This month's theme is all about Getting Into Nursing School.
So when I applied as a Nursing major to Luther, it was guaranteed that I would have to take Chemistry & Human Anatomy during my Freshman fall semester to determine if I would get into the program. As most of you know, I changed to Education right before signing up for classes.
Well, when I finally decided to switch back, they had changed the prerequisites so I would take Human Anatomy one semester & Chemistry the next semester. THANK GOD! I don't know if I would have made it into the program with the rigor of a Chemistry & Anatomy class in the same semester!
At Luther, you find out in a letter in January sent to your student mailbox (SPO). It is very intense & nerve-wracking. Everyone at the school knows when it's D-Day & they should avoid the mailboxes!
January is known as J-term at Luther. Freshman have to take a mandatory seminar class on campus. Sophomore, Juniors, & Seniors can either take an on-campus class, study abroad, do an internship, or take the month off. I was a Junior at this point & knew I didn't need any extra credits, so I chose to take January off and spend it at home.
That means I wasn't on campus to get my acceptance letter (&, yes, I was basically guaranteed it would be an acceptance letter because I was a good student & older than everyone else). I ended up picking up my letter at the beginning of February. I'm not even sure if I still have that letter anymore. I hope I do because that's a pretty important & memorable thing!
First thing I did the weekend I found out I made it? Celebrated with one of my BFF's at an 80's Party, duh!
If you're a nurse or a nursing student, how did you find out if you made it into the program?
Is it as nerve-wracking of a day as it is at Luther?
P.S. I have an interview tomorrow afternoon. Mixed feelings.