GWU ABSN Fall 2012 - page 3
Hi all, Just wondering if anyone else out there applied to George Washington University's BSN program to start this fall? I know the deadline was last week and I got an email saying applications were being "reviewed" so... Read More
- 0Apr 11, '12 by nancy.wongI'm glad to know that there are others that received their letters of acceptance emailed to them already. I've been debating on sending in my deposit. I got into Penn State Altoona's SON also. Thinking of visiting GWU this weekend to check out the area. Has anyone figured what they'll be doing about financial aid and housing for GWU?
- 0Apr 12, '12 by BthechangeI called and looked into tuition reimbursement. GWU does not offer a program. If you are a PT or FT employee and are employed in a 'tuition reimbursement eligible' position then GWU will cover part of your cost.
That doesn't help us much since we can't work PT or FT and go to school. This would be a great option once graduated you could work for them and get a graduate degree partially paid for.
Hope that helps.
- 0Apr 13, '12 by nancy.wongThanks Bthechange! I actually made a day trip today to campus and was able to get an idea of what to look for as far as housing.
I'll be making a final decision about GWU or PSU hopefully by the end of the weekend. Hoping to get to know others who have gotten into the program before the semester starts, if I choose GWU. In the meantime congrats everyone that got in!
- 0Apr 14, '12 by Tabby_CatCongrats to everyone who got in! I attended GWU for part of my master's program & was excited to come back for nursing school, but have decided against it & am attending another area school for my ABSN (MU).For me, the daily commute to Leesburg was too much, combined with the high program cost. GWU is an awesome school & the facilities are top notch, but without financial aid or a teaching stipend like I had before, it wasn't practical. They definitely do not have a tuition agreement with an area hospital, although it would be a great idea. I would have attended in a heartbeat if they had a arrangement with GWU medical center similar to Georgetown U./WHC.
- 0Apr 18, '12 by GeedubRN2010Hi guys! I graduated last year from the program and although there were certain aspects of the program I just loved I kind of wished I had chosen my other school options. I just wanted to share them with you guys, especially the ones who will be new to the area like I was.
1)Cost! Most of these programs cost around the same amount, give or take a few thousand, but the cost of living is SOOO much higher in the DC area than any of my other choices (i.e sales tax, rent, utilities, gas, insurance, etc. etc. etc.). It all adds up. My calculations for additional cost of living expenses were over $12,000 than what I would have paid if I had attended the other schools.
2)Traffic is TERRIBLE and the VA campus is far from DC. sometimes it's smooth and other times if there is even if there is slight rain or snowfall, you can be stuck for hours!! (one of the highest traffic congested areas in the country (wish I would have known that before I enrolled, I would have been better prepared.) This makes clinical days and early classes a pain because sometimes you just don't know if it will take 30 min or an hour and a half from whichever direction. Not to mention the cost of gas from the commute!
3) No tuition reimbursement. I have friends who went on to schools with tuition reimbursement and got a job with them right after passing NCLEX and had 80% of tuition paid for.
These are just a few of the reasons why I wished I would have done some more research before deciding where to attend. I also wish I had someone explain what to expect. That's my fault I guess. Not trying to discourage anyone here! but I definitely want to share with you some things to think about before deciding. Best of luck to all of you! Go Colonials!
- 0Apr 20, '12 by BthechangeGeedubRN2010:
Can you share with us more of the 'aspects that you loved' about the program? What was your class schedule like, clinicals, life after nursing school...advice you can pass along.
Yes, traffic in NoVa is lovely I'll wish for no snow and no rain, for those 15months, LOL. Global warming appears to be on my side.
Congrats to you on your graduation!
- 0May 7, '12 by leenakI decided against applying in the fall but I will be applying in the spring. I currently live in MD and if I go to GW, I'd go around the other way and use the metro to get to DC. We're most of the clinicals in DC itself? Any in MD? GW actually seems cheaper than other schools in the area. I know the program is new so I'm curious.