Mount St. Mary's ABSN 2011 applicants - page 22

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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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    @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!!!!
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    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
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    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?
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    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?
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    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!
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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
    ......
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    [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!


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