OHSU's Accelerated BSN program 2012 - page 30
by smallfry2 84,575 Views | 312 Comments
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 answer all the questions I have.... Read More
- 0Jul 19, '12 by scwater22Hi everyone,
I'm not sure how active this thread is, but I just thought I'd throw this out there- does anyone have any information on what the essay prompt(s) were for the ABSN application? Were you able to discuss your work/volunteer experiences, community service, leadership roles, club participation, etc? Since the program application doesn't include a resume, were you able to fit in your experience and qualifications into the essay(s)?
Thanks very much to anyone who can help!
- 1Jul 21, '12 by scwater22I'm a new member so I can't send private messages yet, but THANK YOU so much to the person who messaged me! All the info was really helpful, and I might be in contact again in the future if that's okay. And I should probably clarify that I'm curious about the nature of the essay prompts, not necessarily specific questions- don't want to break any rules! Thanks again.
- 0Oct 14, '12 by MidwifeDreamsHi Tigerlogic!
Don't have the PM function yet but I really appreciate the advice on the admissions essay. I am applying for ABSN and ABSN to Masters (midwifery) for summer 2013 and would love to read a part or all of your admissions essay just to get an idea and/or any other tips you have would be greatly appreciated!
Hope you are enjoying the program =D
- 0Oct 14, '12 by fishe23aHi MidwifeDreams!
I am also applying for the ABSN to Masters (midwifery) for summer 2013...after reading all of everyone else's comments (on the past 30 pages - from the info to the freaking out to the descriptions of the rigor of the program itself), I am feeling excited about the program but more than a little overwhelmed by the GPAs in previous bachelor's degrees (mine is on the low end, though did correspond with some of those accepted off of the waitlist last year), the cost of the program, and many applicants who are much older and have had much more life experience than I do. I'm still only 23 and was amazed by the list of people who had been CNAs for many years, or who had worked in entirely different fields, some health-related, some not, and some people in their late 30s and beyond. I feel quite inadequate, not yet two years out of college, only having worked as a lab technician in a neurobio lab after graduation! Good luck on your application!
Anyone else who has been accepted to this program and wouldn't mind sharing tips - my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
- 0Oct 22, '12 by eandoHello!
I am also in the same boat as you, it is so overwhelming to hear people's backgrounds who have so much experience in the medical/healthcare related field or who have a lot of experience in another field... I am coming from a BA in social sciences so healthcare is a completely new field for me and I only just graduated this spring.
But I'm glad to hear that there are others who have similar backgrounds
good luck to everyone!