Fall 2013 BSN Samuel Merritt University

  1. 0 Hi everybody,
    A week ago I mailed my application for the Fall 2013 BSN program at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, Ca. Anyone else want to wait for results with me? I am currently taking 3 courses in progress until mid May! I am so nervous !!!
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    About Larisa.

    27 Years Old; Joined Mar '13; Posts: 7.

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    Moved to the California State Nursing Programs forum for more of a response.
  4. Visit  Cali.RN profile page
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    Hi Larisa , I dropped off my application last week as well. I am so NERVOUS. This is going to be a long wait, I already know. I don't think we will know anything until the first week of June.

    What were your admissions stats if you dont mind? I applied with a 3.5 overall, and 3.5 science.
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    Hey,

    My gpa is almost the same: overall 3.6 and science 3.5. But myTeas score is not so good, 75%. Also I have submitted 3 recommendation letters, from my work (dental office), college professor and from hospital where I volunteered. What about you?
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    Where else have you applied?
  7. Visit  kayevangelista profile page
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    I just mailed in my application too! I'm also taking three pre-reqs, but not any major science ones. Just history, sociology and interpersonal comm! This waiting game is going to be the death of me!
  8. Visit  vivs profile page
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    I mailed my application last week as well. I'm taking history, interpersonal communication, and intro philosophy as part of the prereqs for Samuel Merritt. It sucks that we have to wait until June to find out if we got accepted because I applied to CSU's and we have to accept or decline our acceptances by May 1.
  9. Visit  Larisa. profile page
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    Im taking now History, Statistics and English 1B. Yeah, it's crazy to wait so long for the results... Also I've applied to USF, and Im already waiting for the letter.
  10. Visit  annulo profile page
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    Same boat! This is my second time applying to the program as I applied for Spring 2013 and did not get waitlisted/in (had five pre reqs in progress, two being sciences), but now I am done with all of my prerequisites. Turned in two letter of recs, one from a lab professor and one from my volunteer coordinator. I would really love to be able to get into this program, since so far all of the faculty/staff I have talked to have been extremely helpful.

    Best of luck to everyone, hope we can all be part of this fall's cohort!
  11. Visit  Marykdarling profile page
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    Good luck you guys! I am currently in the BSN program (I started Spring of this year) and I remember how nervous I was waiting to get that acceptance letter! Just to let you guys know, there are a lot less seats in the fall than in the spring, so if you don't get in, don't feel like it's because you're not good enough. It's simply because more people from the transfer schools start in the fall. There are a few girls in my program that didn't get in for the fall but got in for the spring. Good luck!!
  12. Visit  Larisa. profile page
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    Thank you so much for your support!!! How do you like the program so far?
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    Quote from Marykdarling
    Good luck you guys! I am currently in the BSN program (I started Spring of this year) and I remember how nervous I was waiting to get that acceptance letter! Just to let you guys know, there are a lot less seats in the fall than in the spring, so if you don't get in, don't feel like it's because you're not good enough. It's simply because more people from the transfer schools start in the fall. There are a few girls in my program that didn't get in for the fall but got in for the spring. Good luck!!
    --marykdarling, thanks for the info! How do you like it so far? I actually just visited the campus for the first time the other day and it wasn't what I expected. It doesn't really look like a "college/university". What do you have to say about that? Is it because the students will mostly be in clinicals and all that good stuff so the classrooms aren't the prime focus for Samuel Merritt? I'm not really looking at the total "college life like in the movies" experience, I had that at a cal state, but I just want to make sure the campus feels homey, you know what I mean?

    This is one of the things that's keeping me from for sure choosing Samuel Merritt (I'm still waiting for a letter) vs. U of San Francisco- which is a way more expensive and longer program. Plus the area could be a little iffy at night.

    Just want to hear some thoughts!

    Thank you!
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    Quote from kayevangelista

    --marykdarling, thanks for the info! How do you like it so far? I actually just visited the campus for the first time the other day and it wasn't what I expected. It doesn't really look like a "college/university". What do you have to say about that? Is it because the students will mostly be in clinicals and all that good stuff so the classrooms aren't the prime focus for Samuel Merritt? I'm not really looking at the total "college life like in the movies" experience, I had that at a cal state, but I just want to make sure the campus feels homey, you know what I mean?

    This is one of the things that's keeping me from for sure choosing Samuel Merritt (I'm still waiting for a letter) vs. U of San Francisco- which is a way more expensive and longer program. Plus the area could be a little iffy at night.

    Just want to hear some thoughts!

    Thank you!
    Hi! So, I love the program. The teachers are all awesome, the facility is so state-of-the-art, and the school has a great reputation. I'm really happy at SMU and would recommend it to anyone.

    The campus is definitely not traditional whatsoever, but honestly, it doesn't bother me at all! We spend almost our entire day in two different classrooms, so it's not like you're walking across "campus" to get to your classes; they are right next to each other. Once you get the hang of it, it's not bad at all IMO. It has everything that I need, including good food within walking distance and an awesome library. I definitely wouldn't let the campus away your decision. Instead, look at NCLEX pass rates between the colleges honestly, I wasn't willing to pay more money and spend one extra year at USF, but it is a great option for some people.

    In your second semester you will spend a lot more time in clinical at the hospital. First semester looks like this: 4 classes from jan-April, 2 classes from April-may, and one day of clinical a week.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!!! Good luck!

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