UNC BSN May 2013 - page 2

I just wanted to see if anyone was applying for UNC-Chapel Hill's BSN program starting in May 2013!... Read More

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    Hello! I am glad this thread was started! I am a second degree BSN seeker applying for May 2013. &nbsp;<br><br>@kelsey939- I am also seriously wondering if I want to take two years to complete a BSN when I could do it much faster(I just got accepted into an ABSN as well, much more expensive though). &nbsp;<br><br>What does everyone have for healthcare experience/volunteering/GPA? I feel like I am out of my league, being that UNC-CH is so highly ranked. &nbsp;<br><br>After reading the thread from May 2012, so many of the 2nd-degree seekers were not admitted, and it seemed like the undergrads are preferred. &nbsp;<br><br>March cannot come soon enough!!<img src="http://img.allnurses.com/smilies/watching.png" border="0" alt="" title="Bugeyes" smilieid="99" class="inlineimg"><br><br><br>

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    So glad to see this thread! Does anyone have an idea of when exactly we should hear back? It only took the ABSN applicants 9 weeks to hear back after the application deadline. 9 weeks for us would be next week...
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    I applied for the ABSN in the fall and was waitlisted.. so I reapplied for the BSN this go around. I was wondering the same thing about when we'd find out since it was the 8-9 week mark last time. I have the same feelings as others -- it seems like second degree people (which I am - Bio and Sci Ed) were not as favored as undergrads. My BFF was admitted to the ABSN last time and she said that she was one of the "older" students and she is just 30... if that tells you anything.. Anyway, fingers crossed this time! Last time I was able to call the SON and they told me the day they were releasing decisions online.. has anyone tried this this time?
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    I just looked online and it says we should get our decision online no later than April 1st....that is soooo long from now! I was thinking it would be mid-march. I too am second degree, and it makes sense that they would favor first degree students...just hope it's not true:/ is anyone going to call?
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    I think I will try to call next week, and will for sure post here about it. The absn program I got into is in Colorado, starting April 1st. I REALLY need to know sooner than that if I am getting into UNC-CH ! My husband is in the Army..and about to be stationed in North Carolina. Does anyone know how the school views out of state students? It seems like most of us are second degree seeking.... Wolfpackmommy: Since you were waitlisted, I would love to know what your application looked like..GPA/healthcare experience/etc... if you don't mind sharing..

    Good luck everyone!
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    Quote from luvmydogNC
    I just wanted to see if anyone was applying for UNC-Chapel Hill's BSN program starting in May 2013!
    Hey! I'm really glad this got posted as well. I applied for the May 2013 BSN matriculation. I've been digging for info quite a bit and it looks like most answers went out around March 9 last year. I am not a second degree student - I was supposed to graduation from UNC Wilmington this may but the admissions officers at Chapel Hill told me not to do it....so that'll be getting put off. Do y'all mind sharing your stats?Thanks!
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    I hope decisions go out that early, that would be great! If you dont mind me asking, how come the admissions officers at Carolina told you not to graduate?
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    Well they said you're ineligible to apply if you graduate the term before they matriculate. I had to pick up a Spanish minor to avoid graduating this semester. They had to completely change the "category" of my application over the phone. It was strange honestly. It's like they have 2 different review teams for 1st degree and 2nd degree students. The woman on the phone didn't come out and say it exactly but it definitely did sound like its easier to get in as a 1st degree applicant like you're all saying. My mother's comment on it was "it's like the only place they want you to have a degree from is UNC." Whatever. Good luck regardless!!
    Last edit by UNChopeful on Feb 21, '13
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    I got a 3.8 on pre-reqs and science but cumulative undergrad GPA is laughable (<3.0). Worked as a physician scribe in an ER, and volunteered for a physical therapy clinic at an Army hospital. My essay's were definitely my strong point being that I am a military spouse and I have worked in healthcare in a medically under-served part of the United States...I hope they don't weigh very heavily on cum GPA.
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    I'm really hoping they don't care about overall either. I mean they really shouldn't because the overall gpa comes from so many different classes it's not even fair. Mine is pretty low too (3.3) and my prereq is a 3.7. You've done some pretty awesome stuff that'll be great competition for the rest of the applicants


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