Direct Entry Programs- How hard to get in? - page 45

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   smile123
    Quote from PdxDreamer
    I accepted at MGH for the Geriatric program. So I'll be there in Sept.

    Diana
    Hi Diana,
    Congratulations on making your decision! :hatparty: :hatparty:
    I'm very happy for you!

    Smile123
  2. by   smile123
    Quote from future nurse jess
    Unless something pretty dramatic happens in the next week (like MGH calling me to let me know I have a full scholarship! :spin: ) I'm 95% sure I'm going to BC.

    -Jess
    Let us know when you finally say yes! We are all rooting for you!

    Smile123
  3. by   NP-to-be
    Quote from max6well
    how are all the boston people doing on their decisions?
    I had a great visit at Simmons today and have conclusively decided that is where I am going to go :roll :spin: :roll :spin:

    My first day will be May 23rd :hatparty:
  4. by   Jess RN
    Quote from NP-to-be
    I had a great visit at Simmons today and have conclusively decided that is where I am going to go :roll :spin: :roll :spin:

    My first day will be May 23rd :hatparty:
    Yay! Congrats Jen- you will love it there! Wow- I didn't know it started so early!! Is that when the science summer starts?
    -Jess
  5. by   smile123
    Quote from NP-to-be
    I had a great visit at Simmons today and have conclusively decided that is where I am going to go :roll :spin: :roll :spin:

    My first day will be May 23rd :hatparty:
    Congratulations upon making your decision! I know it was a hard decision to make. :hatparty: :hatparty:

    Smile123
  6. by   NP-to-be
    Quote from future nurse jess
    Yay! Congrats Jen- you will love it there! Wow- I didn't know it started so early!! Is that when the science summer starts?
    -Jess
    THanks guys !!

    Yes, science classes start 5/23 and the actual program starts on 7/5 w/ Nursing processes and skills. Can't wait !!

    Jess - have you sent your $$$ to BC ??
  7. by   Jess RN
    Quote from NP-to-be
    THanks guys !!

    Yes, science classes start 5/23 and the actual program starts on 7/5 w/ Nursing processes and skills. Can't wait !!

    Jess - have you sent your $$$ to BC ??
    I haven't yet- but probably will this week. I don't know what I'm holding off on- but I just havent been able to bring myself to send in my turndown/acceptance letters. Cold feet I guess? :chuckle

    -Jess
  8. by   smile123
    Quote from future nurse jess
    I haven't yet- but probably will this week. I don't know what I'm holding off on- but I just havent been able to bring myself to send in my turndown/acceptance letters. Cold feet I guess? :chuckle

    -Jess
    You could certainly contact MGH and Regis just to ask if they had any more financial aid for you... (I think they already told you no.) I think you already are set on BC - it's just coming to grips with "I'm really going to go to BC!" jitters and telling the rest of them "No thanks!" psychologically a big deal in your mind. I had to do the same thing. I forfeited my deposits and sent in my turndown letters. Don't worry, once you turn in your deposit for BC, you'll feel so much better! :chuckle

    Smile123
  9. by   Jess RN
    Quote from smile123
    You could certainly contact MGH and Regis just to ask if they had any more financial aid for you... (I think they already told you no.) I think you already are set on BC - it's just coming to grips with "I'm really going to go to BC!" jitters and telling the rest of them "No thanks!" psychologically a big deal in your mind. I had to do the same thing. I forfeited my deposits and sent in my turndown letters. Don't worry, once you turn in your deposit for BC, you'll feel so much better! :chuckle

    Smile123
    That's a good idea to call them- but really because of the length of the programs it would have to be a huge financial aid grant to make it worthwhile when considering the extra cost of childcare for one extra year. No, I think you're right- it's just anxiety abotu making the big decision. BC is the right school. I just have to get my head around the fact that I'm going there. :chuckle

    -Jess
  10. by   Gennaver
    Hello there.

    Gosh, this feels like so long. I've gone through my spring break and had my mid-terms and this gep wait is still lingering in the back of my thoughts.

    I am starting to wonder if maybe UIC underestimated how long it would take them to make their first round decisions, (for the interviews) and if the April 1st date is still going to be too soon.

    I don't mind waiting a little longer IF I happen to be called in for first round. Of course.

    Meanwhile, waiting until April 1st.

    CEG, I did a google search on "UIC CON GEP letter of acceptance" and ended up looking at the first groups orientation information. So, I wonder if we are going to receive an initial email or regular mail.

    Still wishing us the very best, and every one else too!!

    Gen
  11. by   Jess RN
    Quote from Gennaver
    Hello there.

    Gosh, this feels like so long. I've gone through my spring break and had my mid-terms and this gep wait is still lingering in the back of my thoughts.

    I am starting to wonder if maybe UIC underestimated how long it would take them to make their first round decisions, (for the interviews) and if the April 1st date is still going to be too soon.

    I don't mind waiting a little longer IF I happen to be called in for first round. Of course.

    Meanwhile, waiting until April 1st.

    CEG, I did a google search on "UIC CON GEP letter of acceptance" and ended up looking at the first groups orientation information. So, I wonder if we are going to receive an initial email or regular mail.

    Still wishing us the very best, and every one else too!!

    Gen
    Gen-

    Thinking of you and hoping that you don't have too long to wait!! It must be so hard to have seen the flurry of acceptances, waitlists, etc on the list 3 weeks ago while being in somewhat of a holding pattern yourself!

    I sent in my acceptance letter to BC yesterday! Yipes! It's a done deal! Now I just have to figure out how to pay for it!

    -Jess
  12. by   CEG
    Hi Gen,

    I saw a new post on this thread by you and I freaked out. Nothing yet, huh? Grrrr.....

    I saw their orientation stuff on the website when I was obsessively checking it last week. Very exciting. I think there is an actual letter also. Somewhere I read that your admissions letter would give you info on registration.

    Welll, best of luck and stay calm. Only a week to go... hopefully
  13. by   Kim123
    Hi All-

    Congrats to everyone who has been accepted to some great schools!!!

    I've been reading this thread while waiting to hear back from direct entry programs in MA for Fall, which has really helped with the anticipation anxiety! I applied to MGH, Simmons, and Regis and got rejected from Simmons and waitlisted at MGH and Regis.
    I was pretty crushed when the first school I heard back from was a rejection from Simmons, but feel hopeful about MGH and Regis. I spoke to someone from MGH this week and they said that they will start pulling people from the wait list next week. She looked over my case and said it's "possible" that I will be pulled, which could mean anything!!! :uhoh21:

    Also, just curious...what have you guys heard about the direct entry program at Regis? And also, what have you think about wait lists and the chances of getting pulled?

    Thanks!

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