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Hi, I was wondering if anyone has applied to the MGHIHP new accelerated BSN program? If so, what do you think your chances are of being accepted?... Read More

  1. by   AdrienneRN2b
    Lol, sorry about the double reply, I didn't see the second page. I do not know anyone that applied. Do you? I have a feeling this particular class is going to be huge. But the more the merrier!!!
  2. by   bostonRNtobe
    Hello,
    I was accepted to the new BSN program as well! Does anyone know what to expect in terms of schedule? Are the clinical days only in the last 7 weeks of the program? Thanks!
  3. by   AdrienneRN2b
    Hi BostonRNtobe,

    Congrats on being accepted! I'm not sure how the schedule works or how long to actual clinical is. I would hope that it wouldn't be be that far into the semester though. However, its a lot better than waiting 2 years to start clinicals. Where did you attend college?

    See you there!
    Adrienne
  4. by   katester5249
    Hey!

    I was also admitted to the accelerated BSN program; I got a phone call today bc they were like you still haven't submitted deposit. I am starting ot freak out for a number of reasons:
    1. It is expensive. approx 50,000 for tuition alone plus living expenses.
    2. I am also applying to direct entry programs..am I wasting my time just getting a BSN? I know I want to become an ACNP in the end or maybe ANP with speciality in Oncology, but I'm just not sure and thats why I thought about the accelerated BSN option.

    What do you guys think? Where else did you apply? Are you worried about cost also???? Maytbe I'm crazy but I just bought a car a few months ago and I am currently living at home with my parents just to save money fora year. I could live a thome, but I just don't think its worth it 1. for time and 2. bc its putting a strain on my relationship with my parents.

    What do you thinkt?!!?!?!?
  5. by   AdrienneRN2b
    Hi Katester,

    Congrats on being accepted! The cost is super expensive, but this was the only program where I could get my RN in 14 months and didn't have to take the GRE. So when I put those things together it was my only option.

    I (personally) don't think you are wasting your time because in any of the direct entry programs your first 2 years or so are focused on basic RN skills, then from there you focus on your ANP specialty. However, on the otherside of the things, I know someone also pursuing their ANP and she did the direct-entry route. She went full time during the first 2 years, then worked as a RN while finishing her degree part time. There are just so many options when considering this.

    I too know your struggle personally. I have a 6 month old daughter that obviously has needs. And I know when I do enter school, I will be unable to work for those 14 months. So when I think I can't afford to do it, I soon realize that I can't afford not to. Luckily the school offered me a pretty generous scholarship. But I will be factoring in living expenses when I apply for a loan.

    Where else did you apply?

    Anyway, I say definitely do what makes you happy. In the end you are still going to have to pay off something so why not go with your first choice (whatever that may be). Good luck with everything and I hope to see you at MGHIHP!!!! )
  6. by   AdrienneRN2b
    Hi Katester,

    Congrats on being accepted! The cost is super expensive, but this was the only program where I could get my RN in 14 months and didn't have to take the GRE. So when I put those things together it was my only option.

    I (personally) don't think you are wasting your time because in any of the direct entry programs your first 2 years or so are focused on basic RN skills, then from there you focus on your ANP specialty. However, on the otherside of the things, I know someone also pursuing their ANP and she did the direct-entry route. She went full time during the first 2 years, then worked as a RN while finishing her degree part time. There are just so many options when considering this.

    I too know your struggle personally. I have a 6 month old daughter that obviously has needs. And I know when I do enter school, I will be unable to work for those 14 months. So when I think I can't afford to do it, I soon realize that I can't afford not to. Luckily the school offered me a pretty generous scholarship. But I will be factoring in living expenses when I apply for a loan.

    Where else did you apply?

    Anyway, I say definitely do what makes you happy. In the end you are still going to have to pay off something so why not go with your first choice (whatever that may be). Good luck with everything!!!!
  7. by   AlyRNtoBe
    Adrienne,

    I'm going to MGH as well! Quick question - how did you receive the scholarship? Did you have to apply beforehand? Do you mind sharing how much you received? Financial aid for a 2nd bachelors is tricky. I didn't realize you cannot receive very much federal aid & I don't want private loans. =(

    Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!
  8. by   ddigga15
    Hi everyone,
    I was thinking the same thing about the scholarship. Was that something that you applied for or were you offered it. I was told that I had to wait until i fill out this years fafsa, which can't be until I get my taxes back at the end of January. Did you all already fill out your fafsa? I am just so confused bc it is a lot of money and I need to start figuring out how i'm gonna pay for everthing!!! Any words of advice????
  9. by   Mav81783
    Hi,
    I was accepted to Simmons College for the 2 year accelerated BSN program. I also applied to MGH for the BSN program and havent heard anything from them yet. MGH is my first choice. I called them today and they said I would hear by the end of the week. I am getting nervous, hearing all of the responses from people who have been accepted. Did your acceptance letters come in a big envelope?
    Has anyone else not heard from MGH yet? I really hope I get in!!
  10. by   AlyRNtoBe
    Mav,

    The letters came in a 5X7 envelope & I also received a personal phone call before the letter arrived. I would think this is a good sign for you because I know a couple of people who didn't get in. I would guess that you might be on the wait list? Good luck! Fingers are crossed for you.
  11. by   AdrienneRN2b
    Hello Everyone,

    I didn't apply for the scholarship, it was offered. When you apply to the school you are automatically considered for the scholarship. Like AlyRNtobe, I also got a phone call from the school saying I was accepted and also a recipient of the scholarship. I have yet to file for financial aid or anything. However, I will be going after that "free money" to make some things happen.

    Mav, my letter came in a 5x7 envelope also. From what I could gather, the first round letter went out (obviously) and second round will be going out during the first week on Jan. I'm guessing they wanted to see who was going to accept their 'invite' to see how much space was available, then send out second round letters. Hopefully, you will be in that lucky group!!

    My fingers are crossed for you!
  12. by   AdrienneRN2b
    AlyRNtobe,

    Sorry I didn't see your comment till after I last posted. I got the scholarship but just applying to the school; everyone is considered. I received $15,000 to be distributed over the 3 semesters, which is $5,000 every semester. Considering the program is $12,000/semester, that leaves me having to compensate for the $7,000 that is left over as well as living expenses.

    I can completely relate to not wanting to take out any private loans. I still have loans to pay off from my other undergraduate education. If anything I suggest looking into outside scholarships; I mean they have them for people who are left-handed!!
  13. by   Mav81783
    Thank you girls for all your nice wishes! I really hope i get in i shouldnt complain too much though since i did get into another program. whatever happens will work out for the best im sure. thanks again. ill keep you all posted. this is kind of a fun way to get to know people before the program starts!

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