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Mount St. Mary's ABSN 2011 applicants - page 17

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

  1. Visit  sugarlips profile page
    Quote from teelovely
    Hello Every one!!

    Im considering applying to mount saint mary Feb 2012 But based on the previous comments. Im not sure if my GPA is good enough : ( Ive always had a heart to help others that cannot do for themselves, and Im very compasionate when it comes to people. My GPA over all is 3.0 and my science GPA is 2.75 Im missing one science class so Im sure I can bring my GPA up. I dont want to discourage my self. But I just want to know honestly do I have a chance? Maybe I should consider ADN for now oppose to BSN. If I cant be a nurse I dont know what I will do... Any suggestions from anyone?? Thank You.
    @Teelovely, you may want to check the school's site, as there are only May and August cohorts (unless they have changed it). You should definitely try to up your pre-req GPA and maybe take a few other classes like Medical terminology and other pre-nursing classes at community colleges to help increase your GPA, as well. I would strongly go against an ADN if you can help it, as it will just extend your time in school.
  2. Visit  BNice74 profile page
    @ teelovely: Even with your 2.75 GPA you should still apply. You have nothing to lose but the $20 application fee. Also, I completely agree with Sugarlips about ADN. Its not worth the extra time it takes for an ADN b/c it's even more difficult to find a job after you graduate. Go directly for the BSN. Apply in Feb for the Aug cohort. Take your missing Science class and apply again for the May cohort. I had to apply 2x even with a 4.0 in my science classes. But other classmates got in on their first try with lower GPAs than me. There really is no method. Just apply and write a kick ass essay.
  3. Visit  teelovely profile page
    @Sugarlips thank you so much for the information. I'm not to sure what "cohorts" is. I have to research it. AND is definitely secondary. I've been in school so long and have taken so many classes with the hope to be transfer to the BSN program. Best case scenario I get in, worst case scenario I can settle for the AND program. @Bnice74 thank you!!! Your right I have no problem paying the 20.00 if I lose it hey it was worth ounce but I will stay positive.. I did read you have to write a essay. I'm actually a good writter very expressive.. I'm going forward. At the end of the day I'm not losing anything.. I will stay optimistic for BSN and ADN is my fall back plan. Thanks so much!!!!
  4. Visit  willowLA profile page
    Hi, guys!

    I am battling sort of a theoretical dilemma - which school would you choose: Mt. St. Mary's ABSN or CSUN ABSN, considering you got accepted to both? Seems like it is easier to find a job after Mount b/c of its reputation, or it does not really matter for potential employers? CSUN is cheaper, and seems like it is a solid program.

    I would really appreciate your input!

    Thank you
  5. Visit  AnAspiringNurse profile page
    Quote from yukikon
    wow you hand delivered? haha. I submitted my online application a week ago, and the office already has my transcripts since I applied for their associates degree program. I got accepted, but denied since I really want to get into their accelerated BSN program. Good luck! The waiting begins....
    Congratulations... what was your GPA upon applying for the associate's?
  6. Visit  AnAspiringNurse profile page
    Quote from Hexum944
    I don't remember if the rejection letter said why. If it did mention a reason, it's probably my gpa. I slacked off in my early college years and it has really taken it's toll. However I got my act together and the last two and a half years of school Ive earned a 3.8 gpa I think, and that includes many difficult classes like Biochem, ochem, micro, stats, etc. It's unfortunate that MSM only see's ones overall gpa and not the person, their scholastic improvements, and life accomplishments. I have a long list of college honors, patient work experience and volunteering, am an EMT, etc etc. It's apparent MSM only cares about numbers, it's really unfortunate.
    Congrats on your acceptance into WGU!!! I, too, slacked off in my early years. Really bad. My GPA was 2.4. Ouch - I'm thinking of applying to WGU... do you think I'll get accepted?
  7. Visit  Nat714 profile page
    Hi, I've been accepted to the May 2012 Cohort and finally decided to commit to it. I've also been accepted USD MEPN- MSN in Clinical Nursing, Samuel Merritts ELMSN-FNP, Charles Drew ELMSN Clinical Nursing and have been on the fence for months now. After realizing how much each program is going to cost, how long it's going to take, and the starting salary of a new FNP, Mount Saint Mary's makes the most sense for what I'll be getting and I'm planning on working for a few years before going back for a MSN to specialize. I'm excited to start the program and get working as a new grad RN. Does anyone know if there's a FB Group made for this cohort yet? If not, I will make one =) I found the Mount Saint Mary's group that's graduating this year and it seems like a really good resource to communicate throughout the program and hangout!
  8. Visit  anrhie27 profile page
    I will be applying for the August 2013 Cohort. I am currently working on my pre-reqs. Can anyone tell me what the monthly payment will be incase I don't qualify for any private loans? I did my FAFSA last month and I know based on all my info that I will qualify to about $15,000 fed loan. I am really worried about making the rest of the monthly payments for the school. I don't have good credit so I'm not sure which bank will offer me a private loan. Anyone with same issues that was able to get private loans? What bank? Thanks.
  9. Visit  alibean profile page
    Hi biscuitmama, it's over a year since this post & was hoping you were around to help me with my question?! I am about to embark on my BSN with MSMC. I have my heart set on a career as a neo-natal nurse. I plan to gear my career toward the area with every opportunity possible. I hope to break into a NICU as a new grad in So Cal. Because of this, I am specifically hoping to do my preceptorship in a NICU. I do also have interests in L&D, OB and Postpartum in that order. Do MSMC students have the chance to precept in these areas? NICU, L&D, OB + Peds? On their website under course description it says 'Each student will be assigned a selected clinical preceptor from the agency.' I am tossing up between MSMC and National University at this stage and would appreciate any advice from a graduate. Lastly, is it not uncommon to precept in areas like this at most colleges? Thanks! :heartbeat
  10. Visit  alibean profile page
    Hi biscuitmama, it's over a year since this post & was hoping you were around to help me with my question?! I am about to embark on my BSN with MSMC. I have my heart set on a career as a neo-natal nurse. I plan to gear my career toward the area with every opportunity possible. I hope to break into a NICU as a new grad in So Cal. Because of this, I am specifically hoping to do my preceptorship in a NICU. I do also have interests in L&D, OB and Postpartum in that order. Do MSMC students have the chance to precept in these areas? NICU, L&D, OB + Peds? On their website under course description it says 'Each student will be assigned a selected clinical preceptor from the agency.' I am tossing up between MSMC and National University at this stage and would appreciate any advice from a graduate. Lastly, is it not uncommon to precept in areas like this at most colleges? Thanks! :heartbeat
  11. Visit  alibean profile page
    Quote from biscuitmama
    Hi xluescluesx,

    I too am in the ABSN program, along with Pauli and sugarlips (hi guys!). We're told that the way they pick really depends on which facilities are willing to open up their units to us and if they have nurses who are willing to precept us. I don't believe that it's based on grades. It's happened before (so i've heard) where people are placed in a unit and hospital they didn't even put down. But we as nursing students are to be gracious and fortunate to get the experience wherever we go and you never know if you'll love or hate a specialty til you get there. Even if you're not happy about your department, you might love who you precept with. Third semester is a long ways from now, and while it's fun to anticipate and learn about the program, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    Good luck with starting the program! I've been reading this thread just recently and it brings back a lot of memories for when I first got accepted, started, etc. It was very exciting times
    ......
  12. Visit  alibean profile page
    [QUOTE=biscuitmama;4976597]Hi xluescluesx,

    Hi biscuitmama, it's over a year since this post & was hoping you were around to help me with my question?! I am about to embark on my BSN with MSMC. I have my heart set on a career as a neo-natal nurse. I plan to gear my career toward the area with every opportunity possible. I hope to break into a NICU as a new grad in So Cal. Because of this, I am specifically hoping to do my preceptorship in a NICU. I do also have interests in L&D, OB and Postpartum in that order. Do MSMC students have the chance to precept in these areas? NICU, L&D, OB + Peds? On their website under course description it says 'Each student will be assigned a selected clinical preceptor from the agency.' I am tossing up between MSMC and National University at this stage and would appreciate any advice from a graduate. Lastly, is it not uncommon to precept in areas like this at most colleges? Thanks!
  13. Visit  anrhie27 profile page
    hello to everyone,

    I have an issue regarding financial aid and not sure if I can afford MSMC. Can anybody who is currently in the program give me an idea on what monthly payments are they making to the school base on the payment plan? Or does anyone had any problem finding banks for student loan? I don't have good credit so I am worried about not being able to afford it.
    Thanks.

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