Georgetown Spring 2011 ABSN applicants - page 2
by ambermulan 19,668 Views | 93 Comments
I just wanted to start a thread for the Spring 2011 applicants for the ABSN program. I don't know if this is the first time the Gtown is using the nursingCAS or not, but I wanted to hear about everyone else's experience with it.... Read More
- 0Greetings all.
I'm a 3rd semester student (started Spring 2010) in the non-WHC, accelerated BSN program at Georgetown. This time last year, I was stressing about whether I'd get invited for an interview! :-)
If anyone has questions they'd like answered about the current ABSN program at GU from a student's perspective, I'd be glad to share my experience and perspective.
- 0Sorry, can't help with the application process, as it's different now than when I applied last year. For instance, last Fall when I applied all interviews were conducted in groups at GU and WHC on a scheduled interview day.
Now I hear that the ABSN program is going to experiment with online interviews, to save money for applicants who may not be able to afford a trip to DC.
- 0Quote from nan0123You ask an important question, which needs to be answered in the context of what my expectations were coming into the program, and my expectations now. When I came into the program I expected every professor to be the best in their field, I expected the program to be hella hard and competitive, and I expected to get a first rate nursing education. My experience has been that:Has the program been a positive experience, so far?
-Most professors were great, with a few lemons thrown in.
-The program is not so much hard as it is time consuming. Some people spend nights and weekends studying; others don't. You will have a lot of assignments especially in later semesters, and some of those assignments are (IMHO) a waste of time.
-The program is not competitive between students. There is no curving or rounding of grades. So if I get an "A", someone else doesn't have to necessarily get a "C".
-I think I'm getting a first rate nursing education crammed into my skull.
Georgetown's ABSN program gets fine tuned a bit each semester, based on past experience. Student feedback is encouraged. But how do you compare it to other programs you might have chosen instead - but didn't? When I talk to students in other programs, they tell me about some of their own complaints - which are similar to those I have from time to time about the ABSN program. So I've concluded that no program is or will ever be perfect, and suit everyone's taste. My conclusion is to look at the end result: regardless of the issues you get worked up about during your four semesters in the program, it's hard to argue with success. The Georgetown ABSN pass rate on the NCLEX licensing exam (first try) is currently 100%.