GMU's 2nd Degree Accelerated BSN program for Fall 2012 - page 2
by sKris 6,467 Views | 26 Comments
GMU just posted the application for the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program for this coming fall. Anyone else applying?... Read More
- 0Apr 9, '12 by asemCongratulations to everyone who got in!!!! I got my acceptance letter for the nursing program on April 4th and got the regular Mason acceptance letter the next day. I nearly died from excitement since Mason was my first choice! I wasnít sure Iíd get in, after reading a few posts on various forums (and here on allnurses) where people posted their scores and experienceÖ I was afraid my scores wouldnít be competitive enough. For anyone who's curious, these were my scores:
Undergraduate GPA: 3.4 (BS in Biology)
Cumulative HESI score: 95.13%
A&P section of HESI: 96%
Prerequisites: Aís in all but Microbiology lecture where I got a B (Iím currently finishing up Nutrition and Stat 250 this semester so they didnít have those grades at the time)
Volunteer/Work Experience: I spent a few weeks volunteering with a surgical team that provided free cleft palate repairs in the Philippines two years ago. I restocked supplies/transported patients/assisted nurses in the recovery room. As far as work goes, I currently work with kids but I donít think that really helped or hurt my application.
Anyways, there it is. Iím so excited to start school. And hugs to anyone who didnít get in, I know how badly a lot of people wanted to get into this program.
- 0Apr 14, '12 by sKrisThanks Loby!
I have been poking around looking for information, and I thought I'd share what I've found. Of course this information might not be 100% accurate, but I figure it gives some idea of what to expect. Please feel free to add or correct. I believe this is one of the letters that went out last summer talking about the week long orientation and uniform requirements:
I have also managed to get my GMU email activated but it took an email to tech support. I know they probably won't send us anything until the summer but I just wanted to check that off my list.
- 0Apr 23, '12 by catherinesmomHello all. I'm happy to say that I will be joining you this fall.
I got a little bit of information from the Admissions Department that I thought you might be interested in. We will not be having the week-long orientation the week before classes start this year. Instead, we will get our orientation during the first week of classes. We do have to attend the Transfer Orientation, which is where we will meet with our Nursing Advisor.
I also asked about where classes would be held and was told that they will be split between the two campuses. I'm hoping that they will work it in such a way that we will be able to spend a whole day on one campus rather than having to move between them.
- 0Apr 23, '12 by sKrisCatherinesmom--congratulations!!Thank you for the information. Not having that week long orientation would be fabulous as I have to arrange child care for my four boys since school doesn't start until September. Did they say when they would be sending out the information?Thanks again!
- 0Apr 23, '12 by catherinesmomI agree. I was trying to figure out what to do with the kids for that orientation week as well.
They said that we would get much of the information at the transfer orientation. It is probably worth going to the first one on May 8th if you are able. The last time I looked, there was still plenty of space left.