpa 3.5.