Johns Hopkins BSN

  1. Hi (this is a repeat of what I posted on the Maryland forum),

    I've been accepted into the Accelerated BSN Program at Johns Hopkins. I need to put down a $400 deposit by March 1st (end of next week) if I want to keep my slot. If there are any graduates of Johns Hopkins BSN Program on here (either of the accelerated or the traditional option), I would appreciate hearing your impressions (positive and negative) of the program: I need your help-should I take it or not?. I have never been to Maryland and will not have an opportunity to visit the school before March 1. I have been accepted into several other BSN programs.... Feel free to PM me or to post on the public forum. Thank you in advance for your time and input.

    Calicamper
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  3. by   geniebea
    HI, I live in MD also, and let me tell you how honored I would be to get into Hopkins! I want in so bad, I am still doing pre reqs now at AACC. Go for it and take the chance, Hopkins is totally worth it, evin if it is $25 grand a year! There are many areas to live, it is in Baltimore, and tons of students live in the city. It is a great school! If you dont mind me asking, how hard was it to get in? what were your pre req grades? Just wondering what it takes to get accepted
    Quote from calicamper
    Hi (this is a repeat of what I posted on the Maryland forum),

    I've been accepted into the Accelerated BSN Program at Johns Hopkins. I need to put down a $400 deposit by March 1st (end of next week) if I want to keep my slot. If there are any graduates of Johns Hopkins BSN Program on here (either of the accelerated or the traditional option), I would appreciate hearing your impressions (positive and negative) of the program: I need your help-should I take it or not?. I have never been to Maryland and will not have an opportunity to visit the school before March 1. I have been accepted into several other BSN programs.... Feel free to PM me or to post on the public forum. Thank you in advance for your time and input.

    Calicamper
  4. by   calicamper
    Hi Geniebea---you're the only person who replied to my post at all! (sad). I decided to decline the offer from Hopkins. I'm going to tell them Monday. I'm going to go to school in NC. I wish that I could have talked to someone else who went to Hopkins (I talked to one person who admissions put me in touch with) to get a better sense of what Hopkins had to offer me...but I don't know anyone. I had As in A&P and in microbiology (those are the only pre-reqs). For my first bachelor's degree, I had about a 3.4 GPA. I volunteered in a hospital ER for a while in order to have health care experience on my resume and also to make sure I wanted to become a nurse. That was a good experience. Good luck Geniebea! Be passionate about the material and the As in the pre-reqs will come easily!


  5. by   athomas91
    i don't mean to be ignorant in anyway...but choose another school....
    their program isn't the best...
  6. by   Sheri257
    I don't know much about Hopkins' nursing school although, generally, the hospital still has a pretty good rep. My brother in law recently traveled there for an operation because they have the best specialists for his particular problem.

    However, if it does cost $25,000 a year, and assuming you'd have to shell out $50,000 for at least two years, I'd think twice about that. With the current shortage, I'm not sure it matters what school you go to, as long as it's reputable. I personally wouldn't want that much debt when I graduate. My little CC ADN program, including books, uniforms, etc. will cost only $5,000.
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Feb 29, '04
  7. by   is this heaven
    I'd agree with lizz that you could go on to ADN and save yourself some $$;however you should make the decision on based on your future plans.If you're planning on grad school,go the BSN route.I went accelerated because I want the MSN.
  8. by   PennyLane
    I have to disagree about the money issue. I talked with a Hopkins financial aid advisor and she said most students end up around $25,000 in debt after the program. I'm going to a state university, and since Maryland has NO MONEY to give to students, I'll have more debt than that when I graduate from my 16 month program, even though the cost is about 1/4 that of Hopkins.
  9. by   is this heaven
    Quote from Mel D
    I have to disagree about the money issue. I talked with a Hopkins financial aid advisor and she said most students end up around $25,000 in debt after the program. I'm going to a state university, and since Maryland has NO MONEY to give to students, I'll have more debt than that when I graduate from my 16 month program, even though the cost is about 1/4 that of Hopkins.
    State schools are notorius(sp) for that...I got much more scholarship $ with private school than I would have had I gone to the accelerated program at the state university.I'm 50K+ in debt(Tuition,etc... plus childcare)
  10. by   TLC RN
    Quote from is this heaven
    State schools are notorius(sp) for that...I got much more scholarship $ with private school than I would have had I gone to the accelerated program at the state university.I'm 50K+ in debt(Tuition,etc... plus childcare)
    I am looking at a private school and a public. I will need more than what they give out for fin aid and have to go private loans.

    Did you have to take out private loans? If so, were you able to do it w/o a cosigner?

    I am also a single mom and wonder how hard it was to do school with a child. One program is 11 months the other 16. I am leaning toward the 16 month because of my son.
  11. by   is this heaven
    Quote from Tootyx121
    I am looking at a private school and a public. I will need more than what they give out for fin aid and have to go private loans.

    Did you have to take out private loans? If so, were you able to do it w/o a cosigner?

    I am also a single mom and wonder how hard it was to do school with a child. One program is 11 months the other 16. I am leaning toward the 16 month because of my son.
    I took out half of what I owe in private loans.I'm married with a 10 yr old and a four yr old.I's pretty hard,and I did have my hubby who took over the household stuff while I was in a 16-month program.Didn't have a loan cosigner.
  12. by   athomas91
    i wasn't referring to money....actually if you secure a job at hopkins (like being a tech) they will fully pay for your education....
    i was referring to the program itself....i have worked w/ only one nurse from there who was any good.

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