UCF 2013 Accelerated BSN - page 5

by Nursowiczka2b

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 a few prerequisites before I... Read More


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    Hi everyone!

    I found this thread and decided to reply as well!

    I currently attend the University of Florida, hence my screen name :P. Last year I received my Bachelors in Health Science, and I am currently completing my Masters in Health Education & Behavior (which I will be done with in May, yay!)...I am also applying to UCF and it is one of the top schools on my list. It is closer to home, and I have heard good things about the program. My undergraduate (B.S) degree was a 3.45...I am not sure what my pre req GPA is, I haven't calculated it, but I believe its around a 3.5. As of now, my MS gpa is a 4.0, but won't know for sure until final grades are in. I have not taken the TEAs test yet, but will be taking it soon. I am hoping to do well on it, as well as, I'm hoping having a Masters degree will help me some too .

    I see that there are a couple of UCF students on this forum and I was wondering what you guys think about the school? I don't really know much about it at all.

    Also I saw someone post that there are interviews. Thats exciting and nerve wracking as well. Are any of you applying to other schools?
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    Quote from GatorLove
    Hi everyone!

    I found this thread and decided to reply as well!

    I currently attend the University of Florida, hence my screen name :P. Last year I received my Bachelors in Health Science, and I am currently completing my Masters in Health Education & Behavior (which I will be done with in May, yay!)...I am also applying to UCF and it is one of the top schools on my list. It is closer to home, and I have heard good things about the program. My undergraduate (B.S) degree was a 3.45...I am not sure what my pre req GPA is, I haven't calculated it, but I believe its around a 3.5. As of now, my MS gpa is a 4.0, but won't know for sure until final grades are in. I have not taken the TEAs test yet, but will be taking it soon. I am hoping to do well on it, as well as, I'm hoping having a Masters degree will help me some too .

    I see that there are a couple of UCF students on this forum and I was wondering what you guys think about the school? I don't really know much about it at all.

    Also I saw someone post that there are interviews. Thats exciting and nerve wracking as well. Are any of you applying to other schools?
    1) I'm a UCF grad from 2003... haven't attended in a few years (I work right next to it though)... but do you have any particular questions?

    2) UCF is my #1 since I live here presently, UNF is my #2 since theirs is 51 credits compared to UCF's 59. But I'd still rather stay here so I don't have to move, even if it's 8 more credits. USF is my #3 but don't want to move there either, plus theirs is 69 credits (why?)

    Welcome to our thread.
    ~G
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    Hi guys,

    I need some help. I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. I want to apply to the UCF Accelerated BSN program but need to take 2 more prerequisites. How do I go about doing that? Do I apply as an Undergraduate 2nd degree seeking student or Graduate non-degree seeking student? Thanks soo much for all the help!
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    I just registered at Valencia to take the courses and then had my transcripts sent to UCF.

    Quote from gatorgirl07
    Hi guys,

    I need some help. I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. I want to apply to the UCF Accelerated BSN program but need to take 2 more prerequisites. How do I go about doing that? Do I apply as an Undergraduate 2nd degree seeking student or Graduate non-degree seeking student? Thanks soo much for all the help!
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    Quote from gatorgirl07
    Hi guys,

    I need some help. I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. I want to apply to the UCF Accelerated BSN program but need to take 2 more prerequisites. How do I go about doing that? Do I apply as an Undergraduate 2nd degree seeking student or Graduate non-degree seeking student? Thanks soo much for all the help!
    You must have at least 7 of the 8 prereqs done prior to the deadline. I believe if you have to take 2 prereqs in Spring 2013 you are ineligible to apply.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?...zkRXtTvg%3d%3d
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    Hi everyone,

    So application to ABSN is officially open for submission. I requested the application sometime in December to familiarize myself with the whole process and its content and of course with certified background.com procedures that college of nursing will ask every single one of us to submit. All in all it is NOT so bad once you read through everything carefully.
    I have submitted my background order and did my fingerprints by the end of December so hopefully college of nursing has my info by now.
    What's left for me is really to fill out the actual application and submit it by the end of January. The actual deadline is Feb 1st at 11:59 pm lol
    But hey, who wants to wait that long, right?

    Wish you all good luck with submitting your applications and please feel free to share anything on here so we can help each other out.

    Also, If you apply to both accelerated and basic programs, you do NOT have to pay $90 twice to submit background information at certifiedbackroung.com. It was a bit confusing to me because college of nursing sent me 2 separate emails for each program with information and appropriate codes for background check. Long story short, I called college of nursing and was told that once you do it for one program, there is NO need for submitting background info (hence, using another code) for another program of your interest because CON will already have your profile on their file.

    Also, fingerprints process is SO EASY. They make you pick the closest UPS location, set an appointment and you're in and out within 10 min.

    Best of luck!!

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    Oh. Another thing is that the interview for accelerated program has been schedule for March 22nd. This probably means that we should be getting email whether we are invited and seriously considered to be offered a spot or denied by March 15.

    As far as the basic program go, the interview date said TBD.

    My first choice is ABSN, but I am also applying to basic just in case.

    Good day to everyone.
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    Hey Nursowiczka2b,

    Just received my e-mail with the information to complete the application! So excited!
    I have a question about the background check though.. It says two different times that we need background checks in the "How to Apply" section on the nursing website. Did you just do one background check through certifiedbackground.com and send it to the CON?

    Also, when you did your fingerprints, how did you send that to the college? Does UPS send them once the results come back?

    Good luck during the application process! I am so excited to finally start this process!
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    One more question.. does anyone have their degree audit up on the UCF website yet? I e-mailed admissions and they said it took a while for it to be completed and that they still weren't finished with spring admissions yet. Just curious if anyone had theirs yet!

    Thanks!!
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    Hello lexiucf,

    To answer your question about background check... I only submitted the first background check that came with the instructions and the code when I requested ABSN application.
    I also have heard about another certifiedbackground check that will take place later in the this whole process but from what I understand this will only happen to those who are provisionally accepted or placed in the waitpool, that is already after the interview process. The second screening will lost likely include drug screen and all the other goodies lol

    The background check I have submitted so far is what I believe the initial screening which determines if you even qualify to be considered in the nursing program.
    So for instance the report or result summary that you will receive from certifiedbackground.com will include patriot act screen(terrorist stuff), social security alert, residency history, sex offender index, healthcare fraud and abuse scan and employment verification.
    This whole process is pretty neat. You'll read in the directions they sent to create a profile on certifiedbackground.com after you enter a package code that CON sent you in the email along with the pin for submitting your application.
    Once you have your account with certified background.com and because you enter the code CON is automatically notified about everything that is input in your profile.
    Certifiedbackground.com give you a neat list of items that were submitted and those that need your attention or are still to be fulfilled.
    It's pretty easy to orient yourself on their website.

    So long story short you don't send anything to CON, instead you're dealing with certifiedbackground.com and they deal with them.
    You just need to make sure that you enter information correctly (I checked hundreds of times before I submitted anything lol) and as you create your profile the website will direct you to another third party company that will take care of finger prints. There you'll also input your info and schedule your fingerprint appointment, but eventually everything goes back to certifiedbackground.com and from what I believe they convey the rest to CON.

    It will make sense when you go through this step-by-step.
    One word of advise, CHECK THE INFO YOU INPUT based on which that will perform your background check and also when you enter employment info, I personally included the contact info for people to contact and they were able to confirm it right away. The reason I say this is because I have read on other ucf threads that people were waiting for this section to clear and it was freaking them out. So that's why I believe that in my case they were able to verify this information very quickly because of the quality of contact information I included in my profile.

    Hope this lengthy response helps. Lol


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