(Closed) Nursing school

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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 # 5
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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?

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