Marymount Accelerated Fall 2011 - page 3

Anyone heard from Marymount for Fall 2011? Also those already in the program, how did you do for housing/ renting ? Thank you... Read More

  1. Visit  mustudentnurse profile page
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    @Crucial - I take the back roads to get to class. It takes about 15 minutes to get to campus, so I’m not sure how the commute with a bike would go. We have a shuttle that takes us from our apartment straight to West Falls Church Metro. Class schedule varies, usually 2-3 times a week on campus and then 1 day of clinicals for the first semester. We have sites at a lot of different hospitals all over NOVA, some in DC, and some in MA. Clinical days generally last from 6:30am to 3:30pm for the first semester and classes are usually 3 hours long and usually take the whole day because are spread out in the day.
    We’re all females in the apartment, but would be willing to consider males.
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  3. Visit  mustudentnurse profile page
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    @Mamz1 - As far as commuting, I know people that commute and it works for them from Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church. You WILL end up driving around to different locations. You’ve got the Inova system (Fair Oaks, Fairfax...), WHC, VHC, Suburban, Reston Hospital, etc...so it kind of depends on where you are placed.
    The program, like any, has it’s pluses and minuses, but overall, it’s a good program. However, they are starting a new curriculum with HESI which I’m not familiar with. Our cohort used ATI. I’m sure that sounds foreign to you right now --- you’ll know all about it soon enough. I completed all the prereq.s prior to starting. But if they are accepting you and allowing you to take prereq.s in the program, I’m sure you’ll be fine. The first semester is the hardest, the last semester is the busiest. I recommend mastering pathophysiology. If you focus on that class - it will pay off throughout the program. You’ll be learning a new test taking technique with Med-Surg, so make sure to get a textbook that will help you with that (Med Surg Success is a popular one). I was blessed to have a roommate who I worked well with and we studied together all the time and that worked best for us 1:1. I also had a study group of 3 of us that met at Starbucks regularly, and that was helpful too. Really, it depends on how you work/learn - so just try things out when you get here and you’ll find what works best for you!
  4. Visit  Mamz1 profile page
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    Thank you soo much for your prompt response. I'll get that book for Med Surg. Are you guys getting any offers for employment as of yet? are you scheduled to take the NCLEX as you complete the program or do they give you a couple of months to go review and then take it? goodluck with that by the way.
    I'll be done with all my prereqs by this summer and so when I get there, I'll be facing only the non/nursing/clinical courses. I just want to get it done in the 16month time frame and not have any other hidden courses they don't tell you like ethics and nutrition that are also required to complete most nursing programs.
    Thank you.
  5. Visit  YvonneABSN11 profile page
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    Hi! I plan on attending MU's ABSN program in the fall of 2011 and I just discovered the magic that is allnurses.com. I'm moving from California and I have no idea how I'm going to find housing near by and I was just wondering if anyone else was in the same boat or had any advice.
  6. Visit  Mamz1 profile page
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    hey YvonneABSN,
    I too, am in the same boat as you are.. I will be moving from Chicago and searching apartments online even on Marymount's offcampus housing website is a tough call! I plan on making time after this semester is over with to fly down there and physically examine what I saw on the offcampus housing site and on Marymount Uloop. you can check those out.
  7. Visit  mustudentnurse profile page
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    Quote from YvonneABSN11
    Hi! I plan on attending MU's ABSN program in the fall of 2011 and I just discovered the magic that is allnurses.com. I'm moving from California and I have no idea how I'm going to find housing near by and I was just wondering if anyone else was in the same boat or had any advice.
    Hi! I came from CA and moved over here with no clue what I was doing.
    I will have an opening in my apartment if you're interested.
  8. Visit  YvonneABSN11 profile page
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    @Mamz1 Thanks so much for the advice! I look forward to meeting you in real life!
  9. Visit  YvonneABSN11 profile page
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    @mustudentnurse I saw your earlier post about your room opening but I don't think I'll be able to move in that early either

    Thanks so much btw for your answers to the questions from the other group members! I was also wondering, as a fellow Californian, how did you like Northern VA?

    Also, I've heard some mixed rumors about job opportunities in VA, have you been able to find a job?
  10. Visit  Mamz1 profile page
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    You are welcome Yvonne, I also look forward to meeting you in school once we all finally get there!!!
  11. Visit  Lee2011 profile page
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    I heard back on April 19th! I got in!
  12. Visit  Mamz1 profile page
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    welcome to the club, Lee2011
  13. Visit  Crucial profile page
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    @mustudentnurse- since the ABSN is for students that already have a BS/BA, how would you compare the workload and subject matter of the ABSN compared to your workload etc from undergraduate school? Does any of you rclassmates work part time during the program? Thanks for your helpful advice and opinions, it's nice to have a place to hear what we're getting into.
    C
  14. Visit  TAC11 profile page
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    I was accepted about a month ago as well, and am very excited! I am still waiting to hear from a couple of other schools, but I likely will attend Marymount. I too will be moving from afar and at a loss for what and where I should get an apartment.


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