Quote from wannabecatcher
Well, it definitely is competitive, although there is a big difference between 159 and 259! I wish I knew what it was- either you would have almost a 50% chance of getting in vs less than a 30% chance, big difference! If you find out the real number from your interview, would you post it here? Also, she did say that 100 of us would begin the program in the summer but that 25 of the spots are already secured to some people (i guess from last year?).
I also know which specialty I want but U or Rochester doesn't have it, so I figured I'd try and just get the BSN first and then i'll have many more options for MSN programs later. Can you get accepted into the accelerated BSN without getting into the combined BSN/MSN option or will they not even consider you? Would you do the BSN only if that was the case or would you go somewhere else? Where else are you applying if you don't mind me asking?
I would guess that the people who already have advanced degrees have a better shot but there are also other factors that could play a part- like past medical experience, what your prior degree is in, what your grades were like, and other life experience, jobs you've had since graduating, and volunteer experience.
Well, again, good luck with everything!
I'll post the number of applicants, I still havent been contacted for an interview yet. I applied on the 26th so I guess thats not too long ago given the holiday. Although, I also get this apprehensive feeling that my applications get lost in the mail....
I would think if I didnt get into the MSN part, I probably wouldnt be accepted to the BSN part either? Not sure, but probably a good question to ask during my interview? But the applications between the two programs were different.
I applied to Rochester, Colorado State U and Drexel. I got in my application late for Drexel so I dont know if that will even count. I noticed your from the westcoast. I'm from Seattle Washington but the programs are way too competitive out here. I actually thought Rochester would be less competitive but I guess not...It is a really good school though, I've heard great things about it. Did you apply to schools
in CA? What schools did you apply for? Are you doing accelerated BSN programs only or looking at direct entry? I was really shooting for the direct-entry programs, but again a lot more competitive! There are a lot more accelerated BSN programs versus BSN/MSN programs out there.
Well good luck to you too julie! hey would you actually go to Rochester if you got in? I'm definitely more a westcoast gal myself, but at this point all nursing programs
are pretty competitive! I think I would go where ever they accept me!
Hopefully, I would have a choice between schools though!