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    I was reading the old thread and noticing that people were mentioning about the accelerated nursing program in linfield. But I can't find it anywhere on their website. They say they only accept transfer student for nursing. Did they change the curriculum?
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    Quote from sourapril
    I was reading the old thread and noticing that people were mentioning about the accelerated nursing program in linfield. But I can't find it anywhere on their website. They say they only accept transfer student for nursing. Did they change the curriculum?
    Linfield's "Accelerated Program" is the summer entry semester which was designed for people who have a prior Bachelor's degree. It is an 18 month program, so those who start in June graduate in December the following year. The next fastest program is the Fall start semester for Junior transfer students. Students in this program graduate 21 months later, though students aren't required to take classes during the January terms, so it's technically only about 18 months of school, as well. However, Fall entry students have to take a few more classes than the summer entry students (unless they have a Bachelor's degree, which makes it so they aren't required to take Linfield curriculum courses) and the tuition is a bit more expensive because of the flat rate on the Fall & Spring semesters. (Fall start has four full Fall/Spring Semesters + one summer, whereas Summer term has three Fall/Spring semesters, two summers and one January term... which makes the Fall start about $9K more expensive.) Spring start at Linfield is the longest program and is designed only for first degree students. These students graduate the same term as the Fall students who start later on that year. So, if you were to start January 2010 or Fall (Aug/Sept) 2010, you would graduate in May 2012. If you were to start Summer 2010 (June), you would graduate December 2011.
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    taz5869, Thanks for the info. I actually have a master degree already. I am just finishing up my prerequisites and I will be done by the beginning of July. Since there is only there months differences between the accelerated and the regular program, I am OK with applying either one. Though the tuition difference is something to consider. In your opinion, what program do you think is best for me. Thank you!
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    taz5869 In your opinion, what program do you think is best for me. Thank you!
    Well, I think you'll receive the same education either way, so I would think that it would be best to apply to both to increase your odds of getting in since it's so competitive (that's what I did).
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    Sourapril- I agree with what Taz already has mentioned. Definitely apply to both programs to increase your chance of acceptance. With your background I would shoot for the Accelerated Cohort. Students in the Accelerated Cohort must have at least a Bachelors degree so they are all returning students who are typically older (30 y/o probably avg) and are dedicated to their education.

    The school must have temporarily removed the information about the Accelerated program from their webpage. Linfield is planning a curriculum change, so they might be updating the information for the webpage.
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    I put both summer or fall start, and was admitted to Fall (May 2012 cohort). As a previous degree holder, my 21 months will be just a little easier to manage, and I only have one summer of the program. I am very happy about this.
    It's true that they are in process of changing things. You'll have to check in with Mindy to learn more. All the best, and Go Wildcats!
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    Jenmiller,
    I was just wondering why you were admitted for May 2012 and not 2011. Do they have a waitlist or something? In my local community college, because of the popularity of the program, when they admit people who are qualified, they have to wait for 2 years to begin the program. I don't know if it's the same case....
    Also, what kind of qualifications are they looking for? My undergrad GPA was like 2.8, and my grad GPA was 3.7. My GRE score was in the 1200s. So basically I wasn't that good at standardized tests. However, I have done a lot of volunteer work and research. I am just wondering what else I need to do to make me more competitive. Thanks a lot.



    Quote from jenmiller
    I put both summer or fall start, and was admitted to Fall (May 2012 cohort). As a previous degree holder, my 21 months will be just a little easier to manage, and I only have one summer of the program. I am very happy about this.
    It's true that they are in process of changing things. You'll have to check in with Mindy to learn more. All the best, and Go Wildcats!
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    Quote from sourapril
    I was just wondering why you were admitted for May 2012 and not 2011.
    May 2012 is her graduation date. She starts in Fall 2010.
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    Yes, thank you Taz, I start the program at the end of August with a completion of May 2012 (21 months.) I am fortunate to go straight from my pre-reqs to Linfield's school of Nursing with no lag time between. I had high grades, but not a 4.0 and I have a lot of great life experiences to draw upon that really set me apart. Others take a different route, and have a lot of CNA experience or volunteer work. Linfield was a perfect fit for me because their admissions decisions are made not only on grades, but community service, life experience, a desire to be a good nurse... a more well-rounded application process in my opinion.
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    Thank you Jen, based on your description of their admission process, it makes me feel so much better. I was never good at standardized testing. While I did pretty good in grad school, my undergrad GPA was horrible. I had a lot of different experience, such as volunteering, working at different agencies, and traveling. I do feel like Linfield would be a good match for me. It sounds like their faculty really want their students to succeed. I was especially drawn to their January Term. I plan to visit Portland very soon and I will definitely check out the school. Thank you so much.



    Quote from jenmiller
    Yes, thank you Taz, I start the program at the end of August with a completion of May 2012 (21 months.) I am fortunate to go straight from my pre-reqs to Linfield's school of Nursing with no lag time between. I had high grades, but not a 4.0 and I have a lot of great life experiences to draw upon that really set me apart. Others take a different route, and have a lot of CNA experience or volunteer work. Linfield was a perfect fit for me because their admissions decisions are made not only on grades, but community service, life experience, a desire to be a good nurse... a more well-rounded application process in my opinion.


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