Accelerated BSN or BSN/MSN? - page 4

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I知 currently finishing my prereq痴 for nursing school and am looking to enter into an accelerated program summer or fall of 2005. My dilemma: BSN, or BSN/MSN? I know now that I definitely want an advanced degree, but I知... Read More


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    Quote from chiliwings
    Hi! Have you started your pre-reqs yet? I just started mine and I plan to apply in 2005. When do you think is the best time to submit applications?
    Yeah, I sort of had a flash about this back in February, so I've *just* gone back to school for the first time in 9 years to take Biology 101 so I can get into A&P. I'm going to have to crank pretty hard to get the pre-reqs out of the way, but I think I can do it. I hope. I'm getting a 4.0 in bio so far, so I have hope.

    I think I'm going to submit applications in January or so, once I've enrolled for winter quarter classes, so I can show them that my pre-reqs plan is underway. And I think I'm just going to go for a direct entry Masters.

    Anyway, if I wind up in Chicago, maybe we can find a really cheap apartment and eat ramen. :hatparty:
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    Haha! It's funny you said that.. :chuckle I just started doing my pre-reqs too. That class was also my first after about 5 years. I was lucky I took Bio in college so that is out of the way. So far it's been alright. Anyway.. with this info about the limitations of financial aid for accelerated BSN, I may have to consider doing direct entry MSN. I was just hoping I could get out of having to do GRE, which is a requirement for MSN. Anyway... as far as I know, here in IL, the only university offering direct entry MSN is DePaul. I was wondering if anybody knows the NCLEX passing rate of DePaul. I know Loyola is known for their medical programs, but I am not sure about DePaul since I know they are good with computer programs.

    Anyhow, I am crossing my fingers that I will be able to do good in my pre-reqs since my over all GPA for my 1st bachelors is barely a 3.0. With my luck, I am hoping to get into a nursing program by next school year and begin my diet of ramen, rice and water.

    Quote from ChrisA
    Yeah, I sort of had a flash about this back in February, so I've *just* gone back to school for the first time in 9 years to take Biology 101 so I can get into A&P. I'm going to have to crank pretty hard to get the pre-reqs out of the way, but I think I can do it. I hope. I'm getting a 4.0 in bio so far, so I have hope.

    I think I'm going to submit applications in January or so, once I've enrolled for winter quarter classes, so I can show them that my pre-reqs plan is underway. And I think I'm just going to go for a direct entry Masters.

    Anyway, if I wind up in Chicago, maybe we can find a really cheap apartment and eat ramen. :hatparty:
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    So, what I've seen about the GRE is that it's actually easier than I thought. It looks about the same as the SAT, but we haven't been in school in ages. Also, the other thing that I've seen is that, for the MSN programs, the GPA of your first BA/BS doesn't seem to matter. It's only what your GPA for the pre-reqs is. Anyway, tomorrow night I'll be getting back my Peterson's guide, so I can tell you about the other Chicago area schools. I'm also looking at Marquette up in Milwaukee.


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