Mount St. Mary's ABSN 2011 applicants - page 21

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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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    Sounds like you are a strong applicant and that your micro grade won't weigh as heavily as it did with my application. As long as you are finished with class by the time classes start in August (last week or so) then you will be fine. Good idea to go to the info session. I say go ahead and apply for August!

    sugarlips, RN, BSN!!!!
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    Wow thanks for your quick response! I feel sort of lame for reading that ENTIRE thread

    And thank you as well for your advice. I think I will! I am also looking into applying to Concordia, CSUN, USD, SFSU, USF, Samuel Merritt, and WesternU but MSMC is looking like my number 1 so I will be applying a couple months earlier than I will be to the rest just to see what happens.

    Is there anything you (or anyone else of course) can think of to make myself a stronger applicant?
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    Wow!
    Thanks so much BNice74 and Sugarlips for all the information! I really appreciate it! I feel much better about my chances to get in. Thanks also for your insights on the essay. I do have a sad story with a happy ending to tell that inspired me to want to be a RN. One more thing..is it possible to expand upon the ethics question? I am positive they must change the questions every time, but if you could elaborate on this... that would be great! Also to jmlee...I too am applying in march...we may be classmates!!
    Thanks Again and Congrats to BNice74!!! And go Sugarlips on the NYCLEX!!
    Natalie
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    The ethics question was somewhere along the lines like, "Tell me about an ethical situation you were faced with and how you handled it." It'll be up to you how to answer it. I used to work for some high-profile celebrities, and basically brought up the fact that many people used to ask me about that whole situation, but that I signed a non-disclosure and still continue to uphold that contract. It was an easy jump to HIPAA (which the interviewer brought up, but I was prepared with to help make the connection).

    by the way, I passed the NCLEX on Wed!
    Last edit by sugarlips on Nov 1, '11 : Reason: misspelling
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    Congrats sugarlips on passing the NCLEX!!! That is so exciting

    And NatBoehm let's keep in touch! I am excited yet REALLY nervous. Are you applying anywhere else around that time?
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    Hi, guys!

    I am also going to apply in March for Fall 2012 for ABSN. I turned in the application to CSUN last week. Has anyone of you applied there?
    The cost of the program at MSMC is the only downer for me - and I hope that I will be able to get private loans to cover it. I do not have much volunteering experience
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    Congratulations, Sugarlips! And I want to thank you for posting your opinions of the program - I have always been your diligent reader
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    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.
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    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.
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    @ 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.


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