Accelerated BSN at UMB - page 2

by vtcaroline

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Hi Everyone... I have recently applied to the Accelerated BSN program at University of Maryland for admission in the Spring 2005 semester...Anyone out there in the same boat? Or is anyone presently enrolled in this program? ... Read More


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    Caroline,

    Your grades are great! I also had 4.0 in my prereqs, but I was NOT a very good student during my first degree!! But I'm making up for it now.

    First semester was hard, mainly b/c you're taking 6 classes and there's a lot of reading to do. Second semester was hard as well, but in a different way...you'll be starting clinicals and doing a lot of busy work--writing care plans and preparing assignments. It was more tiring. Over the summer you take Adult Health (med/surg) and Gerontology. It's rough but it only lasts 2 months. Then your final semester you do you only have 3 classes to take.

    I haven't found any one particular class to be that difficult. It's fitting everything in that's hard. Oh, and yes, there is a lot of comraderie. I've made some great friends in school.
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    Quote from JenniferC
    I learned from the open house that it is possible to take graduate level courses while an undergraduate at MD and begin to earn credits towards a master's degree. Do you know many people that are doing that? And if so, is it possible to do it as an accelerated student?
    A few people I know took the graduate level Research class instead of 320. But in general you won't have much time to take extra classes. You'll be taking 18 credits 1st semester and 22 2nd semester.
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    Good luck to everyone who's waiting to hear from UMB. I am in the accelerated program, we just started the semester this week. At orientation they told us they had over 800 applicants for the fall semester. There are a total of 185 students in my class, and 55 students of those 185 are accelerated.

    The first semester seems like it'll be really difficult - not so much because the classes are that tough in terms of content, but there's so much to keep track of and do on a weekly basis. I'm not used to taking 18 credits at once and keeping track of what's due when and what to read in which classes and what I need to bring to the labs. But it seems like if you have good time management skills, you will do fine.
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    BigMona,

    That was really helpful information! Good luck with everything and keep us posted as to how you are handling the program. Have you any idea how many they will be looking to accept for the Spring class Tradtional/Accelerated?

    JenniferC
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    Jennifer,

    This past spring they took 13 out of 85 total students into the accelerated program. But my class of 180-190 is 1/2 accelerated. Since they only took 55 accelerated this fall, my guess is that they'll take more than they did last January.

    The January accelerated students take Adult health over the summer with the Fall accelerated students, and they need to have room for everyone.
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    Wow..It's been a little while. Has anyone heard when the first round of letters are going to go out?
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    It has been a while...I do know that the first round of letters have gone out. Fortunately, I have gotten in! I wish you all the best of luck as well! I know how nerve racking this is!




    Quote from studentrn621
    Wow..It's been a little while. Has anyone heard when the first round of letters are going to go out?
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    Congrats!!! I turned in my application the last week of August. I got a letter two days later saying they have completed the preliminary evaluation, but nothing yet. Good luck to you!!!
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    I sent my application in in May and I just now heard that i got in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! and i got a scholarship too!!!! now i just have to start planning for where i am going to live and all that great stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good luck to you!!!



    Quote from studentrn621
    Congrats!!! I turned in my application the last week of August. I got a letter two days later saying they have completed the preliminary evaluation, but nothing yet. Good luck to you!!!
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    Quote from vtcaroline
    I sent my application in in May and I just now heard that i got in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! and i got a scholarship too!!!! now i just have to start planning for where i am going to live and all that great stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good luck to you!!!
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    Awesome!!!! And especially on your scholarship!!! Thank you. I wish I knew more about how this whole process works. I applied for the Traditional program. This is my first bachelors degree. I'm hanging in there. It is difficult. I did wait till almost the end of August. Not quite as long a wait as yours. Anyway...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!


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