Direct Entry MSN Programs 2013 - page 59

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Anyone on here applying to direct entry MSN programs that begin in summer or fall of 2013? I think I have finalized my list of programs to apply to, and I am beginning to get everything together to start applying this... Read More


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    They don't interview everyone, just qualified applicants! Best of luck to you!
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    Quote from adt913
    They don't interview everyone, just qualified applicants! Best of luck to you!
    Thank you! I have never had an official interview before so I'm quite nervous!
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    The woman you'll interview with is amazing. It was my first too and it's a great place to have it at. Dont stress!
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    I'm so happy that everyone is starting to hear back from schools! Does anyone know what's going on with UMass Worcester (Medical School)? I know they're on rolling admissions, so maybe the class is already full? But I have no clue since I haven't heard anything at all from them...
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    Some people have heard from UMass (I haven't yet). Search the site for Pro Con UMass Worcester. There is a pretty good thread there with information.

    I got an acceptance to Simmons on Saturday so I'm pretty happy about that!
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    Hello!

    I've been reading this blog for a while, but have never posted. I am currently trying to make a decision about whether or not I am going to put down a deposit at Simmons. (I am waiting for other schools, but they won't notify me until after the deposit at Simmons is due)

    I have been waitlisted for FNP at BC and am waiting to hear from Johns Hopkins, Northeastern, and several second degree BSN programs.

    I am struggling because I am concerned about Simmons and BC not providing a BSN in their programs. Do any of you have any input regarding whether or not a BSN is necessary once you have a MSN? I have a bachelor of arts degree, but am concerned I will have trouble progressing in my career if I have a MSN but no BSN. What have you all who are considering these programs learned about this?

    Thank you for your help!
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    ktbelle - I don't think most programs provide the BSN - the only one I looked at was, I think, Columbia (I'm going for CNM).

    From talking to people who are currently in a program in Chicago / have graduated from it, they say that not having the BSN can be hard to get hired if you're expecting to work part-time while you do the Master's portion. Once you have the MSN / NP licensure, I haven't heard of it mattering. If you're planning to do the MSN full time immediately after the BSN, I wouldn't think that would be too much of a problem - but a lot of people tell me that doing an accelerated BSN then a Master's doesn't take that much more time than doing a combined program, so maybe that's the best route for you!
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    Thank you, bbcc! I appreciate your help!
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    So I was too excited to wait until Vanderbilt's Open House next weekend to meet everyone so I started a Facebook group for those who were already accepted for this upcoming Fall 2013! (Search: Vanderbilt School of Nursing - Accepted Fall 2013)
    Last edit by dianah on Feb 21, '13 : Reason: Terms of Service re: posting links to social networking sites
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    For those who have been accepted , congrats! Where are you thinking of going?? I'm personally torn between Mgh and Vanderbilt 😣

    Love that Vanderbilt offers distance learning in your specialty year, It's 2 years, and ranked number 16 for nursing schools.

    MGH affiliation with partners is in itself invaluable and I've heard clinicals are great. It's a bummer it's 3 years when Vandy is 2, though having summers off to work could be a good thing. Wonder if they allow you to take the 6 semesters consecutively , including summer semesters?

    Anyone know how the full program prices of these 2 schools compare with one another?

    Decisions, decisions.


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