Georgetown Spring 2011 ABSN applicants - page 8

by ambermulan

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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


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    Hi there,

    So I'm guessing you all got the invite today about the receptions and WHC interviews. If they don't conclude the interviews until Oct 30, I'm thinking there's no way they will have a decision until early Nov at best, but surely before Nov. 15 (deposit deadline), right?

    I've RSVPd for Oct 30. Hopefully will get a chance to meet some of you too!
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    Quote from joe8kippy
    Hi there,

    So I'm guessing you all got the invite today about the receptions and WHC interviews. If they don't conclude the interviews until Oct 30, I'm thinking there's no way they will have a decision until early Nov at best, but surely before Nov. 15 (deposit deadline), right?

    I've RSVPd for Oct 30. Hopefully will get a chance to meet some of you too!
    I am also thinking the same thing about the scholarship decision. Hopefully we'll get over a week to think about our decisions. I will be there on the 30th as well.
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    Is anyone going on the 21st?
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    I'm going to be there on the 29th.
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    Quote from ambermulan
    Thank you so much for being so open and helpful. I just have a couple of questions. Where do most ABSN students live? Do they live around Georgetown or in different parts of town? Also, is there a way that you can buy sets of nursing books from previous students? Finally, what is the Patho professor like from what you've heard?
    Sorry for not answering your message sooner.

    Since the ABSN students come from all over, they live all over. Some live in DC close to campus. Pricey, but convenient to classes. If you're a WHC scholar, some students live conveniently commutable to WHC. Some students are already locals, so they commute from VA or MD, if they're close to a decent bus line or the Metro. For instance, I'm a local who already owned my own condo in the VA burbs. But I'm fortunate that my community has a private shuttle service that takes people to the nearest Metro station, and I commute from there. When I have clinicals at hospitals off campus, I drive there for convenience. Some people car pool.

    GU is not on any of the Metro lines (long story), so the campus runs shuttle buses to/from two Metro stations: Rosslyn (on the Blue line), and DuPont Circle (on the Red line). So if you can get to Metro, you can get to school. WHC also runs shuttle buses to a nearby Metro station.

    Yes, you can offer to buy books from students in previous semesters, usually graduating seniors. You may not get the latest edition of a textbook, but that's usually not a big deal. Many students in the middle of the program won't sell their books, because they hold onto them to use as references when studying for the NCLEX. You can nowadays buy used books on Half.com or Amazon, and Chegg also rents textbooks.

    You are exceedingly fortunate that the Patho instructor, Dr. Garman, is a total ROCK STAR. He is the best professor I've had at GU. No matter how you slice it, Patho is hard - but he is a great teacher. He started teaching Patho the semester I started in the ABSN program, and I hear his predecessor was a terror. :-)
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    Anyone know when we might find out about WHC? I hope interviews went well for everyone.
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    I hope we hear back in the next few days!! Fingers crossed!!
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    Just got my letter via email - I got the WHC scholarship! Yay!! Anyone else? I'm rooting for you all!
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    CONGRATULATIONS Joe!

    I have yet to hear anything - I hope more of us receive good news soon!

    Good luck everyone!
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    I got the email yesterday too. I'm pretty sure that I am going to do it. Georgetown is not cheap and the scholarship covers a lot of the cost. The three year commitment to WHC seems like a long time, but everyone tells me it will fly by. I guess I'll find out!

    Joe- are you planning on accepting the scholarship?

    Has anyone received their financial packet? I got an email but I thought we were going to get a packet in the mail.


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