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UCF 2013 Accelerated BSN - page 12

Hello everyone. I'm new to allnurses.com and I just wanted to say congrats to those who got into the 2012 UCF nursing program this summer. I am a prenursing student at UCF as I am still working on... Read More

  1. Visit  Nursowiczka2b profile page
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    Quote from mrsbacktoschool
    Yeah, CON told me that my transcripts weren't in, so I ended up sending them 4 times before they said that they couldn't access them because they were graduate. I had to contact Mr. Austin to have him personally put my grad course in and it still never showed up on my degree audit. Very frustrating (and pricey) to say the least. They told me they interview a lot of people. More than they have room for. Was told that helps them determine who gets in and who gets wait-listed. I also heard the accelerated is much less competition for a seat then the basic. I'm sure it must be a big chaotic mess, considering many of us applied to both accelerated and basic.
    Anyway, it is a WHOLE lot better than the craziness I went through last year applying for Physician Assistant schools. Was told the total number of seats was 30 and most programs had more than 500 applicants. Pretty slim odds there. When I called up UCF, they said it is more of a 3-to-1 ratio for accelerated and 5-to-1 on the basic seats and many are dropped because they don't meet qualifications or don't get through the UCF application in time.
    I'm starting to get very nervous in here. I know something must happen this week. My spring break is about studying and preparing for the interview.
    I have a huge and most difficult physiology test 4 days before an interview, quizzes and presentations and everything else.

    Have you started preparing for a potential interview? If so, how do you go about it?
    I'm looking up the most generic questions they may ask and I'm practicing the possible answers I would give.
  2. Visit  ucfsn14 profile page
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    I am just going over general questions and really getting to know myself, strengths/weaknesses, why nursing, etc... From what I heard from the spring Daytona BSN interviewees, they were very standard questions just getting to know you and the interview was only like 20 minutes long. I think they just want to make sure that you are capable of completing the program and don't have obstacles holding you back. I don't think they will ask a lot of ethical/situational type questions because its a group interview. It would be too easy to go off of other peoples answers. If they just ask questions about you, you have to give them honest personalized answers. Even though I am nervous. I think its best to stay calm and just get excited for it! Its finally almost here!!! Be yourself, if your a good fit for the program, you will get in!
  3. Visit  Nursowiczka2b profile page
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    Thanks lexiucf,
    That's exactly what I'm thinking as far as the interview goes. I was also told by one of the advisors that you want to be yourself and speak the most true about who you are. If you're not natural and try to be someone you're not the panelists will most likely sense that.
    What I can't help but wonder is the fact that if they invite twice as many people as there is available seats in the program, there must be something they certainly look for in a candidate. I mean, after all half of the candidates will essentially be waitlisted and half will be offered a spot after the interview process is completed.

    Does anyone know how many people applied to ABSN this year? Sometimes they release that information over the phone if some asks.
  4. Visit  mrsbacktoschool profile page
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    I'm sure they are looking for people who are just genuine and really excited about nursing. The only thing I'm willing to bet will differ from the other interviews is the accelerated part. I went through a master's program with an accelerated component that I had to interview for. They asked me about study habits and ways I could handle all of the extra work. I told them that I have a lot of support and my time management skills are superb. I told them that I am not a procrastinator and I handle a busy schedule well- less time to be distracted.
  5. Visit  mrsbacktoschool profile page
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    8 days left for letters!
  6. Visit  Nursowiczka2b profile page
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    The emails will be sent tomorrow. I can smell it in the air. Lol
    mrsbacktoschool likes this.
  7. Visit  DAK385 profile page
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    I think so too!!!
    Quote from Nursowiczka2b
    The emails will be sent tomorrow. I can smell it in the air. Lol
  8. Visit  mrsbacktoschool profile page
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    I sure hope so.... my work schedule is starting to fill up April and will approach May soon... I want to happily hand in my notice soon!
  9. Visit  alisano.tru profile page
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    Oh my gosh. All I can say is that I wasn't nervous until I looked at this forum! I feel like there's a countdown clock ticking down until tomorrow! I'm sad because one of the schools I went to for prereq classes for Spring and Summer 2012 sent UCF an official transcript in December/January with only one semester attached!! So annoyed... Luckily one of the advisors let me know so I could send an unofficial transcript and resend the official, but I'm not sure when it will be processed since it's spring break. MAD!! I will literally be biting my fingernails until tomorrow. Okay sorry. Venting done now.
  10. Visit  mrsbacktoschool profile page
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    Quote from alisano.tru
    I feel like there's a countdown clock ticking down until tomorrow!
    Don't feel so nervous alisano.tru, we are just all a little crazy with the wait. I actually do have a countdown app installed on my phone for the different deadlines! CON said that letters go out "up until a week before the interview." The interview is March 22, so that makes the cutoff for the letters the end of the day on March 15. We still technically have another week to go.
  11. Visit  DAK385 profile page
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    When I asked when we find out about interviews she said a week the date, and then said, well, 7 business days. I'm hoping we hear before next Friday since I'm assuming some people might need to give work or childcare a little more notice than a week.

    Quote from mrsbacktoschool
    Don't feel so nervous alisano.tru, we are just all a little crazy with the wait. I actually do have a countdown app installed on my phone for the different deadlines! CON said that letters go out "up until a week before the interview." The interview is March 22, so that makes the cutoff for the letters the end of the day on March 15. We still technically have another week to go.
  12. Visit  alisano.tru profile page
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    I guess I just convinced myself we will find out tomorrow since I know a couple other schools gave their decisions this week. I keep telling myself to relax. I mean, I'm excited! Just a little nervous too. I really just hate the idea of not knowing anything.
  13. Visit  mrsbacktoschool profile page
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    Tell me about it. I made plans to go camping that Friday- I might need to get a solar charger so I can keep my phone on and check every 5 minutes. How evil, UCF email just dinged with a new message that reads "Invitation to attend......" another on-campus event. I should probably make myself only check the email once a day, this is getting pretty ridiculous.


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