UCF 2013 Accelerated BSN - page 23

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  cml12 profile page
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    I applied for the accelerated program and STILL haven't heard back with a decision. I've already accepted admission from another school so I'm not worried about it. But if this was my only option I would be very stressed right now. And I agree, the application process was undesirable. The background check isn't exactly cheap to get done without knowing whether you'll even be offered a seat in the program or not. Thankfully my other school uses certified profile as well so I am guessing I can use it for them, but it's frustrating nonetheless.
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  3. Visit  mrsbacktoschool profile page
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    Did anyone get a chance to ask about the size of the applicant pool this year?
  4. Visit  Nursowiczka2b profile page
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    Quote from mrsbacktoschool
    Did anyone get a chance to ask about the size of the applicant pool this year?
    I'm not sure how many people applied to the program this year but I know that about a 100 will be interviewed on 03/22.
    I guess we can always call and find out, or I can email one of the advisors. She has been great in responding to my questions.

    How r u guys holding up?
    I'm a little more nervous each day.
    I aced my quiz and presentation yesterday and now I'm studying for a big test on Monday.
    I'm having the hardest time concentrating.
    Seriously...

    Monday afternoon can't come soon enough..
    After my exam it will all be about the interview.

    Do u guys have your outfits all ready for the big day?
    I picked mine up from the cleaners this week.
  5. Visit  mrsbacktoschool profile page
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    I still need to steam my suit. It's in the normal work clothing rotation, so it gets a little more wear than just the occasional interview or event. I finally found a shirt today that isn't too casual and doesn't make me look like a waitress.
    I've been practicing my interview questions each day on my commute. Since I have to drive to Kissimmee for half of the week, I've gotten in a lot of time. The people around me probably think I'm crazy but that's fine.
    I have been really unproductive at work. I just can't concentrate. I haven't told my family that I even have an interview because I don't want to disappoint them if I don't get in. I have no other educational options at this point. It's UCF or I have to work at my job another year (and they already hired my replacement and moved me from my front office to a cubicle in the back warehouse....
  6. Visit  Gradius profile page
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    Quote from Nursowiczka2b
    I'm not sure how many people applied to the program this year but I know that about a 100 will be interviewed on 03/22.
    I guess we can always call and find out, or I can email one of the advisors. She has been great in responding to my questions.

    How r u guys holding up?
    I'm a little more nervous each day.
    I aced my quiz and presentation yesterday and now I'm studying for a big test on Monday.
    I'm having the hardest time concentrating.
    Seriously...

    Monday afternoon can't come soon enough..
    After my exam it will all be about the interview.

    Do u guys have your outfits all ready for the big day?
    I picked mine up from the cleaners this week.
    What class(es) are you in now?
  7. Visit  Nursowiczka2b profile page
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    Quote from Gradius

    What class(es) are you in now?
    Physiology with lab. I love this class but the hardest test of the semester is just before the interview.

    @ mrsbacktoschool
    UCF is my only option too. I applied to basic but would really like to get to ABSN.
    So here is to hoping and praying that it happens.
  8. Visit  akwildone profile page
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    Basic is my back up too but now not so sure. Remington was my third choice due to cost. But then I thought hmmmm Basic won't get out till May 2015. Remington might cost $15,000 more but will get out July 2014. As a nurse I will make more than $15,000 in that time so Remington might be smarter. But I could have applied to Remington and started 2 months ago if I had really done that math and maybe broken even on what I would make over the time to get in and finish accelerated. I just feel like a state school has a better shot of getting me into a nursing masters program down the road. So praying I get accelerated and don't have to decide about the other 2! Other than these programs I have no plan D. I have been a stay at home mom for 10 years and have had no luck re-entering the workforce!
  9. Visit  akwildone profile page
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    Quote from mrsbacktoschool
    Did anyone get a chance to ask about the size of the applicant pool this year?
    It doesn't matter now cause it's down to the "about 100" but I still am curious cause it was about 300 last year I think they said.
  10. Visit  soneutral profile page
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    I hope you get UCF. I thought of Remington as well. That is until I learned that it isn't regionally accredited. I looked at the master's programs in Florida, and most of them need a BSN from a regionally accredited school. Just for that reason I would not even consider Remington. Plus I read somewhere on allnurses that some hospitals won't employ students from Remington because of its lack of regional accreditation. Just my two cents...
  11. Visit  soneutral profile page
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    Fingers crossed for you!
  12. Visit  mrsbacktoschool profile page
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    OK, one week to go!
    Gradius likes this.
  13. Visit  akwildone profile page
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    Quote from soneutral
    I hope you get UCF. I thought of Remington as well. That is until I learned that it isn't regionally accredited. I looked at the master's programs in Florida, and most of them need a BSN from a regionally accredited school. Just for that reason I would not even consider Remington. Plus I read somewhere on allnurses that some hospitals won't employ students from Remington because of its lack of regional accreditation. Just my two cents...
    I will dig deeper into this later but it seemed to me that Remington and UCF carried the same accredidation. From what I have heard getting the job is not an issue but I don't know about masters. Guess I'll look into it more deeply after that interview!
  14. Visit  Nursowiczka2b profile page
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    Quote from mrsbacktoschool
    OK, one week to go!
    T - 168 hours till show time.
    mrsbacktoschool likes this.


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