University of Miami Accelerated BSN Program - page 4

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Hi there! I received my acceptance letter for the Summer 2011 Accelerated BSN Program at UM. I was just wondering if anyone who is already in this program could give me some insight on how they like it. Some of my main questions... Read More


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    Quote from yunas_mommy
    i REALLY hope i get into mays class, because i am going back to my old job (which i dislike very much!) in the meantime to try and make, and save, some money before starting school. i couldnt IMAGINE having to work there for another whole year...

    paco, dont give up hope yet..because its a recent change and rolling admissions and alot of people are deferring their enrollment because of cost (which im sure is a reason people arent applying as well)
    Thanks yunas ... I won't give up until the fat lady sings (which in our case will be in the form of a letter "by the United States Postal Service" ... LMAO!). I too made it by the skin of my teeth thinking I was applying by early decision. I had planned to attend info sessions @ UM since Sept but every time I tried to go, work prevented me from making the trip (I live several hours north of Miami). Hence my cursing my job and desire to finally break free from it and enter the career I love. I'm determined NOT to return to my present job come May. I have to make a move somehow. If it is not UM, it will be another nursing school and if not that it will be Plan B or C. Last year my plan B was to return to my job and I can't tell you how awful that has been. This is THE worst bureaucratic year at my job, I am soooooo ready to leave it this year. I have to make it happen.
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    Quote from Paco69
    Thanks yunas ... I won't give up until the fat lady sings (which in our case will be in the form of a letter "by the United States Postal Service" ... LMAO!). I too made it by the skin of my teeth thinking I was applying by early decision. I had planned to attend info sessions @ UM since Sept but every time I tried to go, work prevented me from making the trip (I live several hours north of Miami). Hence my cursing my job and desire to finally break free from it and enter the career I love. I'm determined NOT to return to my present job come May. I have to make a move somehow. If it is not UM, it will be another nursing school and if not that it will be Plan B or C. Last year my plan B was to return to my job and I can't tell you how awful that has been. This is THE worst bureaucratic year at my job, I am soooooo ready to leave it this year. I have to make it happen.
    lol yes the USPS thing kinda made me crack up on the inside...i feel the same way. the last two jobs i had which are careers, ive hated. but the money thing plays a big part..i live up in jensen beach and let me tell you it is hard to find a good paying job here...i am not giving up until i get that letter as well!

    speaking of letters. the graduate business school of UM decided to send me a letter today, which made my heart skip a beat when i saw the big U up top. hats off to them for almost stopping my heart prematurely lol

    we are all going to make it happen! i feel it in my bones!
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    I have not received any letter yet. Even though she said I was accepted, I would not believe until is official. I just hope I can receive the letter soon so I can apply before the deadline for the scholarship. Let's keep our fingers cross.
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    Paco, did you apply to FAU as well? FAU is my first option, but I have heard is extremely competitive. I just applied to FAU and U. of Miami.
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    Quote from lmaria3
    I have not received any letter yet. Even though she said I was accepted, I would not believe until is official. I just hope I can receive the letter soon so I can apply before the deadline for the scholarship. Let's keep our fingers cross.
    Is this Izopata or someone else? Who did you talk to that let you know you were accepted.? Everytime I call they make a big deal out of it and tell me to wait for the letter. Now that makes me uneasy...
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    Quote from yunas_mommy
    speaking of letters. the graduate business school of UM decided to send me a letter today, which made my heart skip a beat when i saw the big U up top. hats off to them for almost stopping my heart prematurely lol

    we are all going to make it happen! i feel it in my bones!
    Are you also applying for an MBA?? *cough* overachiever *cough* ... LMAO!! (yeah, how hypocritical I am: this coming from a guy with a freaking law degree!)

    Please tell me you feel it in your femur (a bigger bone than your phalanges)!!! LOL!!

    Quote from lmaria3
    I have not received any letter yet. Even though she said I was accepted, I would not believe until is official. I just hope I can receive the letter soon so I can apply before the deadline for the scholarship. Let's keep our fingers cross.
    When is that scholarship deadline? That is my only hope and window of opportunity of ever attending UM. Without it, I am afraid it's a no go.

    Quote from lmaria3
    Paco, did you apply to FAU as well? FAU is my first option, but I have heard is extremely competitive. I just applied to FAU and U. of Miami.
    Did not apply to FAU, there was something about the school that FOR ME was not a good fit. Can't recall what that was. Don't interpret that to mean that it is not a good school. It was definitely not that. It was something in the application process I think, or perhaps something that the school does not have that I want? Dont know. I really cannot recall. And for some odd reason I do recall why I did not apply to USF (writing sample ... W T * ???) and UF (wanted Dev Psych and Stats within last 7 years, no one else required this and I was NOT retaking just for UF).

    Quote from yunas_mommy
    Is this Izopata or someone else? Who did you talk to that let you know you were accepted.? Everytime I call they make a big deal out of it and tell me to wait for the letter. Now that makes me uneasy...
    I found this quite unusual as well that you were told on the phone of your acceptance, particularly when that woman I spoke to made VERY clear (like very "United States Postal Service" clear ) that they do not give admissions decisions over the phone. She also told me twice that letters are going out soon using a tone as if to say, "I'm not going to tell this to you again, and I want to get off this phone, you are like the 100th applicant to call me today."
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    The reason she told me I was accepted is because I received a credit evaluation. In their website they state that they do not give credit evaluations until someone has been accepted so I called her to find out why I received one. She said that was weird because normally you receive an acceptance letter before the credit evaluation so she checked and told me you have been accepted bla bla bla, but I will not feel confident just until I see the letter. I will keep you posted.
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    The deadline for the scholarship is on February 1.
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    Quote from lmaria3
    The deadline for the scholarship is on February 1.
    Pfft! Oh lovely. And the application probably requires recommendation letters that I will have no time to get? Winning Powerball seems so much more realistic now ...

    Which means if I am accepted, I must pay a deposit even before knowing whether or not I get this scholarship. In my situation, it seems too much of a gamble ... double
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    Do you know how much is for the deposit? is this refundable if we decide to go for other chool? This is the website where you cand find info about the scholarship. I am going to start working on getting everything so I have everything ready either way.

    http://www6.miami.edu/sonhs/grad/acceleratedbsn.html


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