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Boston College Masters Entry 2015

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Hi all,

I couldn't find the thread to this, and since the deadline had passed, I'm wondering if anyone else here applied for the program!

I need to complete pathophysiology (online) before the start of the school. Can anyone recommend a cheap school to take it at? :)

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I also applied and need to take patho online. Johns Hopkins online was great and cheap for my other Prereqs but sadly they don't offer it. Post again if you find a good one and I'll do the same.

Also, does anyone know when interview decision will be announced?

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Were you able to find it online? :/

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I'm pretty sure BC doesn't actually do interviews. Makes no sense for a master's program - but...

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Yes, it seems for past threads that BC doesn't do interviews. Other Direct Entry MSN programs do though!

I found pathophysiology online at sbcc and yuba college for those still looking for a class.

And it seems that rejection letters come out around 2/9 and acceptance letters 2/14. 2 more months!

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I applied to BC, Simmons, and MGH. I contacted BC about the patho course and they recommended the U of New England course--spendy, but not much more than courses at my local community college, which doesn't offer it. Plus, it looks like a decent online course and has a flexible start time so that I can wait to start the course till after I hear back from BC. That way I don't have to take an unnecessary course if I don't get into BC.

What do folks think about BC's two-year program compared to other three-year programs? What I've heard is that BC is very, very intense and you never get an evening or day off, while other programs can be treated like a 9-5 job. Personally, I prefer the sanity of having restorative time, but I have an impatient streak that wants to get out there and working asap. Plus, the savings of a shorter program (less in tuition, living expenses) is a strong selling point for BC. As for the quality of the program, I get the sense that there's no real difference and all graduates get jobs within 6 months of graduation. Any thoughts?

Also, from past threads it looks like BC sends decisions earlier than the other schools, like in January or early Feb. But I just found an MGH thread that said they sent decisions in early Feb, too. Anyone have any idea what schools have been doing recently? Thanks!

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I stalked past threads to gain an idea of when decisions come out, and it seems to be on/near Valentine's Day!

BC doesn't conduct interviews and from last year, rejection letters come out first on 2/9, then acceptance letters 2/14.

I'm taking an online class from Yuba College that starts in January, and was able to get the fee waived because I qualified for the BOG Fee Waiver. If I don't get into BC, I'm going to drop the class haha.

But yeah, BC's program is unique in that it is only 2 years which is ideal for me because I save a year of rent money. But I know my friends in longer programs treat the programs a bit like college- going out with their cohort on random weekdays, spontaneous Vegas trips, etc. And she chose the longer program because she wanted a life outside of school! It's more about your preference.

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Hey guys! was wondering if anyone heard anything? I i kind of had a phone interview, but I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing. Was wondering if anyone else had one too? :) Good luck with your pathophysiology course.

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Did they call you with additional questions? From what I can tell, BC doesn't do interviews.

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I was under that impression as well. I received an email requesting to speak with me. It was standard interview questions like why nursing? why this specialty? how do you deal with stress? etc. Therefore, I didn't know what to make of it. Was just wondering if anyone else had to do this as well?

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I was contacted last week to set up a skype conversation. It was basically a short interview. Just a guess, but they probably reach out if they have questions that weren't quite answered in the application and essays. Also, they said that I would hear from them in the next week.

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