University of Rochester Accelerated Nursing Program - ABPNN - page 2

I just got accepted into U of R's accelerated bachelors nursing program. Just wanted to start a thread to see who else is going there!... Read More

  1. by   saraphin
    Thanks for the heads up on filing the 2007/2008 fafsa. I really think they should have told everyone to do that in the first place. Now that I have that out of the way I called the financial aid office and they basically told me that I should go ahead and apply for any private loans I'll need. If I knew I could have applied for them at any time, I would have a long time ago. Sheesh...

    Anyway, thanks for all the helpful tips!
  2. by   x2islom
    From what I got from talking to them is their scholarship money got allocated really late for the year and everything just got pushed back. That being said they assured me that I will have plenty of time to apply for loans. I started looking into that already. And as far as disorganization I have seen much worse, at least here they reply to your emails and phone calls within the same day.
  3. by   yellowbluehappyface
    Hi, I will be attending UR in May too. Has everyone find a place yet? what is a good area to live. Thanks!
  4. by   melyly
    is the tuition $16,664? I guess that's considered expensive compared to nursing school tuition at community colleges, but what about other colleges?
  5. by   x2islom
    Quote from yellowbluehappyface
    Hi, I will be attending UR in May too. Has everyone find a place yet? what is a good area to live. Thanks!
    Henrieta is the area where the school is at. There is also RIT which is close by so I am sure there is tons of housing over there. You can also look into other areas. I will be living in greece, its only 20 min by car from the school. It just depends what you like and find.
  6. by   alli521
    You can't really go bad with anywhere around the U of R. A lot of students from both U of R and RIT live throughout the neighborhood so its safe and friendly. Hopefully you found something
  7. by   saraphin
    Hey, so I just arrived in town from Seattle. Boy, that was a long drive! Now all I have to do is find an apartment. So far I looked at a couple advertised on craigslist and quickly realized that when they say "one bedroom/studio" it means you better not be claustrophobic. It looks like tomorrow will be a long day of apartment hunting for me!
  8. by   MarkMaier
    Ken, you won't be the only guy in the class. Has anyone heard an update from Paul on the "social" Tuesday/Wednesday before classes start? And was anyone besides myself planning on going?
  9. by   Samantha Jane
    Hi and congratulations to everyone who has been accepted. I recently contacted UoR to inquire as to why they allow the prereqs to be taken online (A&P, Micro etc) without a lab. They said it's just how they do it. I honestly don't understand that. I have researched a zillion schools and they all say a lab is required. Some even make a point of stating that an online science class would not be accepted. In any case it's very attractive to me that I can take prereqs online. Do you know of any other schools that allow this also?

    Also, for those of you who have been accepted, do you mind telling me a little about your scholastic history i.e. gpa, previous coursework taken etc. I called and they stated the Jan 2010 class was extremely selective as it will be their first January class and they want it small. She pretty much shut me down there implying that I wouldn't get in.... My GPA is 3.65. Do they only want the 4.0 or better? Just wondering.
  10. by   sanyo729

    I'm really interested in Rochester's accelerated program. I am considering applying for January 2010. I was wondering if any accepted students could provide me with some of their credentials. I'm wondering if I have a shot of getting in. I have a 3.96 cumulative GPA for my undergraduate degree (psych), almost 2 years of experience in a hospital. I'm currently completing pre-requisite sciences this summer, but so far I have an A in microbioloy and an A in anatomy I. ANY HELP would be tremendously appreciated!! Thanks so muchh

    *PM me if you would like to share info that way Thanks again
  11. by   sanyo729
    I forgot to mention. I have my LPN and have worked as a LPN at a hospital in Wisconsin for a while. I want to get my RN now, so was told an accelerated program would be the best.

    Also, my undergrad work was from about 5 years ago.. does that matter? The only pre-req class left to take is atanomy 2 and chemistry, which i'm taking at community college here in wisconsin.

    Also are there any guys in the problem? I'm a male career-changer.

    Thanks again
  12. by   Ken02
    Just arrived in Rochester this evening. Anyone else around? Maybe we can meet before the classes start on Tuesday. I live on Elmwood Ave, and its not bad at all.
  13. by   YogaRose
    Sanyo729 - That sounds like you have a good shot of getting in. I met with the Admissions Director a couple months ago and I have similar stats (minus the LPN) and she sounded positive. She also said that the interview is definitely key, but if you're already an LPN I'm sure you have the personality of a nurse! I'll be applying for January as well...just got into NYU, but have to factor all of the financial issues. I have family in Rochester, so it's sounding very appealing :spin:

    One thought- are there any LPN to RN programs that would be faster? It sounds like you're already 2/3 of the way there and might be repeating some information/classes. I don't know though. I only have my BA (in linguistics) and no nursing experience at all...just social work and some volunteer I definitely need the whole aBSN program.

    Good luck!