Augusta U- MSN/CNL- Fall 2018 Entry

  1. I don't see a group yet started for admission to the Fall 2018's Augusta U MSN/CNL program. I have read through the forum of the Fall 2017 group and it seems to have been very informative!

    I am excited once this group starts getting some members, so we can discuss the process (and adventure?!) of applying and finishing pre-reqs!

    I am a second career applicant who works full time as an office assistant to two MDs and 1 BSN now. I have previously been a CNA and worked as a PCT in a small rural hospital on the med/surg floor, but then went on to get a BA in English from UGA. After having been an assistant for 4 years and out of school for quite a few more, I am excited about starting this RN program and still question why I didn't do this from the beginning :-) Oh well, I feel I have a lot of real world experience now and I am a much better learner then before! I have four pre-reqs left. A&P 1 and 2, Microbiology, and Human Development. I am planning on trying to CLEP the Human Development course this fall. Currently in the waiting process for acceptance into the Perimeter Campus of Georgia State University to start the other courses.

    Looking forward to talking with all of you!
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  3. by   ENNY
    Hello, it's nice hearing from you, thanks for setting up the group for 2018. Am sure more people will show up as soon as they are aware of it. It's also going to be nice if we can set one up on Facebook. To tell you a little bit about myself, I am going to start out by saying that one of the best thing that happened to me was when I came across this program. I have been in the nursing field for over 10 years and I wanted something that would keep me in the same field. I actually have a bachelors in sociology and I tried getting into different schools for either LPN or RN or BSN but for some reason it just was not working out. So finding this program is a blessing it gives me a better opportunity to learn more in my career. I actually had my undergraduate from outside the country and I am done with my pe requirements I only need to take the MAT/GRE and am hoping to apply for the program as soon as I can.
    I would also want to find out if anyone needs a roommate I sure would like to have one. I also live in Chicago and I would be relocating just for this program. Am sure this group would help answer most of the questions. Thank you for giving it a thought. Looking forward to more post! September is almost here we need to start encouraging ourselves .
  4. by   msn-cm96
    Does anyone know how many people normally apply and how many get accepted? For some reason I can't find that information!
  5. by   NurseNancyToBe
    Quote from msn-cm96
    Does anyone know how many people normally apply and how many get accepted? For some reason I can't find that information!
    I believe 80 in augusta and 40 in athens. Not sure how many apply.
  6. by   Jacayla
    Hi!

    I am also preparing to apply to Augusta's CNL program for Fall 2018! I have a BS in Biology! I knew I wanted to go into the medical field, but was never sure which route I wanted to explore! Ultimately after giving birth to my son during my senior year of college, I decided that this program would fit my life's interest best! I have completed all prereqs and maintained a pretty decent GPA although I am not sure what it is yet (maybe 3.6-3.7ish)z my Undergrad GPA is 3.25. I have taken the GRE TWICE already and did not do well either times. So sad that I scored a 289 both times! I have always struggled with standardized tests. I plan on taking the MAT soon to shoot my 3rd shot at this test taking thing and hopefully I will come out successful and move forward! I have also written my essay, well the rough draft! I will polish it as soon as I can!

    The application cycle does not open until September 1st (Friday). I am super nervous! I pray that I score well on the MAT exam. I do not know when I will take it as I am still just so bummed about getting so close to that 290 on the GRE twice but yet failing! Ugh! I guess I will pick my chin up because this is my dream!
    Anybody take the MAT already and succeeded? Any advice?

    I know this is going to be a competitive cycle this year and hope to stand out! I have a bit of volunteer experience! I've read through the 2017 applicants forum, and was encouraged through them so fingers crossed or rather prayer hands up!
  7. by   ENNY
    Hey, I actually just got an email about applying for the program. I super nervous about standardized test as well but I tried the MAT but it was harder than I expected(not to discourage you) I think GRE would be better if I plan doing it again after 2 trials first time I did not study and second time I studied too hard and became nervous and of course I got a higher score on the first than second. So I thought I better try the MAT but guess what it is so hard to study and cram everything. GRE is more of the same idea of questions so with more practice I think I should be better of with it. I need to start working on my essay too and the GRE is what has been delaying me. Well all the best! Hopefully we would be able to get in for the early interview. I guess we can find out what the GPA when we apply! My prayers are with you!!
  8. by   ENNY
    Hello everyone please if there is anyone that is planning on relocating out of state and would need a room mate! Please let me know you can send me a private message. Thanks!
  9. by   Jacayla
    Thanks for the encouragement! I wish you the best as well! I have found the GRE hard to study for as well though if I had to I would again.I have no doubt that the MAT will be just as hard. I think the difference between format and content will possibly help me. I am going to be sure to study hard enough before I take it. I spoke with a past CNL student who also took the MAT, she stated that she passed by practicing the test over again until she took the final one. Do you mind me asking, what did you make on the GRE and MAT?
  10. by   ENNY
    For the GRE I made 280 and MAT I got 390. All the best though! Was planning to pass it before the application opens but I guess not now! I have to study more and I need time to do that I want to get it over with.
  11. by   Jacayla
    Quote from ENNY
    For the GRE I made 280 and MAT I got 390. All the best though! Was planning to pass it before the application opens but I guess not now! I have to study more and I need time to do that I want to get it over with.

    You are quite close!! Do not give up! I am hoping to make a 400+ on the MAT. I really don't want to go through the GRE horror again! Best of wishing to you as well! Prayers for us both!
  12. by   2ndcareermsn
    I took the GRE almost 10 years ago and didn't do very well then. I am torn between MAT vs GRE. I started studying for the MAT and the realized how hard it might be so I started studying for the GRE again! BUT now that Fall classes have started on pre-reqs I haven't looked at GRE stuff in a few weeks :-( I need to get on that as I will need to do the test soon! I am taking A&P 1 and Human Growth right now at Emory online. I have to do A&P 2 and Microbiology in the spring. Emory's classes are expensive but great and I've learned a lot. Thought of applying there, but it is so expensive! I'm not sure I'm competitive enough or in enough need (financially- both my wife and I have been working for years and show a decent income on paper) to qualify for any great financial aid from Emory. I don't want to spend 90k completing a BSN! Still excited about Augusta, I think it will be about 29k for the program. I am applying to the Athens Campus as I live in Gwinnett county and will be commuting.
  13. by   Jacayla
    That's great! @2ndcareermsn! Good luck on your classes this semester. Both the GRE and MAT are tough. I hope for success on the MAT this time. How soon do you plan on submitting your application?

    I agree about paying for the BSN , I would prefer not as well
  14. by   2ndcareermsn
    I'm hoping to submit in mid October the application. Which means I need to take the GRE or MAT within the next month :-(

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