ABSN/Direct Entry 2014 Applicants - page 2

Hey y'all! Anyone out there excited for the 2013-2014 application cycle to start? So many programs to look into! :)... Read More

  1. Visit  misssummer7 profile page
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    What a coincidence! Go Gators! I have the same thought of wanting to go out of state but it's so expensive. I know UF's program is really good but it's also really hard to get into, especially with my stats. Fingers crossed that I will get it! In Florida, I think I'll be applying to UF, UCF, FAU, Nova, and possibly UNF. Like you said, UM is so expensive/I don't want to live in Miami, I would rather apply out of state. I've been reading the boards and some people say private programs are good if you have low stats because they offer more spots/ have a more holistic view of the applicant. do you think that's true? I don't know if I'm looking at the wrong programs, but private programs seem quite selective with their applicants too...
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  2. Visit  hopefulnurse24 profile page
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    Go Gators!

    Private programs are still incredibly competitive - they are good if you have a high GPA, lots of volunteer work, and so so test scores (some of them don't require test scores at all, like Duke and Hopkins). However, they are definitely holistic so it can be worth a shot depending on the GPA!
  3. Visit  VidaUrbana profile page
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    ....Hope you don't mind if I jump in @ hopeful and miss summer.. I was lurking and decided to give some advice/my experience!
    .. I can vouch for UF's nursing program c/o 2011. It was a tough and rigorous program but most of the professors are fan-tas-tic and quite knowledgeable! The experiences are good and having multiple clinical locations give you a broad prospective of the nursing realm. They really motivated to get involve in research and advance my education. *Already applied to several schools to get my MSN in Family Practice* If you do only apply to one FL school I hope you make it UF. I also think you *misssummer* should check out the ABSN UF 2013 thread in the Florida school section and ask the one's that received acceptance about their experiences with the whole process.

    Oh yea..almost forgot... as usual... GO GATORS!!!
    Last edit by VidaUrbana on Mar 9, '13 : Reason: grammatical errors
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  4. Visit  sittenfeld profile page
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    hopefulnurse,

    Out of curiosity (and if you don't mind sharing), which programs did you apply to? I am re-evaluating whether it is better for me to apply to ABSN programs rather than Direct Entry Master's and I'm finding that the spreadsheet of schools I have are mostly Direct Entry, with the exception of JHU, UPenn, and Emory.
  5. Visit  rainkissedleaves profile page
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    Loyola Chicago has ABSN
  6. Visit  misssummer7 profile page
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    hey vidaUrbana! Thanks for your insight on the program and I'm definitely applying to UF . Do you know how many people they accept for the ABSN program? Some of the past threads say 70 but the most recent thread (2013) says 25. That seems like a really small class!
  7. Visit  sittenfeld profile page
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    hopeful, just saw your other post in the 2013 thread so you can disregard my post here
  8. Visit  hopefulnurse24 profile page
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    Hey sittenfield! Glad you saw my other post. I would be more than happy to give advice! Definitely go for programs that award a BSN and not just an RN (Yale, Marquette, UCSF, Northeastern, etc) and don't be turned off by programs that aren't technically "direct entry" (like Duke). Having a BSN is important! JHU, Emory, Hopkins, Duke... All good choices! Same with Columbia and NYU! Yale, Marquette and UCSF are outstanding options as well, and if you got into one of those and loved it, I would say go for it! However, some specialties require working as a bedside nurse for a few years, and you'll want a BSN to be as competitive as possible when searching for that RN job. I would say that midwifery is the exception and not the rule, because you don't NEED bedside nursing experience as badly as you need it in other specialties (anything in the acute care realm, I would say it is 110% necessary). Please let me know if you have any specific questions
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  9. Visit  VidaUrbana profile page
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    Quote from misssummer7
    hey vidaUrbana! Thanks for your insight on the program and I'm definitely applying to UF . Do you know how many people they accept for the ABSN program? Some of the past threads say 70 but the most recent thread (2013) says 25. That seems like a really small class!

    During my year there was about 50-60 students in the of ABSN portion The good thing about UF is that they conduct interviews to really get to know the applicants for this portion, unlike the regular portion where you just do an essay and send in your transcripts. It honestly all depends on how much faculty and clinical sites that are available and that usually dictates the amount of students accepted. If you need any more info on UF feel free to ask!
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  10. Visit  misssummer7 profile page
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    Thanks, VidaUrbana!
  11. Visit  hopefulnurse24 profile page
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    I'm almost 99% positive that the ABSN program at UF no longer conducts interviews... I have about 5 friends who applied and they only submitted GRE scores and an essay (they were all current UF students so they didn't have to submit transcripts).
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  12. Visit  VidaUrbana profile page
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    I was under the impression that did conducted interviews. I personally know two friends that graduated from the ABSN portion that sated to me they had a session with the program admission director. But thanks for the info @ hope!
    Any who, misssummer I would always call or go in person for current information. I'm sure things have changed since I graduated!
    Again good luck, to all!

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    I'm almost 99% positive that the ABSN program at UF no longer conducts interviews... I have about 5 friends who applied and they only submitted GRE scores and an essay (they were all current UF students so they didn't have to submit transcripts).
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  13. Visit  legal->nurse2b profile page
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    Is anyone else a bit confused about the CNL versus MSN programs? Some of the schools closer to me offer only CNL, but I am pretty sure I am more interested in an MSN degree. But, if we all end up with entry level positions anyways, what is the big difference that HR hiring managers note when deciding whether to hire a CNL or a MSN?


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