MGH ABSN Summer 2013 - page 6

I just applied for the MGH program starting in May 2013. Is anyone else applying here and/or anywhere else around the Boston area starting next summer?... Read More

  1. Visit  dsundina profile page
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    Annie,

    thank for your info on shcolarships. What an interesting and full life have you been leading! I wish you all the luck with your goals and good luck with getting to the school of you choice (John Hopkins, I get!!
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  3. Visit  dsundina profile page
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    Hi Faith,

    I agree with Annie, one doesn't have to apply for scholarship, they just decide on it along the way. It was a complete surprise that I got it, since I didn't even know about it. I don't have undergrad GPA, since it hasn't been calculated. My CED evaluation stated A-/B+. I have 4.0 for prereqs. And very strong recommendations. I also had a very personal experience at work, but I doubt it played part. What happens, I think, is the following. The admission's officers probably create a sheet for each candidate. They rate each achievement in their own way. For example, 4.0 GPA would get the highest number. They rate everything: experience, recommendation (1, 2, and 3), undergrad GPA, prereqs' GPA, essay. Then they add everything up and compare. I think they use the same number for scholarships.

    If one got 4.0 prereqs' GPA, but everything else got low ratings, the person may even not be accepted. See what I mean?
  4. Visit  dsundina profile page
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    I have couple of questions, guys. First, has anyone received the actual paper letter of acceptance, or did they decide to go paperless? Second, allnurses don't notify you about a post being answered via e-mail, so every time I have to search "Summer 2012 MGH" to get here. Or is it only me? How do you get to this page?
  5. Visit  Diamond James profile page
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    Hey dsundina,

    I haven't received an actual letter in the mail. It seems as if they are going the paperless route. Maybe once the deposit is received they will send out additional information.
  6. Visit  PennyS profile page
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    Quote from dsundina
    I have couple of questions, guys. First, has anyone received the actual paper letter of acceptance, or did they decide to go paperless? Second, allnurses don't notify you about a post being answered via e-mail, so every time I have to search "Summer 2012 MGH" to get here. Or is it only me? How do you get to this page?
    Hi there -

    When you respond to or begin a post, click on "go advanced". You will then see "bookmark" which gives you different ways to be notified or not notified at all when someone responds. HTH!
  7. Visit  dsundina profile page
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    Thank you, Penny, so much!!!!!
  8. Visit  abqbbq profile page
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    Dsundina,Do you mind elaborating on the things you heard about umass? I was thinking of applying because it's so cheap, which is tempting. Thanks!
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    Quote from abqbbq
    Dsundina,Do you mind elaborating on the things you heard about umass? I was thinking of applying because it's so cheap, which is tempting. Thanks!
    I know this was not directed at me but I can share some thoughts. A big concern for me about this program was the schedule. I attended the open house and they said that many times, you do not find out your clinical placement until the WEEK before it starts. Having 4 young children, I need more advanced notice than that. They also said clinicals could be ANY time - week days, week nights, over nights, weekends. I did read somewhere here that the clinical placements are not the best. They claim they are at the major Boston hospitals but that in fact is not true. I think one person here posted that the majority of the placements were at Whidden. I cannot comment personally on that because it was something I read. I also looked into their NCLEX pass rates but could only find it for the traditional program.
  10. Visit  dsundina profile page
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    Quote from abqbbq
    Dsundina,Do you mind elaborating on the things you heard about umass? I was thinking of applying because it's so cheap, which is tempting. Thanks!
    For some reason, I still didn't get the notification that you asked me a question. PennyS is absolutely right about the clinical placement. I am going to add what I know. Forget a week, sometimes it's just one day before they let you know. They said that they struggle every time they place someone, so to refuse is not an option. I asked them a direct question about the price of education, they couldn't answer. I quote: we don't have a price per credit, we don't have a price at all for the program, I can only tell that one student sent me an invoice for $28 000. I heard that it is more that that, it is about $39 000, which is slightly cheaper than Curry. (By the way, MGH gives out generous scholarships that you don't need to apply for; if you have a good situation, after the scholarship you will have payed less than at UMass). ALL the prerequisites have to be completed before applying. The program is 68 credits, way too many in that short period of time. (43 in Curry over the same period of time!). I also asked about a deferral, they said NO and she turned away from me, as if I asked something horrible. She didn't even asked me what would be the reason behind a deferral. When I asked what kind of questions they ask at the interview, she answered very vaguely. I said: is it a secret? She said: no. But still didn't answer my question. I had an impression that it is a poorly run institute. The speaker at the open house had such a low voice that no one beyond the third row could hear her. She looked like an academic, not a nurse! Piling, piling, piling classes and credits on students. To compare, all my questions were answered by Simmons, Curry, and MGH. Simmons even showed us a video on how wonderful the university is as if they want us and only us, such wonderful candidates, to become their students. UMass treat you badly, they assume you're an idiot, one of 700 of their applicants. I liked all of the other schools. They are very respectful, answer all your questions and, now, that I have been given an unexpected scholarship, I am all for MGH IHP!!!
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    Oh, and when I did ask about their NCLEX pass rates, they said they don't have the number for accelerated program, but the traditional nursing students pass it at 80-81 %!!! First of all, that's low. Slightly above to stay accredited for the program. Secondly, why wouldn't they do their job and calculate it? Calculate the price of the program? Reduce amount of credits?
    Last edit by dsundina on Jan 21, '13
  12. Visit  tnt05003 profile page
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    Hey!
    I was also admitted for the summer 2013 MGH ABSN program. Congrats to everyone else who was! I started a facebook group if you guys want to join, just search MGH ABSN Summer 2013!

    Tara
  13. Visit  dsundina profile page
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    Quote from tnt05003
    Hey!
    I was also admitted for the summer 2013 MGH ABSN program. Congrats to everyone else who was! I started a facebook group if you guys want to join, just search MGH ABSN Summer 2013!

    Tara
    Hey Tara,

    congratulation on your acceptance! I can't find the group, I can't figure out what the problem is...
  14. Visit  tnt05003 profile page
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    Thank you! Same to you! Hm I don't know why you can't search the group, maybe find me and then I can add you. My name is Tara Torres


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