Any UMDNJ Nursing Students or Hopefuls? - page 4

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If you are a current student or an alumni, please share your experiences with the program. Thanks in advance, Glad2baSN... Read More


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    Hey guys, I have gotten accepted into UMDNJ accelerated nursing program starting this Fall 2011 and I was wondering if anyone else got in? I want to live off campus at a safe place. Does anyone want to room together? Any suggestion as to where to live? Please let me know. Thank you guys
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    advice is welcomed...please share : )

    i have been looking into umdnj's accelerated bsn program for a while now. i will graduate in may with a bsn but after graduation i am going to start my pre-reqs for the nursing program. i do not think that social work is for me. i have a gpa of 3.6 as of now. i took psychology my freshman year in college and received a "c" in the class. i know umdnj says that a grade of "c" or higher is necessary to have the credits transferred. do you think i should take this course again at a community college? also, what community college in nj should i attend in order to complete my pre-reqs? i would hate to complete my pre-reqs and have umdnj not accept the credits because the school doesn't find that the course is equivalent (or for another reason). another question that i had was do you think i will be able to work full time and earn my do my accelerated bsn program part-time?


    these are umdnj's pre-req courses:
    • anatomy & physiology i and ii (8 credits with lab)*
    • microbiology (4 credits with lab)*
    • chemistry (4 credits with lab)*
    • statistics (3 credits)
    • psychology (3 credits)
    • humanities or social science (3 credits)
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    Quote from nurse2b5097
    advice is welcomed...please share : )

    i have been looking into umdnj's accelerated bsn program for a while now. i will graduate in may with a bsn but after graduation i am going to start my pre-reqs for the nursing program. i do not think that social work is for me. i have a gpa of 3.6 as of now. i took psychology my freshman year in college and received a "c" in the class. i know umdnj says that a grade of "c" or higher is necessary to have the credits transferred. do you think i should take this course again at a community college? also, what community college in nj should i attend in order to complete my pre-reqs? i would hate to complete my pre-reqs and have umdnj not accept the credits because the school doesn't find that the course is equivalent (or for another reason). another question that i had was do you think i will be able to work full time and earn my do my accelerated bsn program part-time?


    these are umdnj's pre-req courses:
    • anatomy & physiology i and ii (8 credits with lab)*
    • microbiology (4 credits with lab)*
    • chemistry (4 credits with lab)*
    • statistics (3 credits)
    • psychology (3 credits) ††
    • humanities or social science (3 credits)
    take the prerequisites at any community college. i took mine at two different cc's and had no problem. just make sure you hand deliver everything to the admissions office at umdnj. back when i applied, the "c" grades weren't an issue, but looking at posts on here from others who have recently applied, they were getting rejected. so, retake it if you can to be on the safe side. maybe the admission dept are getting tougher due to the increased amt of applicants.

    if you want to work full time and earn your bsn, the part-time route is the best route. i'm not in the part-time program (as it wasn't available when i started), but i've heard great feedback on the program. i heard that route is very doable. good luck.
    Last edit by iPink RN on Feb 4, '12
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    Quote from Glad2baSN
    Take the prerequisites at any community college. I took mine at two different CC's and had no problem. Just make sure you hand deliver everything to the Admissions office at UMDNJ. Back when I applied, the "C" grades weren't an issue, but looking at posts on here from others who have recently applied, they were getting rejected. So, retake it if you can to be on the safe side. Maybe the admission dept are getting tougher due to the increased amt of applicants.

    If you want to work full time and earn your BSN, the part-time route is the best route. I'm not in the part-time program (as it wasn't available when I started), but I've heard great feedback on the program. I heard that route is very doable. Good luck.
    thanks for your reply. can i contact you privately? my email address is cocanam@gmail.com. thanks so much
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    I went to an information session at UMDNJ in stratford two weeks ago. You HAVE to have an A or B in A&P. They said retake three class if you get a C.
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    I went to an information session at UMDNJ in stratford two weeks ago. You HAVE to have an A or B in A&P. They said retake the class if you get a C.
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    Hello---please be advised of our new admission criteria-- Visit our website: sn.umdnj.edu and click on academic programs then accelerated BSN (or part time BSN --Newark Campus only)--read all the tabs and links. Pay attention to the program requirements link!
    Thanks, UMDNJ School of Nursing---Student Recruitment/Student Affairs Department
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    UMDNJ School of Nursing uses an out of state application system for the BSN programs (and for a few of our MSN programs). They are Nursing CAS (centralized application system). You must submit your transcript information on their website and have an "official" copy of your transcripts sent to them from your school(s). You cannot hand deliver the information as Nursing CAS is located out of this region of the country. Thanks, UMDNJ School of Nursing Student Recruitment/Student Affairs
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    I hope some of you can answer some questions I have. I am a 53 year old lawyer seeking to become a nurse. I applied to New Jersey City University and just received my rejection. I had planned on applying to UMDNJ's accelerated program in Newark but am having reservations. I read that UMDNJ has a 30-40% attrition rate - do you know if this is true? Is the program as rigorous as everyone says? Can you estimate how many hours a week you devote to school, clinicals, etc. I was considered going for an RN degree and then doing a bridge to BSN program. Do you know if RNs are being hired or do you have to have a BSN to have a good chance of getting work.

    Thanks so much for reading all of my questions - I'm at sea right now and don't know what to do.
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    If you do not mind where did you work as a CNA? I am a student and it would be great to just work only on the weekends twice a month. Also, how many hours did you work?


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