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I don't like the deadlines either! BC allows a month before requiring a deposit, which is great.
What classes have you taken at Simmons? It's interesting to hear your feedback because I have been leaning towards Simmons based on my gut feeling about liking it! I also liked MGH but for some reason I just got a real community feel at Simmons which I like. I am going back for a visit next week and will sit in on a class and meet some students. I am hoping that this will finalize my decision. Did you have any specific experiences w/ nursing faculty or students that gave you a bad vibe? I'm very curious about your experience there. Since I've only attended an info session it's hard to judge accurately!
I'm sure you'll be very happy at MGH, congrats !! What specialty have you been accepted into?
I took both my chemistry classes, and my stats there - and the content was good, but i didnt 'enjoy' myself. I didnt get excited about going to class. But that may have also had something to do with the fact that I am several years older than everyone else in those classes... I'm sure different people get different vibes from Simmons. I think it just isnt for me. I was accepted into the acute care track, which is what i was hoping for.
But I also didnt want to rule out Simmons based on a 'feeling', so i have been trying to look for quantatative evidence of differences between the programs, and have not found many...Simmons is more expensive, does not have the summer off, and requires more credits. MGHIHP has priority placement in partners healthcare hospitals for their students - or so I was told once - that for every one student from other schools, MGHIHP is allowed to place two into select programs.
Still, I wonder if there are other factors which I am missing....