belmont university acceptance rate nursing

belmont university acceptance rate nursing

Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Being accepted into a nursing program is no easy feat. It can be an emotionally charged time for students and their families, with much riding on the outcome of their college acceptance. Although it’s important to celebrate your accomplishments, don’t forget to be kind to yourself throughout the process. Remember that you are doing your best, at a difficult time in life filled with many transitions and challenges. While you may be overly critical of your performance or how you were admitted into the program, remember that there is lots of talent on campus—your classmates will not be thinking any less of you because your acceptance rate was lower than theirs. While the population differences between two cities may seem insignificant in comparison to all applicants nationwide, it’s not worth getting hung up over this fact when there are many other factors that contribute to admission criteria such as GPA and clinical experience (the way these students have prepared for this transition). Stay positive about what lies ahead (i.e., school), even though it might feel like everything is changing around you (i.e., moving from city A to city B).

Stop being so hard on yourself.

It’s easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of self-criticism, in which we say harmful things to ourselves and feel bad about our own perceived shortcomings. However, it’s important not to berate yourself or blame yourself for past actions. You do you. You are you. To be the best version of yourself, you need to allow yourself some grace and self-acceptance. For instance:

  • “I’m stupid” is not a kind thing to say about oneself!
  • “That girl is so much more beautiful than me” is not a kind thing to say about oneself!
  • “I’ll never amount to anything” is not a kind thing to say about oneself!

Self-criticism doesn’t lead anywhere good—it can prevent us from doing things and being happy. Instead of beating yourself up over silly mistakes, learn from them and keep moving on with confidence.

There are no shortcuts.

There are no shortcuts, so don’t believe people who say you can get there overnight. It takes time and hard work. There’s no such thing as cheating your way to success, so don’t listen to people who say otherwise. You can’t learn it all in a crash course, either. There is no book that will teach you everything you need to know without any effort on your part.

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“Fury Road” is the fourth film in the “Mad Max” franchise, but unlike its sequels which carry the same name as their protagonist (i.e., “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”), this film actually doesn’t have the titular character in it for much of its runtime (at least not under his original moniker). Instead of focusing on Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson), this film tells the story of a group of rebels chasing down an army general called Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) through a desert wasteland known as The Wasteland in order to liberate Joe’s five “wives” from enslavement at his compound called The Citadel. Among these rebels are Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), Joe’s trusted lieutenant; Nux (Nicholas Hoult), one of Joe’s soldiers in pursuit of redemption; and Max himself, now simply referred to as “The Warrior King” by his loyalists due to the fact that he saved them from an attack by roving marauders looking for young women to sterilize and turn into milk-producing cattle for Immortan Joe’s warboys and archers—the only ones allowed by law to reproduce under Joe’s rule—to harvest every day they live long enough without dying in battle or by disease before they reach maturity themselves.

You should be proud of your effort and the results you’re getting.

If you’ve taken a standardized test, whether for college admission or something as benign as a graduate school parenting course, it’s likely that you’re familiar with score reports with numbers and percentages. However, these can be pretty daunting to interpret, especially if your previous exposure to them was in the classroom. Here is a quick guide to interpreting such results:

To use the table above and figure out your percentile rank:

  • Find the range of numbers that contains both the number of questions you answered correctly and the number you missed, listed across from each other. In this example, they are Handwriting (1-8) and Name Writing (9-16).
  • Next, find your score in the rightmost column. In my case it’s 15. Put an x under this number.
  • The percentile rank for your score is given at the very top of each column—in this case it’s 1%. This means that out of all test takers who got between 1-16 correct on their Name Writing test, I did better than them.

Break your goals down into manageable pieces to keep moving forward.

The best thing about having a goal is achieving it. The second-best thing is having your goal be broken down into pieces—each piece smaller than the original whole, but easier to accomplish. It’s not as glamorous as checking off one giant box and saying “I’m done!” but it’s more satisfying.

What are some of your goals? Have you broken them down into pieces and made progress on those pieces? If so, how has that helped you keep going?

You can work toward something every day as long as you get a little bit done, even if it takes several months to complete it.

You can achieve difficult things if you focus on them for long enough.

Belmont is a large university, with over 17,000 students. It can be easy to feel lost in the mix, or to fall behind when you’re trying to keep up with your schoolwork and have a job and maintain an active social life. But don’t give up! As long as you keep working hard toward your goals, it will happen (or at least you’ll get closer) eventually. Just remember that it’s easier getting into school if you’ve already been accepted than if you’re still applying!

Don’t compare yourself to other students in your class.

When deciding where to apply, many nursing students look at the acceptance rates of their desired schools and decide to either aim high or aim low. Some may even try to match or exceed a school’s average rate, believing that they’ll be more likely to get in if they’re similar to those already accepted.

The thing is: everyone has a different acceptance rate for a reason—and the process of getting into your desired program is about much more than just its average acceptance percentage.

When it comes to choosing where you want to pursue your nursing degree, what matters most is how you perform on the application itself. For example, if one applicant had lower test scores but a stellar essay and recommendations, she’d likely still get accepted over someone with stronger numbers who skimped on his essay and references. Taking time during the application process to ensure that you’ve made yourself stand out from other applicants—not by trying to be “average”—is the best way not only to secure your admission but also reach your goals once you begin studying as a nurse.

You’ll need time to adjust to the new way of doing things at college and the new people you’ll meet all over again when you see them around campus.

The first few weeks of college will be hard, but you will adjust. Your high school experience was a lot different than your collegiate life, and it is important to keep in mind that learning the new system takes time. If you’re struggling with something like the new syllabus or research assignments, just talk to your professor or college adviser. It’s their job to help you get through college unscathed and continue on with your goals after graduation.

What’s great about this place is that faculty and staff care about their students’ academic and career success as much as students do. You’re going to meet people all over again when you see them around campus, whether it be at lunchtime in the cafeteria or during class time in some giant lecture hall. Even if you don’t know these people from before, they can still become good friends if you put yourself out there and introduce yourself for a friendly chat. Plus, everyone is really nice here!

You can motivate yourself without being mean to yourself.

Coupled with the above tips, there are a few things you can do on your own to motivate yourself to study. Despite the recent stress from finals, I’m going to share my top suggestions for how to stay motivated without being mean to yourself:

Idea #1: Get outside and get some sunshine. Fresh air is one of the best motivators for study! Sometimes a walk in nature is all it takes for me to wake up and realize that I need coffee or a new perspective. You should try going outside at least once every day (even if it’s just for five minutes) as a way of reconnecting with your surroundings as well as using this as an easy way to help you keep motivated while studying.

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