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School update

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A friend of mine was stressing about whether he made it into his graduate program, which has a 40% acceptance rate, and I realized that the PA program is like 5% acceptance rate (your chances appear to double if you reapply in a subsequent year) and the BSN program I'm eligible for is a 25% acceptance rate. So I looked up some other options. I mean, there's always the long slope of a 2 year RN program at the community college, 16 months for the RN to BSN, and then maybe grad school after.

But other things I could apply for in the 2015 cycle year are a biochemistry graduate program, or a masters in nutrition, which accepts around 20% would require several more classes I haven't taken yet, but I wouldn't have to take most of them until I knew whether or not I got into nursing school. The biochemistry program is more like a 40-50% acceptance rate, though their average GRE score is higher.

So those are all interesting options. I've been thinking about biochemistry just because I seem to enjoy that class, which seems a little unusual. And I'm really interested in the regulation of metabolism.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUMPINJULIE 3/7/2014 2:28AM

    I hope you get accepted into the nursing program but if not sounds like their are plenty of options.

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AJDOVER1 2/26/2014 2:09PM

    Best wishes to you! It sounds like your options are all good.

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NILLAPEPSI 2/26/2014 7:20AM

    It's nice to have lots of options. Follow your heart. If you love doing something, it won't seem so much like work. emoticon

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SUGAR0814 2/25/2014 11:20PM

    Looks like you have made up your mind which way to go! If you're still in doubt, talk to a few in each field to get the pros & the cons! emoticon emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 2/25/2014 9:17PM

    Glad you are weighing your options - you know not putting all your eggs in one basket. It is very smart to be realistic but who knows what will come your way.

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GLORIAMAJDI 2/25/2014 8:12PM

    Tricia, I think it is good that you have figured out what your options are just in case. I hope that whatever route you decide, you will get in to with no trouble. Science was never my thing...not that it was hard, I just didn't like it, so I think it is pretty cool that you enjoy the biochem class!

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STEVEN_D 2/25/2014 6:25PM

    You are awesome! Good luck and study hard. I was a Biochem major. I'm studying for the GRE now to get into grad school, hopefully pharm. chemistry online thru U.F. It's hard trying to study again, but when offers to pay for your school, that's a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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