Direct Entry Programs- How hard to get in? - page 35

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   Jess RN
    Quote from max6well
    No scholarship info and from my understanding ,there isnt alot to be had over there. I could be wrong but I don't think they have a big scholarship budget.

    With my chemistry grades, I am not in line for any chemistry scholarship -:chuckle
    Oh that's good to know. That makes sense- because it's all about the size of their endowment that determines how much money a school actually has to give, right? And also, I think schools arent as generous with professional programs, like nursing, dentistry, law, etc. Because they know you will make money when you graduate.

    -Jess
  2. by   smile123
    Quote from seahorse
    OMG! You Guys! I take one day off and three of you are accepted! Congratulations I'm so happy for you! And Jess, two acceptances, that's really incredible.

    Good luck to everyone else who's waiting for their letters.
    Congratulations to all three of you - Jen, Jess and Maxwell! I feel like I've lived vicariously through your emotional roller coasters! You guys deserve it! :hatparty: :hatparty: I hope you all celebrate big time! Now you guys can sit back and wait for other letters to arrive and figure out where you really want to attend! There's nothing like having one in the bush! :chuckle

    Smile123 :-)
  3. by   max6well
    Thanks smile! I only applied to one school so I dont have the stress of deciding.

    I have 181 days until my first day of school !!!

    I would advise those who didn't get in to where they wnated to keep hope alive!

    Quote from smile123
    Congratulations to all three of you - Jen, Jess and Maxwell! I feel like I've lived vicariously through your emotional roller coasters! You guys deserve it! :hatparty: :hatparty: I hope you all celebrate big time! Now you guys can sit back and wait for other letters to arrive and figure out where you really want to attend! There's nothing like having one in the bush! :chuckle

    Smile123 :-)
  4. by   Jess RN
    Quote from smile123
    Congratulations to all three of you - Jen, Jess and Maxwell! I feel like I've lived vicariously through your emotional roller coasters! You guys deserve it! :hatparty: :hatparty: I hope you all celebrate big time! Now you guys can sit back and wait for other letters to arrive and figure out where you really want to attend! There's nothing like having one in the bush! :chuckle

    Smile123 :-)
    Thanks smile and seahorse! I think it's starting to sink in!!! Coolness!

    -Jess
  5. by   CAG12345
    Quote from future nurse jess
    I got an acceptance letter from MGH!!!!!




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

    -Jess
    Omigod, Jess. It's actually happened. MGH has spoken. And they want YOU! That's great. Enjoy the glow and keep us posted on your thoughts and plans.
    My mailbox was empty, but then again I'm in CA.
  6. by   CAG12345
    Quote from NP-to-be
    My MGH ACCEPTANCE letter arrived today also :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: Woohoo, at least the long wait was worth it!

    I also got my financial aid package from Simmons which was not as much as I was accepting/hoping ... so much to think about

    Jess - Did MGH include any scholarship info in your acceptance letter ??
    Congratulations to you, NP-to-be! :hatparty: It's great news that several people on our thread are getting in to MGH (not to mention others getting in to other schools). It seems like there's some momentum building up. I'm going to keep hanging in there. Enjoy your cedlebration.
  7. by   CAG12345
    Quote from max6well
    I got my letter today too. I got in to MGH Institute!
    Thanks to everyone for their updates!!

    That's great, Max6well! I'm very happy for you. You must feel such relief to know you can go, in 181 days as you say to start this new career adventure.
  8. by   Gennaver
    Quote from CAG12345
    Omigod, Jess. It's actually happened. MGH has spoken. And they want YOU! That's great. Enjoy the glow and keep us posted on your thoughts and plans.
    My mailbox was empty, but then again I'm in CA.
    I second, third and fourth the congratulations to all the candidates accepted!!

    :chuckle :hatparty: :hatparty:

    Cag, did I read you correctly that you applied for an Eastern School and you live in CA? How super exciting! To relocate and have adventure!!

    Well, I think so!!

    Sigh, the timetable for my GEP will take until mid May, (April for interviews) ARrgh, still waiting, (even though the back-up ADN is good to go).

    Gen
  9. by   Jess RN
    Quote from Gennaver
    I second, third and fourth the congratulations to all the candidates accepted!!

    :chuckle :hatparty: :hatparty:

    Cag, did I read you correctly that you applied for an Eastern School and you live in CA? How super exciting! To relocate and have adventure!!

    Well, I think so!!

    Sigh, the timetable for my GEP will take until mid May, (April for interviews) ARrgh, still waiting, (even though the back-up ADN is good to go).

    Gen
    Thanks Gen! I can't believe your wait! Ugh! I'm so glad too, though that you have one in the bag!

    -Jess
  10. by   NP-to-be
    Quote from CAG12345
    Congratulations to you, NP-to-be! :hatparty: It's great news that several people on our thread are getting in to MGH (not to mention others getting in to other schools). It seems like there's some momentum building up. I'm going to keep hanging in there. Enjoy your cedlebration.
    Thanks for all the support everyone ... Seahorse, Smile, Cag, you guys are great !!

    Jess, maxwell - I called Brett in fin aid at MGH this a.m. He confirmed that any merit awards/scholarships were included in the offer letters We can expect a financial aid award letter (if you submitted your fafsa) over the next few weeks. The only other source of funds is the Federal Stafford Loan ($18,500 max) which almost everyone qualifies for.

    Do either of you have any prereqs left to do over the summer?
  11. by   CAG12345
    Quote from Gennaver
    I second, third and fourth the congratulations to all the candidates accepted!!

    :chuckle :hatparty: :hatparty:

    Cag, did I read you correctly that you applied for an Eastern School and you live in CA? How super exciting! To relocate and have adventure!!

    Well, I think so!!

    Sigh, the timetable for my GEP will take until mid May, (April for interviews) ARrgh, still waiting, (even though the back-up ADN is good to go).

    Gen
    Hi Gen,

    Yes, I did apply to an eastern school. But actually I'm originally from New York, and I have visited Boston, but I've been in California now for 18 years and really do love CA. But, to become an NP I'd make the change and there are always new adventures to be had and the Boston area does have a lot to offer. And it would be nice to already have a few contacts there (hint, hint) from this thread...

    I have no idea when my letter will come from MGH (for good or for ill), but today I am going to an infosession for Sonoma State's generic direct entry MSN program in Rohnert Park, CA after work. So at least I'll be distracted.

    I am really impressed that so far, all of the people on this thread who have applied to MGH and gotten letters from there have been accepted. What a fabulously talented bunch of people there are on this thread!
  12. by   max6well
    I just have a&p II to finish which I am taking now. I have a lab practical tonight which i willl be lucky if i get a 60 .
    If you decide to go to MGH you could do the summer session there. Do you have any left?

    I am avoiding thinking about the finances, but i didnt think the instute gave much anyway.

    I am sending my check soon.



    Quote from NP-to-be
    Thanks for all the support everyone ... Seahorse, Smile, Cag, you guys are great !!

    Jess, maxwell - I called Brett in fin aid at MGH this a.m. He confirmed that any merit awards/scholarships were included in the offer letters We can expect a financial aid award letter (if you submitted your fafsa) over the next few weeks. The only other source of funds is the Federal Stafford Loan ($18,500 max) which almost everyone qualifies for.

    Do either of you have any prereqs left to do over the summer?
  13. by   Jess RN
    Quote from NP-to-be
    Thanks for all the support everyone ... Seahorse, Smile, Cag, you guys are great !!

    Jess, maxwell - I called Brett in fin aid at MGH this a.m. He confirmed that any merit awards/scholarships were included in the offer letters We can expect a financial aid award letter (if you submitted your fafsa) over the next few weeks. The only other source of funds is the Federal Stafford Loan ($18,500 max) which almost everyone qualifies for.

    Do either of you have any prereqs left to do over the summer?

    That's a drag about fin aid- but I'm not too surprized. is that 18500 max per year or total for the whole program?

    If I go to Regis I have Chem I andII as well as micro. If I go to MGH I have Chem, Micro and Nurtrition. I will take Nut online in the next month or two through BYU if I choose MGH- much cheaper and less stress to spread it out a bit. Did you know BTW that the science summer classes at MGH were mostly online and all pass/fail? much less stress that way I think!

    -Jess

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