Direct Entry Programs- How hard to get in? - page 33

Thanks for all of your responses to all of my previous posts. As you probably assume, I'm evaluating all of my options including ADN, BSN, and Direct-Entry MSN. The direct entry programs look... Read More

  1. by   PdxDreamer
    West Coast checking in... any letters for the East Coasters today?

    Diana
  2. by   Jess RN
    I got an acceptance letter from MGH!!!!!




    I'm so happy I'm doing a little dance!

    -Jess
  3. by   NP-to-be
    Quote from future nurse jess
    I got an acceptance letter from MGH!!!!!




    I'm so happy I'm doing a little dance!

    -Jess
    Wooohoooo ... CONGRATULATIONS JESS !!

    That's such wonderful news ... you deserve it !!

    :hatparty: :Melody: :hatparty: :Melody: :hatparty: :Melody:
  4. by   max6well
    Congratulations!!!




    Quote from NP-to-be
    Wooohoooo ... CONGRATULATIONS JESS !!

    That's such wonderful news ... you deserve it !!

    :hatparty: :Melody: :hatparty: :Melody: :hatparty: :Melody:
  5. by   Jess RN
    Quote from max6well
    Congratulations!!!


    Thanks Jen and maxwell! It totally doesn't seem real. The letter was postmarked yesterday- so it's likely your letters are waiting at home for you as well! I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed for all of you still waiting for letters! I guess I'm technically still waiting too- I haven't heard from BC yet- but I kind of don't care as much what happens with that now that I have two acceptance letters, you know?


    :roll

    -Jess
  6. by   max6well
    Thanks for the update. I am at work probably until at least 6:30. I will see when I get home. I shovelled an extra good path for the mailman too.
    Maybe you mentioned it before, but how far from boston do u live?




    Quote from future nurse jess
    Thanks Jen and maxwell! It totally doesn't seem real. The letter was postmarked yesterday- so it's likely your letters are waiting at home for you as well! I'm keeping fingers and toes crossed for all of you still waiting for letters! I guess I'm technically still waiting too- I haven't heard from BC yet- but I kind of don't care as much what happens with that now that I have two acceptance letters, you know?


    :roll

    -Jess
  7. by   PdxDreamer
    Congrats Jess! :hatparty:

    I haven't heard from MGH yet, but I was wondering if you all know how MGH compares to Simmons. I didn't get into Simmons, so I'm wondering about my MGH chances. My grades are around 3.4, Gre's 1200+, volunteered at hospitals, almost done with prereqs.... do I have have a chance or am I out of my league?

    Thanks for advice anyone, and again, great job Jess!
  8. by   Jess RN
    Quote from max6well
    Thanks for the update. I am at work probably until at least 6:30. I will see when I get home. I shovelled an extra good path for the mailman too.
    Maybe you mentioned it before, but how far from boston do u live?
    I live in Watertown- so it just took a day to get here.

    -Jess
  9. by   Jess RN
    Quote from PdxDreamer
    Congrats Jess! :hatparty:

    I haven't heard from MGH yet, but I was wondering if you all know how MGH compares to Simmons. I didn't get into Simmons, so I'm wondering about my MGH chances. My grades are around 3.4, Gre's 1200+, volunteered at hospitals, almost done with prereqs.... do I have have a chance or am I out of my league?

    Thanks for advice anyone, and again, great job Jess!
    Thanks Diana!

    I didn't apply to SImmons, so I don't know if I would have gotten in there. But my stats sound similar to yours. GPA: 3.5 undergrad, A s in prereq classes, Gres Q+V=1290 AW=6, I volunteered in a hospital, business background before my kids were born. I think you have an excellent shot. Don't lose hope!

    -Jess
  10. by   NP-to-be
    Quote from future nurse jess
    Thanks Diana!

    I didn't apply to SImmons, so I don't know if I would have gotten in there. But my stats sound similar to yours. GPA: 3.5 undergrad, A s in prereq classes, Gres Q+V=1290 AW=6, I volunteered in a hospital, business background before my kids were born. I think you have an excellent shot. Don't lose hope!

    -Jess
    Diana - I agree w/ Jess. My stats are very similar (3.5GPA, GRE = ~1200, hospital volunteer, business degree). I think that it's impossible to tell exactly what the different schools are looking for though. I got into Simmons (still waiting on MGH too) and it sounds like we are pretty comparable candidates ... so who really knows Hang in there though ... I'm sure you'll have better news from MGH !!!

    - Jen
  11. by   Jess RN
    Quote from NP-to-be
    Diana - I agree w/ Jess. My stats are very similar (3.5GPA, GRE = ~1200, hospital volunteer, business degree). I think that it's impossible to tell exactly what the different schools are looking for though. I got into Simmons (still waiting on MGH too) and it sounds like we are pretty comparable candidates ... so who really knows Hang in there though ... I'm sure you'll have better news from MGH !!!

    - Jen
    Jen makes a great point too- that different schools value different things. Was it Elizabells who got into Columbia and didn't get into Penn or UCSF? They are all comparable schools and highly competitive- so you would think if you get in one you will get in the others- but each program has their own metrics of what they think is important. Hang in there- I'm sure you will get good news from *at least* one of your schools.

    -Jess
  12. by   NP-to-be
    Quote from future nurse jess
    Jen makes a great point too- that different schools value different things. Was it Elizabells who got into Columbia and didn't get into Penn or UCSF? They are all comparable schools and highly competitive- so you would think if you get in one you will get in the others- but each program has their own metrics of what they think is important. Hang in there- I'm sure you will get good news from *at least* one of your schools.

    -Jess
    Jess - I hope you have a night of celebration planned this evening

    I am itching to get home to my mail
  13. by   starem21
    Quote from future nurse jess
    I got an acceptance letter from MGH!!!!!




    I'm so happy I'm doing a little dance!

    -Jess

    WOW!!! CONGRATSSSSSSSSS!!!!

    Good for you, Jess!!!

    To those still waiting....my fingers are crossed. The torture is almost over!! Hang in there

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