FAU BSN 2013-Traditional or Accelerated - page 17
Anyone out there that is applying to start the FAU Nursing program in May 2013? I have submitted my application for the accelerated program. It is the only program I am applying for so I am really... Read More
Jun 12, '13Hi. Yes, I finally went into and spoke to Dr. D - no grant. I'm sorry - lets try our very best for next year. Good luck everyone...
Jun 12, '13Hi OctoberSongs I had 3.85 sciences and a 99th percentile TEAS...
So with the grant not approved what is everyone thinking about next year? ... I am a bit torn as I should much prefer to attend FAU but am feeling less than confident about my ability to be accepted next year and I do have a program for this August (the cost and location make it much less desirable though).
Jun 12, '13That's really too bad! I was really hoping the grant would be approved! :-( I guess I'll be moving to plan B and minor in Health Administration and reapply for next year because I honestly have no more classes to take. I've taken all of my nursing pre-requisites already ;-(. Well everything happens for a reason! Keeping positive and keep applying! FAU is where I want my nursing degree! I'll keep trying and hoping! Keep the faith everybody!
Dec 9, '13Hey everyone! I don't know if anybody is re-applying this cycle, but I wanted to reach out and say hello again! Let's sweat out the waiting game together
Dec 9, '13Hey gforge88! I just wanted to stop by and invite you to join the FAU 2014 thread. We would love to have the input from someone who has applied before and may have a bit of insight into the process.
FAU 2014 ABSN applicants
May 27, '14Can anyone that is applying or in the accelerated program at FAU tell me about your experience, I would love to have some insight on the experience. I am currently debating which route I should take, considering that I am 27 and want to have a career I would prefer to take the accelerated program however I will not be able to apply til next year because I am one semester shy of having all my nursing per-reqs finished and about 30 credits away from having my bachelors degree.Last edit by tnbutterfly on Feb 25, '15
Oct 10, '14Hey im applying for the accelerated program at FAU and would love to have some insight on the experience. I am currently debating which route I should take, considering that I am 27 and want to have a career I would prefer to take the accelerated program however I will not be able to apply til next year because I am one semester shy of having all my nursing per-reqs finished and about 30 credits away from having my bachelors degree.
Can you offer any helpful suggestions?Last edit by tnbutterfly on Feb 25, '15
Apr 23, '15As a transfer student I received no assistance with advising upon starting at this university. No one was willing to meet up with me. I declared my major as pre-nursing and was finally able to set up an appointment with a nursing advisor. She gave me the wrong information. Pre-reqs for nursing school include Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2. Over the summer, there were slots open for A&P 2 (but no courses offered in A&P 1 until the fall). She informed me that students must take A&P 1 first, followed by A&P 2 - I did not sign up for A&P over the summer, based on this information. My application for nursing school had to be put off an entire year, because both A&P 1 & 2 need to be completed before January. I was later informed that A&P 1 is not required to take A&P 2.
After applying to the nursing program, I was placed on the wait list. A few days later, I received an acceptance letter from Assistant Dean of the School of Nursing!
"Congratulations! Upon recommendation of the Admission and Progression Sub-Committee, I am pleased to inform you of your preliminary acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program (Traditional track) at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University."
My family and I were ecstatic. I'm a model student with an exceptional GPA & a volunteer at the local hospital, so we all felt the acceptance was well-earned. The extended family was notified and it was one of the happiest moments of my life. The following day, I received this email:
"I must aoplogize for any miscommunication that has went out regarding an update in the background check. The email sent out was sent to everyone in reference to code changes, unfortunately the email stated you had been "preliminary accepted" into the program. To avoid further confusion, you are still on the wait list. Again I apologize for any miscommunication on our behalf."
An email from one of the office assistants, the "miscommunication" apparently wasn't deserving of a letter from the assistant dean. I was devastated. I tried repeatedly to get an appointment with the assistant dean to discuss with her what happened. She finally agreed to meet with me, but then cancelled later that day; in essence telling me that she does not meet with wait-listed students. There are far "too many" students applying to FAU and that's her policy.
I'm been a devoted student at FAU since 2010 (also working full-time to help put myself through school). I also tutor Biology (& a bevy of other science courses), assisting students with passing difficult science courses.
The staff's treatment of students is truly heartbreaking. & for a nursing school that prides itself on "kindness" and compassion. I've received nothing but callousness and indifference. You are just a # at FAU and as long as they have your money, that's all that matters.