UMDNJ Accelerated BSN Program - page 18

Hi everyone! Is there anyone who can provide information on the accelerated BSN program at UMDNJ? I would like to know how durable is the program- the good, the bad and the ugly. What GPA is... Read More

  1. by   piscesgrl389
    Quote from thedreamjourney
    to piscesgrl389...hey, i have a question. am i going to have mandatory weekend classes/labs/clinicals?
    it depends if they dont have enough openings then yeah you prob. will. this sem some level 1 is in our sat. clinicals however looking at the calender (http://sn.umdnj.edu/calendar/absnnwk.html) it seems all levels has sat. clinicals this sem.
  2. by   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)
  3. by   tomhall
    Hello Everyone! I'm new to this forum but congratulations to all! I am actually interested in applying to the UMDNJ accelerated nursing program for the Fall semester but I had a couple questions maybe you guys can help me with. First, I have asked one of my professors to write me a recommendation letter I sent them the form that is on the website to fill out for the recommendation, now do they just submit that electronically to NursingCAS? I just want to make sure I don't mess up with submitting them and also I go to Rutgers New Brunswick and they offer AHA courses now do I need to take a BLS course and a Heartsaver AED course and get certification for both? Thank You so much!!!
  4. by   TheDreamJourney
    "Hello Everyone! I'm new to this forum but congratulations to all! I am actually interested in applying to the UMDNJ accelerated nursing program for the Fall semester but I had a couple questions maybe you guys can help me with. First, I have asked one of my professors to write me a recommendation letter I sent them the form that is on the website to fill out for the recommendation, now do they just submit that electronically to NursingCAS? I just want to make sure I don't mess up with submitting them and also I go to Rutgers New Brunswick and they offer AHA courses now do I need to take a BLS course and a Heartsaver AED course and get certification for both? Thank You so much!!!"

    For the letters of recommendation I advise you to make copies of the letters. NursingCAS lost my letters 3 times!! I sent it though the mail, however, I think it will be better to send the letters of recommendation electonically. Also, I took BLS and AED course together and got certified for both at the same time.
  5. by   TheDreamJourney
    "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)"
    i got a c for one of the pre-reqs and i still got accepted into the program. i think that your undergraduate gpa and grade for the science pre-reqs will be more important. i took my science and psych pre-reqs at bergen community college, paramus, nj. right now i am full-time accelerated program. i can't see myself working but some of my classmates are working part time and passing their classes. so, it's all on how organized you are and how much time you put into studying.
  6. by   tomhall
    Thank You TheDreamJourney ! So I do have to tell the person who is writing the reference to fill out that form on their website right? and that is all they have to do? Sorry was just a little confused and didn't want to misinform my reference writer
  7. by   TheDreamJourney
    I send my letters through the mail. But do it electronically so that Nursingcas doesn't lose them. You have to send it to the website. Don't send it to the University because I made that mistake at first and they refused to give the letters back. Make sure to read NursingCas instructions carefully and if you have any questions make sure to call them. Also, the only thing you have to send to the University directly is a copy of your BLS/Aed. Hope this helps!!! Good luck!!
  8. by   catquint
    TheDreamJourney

    I also gave two people the letter of recog forms. Now do they fill it out, scan it and send it to them electronically? Or will NursingCAS email them a web form?
  9. by   Es90
    Hey I was just wondering since you got in like what were your credentials like...also do you think i have a chance at getting in UMDNJ ABSN 2012 program? And how have you found the program to be so far?

    my gpa is 3.5
    mostly A's and B's in all my pre-reqs
    not many volunteer hours though


    Liz S
  10. by   Es90
    Hey I was just wondering since you got in like what were your credentials like...also do you think i have a chance at getting in UMDNJ ABSN 2012 program? And how have you found the program to be so far?

    my gpa is 3.5
    mostly A's and B's in all my pre-reqs
    not many volunteer hours though
  11. by   nurse2013
    catquint - If the NursingCas process is still the same I believe you have two options. You could either submit the rec. forms electronically in which you have to provide the email addresses of those whom you want to fill it out on your behalf. Or you could print the form and have your forms mailed in.

    The electronic version is much faster and leaves room for little error, so I would go with that if you could.

    Good luck!
  12. by   nurse2013
    Their main focus is the GPA. If it's above 3.0 you have a strong chance. If you have some kind of working experience I think that helps you as well, it doesn't necessarily have to be volunteer hours.

    The program is intense and one needs to be highly organized, manage their time well and study, study, study. The material isn't hard per se (although I'm only in Level 1) but it's a lot which can become overwhelming if you don't keep up with your reading. We normally have a least one exam per week, group projects, labs and clinical.


    Good luck to you.
  13. by   gladtobenurse
    hi all,

    is anyone waiting to get into the summer 2012 program?

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