VCU Traditional BSN Fall 2011

  1. Hi everyone!
    I applied to the VCU Traditional BSN Program for Fall 2011 and was wondering if anyone else here applied. I got my email about a week ago stating my application was complete, so now I'm just nervously waiting until March! Anyone else hoping to attend VCU's Traditional BSN program in the fall?
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  3. by   xonursej
    I have also applied for the BSN program for Fall 2011. I hate waiting until March to find out if I got in, but I know that time will fly by before I know it. I also applied to Germanna. Did you apply anywhere else? Will you be working while taking the curriculum? I currently work in a hospital ER as an ER tech and it gives you so much experience. I am just nervous about working full time (3 12 hr shifts).
  4. by   Cathylady
    Please keep us posted. My daughter is in the traditional BSN program at VCU and loves it! I hope the best for you both.
  5. by   alex189
    I actually only applied to VCU. I considered UVA but in the end decided that it would be a lot less convenient location-wise. I will most likely not be working during school unless it is a relatively low stress, several days a week job. The wait is killing me! I need to know already! I will post here when I find out; hopefully some others do as well.
  6. by   Cathylady
    For some unknown reason many VCU SON students don't use or even know about allnurses. I usually keep my daughter up to date on the latest news and happpenings from this site.
    I wouldn't expect too many posters.
    I know the competition is pretty tough to get in. Alex189, are you presently a student somewhere?
    I know of a few people that have applied for the traditional BSN program at VCU and are waiting to hear as well.
  7. by   alex189
    Yes, I am presently a freshman at Virginia Tech. I have heard that it is very competitive and really hope I am able to get in this year! Did your daughter apply early decision or regular?
  8. by   Cathylady
    My daughter is a sophomore and was accepted into the SON last year as a freshman right out of high school. VCU didn't do that this year because out of the 30 freshman that were accepted last year, only 21 are still in the program. A few decided to go to medical school, a few didn't like it and a few didn't cut-it.
    The nursing advisers are very helpful and I don't know if you've seen the school of nursing building but it's only a few years old and it's beautiful.
    When should you be hearing?
  9. by   alex189
    Wow, that's great! Yes, the building is very nice and whenever I call the SON, the advisors are always so helpful. I should be hearing back mid-March, but I'm hoping maybe I'll hear back a little earlier. I'm so excited to hear back!
  10. by   Cathylady
    Any word yet?
  11. by   xonursej
    I was going to apply to UVa as well but then I would have to relocate. At least I could commute from where I live now until I find a place in Richmond.

    @ Cathylady: I can see why they changed the admission credentials and it is probably for the best. Most nursing schools only accept students once they have finished the prerequisites, it gives them a good idea of how the student will do in the program.

    I heard from others that sometimes they send out admission decisions earlier, but I am just so anxious to hear back. Let us know on your status!
  12. by   Cathylady
    [quote=xonursej;4800978

    @ Cathylady: I can see why they changed the admission credentials and it is probably for the best. Most nursing schools only accept students once they have finished the prerequisites, it gives them a good idea of how the student will do in the program.

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    Some of the freshman entry students from last year already had AP Chemistry, Dual credit Biology, physics, Calculus, AP Psychology, and AP English so that fulfilled some of the pre reqs. I guess they figured if the high schoolers could successfully have a schedule like that they'd do fine in nursing. The problem is that most 17/18 year olds don't really know what they want to do hence the students that dropped out to pursue other avenues.
    I also think it's wise to have only sophomore entry. It just makes sense although I'm so happy that my daughter got in as a freshman last year!
    She got accepted to two other colleges that she probably would have gone to had she not gotten directly into nursing at VCU.
    God sure opened the door for her at VCU with scholarships as well.
    I hope the best for both of you girls. Please post when you hear the good news!
  13. by   Cathylady
    I asked a friend of ours whose son applied for the Traditional BSN program and he has not heard anything yet.
  14. by   Cathylady
    Did either of you girls hear or did you both get bad news? I've been wondering why you haven't posted?

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