For those of you in BSN programs: a question

  1. what was your GPA when you were accepted into the program?
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  3. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from grapejuice01
    what was your GPA when you were accepted into the
    program?
    Ehem! 2.9. Why?

    My school accepts 64 students a semester 3 times each year. The first 32 is by gpa, the second 32 is based on lottery and a minimum of 2.8 gpa.
    Last edit by JENRN2BMICHIGAN on Apr 23, '04
  4. by   manna
    3.8 (school based admissions solely on GPA and ACT score)
  5. by   RNPATL
    3.65 for my BSN enrollment.
  6. by   grapejuice01
    Quote from RNPATL
    3.65 for my BSN enrollment.

    how many students are enrolled each semester? (I guess I should have added that before)
  7. by   manna
    50 - past years around 350 apply.
    Lowest GPA accepted: 3.5
    Average ACT score: 24
  8. by   twarlik
    Had a 4.0 in all my pre-reqs. If you include all my courses from my previous degree (in music) it was around a 3.8.

    Around 75 are accepted each semester. When I applied I heard that there were around 300 applicants. Not sure how accurate that is.
  9. by   mitchsmom
    I have a previous B.A. degree from 1992, I think I had about a 3.4 for that. I got all A's in prereq's except a B in chemistry, so that was pretty good and I'm assuming they looked at that more than my stuff from eons ago. My ACT scores are from like 1989 and I can't even remember what they were. I have had a few leadership positions in community organizations, and have done work that demonstrates my desire to help people which I was able to add to my info, don't know if that was any help.
    I'm not even sure how my school decides who it will accept. They accept 80 students each Fall.
  10. by   moonbunnie
    i had a 3.69, and i think my school takes 60 or 70 per semester.
  11. by   RNPATL
    Quote from grapejuice01
    how many students are enrolled each semester? (I guess I should have added that before)
    My BSN program is online through the University of Phoenix. I don't believe there is a cap on the number of admissions they take given that it is online.
  12. by   grapejuice01
    Quote from RNPATL
    My BSN program is online through the University of Phoenix. I don't believe there is a cap on the number of admissions they take given that it is online.
    Ive never taken an online course before, but always wondered what it was like. Do you find it to be easier or more challanging than a classroom education?

    How does it work as far as tests and clinicals go?
  13. by   RNPATL
    Quote from grapejuice01
    Ive never taken an online course before, but always wondered what it was like. Do you find it to be easier or more challanging than a classroom education?

    How does it work as far as tests and clinicals go?
    After completing my ADN, I started my undergraduate education for my BSN at the University of South Florida. I did a total of 3 semesters on a part time basis, taking maybe 1 or 2 classes a semester. USF made me jump through hoops with the scheduling. I had to work full time and have been raising my 3 kids alone. So, taking classes HAD to fit my schedule. In addition, taking 1 or 2 classes a semester, I thought I would never finish and needed a program that would offer me accelerated semesters as well as the flexibility to attend class according to my schedule. After a year worth if research, I finally made a decision to go to the University of Phoenix with their online BSN program. I tend to procrastinate very badly and was concerned that an online program might not be for me.

    Anyway, to make a long story short, I have been attending UoP for over a year now and love the format, online classes and the support that is offered. I am almost done with my BSN and will be going on for my MSN with UoP as well. I plan to do my post graduate work here locally at Western Carolina University for my FNP. The only reason I would not do that online was because UoP does not offer an FNP program.

    To date, I love UoP. Yes, it is expensive, but when you consider all the advantages, for me there is really no other way. I attend classes after I get the kids to bed, complete my online assignments when I can. So far I have a 4.0 GPA for all my undergraduate work. The program is based on Orem's Self Care Deficit Theory and I have found the program to be as intense, if not more, than my traditional ground university's program. The difference here is, I go to class when it fits my schedule and my semesters are only five weeks. This means that I can get it all done a lot quicker than a traditional semester.

    For people looking to finish their degree, UoP is a great option.

    Good luck!
  14. by   Spoiled1
    Hi! I live in Charlotte NC where the UoP is located, and I see advertised a lot. I am wondering how many hospitals view the university. Will it be hard to obtain a job with a degree from an online program?? Is it accredited?? let me know
    Quote from RNPATL
    After completing my ADN, I started my undergraduate education for my BSN at the University of South Florida. I did a total of 3 semesters on a part time basis, taking maybe 1 or 2 classes a semester. USF made me jump through hoops with the scheduling. I had to work full time and have been raising my 3 kids alone. So, taking classes HAD to fit my schedule. In addition, taking 1 or 2 classes a semester, I thought I would never finish and needed a program that would offer me accelerated semesters as well as the flexibility to attend class according to my schedule. After a year worth if research, I finally made a decision to go to the University of Phoenix with their online BSN program. I tend to procrastinate very badly and was concerned that an online program might not be for me.

    Anyway, to make a long story short, I have been attending UoP for over a year now and love the format, online classes and the support that is offered. I am almost done with my BSN and will be going on for my MSN with UoP as well. I plan to do my post graduate work here locally at Western Carolina University for my FNP. The only reason I would not do that online was because UoP does not offer an FNP program.

    To date, I love UoP. Yes, it is expensive, but when you consider all the advantages, for me there is really no other way. I attend classes after I get the kids to bed, complete my online assignments when I can. So far I have a 4.0 GPA for all my undergraduate work. The program is based on Orem's Self Care Deficit Theory and I have found the program to be as intense, if not more, than my traditional ground university's program. The difference here is, I go to class when it fits my schedule and my semesters are only five weeks. This means that I can get it all done a lot quicker than a traditional semester.

    For people looking to finish their degree, UoP is a great option.

    Good luck!

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