Master of Nursing U of M 2017 Cohort Applicants - page 5

Hello everyone! I wanted to start a post for anyone interested in the University of Minnesota's Master of Nursing program, 2017 cohort. I just submitted my application and wanted to have a space... Read More

  1. by   abrimey
    Yes, sorry that I was unclear! The admissions data is a bit old so I was curious about the admissions profiles of those who are willing to share.

    Thanks again!
  2. by   kme77
    Ok, sure.

    Prereq GPA: 4.0
    Terminal degree GPA (doctorate): 3.99
    GRE: 325, 168 V, 157 Q AWA 5.0
    Last edit by kme77 on May 19
  3. by   kme77
    Ampharos, I'm not sure if you're still reading this, but if so, I was wondering if you could weigh in on the textbook bundle sold through the bookstore? I was looking at everything included, and calculated that I could buy or rent all of the books for about half the price through amazon, but I wasn't sure if there was some code or important resource that might be missing if I did things that way...any thoughts on this? Is the bundle really necessary? Thanks!
  4. by   Ampharos
    Quote from kme77
    Ampharos, I'm not sure if you're still reading this, but if so, I was wondering if you could weigh in on the textbook bundle sold through the bookstore? I was looking at everything included, and calculated that I could buy or rent all of the books for about half the price through amazon, but I wasn't sure if there was some code or important resource that might be missing if I did things that way...any thoughts on this? Is the bundle really necessary? Thanks!
    Well, I got the bundle and regretted it and I think a lot of my classmates that purchased it felt the same. I think it did come with some codes for the ebooks and a fake EHR software thing we used maybe once or twice. We also had access to ATI for some stuff, but I can't remember if it was a part of the bundle. I feel like all of the codes we needed for assignments or whatever could be purchased separately for less money rendering the bundle useless, but I can check with some people in class tomorrow to make sure I am remembering correctly.

    Also, if you are looking to save some money, I know some people in my class are preparing a document with used books and scrubs to sell. They did the same for us last year, but I had already bought my stuff and couldn't use it which was a bummer!! It might be worth waiting until your orientation before you buy anything to see if you can save some money with that!
  5. by   kme77
    Ok, thanks so much - that's really helpful. On our letter, it said the ATI will be sold separately, and I see that the SIMchart thing can also be purchased separately, so I'm pretty inclined not to buy the bundle. And thanks for letting me know about the used books, etc. - that's a good option.
  6. by   kme77
    oops - double post.
  7. by   kme77
    Hi again Ampharos - one more quick question: Do you need any of the books for the second semester? I'm thinking of renting some of them, but wondered if they would be used again... Thank you!
  8. by   Ampharos
    Quote from kme77
    Hi again Ampharos - one more quick question: Do you need any of the books for the second semester? I'm thinking of renting some of them, but wondered if they would be used again... Thank you!
    Full disclosure: I am a text book hoarder and still have all of them even though I don't really read them. If you wanted I would be happy to let you look them over to see how you feel about them.

    A lot of classes ask us to use the nursing diagnosis handbook (Ackley), so you will probably want to keep that around (I have looked at it this summer term, even, so I'm glad I still have it). The fundamentals book is pretty helpful, but a lot of the stuff you would refer to most will also be in the med-surg book, so you probably don't need to keep both forever. I think I used the assessments book (Jarvis) a few times in the spring to refresh myself on some of the assessment techniques, so you might want to have that. You could definitely rent the physiology and pharmacology books as I found those to be the least helpful (I barely used them for the classes I bought them for...). In fact, I found the pharmacology book so dense and unpleasant to read that I regretted buying it because I never used it after I attempted to read it the first week.

    TLDR: Ackley will definitely be used again, Jarvis could potentially be helpful if you want to look back on specific types of assessment skills. The fundamentals, physiology, and pharmacology are probably safe to rent.
    Last edit by Ampharos on Jul 13
  9. by   kme77
    Excellent - you are so helpful!!!
  10. by   Danaika
    Hello everyone! I am sure every one excited to start school soo soon! I graduated the UMN SON a couple years ago. When I was at your place (just about to start my school) I was too excited and bought too many UMN required scrubs I still have a set of new and several almost new scrubs. I know that they are quite expensive. So if you want to save some $$ you may contact me
  11. by   MinnesotaAndy
    abrimey: Sorry I am several months late here, but if you're still interested in the application metrics, here are mine:

    Overall GPA and prerequ GPA ~3.5

    I definitely didn't have all A's and I re-took a couple of science classes, so don't be intimidated if you transcript isn't pristine!

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