I have applied for the accelerated BSN/MSN track starting july 2013. I applied back in Feb. thinking I might know earlier, didn't happen. I was told they don't even look at the applications until after the deadline (4/1) then it may be up to 6 weeks before people are notified. I don't know much about the program and that bothers me (I am a planner and like to have things lined up in advance). I have to go on the assumption that I will get in, since I have to quit my job, move, and essentially change everything about my families life. That is too much to accomplish in the 2 months between being notified and start of classes.
My current B.S. is in Wildlife Biology. I currently work in conservation law enforcement. I have a total of 171 credit hours of college work with an overall 3.95 gpa and a 4.0 in all course work required for the nursing degree, so, I assume that I have a pretty good chance.
Do you know anything about the program besides what is on the website? What's your current degree and such? Good to know there are others out there!
I don't know much about the program itself, but I have worked with a few people who have gone through it. All of them are excellent practitioners so I thought I'd take a chance. By the way, it took a full 6 weeks after the application deadline to hear a decision.
I have a BSN, ADN, and AAS as far as nursing degrees are concerned. I also have a B.A. in Anthropology & Sociology. My overall GPA for 212 credit hours is 3.53. I've been working as a nurse for 7 years. My first few years was on a cardiac unit and my last 3 have been in the military doing ambulatory care/nurse management.
I have several friends and coworkers who completed the accelerated BSN program, so that's where I have gotten the majority of my information. From what I have heard, you should not expect to hear anything before mid to late May. I agree that that is pretty late considering the program starts at the end of July. Luckily, I am from and currently live in the area. As far as information about the program, feel free to ask about any specific information and if I don't know I can ask one of my friends. As far as info about me... I have a BS in Biology. My pre-req GPA is only a 3.00, but Im hoping they look at my whole transcript. I have been working at a hospital in the area as a CNA for almost a year. Before that I worked in a lab doing biomedical research for 2.5 years.
I can't think of one specific question. I like to know everything so I can prepare. It's not that I can't "wing it", I just prefer to be prepared. I have much to accomplish in a short time. I am moving from MS (about 90 miles from campus). I just have to have everything in place to move my family, get my kids in school, get supplies for me (no idea what I need), and everything else that goes along with quitting your job and going back to an intensive school schedule. The more I have prepared now, the less I have to do at the last minute.
Hello everyone-Here's my update. It looks like they mailed letters on 5/30/13. I received mine on Tuesday, June 2, 2013, I'm assuming because it was sent to my parent's address in Daphne. Anyhow, I have been officially accepted! I sent all the supporting documents to them on Wednesday via email. I pray you all were all accepted as well and look forward to putting faces with usernames soon at orientation. You can email me at email@example.com if you want to meet up and encourage each other for this upcoming year.