UMass Boston January/Spring 2012

  1. 0 Hey everyone!! I decided to start a thread for anyone who is/has applied to the UMass Boston traditional nursing program for the January 2012 start. I just submitted everything to the Admissions office in person today. A month of waiting to hear from them won't be fun at all
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    About JoyNPikachu98

    JoyNPikachu98 has '1-3' year(s) of experience. From 'Town of Beans (Boston), MA'; Joined Apr '11; Posts: 132; Likes: 20.

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  3. Visit  TREndzetta profile page
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    Good Luck. I'm thinking about applying there also.
  4. Visit  JoyNPikachu98 profile page
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    Thank you!! I wish you all the best as well ... The deadline for the Spring semester is Nov 1st and the deadline for the Fall semester is Feb 1st. If you do choose to apply I hope you get in!
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    Hi TREndzetta!!

    UMASS Boston's traditional nursing program is pretty competitive. I went to the information session back in September and here are some of the things they discussed:

    Fall deadline: Feb. 1st
    Spring deadline: Nov. 1st

    There were 1300 applicants for Fall 2011, out of that number only 170 were accepted. From that number, 80 were transfer students and 50 were freshmen from the University.

    Some students opt to get an EHS (Exercise and Health Science) degree then go back to get their BSN.

    Everything must be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions office (on the first floor of the Campus Center). Sciences that are 10 yrs or less old are accepted; all other classes have no limit.

    The Spring semester is more competitive to get into: 50 out of 700 are accepted (I'm not sure, but I think he was referring to Spring 2011). If you aren't accepted for the spring (or fall), your application can be reactivated. When this happens you don't have to resubmit all of the papers you did last time as they hold on to them. All you have to do is fill out the appropriate paperwork and pay the $60 application fee.

    For this past fall, the cumulative GPA for accepted transfer students was between 3.5 and 3.6. Strong essays and recommendations can help you get in if you're borderline ;-). Recommendations can be emailed, just make sure to have the name and birthdate of the applicant in the subject line.

    About 10-40 people get waitlisted for the Fall and about 5 people get waitlisted for the Spring.

    If you're a transfer student with 30 or more credits then you don't need to take English 101, 102, and First Year Seminar. Nur 212 (Health Promotion and Teaching, Intermediate Seminar) doesn't transfer from anywhere. If you already have a prior Bachelors (like me) then you don't have to take that class at all (and a bunch of other classes that freshmen would have to take). Also any 3 credit Nutrition class can transfer.

    Nursing classes/clinicals don't transfer whatsoever. No clinical classes are offered in the summer (there are about 5 semesters of clinicals to be taken). If you're a transfer student, it'll take about 2.5 to 3 years to finish the program. There are 44 clinical affiliations, mainly in the Boston and Cambridge areas. You can't pick your clinical placements, but you can still switch with another student if they are willing to do so.

    Phone numbers
    Undergraduate Admissions: 617-287-6100
    College of Nursing and Health Sciences: 617-287-7500


    I hope this has answered some of your questions. If I remember anything else I'll be sure to let you know.
  6. Visit  jaz_bos profile page
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    Quote from TREndzetta
    Good Luck. I'm thinking about applying there also.
    Have you heard anything back yet?
  7. Visit  TREndzetta profile page
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    jaz_bos

    i didnt apply yet. I missed the deadline for the Spring 2012 traditional.
    i'm hoping to maybe apply to the ABSN Spring 2012, from reading some of the post, seems like the fast paced curriculum is a bit challenging especially with not being able to work etc.. and the online classes!
    I'm weighing my options to see if I can do it!

    But good luck to everyone!
  8. Visit  ea881 profile page
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    Has anyone applied for Family Nurse Practitioner program for the Spring 2012? Just wondering if people have heard on admission decisions yet? Not sure how difficult the program is to get into. Thanks!
  9. Visit  jaz_bos profile page
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    Quote from lizbee227
    Thank you!! I wish you all the best as well ... The deadline for the Spring semester is Nov 1st and the deadline for the Fall semester is Feb 1st. If you do choose to apply I hope you get in!
    Liz, by any chance do you know anything about the Chancellor's Scholarship, it's basically a full ride and of course...competitive. How many people receive it? Is it just one person?
  10. Visit  JoyNPikachu98 profile page
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    Hi Jaz,

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I have heard about the Chancellor's Scholarship but I think its more for students who don't have a college degree (first timers to school). I could never really find much info on it and I do know that a student with a GPA of 3.5 and above can qualify as a candidate for the scholarship, however that doesn't mean that its yours on the spot (I really don't understand why state schools can't afford to give out more scholarships to their students). You might have to Google it to find out more information. I hope this helps to answer your questions somewhat

    Happy Turkey Day to all!!!
  11. Visit  jaz_bos profile page
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    Quote from lizbee227
    Hi Jaz,

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I have heard about the Chancellor's Scholarship but I think its more for students who don't have a college degree (first timers to school). I could never really find much info on it and I do know that a student with a GPA of 3.5 and above can qualify as a candidate for the scholarship, however that doesn't mean that its yours on the spot (I really don't understand why state schools can't afford to give out more scholarships to their students). You might have to Google it to find out more information. I hope this helps to answer your questions somewhat

    Happy Turkey Day to all!!!
    Thanks for the info Liz! I'm still waiting to find out about acceptance. I'm a nervous wreck lol but maybe no news is good news for now...
  12. Visit  szyclaire19 profile page
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    Hi Lizbee227, thanks for the information. i am currently in nursing program at the local community college. I am not happy with the clinical part and thinking to transfer to Umass in the fall. i already missed the spring deadline. I have already taken all prerequisites, fundamentals 1. None of the nursing subjects are going to be transferred?
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    Quote from szyclaire19
    Hi Lizbee227, thanks for the information. i am currently in nursing program at the local community college. I am not happy with the clinical part and thinking to transfer to Umass in the fall. i already missed the spring deadline. I have already taken all prerequisites, fundamentals 1. None of the nursing subjects are going to be transferred?
    szy I believe that they won't be transferred, however, I'm unsure. I know clinicals don't transfer.
  14. Visit  MissM.RN profile page
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    szy-claire, unfortunately jaz_bos is right. Clinical courses never transfer, especially those from comm college (where it's usually Nursing I, II, III, and IV) to 4 year BSN (where it's usually fundamentals, med surg I, maternity, pediatrics, mental health, med surg II, community health, and preceptorship). Sorry that you're having a hard time at the comm college. My best advice is to finish strong at your college with as close to 4.0 GPA as you can get, so no one could get the idea that you left due to bad grades or something like that. Depending on how close you are to finishing, you might as well stay there, get the RN, and start working. If it makes you feel any better, umass's clinicals aren't that great either. At least you're paying a fraction of the price Good luck!


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