Jefferson FACT 2008 applicants? - page 5

Hello all, I just wanted to start a thread for the Jefferson FACT 2008 applicants. First, I want to say that the Jefferson application process is fabulous. Keep in mind that I live in Philadelphia.... Read More

  1. by   charlenefra
    whoa! wow this is not cool! I picked Jeff over drexel b/c of the chance to get a scholarship--well it was one big reason why. Maybe they will become available as we are into our program.... grr...lets hope, huh? Is anyone going to the thing on april 14th?
  2. by   ferrla
    It's official...I just got the letter in the mail from the dean of the nursing school saying that they won't be giving out any scholarships this year. I am so bummed right now. I was really hoping for that scholarship.
  3. by   Eiano
    Quote from ferrla
    It's official...I just got the letter in the mail from the dean of the nursing school saying that they won't be giving out any scholarships this year. I am so bummed right now. I was really hoping for that scholarship.
    Same,

    This was pretty much the reason I chose Jeff.
    I should have known... things like this always happen to me.
    Oh well!
  4. by   AtomicWoman
    Reviving this thread...

    Does anyone know why they decided to stop giving out scholarships? I'm accepted to the APW program, but had at least held out the possibility of getting a scholarship in Year 2. So I'd love to know if anyone has any more "scoop" on why they stopped giving out the scholarships.

    Thanks!
  5. by   lelania1
    I was one of the scholarship students from TJU this last year, and it has been rough. I am not entirely sure what happened but initially we were told we would interview for several positions during january and february, and then pick from what we were offered. I just got and accepted an offer last week- the last week of may and my life has been an absolute nightmare of stress and fear up until then. Many of us weren't given start dates until August 18th!!! And several people are still unemployed. There was some big problem with getting the budget approved, and fewer nurses than they expected left during the January attrition that happens each year, which is a good thing in some respects but terrible for us since there weren't any open positions.
    People threatened legal action over this and I am not surprised the school decided to take a year off from the program. I don't really know the full back story but I have major regrets about having taken the scholarship, though at the time it felt like the only way I would swing it.
  6. by   AtomicWoman
    Quote from lelania1
    I was one of the scholarship students from TJU this last year, and it has been rough. I am not entirely sure what happened but initially we were told we would interview for several positions during january and february, and then pick from what we were offered. I just got and accepted an offer last week- the last week of may and my life has been an absolute nightmare of stress and fear up until then. Many of us weren't given start dates until August 18th!!! And several people are still unemployed. There was some big problem with getting the budget approved, and fewer nurses than they expected left during the January attrition that happens each year, which is a good thing in some respects but terrible for us since there weren't any open positions.
    People threatened legal action over this and I am not surprised the school decided to take a year off from the program. I don't really know the full back story but I have major regrets about having taken the scholarship, though at the time it felt like the only way I would swing it.
    Thanks for the update, although this news is kind of scary! Several people who got scholarships are still unemployed, or several people from your class in general? Are/were you in the FACT or APW program?

    Thanks for your input!
  7. by   lelania1
    I was in FACT. I think everyone who has actively pursued employment has it. Only a few people are left from the scholarship program without employment. But Jeff has assured us all that everyone will have a job. Problem is, many positions don't open til august.
  8. by   AtomicWoman
    Quote from lelania1
    I was in FACT. I think everyone who has actively pursued employment has it. Only a few people are left from the scholarship program without employment. But Jeff has assured us all that everyone will have a job. Problem is, many positions don't open til august.
    Thanks for the clarification. At least the August starters can get their NCLEX out of the way before they start working... (trying to put a positive spin on the situation).
  9. by   NRSKarenRN
    Moved thread from Graduate Student Nurse Forum: MSN/DNP/PhD /

    since this is a second degree BSN program over to PA Nursing Schools sub forum.

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