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Nursing School Update

It's been awhile since I've mentioned how my adventure with nursing school has been going, so let's catch you all up to speed!

For my new readers, here's the background: I'm applying to nursing school. It's an incredibly long process. The program I'm hoping to get into is very competitive - they only take 30 applicants for each cohort. It's also very tough - if I get in, I'll earn my BSN in 12 short months. I have a bachelor's degree already {with a minor in science} but have been taking a couple science classes each semester because my minor classes don't count toward the nursing pre-requisites. For example, I had to take Chem 103 for my first degree and now I've had to take Chem 102 because it's what was required for the nursing application. It's been a huge time and money sucker - both of which have been tight. It also means I've been sitting through classes that are a piece of cake. But I can't test out of them because I need the lab component in order for the classes to count toward my nursing degree. Frustrating, no?

Last week the nursing school applications went live. Meaning, we could fill them out and start submitting things to the College of Nursing. First, I had to apply to the University... had to send all sorts of transcripts in... and waited to get accepted. That happened and I had to send in a tuition deposit to reserve my spot and get my official school email address.

At the same time, I've had to submit requests for background checks, fill out pages and pages of personal information and schooling information. Basically, I'm up to my eyeballs in forms. I signed up to take the TEAS V test {anyone with personal experience with it?! I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into} in a few weeks before the spring semester starts in January. Also, I have to have two letters of recommendation be written and sent in to the CON.

After all that fun is submitted {hopefully my paperwork will be completed and in the mail by the end of the year and the rest will all trickle in afterwords} then I get to wait. And wait. And wait some more. Until the end of May. May. Guys, that's over five months of just waiting. Pure. Torture.

So there you have it! That's what I've been busy doing between work and school. That's what's been on my mind lately. It's kind of nice to know that I'm finally getting into the thick of applying - because for the last year plus I've been working toward this application. Now I can finally look forward to the next step!

I'm nervous, excited, and impatient all at the same time!

There are three steps to the acceptance process. If I get an email interview, I know I made it to the first step. If I get a phone interview I know I made it even further. I'll keep the updates coming and I'll share any results or details with you. All I ask of you is patience and kindness if the process doesn't go as I hope it does.


  1. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, love! Best wishes! There is no doubt in my mind that you got this! XO!

  2. Good luck! I had to take the TEAS (idk if it was the TEAS V or not.). It wasn't bad. No calculator so brush up on simple math.

  3. I too am on the road to nursing school! I will be applying for the program next fall so I'm working on all my pre-recs right now. I have to take all those earlier bio classes too. I'll be thinking of you! May is a long time to wait...which is also when my baby is due. :)

  4. Good luck!! I know you will get in! :)

  5. Keep truckin! It's hard work getting in and nursing school is even more tough but it's so worth it!

  6. Holy cow, and I thought just having to take a pee-test for a job was a pain! (

    Man, I'm frustrated on your behalf about that Chem business. Isn't that something an advisor could have told you back before you took Chem 103 the first time around? What school is your program at, if I could ask? (if you don't want to tell, I totally get that whole keeping some anonymity on the internet thing, I'm just curious).

    Best of luck with your application!


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