George Washington University ABSN Fall 2013 - page 8

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Hi, starting a thread for GWU ABSN Fall 2013 applicants. Has anyone applied? If so, have you heard anything from admissions?... Read More


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    Quote from erikagryphon
    Hello,

    I am like you, in regards to city living. I want to take advantage of living in DC and all that comes with it. But, the program itself is the suburbs of VA. I would like to live in DC, but I hear the commute is horrible. As a New Yorker, do you have a car or is mass transit it for you? I am considering a roommate to lower cost of living, but I am not sure.

    I went to GW for undergrad and lived on campus in Foggy Bottom all four years, so I'm familiar with the city and how different it is from New York. I'm not as familiar with NOVA though, so I'm hoping to visit a few times before making a decision on where to live. I don't currently have a car, but that's on my list of things to do this summer. As much as I'd love to be able to continue to use public transportation, I fully realize that the Metro is not nearly as accessible as NYC's subway and buses. Hopefully some of us will be able to carpool too so that we can lessen that amount of driving.
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    Quote from Chula431
    I went to GW for undergrad and lived on campus in Foggy Bottom all four years, so I'm familiar with the city and how different it is from New York. I'm not as familiar with NOVA though, so I'm hoping to visit a few times before making a decision on where to live. I don't currently have a car, but that's on my list of things to do this summer. As much as I'd love to be able to continue to use public transportation, I fully realize that the Metro is not nearly as accessible as NYC's subway and buses. Hopefully some of us will be able to carpool too so that we can lessen that amount of driving.
    Just to put it in perspective, I can think of, off-hand, four clinical sites we had this past semester that didn't have convenient mass transportation access, including the Leesburg LTC, Fairfax Alexandria, Fairfax LTC, etc... I don't even know how you'd do it. The other thing is that clinicals start at 6:45 (and we had to be there between 6:15-6:30 to do our pre-clinical meeting), which meant that I'd have to leave my apartment by 5:00/5:30, and there's nothing that runs that early (I was going from Leesburg to Fairfax, then to Alexandria for my second clinical). I mean, you're here for a year and a half, you may as well make it as easy for yourself as possible.
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    Has anyone on the waiting list heard back yet?
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    Quote from wynderam
    Has anyone on the waiting list heard back yet?
    I have not.
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    Good news for at least one of you on the waitlist....I was accepted to my number one choice, so I will be giving up my spot at GWU. That will open up one spot! I'm sure others may change their minds along the way too, so those of you still waiting - don't lose hope!! Best of luck to you all.
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    Hi everyone! For all of those who were admitted to the program and are in the Cohort 6 blackboard group, have you been able to find the roommate discussion board? It says the discussion link should be under the BSN Student Community but I can't find it. I just wanted to ask before I called the school to make sure I'm not going crazy

    Also, has anyone started a FB group for our class? Or would anyone be interested in me starting one? Let me know-

    Good luck to everyone on the waiting list still waiting to hear!
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    Quote from Ames808
    Hi everyone! For all of those who were admitted to the program and are in the Cohort 6 blackboard group, have you been able to find the roommate discussion board? It says the discussion link should be under the BSN Student Community but I can't find it. I just wanted to ask before I called the school to make sure I'm not going crazy

    Also, has anyone started a FB group for our class? Or would anyone be interested in me starting one? Let me know-

    Good luck to everyone on the waiting list still waiting to hear!
    Hi Ames808,

    I called today and asked about the "Discussions" tab because I couldn't see it either. Apparently it's a problem with Blackboard and they're trying to get it fixed.
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    Hey, I was looking on blackboard as well for the discussion forum but didn't see it. I'm glad I checked this forum first, because I was about to contact the school. I am thinking about perhaps getting a roommate through the discussion board, but I am not sure yet. I am also interested in joining the FB group, if created.
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    Ames808 you should definitely start a FB group for our class that'd be great so we can all meet each other! Let me know if you do!!
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    Hey everyone who is attending this fall! I'm in cohort 5 and would be happy to chat with anyone starting the program! I'm just finishing up my second semester in the program! Feel free to message me or email me... Mindysgray at gmail!


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