Barnes Jewish Upper Level vs. UMSL Accelerated BSN - page 2

I'm applying for both programs and I had a couple questions: 1. Which school do you think is better? 2. What's the acceptance rate for both? 3. How is the work load? 4. GPA acceptance (not the minimum requirements.. but... Read More

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    Mamba49: Can you tell me your thoughts on UMSL's accelerated program since you have started? Can you tell me what a typical day in their program is like? How do their facilities measure up? How are the professors? Is your schedule pretty much set in stone?


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    ChloeinSTL: Have you decided where you are going to attend nursing school?
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    Marie32: Can you tell me more about your experiences with UMSL's accelerated nursing program? Any information would be very appreciated!

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    Hello! I graduated last year from the accelerated BSN at UMSL and can tell you a little about it. It is very competitive to get in to. They say the minimum GPA is 3.0, but really to even have a chance to get in, you need at least a 3.5 or 3.6. You do not need a bachelor's already, as long as you have enough credits...I think it is like 76 hours or something. I did not have a bachelors already and my GPA was 3.9. Definitely apply for the early admit by September because they fill the spots quickly. The program is very, very intense and is the most stressful thing I have ever done. That being said, it was also awesome, because I was done in 15 months as opposed to 2 years. They cram a TON in so be prepared to have no life for 15 months! There are pros and cons to every program though and you just have to try to make the right decision for you. Let me know if you have any other questions!
    Thank you so much for this info!!!!
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    UMSL or SLU will be harder to get into than Barnes Jewish because they are selective programs. You meet their minimum requirements and then they make offers to the best students. At Goldfarb (Barnes Jewish), if you meet the minimum GPA and do all the prereqs, you WILL get into the program. The "waiting list" really means, how many people applied before you. Goldfarb is also known for not requiring chemistry which SLU and UMSL both do. SLU and UMSL each have other additional requirements that Goldfarb doesn't. (SLU, religion courses and UMSL, economics)

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