Anyone here from Boston MA? - page 2

by EmmKay

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Hi Everyone, I am relocating to Boston MA and wanted to see if anyone from there is around on this board as I have a TONNE of nursing school questions! Thanks Emily... Read More


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    Ok I just posted an insanely long comment but then lost power....<br>Let me try this again...<br><br>UmbDude- congrats on getting into a nursing school! How exciting that you will be starting soon. I was wondering if you could let me know how much the texts, lab kits etc cost for A and P? Is there anyway I can get a used book and save some $$? Also, did you find it managable to do both A and P AND G and development?<br><br>Penny S- congrats on getting your apps in! MGH is SUCHHHHHH a great program! If I wasn't so set on getting into a direct entry CNM, I think that would be my top choice for sure. Seems like the connections you would make on the job would be so valuable and if you manage to secure a jog at MGH on graduating...how awesome...<br>Is it true that the UMB deadline is summer? And that you need to have all your pre reqs done before you apply?
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    Ok I just posted an insanely long comment but then lost power....<br>Let me try this again...<br><br>UmbDude- congrats on getting into a nursing school! How exciting that you will be starting soon. I was wondering if you could let me know how much the texts, lab kits etc cost for A and P? Is there anyway I can get a used book and save some $$? Also, did you find it managable to do both A and P AND G and development?<br><br>Penny S- congrats on getting your apps in! MGH is SUCHHHHHH a great program! If I wasn't so set on getting into a direct entry CNM, I think that would be my top choice for sure. Seems like the connections you would make on the job would be so valuable and if you manage to secure a jog at MGH on graduating...how awesome...<br>Is it true that the UMB deadline is summer? And that you need to have all your pre reqs done before you apply?
    The UMass Boston Accel deadline this year is Feb. 1st and you do have to have all your prereqs completed prior to applying. Starting with the 2014 class, the deadline is changing to Nov. 1st and they will also be requiring the TEAS exam.
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    Umm...so November 1st 2013 for admission in 2014? plus TEAS?
    Ok well, I definitely won't be done with pre preqs by 2013 NOv so it looks like UMass will be out. I probably wouldn't have qualified for in state tuition anyway...

    I guess I should look at other accelerated BSN programs in Boston that don't need the TEAS or ALL the pre reqs done by the time you apply....


    Thanks for the heads up PennyS
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    Umm...so November 1st 2013 for admission in 2014? plus TEAS?
    Ok well, I definitely won't be done with pre preqs by 2013 NOv so it looks like UMass will be out. I probably wouldn't have qualified for in state tuition anyway...

    I guess I should look at other accelerated BSN programs in Boston that don't need the TEAS or ALL the pre reqs done by the time you apply....

    Thanks for the heads up PennyS
    As of right now you can apply to Curry, MGH, and Simmons without having all prereqs completed. At MGH, you can have one in progress the semester before the program starts. At Curry you only need to have two completed to apply but I would not advise that. I think most people accepted had all of theirs done. It seemed like the people who were wait listed there still had some classes to take. With Simmons, I know they do not have to all be completed at the time you apply but I am not sure if they specify a number prior to applying. None requires Teas for the ABSN program. At least, not yet!
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    Quote from EmmKay
    Ok I just posted an insanely long comment but then lost power....
    Let me try this again...

    UmbDude- congrats on getting into a nursing school! How exciting that you will be starting soon. I was wondering if you could let me know how much the texts, lab kits etc cost for A and P? Is there anyway I can get a used book and save some $$? Also, did you find it managable to do both A and P AND G and development?
    Thanks. I'm excited! The text for A&P lecture and lab are pricey, and lab dissection kit is only about $10. The silver lining is that you use the same materials for A&P I and A&P II. I also saved a lot of money by buying International edition (on eBay) which is exactly the same as the regular text, only the packaging is different. The lab book was about $90 I think.

    Doing A&P and Lifespan in the summer was very tough. I was able to do it only because I didn't work. I spent disproportionately more time on A&P. Lifespan wasn't bad.
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    @Penny: Thanks so much for this info...I am planning on applying to a few direct entry grad programs for CNM but I know the chances of getting in are slim...so I thought I should look into the accelerated BSN also. It's all so expensive, it just paralizes me from even applying!

    @UmDude:Thanks for the info! If you don't mind, what is the exact name of the text book used at Quincy? I should start seeing if I can find it online. Is it a text book you'd want to hold on to for nursing school or is it the kind of thing you use for A and P and then never use again?
    I won't be working in the summer either so I think I should be able to do A and P....I have a sociology/psych background so development should be relatively straight forward for me. Honestly, I tend to do worse in regular semesters when I have the time to fret about things, in the accelerated courses, I just do it! I may bug you for more details as soon as I can figure out how to register...do you remember how often classes meet and if they are evening or day?

    Thank you both for your patience with me!
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    Quote from EmmKay
    @UmDude:Thanks for the info! If you don't mind, what is the exact name of the text book used at Quincy? I should start seeing if I can find it online. Is it a text book you'd want to hold on to for nursing school or is it the kind of thing you use for A and P and then never use again?
    I won't be working in the summer either so I think I should be able to do A and P....I have a sociology/psych background so development should be relatively straight forward for me. Honestly, I tend to do worse in regular semesters when I have the time to fret about things, in the accelerated courses, I just do it! I may bug you for more details as soon as I can figure out how to register...do you remember how often classes meet and if they are evening or day?

    Thank you both for your patience with me!
    No problem! This semester we are using Principles of Anatomy & Physiology by Tortora. However, I'm pretty sure they will switch to Human Anatomy & Physiology by Elaine N. Marieb next semester (we use Marieb's lab manual for lab now, which causes confusions sometimes). I think I'll keep my A&P books for a while in case I need to review.

    My summer schedule ran from mid-July to mid-August. I had A&P I lectures Mon & Weds 9am-1pm, and Friday 9am-1pm for Lab. The growth/development class was Mon & Weds, 6pm-10pm. I think those are pretty much the typical schedules for the summer. They should have A&P offer both evening and day, but not Saturday/Sunday.
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    Hi, just an FYI, you may not escape that Bio with Lab after all. Quincy College recently made it a prerequ for Micro. So even though I did my a&p 1 & 2 in the summer, I now have to backtrack and am taking Bio before they will let me take Micro. Kind of annoying. But at least it gives you more of a foundation. I rented my books through Chegg.com. I saved money but maybe I should have purchased them in order to have them for the future.
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    Hi ryanalice,
    Thank you for your post...that's pretty disappointing. I'm very surprised that even if you've done A and P they want you to do biology...I could be wrong but I think some places accept A and P or Bio as a prerequisite for Micro...have you looked at Bunker Hill?
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    Also look at Curry College, their classes run around $1250 each and they offer summer classes. The application process for non-degree classes are super quick there.


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