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OHSU's Accelerated BSN program 2012 - page 22

Hi! I live in Portland, OR and want to apply for OHSU's accelerated bachelor's program for nursing, but there isn't a lot of information out there on it. I've browsed their website, but it doesn't... Read More

  1. Visit  smallfry2 profile page
    Optimisticnurse- Just curious, how do you know you scored low on the essay portion? Do they tell you things like that if you call?
  2. Visit  nwnursing profile page
    SmallFry,

    I was just wondering that. Hmmm, worth a call, if that's true.

    NW Nursing
  3. Visit  optomistic.nurse profile page
    Quote from smallfry2
    Optimisticnurse- Just curious, how do you know you scored low on the essay portion? Do they tell you things like that if you call?
    Hello smallfry2 and nwnursing,
    Sorry for any confusion...Wrong choice of words. I have not received any form of feedback from OHSU. However, personally I feel that I my essay did not convey a strong emphasis on community involvement and/or how OHSU mission/philosophy of nursing aligns with my personal/professional experiences. I have always struggled with the art of being a talented or innovative writer. You?
    Last edit by optomistic.nurse on Jun 2, '12
  4. Visit  areawoman profile page
    I applied to the midwifery program at OHSU three times before I got in. The first two times, I called and spoke to admissions and they were happy to tell me where I was weak.
  5. Visit  nursesarak profile page
    I just got a call this afternoon from OHSU offering me a spot in the summer cohort! I'm kind of overwhelmed trying to figure out logistics. How has financial aid worked out for other admitted students? I'm about to call them, but am wondering if they'll even tell me anything since I'm not an admitted student in their system. How can I know to accept without seeing if I can actually afford it with their package? Did any admitted student need to go outside of OHSU in order to fund the program?
  6. Visit  embracechange profile page
    Congrats nursesarak! Wow.. you'll be starting soon! I was admitted into several other programs and have applied to FAFSA. FAFSA caps out somewhere around $24,000 for me, so the rest of my program costs will be paid for through private loans. I did get a grant and a scholarship through two of the private universities I was accepted into, but I don't know how giving a state school such as OHSU is with their general fund. Did they say they would send you an admissions packet promptly? The admissions packet should have financial aid information or you could also call the financial aid office and explain to them you are concerned about costs. However, being that it is so close to when you will begin, you may need to take out more private loans to compensate for the lag in time that a scholarship or FAFSA may take to get money into your student account. Good luck!
  7. Visit  Reid profile page
    Congratulations, nursesarak!
  8. Visit  Midwife22 profile page
    Nursesarak,
    Congratulations! I am an accepted summer cohort member. Feel free to join us on our Facebook page: OHSU 2012 Accelerated BSN (Summer/Fall). We've been sharing a lot of information on there. I can tell you that most people are having to apply for private loans based on how the conversations on the Facebook page are going. The spreadsheet given by OHSU indicates that total cost Resident: $55,451.71, Non-Resident 64,331.71. I find this a bit misleading since the program runs Summer 2012-Summer 2013. This cost is Summer 2012-Spring 2013. There is still that last summer term that would be on your next years FAFSA. So your entire program total is probably another 14,000 on top of that. Yes, it is a lot of money but consider the opportunity you've been given. And coming out with a BSN/RN in the end you'll be able to pay off all those loans. There is a lot to get done before school starts though even for those of us who were accepted right away. Fingerprinting, background checks, buying textbooks, uniforms, registering classes, accessing financial aid, housing, lots of clinical compliance requirements and digging up immunizations records. It will be a stressful time crunch but if this is what you really want then go for it! Let me know if you have any other questions. Feel free to PM me. If you decide to attend hopefully I'll meet you at orientation next week
  9. Visit  Andee137 profile page
    @Midwife22 - On their website it shows last years' tuition at $39,081 for residents. Where did you get your spreadsheet with the updated cost? Is it really $15,000 more this year? That seems a little steep!
  10. Visit  areawoman profile page
    I'm pretty sure that $55,000 is including what they think you will need to live, including housing, etc. The estimated tuition was still around 39,000 in state.
  11. Visit  Midwife22 profile page
    Andee137, Like Areawoman just mentioned that includes tuition, fees, supplies, and living expenses. Tuition still is around the same as before. The spreadsheet was included in the financial aid packet I received after being accepted. I believe online it can be accessed through Ohsu's registrar.
  12. Visit  Andee137 profile page
    whew! Thank you for clearing that up
  13. Visit  optomistic.nurse profile page
    Quote from nursesarak
    I just got a call this afternoon from OHSU offering me a spot in the summer cohort! I'm kind of overwhelmed trying to figure out logistics. How has financial aid worked out for other admitted students? I'm about to call them, but am wondering if they'll even tell me anything since I'm not an admitted student in their system. How can I know to accept without seeing if I can actually afford it with their package? Did any admitted student need to go outside of OHSU in order to fund the program?
    Congrats nursesarak! Best of luck

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