UMSON, Fall 2012...is NO ONE applying?! :) :) - page 3

Am I in the wrong place?? I would think that there would be a lot of chatter with the deadline being tomorrow! I am sure there are oodles applying. Now...where is everyone?!... Read More

  1. Visit  SB113 profile page
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    Quote from Grey Lady
    I can assure you that UMD, (especially at Shady Grove where classes are smaller and faculty and students know each other quite well), has the same focus on getting their students through and not on "weeding out" students that some other schools are noted for. There are wonderful academic support systems, student organizations, tons of scholarships for Shady Grove students, and a lovely, safe campus. You should visit sometime. (I totally admit to bein pro-Shady Grove.)
    Wow, SG sounds amazing! Too bad I am too far away! Is the SG campus that only campus that has "tons of scholarships"?? Are there not as many opportunities at Balto?
  2. Visit  leenak profile page
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    Thanks for the info Grey Lady. It is good to hear that the clinicals are diverse and there are underserved opportunities. I also currently live in one of the more diverse areas of Montgomery county and I like it and like that we have people from all over the world in this county.
  3. Visit  Grey Lady profile page
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    SG is fortunate to have many local businesses in the area who are very generous in the support of this campus. There are scholarships available to all nursing students on either campus. Another good place to find grants is the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Nursing is a designated "workforce shortage" profession so there is money there as well.
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    Quote from dccubano
    I know it is a long wait to find out and I am aware of that MD is very thorough in their application review. I have been accepted into my backup school and I am afraid to lose my slot. Would it be wrong to put my deposit down to hold my place in that program and then decline at a later date if I am accepted into UMSON? I have no problem forfeiting my deposit.
    I don't think you would be wrong to put your deposit down if you an afford to lose it and if you will attend that school if you don't get into UMD. So many are applying to nursing schools that there is surely someone who will take your slot and be delighted to get it.
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    Quote from leenak
    Thanks for the info Grey Lady. It is good to hear that the clinicals are diverse and there are underserved opportunities. I also currently live in one of the more diverse areas of Montgomery county and I like it and like that we have people from all over the world in this county.
    Me too! My kids grew up with all kinds of people and we have the most and best ethnic restaurants in the state!

    .....and I forgot to mention that we have plenty of free parking at SG, even in the six level garage.
  6. Visit  SB113 profile page
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    [QUOTE.....and I forgot to mention that we have plenty of free parking at SG, even in the six level garage.[/QUOTE]

    You're making me jealous And, making me second guess my decision to apply at Balto, even though I live probably an hour from SG
  7. Visit  leenak profile page
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    I know! She is making me feel bad that I wasn't eligible to apply for this Fall I'm so mad at myself because if I had realized in August, I could've retaken Chem then.
  8. Visit  Grey Lady profile page
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    Quote from SB113
    [QUOTE.....and I forgot to mention that we have plenty of free parking at SG, even in the six level garage.
    You're making me jealous And, making me second guess my decision to apply at Balto, even though I live probably an hour from SG [/QUOTE]

    Both the Shady Grove and Baltimore campuses have their unique advantages and disadvantages - like living in a small town vs. a big city. You should pick the place where you will feel most comfortable and/or where it is most convenient. In any case, the fabulous nursing education you will receive is the same - same books, same tests, same standards for clinicals and the same diploma. Go Maryland!
  9. Visit  Source profile page
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    Hello everyone,

    I was looking at the postings in this forum on and off. People seem to enjoy attending school in Baltimore. I'm glad I made a right choice.

    Still waiting on responses from other programs.
  10. Visit  Source profile page
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    Besides Washington DC, does anyone know if most of clinical are done in Baltimore, MD?
  11. Visit  SB113 profile page
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    Ms. Grey Lady??

    Can you shed any light on us potential candidates? Such as...how is the decision making process going?

    You truly are a gift to us UMSON hopefuls!
  12. Visit  stopper profile page
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    Grey Lady,

    2 questions:

    My status is still Complete Ready for Review and has not changed to Committee Ready. Should I be concerned?

    I am currently taking my last two prerequisites (both science). In your description of the status progression, you described Provisional Admit as accepted provided last transcripts are all grades of B or better. If I receive B's in both classes, I will not have the 3.0 science GPA requirement stated on the website. With Provisional Admit, is that requirement waived or decided on an individual basis? Or does the 3.0 science GPA requirement stand?
  13. Visit  Grey Lady profile page
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    Quote from Source
    Besides Washington DC, does anyone know if most of clinical are done in Baltimore, MD?
    A lot of the clinicals for Baltimore students are done at the University of Maryland Medical Center right across the street from the School of Nursing. Some of the Shady Grove students will do clinicals there as well. Shady Grove students will have clinicals, in addition to Washington, in Montgomery and Frederick counties including Shady Grove Adventist which is about a mile away from the Shady Grove campus. It is wise for students to aim for clinicals in a variety of settings as each one has its own character and way of doing things. They will never get this opportunity again to be exposed to so many different ones. It's a great way to see where they fit best and many students end up getting jobs at one of their clinical sites.

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