Georgetown Accelerated BSN Program Fall 09 Interviews? - page 9
Hello, Just wondering if anyone has heard from Georgetown as to whether they got an interview for their Fall '09 Accelerated BSN program. I am hoping to hear soon!! Stacy!... Read More
0Nov 15, '09 by metrogirlThanks so much for replying! I'm in the process of applying and I'm really nervous because I have a low GPA (below 3.0). I'm currently a senior chemistry major at George Washington University. My pre-req grades are decent:
Anat and Phys I: A
Gen Chem: A
Organic Chem: A+
Human Growth and Development: A
English A: A
English B: B-
I'm currently in Abnormal Psychology and Fundamental Concepts of Judaism, and I'll probably get B's in both. I'm taking Anat II and ethics next semester.
I took the GRE and scored a 750 math and 550 verbal, and I'm really involved on campus (from tutoring, to leading tours, blood drives etc.) and volunteer at a hospital and a clinic for low income/homeless people.
Also, I plan on writing my personal statement on my personal experience with disease, and how fighting through it made me a stronger person, and better prepared to be a nurse.
At this point, I'm not really sure if I have a shot at Georgetown because my GPA is low. But I really like the school. What strikes me most is the 100% NCLEX pass rate. I really don't wanna suck it up and go to a community college.
What did you write your statement on? Do you know how many ppl applied for your class/what your % acceptance was?
0Nov 16, '09 by Pokytrokyt, BSN, RNI thought I didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of getting into Georgetown, either. But you'll never know unless you apply. Applying costs $65, I think plus you need references from teachers and employers. Just don't put all your eggs in one basket: I also applied to Marymount for January 2010 admission - and would have gladly gone there if I wasn't admitted to GU.
I don't exactly remember what I wrote in my GU application essay. It has to be short, if I remember right. I think I wrote about how my previous career - IT management and IT sales - would help me be successful in nursing.
I don't know the numbers of applicants/acceptances for the Spring 2010 class at Georgetown. The admissions folks dodged when I asked. But they did say that there are more applicants in the Fall than in the Spring. Anecdotal evidence from my fellow applicants was that there were about 450 applicants for 50 slots, and of the 450, about 150 were invited to come for an in person interview at GU and Washington Hospital Center (since most GU applicants also apply for the WHC scholarship program).
Best of luck!