Has anyone applied for the accelerated BSN program at USM and/or currently attending? If so, is there a waiting list to get in?
I am currently applying to the acc. BSN programs at USM and UM Ft Kent. I am really not too familiar with the UMFK program either so info there would be helpful as well.
Well, I just started in May. I won't take the NCLEX until next August.
I like the program in general so far. I like many of my professors and the first summer's coursework was far less rigorous than it was initially made out to be. I feel like some of the tests for my nursing classes could have been constructed much better than they were and there are 2 professors that I hope I never, EVER have again.
However, the pros outweigh any cons I have seen. I get to go to the Dominican Republic in December. there is one who is basically the nicest, best professor ever. I think the "academic advisor" you spoke to, who quite frankly, is AMAZING. She is so organized and her door is always open to listen to students and even if she has never met you, she will know everything about you. That is how good she is at her job.
I feel like I have learned a wealth of knowledge in just 4 months. I start clinicals next week and I feel prepared for them, even if I am a little nervous. We take ATI exams which gauge our knowledge and are supposed to predict how well we will do on the NCLEX and a large majority of my classmates did well on it.
The people in the accelerated program are incredibly smart. I feel smart when I am out in the general population, but these people make me feel stupid (in a good way). Cliques have formed, but on the whole, people are very nice to each other and bond over classes and such. I am glad I got accepted and chose to go there, even if I can't wait to get out of this state next year.
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