Anyone else applied to Samuel Merritt University Spring 2013 BSN program? - page 7

Hi, I just dropped off my application for the Spring 2013 BSN program at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, Ca. Anyone else want to wait with me? I am currently taking 4 courses in progress until... Read More

  1. by   Fyre
    Hi Marykdarling,

    In your email, did you get a date that you have to respond/accept by?
  2. by   kayayem
    Hi everyone,

    Congratulations to all of you who got in to the BSN program! That's wonderful!

    I was notified on Tuesday that I am on the wait list ): 6th out of 9! Not sure how to feel, especially since someone posted that only 16 community college transfers were accepted! Now I just have to wait until early December to see if I was bumped into the program.

    Was anyone else put on the wait list or have any idea what my chances are?
  3. by   Rachelynn
    To the people who got in, when was the deadline for u guys to accept and give ur deposit?
  4. by   Marykdarling
    Hey ladies... The letter of intent & security deposit has to be received by the university by November 28th. I already got my login information and student ID number for SMU, and will be contact by financial aid soon. I don't really know much more than that -- I wish I did!

    I will post more when I find out more information!
  5. by   coughdrop.2.go
    Hey congrats to all that got in! I just graduated from SMU in April from the BSN program and trust me it's amazing and the loans were totally worth it lol But for those worried about Fin Aid trust me when I say that they work miracles! I came from Mills and my loan to scholarship/grant money was horrible. At SMU my scholarships and grants far outweighted my loans, but my situation may not have been like everyone else. Good luck to all and have a wonderful 2 years! Trust me when I say it flies by regardless of how little sleep you get
  6. by   Marykdarling
    Awww, thank you so much! I am SO excited!! Some of my friends have been waiting 2-3 years to get into an ADN program, and I just wasn't interested in doing that. I feel SO fortunate that this my first time I could apply to nursing school and I got in! Do you have any suggestions for us, Kenderella89? Do you live in the bay or did you commute? I'll be coming in from Sacramento!
  7. by   coughdrop.2.go
    I lived in the bay. I rented a studio then I moved in to an apartment with my mom for my last year. I live in Sacramento now I personally wouldn't commute because I'm not a morning person but I had a classmate that commuted from Tracy and my mom lives in Sac with me and she works in SF and commutes so it's possible! For my first year I took BART and the bus and as a SMU student you get discounted BART tickets and AC Transit passes. My second year I got a car and drove. You don't get free parking however, I was able to. For those that qualify for work study and you have TIME to work I highly reccomend contacting the Volunteer Dept. of Alta Bates. As a SMU student volunteer you also get paid and $12/hour! You only get to work in the Gift Shop or Family Resource Center but it was amazing and worth it and it's only a 4 hour shift. At the Gift Shop you get to know a lot of the staff especially the Nurse Managers. You also get a discount in the hospital cafeteria, free parking pass, and experience for your resume. Plus, it's right there on campus. But like I said it's only if you can work! I know SMU staff will discourage working during nursing school, but some of us need to.
  8. by   Marykdarling
    Thanks for the advice! Does your mom drive? I was thinking of driving to WC then hoping on BART or using a vanpool.
  9. by   Rachelynn
    Thanks Marykaydarling for the info on that date!
  10. by   coughdrop.2.go
    Yes she does drive!
  11. by   Marykdarling
    Wow that's a long drive! & No problem... Like I said, I'll give you guys more info. as it comes!
  12. by   saka
    yea i am 4th on the wait list. I am wondering the same thing as well, don't know what the chances are
  13. by   Rachelynn
    I think you have a really good chance saka...I'm pretty sure someone who was number 12 on the list for a previous semester got in...I remember reading it on here in another thread.