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    2bEsqtoRN likes this.

    I am currently enrolled in the RU Accel program. It is considerably cheaper to take pre-reqs at community colleges, rather than at Rutgers. As long as the credits transfer (check on njtranfer.com for equivalencies before you register), it shouldn't matter where you earned it. I also took a CLEP exam for the Sociology requirement ($77 exam fee, plus book).

    Also, I HIGHLY recommend that you plan to complete pre-reqs before starting the program. There is a tentative, very likely, plan to eliminate the challenge tests, with the exception of Cultural. So be prepared. The program only starts in May. The summer semester was tough, but I survived =>

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    Awesome! Thanks for the tips. I start nursing school in less than 2 weeks! Yay! I'm anticipating quite a hectic life over the next 14 months. It's crazy, but I'm super excited about it! Thanks!

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    We're practically neighbors! I'm in Somerset (Franklin). With the cost of gas prices rising, I would be open to car pooling. Maybe we'll all chat about it on wed at the orientation. See you all there! Exciting!

    Vicki

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    Thank you for your article. It confirms my decision to change careers too! I am also in the midst of changing my career from fitness to nursing. I will be attending an accelerated BSN next month and plan to resign from my fitness manager position next week. However, I intend to keep fitness "gigs" here and there and continue to motivate and educate others to move! Exercise is medicine! The fitness industry sure has changed over the last 10 years and I see a degree in nursing as a way to expand my expertise as there are hardly any "apparently healthy" people anymore. We are an unhealthy country --much of it attributed to sedentary lifestyles. I am ecstatic to explore a new career and a new persective in the health industry. Much kudos to you and thanks for the inspiration!

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    Obsession? I was checking my status online at least 10 times a day! I took Chem I and II and they accepted it for biochem, I guess!

    I didn't receive anything about enrollment fees. I'm still waiting on financial aid, if I even get any. If not, I need to apply for private loans and apply for scholarships.

    Because I couldn't wait, I went ahead and emailed the Admins to request for more info about the challenge exam. If you need to take Cultural Dimensions, I have the syllabus and info and I can forward them to you. Send me an email at VGLyons@gmail.com. As for the other courses, you may have to email Denise at santange@rutgers.edu or Lou at lourusig@rutgers.edu. It's a good thing I acted fast. I'm still taking 2 pre-reqs, got finals and papers to write and now read a textbook for the Challenge exam...in the next month!!

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    I need to challenge the same class. I heard it would be easy. I just want to make sure I pass it before I officially quit my FT job. I need to give 4 weeks notice, so it's cutting it close.

    While I have your attention, maybe I can pick your brain. How are you financing this? Did you get financial aid? Applying for private loans? I was denied federal aid, so I think my best bet is private loans. I think our first tuition bill may be due in mid-May, which I can handle. It's the rest of the semester that I need help financing. Your thoughts?

    Vicki

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    Well, nice to meet you classmate! I got my acceptance letter on Thursday! I am beyond ecstatic as I only applied to one school!!! Do you have any challenge exams to take? I think that's my next step. Let me know if you receive additional information (orientation, class registration, etc.). I think we need 20+ posts to send personal messages here, so feel to send me an email, VGLYONS@gmail.com.

    Congratulations!
    Vicki

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    I got accepted too! So very excited. I have no other information except my admission. Can't wait to meet my classmates soon.

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    I am actually on the opposite path as you. I am currently in the health and fitness field and looking to attend nursing school for my BSN this year. I chose Exercise Science and wellness as a career at first b/c many diseases--incl top killers, heart disease and stroke--can be prevented. 8 yrs into my career, I realized that there are no "apparently healthy" people anymore and I felt limited as to what I can provide. So, nursing would expand my expertise.

    Since you would have your RN, I would suggest looking into corporate health centers. Pharmaceutical companies and major companies tend to have a medical dept.( http://www.welcoa.com/). To boost your resume, you can also look into certifications, like Health Educator specialilst (http://nchec.org/) or Clinical Specialist from American College of Sports Medicine -- it's the industry gold standard (http://www.acsm.org/). Wellness Coaches are also being more popular in the fitnes industry. You can info on this at acsm.org as well.

    This should get you started. Hey, maybe we'll cross paths one day! Good luck to you!

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    Still waiting for Rutgers-Newark.... Notification deadline is April 1, so any day now. I check online at least 5 times per day! Suspense is killing me!

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    Hi! No I haven't I'm stillwaiting ... They said we should know by the end of this
    Month. Are you applying to their accelerated program ?

    Yes, I applied to the accelerated program. I have my BS in Exercise Science from Rutgers. The wait is killing me!

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    No, I dont have an ADN, I have a bachelor's in dietetics. I am applying to their accelerated program for people with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field. Good luck with finding a program though
    Hi goofina,

    Just wondering if you heard from Rutgers yet? I applied as a re-enrolling student.Now, just waiting...

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    I'm a nervous wreck, but waiting as patiently as I could. I am a re-enrolling Rutgers student, so the application was sent just last month. Did you hear from anyone about your application yet?

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    Hi All

    Please HELP! I'm working on my personal statement for an Accel BSN program application for Rutgers. I could use a pair (or 2 or more) of eyes to look over. Please be candid in your feedback.

    Right now its less than 600 words. No min or max were provided.

    Let me know if you can help me. Please reply or send me a private message or email Vglyons@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance

    Vicki

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    Hi All,

    HELP!! I'm working on my admission essay and would like at least another pair of eyes to review. There were no minimum or maximum # of words, so I thought it would be best to keep relatively short at less than 500 words.

    The application for Rutgers University asks for a response to the following:
    "Please explain why you want to enroll in the College of Nursing."

    Let me know so I can send the essay by private message or email. Your candid feedback is very much welcomed!


    Vic


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