Anyone here from Boston MA? - page 2

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

  1. Visit  PennyS profile page
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    Quote from EmmKay
    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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  3. Visit  umbdude profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  EmmKay profile page
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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!
  5. Visit  umbdude profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  ryanalice profile page
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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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  7. Visit  EmmKay profile page
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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?
  8. Visit  watersamy profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  EmmKay profile page
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    Thanks watersamy, that's very helpful.
    Seems like Boston is a lovely, friendly place to move to
  10. Visit  EmmKay profile page
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    I'm hoping to get some feedback from those of you that have been down this road. I have an existing bachelors in social services and I would like to study to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. We are, for the time being based in Boston, MA, and there are no direct entry MSN for CNM in MA- so it seems my options are either to:
    a) Do an accelerated BSN in Boston and then apply for a MSN 2 year degree out of state or do distance
    b) Apply directly to the 3 year direct entry MSN but have to leave MA

    I'm trying to weight the relative pros and cons of both- if I do the 3 year degree, it is the shortest route AND I am getting to where I want to be ultimately but there will the additional cost of moving etc and the fact that I won't automatically be licensed in MA...
    If I do the BSN route, it takes longer, but I can stay in MA for atleast one more year and maybe make some good connections locally? However I believe it's very tough to get into the 2 year CNM program anywhere, harder if you go via the RN route then the direct route...also seems there are not many jobs for fresh grads right now....

    Please share any thoughts you have...am feeling all over the place
    Emily


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