Congratulations 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 wasn't sure I'd get in, after reading a few posts on various forums (and here on allnurses) where people posted their scores and experience... I was afraid my scores wouldn't 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: A's in all but Microbiology lecture where I got a B (I'm currently finishing up Nutrition and Stat 250 this semester so they didn't 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 don't think that really helped or hurt my application.
Anyways, there it is. I'm so excited to start school. And hugs to anyone who didn't get in, I know how badly a lot of people wanted to get into this program.