IUPUI Accelerated BSN 2013

  1. Hi all! Anyone applying for the IUPUI Accelerated BSN program in Indianapolis for this fall? I've just sent in my application- I'd love to talk to others who have as well!

    So excited
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  3. by   sargent46
    I did! Sent my application in January and then mailed along a copy of my academic planning sheet to officially complete my application. My application GPA was 3.76, so I'm nervous I might be "borderline". I met with an advisor and asked if she'd recommend retaking any classes, but she kept reassuring me that I was being too nervous and should be a strong candidate. That only goes so far when I know they ONLY consider GPA and they'll work their way from 4.0 down the list of applicants :/

    I know they just recently changed the requirements to have ALL prerequisites completed the semester you apply to be able to be accepted to the program (i.e. requirements finished spring semester to be accepted for fall semester) and the advisor thought that would narrow the applicant pool for the next few classes :/

    Hopefully you're not as nervous as I am...thanks for starting the thread, it would be nice to have others to compare notes with and ease some of the worry !
  4. by   Sarmjone
    Hey! That's a great gpa, I'm sure you'll be fine ******, the advisor who's been helping me the most (love her) told me that they recently expanded the pool of incoming students to a class of 50 people, so she said I shouldn't worry too much. I've got a 3.8 right now and I'm retaking sociology to bump it up to an a from a B+ (so silly but I'll do anything!)

    I am nervous, but mostly about financial aid- Have you filled out your scholarship application yet? If I hadn't done some prodding of the staff there I never would've found out that the scholarship applications are open to us now AND due like on the 1st of April!

    So will you have finished your pre-reqs by the end of this semester?
    Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 9, '13 : Reason: TOS/no staff names!
  5. by   sargent46
    That is great to hear they've opened the size to 50 people. I was poking around on the website recently and noticed that they no longer are offering a summer start date! Had you noticed that? They changed some of the dates for notification, it used to say that applications were processed and notification of acceptance sent out in May, but now it says they're processed late May and notification sent out in June! More wait time I wonder if enrollment is really dropping due to options at Marian and U Indy? Anyway, their ABSN is still my top choice and I'm sure for many others.
    When I met with the advisor in January I got the impression the "application gpa" is determined by any classes you've completed the semester before applying, and that any classes in process would not contribute to the official application GPA that the decision is based off of. However, if they're waiting until the end of May to process applications, it gives the impression grades from this semester will be taken into consideration when issuing acceptance letters, doesn't it?

    I haven't filled out anything for financial aid! I JUST got my FAFSA in under the deadline, but don't even know where to begin to apply at IUPUI specifically. I guess I assumed I couldn't/wouldn't apply for anything until I'm officially a student. From the sound of it, is there one "general" scholarship application through the financial aid department at IUPUI? That would be nice to know, good for you for getting that information out!
  6. by   Colaxais
    Good luck to you both. It's an excellent program.

    The school of nursing has a single location to apply for scholarships. You can go through the options and apply to the ones for which you qualify.

    Here is a link to undergrad nursing scholarships at IU SON (click Apply at the bottom of the page): Eligibility Criteria
  7. by   jdmitchell
    Best of luck to all the applicants.

    I'm planning to apply to the accelerated BSN program at IUPUI in Fall 2014 and I have a few questions about the application process.

    When do your prerequisites need to be completed in relation to when you submit your application and when you wish to begin the program? I've heard different things and I tried emailing the IUPUI office to confirm one way or another but I haven't heard back from them.

    Also, how soon did you meet with someone from the SON to go through your transcript and identify which prerequisites you would need?

    Anything else stick out about the application process?
  8. by   Vona86
    Hey All!

    I am currently in the IUSON ABSN program and I did received my letter of acceptance on May 24th for Fall 2012. If you have any questions, let me know!!

  9. by   libran1984
    How much is the absn program going to have cost after all is said and done?
  10. by   Colaxais
    It's about 23k incl. books if you have all of your prereqs completed.
  11. by   libran1984
    Thanks for the info
  12. by   Sarmjone
    For applying to start in the fall, your pre-req classes should all be done by the end of Spring semester prior. That's how it is for this year at least and that is what is on the website.
    And they include all of the pre-req courses you take in your final GPA for admission, so they do take into account your courses the Spring before.
    I would at least set up a phone advising appointment asap, unless you can go in person. I would do it as soon as possible, because there are a lot of things you'll want to find out so you're not in the dark, and you're definitely not far off from applying, so the sooner the better.
    Do try and keep tabs on any changes in the process; they seem to changes some things without telling us, like I found out that the class size changed from someone in the school, not an advisor or the site or anything. And definitely make sure to ask about the financial aid process and get good answers.
  13. by   teacher91
    Anyone get their admissions letter yet? I had heard they were sending them on the 24th.
  14. by   libran1984
    I'm a nurse at a local hospital training a new Student (nurse) extern in the ER that we hired. She goes to IUPUI and said to get into her accelerated BSN program she had a 4.0 from her previous degree and the lowest they took was a 3.8- for which she says was because they were still doing interviews.

    It's crazy to think how many people want to become nurses, especially with the saturated market, reduced pay such as IU health cutting evening shift diffs, and St Vincent planning a large lay-off that was announced in the news last Thursday (5/23).