UMDNJ Accelerated BSN Program - page 5

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   chanzer11
    I applied to Newark too and am waiting to hear back...does anyone know about the program? Is it reputable? I went to visit the school the other day to drop some papers off (so they weren't lost...AGAIN) and to be honest, the campus was kind of ******...everything looked very run down and the people aren't very pleasant either.... anyone else have any opinions/thoughts? lol
  2. by   iPink
    Quote from chanzer11
    I applied to Newark too and am waiting to hear back...does anyone know about the program? Is it reputable? I went to visit the school the other day to drop some papers off (so they weren't lost...AGAIN) and to be honest, the campus was kind of ******...everything looked very run down and the people aren't very pleasant either.... anyone else have any opinions/thoughts? lol
    I got accepted for the Spring 2011 semester back in October. But they lost your papers too? I had to hand in my papers too because they claimed they never got it. The outside isn't appealing, but when I got inside, it was well kept. I don't like Newark, period. I've heard good things about the program though and that's what matters most.

    They accept students in different waves, so wish you the best. As long as you meet the minimum requirements, I think you're good.
  3. by   KittyinNj
    orientation is just meeting everyone, they give you a break down of the schedules, you have presentations from a variety of departments including IT, financial aid, etc. its alot of info so bring patience with you we all had to attend the orientation and theres a folder with much information
  4. by   iPink
    Quote from KittyinNj
    orientation is just meeting everyone, they give you a break down of the schedules, you have presentations from a variety of departments including IT, financial aid, etc. its alot of info so bring patience with you we all had to attend the orientation and theres a folder with much information
    Now that sounds like orientation. When someone posted they took TEAS and writing test, that threw me for a loop.
  5. by   bernbabybern820
    Quote from chanzer11
    I applied to Newark too and am waiting to hear back...does anyone know about the program? Is it reputable? I went to visit the school the other day to drop some papers off (so they weren't lost...AGAIN) and to be honest, the campus was kind of ******...everything looked very run down and the people aren't very pleasant either.... anyone else have any opinions/thoughts? lol
    Wow that would be terrible for me with only a few days left until the deadline. I sent them an email asking about my application status on Friday. I would hate to have to ask all my professors for another letter of recommendation in just a couple of days.
  6. by   chanzer11
    i agree that would suck...but you really have to be on top of them...if I wasn't I would have never known they lost some of my app materials...I sent numerous emails as well which were never answered for 2weeks so I had to keep calling....
  7. by   LynnMcFarlane
    Hello All,

    I thought I would take a moment to respond to the latest comments on this thread.

    CITY OF NEWARK. Yes, the City Newark has all the problems associated with most U.S. urban centers, however it has lots to offer as a major center of higher education as wells as history, culture, entertainment and more. Plus, you'll interact with folks from all types of ethnic and cultural backgrounds--a great preparation for nursing practice in today's increasingly diverse healthcare environment.

    NEWARK CAMPUS. The Stanley Bergen Building (SSB), home of the School of Nursing on the Newark campus, formerly was a hospital (Martland Medical Center) and was built in 1958. In addition to the School of Nursing, this 15-story building also houses the School of Health Related Professions, and various administrative and clinical offices.

    Inside the building, the School of Nursing offers a fully-equipped computer lab, and "smart classrooms" with teleconferencing, microphones, plasma screens and audience response technology. Our health assessment and simulation lab include very advanced learning tools including a brand-new IStan simulated patient, one of the world's top computer-assisted manikins. The Newark campus also has a great library, a new onsite fitness center and more.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE. Our goal is to provide the very best service to applicants and students. If you feel you have been treated less than courteously, please let us know so that we can investigate and address any concerns.

    You can always contact me by sending email to: sn_info (dot) umdnj (dot) edu.

    best regards,

    Lynn McFarlane
    director of marketing and communications
  8. by   Paulis5919
    I got accepted for the Spring 2011 semester back in August. I just received a letter today regarding the schedule for orientation on Dec 1 & 2.

    We will be taking the TEAS on Day 1 (8:15-2:15pm)....I'm a bit worried about this exam....what happens if you don't pass? Do they take away your acceptance?

    Day 2 (8:00-5pm) meet with a number of people...financial aid, student wellness, etc.

    Can anyone give any suggestions for passing the TEAS?

    Thanks!
  9. by   Paulis5919
    I just received my letter regarding orientation...and Day 1 is the TEAS and writing exam
    Day 2 is the actual day we meet people within our departments...
  10. by   iPink
    Quote from Paulis5919
    I just received my letter regarding orientation...and Day 1 is the TEAS and writing exam
    Day 2 is the actual day we meet people within our departments...
    I received mine too yesterday and says the same thing. It's a good thing I had already bought the TEAS review book. It says in the letter that it's just like a "self-evaluation" on areas that you need to work on. So, I think pressure isn't going to be bad. Lynn, correct me if I'm wrong about this.

    Will you be participating in NALC? From the info we've received, I think participating in the program will be beneficial.
    Last edit by iPink on Oct 27, '10
  11. by   Paulis5919
    yes I definitely plan to participate in the NALC program...I'm going to send the form tomorrow. Have you taken the TEAS before? I'm a bit nervous about taking them.
  12. by   iPink
    I've never taken it. I only got the review book because the TEAS was required for Muhlenberg's NS, however when I got accepted to UMDNJ, I ended that application process and didn't bother taking the test, which was scheduled for Oct 17th. In fact I was going to sell my review book, but never got the chance. Good thing. When I got the letter about taking the TEAS, as you can image my heart dropped.

    However, when I reread the letter we received, and saw that the tests are "reviewed to offer students opportunities to remediate identified areas of weakness," I interpreted it to mean it's not a pass or fail as far as being in the program. We've already been accepted. I'm going to call them tomorrow to get clarification.
  13. by   Paulis5919
    I'm going to purchase my book tonight...hopefully I get it soon so I can start reviewing. I definitely plan to call tomorrow as well to get clarification. I read under a TEAS thread that one student who had been accepted to a program was told that her spot was given to someone else after she failed the exam 2. It didn't say what school she went to, but it's definitely worth asking just in case...

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