MUSC Accelerated BSN-MSN

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    Hi all!
    I was wondering if anyone has any information/insight to the Accelerated BSN-MSN programs that MUSC has. GPA's, Class size, and if anyone has transitioned into the MSN segment...What are your overall thoughts?

    Thanks so much!

    Chuck
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    I actually just emailed a lady at the ACC BSN program yesterday and asked her some questions. They accept 60 people for the spring semester and an additional 60 people for the fall semester. The average GPA is about a 3.4 but they take people with a range of 3.0-4.0. I don't know much about the MSN program, but I have heard good things about it.

    I'm going to apply for Jan. 2011, hopefully through priority admission. It's hard to wait until July for the applications to come out! She said that for application decisions 50% is grades, 35% is SAT/ACT scores, and then they look at references and any relevant volunteer or work experience. She didn't say anything about the essay which people in other threads have said was important. So, I'm not sure about that. If anyone else has insight, please let us know.

    I was reading quite a few of the posts from one of the other threads which has been helpful.

    If you don't mind me asking, for those of you who have been successful in entering the program, what were your GPAs, SAT/ACT scores, volunteer/work experience, etc.? I'm wondering what my chances are.
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    Quote from becky3vb
    I actually just emailed a lady at the ACC BSN program yesterday and asked her some questions. They accept 60 people for the spring semester and an additional 60 people for the fall semester. The average GPA is about a 3.4 but they take people with a range of 3.0-4.0. I don't know much about the MSN program, but I have heard good things about it.

    I'm going to apply for Jan. 2011, hopefully through priority admission. It's hard to wait until July for the applications to come out! She said that for application decisions 50% is grades, 35% is SAT/ACT scores, and then they look at references and any relevant volunteer or work experience. She didn't say anything about the essay which people in other threads have said was important. So, I'm not sure about that. If anyone else has insight, please let us know.

    I was reading quite a few of the posts from one of the other threads which has been helpful.

    If you don't mind me asking, for those of you who have been successful in entering the program, what were your GPAs, SAT/ACT scores, volunteer/work experience, etc.? I'm wondering what my chances are.
    Hey Becky,

    Thanks for the reply, I too got the same response from MUSC. I also found out that they disbanded the MSN portion and now it is only a DNP for the Nurse Practitioner routes. I lived in Charleston until July when I moved back to Raleigh and absolutely loved it. I am heavily considering applying to the program to get back to the area, but I may loose my in-state status and the out of state tuition might be a little steep Here are my stats:

    Cumulative GPA: 3.3
    Pre-Req: 4.0
    SAT: 1260
    Work experience: Currently work both as a Physical Therapy Aide in Acute, Inpatient, and Outpatient settings. I also work as a unit secretary on a Nursing floor.
    Volunteering: I volunteer weekly at a Neuro ICU and I am about to start adding some shadowing time onto that.
    Life exp: 4 years in the Navy before college, Stationed in Middle East for a year (Been to 13 different countries in all), after college worked at Blackbaud helping non profits, and now working in healthcare.

    Thanks for the reply!
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    I am almost finished with the first semester at MUSC. My PA was low around a 3 ish. #.2 I think but I had all A's and only one B in the required prereq courses. I had a 34 on the ACT. I hear the test score requirement is going away bit that is just rumor. I had been an EMT for a couple years at application. I was an alternate who got offered a spot.

    A lot of people say the essay matters but I can't imagine that it does. It was limited to 100 words.

    They are heavily pushing the DNP program on us but my understanding is that part of the DNP is your MSN as a NP.
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    Hi all,
    I'm in out of state student applying for the ACC BSN for Fall 2012. I will have my bachelors in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine where I have clinically recieved 1500 hours in a health care setting. My cum gpa is a 3.4 and pre req gpa is a 3.6. This is my first choice in schools. I don't want to go anywhere else. After seeing all the post I don't feel like I have a chance! Any help??


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