Mount St. Mary's ABSN 2011 applicants - page 16

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Applying to MSMC's 2011 absn program? Yeah, me too. Just wanted to hearing from others in the same boat.... Read More


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    No, don't spend more money than you have to. Just buy the used books from my class. Private message me so we can connect and I can give you a list of people who are selling books that you can pass around your class.
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    Sugarlips... this site confuses me and I can't figure out how to PM you. I sent you a friend request. How do I go about messaging you? I've noticed in the past that my account has told me that I can't private message.
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    You can't PM unless you have like 15 posts or something. I'm interested in books also!
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    Sugarlips (or anyone else who's in the program reading this), would you happen to know how long it's taking recent graduates from MSMC to find jobs? I have a couple of RN friends who graduated in December (not from MSMC) and they STILL can't find jobs and I guess now that school is starting in a week, it's kind of freaking me out!
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    regarding your friends who havent found jobs yet, when did they take their NCLEX? did they graduate with an AA or BSN? there are many factors to consider.

    most new-grad programs begin hiring around february and august. if they graduated in december, they might not have taken their NCLEX in time to apply for february new-grad programs. additionally, if your friends only have an associate's degree in nursing, it will be more challenging for them to find a job, since most hospitals only want to hire BSN graduates.

    if theyre desperate, have them get a nursing assistant job in a hospital, which will enable them to actually GET hired into a hospital. yes, thats not what you went to school for. i understand, but once theyre working in a hospital, its much easier for them to transfer departments, rather than just applying for a job from the outside.
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    Yeah they had AA's, I think that's the biggest problem.
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    Hi everyone! I am new to this thread. All your info has been so great! I am applying to the program for fall 2012. I am concerned about being accepted as well. My grades overall are 3.3 and my current pre-req's for transfer are at 4.0. I expect to keep the 4.0 upon application to MSMC. I feel like I am in good shape there because of all your comments...But, I want to ask those in the program now, what kind of work experience did you apply with? I will have a year of volunteer work at Torrance Memorial by the time I apply. But, is this enough to get me in? What kinds of "previous experience in nursing" did you all have upon application?
    Thanks in advance for your reply!
    Nat
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    Quote from xluescluesx
    Yeah they had AA's, I think that's the biggest problem.
    therein lies the dilemma. for them, i would just apply everywhere. it took my cousin over a year to find a job with only an AA.

    hey nat,

    you sound like a good candidate for this program. in our cohort, i think that we had some people that made it in that had no volunteer experience whatsoever, so im sure that you will have a good chance of getting accepted.

    edit: the amount of experience varied in our cohort, but most of the people that made it in had some volunteer experience.
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    Quote from NatBoehm
    Hi everyone! I am new to this thread. All your info has been so great! I am applying to the program for fall 2012. I am concerned about being accepted as well. My grades overall are 3.3 and my current pre-req's for transfer are at 4.0. I expect to keep the 4.0 upon application to MSMC. I feel like I am in good shape there because of all your comments...But, I want to ask those in the program now, what kind of work experience did you apply with? I will have a year of volunteer work at Torrance Memorial by the time I apply. But, is this enough to get me in? What kinds of "previous experience in nursing" did you all have upon application?
    Thanks in advance for your reply!
    Nat
    Hey Nat. Welcome! Before I applied, I met with an advisor to go over my transcripts because I was a little worried about my GPA (which wasn't so great from freshman/sophomore year) and she told me as far as GPA goes, they're mostly concerned with the prereq grades only and if you've had to repeat any of them. I think you sound pretty solid. As far as work experience, I worked at an outpatient pharmacy for 4 years and meanwhile I volunteered for 2 hospitals, both about 6 months each. The volunteering was my only experience nursing-related.
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    Thanks so much for sharing. I really am feeling a lot better about my prospects of being accepted.


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