Curry Info Session

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    Hi all,

    I attended the Curry Info Session last night and it was very helpful. I thought I would highlight the info here for those that could not attend and are interested in Curry. Curry is definitely my 1st choice because of cost, convenience, clinical placement and class size. I am applying for a January 2013 start date.

    Applicatin Process

    1. Deadline: April 1st
    2. Preferred GPA of 3.0
    3. MUST have a B- or better in all Sciences.
    4. 2 of the 4 Science prereqs. must be completed at the time of the application.
    5. Do NOT include references or recommendations.
    6. They do NOT conduct interviews. Do not request one.
    7. The one page statement in important and is weighted strongly along with academic performance.
    8. Official Transcripts: have your undergrad send to you in a sealed envelope and then submit all application materials as one packet.
    9. Acceptance letters sent out May 1st. Nonrefundable deposits due June 15th. There is a wait list but they have not taken anyone off the list in the last few years.


    Financial Aid
    Unfortunately, because this is a 2nd Degree program, our only options are grant ans/or loans through the Federal Government (-i.e. Stafford) or state agencies. You are welcomed and encouraged to seek outside funding through private agencies and charitable groups.

    Anticipated Tuition cost for 2013 is $41,000.

    Class size is 32 and they receive approx. 300 applicants per year.

    Spring Semester - January
    • No clinicals first semester. All course work. 2 days a week: Tu/Th

    Summer Session: May - July (10 weeks total) - 4 days a week

    A) 2 classes: 1 day a week

    B) Clinicals: 3 days a week, 7a-4p
    • Med-Surg (4 weeks): MGH or BID
    • Maternity (2 weeks): BWH or South Shore Hospital
    • Peds (2 weeks): MGH, Childrens or South Shore

    MONTH OF AUGUST - OFF!!!!

    Fall Semester: One day of classes and one day of clinicals. Clinicals are in Community and Mental Health. Possible placements include: VA's, Westwood Lodge, McLean, Orchard Care

    Spring Semester: One day of class and one day of clinical. Clinical is med-surg with a leadership/management issue focus.

    Graduation: May!

    NCLEX Pass Rate -
    96-98%

    Hope this is helpful!
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    I just wanted to say that I was also at the Information Session, and I think you did a great job summarizing for those that could not attend.
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    Thank you so much for the information! I wasn't able to make it to the information session and really appreciate the summary!
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    Thank you!! Do you know how long they accept science courses for?
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    There is no expiration on the sciences, as long as you earned a B- or better in them. However, just make sure that they had a lab component; otherwise, it will not count. Also, if you have any questions about whether the courses you took count towards the prerequisites, just shoot an email to *********and she can vet your courses. She is very nice and has answered many questions for me over this past year regarding prerequisites and such.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Feb 18, '12 : Reason: contct name removed as per Terms of service
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    Quote from Mapie22
    There is no expiration on the sciences, as long as you earned a B- or better in them. However, just make sure that they had a lab component; otherwise, it will not count. Also, if you have any questions about whether the courses you took count towards the prerequisites, just shoot an email to ******* and she can vet your courses. She is very nice and has answered many questions for me over this past year regarding prerequisites and such.
    Thank you so much! I don't know how I missed all this! I was told by everyone that sciences expire after 7 yrs.. some schools 5.... and I stopped searching and was about to do my sciences over this past sept 2011. but I waited because I was due with my 3rd baby.
    Then found out UMASS Bos takes them for 10yrs. 2012 is ten yrs so if I don't get it I am scared!
    Good to know about Curry... pretty local to me and sounds like a good program.
    Do you know how long BNS takes for a transfer student? (already have associates and also completed SCIENCE courses A&P 1 & 2 class and lab, and college chem & lab.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Feb 18, '12 : Reason: contact name removed from quote
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    Quote from Steph2078
    Thank you so much! I don't know how I missed all this! I was told by everyone that sciences expire after 7 yrs.. some schools 5.... and I stopped searching and was about to do my sciences over this past sept 2011. but I waited because I was due with my 3rd baby.
    Then found out UMASS Bos takes them for 10yrs. 2012 is ten yrs so if I don't get it I am scared!
    Good to know about Curry... pretty local to me and sounds like a good program.
    Do you know how long BNS takes for a transfer student? (already have associates and also completed SCIENCE courses A&P 1 & 2 class and lab, and college chem & lab.
    Do you already have a Bachelor's? The accelerated BSN is a second-degree program. If you only have an Associates, you would have to go the traditional route at Curry and I am not sure what the process is for a transfer.
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    Hi... I do not have a bachelors.. only an associates degree. And have also completed pre-req sciences. So I will call to get the transfer info... but still helped to get some of the info!
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    Quote from PennyS

    Class size is 32 and they receive approx. 300 applicants per year.

    Spring Semester - January
    • No clinicals first semester. All course work. 2 days a week: Tu/Th
    I'm in the current ACCEL class and just wanted to mention that we have the largest class they have ever had with 35 students. Also first semester is 2 days of courses, but also a Wednesday lab. So you are required to be on campus three days a week.
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    Quote from LGD2011
    I'm in the current ACCEL class and just wanted to mention that we have the largest class they have ever had with 35 students. Also first semester is 2 days of courses, but also a Wednesday lab. So you are required to be on campus three days a week.
    Thanks! Does the lab run the entire semester and how many hours is it on Wed?


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