WCU Accelerated BSN, any thoughts? - page 7

by mcolli02

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I'd like to know if anyone has attended, or is attending, West Chester Universities accelerated BSN program? do you like the program, did it prepare you for the real world of nursing, how much is the tuition? Thanks... Read More


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    I just got accepted to the accelerated program today, so I guess I can start to join you guys in the confusion fun!!! Let me know if you hear or receive anything. Thanks
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    I received a letter in the mail yesterday. It said about paying the deposit, meeting with an advisor, and registering for classes. Im wondering if we really have to meet with an advisor since our classes are predetermined? I think Ill be making a phone call shortly because I really dont know whats going on haha.
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    That sounds like a good idea. I got the credit transfer info after I sent in my deposit. So I guess we know when orientation is and classes start...but not much more than that! I'm sure that everything will fall into place though!!
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    I just got more information about the orientation, and that they register us for our classes. The letter also stated that there is some kind of packet they want us to bring to the orientation and that tells us what books we need. Its just sorta inconvenient for me because I was gonna try to get all my stuff while i was at orientation since i dont live close to there at all..but oh well guess i better get used to it. Has anyone started to get all of the medical/precert stuff done like the TB testing, physical, eye exam, CPR cert?
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    Did everyone get the email about being a full time or part time student? I had NO idea that we had to be full time to receive any type of aid from the school. This is an issue since the first summer session we only have 9 credits. I looked up other courses that we can take during the first or last 5 weeks and basically the only thing that fits in our schedules is classes from 4-8 or 6-10 twice a week, and all but one are NOT nursing courses. I would be willing to take an additional class to get myself to full time but how do we know that we will actually get the aid. I hate to spend more money on classes that I dont need, especially when Im not sure if the school is giving me aid or not. Any info or advice please let me know!
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    Well, we can still get aid as a part time student the nursing department telling wrong information. You dont have to be full time but if you DONT take 12 credits for the summer we will be considered PART TIME. Either way you WILL GET AID! If you want to pick up another class you can add NSG 224 which runs after all our classes are over from Aug. 2nd through Aug. 6th. It is Domestic Violence Advacacy. ( talking to victims of abuse)
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    I thought part time students could get aid as well because I know people who have it, it just might not be through the school. I emailed her numerous times and she specifically said you need to be full time to receive any aid from them, and that we wont find out our aid until we are registered. Its kind of like the chicken and the egg question. There were other classes that we could take during the first or last 5 weeks of summer but like I siad they were 4 hours twice a week which is a lot on top of an already hectic schedule. Not to mention I live at least an hour and a half away so im not trying to drive there 5 days a week. Im currently looking into private loans for myself this way Ill KNOW that I am covered before I start and I wont have to take extra classes that I dont need. Did you reply to the email? It did say we needed to be full time to receive aid.
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    Wow that could pose a big problem...I never heard of a school that refuse to give you aid because you are a partime student...This makes me very confused because Dr Monturo stated that we could use our unused loans from undergrad..Does west chester offer any of their courses online????
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    I never heard that either, because I KNOW people who got loans and werent full time. I heard the same thing during my interview and I thought good because I know there were loans I didnt use in undergrad. Did you get the email she sent? It says you need to be full time to receve aid, and I emailed back and shared several emails back and forth and each time she clearly stated that we need to be registered full time to receive aid from them. I asked her how much do I know Im getting and she said we need to talk to financial aid office about that but they cant tell us until we register. I think they do have online classes, there is an option to search for that under the course schedule but I dont know what they offer. Im going to be calling the financial aid office soon because I emailed them and they never responded to me. I suggest you email her back and ask directly because that is what she told me.
    Last edit by Lefty Lou on Mar 26, '10
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    yeah, I dont know whats going on...First I recieved a email stating I was accepted about a month ago then a few days later I recieved a letter that I had to sign back and return and thats it! I havent even recieved a formal acceptance letter...So I have not recieved the email that you are refering to..I think financial aid thing would have been nice to know a little sooner since I'm not able to secure any type of private funding.. i hoping that everything will work it self out!


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