Johns Hopkins acceptance?

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    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me a little bit about John's Hopkins nursing programs in regards to how difficult it is to get in. I've heard people compare it to ivy leagues so that is why I am asking. I am graduating in May with a bachelors degree in English. I plan on going to a community college for my nursing prereqs and then applying to schools in the Baltimore/ DC area.

    Any thoughts would be helpful.

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    Can anyone tell me a little bit about John's Hopkins nursing programs in regards to how difficult it is to get in. I've heard people compare it to ivy leagues so that is why I am asking. I am graduating in May with a bachelors degree in English. I plan on going to a community college for my nursing prereqs and then applying to schools in the Baltimore/ DC area.

    Any thoughts would be helpful.

    Hello,
    I would agree that JHU is comparable to an Ivy League in its name recognition. However, due to its cost I would assume that it may be a bit easier to get into then the other top notch nursing programs in the Balt/DC area (UMB, Towson, George Mason to name a few). In reality nearly every nursing program in MD is going to be difficult to get into and it really is on your shoulders to get a great GPA (I am sure you'll do great on the essay portion) and make yourself a competitive canidate.

    I went to an open House at JHU, and at the time it was my number 1 choice. While I really liked the approach they took on nursing (that and not the name was the reason they were my first choice) I was a bit turned off on their sales pitch (at one time they explained why they were better than a local community college ). This, along with the costs made me take a serious look at UMB (my former #2) and I am glad I did. After going to UMB's open house it wouldnt have mattered if JHU was free, I was hooked. The facilities are great, the staff is amazing, and its ranked 7th in the Nation. In fact I like UMB so much that I didnt even apply to JHU as a back-up, its Maryland or bust for me.

    Good luck in whatever route you take and remember to crush your pre-reqs.
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    Thank you so much for your response! I am trying to narrow down my top 2 choices so that I can fulfill the necessary prereqs. It is so stressful trying to decide which is the best route to go. I'd love to consider a community college for the sake of the price but it's out of the question because I want to go straight for my BSN. Have you done any hospital volunteer work or anything like that to give yourself an edge? I haven't but now I am wondering if I should.
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    I know what its like to go for the req of multiple schools, I was going for 4 when I started pre-reqs. I even made a spread sheet of the schools, their pre-reqs and a list of all the courses I would have to take to meet all the requirements with outliers in red cells and standard courses in green. It really helped to see the big picture.

    I have been volunteering for a long time, and if you do decide to do it, don't think of it as just a check in the box, it's so much more. It will give you great insight on your admissions essays and provide you an experience to see the side of nursing that the media can't capture.

    For an edge: I made sure that my GPA and TEAS were the best they could be, and so far I am sitting on competitive stats. Also I looked at what the letters of rec asked for and asked professors that had the chance to observe those aspects of me to write my letters (I also was careful to ask professors that rarely write letters so I didn't end up with a cut and paste letter, those just sound too generic and I like to stand out).

    Dont leave anything to chance, ignore the "you'll surely get ins" and do everything 100%.
    Last edit by Student4_life on Jan 16, '11
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    Quote from Student4_life
    I know what its like to go for the req of multiple schools, I was going for 4 when I started pre-reqs. I even made a spread sheet of the schools, their pre-reqs and a list of all the courses I would have to take to meet all the requirements with outliers in red cells and standard courses in green. It really helped to see the big picture.

    I have been volunteering for a long time, and if you do decide to do it, don't think of it as just a check in the box, it's so much more. It will give you great insight on your admissions essays and provide you an experience to see the side of nursing that the media can't capture.

    For an edge: I made sure that my GPA and TEAS were the best they could be, and so far I am sitting on competitive stats. Also I looked at what the letters of rec asked for and asked professors that had the chance to observe those aspects of me to write my letters (I also was careful to ask professors that rarely write letters so I didn't end up with a cut and paste letter, those just sound too generic and I like to stand out).

    Dont leave anything to chance, ignore the "you'll surely get ins" and do everything 100%.

    what an awesome attitude :heartbeat


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