I am planning on applying for admission to 2012 accelerated program at NAU at the end of this year. I wanted to know if anyone who has been accepted or is currently in the program has any suggestions for types of work/volunteer experience. What was your volunteer/work experience before applying to the program? I am currently starting a volunteer experience at hospice where i will interact with patients. I also have previous work experience working as a housekeeper at a hospital cleaning ORs. Also, I wanted to see if there is anyone else who is looking into applying for admission in 2012.
Last edit by uofabalee on Jan 16, '11
Mar 1, '11
getting you CNA is never a bad idea. I volunteered with pregnant ladies, hospice and in the hospital. get in a hospital!!
Mar 5, '11
Thank you for your advice. I will look into CNA programs. If you don't mind me asking, what were your stats when you applied for the accelerated program?
Mar 5, '11
Well I think it is completely changing from when I applied since my cohort only had 60 qualified applicants while this year had 130 applicants. I had a decent gpa for my prereqs probably a 3.6 but I really don't know. I also did well on my HESI entrance exam with an overall score of 95. I had a year long volunteer gig with my local health clinic and 8 months volunteering 2xweek at a hospital. I think my volunteering and essay really helped. I think its going to be a lot harder to get into by 2012 so keep up your grades and make sure you have something to write about in your essay, go out and get a committed volunteer job or something. goodluck!
Feb 21, '12
Did you end up applying for the NAU aBSN 2012 cohort? I started a thread for us here... http://allnurses.com/az-nursing-prog...sn-666595.html
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