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- Jul 16, '12 by nursingbound2013@ mamaji I'm a senior too I have 3.5 gpa with VCU but MCV averages all the gpa from the colleges you attend. I also i had classes at John tyler and reynolds community college so my combined gpa is 3.7. MCV put up new requirements too. You MUST HAVE MINIMUM OF "B" in ANATOMY,PHISOLOGY, AND MICROBIOLOGY. So that knocks me out from applying for next summer because I got a C in anatomy. MCV use to take the highest grade when you retook classes now they average them. So even if I got an A the second time around, an A and a C will average to a B and the person who got an A the lst time would get in over me. I also dont have time to retake anatomy since I trying to finish my science degree on time. So i'm planning to apply for reynolds LPN and RN program. I've been volunteering at local hospital for the past two years and I had pre-nursing internship in high school that was 5 weeks. So other accelerated nursing programs are Marymount(private school) and George Mason. I need something local, those are just too far away.lol
- Aug 6, '12 by ag7575I was wondering if anyone knew if VCU has an accelerated nursing program that begins in the fall? or do they only have one a year which begins in may?
- Aug 7, '12 by HalcyonnAccording to the website there is only one Accelerated BS program/year.
Still plenty of time to apply...Last edit by Halcyonn on Aug 7, '12 : Reason: link fix
- Oct 15, '12 by chelsealouDoes anyone know what the academic profile of the average admitted candidate looks like? So nervous waiting!
- Nov 5, '12 by sas4vvHi everybody!
No information to share on the process (I've been to the info sessions) - just here for moral support through the waiting process. I applied to the ABSN program and I want to get in so badly I can taste it! I was waitlisted last year, but have made some significant improvements to my stats since then.
Here's my stats:
BA with highest distinction in Sociology/Studies in Women & Gender from the University of Virginia, 3.75 GPA
Currently taking classes through PVCC and NVCC, 3.78 GPA
Lifespan Development: A & B
Anatomy and Physiology: B & B (raised the second one from a C since last application)
Microbiology: A (hadn't taken micro yet at last application)
I've also gotten my CNA license and am about to start a position in an oncology unit. Please keep your fingers crossed for me, guys!
- Nov 5, '12 by Mlc12sas4vv,
I also applied to the absn program. I was waitlisted to the amsn last year. Were you waitlisted for the amsn or absn? I am also super anxious about getting in. I think these next two months might go by slow, just thinking and waiting to hear a response. Especially, after being waitlisted last year. Keep me updated.
- Nov 5, '12 by sas4vvI was waitlisted for the ABSN. I heard they're no longer offering the AMSN program (which you probably already know) - figures! Good luck to you. I'm sure if you got waitlisted for the MSN, a BSN will be a shoo-in.
- Nov 7, '12 by tribe12Mlc12,
I was also waitlisted for the amsn program last year too! I really hope that there's a better shot for the absn.
- Nov 8, '12 by Mlc12Wow,
It seems like they waitlisted a lot of people. I wonder how they reconsider the people that were waitlisted. tribe12, did you change anything is your application? Like, take extra classes or re-take the GRE's?
- Nov 8, '12 by tribe12I didn't really change anything. I worked a little harder on my essays, but I did not take any other classes. I just finished taking my physiology and microbiology courses, graduated in May, took a summer break, and then started a teaching job in August. I thought that my GRE scores were fairly competitive (580 verbal, 680 math, and 4 on writing), my GPA was not the greatest (above 3.0), but it went up every semester I was in college, and I have lots of great service experience abroad. I really think that so many people were waitlisted because the cohort size for the AMSN program at VCU is considerably smaller than its peer institutions, so they had to cut even qualified candidates. I have also been told that it is an immense help to have post-grad work experience on your applications for accelerated, second degree nursing programs. Did you take any additional measures this go-round?