George Mason Accelerated BSN 2009

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    Is anyone in it or has anyone been in it so that you may answer some of my pressing questions? Pleeeeease respond!!!
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    I just got in to the program and would LOVE to talk with a current/recent student. I would like an overview of what to expect on a day-to-day or weekly basis, for example, how much time is spent in classes? How do clinicals work? What is the schedule overall (particularly what are our commitments next summer -- am in a few weddings)? If anyone knows anyone or has any information, I would definitely welcome it.
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    I've been in touch with a very helpful GMU BSN student. Though she's not in the acclerated program, she is in the program and has given me a good idea of where we're going. She said that she's heard we should expect a 7:30 - 5 schedule and earlier with clinicals. The yellow sheet in our package says we should expect 9 hours of clinicals a week during the first semester so that sounds about right. Her schedule is split up into clinicals on Tues/Thurs and classes the other days. I don't know that you can expect to be free next summer either though I guess it really depends on what session we'll be in class. I know that we were supposed to expect 12 months straight so that would put us right up until September 2010. We are even on tap for the minimester in January which will greatly shorten our holiday.

    Also, she said not to worry about the TEAS since it's not a big deal if you don't do well. You just need an 80% in math but if you don't you just get remediation. The Saunders NCLEX book is very helpful for the patho classes and buy all books online if you can (much cheaper).

    I'll be in the night orientation but I'll see you in the first class on the 24th!
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    I am also applying to this school, however I need to take some more pre-reqs. Can you tell me if getting in is hard. If possible, can you also share your gpas and how your experience with the admissions process. I am also attending an information session, so that should help me also. Thanks!
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    One of my teachers that is a Mason Grad stressed the importance of quoting your sources and she said that there will be a great deal of papers, projects etc. Mason is a more writing intensive. It is a great school never the less. I will be transferring there soon. Good luck!
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    Quote from cheertt2
    I am also applying to this school, however I need to take some more pre-reqs. Can you tell me if getting in is hard. If possible, can you also share your gpas and how your experience with the admissions process. I am also attending an information session, so that should help me also. Thanks!
    I hear getting in is hard. The figures were something like 300-400 applicants for 50+ spots. In the info session, they said there were more spots but I was told by one of the faculty that 50 got in. They said GPA rated lower on the list and the most important factor was the essay (provided you had met all of the requirements). I'm not sure of the average GPA but mine was 3.9 for the BA and 4.0 for the prereqs. I just got lucky though. I don't think they were as concerned with my GPA as I really tried to hit hard on the essay. I had friends who were english majors edit it for content and grammar errors. The one thing I can tell you about this school is to make sure you follow all directions for everything. No one will be there to hold your hand or make sure you do everything you need to do like some other schools out there. I'll be there this semester so contact me if you have more questions and I'll try to help!
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    Hello All,

    I graudated in May 2009 from GMU, but I was in the traditional program. It's very writing intensive program, quite a lot of lengthy papers and presentations. Make sure you quote all sources!!!! A few words of advice 1. Do all the required readings 2. Listen in class 3. Do not miss clinicals or labs 4. Open labs help a great deal 5. Try your best to get along with your professors (there's good and bad ones)

    I took the NCLEX in the beginning of July and passed. I didn't use Kaplan or ATI. I began studying two weeks prior to the test and used the Saunders Comprehensive NCLEX book and CD. If you do the required readings and pay attention in class it will be a breeze.

    Buy your books on amazon. I've sold most all of mine at a lesser value than the bookstore.

    Good luck!!!
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    Hey Everyone! I just read this post.
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    Sorry for last message! Anyways, I'm reading through your threads and it seems to me that you had to write an essay for the program at Mason? Anyways, I'm attending an information session the 11th of August, is anyone attending that?
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    I hear getting in is hard. The figures were something like 300-400 applicants for 50+ spots. In the info session, they said there were more spots but I was told by one of the faculty that 50 got in. They said GPA rated lower on the list and the most important factor was the essay (provided you had met all of the requirements). I'm not sure of the average GPA but mine was 3.9 for the BA and 4.0 for the prereqs. I just got lucky though. I don't think they were as concerned with my GPA as I really tried to hit hard on the essay. I had friends who were english majors edit it for content and grammar errors. The one thing I can tell you about this school is to make sure you follow all directions for everything. No one will be there to hold your hand or make sure you do everything you need to do like some other schools out there. I'll be there this semester so contact me if you have more questions and I'll try to help!
    Hey tbbucs17 ! I'm really interested in Mason's nursing program. I currently attend (NVCC) and I'm trying to narrow down my choices on which path to take to get to Mason. I read somewhere about GMU that the staff was very "two-faced" was that correct? I guess that could be a concern, but to have read that you already went through program would be great to hear actual feedback. If you could PM me, that would be so great. I'm new to this site so I would PM you if I knew how lol Hope to hear from you!


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