Change the Nursing School Admissions to how they originally were
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The Dean took into account the struggling students that were already in the Nursing program because of their struggle during the Summer semester; however, he took no time to consider those who are willing to go the distance to succeed during the Summer semester. These changes include:
-accepting half the number of people for both the Fall and Spring cohorts, which drastically decreases the chance of getting in for each student
-Students that were told they had a chance of being accepted, are now basically being told to find a plan B.
-They are now allowing acceptances for Summer 2019; however, that would require a year off school.
For most students that are pre-nursing students, these changes have dramatically affected them. Why? Because most of the pre-nursing students chose where they wanted to go to college based on the college's nursing program. A lot of pre-nursing students are out of state, which means they are paying a ton of money to attend a school so they can get into the nursing program of their dreams. The Dean just recently made these changes after all of the pre-nursing students applied; this means, we are just now hearing the news after already submitting applications. If we knew about these changes before, we would've saved our money and time and went to a school in our state to save money and to a school that we knew we had a chance to get into the nursing program. These new changes are causing people to have to apply to other schools for nursing programs, after already investing 2 years into Auburn University.
The intention of this petition was never to complain about the competitiveness or rigor of Auburn's nursing program; Rather, to bring attention to the sudden changes made. Students had already begun applying to Auburn's nursing school before being notified of the changes; therefore, there was a lack of communication between administration and students, as well as administration and the public.
1. Implement these changes for incoming pre-nursing students.
2. Grandfather in students for this application cycle.
3. Better the communication of the administrative office with pre-nursing and nursing students.
Thank you for your time and support. Together, we can make a difference. War Eagle!!
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