I live in Southeastern Michigan and I'm considering the direct-entry MSN program at the University of Toledo. (My bachelor's degree is in accounting.)
I am currently working on a broad range of prerequisites, which I expect to complete in December 2009, to qualify for most of the RN programs in the area. I expect to achieve a 4.0 in prereqs and a 3.9 overall. I have recently completed a nursing assistant course, am working part-time in a long-term care facility as a nursing assistant, and have some recent hospital volunteer experience.
Can anyone advise as to the competitiveness of this program? What's the financial aid like? What is the interview like? What kind of weight is given to the recommendations? What's the program like? Is it possible, realistically, to work while in the program? For graduates of the program, if given the choice, would you do it all over again? Did having a master's afford better job opportunities as a new grad? And does anyone know if the program is full for Fall 2010 entry?
Any advice will be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!
Feb. 28 ... still waiting for notification... I did get my "declined" e-mail from the PA program though this past week
so I don't have to stress about getting into that program anymore
Over 500 applicants for 35 seats! So 30 out of 100+ for the DEMS is not too bad.
Last edit by LBIHN on Feb 28, '10
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