George Mason Accelerated BSN - Fall 2013 Applicants - page 2

by saleisha

Hi all! New member here. :wavey: Since the only threads I see about GMU are from previous admissions cycles, I thought I'd start a new one for Fall 2013. The deadline just past... so who applied for this cycle? April can't... Read More


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    Quote from rbfrisk
    Selisa - Shenandoah set up the prospective students page on SU.edu right away but they haven't updated it since! I applied around the end of November and I received my verbal acceptance the middle of January. At that time they were still waiting for my transcripts from Fall semester. To be completely honest though, (and sorry for the brag!) I scored in the 99%tile on the TEAS so I think my acceptance was kind of a no-brainer What's the third program you're applying to?
    I'm also applying to Marymount University. I was hoping to get everything before the first review date (Feb 15), but I don't think I can get my recommendation letters in before the cut-off; I plan to complete everything and submit before the end of the month.

    I did, however, take the TEAS yesterday at Marymount... and I ended up in the same percentile rank as you (99%)! So I'm pretty happy about that, and I hope that it puts me in a good position for both that school and Shenandoah. I just need those letters of rec....
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    Oh that's phenomenal about your TEAS score! The admissions lady at Shenandoah said she had never seen a score so high - she's going to get her socks blown off when she sees another one! You're in for sure.
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    Quote from sKris
    There are 48 spots (although we have 47 people b/c one dropped out the first week). I don't know how many applicants there were, but it was a lot. Despite what they make you believe, not everyone admitted has a 4.0 in their prereqs.

    Yes, the program is intense, but not impossible. There are a few people who work part-time, but I'm not sure how they manage. Good time management is key. I have kids, but luckily my husband is super supportive so that I can get enough study time. The spring semester just started and it's looking even busier than the fall. This semester we have clinical twice a week (T/R). Class M/W from 11:30-1:15 and two classes on Friday 10:30-4:15. Lab is either M or W at 7:30. Right now Lab is the ONLY thing on Fairfax campus. All our classes are in Manassas, which means that this semester we have to drive from one campus to the other on the same day.

    I'm not going to lie, the program has it's problems. Organization is NOT their strong suit. Expect information to come last minute and then to change after that. It's frustrating but you just have to roll with it. There are good and bad professors and clinical instructors. Overall I'm still happy. I'm sure there would be problems no matter where you go and finishing in one year will be fantastic. I can't wait for August!

    Let me know if you have any other questions.
    Here's a question: how many credits do students in the accelerated program carry each semester? I know it's a lot - since the program condenses 4 semesters (with a summer break) into 3 (no break). Are the 47 credits spread out evenly over the semesters, or is one semester packed while another one is relatively light?
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    In the fall I think we had 16 credits. We had a 3 credit 8-day course over winter break. Currently we have 16 credits and then I think we have 12 in the summer. Even though the fall and spring have the same number of credits, this semester is much harder. Clinicals two days a week really takes up a lot of study time and we have much more written work.

    One more day until spring break!
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    Hopefully ALL of the professors are better than otters. Couldn't resist
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    sKris-The program does sound rather intense! Are there 2 clinicals in the summer-an inpatient setting and a community one?
    I'm surprised more people have not responded to this thread. It might be that more people will come out closer to April. I can't believe there is still about 6 weeks before we find out!
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    Hello, there!
    I also applied for GMU Accelerated BSN program a few month ago. I was wondering if there are applicants who would like to share their GPA, majors, etc.? I majored in psychology (B.A.) and got the degree at GMU. My overall GPA is quite poor (barely made 2.9) but I did my best on the essay part. I don't have much of clinical experience but I worked here and there (as a pre-school teacher and a counselor) and have volunteer experience in Habitat for Humanity. Since my graduation I started making youtube videos during my spare time.
    April can't come any sooner! Waiting for the letter is brutal and painful... I hope we all get in!
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    I received my acceptance letter from GMU (general admission) in the mail! That's a couple weeks before I expected it so I am hoping that the letter from the nursing department will come before the end of April.
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    Quote from SuzyQ2011
    sKris-The program does sound rather intense! Are there 2 clinicals in the summer-an inpatient setting and a community one?
    I'm surprised more people have not responded to this thread. It might be that more people will come out closer to April. I can't believe there is still about 6 weeks before we find out!
    Yes, there are two summer clinicals. We have five weeks of community health along with two online courses. Then a one week intensive lab--all day 8:00 - 4:00. Then preceptorship! I can't believe it's only 7 weeks until summer. I am ready to be finished!
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    sKris: At what hospitals/clinical sites do ABSN students complete their clinicals? Is it mostly INOVA?


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