JHU ABSN Fall 2013 - page 2

by AnnieBopannie 5,332 Views | 21 Comments

Hi everyone! I was looking to see if this thread was already started, and I haven't found anything---which is suprising. I applied to JHU, among 6 other ABSN programs. I've heard back from 3, but am still waiting on JHU and 2... Read More


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    Yea they just changed it and are now evaluating every applicant for eligibility. You can work while in school but I would definitely wait a few weeks. I didnt start my job in admissions until October after I had found my rhythm. You can just apply for a CNE position at the hospital...I think applications start in October but you wont be eligible for your license until after your first semester (unless you already have a CNA license). The CNE link is below of you wan to explore...as a 17 month accel you would b eligible for the October application date with a winter start.

    Nursing Students: Johns Hopkins Nursing
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    Quote from AnnieBopannie
    Hi everyone! I was looking to see if this thread was already started, and I haven't found anything---which is suprising. I applied to JHU, among 6 other ABSN programs. I've heard back from 3, but am still waiting on JHU and 2 others. So far, JHU is my top choice. I've heard really great things about the program and school, plus I'm an RPCV--so there is an added bonus with JHU Peace Corps program. I just wanted to know if anyone else has applied and if they have heard anything yet? I'm hoping to hear back by February because that is when 2 other schools are wanting my decision...and it's not like I can put down multiple deposits to save my spots. Any advice on what to do?
    I've been accepted. I applied Early Decision and was notified of acceptance back in December to the 17-month prog. I too have just found out that the Fuld Fellowship is going to be given without a separate application and each student will be evaluated for the award. What a bummer!

    I just have to say that I am petrified of the costs. They gave Early Decision students the opportunity to fill out an early fin aid estimate application and I did so. The costs for this year are around $107K!!! Aaaaaah! Although my first Bachelors totaled about $230K, it was covered about 85% with scholarships and grant aid. For this degree however, the FA pkg is going to consist of about 50% private loans and those scare me.

    OP,have you tried explaining your situation to the schools that are waiting for your tuition deposit? I'm under the impression that Hopkins' RD decisions will be coming in the next two weeks or so, but the other schools may be a bit flexible about the deposit deadline if you speak with them about it.
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    CareQueen, I agree with you about the Fuld fellowship change being a bummer, it is such a great program but def isnt for everyone! (I am a current Fuld fellow). Honestly don't let the estimated price tag scare you....those are ESTIMATES. If you are smart you wont spend nearly wha tthey project for housing, travel, books etc. I remember having "sticker shock" at the price but it really is worth it.
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    Thanks cnp2012 for that link! I currently have a pending CNA license in WA state, but I suppose I will need to get one in Maryland if I go there. I'm definitely interested in working as a CNE, if not just for the opportunity to get an "in" at the hospital.

    I second that bummer CareQueen. I'm currently working in patient safety and quality at a physician's group practice, and I would have liked to have been given the opportunity to talk more about that, but what are you going to do. I suppose we will just have to wait and see. I talked to one school about extending the deadline, and they gave me an extra week---unfortunately that wasn't enough time. I put down a deposit at the UW (deadline is this friday) but I'm still holding out for JHU. It's nauseating to think about "throwing away" $500, but people told me to just tack it on to "tuition" costs.

    CNP2012--I didn't apply to any of the bsn-to msn program bc I'm not sure what area I want to go into yet, but do you know if bsn students are eligible to apply for a msn programs while in school? I know that is an option for other schools like UPenn.
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    I'm about to graduate from Hopkins. Aside from the merit-based scholarship, there is also a needs-based scholarship, which you have to apply for. Also, there is a stipend from the govt that is awarded to "underrepresented" groups in nursing, e.g., men, racial minorities, etc. That one, you have no say over whether you receive it; someone (not sure who that someone is) nominates you.

    Students get CNA jobs from Hopkins or any other hospitals around the area by applying. You should search for "Student Nurse." I got an externship from GBMC that way, and several students in my class are CNAs at Univ of MD and Hopkins.
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    Quote from cnp2012
    If you are smart you wont spend nearly wha tthey project for housing, travel, books etc. I remember having "sticker shock" at the price but it really is worth it.
    Many students share books. Renting is also an option. Some don't even buy them at all and get by without them totally fine. I have barely spent anything on my books and supplies.
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    Great points db2xs. In addition there are also the HRSA grants through the federal government, the application process is a lot of hoops to jump through but it can be well worth it. AnnieBopannie you most certainly can apply to a masters programs while still in the BSN portion.
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    You guys are such a wealth of information! I really appreciate all of this.

    What's it like to get a job at JHH after the BSN program?
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    Quote from AnnieBopannie

    CNP2012--I didn't apply to any of the bsn-to msn program bc I'm not sure what area I want to go into yet, but do you know if bsn students are eligible to apply for a msn programs while in school? I know that is an option for other schools like UPenn.
    Of course you can apply to an MSN option while in the BSN program....many of my classmates are in the process of doing that right now.
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    Is there a difference in total clinical hours between the fall and summer starts?


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