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Accelerated BSN Programs - page 9

Accelerated bsn programs are an innovative approach to nursing education, available for individuals who hold a non-nursing bachelor's or higher degree and who are interested in moving into the field... Read More

  1. Visit  galeon profile page
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    Quote from Amelia422
    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to allnurses and am so glad that I found this thread! I just graduated from college in May with a BA in Psychology and am very interested in applying to accelerated BSN programs. I'm currently working as a clinical research coordinator in the surgery department of a busy NYC hospital. I often get to observe surgeries, and just got certified in phlebotomy at the hospital because I will need to be able to draw blood for one of the clinical trials I coordinate. I didn't realize until my senior year in college that I wanted to be a nurse, so my healthcare experience before now is very limited which is why I got a job with lots of patient contact...I'm hoping that will help me get accepted somewhere! My undergraduate GPA was high, but I did not take a lot of science courses. Assuming I do well in the prerequisite classes and get strong letters of recommendation from my current job, I'm just wondering what my chances are at getting into one of the ABSN programs. I have heard that acceptance is extremely competitive, and I was hoping that some people who have been accepted wouldn't mind sharing what their GPA was and what previous clinical experience they had when applying so I can get a better idea of how qualified (or not!) I am. Thanks so much!
    I am a graduate from an accelerated program who only accepts 18 applicants per cohort. Based on my experience (on the selection process) your GPA on the previous degree + the pre-requisites must be 3.0 or greater, and write an excellent essay/letter of intent. My GPA was 3.71, no clinical/hospital experience, and my first bachelors degree was in business. I agree with Atomicwoman - the grades on your pre-requisites are critical.
  2. Visit  roseni profile page
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    Thanks for the article. I went through this program over 6 years ago after being an engineer for almost 20 years. It was the best decision I made and have no regrets.
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  3. Visit  bronzebird profile page
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    I have a question. I am a recent grad with a BS in finance. I am looking to quickly transition into an ABSN program (hopefully in less than 1 year). I'm not worried about taking the pre-reqs, as I've already started to, but do some schools prefer folks who are making a career change vs a recent college graduate? Any insight is greatly appreciated.
  4. Visit  Carrig RN profile page
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    Quote from bronzebird
    I have a question. I am a recent grad with a BS in finance. I am looking to quickly transition into an ABSN program (hopefully in less than 1 year). I'm not worried about taking the pre-reqs, as I've already started to, but do some schools prefer folks who are making a career change vs a recent college graduate? Any insight is greatly appreciated.
    I applied to nursing school about 18 months after graduating with a BS in finance. My program had a real mix of recent grads and career-changers. I don't know that one is preferred over the other as long as you do well in your pre-reqs and can articulate why you want to become a nurse.
  5. Visit  bronzebird profile page
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    Thanks, Carrig RN!
  6. Visit  Laine911 profile page
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    So...for someone who is looking for a career change, having a Bach degree in Biology with pre-pharm requisites, what would be the best route to take if my end goal is either to be a DNP or a PA-C? I have three little kids so am not so sure about the accelerated nursing program if it completely ties you down. I appreciate input and apologize if this is not in alignment with the flow of the current post. Thank you!
  7. Visit  Esther309 profile page
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    Quote from pbteach
    The link left off another accelerated BSN program which just began this past January - Florida State University in Tallahassee. I am in the first graduating class (12/11/10) and would be happy to answer any questions!
    pbteach ~
    I would love to hear about the accelerated program at FSU. I would really like to apply but am completely intimidated! I have always been a great student but I am 52 now and watching 22 year olds crying over their work at TCC that is spread out over 2 years. Your thoughts? I have all of my prereqs done with a 4.0 and got a 98 on the HESI. Any input would be appreciated!
  8. Visit  KayleighTravelNurse profile page
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    Concentrate on school.
  9. Visit  scbrown85 profile page
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    RN2BENAUSTIN - Do you remember if the boot camp at the beginning of the program was 12 hours long? Or was it like 8 - 5? Supposed to travel out of town that weekend (the only time i plan to travel during the program besides to my own wedding), need to make sure I make the flight at the right time! Thanks
  10. Visit  scbrown85 profile page
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    Quote from RN2BENAUSTIN
    I started Texas Tech's 12 month 2nd BSN program in January and I love it. Its very intense, just to give you an example of my week. We have a head to toe assessment practicum this Thursday, a proctored exam on Friday, I start my clinicals at Seton Main on Sunday and we have a mid term in Pharm next Wed and a final in Health Assessment next Friday. Also on Wed a new course opens so I will be starting module 1. In addition, this week we have a pharm case study and weekly module questions. We also do virtual clinical excursion and ATI readings and exams. Most of the time, you are on your own and at home, there are proctored exams at Brack - and we have clinical training there in the CEC. You start the program with a boot camp and learn so much! Since nursing is really more about applying clinical knowledge and critical thinking skills, the program is heavy on clinical hours. I think someone else on here gave the total clinical hours to be 1000+ by the end of the program. I would have to find that post, she completed the program and had added it all up. We start clinicals this week and we have to work 24 hours per week in med surg in addition to all the courses. You take 24 credit hours per semester for 3 consecutive semesters. But the nice thing is that the courses are all fast paced, 1-2 months so you are not taking all of them at once. The hard thing with that is that you are taking 2-3 tests most weeks (inc practicums). I love this program, its highly organized, its competitive to get into to, they do a great job of finding the right students for this type of program. I heard there was 135 applicants and 31 made it. So my peers are excellent students, which is awesome because we work alot as a group and everyone gives 100% and helps one another. I cant say enough positives, feel free to PM with any other questions. And good luck with your future endeavors, Tech's program is top notch-if you decide to go with them, you will not be sorry.
    Do you remember if the boot camp at the beginning of the program was 12 hours long? Or was it like 8 - 5? Supposed to travel out of town that weekend (the only time i plan to travel during the program besides to my own wedding), need to make sure I make the flight at the right time! Thanks
  11. Visit  aqua2303 profile page
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    Hello! I know you posted this 5 years ago but just thought I would try to get a response..Lol! I was accepted to the same program in Odessa. I am very nervous about moving out there. I currently live in Fort Worth and I am finding out that it is so expensive out there. What advice or suggestions do you have for me?


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