University of Miami Accelerated BSN Program - page 5

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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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    Lmao no I'm not an overachiever! I took the GMAT back in august when I decided to go to grad school and schools are still sending me stuff by mail and email!!!! Izo, I guess that's why you were the exception because as Paco stated they r getting REALLy impatient both by phone and email!!!! Btw the femur joke went right over my head....lol
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    Hi everyone:

    Lmaria3,

    Unfortunately the $300.00 is non refundable( I know because I had to pay it), and is due within 2 weeks of receipt of the letter. Also just so everyone knows the background check is gonna be $95.00 out of your pocket you will never see again! Lame i know. Hope there are no more hidden fees, like clinical placement or some crap or i'll scream ! lol


    Paco69,

    The scholarship application is due feb 1 . 3 completed recommendation forms are required but should be easy to get because it is not a letter just answering questions about you the applicant that they will probably match in the interview if selected. i say turn in the app whether you get the acceptance letter yet or not. You never know if you get it the 5th or something crazy, and they hadn't even opened your scholarship package up yet. Its all on the website.

    Best of luck to all.
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    Thanks Grace,

    did you apply to FAU as well? FAU is my first option, but I know is very competitive. I have a MBA from FAU, and my gpa is 3.88, but I scored 76% in the vocabulary part. My average for the HESI is 88.7%. I hope they still consider my application. I wish I could know now before sending the deposit to Miami, but knowing how competitive FAU is. I should just focusing on Miami. what have your heard of FAU and their statitics? Thank you!
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    Quote from grace390
    Hi everyone:

    Lmaria3,

    Unfortunately the $300.00 is non refundable( I know because I had to pay it), and is due within 2 weeks of receipt of the letter. Also just so everyone knows the background check is gonna be $95.00 out of your pocket you will never see again! Lame i know. Hope there are no more hidden fees, like clinical placement or some crap or i'll scream ! lol
    i figured the background check and non refundable fee, but what about physical? nursing physicals are EXPENSIVE!!!!! at the school i used to work for i know they spent a couple hundred if they werent already healthcare professionals between shots, xrays, etc etc.
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    lmaria,

    Congrats on being accepted to UM first of all. Yes I also applied to Fau, but doubt I will get in. My Hesi stats were great but GPA stats def not up there like you. However I dont think they look at MBA GPA just bachelors.

    "

    Admission Decision Factors

    This is a limited-access program and we receive many more qualified applications than available spaces. The key factors considered when making admission decisions include:

    Prospective students MUST have been awarded a Bachelor's degree with a MINIMUM 3.0 GPA. Post baccalaureate and graduate classes are NOT calculated into the Bachelor's degree GPA. The official GPA is the GPA calculated by the Bachelor's degree awarding institution."

    Collected from: Florida Atlantic University - Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing - Future Students

    I am hoping they can overlook that 76% on Vocab because I know that was my poor section as well (88%) Others 96,98,94. I have heard the same comments as you, that it is impossible to get into. I much prefer the UM just because of the actual program, but if i were choosing based on economical costs, FAU would be my bet!


    Yunas,

    I havent been contacted by the College of Nursing as yet. I dont think they will start contacting us until after all the admissions decisions have been sent out. I have been reading posts from last year, and going to miami.edu/sonhs/students to get my info. So far I haven't heard anything about a physical. I saw the immunization and CPR requirements though, but those I already have as I so CNA work pro re nata while in school. If you find anything out be sure to let me know though !!
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    My GPA for my bachelor is 3.88, and the MBA 3.7. I know they will not look at my MBA at all. Let's see what happens, but I am not confident either, just 80 seats for 900 applicants between accelerated and traditional. And I believe, just 42 spots for accelerated. I will keep you posted. I think they will let us know by the mid of February.
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    lmaria,

    I keep thinking when did nursing school get so competitive? Im losing my mind with this waiting game! I wish they would have asked for a resume or something you know. Its all a numbers game. What did you study in undergrad if you don't mind me asking? The email said by Feb 28 they will send out decisions to all applicants. I know they use HESI to predict how well you will do in the program, and also your pre requisite GPA so hopefully u will be A-ok =)
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    sure, My bachelor is in Business. I know what you mean. I just cannot wait until and I am actually in the program. I am tired of waiting and feel this uncertainty. Let's just hope for the best
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    Quote from grace390
    Paco69,

    The scholarship application is due feb 1 . 3 completed recommendation forms are required but should be easy to get because it is not a letter just answering questions about you the applicant that they will probably match in the interview if selected. i say turn in the app whether you get the acceptance letter yet or not. You never know if you get it the 5th or something crazy, and they hadn't even opened your scholarship package up yet. Its all on the website.

    Best of luck to all.
    Good to know, thanks. But when it comes down to it, we won't hear word about the scholarship until months from now. Which means I would have to pay a deposit on a gamble that I MIGHT get the scholarship, and since I cannot attend UM without the scholarship, it becomes a pretty risky gamble. The deposit is too pricey for me to do that and risk losing it. My ideal situation would be to be able to make a decision to attend a school concurrent with an award letter which lets me know how much I expect the education to cost me. I guess UM may not happen that way. I am not prepared to take out huge loans in lieu of a full scholarship. This is why all my other schools are state universities. I thought things were going to work out differently, I prob would not have applied to UM if I knew this was going to happen.

    Quote from grace390
    Prospective students MUST have been awarded a Bachelor's degree with a MINIMUM 3.0 GPA. Post baccalaureate and graduate classes are NOT calculated into the Bachelor's degree GPA. The official GPA is the GPA calculated by the Bachelor's degree awarding institution."
    Thanks for reminding me why I chose not to apply to FAU. I earned my bachelors @ 20 years ago and my GPA for that alone does not reflect the type I student I am today. My prereq GPA reflects my potential because it is comprised mostly of coursework I completed within the last year. My bachelor's GPA is over 3.0 but not high enough alone to be competitive in today's application pools. With post-baccalaureate work added in, it's a much better GPA. All the schools I applied to take cumulative GPA or prereq GPA into account. So forget FAU!
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    Quote from lmaria3
    Thanks Grace,

    did you apply to FAU as well? FAU is my first option, but I know is very competitive. I have a MBA from FAU, and my gpa is 3.88, but I scored 76% in the vocabulary part. My average for the HESI is 88.7%. I hope they still consider my application. I wish I could know now before sending the deposit to Miami, but knowing how competitive FAU is. I should just focusing on Miami. what have your heard of FAU and their statitics? Thank you!
    Hey lmaria3, congrats on receiving your MBA and your high GPA, that is phenomenal!
    I only applied to the FAU accelerted program and I'm praying I get in. It's the only school I applied to and the only program I want to go to due to location, price, and reputation of program.
    I received above 92 on all sections so I don't know about your situation but I thought you couldn't even apply unless you had an 80 on each section. I am thinking with so many applicants that they would take their requirements seriously but I don't know. I guess we will all find out February! Good luck and I can't wait to see everyone saying the good news here on allnurses that they were accepted! Also, I thought they only accepted 30 for the accelerated, where did the 42 number come from??


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